GF Piping Systems introduces bio-attributed PVC

GF Piping Systems

Friday, 26 November, 2021

GF Piping Systems introduces bio-attributed PVC

GF Piping Systems (GF) has announced the introduction of bio-attributed materials to all of its polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) metric pressure pipes, fittings and valves produced in Europe. The sustainable PVC resin, made using tall oil, a waste product from paper production, will see up to 90% reduction in the CO2 emission during production versus conventional PVC, while still maintaining durability and recyclability.

The PVC piping systems from GF, first produced in 1955, include pipes, fittings, valves, actuators and measurement and control technology used across many industries.

To achieve the biggest impact, the PVC resin used for pipes, fittings and valves is successively adjusted to use up to 20% bio-attributed PVC. The sustainable PVC resins meet the same performance criteria as GF’s conventionally produced PVC grades. To verify the correct use, an independent certification body is appointed to audit the production plants and supply chain that process the bio-attributed PVC-U.

“With the introduction of bio-attributed PVC into our material mix, we are transitioning toward more sustainably sourced products,” said Jens Frisenborg, Head of Business Unit Industry/Utility at GF Piping Systems. “By adding renewable raw material, with identical chemical and mechanical properties, to our valves, fittings and pipes, we provide our customers with unrivalled quality, while also supporting them in achieving their own sustainability goals.”

PVC piping systems are in demand in numerous industrial areas: in drinking water treatment, microelectronics production, in sewage treatment plants, in shipbuilding and the food industry. PVC piping systems are suitable for use in almost every branch of industry.

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