Safer Chemical Content

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International Standard ISO 14021 Type II Environmental Claims are self-declared by manufacturers and must meet 18 specific requirements in order to be considered valid. These include the following

a) Shall be accurate and not misleading
b) Shall be substantiated and verified
c) Shall be specific to the environmental aspect or environmental improvement claimed.

The first part of the claim refers to the substitution of phthalate softeners in all Gemini pvc profiles with an alternative chemical which is safer for human health and the environment. The specific risks posed by some phthalates and the evidence of the safer attributes of our substitute plasticiser have independently assessed by the chemists and toxicologists from the "Subsport" organisation and the full case study may be found at this link http://www.subsport.eu/case-stories/379-en?lang=

The second part of the claim refers to the substitution of carbon black as a pigment in Gemini black profiles where it is used primarily as a pigment. The specific risks to human health and environmental risks posed by carbon black and the evidence of the safer attributes of our substitute pigment have been independently assessed by the chemists and toxicologists from the "Subsport" organisation and the full case study may be found at this link http://www.subsport.eu/case-stories/398-en?lang=