LCA: what is the meaning?
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analysis of all the stages of the life-cycle of a product (extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, processing, distribution, use, reuse, recycling and final disposal). Concerning products, the leading standards for LCA are ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. This study has four phases: goal and scope definition, life cycle inventory analysis, life cycle impact assessment and life cycle interpretation. The goal of an LCA analysis is to define a complete picture of the interactions of a product or service with the surrounding environment, in order to understand the environmental effects assignable directly or indirectly to it.
LCA and Contital aluminium plates
Contital has always been a company focused on the environment and on the concept of sustainability. For this reason we decided to use the LCA to assess the environmental impacts of our new line of plain and lacquered aluminium plates. Practical, lightweight and easily transportable, our plates are made with 100% recycled aluminum. Available in different shapes and sizes, they have been fabricated to meet the needs of the ready meal and / or food transport market.
The LCA study, verified with Critical Review by the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), shows highly competitive environmental impact values: that’s why Contital is the only manufacturer of aluminum plates in the world that, being part of the fully integrated supply chain of the Laminazione Sottile Group, can certify the origin of the 100% recycled raw material and optimize the production processes of the entire supply chain.