Profile Products’ HydraFiber Receives UL Solutions Certification
HydraFiber®, an advanced substrate manufactured by Profile® Products for use in commercial and consumer growing media, recently received the Recycled Content Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) from UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science. The validation, based on UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content, demonstrates that HydraFiber is a responsibly made, sustainable growing media substrate.
The ECV process from UL Solutions is a widely recognized program that uses rigorous scientific analysis to determine the accuracy of manufacturers’ sustainability claims. Upon review process completion, Profile earned validation for nine HydraFiber SKUs, including its family of HydraFiber Ultra products, HydraFiber EZ Blend, and the HydraFiber Natural line. All products are eligible for yearly review and renewal.
Because many environmental claims can be vague, UL Solutions Environmental Claim Validation programs are designed to provide clear and precise language for maximum relevance and clarity. The ECV Mark shows that products have been evaluated by an objective third party and independently validated in accordance with applicable standards.
“ECV certification is additional confirmation of our commitment to improve the industry and the environment,” said Wes Martin, vice president of horticulture/lawn & garden at Profile Products. “We’re proud to recycle what would otherwise be waste by-products by turning it into an advanced substrate for growing plants.”
HydraFiber is a proprietary engineered fiber substrate manufactured with recycled Southern yellow pine wood chips designed to improve consistency, porosity and water availability for plants. The patented substrate has superior water-holding capacity, which stimulates better root development and healthier plants. All HydraFiber products are proven, top-performing, environmentally friendly amendments and alternatives to perlite, peat and coir.
To learn more about UL 2809 Recycled Content Validation visit: UL.com/ECV.