Seoul, South Korea— Nox Corporation, a global LVT manufacturer, unveiled its plan for a transition to sustainable raw materials contributing to carbon reduction in all products. According to the company, the plan focused on the intention to replace more than 95% of the main raw materials constituting flooring materials with sustainable raw materials.
“Nox aims to redefine and lead the sustainability standard of flooring based on Nox’s world-first innovations and integrated vertical production system that has been leading the global LVT flooring market,” said Dan Koh, CEO, Nox.
For PVC, which accounts for the largest portion of raw materials for flooring materials, Nox said it uses Bio-Circular Balanced PVC, a sustainable raw material that is produced using discarded resources such as waste cooking oil and has been verified to have a higher carbon reduction effect, 114% compared to that of conventional PVC. Nox also obtained the international certification of ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification PLUS), which is regarded as the most reliable in the field of sustainable certification.
In particular, Nox’s new Acoustic SetaGrip, made of Bio-Circular Balanced PVC, is manufactured using sustainable raw materials and a non-adhesive installation method that significantly saves time and cost. It has been selected for spaces where the environment for public health is important, such as major hospitals and schools.
Nox said it intends to set the standard for sustainable flooring and declared that all finished products would be 100% recyclable. As the first and only company in the world to utilize Integrated Vertical Production (IVP) and non-adhesive installation method, the company said it has led the global innovation in LVT flooring and plans to grow into a circular IVP company and realize sustainability in all stages of production.
As a start, Nox said it used Bio-Circular Balanced PVC for all products with the goal of 100% sustainable raw material conversion and declared producing recyclable products only.