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THE RUBBER SPECIALIST Floor coverings from nora systems: Expertise in sustainability and design nora systems GmbH develops, produces and distributes high-quality rubber floor coverings, steptreads and shoe components under the nora® brand.

THE RUBBER SPECIALIST Floor coverings from nora systems: Expertise in sustainability and design nora systems GmbH develops, produces and distributes high-quality rubber floor coverings, steptreads and shoe components under the nora® brand. The Weinheim-based company was formed from Freudenberg Bausysteme KG in 2007, and as a global market leader has been shaping the development of rubber floor coverings for many years. In 2011, nora systems, with more than 1100 employees, generated sales of 196.7 million euros. The production of nora floor coverings began in 1949 on an old vulcanising machine in the Freudenberg factory. The traditional company, based in Weinheim, which has made gaskets and shoe soles from rubber since the 1930s, was looking for an extra mainstay, and decided to start making rubber floor coverings. The new product was named after the inventor of the rubber formulation, the chemist Dr Nürnberger (Latin: noribergensis). With a global market share of more than 50 percent, nora systems is now the world's market leader in rubber floor coverings. The business has focused primarily on the property business in the health, education, transport, industry and public building sectors, as well as the retail trade and service sectors. All around the world, nora floor coverings from the norament and noraplan ranges represent the kind of quality that is "Made in Germany". Creative room interior design with innovative developments High-quality natural and industrial rubbers form the basis of the nora floor coverings. They are mixed with naturally occurring minerals and with other components such as environmentally friendly colour pigments, drawn out to form blanks, pressed and then vulcanised with heat and high pressure. This process gives the coverings their resilient elastic properties and their durable surface. Even when heavily used, nora floor coverings show hardly any wear, and are not far from indestructible. Thanks to more than 300 colours in the standard nora range, the variety of surface textures and the large number of design options achievable through inlays, architects, planners and builders have a large number of options for creative interior design. The name of nora has for years stood for innovation in floor design. In the 1960s, the norament pastille advanced to the status of a cult classic. Since then, the rubber specialist from Weinheim has made a name for itself again and again with innovative designs. In autumn 2011, the company again launched two products, norament crossline and noraplan unita, whose unusual surface structures and combinations of materials bring entirely new accents to the market for resilient floor coverings. noraplan sentica was launched early in 2012. The newest member of the noraplan product range scores twice straightaway: the 38 colours used for the new rubber floor covering correspond to the Natural Color System (NCS), which makes it easier for architects to plan the overall colour concept for buildings. At the same time, the floor covering is low in emissions, and therefore guarantees a healthy indoor climate. Pioneer in environmental protection Sustainability, environmental protection and healthy living have long been core elements of the company orientation at nora systems. Many certifications from official institutes and associations underscore the environmental compatibility of nora floor coverings, which contain no hazardous plasticisers (phthalates), halogens (e.g. chlorine) and PVC . As one of the world's first manufacturers of resilient floor coverings, the company's environmental management system has been certified since 1996 (EEC 761/2001). In addition to this, there have been the cradle to cradle investigations of the manufacturing process carried out by the Institut Fresenius, plus the LEED and Greenguard certifications of indoor air quality. Since 2006, nora floor coverings have carried the "Blue Angel... for low emissions" environmental label. At the beginning of 2011, the company was the first, and so far only, manufacturer of rubber floor coverings to receive the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) from the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU). In addition, nora systems is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council. nora system blue: the complete package for clean indoor air The company is taking yet another step on the path to healthy living surroundings with the certified nora system blue installation system. As the first manufacturer in the world, the company has developed an integrated concept for an environmentally sound floor construction. It consists of three components. These include, firstly, the floor covering itself, secondly the installation materials such as adhesive, filler and primer, and thirdly skilled, professional installation. Each single component in this system solution fulfils the regulations on indoor air hygiene from the Federal Environmental agency, and bears the "Blue Angel… for low emissions" label. The company has once again extended its spectrum of expertise through nora system blue: from a manufacturer of rubber floor coverings to a supplier of integrated systems solutions for healthy-living building.*

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All products by nora systems

Pier Counter Stool Black Stained Oak
Pier Counter Stool
Ndebele Rug Ndebele Green, 170 x 240cm
Ndebele Rug
Musico Dining Chair Matte Black, Black Wool
Lee Broom
Musico Dining Chair
Ply Blue Rug Blue
Ply Blue Rug
9602 Floor Lamp Wicker Willow
9602 Floor Lamp
Ply Pink Rug Pink
Ply Pink Rug
Aaram Bar Cabinet Natural Ash
Kam Ce Kam
Aaram Bar Cabinet
Gab Lounge Chair White Pigment Oiled Oak, Atlas 0111
Icons Of Denmark
Gab Lounge Chair
Aura Pendant Light Resin Rose
Established & Sons
Aura Pendant Light
Akira Writing Desk 27 Grey White, Desktop with shelves colour - 27 Grey White
Akira Writing Desk
Around Colours Oval Rug
Wiener GTV Design
Around Colours Oval Rug
Fat 2 Seater Sofa Hero
Tom Dixon
Fat 2 Seater Sofa
Solid Conference Table White Steel, Premium and wood lacquers 642L
Andreu World
Solid Conference Table
Around Colours Rectangular Rug Yellow
Wiener GTV Design
Around Colours Rectangular Rug
Around Colours Square Rug
Wiener GTV Design
Around Colours Square Rug
PH Septima Pendant Light
Louis Poulsen
PH Septima Pendant Light
Isabella Chair 001 Stroll, Seat upholstery - 001 Stroll
Isabella Chair
Normann Copenhagen
Porta Table Lamp
Lato LN8 Side Table Ivory white/Crema Diva marble
Lato LN8 Side Table
Basic Armchair Colour Black, B02  BROWN
Lagranja Collection
Basic Armchair
Insert Side Table Black Ash
Insert Side Table
Gravel Rug Grey, Small, 170 - 200cm
Gravel Rug
Hai Lounge Chair Hai Melange Coral
Hai Lounge Chair