Epwin Group to Showcase ‘Green’ Innovations

Published: 17th December 2008

Epwin Group to Showcase ‘Green’ Innovations

The Epwin Group, the specialist low maintenance building materials group, will be showcasing its new generation of advanced sustainable and energy efficient PVC-U products at ecobuild.

With unparalleled experience in the supply of low maintenance PVC-U products to the home improvement, social and new build markets, Epwin Group companies are at the forefront of innovation in PVC-U building technology.

As part of this ongoing programme of investment, group companies have developed an extensive range of advanced products featuring ‘A’ rated thermally efficient windows and doors in a vast choice of colours, through to fully recycled rainwater goods manufactured from old ‘waste’ material.

The building products leader will also unveil its ‘green’ new build window system. It features the very latest in advanced performance energy efficient window technology combined with a cavity closer manufactured from 98 per cent post-consumer material. It also features a sill system with a 92 per cent recycled content, co-extruded with a virgin skin to deliver superb weather performance.

Jim Rawson, chairman, the Epwin Group said: “The Epwin Group is fully committed to working in partnership with all those with an interest in the construction industry, whether residential new build, social housing refurbishment or home improvement, to deliver more sustainable but also warmer and more secure homes.

“In pursuit of this aim we have and continue to invest in an extensive research and development programme, to deliver a new advanced generation of products. At the same time we continually review our own house keeping operation to drive efficiency and minimise the impact of our businesses on the environment.”

Significantly, this development has included major investment in its recycling operation as part of an ongoing commitment to drive forward more sustainable modes of manufacture by cutting the amount of waste PVC-U going to landfill.

Its national recycling facility means the Epwin Group is uniquely placed to collect and recycle ‘old’ first generation PVC-U products that have reached the end of their natural lifecycle and are being replaced with more energy efficient and aesthetically stronger products.

This technology has made a significant contribution in PVC-U’s recent ‘A’ and ‘A plus’ Green Guide rating from the Building Research Establishment, which recognises PVC-U as one of the most sustainable building materials.

Jim added: “The challenge to the construction industry is clear – we must take responsibility for the impact our industry has on the environment but moreover we have a responsibility to develop and deliver innovative new products and new buildings that that can actively contribute to a more sustainable future.

“The Epwin Group is fully committed to supporting this process.”

For more information on sustainable and energy efficient products from the Epwin Group come and see us at stand 1660, ecobuild at Earls Court London from March 3 to 5. Alternatively visit www.epwin.co.uk

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