11. May 2021
Norway’s largest manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe systems, Pipelife has today launched a new generation of pipes made from BIOVYN.
Pipelife is a leading international manufacturer of sustainable piping solutions. As Norway’s largest manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe systems, Pipelife Norway has made a step towards fossil-free solutions with the launch of a new generation of pipes made from bio-attributed PVC, BIOVYN. The pipes will be used in a wide range of applications across building and infrastructure including water supply, cable protection and electrical housing.
With sustainability high on the global agenda, the use of renewable materials in public and private building and infrastructure projects will play a crucial role in delivering the transition to a low-carbon society.
BIOVYN has been a game-changer since entering the market as the first commercially available bio-attributed PVC made directly for industry. It offers an RSB-certified 100% substitution of fossil feedstock with biomass that is renewable, does not compete with the food chain and delivers a greenhouse gas saving of over 90% compared to conventionally produced PVC, allowing industries to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.
The significant sustainability benefits of BIOVYN do not compromise on the inherent qualities of PVC, making it a perfect solution for industries such as pipes where durability, quality and performance are essential.
“There is incredible global demand for renewable PVC, that decouples its production from the conventional use of virgin fossil feedstocks,” said Filipe Constant, Commercial Director for INOVYN. “One of the biggest challenges for companies in developing sustainability strategies is understanding which options are at their disposal. We are proud to be able to provide Pipelife Norway with the solution of BIOVYN.”
He continued: “Fossil-free solutions, such as those developed by Pipelife Norway, are an excellent example of how the plastics industry can reduce fossil-based raw materials with the development of innovative solutions. We will continue to work to make this an industry standard across sustainable, low carbon building and infrastructure projects.”
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with INOVYN to offer our next generation of sustainable, fossil-free solutions,” said Sigmund Aandstad, General Manager for Pipelife Norway. “This important step in increasing the environmental sustainability of our product portfolios positions us as a leading sustainability partner for a wide range of industries across Norway and beyond.”
Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide. With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.
Pipelife is a leading supplier of piping system solutions for infrastructure, buildings and agriculture. Based in 27 countries, Pipelife provides communities around the world with safe, healthy and carefree living for current and future generations.