We improve the life cycle assessment of welding processes and derive recommendations for action for companies.
Welding processes require vast amounts of energy and resources, which is critical from an environmental perspective.
New legal requirements, such as the EU's Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC), have a direct impact on your processes. Currently, ecological and social aspects are often insufficiently considered in welding. The negative effects on the environment and people accumulate – sometimes irreversibly.
Fraunhofer IPK has many years of expertise in joining and coating technology as well as additive manufacturing. This expertise is used to create individual sustainability assessments for production processes. To this end, we develop life cycle assessments (LCA), social life cycle assessments (SLCA) and critical reviews according to ISO 14040/44 and DIN/TS 35235 for production processes.
Life cycle assessment is an ISO-standardized method used to estimate the potential environmental impact of products over their entire life cycle. It is the most advanced and established method for measuring environmental impact at the process or product level. Environmental and social impacts of a process or product are evaluated in different life cycle stages.
The results will help you to:
Contact us for a non-binding consultation. You will receive a free initial evaluation for your life cycle assessment.