NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Tai Ping, the multinational manufacturer of woven Axminster carpet and carpet tiles, is proud to announce that it has received the highest ratings from NSF 140. The first multi-attribute American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved measure for environmentally preferable materials in the building industry, NSF 140 is the only recognised trademark in the industry with respect to environmental responsibility. Tai Ping continues to work closely with NSF as part of its global sustainability initiative, Tai Ping Toward Sustainability.

Last year, Tai Ping's woven Axminster became the very first wool carpet to achieve Silver certification. This year, the company excelled further, garnering Gold and Platinum ratings, the highest awarded by the organisation.

Here's how Tai Ping met the 2011 standards:

  • Tai Ping's wool-based Axminster Carpet Tile with Premise™ backing is certified at the Platinum level. Tai Ping is the first and only Axminster carpet tile accredited at the Platinum level, and among a selected few with Platinum status.
  • Tai Ping's wool-based broadloom carpet, Axminster and machine-tufted, are certified at the Gold level.
  • Tai Ping's Contract machine tufted 100% wool carpet tile is being prepared to secure a certification at the Gold or Platinum level. Currently this product is certified at the Silver level.

NSF standards and ratings result from the most rigorous and comprehensive manufacturing processes. Using the triple bottom as a guideline, accountability ranges from energy efficiency and the use of bio-based and recycled content to end-of-life product management and broad public health concerns.

"Tai Ping has made a concerted effort to prioritise sustainable practices, and these ratings demonstrate our commitment to sustainability," said Mark Worgan, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, "We aspire to lead the carpet industry in sound environmental practices."

Tai Ping's remarkable achievements distinguish it in the carpet industry and make it even more appealing to a design community that is increasingly focused on sustainability and environmental responsibility.

For more information please visit and Tai Ping's Sustainability Blog (

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Lauren Kaplan LaGaipa