The Pipelife Group has been able to lower the amount of energy used.
This achievement could be accomplished by, for example, using the energy
from injection moulding machines to heat or cool the buildings at the
new injection moulding plant in The Netherlands.
By utilizing new materials, Pipelife is able to use less in order to
get more output, thereby ensuring that less energy is consumed.
To ensure the quality of our products and systems we have increased the
number of factories having ISO 9001 / 14001. 70% of our entities are
already certified and the quality program should be rolled out
continuously. The Pipelife Group is part of this system in many
countries, such as the Nordic Poly Mark, Gris and Komo.
One of the aims of our new product development is sustainability, with
less packaging and transport involved. Pipelife’s Smartline system is
designed to need fewer parts and to provide a more optimal solution for
We are anxious to use as much recycled material as possible. One of
Pipelife’s new cable pipes is already made out of 100% recycled material
and more projects are running. One of these is a new large diameter
investment in COEX PVC in Germany and the Czech Republic, where the
middle layer of the pipe is filled with scrap material only.
All chemicals that could have a negative effect on the environment are
being eliminated. Pipelife’s complete PVC production has changed from
using lead based stabilizers to a calcium based one. The Group is part
of Vinyl 2010 and has implemented REACH (Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) in all its companies.