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Sustainable Solutions: Gerflor Commitment

Committed to Sustainable Development: less speaking for more actions.  

COMPOSITION

COMPOSITION

Healthy and sustainable materials

  • No heavy metals
  • No solvent
  • No formaldehyde
  • 100% REACH compliant

RECYCLABILITY

RECYCLABILITY

 

  • 100% recyclable materials
  • Eligible to Gerflor Second Life Program: post-consumer waste recycling
  • The only building material which is 100% recyclable

RAW MATERIALS

RAW MATERIALS

 

  • 25% average recycled content
  • Target: 50% of recycled content by 2020

INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

Innovated installation systems:

  • Adhesive free
  • Tackifier
  • Permanent adhesive

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

 

  • No formaldehyde emission
  • No carcinogenic emission
  • TVOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) after 28 days
    <10 μg/m3 for homogeneous products
    < 100 μg/m3 for heterogeneous products
    VOC emissions 70% lower than international standards
  • Floorscore, AgBB, Blue Angel and M1 compliant

LCA - Life Cycle Analysis

LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS

 

  • Eco-designed products: reduced environment impact during all their life cycle
  • Assessment of manufacturing: industrial sites Iso 14001 and Iso 50001 certified
  • Innovated installation systems: adhesive free, tackifier, permanent adhesive
  • Ongoing maintenance: patented surface treatments (Evercare TM, Protecsol TM, Sparclean TM) to reduce the use of chemical product and water and ensure the best financial outcome
  • Gerflor vinyl flooring quality for credits under many internationally accredited Green Building Schemes (LEED, BRE, HQE, BREEAM…)
  • EPD (Environmental Products Declaration): 100% of Gerflor contract products have a FDES and an EU EPD