Product Detail

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Overview

 

Low VOC multi-purpose sports flooring systems suitable for interior and exterior commercial applications.

 

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

Herculan Indoor range includes:

Herculan MF 4 + 2

Herculan MF 5 + 2

Herculan MF 6 + 2

Herculan MF 8 + 2

Herculan MF 9 + 2

Herculan MF 7 + 2

Herculan MF 10 + 2

Herculan MF 10 + 3

Herculan SR 10 + 4

Herculan MF 12 + 3

Herculan MF Blue 28

Herculan MF Blue 33

Herculan MF Blue 38

Herculan MB Blue One

Herculan MB Diamond

Colours

A range of colours are available, contact supplier.

Warranty

7 years.

Expected Life

15-20 years before recoating required.

Indicative Costs

Contact supplier.

Purchase Options

Contact supplier.

Constituents

Two-component Polyurethane Line Marking Paint – Herculan Lining

Two-component Polyurethane top coat – Herculan PU 100W (Solvent Free)

Two-component Polyurethane Pore Filler – Herculan EG 120

Two-component, pigmented Self-Levelling Polyurethane – Herculan EX 800

Rubber Base (Post industrial recycled car tyres) bonded with MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyantate) Polyurethane

Two-component Polyurethane base Mat Adhesive – Herculan UN 700

Hard pressure dividing layer featured in Herculan MB Blue One/Herculan MB Diamond

Technical Specifications

See manufacturer’s website.

National & International Standards

M1 Emission Class for Building Materials.

EN 14904 – Surfaces for sports areas. Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use.

CE Mark

Country of Origin

Rubber base is manufactured in Queensland, Australia. Polyurethane coating is manufactured in The Netherlands.

Projects

Sheldon College, Brisbane, Australia, 1500m2

Parnell College, Auckland, New Zealand, 600m2

Preparation

Contact supplier.

 ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES

The flooring system is a completely in-situ product and requires a suitable subfloor such as concrete, asphalt or timber flooring.

The system uses a range of liquid polyurethane products that require drying time and adequate ventilation during and after installation prior to occupation. Air handling systems in a building must not be used to vent space as the emissions of polyurethane VOC components can condense within air ducts, and be re-emitted during use phase.

 

HUMAN HEALTH

Health

Coating contains a small volume of substances that may present danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure (R48). Precautions for workers such as reducing skin contact, inhalation of vapours and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment.

Comfort

Flooring system has point-elastic properties providing surface elasticity, reducing strain and impact related discomfort. Herculan MB Blue One/ Herculan MB Diamond have a hard pressure diving layer between the rubber/foamed mat and the top layers which allows for a greater displacement of pressure.

Indoor Environment Quality

The flooring system has very low VOC (TVOC 0.230mg/m2/hr) and formaldehyde (0.012 mg/m2/hr) emissions and meets the Finnish M1 Emissions Class for Building Materials.

Electromagnetic Radiation

N/A.

Safety

Product has friction, slide and shock absorption qualities to minimise sporting injuries.

Accessibility

N/A.

 

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial

EmissionsThere are generally limited toxics emitted to land in the production of the raw materials.

PhysicalProduct contains a high level of post-consumer rubber recycled content used in the rubber base. The rubber is sourced form used car tyres that would otherwise end up in landfill or be incinerated.

The remainder of the product is a combination of polyurethane coatings and binders which are petrochemical based and will disrupt local landscapes and alter local ecosystems, and in the event of an oil-spill, while rare, significant localised biodiversity impacts can result.

Aquatic

Emissions – Finished flooring system is inert. There are generally limited toxics emitted in the production of the raw materials that will impact aquatic and marine ecosystems.

Physical – Petrochemical extraction can cause localised aquatic disturbance around oil fields via mining infrastructure and dredging of the seabed. Petroleum extraction can also contribute to oil spills at sea.

Atmosphere

Greenhouse (GHG) – The product contains polyurethane and rubber components which have high energy requirements and GHG emissions in manufacture (comparable to other resilient flooring systems), in comparison to alternative non resilient flooring finishes, such as sealed timber or sealed concrete. Product contains recycled content in rubber base which will reduce GHG impacts in comparison to similar products made from virgin materials.

