Plastics Europe Public LCI Database
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Data set: Polycarbonate granulate (PC) (00.00.000)

Full name
Polycarbonate granulate (PC); technology mix; production mix, at plant
Location
EU-25
Reference year
2007
Valid until
2020
Reference flow(s)
Type
LCI result
Parameterized?
no
LCIA results included?
no
Category
Processes
Synonyms
Polycarbonate Resin, Carbonic acid; 4-[2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propan-2-yl]phenol, uncompounded Polycarbonate
Use advice for data set
The LCI data set should be used for LCI/ LCA studies where PC is used along the production chain. The most important application fields of PC are in the building and construction sector (e.g. improving insulation and lightning), electrical and electronics (e.g. large flat screens and monitors, consumer electronics equipment and fuse boxes as well as the large market of optical data storage), automotive industry (e.g. mirror and headlamp houses), domestic appliances, packaging, medical devices as well as leisure and safety (e.g. sunglasses, goggles, helmet). It may be processed by all of the usual injection moulding and extrusion techniques.
Data set use approval
General comment
The main data source was a data collection from European producers of polycarbonate (PC). Primary data on gate-to-gate PC production is derived from site specific information for processes under operational control supplied by the participating companies of this study. Three different PC producers with plants in four European countries were participating in the primary data collection. They cover all PC producers in Europe in 2007. With the exception of Bisphenol A, the data for the upstream supply chain until the precursors are taken from the database of the software system GaBi 4
LCI Method Principle
Attributional
LCI Method Approaches
  • Allocation - market value
  • Allocation - net calorific value
  • Allocation - mass
Completeness of product model
All relevant flows quantified
Reviews
  • Dependent internal review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Very good
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Very good
    • Precision: Very good
    • Completeness: Very good
    • Geographical representativeness: Very good
    • Time representativeness: Very good
    • Technological representativeness: Very good
  • Independent external review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Very good
    • Completeness: Very good
    • Geographical representativeness: Very good
    • Time representativeness: Very good
    • Technological representativeness: Very good
  • by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Very good
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Very good
    • Precision: Very good
    • Completeness: Very good
    • Geographical representativeness: Very good
    • Time representativeness: Very good
    • Technological representativeness: Very good
License and access conditions
Copyright
no
License type
Other
Owner of data set
Plastics Europe
Technical purpose
The most important application fields of PC are in the building and construction sector (e.g. improving insulation and lightning), electrical and electronics (e.g. large flat screens and monitors, consumer electronics equipment and fuse boxes as well as the large market of optical data storage), automotive industry (e.g. mirror and headlamp houses), domestic appliances, packaging, medical devices as well as leisure and safety (e.g. sunglasses, goggles, helmet). It may be processed by all of the usual injection moulding and extrusion techniques.
Input Products
No records found.
Co-Products
Data set version
00.00.000
Time stamp (last saved)
2013-09-18T18:05:48.152+02:00
Data set format
ILCD format 1.1
Compliance systems
  • ILCD Data Network - Entry-level (Overall compliance: Fully compliant)
  • Eco-profiles and Environmental Declarations (Overall compliance: Fully compliant)
Registered in
Registry nameBase URLStatus
LCDN Registryhttp://lcdn.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ILCDRegistry/Accepted
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