In developing the document, RPM reports that it conducted a robust materiality assessment, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and other common sustainability frameworks.
September 2, 2020
RPM International Inc. recently announced that it has released its first “Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report” highlighting the company’s safe, ethical, and sustainable business practices.
The guidance reportedly provides easy-to-use, accurate information from experts on construction health hazards about how the virus can be controlled on construction sites.
August 31, 2020
AIHA recently announced that it has issued a new guidance document, “Focus on Construction Health: COVID-19,” to help the construction community deal with the challenges of responding to COVID-19 by providing a practical plan for protecting workers.
The Housing Market Index now stands at its highest reading in the 35-year history of the series, matching the record that was set in December 1998.
August 21, 2020
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Compared with the previous solvent-based coagulation process, this water-based technology reportedly saves up to 95% water and up to 50% energy.
August 18, 2020
Covestro recently announced that it developed its water-based INSQIN technology in order to create a sustainable, efficient, and permanent polyurethane coating for textiles and to produce high-quality synthetic materials, especially for car interiors.
The BPI-certified coatings are reportedly proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and can be used in typical quantities in the applications for which they are designed, with minimal limitations.
August 13, 2020
Michelman recently announced that several of its products have complied with the specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards ASTM D6400 and D6868 per the terms and conditions of Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) certification program for compostable products.
According to AkzoNobel, the extra functionality offered by the inclusion of antimicrobial technology means that building interiors can now be given increased protection against microbes such as bacteria and mold.
August 4, 2020
Increased demand for products that can improve hygiene has prompted AkzoNobel to accelerate the addition of antimicrobial properties to its Interpon D1000 and 2000 range of architectural powder coatings.