Climate change and a clean drinking water supply are the greatest challenges facing society today. We ensure that the materials used in our products, systems and applications are in line with ecological considerations and as such make a sustainable contribution to the environment.


Standardized Environmental Product Declarations

In cooperation with the independent Belgian institute VITO, GF Piping Systems calculated the life cycle assessments (LCA) for four selected GF Piping Systems specific industry systems and compared them to a competing system with the same application.

The results of the LCAs for the plastic systems were summarized in so called Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This standardized tool for the communication of environmental impacts is more and more requested by customers. Additionally to the mentioned systems, an EPD for a PVDF system for the circling and distribution of purified water was issued. The EPDs are issued according to standards (EN 15804) and are verified by an independent expert.

Plastic Pipes are eco-friendly

All around the globe, companies strive to use products and solutions that meet the growing environmental demands. Plastics combine material properties which enable ecological and cost-efficient performance, thus complying with the requirements of business in terms of sustainability

  • Long lifetime
  • Recyclability
  • Cost-effective thanks to long system life cycle
  • Low net weight
  • Greater pump efficiency thanks to steady flow rate
  • Corrosion resistance and no incrustation
  • Low thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity
  • Significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions across all processes, hence more favorable CO2 and water balance compared to metal solutions

Our Solution: ecological added value

Our plastic pipes deliver real added value compared to alternative materials. A striking example of this is the CO2 footprint of a PE pipe, DN80, measuring one meter in length. The sum of all the greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere in the course of processes, materials extraction, materials processing, manufacturing, transport, use and recycling is approximately five times lower for a plastic pipe than for a stainless steel pipe. This was confirmed in a study of the ecological footprint of various piping materials.