Country of origin
Product profile (uPVC frame) is manufactured in Turkey and glass
units are manufactured in Melbourne.
Windows are fabricated in Melbourne.
ecospecifier Issues of Concern / Red
Issue of Concern:
PVC is a contentious material with the
manufacturing processes of some of its raw materials potentially
causing persistent health and ecotoxicity issues. These impacts are
subject to manufacturing controls and have not been determined for
Please see Glossary for
more information on PVC.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) -
Product contains titanium dioxide. This
comment relates to in-factory OH&S only (titanium dioxide is
bounded in the profile frame).
In 2006, the IARC reclassified titanium
dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue
of concern relates to the inhalation of powdered and ultra-fine
titanium dioxide dust. Precautions for workers such as reducing
exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to
low risk in accordance with an
ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Refer to Material
Safety Data Sheet for further information. This is not an issue in
use as titanium dioxide is fully bounded in the profile frame.
Timber trim (optional) -
The wood fibre sourced for the timber reveal
is not Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Various timber
certification schemes are currently in operation in regards to the
sustainable and responsible management of forests as sources of
wood. According to ecospecifier, an analysis of
the various timber certification schemes reveals that the FSC is
the most rigorous and robust certification, due to the stringent
criteria followed (e.g. FSC is the only scheme based on a clear set
of minimum performance based criteria, prohibits the conversion of
forests to plantations, and also prohibits the use of GMO trees and
toxic baiting). See Timber
Technical Guide for further information.
Information last verified on 29th
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