You are here

EuCIA strengthens sustainability communications with demonstrations of Eco Calculator

News International-French

9 Feb 2018

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) will be offering demonstrations of its Eco Calculator online tool throughout JEC World 2018. This free resource, a key component of EuCIA's strategy to communicate the sustainability of composites, enables companies to calculate the environmental impact associated with the production of their composite products.

During the presentations at JEC World EuCIA’s sustainability experts will discuss the tool's objectives and main features and explain how to generate an Eco Report which can be used to support the business case for the selection of a composite product.

Recognising sustainability as a driver for the future use of composite materials, EuCIA developed the Eco Calculator as an aid to composite companies increasingly facing customer requests for detailed information on the environmental impact of their composite product or component. The easy to use tool can be employed to calculate the environmental impact of products from cradle to gate, from the raw materials up to the point of sale. Users do not need any in-depth knowledge of life cycle assessment (LCA) techniques and an Eco Report detailing three fundamental environmental indicators can be generated quickly in pdf format. The data generated can also be used as input for further life cycle calculations. 

The Eco Calculator is constantly evolving to meet industry needs. EuCIA encourages users and industry players to contribute to the data collection process and help guide the future development of the Eco Calculator, and further activities in these areas will be announced at JEC World.