ThyssenKrupp elevator cabs validated by UL Environment

October 11, 2011 |


ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas announced that UL Environment has validated the environmental claims for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting material in its standard elevator cab line per California’s Section 01350.

An audit was performed to test the indoor air quality of the cabs. The conclusive and independent third-party validation process is another step toward a green product line which already includes standard added urea-formaldehyde-free wood products, Microban antimicrobial protected pushbuttons and powder coating in lieu of traditional solvent-based paint.

For more than a century, UL has helped manufacturers bolster consumer confidence in selecting better products. The Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) service launched through UL Environment builds another layer of trust for these types of product claims. Under the ECV service guidelines, each validated environmental claim is periodically reassessed to ensure consistent performance characteristics and continued compliance with the applicable standard.

The claim for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas was validated using the California Department of Public Health Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers Version 1.1, Feb 2010, commonly referred to as CA Section 01350. CA 01350 is a Special Environmental Requirements standard specification developed by the State of California to cover key environmental performance issues related to the selection and handling of building materials. BD+C

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