FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rivanna adds Richlite®FSC™ products to standard product offering
Charlottesville, VA (August 20, 2010) - Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. announced today that the company has selected Richlite® as the surface material for its celebrated Renewal line of eco-friendly plaques.
“In recent years we have tested a wide variety of materials for use in our award designs,” said Kristina Constantine, Principal Designer at Rivanna. “As a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified chain-of-custody provider, we are thrilled to have found an FSC-certified material with a contemporary appeal, an elegant matte surface, and strong environmental attributes. We are confident our clients will appreciate this aesthetic and physical improvement to our Renewal plaques.”
“We are honored to be selected as Rivanna’s surface material for their Renewal line of eco-friendly plaques,” said Don Atkinson at Richlite. “We are proud to partner up with innovative companies like Rivanna Designs who continue to push sustainable design.”
Richlite®FSC™ Black Diamond is 30% rapidly renewable eucalyptus and 70% pine. All Richlite materials are made either with FSC-certified or postconsumer recycled paper. In addition, Richlite products are GREENGUARD® certified for indoor use in residential, school, and institutional environments and contribute to LEED points. The surfaces are produced using an innovative and efficient WE™ (Waste-to-Energy) manufacturing system that captures toxins and re-circulates heat to greatly minimize fuel consumption, pollution, and carbon emissions.
Rivanna has been making custom awards with Richlite Black Diamond for the past year. The company plans to introduce to Richlite in its Renewal plaque line in September 2010.
ABOUT RIVANNA NATURAL DESIGNS
Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. creates and distributes awards, plaques, and corporate gifts made from organic or recycled materials and certified, sustainably harvested woods. Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) since 2002, the company is a leading U.S. provider of environmentally responsible gifts and awards, with clients in 46 states. Information regarding Rivanna Natural Designs can be found at www.rivannadesigns.com.
Established in 1943, Rainier Richlite® Company, based in Tacoma, Washington, first produced natural fiber composites for aerospace and industrial markets in the late 1950s. Architects and designers discovered Richlite materials in 2001 and started creating countertops out of the durable, natural-looking material for high-end custom homes, office reception areas and restaurants. Learn more at www.richlite.com.