Certifications & Disclosures
As the first manufacturer of flexible technical insulation materials to present Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Armacell has been setting high standards in the industry since 2015. We invest in understanding and managing the life cycle of our products and solutions. We publish various EPDs certified by Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU), which allow us to support the green building sector and provide customers with the highest level of assurance and transparency in our industry.
Maintaining the highest product quality standards
As for the environmental or social impact of our products, Armacell products create added value by saving energy, and we regard them as making an intrinsically positive impact. Furthermore, presenting EPDs for our core products allows us to stand by our vision and mission and, at the same time, provides third-party verification, documents the environmental characteristics of our products and makes our production process more transparent.
Supporting green buildings
EPDs, which are based on an independent life cycle assessment (LCA), demonstrate the environmental friendliness of products and give customers transparent insights into all stages of a product’s life cycle. An EPD entails an analysis of the raw materials used, the resources consumed, packaging, transportation, disposal and waste data. Armacell’s EPDs are crucial for green and sustainable buildings, as they help constructors, architects, designers, specifiers and property owners to meet the requirements of industry rating and certification schemes, such as LEED®, BREEAM®, DGNB (linked to the German Sustainable Building Council) and the Home Quality Mark (HQM).
Complying with regulation
Our compliance cards provide clear information about which features of our ArmaFlex® and ArmaLight™ Tubolit insulation products are of relevance to each certification scheme’s specific categories. The respective requirements are listed in detail, along with how these solutions achieve compliance. This saves construction companies, building owners and operators and installation firms a great deal of hassle in applying for certification. Armacell EPDs have a binding, universally valid basis, were drawn up by experts in cooperation with Armacell and have been independently verified. This way, we provide our customers with reliable information for planning sustainable building projects.
Extending our sustainable product portfolio
In 2020, when we published two new EPDs for our AP/ArmaFlex pipe and sheet and roll insulation in North America, these third-party documents were the first EPDs released by any elastomeric foam insulation manufacturer in the USA. ArmaFlex insulation is dust- and fibre-free, free of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and free of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP). Armacell’s EPDs are available for download on SPOT’s green products online database.
ArmaPET Eco50, first-ever EPD for PET-based insulating foam
Thanks to Armacell’s patented rPET technology, ArmaPET® Eco50 is based on 100 percent recycled PET base and fully recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This insulation solution thus contributes to a sensible use of plastic waste and helps to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions during the production process. In March 2022, ArmaPET Eco50 received the first-ever environmental product declaration (EPD), certified by the Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU), for PET-based insulating foam.