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PCF Standard for Cemented Carbide



CERATIZIT recently introduced the first Product Carbon Footprint Standard (PCF) for carbide products. Since September 2023, the PCF classification of the first wave of products is displayed in the shop and on all invoices. Detailed information on the PCF of the corresponding products can be requested as an additional service.

"The start of the systematic introduction of PCF figures in our product portfolio is an important milestone. Not only do they allow our customers to calculate their own corporate carbon footprint more accurately, but the PCF figures also provide the basis for setting up a strategy to reduce their own emissions," said Dr. Andreas Lackner, Executive Board Spokesman.

CERATIZIT's PCF includes several service levels. For all products already included in the range of services, the PCF class is displayed in the shop and on the invoice at no extra charge. This alphabetical classification with six classes from A to F allows users to know and assess a product's footprint with a single glance. The second option includes an average PCF value in kg CO2e/kg product as well as a summary overview of the total carbon footprint related to the listed products and volume manufactured and supplied in a customer-defined time period. The most comprehensive service level provides customers with detailed PCF information on every purchased product for which the data is available. At the start, this information will only be offered for some of the products. However, the goal is to gradually expand the share and ultimately provide PCF information for all products.

Products from the upGRADE family, which are made from 100% secondary raw materials and have a particularly low PCF, also take on a special position. With these products, detailed PCF information is already included in the purchase price. The CT-GS20Y grade for rods for cutting tools and the KLC20+ grade for wood working are made from strictly selected secondary raw materials and combine premium performance with a particularly low PCF, which is on average around 60% below the PCF of corresponding standard CERATIZIT grades and places them in PCF class "A".

The calculation approach is in line with the ISO 14067:2018 standard and has been critically reviewed by a third party, denkstatt, a member of Inogen - Environmental Alliance (denkstatt.eu).

For more information contact:

CERATIZIT USA, Inc.

2050 Mitchell Blvd.

Schaumburg, IL 60193

800-783-2280

www.ceratizit.com

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