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Lindner Nortec Calcium Sulphate Raised Floor obtains Cradle to Cradle Certification

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28 Feb 2017

Lindner products were always meant to fulfil their intended tasks in the best possible way for a very long time and have been carefully developed and manufactured in a resource-efficient way. Now we are going one step further: following the Cradle to Cradle® principle, we increasingly consider the entire life cycle of products and their components.

Lindner Nortec Calcium Sulphate Raised Floor obtains Cradle to Cradle Certification

Our goal is to avoid waste from the very start of the cycle, meaning that products are designed in a way that their components are either reused directly or that they can serve as raw material for a different product while maintaining their quality level – a closed technical cycle. What may sound simple actually poses quite a challenge for complex system products, which are assembled from many different components, which themselves consist of all kinds of materials.

Thanks to continuous efforts in research and development, Lindner has laid the foundations for a closed loop of manufacture, NORTEC being the pioneer product. The carrier panel for this raised floor is produced from FGD gypsum, processed water and cellulose fibres at the Lindner facility in Dettelbach, Germany. Building on the knowledge gained from a profound Life-Cycle Assessment of the specific product acc. to ISO 14040/44 and the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) acc. to ISO 14025 and EN 15804, NORTEC could be further enhanced to be the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver first system floor worldwide.

NORTEC – Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver

  • Very high recycling content within the product
  • Excellent recyclability after usage
  • Low-emission material components
  • Life-Cycle Assessment acc. to ISO 14040/44
  • Environmental Management System acc. to ISO 14001
  • Energy Management acc. to ISO 50001
NORTEC - Technical Cycle
  • Modular structure
  • Guaranteed product redemption
  • Re-calcination of main material calcium sulphate
Cradle to Cradle® - Quality Categories
  • Material Health
  • Material Reutilization
  • Renewable Energy & Carbon Management
  • Water Stewardship
  • Social Fairness

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