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CaraGreen Launches elementAl LIGHT, a New Colorful and Translucent Surfacing Material with 93% Recycled Content


RALEIGH, NC, July 31, 2019CaraGreen, the trusted source for healthier building materials, today announced its partnership with elementAl in creating a new line of surfacing materials, elementAl LIGHT which is translucent and suitable for backlighting, able to be thermoformed, and contains 93% recycled content. elementAl LIGHT is well-suited for tabletops, furniture/benches, partitions, shelving/cubbies, doors, and even artwork. elementAl LIGHT is made in the U.S and contributes to more sustainability in commercial and residential structures, assisting in managing the recycling issue in the U.S. due to China’s recent policy to refuse foreign waste.


As the built environment contributes to 45% of construction waste, purveyors of building materials are responsible to Create Better. CaraGreen is at the forefront of addressing this industry issue and by partnering with elementAl to create the LIGHT collection, the company turns what would be waste into bold and inspiring surfaces (available in 13 colors with options for customized designs).


elementAl LIGHT contains a ‘frosted” finish which can be backlit, showcasing a colorful glow. This material can also be thermoformed to a specific shape in a mold and cooled to create a unique finished product. elementAl LIGHT’s luminous quality is a brilliant feature for many applications and colors can be customized for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind design. elementAl LIGHT’s radiant colors are stunning and create artistic features in countless applications lending individual style to hotels, restaurants, office buildings, retail stores, schools, customized homes and other installations.


“After partnering with elementAl to create the initial line which is produced from plastic and metal from the post-consumer waste stream, we decided to work with them to create an even more modern version, still from recycled materials, but inspired by the light spectrum offering bright, fun colors. elementAl LIGHT is stimulating to the eye and can serve as a focal point in a variety of settings,” said Jessica McNaughton, CaraGreen President. “Further, elementAl LIGHT offers a more aggressive price point compared with similar products on the market.” 


To find out more information on healthy building materials offered by CaraGreen, please visit: https://caragreen.com/. To request documentation or samples of elementAl LIGHT, please visit: https://caragreen.com/products/detail/elemental/.


About elementAl

elementAl surfaces take us back to basics. As recycling becomes an issue, we need to find a way to launch new materials that repurpose our recycled materials. elementAl surfaces take materials from the post-consumer waste stream and meld them together into a stunning, easily machined surface that not only performs well, but offers a seamless solution to an industry problem. elementAl surfaces tell the story of the need for a more sustainable economy, in our offices and in our homes. Made from up to 93% recycled material, elementAl surfaces turn what would be waste into bold and inspiring surfaces. elementAl’s unique aesthetic is informed and emboldened by its story. To find out more and see the stunning surfaces, please visit: https://elemental-surfaces.com/.


About CaraGreen

CaraGreen LLC, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, distributes eco-friendly products as healthier alternatives to conventional building materials. CaraGreen matches the needs of architects, designers and builders, identifying and supplying beautiful and technically advanced products that help mitigate adverse effects on people and the environment. Projects range from residential kitchens to corporate environments and hospitality. Products include surfacing materials, acoustic solutions, insulation and exterior cladding. CaraGreen focuses on educating the design and building communities to increase awareness of products that contribute to creating healthier spaces. The Company offers a variety of brands and environmentally-friendly solutions. To start a conversation with CaraGreen, please visit: caragreen.com.




CaraGreen Company Contact: Jessica McNaughton | 919.348.6679 | jessica@caragreen.com

CaraGreen Media Contact: Lauri Julian | 949.280.5602 | pr@caragreen.com

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