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With FoodSafe, we offer our customers highest coating quality.DR. HANS-MICHAEL LENZ Head of QC, Environment and Product Safety
One valuable building block in optimizing material health for products on the pathway to Cradle to Cradle is the Material Health Certification.
The identification of suitable materials or chemicals for products on the basis of human and ecotoxicological criteria is the foundation of a Material Health Certification. This includes the definition of the ingredients used in a product. The status quo forms the starting point for a redesign or the development of a new product concept. Based on an ABC-X categorization, all ingredients are evaluated and, if necessary, subsequently optimized.
A total of four certification levels for material health can be awarded to companies. In addition to compliance with strict evaluation criteria for all product components and ingredients, there are further demanding requirements at the different certification levels:
- The product does not contain any Banned List chemicals above the relevant thresholds. This prevents dangerous substances from accumulating in the biosphere and leading to irreversible negative effects on human health. Also excluded are substances which have hazardous properties in relation to their manufacture, use and disposal.
- The evaluated materials are free from carcinogens, mutagens or reprotoxic substances.
- All requirements described in the standard for emission testing of volatile organic compounds (VOC) are met.
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