Ecological are the products that minimize environmental impact throughout their life cycle, i.e. from the application until their absorption from the environment.
Specifically ecological colors meet the following criteria:
• High hiding power and performance.
• Minimal pollution throughout their life cycle.
• Low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds.
• Do not contain carcinogenic or toxic substances or heavy metals and do not carry the risk phrases on the label.
• Provide detailed information on the label for use with the product, cleaning of tools, waste management, etc.
Certified ecological products have on their label characteristic logo and special symbol. The EU eco-label logo is the ‘flower’. Every product bearing the Ecolabel meets strict standards, tested and certified by official bodies.
Climate neutral characterized a product after the calculation of carbon footprint, (emissions of greenhouse gases emitted by the life cycle assessment of the product refers to the production of raw materials - their transportation - production and packaging of the final product) then becomes offset the cost of emissions of greenhouse gases through international organizations. In this way a climate neutral product has no environmental impact in said lifecycle.
Myclimate is an international non-profit organization for effective climate protection - both locally and globally.
ANTIMICROBIAL - HYPOALLERGENIC
Antimicrobial - hypoallergenic are the paints that do not allow bacteria to grow on their surface. Antimicrobials - hypoallergenic coatings thus reduce the risk of transmission of viruses, to food and humans, caused by contaminated surfaces with various microbes, providing additional protection to the maintenance of hygiene and public health. The fact that high rates of hospital-acquired infections and a variety of food poisoning outbreaks have caused the increased awareness of people about how easily diseases can be transmitted.
The IMLS is a private institution that offers extended counseling for microbiological issues and possibility of laboratory testing at industrial level.
Cool paints characterized the paints have increased values of reflectance to solar radiation and high values in infrared emittance. Help reduce surface temperatures and thus the temperatures of the interiors of buildings. Thus reducing the energy consumption required for cooling the interiors of buildings and simultaneously contributes to dealing with the phenomenon of urban heat island.
The Research Group Buildings Environment of the University of Athens Physics Department, operating since 1991. Its objective is the elaboration of basic and applied research and the provision of specialized services in building energy environment.
FIRE PROTECTION - FIRE RESISTANCE
By fire protection we mean all the measures taken to protect against fire and its consequences. Materials such as wood, brick walls, cement, plasterboard or steel, need protection from the fire because they either burned or destroyed and lose their properties. For their protection are coated with special paints. Fire protection based by paints of this kind depends on the composition of the paint, the nature of the surface, the dimensions of the object, and of course on the thickness of the coating. These paints retard the fire by swelling on heating, creating a heat insulating layer.
The Applus + Laboratories (LGAI Technological Center S.A.) specialize in developing technical solutions for enhancing the competitiveness of products and the promotion of innovation. The laboratories offer testing services, product development, quality control and certification.
It is an independent organization that provides testing, expert opinions, audits, inspections and certifications for manufacturers and distributors of construction products, and construction companies.
CE marking symbolizes conformity to all the obligations imposed on manufacturers for the product by community regulations providing for its placement. The CE mark placement obligation extends to all products within the scope of directives, and which are intended for the community market.
For decorative paints has not been adopted harmonized standard therefore not considered structural materials subject to Regulation 305/2011 and there are not marked with CE.