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.

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.

International IGP Locations

  • New tutorial series for coaters
    You know the challenge you face – your customers demand flawless surfaces in consistent quality. To help you achieve this, the new IGP tutorial series includes tips and tricks on pre-treatment, the coating process, and many other topics.
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  • Low-temperature powder coating: the ideal coating for wood-based materials and sensitive substrates
    Tables, chairs, cupboards, shelves, display cabinets, kitchens – wood, MDF and HDF are widely used materials in the furniture industry and in architecture and interior design. Powder coating systems with low curing temperatures – such as IGP-RAPID® – unlock completely new possibilities here.
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  • IGP-DURA®xal – coating system with rich material character
    IGP-DURA®xal is predestined to represent Le Corbusier’s “Polychromie Architecturale” in a unique way all over the world. This is due to the unique, velvety appearance of this powder coating.
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IGP Pulverbeschichtung: Pulverlacke für Architektur, Industrie, Transport und Holzwerkstoffe