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October 05, 2018 at 12:53 PM

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For information: Steve Crimp, General Manager,
Koppers Performance Chemicals New Zealand
+64 9 277 7770
crimps(at)koppers.co.nz

KOPPERS PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS ANNOUNCES THAT THE MICROPRO WOOD TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY HAS RECEIVED GLOBAL GREENTAG GREENRATE LEVEL A PRODUCT CERTFICATION

AUCKLAND, NZ, September 25, 2018 - MicroPro® Wood Treatment Technology has received a Global GreenTag GreenRate™ Level A award under Version 4.0 of the Global GreenTag International Product Certification Standard. It is the highest level achievement for a product under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate™ product rating system – declared by the certification body as ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ and confirmed for Green Building compliance. GreenRate™ Level A equals to a Sustainability Factor of 100 percent under the Australian and New Zealand Green Building Councils’ Green Star™ 'Design and As Built v1.2' and 'Interiors v1.2' Rating Tools Credits. “It is a very good result,” says David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International. “Koppers Performance Chemicals are to be congratulated as they have designed a very effective and sustainable GreenRate Level A technology.” Steve Crimp, General Manager New Zealand said, “We are very pleased to have achieved GreenTag Certification for MicroPro and it is a further confirmation of Koppers commitment to the production of responsible products for the timber and wider building industries.”

To compare the differences between the three levels of GreenRate (A, B and C) the Global GreenTag certification systems ranks a Level B product to have a Sustainability Factor of 75 percent and a Level C product, a Sustainability Factor of 50 percent. The Global GreenTag GreenRate™ Level A rating given to MicroPro® Wood Treatment Technology also gives the product relevancies and compliance with Features under the WELL™ Building Standard Equivalencies, including Feature 26: Enhanced Material Safety and Feature 97: Material Transparency. The program is recognised by the Green Building Councils of New Zealand and South Africa. In Australia, the GreenRate™ program is also relevant to Infrastructure professionals working with the ‘IS’ rating tool from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

About Global GreenTag International

Global GreenTag International Pty Ltd is an internationally recognised, multi-award-winning Type 1 (Third Party) Ecolabelling, Product Certification, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Product Health Declaration (PhD) program operator based in Australia, but with offices and representation also in South Africa, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and will be soon launching in the USA. Global GreenTag programs are formally recognised in WELL™, BREEAM International, EarthCheck®, Green Star®, LOTUS® and the Malaysian Government’s MyHIJAU program and compliant with credit requirements in LEED® (PhDs and EPDs), and BREEAM® (EPDs).

About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Including our joint ventures, we serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. For more information, visit www.koppers.com or http://www.kopperspc.co.nz



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