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with

tim
cole
vice president of marketing at nora systems, inc. 

Describe your business in one sentence.
Headquartered in Weinheim, Germany,
with U.S. headquarters in Salem, New
Hampshire, nora systems, Inc., develops,
manufactures and markets resilient rubber
floors and other service-provider solutions
globally under the brand name nora®.
Tell us about new products/innovations
you're introducing. noraplan® valua from
nora systems, Inc. features a tranquil color
palette of 32 nature-inspired hues in two
design options that offer varying degrees
of contrast and a seamless natural texture.
Available in sheets and planks, the floor
covering meets the values of ultra-durable
performance and well-being for today's
healthcare spaces.
What is your company's process for
creating new products? nora customers
are at the center of product development.
nora regularly invites architects and

designers to workshops that address
feedback and support a collaborative
product development process in order to
create products that meet the design and
performance needs of nora customers.
Why is it important to be a sustainable
company and how are you sustainable/
eco-friendly? nora® is committed to
improving the indoor environment by
producing durable, low-emitting rubber
flooring that also minimizes our ecological
and environmental operational footprint.
While promoting corporate environmental
stewardship, nora supports industry
standards of environmental responsibility
with long-lasting, sustainable flooring
solutions. Excellent indoor air quality and
an extended life cycle are just a few of the
many ways nora helps create a sustainable
design that is in harmony with nature.
What trends are you seeing in the
industry? How will you incorporate
them in your products? Patient care
and satisfaction, along with operational
efficiency, are playing a larger role in
financial reimbursement for healthcare
facilities. As a result, nora will continue to
produce products that improve the patient
experience by contributing to improved
indoor air quality and acoustics, slip and
stain resistance and comfort underfoot,
while offering a simple cleaning regimen
and durability.



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Healthcare Design - August 2016
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hcdmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Monitor
Product Spotlight: Waiting Areas
The Center
Forward Thinkers
Charting a New Course
Whole in One
In the City
Research
First Look
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