RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Reichhold’s customer, Holonite, recently achieved the world’s first Cradle to Cradle® certificate version 3 in the building and construction sector. The certificate at Basic level was given for their product 'Holonite' cast composite stone.
“Reichhold’s commitment to contribute to Composites market growth by generating reliable data to prove Composites sustainability is witnessed by this achievement made possible by effective cooperation with our long lasting customer Holonite.”
The non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation InstituteSM administers the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard, which rates products across five quality categories - renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization - and recognizes achievement and commitments to continuous improvement with five award levels.
The Holonite cast composite stone is produced with Reichhold’s polyester resin and is used to produce doorsteps, window sills, wall covers and façade elements for both interior and exterior use.
Reichhold has been the preferred supplier of polyester resins to Holonite for approximately 20 years and has worked closely with Holonite during the certification process, supporting them with documentation and information on the Reichhold resins used.
Alberto Piccinotti, Vice President Sales and Technology Europe Reichhold, says: “Reichhold’s commitment to contribute to Composites market growth by generating reliable data to prove Composites sustainability is witnessed by this achievement made possible by effective cooperation with our long lasting customer Holonite.”
Paul Konings, Managing Director Holonite: "This certificate demonstrates that Holonite is a leader in product innovation, sustainability and quality within the building and constructions industry in Europe. This certificate could not have been achieved though without the co-operation and support from our suppliers, where Reichhold is one of the most important.”
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Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins for the industrial, transportation, building and construction, marine, consumer and graphic arts markets. Reichhold has manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Since its establishment in 1969 Holonite has been the leading producer of cast composite stone products for the building industry in Europe. Holonite provides doorsteps, window sills, wall covers and façade elements for both interior and exterior use. Holonite is based in Tholen, The Netherlands.