Greenline Lead-Free PVCu
For more than a century Kömmerling has invested in research and innovation, improving quality of life to the benefit of each and every one of us. Controlled technology has enabled the brand to offer products of an exceptional quality particularly in terms of PVC-u profiles for windows. Today, our position as one of the leading PVC-u suppliers requires us to go even further to anticipate the inherent responsibilities of an industry that is faced with the challenge of preserving a balanced and harmonious environment.
The PVC-u industry made a voluntary commitment to the E U Environment Commission to eliminate the use of lead stabilisers from PVC-u profiles by 2010. This was welcomed as the "Vinyl 2010" initiative and profine undertook this change in 2003 / 2004 making the move to calcium-zinc and completely eliminating lead from the extrusion process. These changes were undertaken at no cost to our clients and became "Greenline" the most environmentally friendly profile available. In addition to this proactive environment initiative we also through Penfold Plastics seek to collect fabricator off cuts and recycle this material into the extrusion system.
Greenline is a concept that has been perfected to preserve the natural resources by working in three convergent directions:
- Ensuring the ongoing improvement of the window system’s performance providing thermal insulation which reduces on energy consumption and improves sound insulation.
- Recycling the basic raw materials (PVC-u, glass and steel) by reusing them in the production cycle –thus improving efficiency by using less raw materials and energy.
- Optimising the use of raw material components; the end product is more refined which ensures longevity and increases the life-span of the PVC profiles.