GREENGUARD® is a safe air quality requirement of which most Elite products are certified. It is described as follows: “The GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute (GEI) was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving human health and quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people's exposure to chemicals and other pollutants.
GREENGUARD® Certified products are recognized or preferred by leading sustainable building programs, government agencies, industry standards, building codes, and institutions around the world.
UL 2818 is a Standard for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings.”
Although none of Elites projection screen materials are toxic, there is an extra strict set of requirements as defined by GREENGUARD (UL2818) that rates materials within a very strict criteria for the benefits of children or others who may be negatively affected by any vapors or other emissions produced as a synthetic material continues to cure over time.
*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.
[18:15] CUSTOMER: I ordered the VMAX2 with Max White material. I noticed it does come with a GREENGUARD® certification, does that mean it is safe to use with my children in the home?
[18:16] Johnny: Hi Matt, I’m glad you asked. GREENGUARD® (aka. UL2818) is a product safety certification that indicates the product complies with its strict requirements for safe indoor air quality emissions. Here is a URL that gives more information on the UL 2818 rating and our products that are compliant. https://elitescreens.com/front/front/cms/slug/greenguard
[18:17] CUSTOMER: What about operating the screen up and down?
[18:18] Johnny: The screen’s motor does not have any stop sensors so be careful when operating it around the kids.
[18:19] Johnny: It’s a matter of using your own judgment to ensure that your children don’t damage the screen and keep their fingers away from the screen’s moving parts just in case they find a way of being up near enough to the ceiling that they can actually reach the screen.
[18:19] CUSTOMER: My kids know better so it sounds like just using common sense is the rule. Fair enough.
[18:20] Johnny: Glad to hear it; are there any other questions I can help you with?
[18:20] CUSTOMER: Are there poison vapors?
[18:21] Johnny: Not at all. The GREENGUARD® (UL2818) certification affirms that any scent from the screen material is non-toxic and clears their indoor air quality standards that are pretty strict.
[18:23] CUSTOMER: I am using this in a sun room, with plastic windows, is the VMAX2 a good choice over other electric screens? I will have blinds.
[18:24] Johnny: The VMAX2 and other electric screens will work just fine in your sun room. The warmth will not have a bad effect on your screen material and the smell of it is not harmful. Also, try to protect the screen from direct sunlight because direct sunlight/UV radiation will degrade projector screen materials with prolonged exposure.
[18:25] CUSTOMER: It’s good. I have blinds. I was just worried about the “plastic smell” if it gets too hot. Anyhow, thanks for the affirmation. I’m looking at the site right now.
[18:26] Johnny: I am glad to help. Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.