Elements is a truly unique surface unlike any other option available today. This new eco-friendly surfaces material is fusion of post-consumer recycled glass, natural quartz minerals and resin formed through a unique manufacturing process. The innovative, breakthrough material provides today’s consumer an environmentally-friendly countertop surface with superior strength, durability and performance-engineered to last a lifetime.
Durcon Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of laboratory work surfaces for over 40 years, has developed this new surface material. Elements is a scientifically engineered materialdeveloped from Durcon’s years of research, testing and manufacturing experience in serving the scientific community.
Developed from a proprietary blend of post-consumer recycled glass (ie. clear beer bottles), natural quartz minerals and resin, the material is solid, non-porous, never requires sealing, and is homogenous in consistency. Its unique manufacturing process produces an incredibly durable, eco-friendly countertop surface proven through time. And, Elements is certified by Greenguard, as a very low-VOC emitting material.
Durcon is committed to developing sustainable products that minimize the impact on our environment. Elements is 100% recyclable at the end of its life, low-VOC, with each square foot incorporating three post-consumer recycled glass bottles. Extremely durable, Elements can also be recycled through the company’s Dust-to-Dust™ program.
Elements has achieved Greenguard® Certifications in both Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools which means that your countertops allow for better quality indoor air by meeting low chemical emission standards.http://www.greenguard.org
Elements has achieved Recycled Content Certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The SCS Material Content Certification verifies that Durcon is working responsibly to minimize environmental impact during the manufacturing process. Using recycled content helps conserve energy and resources, alleviates pressure on landfill space and reduces the need for transportation during certain phases of a product’s life cycle.http://www.scscertified.com/
Element countertops have obtained NSF/ANSI 51 certification as suitable for use in food service areas. NSF International certification is the industry standard by which the materials and finishes used in manufacturing food equipment are judged and it is widely used by specifiers to select safe materials for use in food areas.http://www.nsf.org/
Durcon is a member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and our surfaces meet various LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, and may contribute toward several categories for LEED Certification. Durcon products also contribute to a healthier environment attaining Greenguard and Greenguard for Schools certification.http://www.usgbc.org/