Product Detail

Overview

A range of low-solvent sport floors, suitable for commercial sporting facilities.

 

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

The range includes: CONIPUR HG eco, CONIPUR HG pure, CONIPUR pure FULL PUR and CONIPUR HG protect+

Colours

A wide range of colours are available.

Warranty

5 years.

Expected Life

15-20 years.

Indicative Costs

26-33depending on the option plus transport.

Contact supplier for further details.

Purchase Options

Contact supplier.

Constituents

See table for more information.

Technical Specifications

Approvals from BWF, IHF and FIBA of consistency of performance.

National & International Standards

  • Emission tests according to AgBB and M1, M1 certification (CONIPUR HG pure 9+2mm, CONIPUR HG protect+ 14+3mm)
  • CONIPUR HG protect+ EN 13501 (flame resistance)
  • Declaration of Performance according to EU regulation 305/2011
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Projects

  • Sports Hall Puconci, Slowenia
  • Sporthalle Hajduhadhaz, Ungarn

 

See more here: www.conica.com

Preparation

Substrates to be coated have to be firm, dry and load bearing, free of loose and brittle particles and substances which impair adhesion such as oil, grease, rubber skid marks, paint or other contaminants. A concrete sub-base must contain a moisture barrier (damp proof membrane D.P.M.). The moisture level must not exceed 4%. The bond strength of the substrate must be at least 1.0 N/mm2. The temperature of the substrate must be at least 3°C above the current dew point temperature. DIN 18202 2005-10 Table 3, line 4 is referenced in regards to the flatness of the subfloor before the application.

Please contact CONICA for more information for specific products.

 

ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES

The HG range has an extensive life expectancy and can be re-topped and/or repaired which reduces costs in terms of replacing with new materials. This may also reduce the environmental burden throughout the lifetime of the flooring systems as less resources and energy will be required.

Once installed, with the help of the point-elastic properties, it is expected that these floors will reduce the strain on the musculoskeletal system of sportsmen as well as reducing the risk of injuries through force reduction, sliding properties and the evenness of the floor.

There are also low VOC-emissions during the in-use phase as immediate evaporation occurs after the application phase.

 

HUMAN HEALTH

Health

The flooring reduces impact forces and therefore reduce the risk of injury. The properties of the flooring also reduce the stress on joints.

Comfort

Provides a comfort in a way through shock absorption through the point-elastic properties.  

Indoor Environment Quality

When cured, VOC contact after 28 days for CONIPUR HG pure/CONIPUR HG protect+ 9+2mm: 106󠅪µg/m3 up to CONIPUR HG 14+3mm 360g/m3. Carcinogens are in quantities of less than 1µg/m3, while formaldehyde is less than or equal to 3µg/m3 After application, VOC emissions are reduced.

Electromagnetic Radiation

Not applicable.

Safety

During installation, the personal protection advice according to the MSDS must be followed. New installers receive training beforehand and are accompanied by a CONICA technician to their first site. After material is cured it is non-hazardous (inert). All products meet the requirements of the EC directive 2004/24/EC.

The floorings feature mechanical properties including friction, shock absorption and sliding properties that support the users and reduce the strain on the joints and also reduces the risk of injuries.

Accessibility

N/A.

 

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial

Emissions – There are limited toxics emission to the land through the production of raw materials.

Physical – Product contains recycled rubber which is expected to reduce the physical impact on the landscape. The remainder of the product is made up of polyurethane layers which disrupt local landscapes and ecosystems.

Aquatic

Emissions –Contains a number of ingredients which, if entering the waterways, are harmful or toxic to aquatic life. (Only valid for liquid products, when cured, products are inert)

Physical – During petrochemical extraction, the local landscape including aquatic environments may be impacted. 

Atmosphere

Greenhouse gas (GHG) – The product contains polyurethane and rubber components which have high energy requirements and GHG emission in manufacture compared to other resilient flooring systems. Although this is the case, the rubber base contains content from recycled rubber which is expected to reduce some of these GHG impacts.

