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The Antron® Brand Teams with Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick to Support Publicolor

KENNESAW, Ga. (January 29, 2015 ) — The Antron® brand is joining Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick as a contributing supplier in support of Publicolor to raise funding and awareness for the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. The Summer Design Studio teaches at-risk teens literacy and math through product design. Suzanne Tick designs a collection of soft surface flooring products for Tandus Centiva. When an Antron® product from this collection is specified and purchased for an education project, INVISTA will match an additional $0.10/sq. yd. (totaling a $0.30) donation to Publicolor. Suzanne Tick, Inc. (STI) and Tandus Centiva have each committed a $0.10/sq. yd. (totaling a $0.20) donation to Publicolor.

"We are pleased to join Suzanne Tick and Tandus Centiva in supporting Publicolor," said Marc Ahrens, vice president of INVISTA's Antron® brand. "We are committed to adding value to society, and Publicolor's efforts to increase student achievement align with our vision and values." With over 40 STI designs to choose from, 15 are made using Antron® fiber to meet K-12 and higher education demands. Purchases of these products will help make a positive impact on the lives of Publicolor students.

"We are thrilled and grateful to partner with Tandus Centiva, Antron® and Publicolor's trustee, Suzanne Tick, on this program to benefit Publicolor's Summer Design Studio, our unique seven-week literacy and math immersion program for high-risk students which we teach through the scaffold of product design. We deliberately hold this on Pratt Institute's campus so our students feel comfortable in a college setting. Our non-traditional curriculum that emphasizes tactile learning experiences and design thinking empowers our students to think creatively and plan for their successful future in college and career. We look forward to our long-term collaboration in transforming lives through the powers of design, design thinking and civic engagement," said Publicolor's Founder and President Ruth Lande Shuman.

Publicolor recently received the 2014 National Arts+Humanities Youth Program Award from Michelle Obama at The White House. The award recognized the country's best, creative youth development programs for using engagement in the arts to increase academic achievement, graduation rates and college enrollment.

About Antron® Carpet Fiber
All Antron® carpet fiber is constructed with type 6,6 nylon and EPP certified by SCS Global Services based on life cycle analysis. Carpets made of Antron® are tested with a rigorous certification process to ensure they look better longer. For more information, call 1-877-5ANTRON or visit antron.net and YouTube.com/AntronBrand.

About INVISTA
With leading brands including LYCRA® , COOLMAX® , CORDURA® , STAINMASTER® and ANTRON® , INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

About Tandus Centiva
Tandus Centiva's unique line of Powerbond® , Freeform® , Modular, Broadloom, Woven and LVT flooring products offer a true fit-for-purpose approach to enhance spaces for learning, working, healing and living. With industry-leading product design, unrivaled service and a commitment to environmental and social stewardship, Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, provides the ultimate flooring experience for commercial customers. For more information, please visit www.tandus-centiva.com.

About Publicolor
Founded in 1996 by Ruth Lande Shuman, Publicolor's mission is to fight poverty by countering inner-city public schools' alarming dropout rate. We do this by engaging disconnected youth in their education through a continuum of design-based programs, academic support, and teaching career-readiness skills.

For further information please contact:

Audria Belton
INVISTA
770-792-4103
Audria.Belton@invista.com