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A tool to calculate the ecological impact of the production of the composite parts

News International-French

15 Jun 2015

EuCIA launches Eco Impact Calculator Tool for Composites project.

Representatives from the whole value chain of the composite industry were present for this launch. EuCIA starts this project, a calculation tool which allows producers of composite parts to calculate the ecological impact of the production of the composite parts. The tool will be developed in a close cooperation of EuCIA and EY. EY has a broad experience in developing similar tools and has worked recently with the German AVK on the creation of the Life Cycle Inventory of 5 unsaturated and vinyl ester resins.

The calculator tool will be made available online and the objective is to make it useable for the “average” professional in the composite industry, without the need of a deep know-how of Life Cycle Assessment processes. This means that the tool will allow the user to generate a so-called Eco Fact Sheets, based on the product he makes and the based on the conversion process he uses to produce the product.

EuCIA will involve its members to generate and collect data for the calculator tool. The tool will be ready in the first quarter of 2016.

More information: www.eucia.eu