At Nordtreat, we are dedicated to providing the construction materials industry with flame retardants that have the least possible environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycle.
Our innovative and patented NORFLAM® technology is derived from bio-based raw-materials, enabling us to support the development of eco-friendly construction practices. Furthermore, our solution aligns with the stringent fire safety regulations of the construction industry, ensuring that our flame retardants meet the latest standards.
We utilize bio-based chemicals in an innovative manner in our product development. 40% of the materials we use are bio-based and as a whole, more than 95% of the chemicals we use are non-fossil materials. Nordtreat products carry e.g. the M1 and A+ emission ratings, and have been LEED -certified.
It is our aim to reduce the VOC emissions from flame retardants used in new timber buildings to zero by 2025. The use of responsible and fire-safe timber products in construction improves the health and safety of new buildings to a significant degree.
Nordtreat is dedicated to the utilization of renewable natural resources. We continuously increase our investment in the development of bio-based products and materials.
Any product made from a renewable and organic material can be considered a bio-based product. The materials used could, for example, be comprised of byproducts from the forestry industry.
40% of the raw materials used for NT DECO are bio-based. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials in Nordtreat products with more responsible bio-based solutions.
On the other hand, less than 5% of our raw-materials are derived from fossil-sources.
M1 Emission Classification (A+ in France and AGBB in Germany)
M1 Emission Classification for low-emitting building materials sets limit values for the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and ammonia. The acceptability of the odor associated with the material is also assessed during the classification process.
Nordtreat's NT Deco and the NORFLAM fireproofing system are included in the scope of M1 Emission Classification.
You can read more about M1 classification on the website of the Building Information Foundation RTS:
LEED Is the Most Widely Used Green Building Rating System in the World
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is used to assess the health, efficiency, environmental friendliness, and cost-effectiveness of buildings. The system's strengths include the consistent criteria and its global comparability. NT Deco is covered by LEED v4, which refers to low-emitting products. LEED v4 is a next-generation standard for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green structures.
More information on LEED can be found on the website of the U.S. Green Building Council, which is in charge of the certification process:
Nordtreat's reputation as a responsible company is based on our operating principles, which apply to our employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, authorities, and other stakeholders around the world who live and work in environments protected against fire using Nordtreat products.
We promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals in our work. We are also committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Review our Code of Conduct:
Read more about the human rights declarations and guidelines Nordtreat has committed to following
More information can be found on the organizations’ websites:
- Global Compact: UN Sustainable Development Goals
- UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
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