Our first automatic door seal Kältefeind® has been saving energy for our customers for more than 50 years. Today our newest products help to do the same, being the result of many years of experience, technical competence and high quality standards. We use pollutant-free materials and the durability of our products ensures customers enjoy them for a prolonged period.
In support of this philosophy and as a show of the confidence in our products we offer a five-year guarantee as a matter of course.
Paper is a valuable raw material. When producing printed catalogues or brochures, we take care to obtain paper from responsible sources (FSC). In addition, our new catalogues are climate-neutral and completely biodegradable.
External bodies have certified our products as ecological, long-term investments. Selected automatic drop seal products have successfully passed 1,000,000 cycles when tested by the NRW Materials Testing Office, therefore exceeding the requirements defined by the Ü mark by five times. Our automatic door seals are covered by the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which is a globally recognised and verifiable life cycle assessment. As such our products can be used in certified Green Buildings.
Athmer finger protection products have been extensively tested in accordance with EN 16654 by TÜV Rheinland and successfully certified with the GS mark. The products are evaluated for their safety in typical and child-friendly environments as well as their longevity, amongst other things.
In addition, TÜV Rheinland confirmed that the Athmer finger protection products do not contain harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH substances) according to AfPS GS 2004. Our REACH documentation is further proof of the safety of the chemical substances we use. The European Union regulation is intended to protect human health and minimize environmental risks through the use of chemical substances. We also make sure that the use of animal testing is reduced.
In order to reduce the unnecessary consumption of plastic film, all our cartons are completely recyclable. This is proven by the Easypak certification.
The new Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force on 1 January 2019. This law is based on the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act, which in turn is based on the European guidelines for the return and recycling of packaging. The Packaging Act is relevant for manufacturers and retailers who circulate sales packaging that is ultimately disposed of by private households. In order to fulfil our responsibility, we have registered with the Central Packaging Register and participate in the Intersoh Dual System. This enables us to guarantee the reliable return, sorting and recycling of our packaging materials such as cardboard or films. The new recycling quotas that apply in the dual system are 85% for cardboard, paper and cardboard and 58.5% for plastics.