Environmental ValuesThe company Cipa Gres has shown with particular attention to be able, already for some time, to identify clearly in the various production cycles the sources of emissions, to keep them controlled through monitoring and analysis measures. Ceramic Cipa Gres does not use harmful or toxic substances during processing and solid and liquid waste, cooked and raw, are totally recovered, thus contributing to reducing the environmental impact to the maximum and keeping the environment more CLEAN which we live. The products of Cipa Gres can be considered eco compatible and suitable for use in bioarchitecture.The porcelain stoneware tiles, unlike some surfaces or objects, do not retain dust, pollen or germs, thus minimizing proper cleaning and health risks.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES -PHOTOVOLTAICCipa Gres SPA, as part of a development plan that sets its primary objectives for energy and production efficiency but without neglecting respect for the environment, equips itself with one of the largest photovoltaic production plants in the ceramic district.The plant curated by SINERGIA sas is made by EOS-ENERGIA, reaches an electrical production capacity abundantly over 1 million kwh / year, with a reduction of harmful emissions for the atmosphere worthy of the maximum appreciation. Our atmosphere will be saved, harmful emissions for about 800,000 kg / year of CO2 and 2000 kg / year of NOx, thanks to the "clean" production of PV. With the construction of the plant, Cipa Gres was also able to reclaim around 11,000 square meters of roofing at ETERNIT.
Environmental Product DeclarationFrom 2017 officially certifies the product EPD, the Environmental Product Declaration, an independent certification attesting the environmental impact of the life cycle for the manufacture of a product (ISO 14040). The EPD examines the consumption of raw materials, energy and water in addition to the production of polluting emissions and waste deriving from the manufacturing process Cipa Gres SPA. The certification also confirmed that the final product itself can boast properties of extreme durability over time, recyclability, hygiene and absence of toxicity.
Made in ItalyAuthenticity of guarantee Cipa Gres Spa is proud to offer the world’s markets materials that fully express the aesthetic culture and stylistic and technical excellence of Italian-made products, in their fine design, their assortment of colours and decorations, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies and raw materials.
VOC- COV (composti organici volatili)In recent years the desire to measure the impact of products on the environment and the wellbeing of people has increased dramatically: air pollution, even in indoor environments, has become a recurring theme that all players in the construction industry have to take into consideration. A new label of environmental classification has emerged that allows being able to assess the level of air pollution of an indoor environment caused by a given product, including in particular and not only, pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs. These compounds, particularly harmful to the environment and the wellbeing of humans, are extremely volatile and may therefore easily spread into the environment. They are basically found in solvent-based materials such as varnishes, adhesives, wood treatments, etc. Ceramic tiles, by their very nature, do not contain any VOCs: ceramics are in fact mineral products of mineral chemistry and not of organic chemistry, and their firing at more than 1200 °C degrees guarantees the total destruction of any possible organic residue, specifically of the VOCs. For this reason ceramic tiles are always classifies as A+, since they do not release any toxic substance into the environment.
Ceramics of ItalyThe “Ceramics of Italy” mark is the mark of the Italian ceramics industry which identifies products that are MADE IN ITALY, with all the system of social, environmental and stylistic values this implies. Italy is a country with a historic tradition in the manufacture of ceramics, which has been renewed and given new life in modern industrial production. The “Ceramics of Italy” mark is intended to promote and emphasise the value of this impressive historic, cultural and manufacturing heritage.
The CE MarkingIn conformity with the Directive 89/106/CE on the Construction Products, the CE Mark is affixed as conformity sign to the essential safety requirements of the product; the CE Marking is an essential condition for the product introduction on the European market.
DOP (DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE)
CCC CHINAThe CCC marking certifies that the Ceramica Cipa Gres SPA products have the lowest natural radioactivity. In this way Cipa Gres products are suitable for installation in public places such as schools and kindergartens. The CCC certification is obtained after a cross-test by different laboratories on the same sample a visit of the certification body that guarantees the conformity of certified products. The CCC brand divides the products into two classes according to the percentages of radioactivity: class A and B. All Cipa Gres products belong to the class A which is the safest, indicated for use in all public places. For more information www.ctc.ac.cn
MICROBACTERIAL ANALYSISThe "Technical Porcelain Gres" collections completely finished product with low H2O absorption - 0.04% AA - cooked at a temperature of
1200°C. The Cipa Gres SPA products do not favor the proliferation of bacteria therefore, after careful cleaning with specific products, they can be considered at all antibacterial effects.
AIA - Integrated Environmental AuthorizationThe company policy of Cipa Gres SPA has always been based on respect for the environment. During the years the company has committed itself to realize projects of environmental protection with the aim of reducing the impact of products and processes through the following interventions: Electric power autoproduction with cogeneration system; Recycling working slips and muds; Completely recyclable materials for packaging.
PHZ (Certification of Hygiene Poland)
ASTM INTERNATIONALASTM International is a US standardization body, acronym of American Society for Testing and Materials International.
SASO - SAUDI ARABIASASO ISO-13006 The Saudi Standards Organization, to export tiles to Saudi Arabia. For more information on exports to Saudi Arabia, you can consult Intertek agency.
SONCAP – NIGERIAThe Nigerian Standards Organization (SON) through the SONCAP program to export tiles to Nigeria. All shipments including regulated products must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by an independent agency accredited by SON, such as Intertek and a SONCAP Certificate issued by SON.
KUCAS - KUWAIT (PAI)The certification certifies the compliance of imported products with the mandatory standards of Kuwait (Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait - PAI). To allow the customs clearance of the goods at destination, each shipment must be accompanied by a TIR Certificate (Technical Inspection Report) which can only be issued following a physical inspection and for items already present on a still valid TER (Technical Evaluation Report).
EN 481. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK – SILICEWe recommend wet cutting or the score and snap method during the installation process. Do not dry cut using power tools during the installation process. Improper installation techniques could expose installer to harmful dust.
RECICLAGGIO - Environment and recycling. Help us to respect itIn order to tangibly minimize the impact on the environment, the activities are designed and implemented by evaluating the emissions into the atmosphere, optimizing the use of resources, recycling waste materials. Those who purchase Cipa Gres spa products can be sure to make a conscious choice in respect of nature and to use products that increase the environmental value of their project.
- Plastic packaging CER 150102
- CER 150103 wooden packaging
- Paper and cardboard packaging CER 150101
- Tiles and building materials subjected to CER 101208 heat treatment
- Tiles, and mixed waste of construction and demolition activity CER 170904
Cipa Gres spa is member number 11089831 of the CONAI (National Packaging Consortium) as a user of packaging.