Recognising the desire by companies to demonstrate the environmental preferability of their adhesive and related products, GECA is updating its Adhesives standard.
As well as updating criteria, the new standard will see its scope changed to include joint sealants and fillers, but most likely will be narrowed down to products used in building work and commercial manufacturing, excluding consumer/office glues.
The standard will be submitted to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) so that products certified under it can be recognised by a variety of the GBCA’s assessment tools, providing added benefits for licensees.
A draft version of the standard is expected to be released for public comment shortly. Those with an interest in the standard or getting products certified under it should contact GECA here.