1415Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 Logistics & InstallationIn collaboration with industry partners, Polyflor is working on developments in new products and technologies. We are continually evaluating new ideas or alternatives which minimise environmental impact.LogisticsInstallation and R&DIn the area of installation for example, we are currently working to ensure the compatibility of our products with newer, solvent free and low VOC adhesives to minimise any environmentally negative elements whilst maintaining key performance criteria. Significant trials are also underway to assess easy release adhesion or adhesive free systems with our products for easier end of life waste recovery. 2011 saw the launch of Polyflor's SimpLay, a range of loose lay luxury vinyl floor tiles, eliminating the use of adhesives for a reduced environmental impact. This is also extremely beneficial to the Recofloor scheme, as it facilitates easier uplift at end of life without contamination, therefore cleaner and simpler to recycle. For a number of years our R&D commitment to environmental matters has been significant and increasing year on year. In terms of affiliations we have been working with Manchester University's Chemical Engineering team on carbon footprint models to understand how we can minimise the environmental impact of our processes. We are also further investigating materials used in our products for the most environmentally sound and safe vinyl flooring we can offer.