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Under development - Rubber articles for footwear

Initiated

2020-02-12

Start open consultation

2020-04-07

Deadline open consultation

2020-06-07

PCR review and approval

2021-01-01

Publication

2021-02-01

PCR information

The open consultation for this PCR ended 2020-06-07. The PCR Moderator and PCR Committee will now update the draft based on comments received and respond to comments. The updated draft, and the way the PCR Moderator has handled the comments will be reviewed before publication.

Dates are preliminary and subject to change.

This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of rubber articles for footwear and the declaration of this performance by an EPD. The product category corresponds to a subset of UN CPC 3627 Articles of vulcanized Rubber n.e.c.: hard rubber, articles of hard rubber. This product category cover the product group of rubber articles that are used in the footwear manufacturing. Such articles are generally made in different compounds and then vulcanized through heating and pressing, and are then used to produce outsole and midsole within footwear and can be added separately after upsole assembly (footwear assembly) or footwear manufacturing (footwear modification or maintenance). Different sole features depends on specific functional requirement for rubber products in the reference market.

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Detailed information

Name: Under development - Rubber articles for footwear
CPC Codes:3627 Articles of vulcanized rubber n.e.c.; hard rubber; articles of hard rubber
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Rubber and plastic products
Related PCR: Finished bovine leather
Leather footwear
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: STIIMA, Unione Industriale Varese, Frasson, Eurosuole, Spin 360, Università Siena, Politecnico di Milano, Aequilibria srl, UNIC, Vibram
Appointed PCR moderator: Carlo Brondi  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing (STIIMA)

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