Knauf is a company founded in Germany in 1932, the principles are innovation, quality and service. Today it is a world leader in the manufacture of laminated plasterboard and dry construction products. It is also one of the leading manufacturers of thermal and acoustic insulation materials.
To measure the impact of your products on your environment, Knauf have registered the following product specific DAPcons®:
- DAPcons.100.106 Knauf Laminated Plasterboard High Hardness type DI 12.5 mm
- DAPcons.100.107 Knauf Laminated Plasterboard High Hardness Type DI 15 mm
- DAPcons.100.108 Knauf Laminated Plasterboard High Hardness type DI 18 mm
- DAPcons.100.109 Knauf Solid Laminated Plasterboard type DFH2 20 mm
The certified products are, in the case of DAPcons 100.106, 100.107 and 100.108, the Knauf High Hardness laminated plasterboard of different thicknesses coated with cellulose sheets on both sides, for use in any interior space where greater surface resistance is required; and in the case of DAPcons 100.109, 20 mm thick Knauf Solid laminated plasterboard coated with cardboard sheets on both sides, for the realization of partitions to close elevators or skids.
The LCA to develop this DAPcons is of the "cradle in the grave" type, that is, the environmental impacts of the constructive solutions are analyzed considering all stages: manufacturing, construction, use until the end of life.
Knauf laminated plasterboard is classified A+ based on the French standard "Décret nº 2011-321 lleva 23 mars 2011 (NOR: DEVL1101903D) and the decree of April 19, 2011 (NOR: DEVL1104875a)", regarding the labeling of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from construction products, wall or floor coverings and paints and varnishes. The test is based on ISO 16000 and the harmful substances it evaluates are: formaldehydes acetaldehydes, tolén, trichloroethylene, Chileans, trimethylbenzene, dichlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, butoxyethanol and estriol. To learn more about the health implications of all these substances, we recommend reviewing this news
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The DAPcons® have been carried out by Sandra Trujillo Navas, from Knauf GmbH Branch in Spain, and have been verified by Marcelo Gómez, verifier accredited by the DAPconstrucción® Program. They are valid until January 10, 2027 and are based on the Product Category Rule RCP 100 Construction Products in general. Version 3. 2021.05.27.
The DAPconstrucción® Program was born in 2008 with the aim of bringing together manufacturing companies that want to advance in the analysis of the environmental impacts of their products and commit to environmental improvement.