Construction Specialties Introduces Acrovyn® with Post-Consumer Recycled Content

Manufacturer that invented interior wall protection evolves product line as it elevates sustainability standards

LEBANON, N.J.--()--Construction Specialties (CS) introduces its newest product, Acrovyn® with post-consumer recycled content.

Acrovyn® with post-consumer recycled content is the newest evolution of Acrovyn® Wall Protection. CS launched Acrovyn in 1969 to help hospital administrators with the seemingly endless cycle of hospital wall repair. Acrovyn quickly became known for its durability, cleanability and impact resistance. Since then, CS has continuously worked to improve the processes and materials used in its products. Testing confirms that this iteration of Acrovyn possesses the same characteristics as the current offering yet consists of up to 50% post-consumer recycled content.

CS established a reputation as a sustainable organization when it was the first to manufacture PVC-free wall protection. As its sustainable strategy evolves and matures, CS strives to partner with companies that know the importance of creating environmentally friendly, safe products for employees, customers and communities. CS currently works with resin producer SK Chemicals to manufacture Acrovyn with post-consumer recycled content. SK Chemicals bought a chemical recycling plant to recycle used bottles into sustainable resin.

According to Kendra Martz-Carr, CS senior product and sustainability manager, “It is crucial to work with supply chain partners like SK Chemicals to solve sustainability challenges by considering the design of our products. The performance characteristics of Acrovyn are unique and we never wanted to sacrifice performance or sustainability by switching to an alternative plastic. We were thrilled to include SK's resin, which offers the same performance and material health considerations. It allows us to take the next step to reducing embodied carbon by utilizing recycled raw materials.”

Acrovyn with post-consumer recycled content will be available spring 2024 on select woodgrains, brushed metals and sheet-based products such as wall panels and doors.

About Construction Specialties

Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a family-owned building products manufacturer that provides solutions to challenges that architects, designers, contractors, building owners, and facility managers face daily. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in Acrovyn® interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors, entrance flooring solutions, expansion joint solutions, architectural louvers and grilles, sun controls, explosion and pressure relief vents, façade solutions, stairs, awnings and balconies, and privacy curtains and tracks. Drawing upon decades of experience, CS provides extensive services resulting in standard and custom, high-quality products found in some of the world's most significant architecture. For more information about CS products and solutions, visit

About SK Chemicals

SK Chemicals is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical and life science products. The South Korean company’s Green Chemicals business focuses particularly on the development and production of bio-copolyesters, copolyesters and polyethylene terephthalates (PET), as well as engineering plastics. Through continuous innovations that meet the world’s highest technological standards, SK Chemicals is known as a market-leading supplier of environmentally friendly materials.


Beth Quartel, CS