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GEV EMICODE

Low-emission and strict control

When deciding on suitable flooring materials today, environmental and  consumer protection play an important role. The EMICODE® label provides planners, consumers and dealers with a reliable reference for assessing and selecting a product. 
The EMICODE® label classifies low-emission flooring materials using environmental and indoor hygiene reference points. Products that bear the EMICODE® label must meet strict levels and are subject to constant control.

For contemporary laying technology

If you want to be certain that you can depend on a product, look for the EMICODE® label. This signifies that products are solvent-free and the right choice for contemporary flooring installation in terms of indoor air quality.
The certification label was created in 1997 by the Association for the Control of Emissions in Products for Flooring Installation, Adhesives and Building Materials e.V. (GEV), the leading companies in the German adhesives industry.

The classification

The EMICODE® label classifies flooring materials into four categories according to their emissions:

  • EMICODE EC 1 plus: “very low- emission”
  • EMICODE EC 1: “very low- emission”
  • EMICODE EC 2: “low-emission”
  • EMICODE EC 3: “not low-emission”

Since the term “low-emission” is not unambiguously defined, only EMICODE® can provide a sound basis for assessing and selecting flooring materials since its categories define strict limits.
Flooring materials that are labelled with the GEV label EMICODE EC1 as "very low-emission" can provide the best safety and security regarding indoor air pollution. This designation applies to about 85 percent of all of STAUF products. This is proof that home and worker health are decisive criteria when it comes to developing and optimising STAUF products.

Further information: www.emicode.de

 

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