On behalf of Teppfa (The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association), VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) conducted twelve life-cycle assessments on various plastic piping systems in the utilities and building services sector and in each case an alternative material was evaluated as well. The results were presented in so-called environmental product declarations (EPDs). In addition, the results were subjected to the critical review of the company denkstatt.
Due to the particular selection of materials and systems, the following four studies are of particular interest as their results can be transferred to our products:
- Pressurized water distribution: PE piping system
- Pressurized water distribution: PVC-U piping system
- Hot/cold water: PEX piping system
- Hot/cold water: multilayer (polymer/Al/polymer) piping system