Council for Aluminium in Building

CAB Position Papers

Please find below CAB Position Papers on current industry topics.

Why Module D is important Position Paper

  • This Position Paper explains why including Module D in Environmental Product Declarations according to EN 15804 and also in building-level assessments to EN 15978 is critical for understanding the embodied carbon and circularity aspects. Recycled content may be a useful metric to encourage greater circularity; for metals, the end-of-life recycling rate is even better. This paper explains why.

Pre-treatments for powder coating Position Paper

  • Summarises how the specification of powder coatings on architectural aluminium with respect to the pre-treatment may change, given the use of alternative pre-treatments to those based on hexavalent chromium compounds.

Securing unattended open windows in a storm

  • Sets out how windows are usually tested for wind pressure and recommendations for managing the risks from unattended open windows.