Greenhouse intensity CONIPUR HG pure 7+2mm with an estimated life span of 16 years would have greenhouse intensity of 3,870.72/CO2-eq (estimate provided by CONICA).

Not enough information available to calculate GHG figures.

Transport intensity Product is manufactured in Switzerland and/or Europe. GHG intensities for shipping product are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is The Netherlands or Belgium. Destination port is throughout Australia including Melbourne.

 

Product Weight

Distance to destination port

Energy Intensity – Container Shipping

GHG Intensity – Container Shipping

16kg/m2

24744.58km

0.000135 MJ/ kg.km

0.000011kgCO2e / kg.km

  • Greenhouse Intensityfor Container Shipping of CONIPUR HG protect+, 14+3mm (is heaviest by mass) – 4.36 kgCO2e / functional unit

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 – During use, the non-porous, seamless flooring has almost no emissions and can be maintained without much effort (wiping with a mop).

Re-use Efficiency – Cannot be re-used/recycled.

Toxics and Pollutants – Information not available.

Ozone Depletion – Does not contain ozone-depleting raw materials.

Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable.

Noise – Not applicable.

 

Biodiversity

The products contain raw ingredients which are harmful to aquatic life (however inert when cured) if they end up liquid in waterways. Emissions during the manufacturing stages also impact biodiversity.

Using recycled rubber reduces the amount of land required for landfills. 

 

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency

Castor oil is a renewable material and the recycled tyres used for the elastic layer come from a constant source.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

Not enough information to calculate however product does contain recycled rubber which would reduce embodied energy.

Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Shipping port from country of origin is Rotterdam/ Antwerp. Destination port depends; last shipments were made to Melbourne.

  • Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of  CONIPUR HG protect+, 14+3mm (is heaviest by mass) – 53.45kgCO2e/m2

Embodied Water

No information available.

Durability

Under normal tear and wear conditions, the flooring are very durable (expected life span 15-20 years) and can be re-topped, without removing the existing floor.

Reusability

Not reusable.

Repairability

Small mechanical damages can be repaired with liquid polyurethane and re-topping if possible.

Design for Dematerialisation

No.

Design for Disassembly

No.

Recyclability

Cannot be recycled.

Maintenance

Dry cleaning (removing dust or dirt, cleaning by mop/cleaning machine with detergent)- see separate indoor cleaning recommendations.

Product Takeback Scheme

Not applicable.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

No.

 

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Audits and Environmental Reporting

No.

Convictions

No.

Environmental Policy

According to Suisse Legislations and regulations & ISO 14001.

Social Enhancement Programs

No.

Technology Transfer Programs

No.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Yes. ISO 14001 certified.

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT

There were a number of ingredients that were classified as hazardous to aquatic ecosystems with long-lasting effects, were harmful/toxic by inhalation, to the skin and if swallowed or may lead to serious irreversible effects if continuously exposed to a certain ingredient. Other ingredients had less severe impacts including skin and eye irritation as well as causing irritation in the respiratory system. Employees during the manufacturing stages work under both ISO9001 and ISO14001 which would reduce risks and therefore most risks are prevalent during application stages. In order to avoid risks, applicants must follow the guidelines outlined in the MSDSs which cover these risks.Once cured products are inert and are not hazardous / harmful or toxic.

Information last verified on 24th October 2019.

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Timber and vinyl flooring systems.

 

RELATED TOPICS

Adhesives, Floors, Floor Coverings, Floor Systems, Paints and Surface Treatments, Sports Flooring, Rubber Flooring, Recycled Rubber.

sustainability criteria satisfied

Other Vital Signs

Documented manufacturer claims

Independent Audited LCA

Ecolabel / Certification

Quality Management System

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Expert Assessment

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental policy

Certified EMS

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Legal Compliance

Energy Resources

Downstream reduction of energy use

Resource Depletion

Durability

Recycled content-min 10% post consumer

Air Pollution

Reduced ODS

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Improved indoor environment

Promotes safety and security

Low/Reduced offgassing

PVC free

Improved Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)