San Marco Group, Italy's leading manufacturer of paints and varnishes for the professional building sector, is the first company in Italy to receive the prestigious Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification, which is only achieved if the products meet precise requirements for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions, guaranteeing a healthy indoor environment.
It was awarded by the multinational Eurofins, which has implemented a reliable and effective system through in-company checks, annual tests and final certification; the aim is to guarantee the supply of certified low-emission products on an ongoing basis.
As many as nineteen products from the different brands were awarded the certification: for Novacolor, the Italian colour boutique specializing in decorative finishes for interiors and exteriors, instead, the products were Matmotion Supreme Mat, Matmotion Supreme Eggshell, Matmotion Extra Matt, Matmotion Extra Eggshell, and Puro_Titanium&VOC Free.
Considering the extremely strict and restrictive parameters on which it is based the Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification confirms the compliance of the products with the emission limits set by the major internationally-recognised voluntary certifications, as well as with EU specifications and the requirements for sustainable building certifications such as LEED, BREEAM international, BREEAM NOR, DGNB, Well Building and CAM Italian Building.
The Group is now Italy's sector leader in terms of coverage of certifications and regulations, confirming the consolidated value of sustainability for the company, which has already been committed to this issue with the publication of EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) since 2011, and with projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its logistics system, packaging and product formulation.