Cradle to Cradle®

Products without waste

Lindner products have always been designed to fulfil their intended tasks, and beyond that, to be especially durable and resource-efficient. Now we are even going one step further. By following the Cradle to Cradle® principle, we can consider the entire life cycle of products and their components. Our goal is to avoid waste from the very beginning, meaning that products are designed in a way that they can serve as raw materials for the next generation of the same product – a closed technical cycle.
Although this may sound simple, it is actually a challenge for complex system products which contain many different components made from all kinds of materials.

Thanks to continuous efforts in research and development, Lindner has laid the foundations for continuous manufacture. NORTEC is its pioneering product. The carrier panel for this raised floor is produced from FGD gypsum, processed water, and cellulose fibres at the Lindner facility in Dettelbach, Germany. Building on the knowledge gained from a Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44 and the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) according to ISO 14025, NORTEC could be further enhanced to be awarded the Cradle to Cradle® Silver certificate as the first system floor worldwide.

NORTEC – Cradle to Cradle® Silver

  • very high recycling content within the product
  • excellent recyclability after usage
  • low-emission material components
  • resource-preserving production with closed water circuit
  • Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • environmental Management System according to ISO 14001
  • energy Management according to ISO 50001 

LMD Metal Ceilings – Cradle to Cradle® Silver

  • metal ceiling elements including white powder coating, acoustic tissue and substructure
  • very high recycling content within the product
  • low-emission material components
  • resource-preserving coating with closed water circuit
  • Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • environmental Management System according to ISO 14001
  • energy Management according to ISO 50001

Cradle to Cradle® – Quality Categories

  • Material Health
  • Material Reutilization
  • Renewable Energy & Carbon Management
  • Water Stewardship
  • Social Fairness