BASF publishes Environmental Product Declarations for polyurethane and epoxy flooring systems
Mannheim, Germany, September 9, 2013 – With immediate effect, Environmental Product Declaration sheets (EPDs) are available for almost all MasterTop® flooring products from BASF. BASF is thus the first manufacturer of polyurethane and epoxy floor covering systems to publish EPDs. These declarations contain environmental information about the product and its environmental impact.
EPDs play an increasingly important part in sustainable building activities which are becoming more and more important – LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council) and DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen; German Society for Sustainable Building) are just two of the popular building certification standards that provide guidance in this regard. EPDs are already required for DGNB approvals.
The Environmental Product Declaration sheets for MasterTop® flooring products are based on so called sample EPDs which have been developed and provided by the FA5 expert committee for plastics in concrete construction of Deutsche Bauchemie (German Construction Chemicals association). These sample EPDs are in accordance with the standards DIN EN 15804 and DIN EN ISO 14025. They refer to specific product categories and so enable a comparison between products with the same function, for example reactive resin products in the case of MasterTop® products. The sample EPDs were adjusted and refined by BASF, then reviewed, approved and published by the Institut Bauen und Umwelt (Institute of Construction and Environment).
The Environmental Product Declaration Sheets for MasterTop® flooring products are available in the download area of the website www.performanceflooring.basf.com.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s 6,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2012.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.