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Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure Business Wavin Launches Bio-Based Water Solutions Portfolio

by Orbia | Dec 13, 2022

Amsterdam, December 13, 2022 – Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure business Wavin is launching a bio-based drinking water solutions portfolio to offer water utilities and infrastructure contractors a next-generation sustainable product range. The first biobased product portfolio will be available in the Netherlands from December 12 onward.

 

Next generation bio PVC

Due to its strength, long lifetime and efficient production process, PVC has become an important material for many different applications in infrastructure and building projects. PVC has, compared to other materials, a smaller carbon footprint and is recyclable. This new bio-circular PVC keeps its strong performance combined with a significantly lower carbon footprint. Wavin’s new offerings are manufactured using a biobased attributed PVC, replacing ethylene by an alternative bio-ethylene from a biomass waste stream: used vegetable oil.

By using a bio-circular feedstock, the carbon footprint is reduced by up to 75%. To guarantee that its bio-based portfolio offers the same technical properties and performance as its existing drinking water portfolio, Wavin certified its product with KIWA, a leading testing and certification company. In addition, the biobased feedstock is certified by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standards, to have full transparency on sourcing practices and ethics, as well as avoiding risks to biodiversity, land use and food chain conflicts.

 

Lead in sustainability

Ronald Bal, Global Manager Circular Economy at Wavin, "By reusing natural raw material streams, we are reducing our dependence on fossil-based raw materials, and combine low footprint materials with innovative products, designed for long lifetimes and recycling. With this launch, we are aiming for true sustainability in the global construction industry, while maintaining our high-quality standards for safe water distribution.”

Ronald Bal continued, "Wavin aims to expand its portfolio of bio-based solutions further, as we work to deliver on our promise to lower our environmental footprint, lead in the transition to a sustainable and circular economy and positively impact lives.”