New eco-friendly top coat for Feek furniture

American furniture and architectural solutions manufacturer Trendway has announced what the company says is a unique water-based top coat for its Feek NA (North America) Fundamentals and Feek Custom product lines.

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This innovation reportedly positions Feek as the first coated foam furniture on the U.S. market utilizing a more sustainable water-based colour coat technology.

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Coated foam products have been manufactured in Europe for over a decade. In search of a more sustainable process, the Trendway team collaborated with a proven global coatings manufacturer to create a highly durable, comfortable, water-based topcoat that greatly reduces volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and the overall environmental footprint of the Feek NA manufacturing process.

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The transition to a 100% water-based topcoat results in an approximate 60% reduction in emitted VOCs for the coating process, with an overall reduction of 30% for the entire Feek manufacturing process, says Trendway.

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In addition, much less VOC-containing solvent is required for the general clean-up and maintenance of the process, and less contaminated solvent is generated for disposal, reducing the product’s environmental footprint.

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