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VicStrip and the VicBooth Products Achieve Indoor Air Quality Certification

VicStrip, the acoustic slat panel made of laminated PET, and the wide product range of sound insulation acoustic booths that include VicBooth Ultra, Office, Gaming and Spa achieved Indoor Advantage™ Gold Certification, meaning they are low-emitting soluti

Original Publication: Vicoustic

Vicoustic announces it has achieved Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification for its latest Acoustic Panels and Acoustic Booths products manufactured in Portugal. Certification was issued by third-party certification body SCS Global Services after completing an independent assessment including in-depth testing review of the product’s emissions, determining conformance to the Indoor Air Quality Performance Standard.

Slat panels certified
The slatted panel VicStrip, made from PET Laminated with a wood look was certified for Indoor Advantage™ Gold Building Materials, meaning it conforms to the standard recommended for the school classroom and private office scenarios. The panels were measured in the concentration of Total Volatile Organic Compounds, registering less than 0.5mg/m3. VicStrip joins the VMT family, including the Cinema VMT and the GEN_VMT collection, all of which received this certification.

Acoustic booths certified for workspace
All new additions to the VicBooth range, which includes VicBooth Ultra, Office, Gaming and Spa, were certified for Indoor Advantage™ Gold Furniture, meaning they meet the Furniture Emissions Standard recommended for the open plan and private office workstation parameters. These booths also conform to the open plan parameters. With these certifications, the most recent Vicoustic products now contribute to credits in LEED, WELL, RESET, BREAM and other green building rating systems. Products that have Indoor Advantage Gold certification help buildings achieve and maintain better indoor air quality and are top considerations of architects and designers. In the age of green and eco-friendly solutions, Vicoustic continues to innovate, by following its motto: Perfecting Acoustics Sustainably.

About SCS Global Services
Founded in 1984, SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in climate mitigation, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, consumer products, and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS Global Services has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to companies, agencies and advocacy organizations due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS Global Services is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information, visit SCS Global Services.

About Vicoustic
Being at the forefront of acoustic technology, Vicoustic stands out for fully integrating acoustic performance with other sustainability goals, such as air quality, human safety and health, in acoustic solutions manufactured for offices, restaurants, schools, recording studios and home cinemas. Producing acoustic products in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way, Vicoustic manufactures its VMT line of acoustic panels from VicPET Wool, made mostly from recycled plastic, and has used over 250 tons of plastic waste, an equivalent to roughly 22 Million standard PET bottles (500ml) being recycled. Founded in 2007 in Portugal, Vicoustic is found in over 80 countries, and has won a Red Dot Product Design 2020 Award for its GEN_VMT collection and a German Design Award 2022 and a Good Design Award 2022, both for VicBooth.