XL Brands® Announces the FIRST C2C Gold Certified Adhesive

Dalton, GA – January 28, 2015 – XL Brands®, the nation’s largest private label manufacturer of floor covering adhesives, announced today that they have received the first GOLD Level Certification for an adhesive from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

XL Brands’ Stix 5405 is a Luxury Vinyl Adhesive which contains 20% Post Consumer Content, is FloorScore® Certified and is packaged in an EcoPure treated Biodegradable pail.

In order to achieve the GOLD Level Certification a product must not only pass Indoor Air Quality Standards, but also be evaluated for material reutilization, renewable energy use and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness. XL Brands has always been a leader in the industry when it comes to making safer products, completely removing solvents from their formulas in 1992 and now leads the industry with the first GOLD Level Certified adhesive and 6 more adhesives at the SILVER Level of certification.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a multi-attribute certification program that assesses products and materials for safety to human & environmental health, design for future use cycles, and sustainable manufacturing.
To learn more about Stix 5405 visit, www.xlbrands.com.

About XL Brands

XL Brands is an adhesive manufacturer with its focus on the floorcovering industry. Located in the heart of “the carpet capitol of the world”, in Dalton GA, XL Brands has an intimate relationship with most of the major floorcovering manufacturers, providing private labeled products tailored to their demands. Over the past 20 years, XL Brands has very quietly become the single largest producer of acrylic technologies to the flooring industry making it one of the top manufacturers in the flooring adhesive business today. With a nationwide distributor base, XL Brands adhesives are available in all 50 states as well as globally. XL Brands’ focus and commitment to offering “Smart Solutions” to the increasingly complex installation issues is its driving force. To find out more about XL Brands visit www.xlbrands.com or call 800-FOR-GLUE (367-4583) to find the closest distributor.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. To learn more please visit www.c2ccertified.org.

FloorScore® is a registered trademark of SCS Global Services. EcoPure is a registered trademark of Bio-Tec Environmental.

February 9, 2015