Ecodesign and Digital Product Passport

Digital Product Passport (DPP)

What is a DPP?

A Digital Product Passport (DPP) is a digital tool which combines product data from across the value chain. Information about raw materials, manufacturing location, order number, recycling information etc. can be made available to view by relevant stakeholders. DPPs enable the complete, end-to-end traceability of products, and provide numerous benefits:


The Trend

DPPs are an attractive digital asset for ensuring the quality and sustainability of individual components. Insightful data can be collected at every stage of the product lifecycle and presented according to industry or organisational requirements. With the introduction of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) approaching, DPP usage is set to rapidly increase in digital supply chain management applications. Automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing industries in particular are likely to see widespread DPP adoption in the near future. Subsequently, preparing for the DPP ahead of its introduction will provide your organisation with a competitive edge in your sector.

How we help

At Additive Marking, we understand that enabling part traceability can be a daunting task. That's why we support you to develop and manage your own DPPs, helping to enhance your product value and streamline your supply chain. Unique item data from batch number to production location, material composition to embodied emissions, quality-standard compliance and end-of-life disposal can all be included in a Digital Product Passport. Depending on your requirements, we help you develop a DPP which best addresses your organisational needs.

Visible any time, any where

Once created, your DPP can be stored either within our DLM TrustCenter or your own ERP. The unique marking integrated into the part links the physical item to the database, and can be viewed via our online portal or through our DPM Scan Pro. With a DPP, value is added to your product through greater functionality. Whether you aim to improve consumer confidence or help align your operations with corporate ESG goals, DPPs are a holistic solution for value chain improvement.