RACINE, WI — In response to an influx of queries resulting from the June release of its white paper asking for validity regarding the test methods using X-ray Spectrometry (XRF) in the Carpet and Rug Institute''s
(CRI) Seal of Approval (SOA) program, Racine Industries
today released an abridged, easy-to-read reference guide to the paper, according to a press release.
This version is designed to summarize the paper''s questions and findings in order to further dispel confusion and misinformation surrounding the XRF technology and testing protocols used in the CRI''s SOA program, the release noted.
press releases make the claim that this XRF testing measures the water in carpets, which is invalid, or when the vice president of marketing from a major carpet mill says that this XRF testing sees cleaning product residue as well as the designer soil, which it doesn''t, it is obvious that even the people most involved with the CRI SOA program are confused or misinformed," said Deborah Lema, research and education associate for Racine Industries.
"We put together some of the main points and questions that we still have in a concise list, so that those impacted by the SOA program may more briefly and easily refer to them. Our hope is that this will increase the demand for additional evidence, testing and transparency," Lema added.