Alfa Klebstoffe: Adhesives for Cradle to Cradle Certified products
In September 2020, the Swiss adhesive manufacturer Alfa Klebstoffe AG launched Alfapura, a pollutant-free range of adhesives that can be integrated into end products for Cradle to Cradle Certified certification.
According to the company, the adhesives have been assessed according to the most demanding Material Health criteria from the Cradle to Cradle Certified product standard and have been awarded the Material Health Certificate Gold. This certificate guarantees that all the ingredients, as well as the production of the product, are safe for health and the environment. All raw materials used have been scientifically evaluated and classified as harmless. Only ingredients rated as safe and that are harmless to humans and nature, are used. The entire value chain is considered – from cradle to cradle.
Alfa Klebstoffe said that in today's product design, the continuously increasing environmental awareness of customers is of crucial importance. The call for products that are recyclable, cause no waste and are harmless to humans and nature is no longer just a simple hype, but a necessary development that concerns us today and in the future. One essential component of products is adhesive, which is used in the product itself and in its packaging. The certified Alfapura adhesives ensure that end products can be produced to be recyclable with regard to their adhesive and that they facilitate a positive ecological footprint. The adhesives are said to be suitable for manufacturers who strive for a certification in accordance with the Cradle to Cradle Certified criteria for their products.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is the only globally recognised certification for safe and sustainable products for the circular economy, said Alfa Klebstoffe. Product designers, manufacturers and brands around the world rely on the product standard as a transformative avenue for designing and making products that have a positive impact on people and our planet. Thousands of products are already Cradle to Cradle Certified. In addition, more and more brands, organisations and standards are recognising it as the preferred product standard for making responsible purchasing decisions.
Alfa Klebstoffe has a whole range of sustainable products. The adhesive manufacturer said it has relied on environmentally friendly adhesives since it was founded in 1972 and is considered a worldwide pioneer in this area.