Environmental Product Declaration for Normafine 40 HS


Nor-Maali’s solvent-based Normafine 40 HS polyurethane coating in now  an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verified. The other coatings with EPD verification are water-borne Norepox Aqua DTM and six solvent-based coatings.

Environmental Product Declaration

EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a standardized (EN 15804+A2 & ISO 14025 / ISO 21930) report that objectively presents what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment throughout its lifecycle. EPD provides information about a product’s carbon footprint (Global Warming Potential) as well as its environmental effects on air, soil, and water bodies.

EPDs are voluntary, but their use is growing rapidly in the construction industry in line with awareness about environmental impacts. EPDs support the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by making it possible to compare the impacts of different materials and products in order to select the most sustainable option. A verified EPD can earn certification credits for green building schemes like BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

EPD products

Nor-Maali’s eight products now have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD): the water-borne Norepox Aqua DTM, and the solvent-based NorECOat FD Primer, NorECOat HS Primer, Noreguard HS, Norepox HS, Normafine 40 HS, Normafine 80, and Normadur 65 HS.

Water-borne Norepox Aqua DTM

Norepox Aqua DTM is a fast-drying epoxy coating with a low VOC content. The product contains rust preventing pigments and is recommended to use as a primer, topcoat or direct-to-metal coating in epoxy paint systems in environmental classes C2-C4. Norepox Aqua is easy to spray and it forms a very smooth surface. Norepox Aqua DTM is M1 classified.

Solvent-based epoxies

The EPD has been granted to Nor-Maali’s four solvent-based epoxy coatings: NorECOat FD Primer, NorECOat HS Primer, Noreguard HS and Norepox HS. All four products are high volume solids and they dry fast even at low temperatures. NorECOat FD Primer and NorECOat HS Primer are primers, and Noreguard HS and Norepox HS are topcoats and direct-to-metal coatings.

NorECOat FD Primer and NorECOat HS Primer are recommended for use as primers or midcoat on steel surfaces in epoxy paint systems in environmental classes C2-C5. NorECOat HS Primer is suitable for applications that require the use of mastic-type coatings. The product is also suitable for immersion in fresh and sea water.

Among the topcoats, Noreguard HS contains active rust preventing pigments and can be applied in high film thicknesses. Norepox HS is epoxy coating with a special hardener and excellent stackability properties. Both products are suitable as direct-to-metal coatings in environmental classes C2-C3 and as topcoats in epoxy paint systems in environmental classes C2-C5.

Solvent-based polyurethanes

Among Nor-Maali’s solvent-based polyurethane coatings, Normafine 80 and Normadur 65 HS have received EPD approval, and now, as a new product, Normafine 40 HS has also been approved. All three coatings are high volume solids and contain rust preventing pigments.

The products are suitable to be used as single-coats directly on metal in corrosivity categories C2-C3 and as topcoats in corrosivity categories C2-C5. Normafine 40 HS as semi-gloss and Normafine 80 as glossy are excellent options for painting new projects. The semi-gloss Normadur 65 HS, on the other hand, is well-suited as a maintenance coating over old paint surfaces due to its excellent adhesion.

Environmental Product Declaration for Normafine 40 HS

Environmental Product Declaration for Normafine 40 HS.

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