According to a survey made by the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate there are over 3,000 chemical substances in construction products. Approximately 35% of the chemical products used by the construction industry contain hazardous substances.
In 2003, the Swedish Environmental Research Institute joined forces with leading companies in the construction industry to form the BASTA system as a way to identify and eliminate the use of these highly toxic and dangerous chemical substances from construction products. In the near future, the BASTA system will become an integral part of the European Union Chemicals registration system, REACH.
Penetron is pleased to be registered under the BASTA initiative as it is in keeping with one of our core goals of providing products that are safe to both humans and the environment.