Greenhouse intensity – *Based on average coverage of approximately 4.84kg / m2. Intensity figures used in calculation are for virgin materials and sourced from Bath University United Kingdom. Products contain approximately 90% recycled rubber which may reduce above by up to 20kgCO2e / m2.

Transport intensity Polyurethane components of flooring system are manufactured in Meerkerk, The Netherlands. Rubber base is manufactured in Brisbane, Queensland. Energy and GHG figures for shipping of polyurethane components are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  Destination port is Brisbane, Australia.

 

Product Weight (Polyurethane only)

Distance to destination port

Energy Intensity – Container Shipping

GHG Intensity – Container Shipping

4.15 kg / m2

24350km

0.000135 MJ/ kg.km

0.000011kgCO2e / kg.km

 

  • Greenhouse Intensity for Container Shipping of Indoor (Polyurethane only) – 1.11 kgCO2e / m2

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000195kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000069kgCO2e / kg.km

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency – The flooring surface is a polyurethane non-porous surface which has low maintenance requirements in comparison to alternative flooring surfaces.

Re-use Efficiency – This product is not able to be reused.

Toxics and Pollutants – Product emits limited VOC’s into the air. VOC can combine with other air pollutants to form photochemical smog. See also Ecospecifier Issues of Concern / Red Lights section below.

Ozone Depletion – Product does not contain any ozone depleting (ODP) substances

Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable

Noise – Not applicable.

Biodiversity

Product generates biodiversity impacts through the atmospheric emissions generated during its manufacturing. These have not been quantified in terms of impacts on biological systems, except in the case of oil-spill impacts which, while rare, can have significant localised impacts.

The use of recycled rubber content minimises land clearing required for landfills.

 

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency

Rubber base flooring system (except Olympic models) contains 85 - 90% post consumer recycle content (car tyres) which is an abundant resource.

Petroleum used in synthetic polymer based constituents is principally based on polymers derived from petroleum a finite and limited resource.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

Herculan MF Indoor and MF Blue: 368MJ/ m2

*Based on average coverage of approximately 4.84kg / m2. Intensity figures used in calculation are for virgin materials and sourced from Bath University United Kingdom. Products contain approximately 90% recycled rubber which may reduce above by up to 60MJ / m2.

Transport intensity – Polyurethane components of flooring system are manufactured in Meerkerk, The Netherlands. Rubber base is manufactured in Brisbane, Queensland. Energy and GHG figures for shipping of polyurethane components are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  Destination port is Brisbane, Australia.

  • Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of MF Indoor (Polyurethane only) – 13.64 kgCO2e / m2

Embodied Water

Information is not available.

Durability

Product has a highly durable and resilient surface with a long expected life.

Reusability

Product is not re-useable.

Repairability

Product can be easily repaired with liquid polyurethane product. Product can be re-surfaced.

Design for Dematerialisation

Product is not designed for dematerialisation.

Design for Disassembly

Product is not designed for disassembly.

Recyclability

Herculan systems are recyclable. If the floor is taken out, it can be milled (after cooling it in liquid Nitrogen) and be used as an ingredient in new floor.

Maintenance

Surface should be dry mopped daily to remove surface dust and dirt, and wet scrubbed weekly with mild detergent. See supplier for more detailed maintenance information.

Product Takeback Scheme

No.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

No.

 

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Audits and Environmental Reporting

No.

Convictions

No.

Environmental Policy

No.

Social Enhancement Programs

No.

Technology Transfer Programs

No.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

No.

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT

None. 

 

Information last verified on the 26/09/17

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

 Timber and vinyl flooring systems.

 

RELATED TOPICS

Adhesives, Tapes & Fasteners, Floors, Floor Coverings, Floor Systems, and Paints and Surface Treatments.

 

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Improved Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced waste generation

Resource Depletion

Recycled content- post consumer min 20%

Resource efficiency

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment