Environmental product declaration

Since April 2014, IGP has been the first internationally recognised powder coating manufacturer to provide environmental product declarations according to ISO type III, based on the ISO 14025; ISO 14040 and the European DIN EN 15804 standards. EPDs are data audited by independent institutes (e.g. Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V., Berlin), which provide transparent and quantified information on the environmental impact of the declared products during their life cycle. In addition to information on the production, use and product performance, a Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) provides specific details of the environmental impacts. For the EPDs of IGP Pulvertechnik AG, all product-related energy and material flows and IGP-specific manufacturing processes are taken into account according to the LCA methodology. As the environmental impact of the coating process itself depends to a significant extent on the pre-treatment methodology and pre-treatment chemicals used, the application (pre-treatment, application, burn-in process, transportation to the end customer) was not included in the LCA model of the production of IGP powder coatings. However, application-side data can be additionally obtained on request from IGP Pulvertechnik AG for specific pre-treatments.

Note
In a recently released short movie "What is an EPD?" by the institute "Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU)", the role of EPDs for construction products is showed in an informativ and clear manner.

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