The properties of the products are unchanged.

H60 has traditionally been coloured green, H45 blue, and H80 brown.

“Although the colours have become a well-known visual identifier of our products, it is still something we can remove to save end resources for our environment, which we value more,” explains Roger Jansson, Group Product Manager at DIAB.

“This is a small but significant step we can take while keeping the trusted mechanical characteristics of our cores unchanged.”

The colour pigment is being removed during the second quarter of 2013. During the transition period, DIAB says deliveries of H45, H60 and H80 core materials may include both pigmented and non-pigmented material. However, for consistency, the company will work to provide only one sort in each delivery.

DIAB is also implementing a new marking system that will make it easier to identify the grade and improve traceability. Divinycell H45, H60 and H80 will be marked with grade/name and batch number in both text and barcode in two parallel lines on one side of the sheets.