* Environmental--"Emission of VOCs from bonded foam carpet
underlayment," Brian Fogg, Huntsman Polyurethanes:
Interwood Marketing Group is spotlighting a number of established items at this year's show, including No Wet Wonder Foam carpet
cleaner and the Gator Grip multiapplication wrench.
The alternatives recommended in the guide include the purchase of non-halogenated fire extinguishers, rubber instead of foam carpet
underpad, natural fibre instead of foam mattresses and cushions, fibreglass or expanded polystyrene instead of rigid blown foam, and seasonal and locally grown foods, which will reduce the need for refrigerated transport and fumigation of imported commercial foods.
Applications include showers and tubs, latex foam carpet
backing, building panels, electrical housings, fuse blocks, switch bases, and insulation.
Escape from the routine by experimenting with sheets of foam carpet
padding, a material which can be tied up into intriguing bundles.