C.F. Stinson Awarded Second Consecutive Nightingale Award for Its Patterned PVC-Free Upholstery Collection

Rochester Hills, MI, November 15, 2008 --(PR.com)-- C.F. Stinson’s Patterned PVC-Free Upholstery Collection has earned the prestigious Nightingale Award at the Health Care Design ‘08 Conference. The Nightingale Award recognizes new and innovative products that contribute to the quality of healthcare. The esteemed award and juried product competition is sponsored by Contract Magazine in association with The Center for Health Design and The Healthcare Design Conference.

“Earning The Nightingale Award for the second consecutive year is a tremendous honor for C.F. Stinson. The Nightingale Award is the healthcare industry’s most prestigious product award, and to be recognized again for product innovation and design is an achievement our team is very proud of,” says Glenn Stinson, Vice President of C.F. Stinson. This collection marks C.F. Stinson’s second award-winning PVC-Free collection and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to providing the industry with product and design innovation that is environmentally responsible. “This Award reinforces our commitment to creating relevant products that provide solutions for the healing environment,” says Stinson, “products that successfully combine aesthetics, innovation, performance, and a reduced environmental impact.”

Developed by C.F. Stinson, a leading resource of upholstery and vertical surface fabrics to the commercial and healthcare interiors markets, this first of its kind PVC-Free Upholstery Collection brings performance, sustainability and design into balance. The collection was introduced in June of 2008 at The Neocon World Trade Fair in Chicago, where it was honored with a “Best of NeoCon” Award for New Healthcare Fabrics. The collection is comprised of 3 patterns; Hoopla, Eclipse and Flutter which are offered in a beautiful array of colors.

Bringing Sustainability& Performance into Balance
Manufactured in the United States using patent-pending technology that offers uncompromising standards for durability, cleanability and sustainability, the Patterned PVC-Free Upholstery Collection is soft to the touch, exceeds 400,000 double rubs, and can be disinfected using bleach solutions. The new collection also includes a “built-in” silver-based, broad spectrum antimicrobial system that is non-leaching, permanent, and will not wash off or abrade off over time.

In addition to being Poly Vinyl Chloride Free, the Patterned PVC-Free Collection is free of other “substances of concern,” namely phthalates, plasticizers, halogenated flame retardants, and fluorocarbons. Prior to being released to the market, these fabrics were tested and successfully passed the stringent indoor air quality emission test requirements as set forth by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. (CHPS, Section 01350).

Comprised predominantly of recycled materials (80%) with 100% recycled polyester backing and produced using water-based inks, these fabrics can contribute to LEED CI credits under various sections of the LEED Certification documentation and process.

About C.F. Stinson
The new Patterned PVC-Free Collection is available exclusively through C.F. Stinson, a leading industry resource of fabrics, vinyls and PVC-free products for the healthcare, contract, hospitality and education marketplaces. C.F. Stinson was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The company serves designers, architects, specifiers and furniture manufacturers with an ongoing commitment to technical innovation, superior customer service, and an unyielding dedication to excellence in design. C.F. Stinson’s products, including the new PVC-Free Patterned Upholstery Collection, can be viewed on its industry-acclaimed website: www.cfstinson.com.

Julia Gillespie