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Metl-Span develops a company Health Product Declaration
Program helps manufacturers consistently report health effects of their products
LEWISVILLE, Texas (June 10, 2014) – Metl-Span is participating in the voluntary program, Health Product Declaration Collaborative, to provide accurate information to design professionals about the content of products.
The goal of the HPD Collaborative is to standardize the method in which building product manufacturers report contents, emissions, chemical hazards and the health effects of their products. According to the HPD Collaborative, the program “objectively defines the critical information needed to support accurate supply chain disclosure by manufacturers and suppliers, and informed decisions by building designers, specifiers, owners and users.”
“There is a global move toward complete transparency and openness from the product supply chain,” says Doug Pickens, vice president of marketing at Metl-Span. “Design professionals, architects, specifiers, builders as well as end users need and want to know what chemical exposure is associated with material choices. It’s a necessary step toward providing the best and healthiest building products.”
Completed HPDs provide manufacturer and product information, details of product testing and compliance and products ingredients, such as hazardous chemicals. HPDs can easily be updated as products evolve and improve, providing the most up to date information to consumers.
For more on the HPD Collaborative, visit hpdcollaborative.org.
Metl-Span pioneered many of the developments of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that shape industry standards. For more information on Metl-Span products, call 877-585-9969 or visit www.metlspan.com.