Sustainability

The ‘Green’ facts on Climate®

Climate is a company that has pioneered the application of powder coatings onto non metal substrates such as MDF, plywood and plasterboard. Working closely in partnership with building product Manufacturers and Distributors, we deliver one of the most sustainable, leading edge coating technologies to the market.

The environmental sustainability benefits of powder coating technology

  • No VOCs – Powder coatings contain no water or solvent; therefore do not emit Volatile Organic
    Compounds (VOCs).
  • Low Waste – The powder coating process is very low waste, unutilised powder is collected and re-used
    during production runs.
  • Low Energy Use – the Climate powder coating process reduces the amount of heat and energy required
    to cure the powder coatings onto the substrates using a combination of low curing resins and efficient
    heating technology.
  • Low Carbon Footprint – Powder coatings produce the lowest carbon footprint compared to other
    industrial coatings.
  • Reduced CO2 Emissions – Powder Coatings reduce CO2 emissions by 25 – 60% against
    conventional solvent-borne coating systems.

Powder Coating reduces Green House Gas emission.

If all solvent-borne coatings on metal applications in which currently powder coatings can be applied would
be replaced by powder coatings, then the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions avoided would be equivalent to:

  • the annual emissions of approximately 9.5 million cars or
  • to approximately 2.9 million trips around the world in a car, or
  • the average annual carbon footprint of 1,5 million people in Western Europe

Findings from DSM Powder Coating Resins Research Report

VOC Free Coating Logo ClimatelineSustainability– contribution towards Green Star Ratings

Climate powder coating may contribute towards satisfying Green Star Credits in the following rating tools:

 
Green Star Rating ToolAustraliaNew ZealandFeatures
EducationIEQ 8IEQ 3, MAT BLow VOC coating
Healthcare V1IEQ 8, MAT 14 Low VOC coating
Office V3IEQ 13(V1) IEQ 13, MAT 7, MAT 10

Low VOC coating.

Can be used in demountable partitioning. PVC alternative.

Office Interiors V1IEQ 11, MAT 3, MAT 10IEQ 3, MAT B, MAT- E
Retail CentreIEQ 8 Low VOC coating

Sustainability credentials of substrates Climate applies powder coatings to:

  • MDF – E0 MDF and Super E0 MDF available
  • Plywood – FSC Certified plywood substrates available
  • Plasterboard – Good Environmental Choice certified plasterboard available