Today’s discussions about companies’ climate impact are very much centred around energy and fuels, but we also need to consider how different products affect our environment even when they are being produced. The choice of materials is essential.
For us, using the right material for the right application is given. When we talk about the right material, we mean the correct choice for each specific application, achieving a long service life and keeping the climate impact as low as possible. In most cases, this is also the most cost-effective alternative, which helps the company reach its environmental goals. It is good for you, good for your customers and good for our climate. In other words: a material-smart choice.
Which choices can my company make to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing?
You can choose the right material for the right product. We work with customer-adapted materials, and by modifying the properties of the materials to match the actual requirement profile of the product, we can provide an alternative that is both cost-effective and better for the climate.
What approach should I take when selecting materials?
Start by asking yourself: Do you adapt the material according to the design or the design according to the material? The earlier you decide which properties in particular are the important ones for your product, the easier it is to find the optimal solution with us.
How can I calculate our products’ CO2 footprint?
If you contct us, we can use our calculation tool to give you information about which CO2 footprint is left by the material choices for your products.
We use the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA ISO 14040) methodology for quantifying the environmental aspects of existing or planned products. Through the LCA of a product, we can create an extensive, scientific basis which is applicable in many areas.