Swan + Sustainability

Swan is committed to offering sustainable product solutions that balance performance, value and convenience. We want to provide the best value and help you reach your sustainability goals now and for future generations.

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Swanstone solid surface is an ideal choice for new or renovation construction projects as its built to last a lifetime. As the most durable solid surface material on the market today (five times stronger than competitors and heat resistant up to 450°F), it can be easily renewed and repaired if damaged.

  • • Swanstone is a hard, non-pororus material that is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and emits no VOCs. With proper cleaning, the material does not promote the growth of mold, mildew or bacteria, which contributes to a healthier indoor environment.

  • • Swanstone offers four stylish colors made from recycled and bio-based content.

  • • Swanstone is also a popular choice by architects and facility owners because of its overall lower whole-life cycle costs.
 

Our manufacturing process is rigorous and we strive to continually improve our process with the latest technologies that reduce our carbon footprint.

  •  We utilize a closed molding process which significantly reduces airborne VOCs and other pollutants.

  •  Byproducts used in our compression molding presses are recycled and reused.

  •  Solvents are recovered on-site reducing consumption by 40%

  •  More than 90% of scrap cardboard is recycled.

  •  All ferrous metals are recycled.

  •  An aggressive materials reduction program significantly lowers consumption of paper, wood products and many other materials used in the office and plant.

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For projects that are pursing LEED® Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Swanstone can contribute to earning points. Swanstone is a cost-effective alternative to other surfacing products for its durability, maintainability and sustainable properties.

 

Qualifying LEED® points possible:

  • MR CREDIT: RECYCLED CONTENT
    The Swanstone Our Planet Collection, includes four recycled-content colors. Acorn, Canyon, Glacier and Prairie all contain recycled and bio-based content and can contribute toward achieving the calculation.

  • MR CREDIT: REGIONAL MATERIALS
    USGBC considers manufacturing as the final assembly of components into the building that is furnished or isntalled by the fabricator. If the fabricator is located within 500 miles of the project site, our product can contribute to the regional materials calculation.

  • EQ CREDIT: EMITTING MATERIALS ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS
    Swan's products are installed with adhesives and sealants that comply with South Coast Air Quality Management District Regulation 8, Rule 51.

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The GREENGUARD® and GREENGUARD® Gold Certification Programs give assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict requirements.

 
  • These requirements include chemical emission limits, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities,

  • Both Swanstone and Veritek products are GREENGUARD® and GREENGUARD® Gold Certified.

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