3A Composites USA is committed to both maximizing the life of our products and the ethics involved at the end of product life through adherence to ISO standards.
ALUCOBOND has an environmental product declaration (EPD) according to International ISO standards. The “ecological footprint” is examined by an independent third party. The EPD provides information on the environmental impact and implications of the product, such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) or water consumption. The document serves as proof for the sustainability certification of buildings.EPD Sustainability Brochure
An LCA demonstrates the environmental impacts resulting from the construction, use and demolition of a building. The calculation can determine how much energy is necessary to produce the building materials used and to operate the building over its expected useful life.
The LEED program has gained much recognition over the past several years and is now the premier sustainability design tool in the building industry.
LEED focuses on constructing buildings that have minimal impact on the environment during construction, occupation and reclamation, and recognizes that utilizing recycled materials is an important part of minimizing environmental impact.
The relatively high percentage of recycled aluminum ensures that ALUCOBOND PLUS can provide a significant contribution to earning LEED points. This recognition is the driving force for using ALUCOBOND PLUS material.Let’s Talk Tech - LEED Certification
ALUCOBOND is a 100% recyclable material, meaning the core material and the aluminum skins can be returned to the material cycle and reused for the production of new products.
Minimal amounts of VOC’s or HAP’s are released during the manufacturing process due to strict programs and processes designed to capture and destroy pollutants that are emitted.
Adherence to ISO performance standards signifies a commitment to rigorous Environmental, Health, and Safety standards and regulations as both are considered the gold standards when it comes to measuring and demonstrating EHS management. 3A Composites USA is committed to both maximizing the life of our products and the ethics involved at the end of the product life cycle through adherence to the ISO 14001 & 45001 standards.
The proportion of aluminum used in the production of ALUCOBOND is much lower than that of solid sheet. This significantly reduces energy consumption for the production of one square foot without sacrificing rigidity.
There are several continuous improvement initiatives that are ongoing with the goal of reducing our ecological footprint through the reduction and recycling of waste generated including solvents and paints, aluminum dust, and even our wooden material pallets. 3A Composites USA is continuously identifying new ways to reduce or eliminate waste in our products through the lens of circular economy and environmental stewardship.