Can sustainability actually be proved in the cutting tool industry? What key indicator is meaningful for the sustainability of cemented carbide? The initial analysis and verification of product-related CO2 footprints is a rather elaborate process. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) quantifies the greenhouse gases generated during production and transport of products and product groups. This factor enables objective comparisons to be made, while highlighting potential for improvement throughout the production chain. Analysis and calculation of the PCF for CT-GS20Y is based on the computation of the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) for CERATIZIT's Reutte production site, which has been verified by Quality Austria to ISO 14064-1:2019 standards.
How can a company develop and produce sustainable cemented carbide? There are various answers to this question. Options include an intensive focus on the preparation and processing of secondary raw materials, using sustainably generated energy, always keeping the plant technology up to date and continuously working on the efficiency of the individual processes in the value chain. This is not something that can happen overnight. In this case it yields dividends that for decades the CERATIZIT Group has repeatedly put its production processes, from the powder to the finished product to the test. This is why we make a point of relying on the use of secondary raw materials, in this case recycled cemented carbide.