Environmental

POLYVINYLCHLORIDE – UNPLACTICISED (PVC-U)

PVC-U is one of the most successful modern synthetic materials. It makes excellent use of scarce resources, is long-lasting and safe in production, use and disposal.

The effect of PVC-U on health and the environment, from manufacture to disposal, has been more thoroughly researched than almost any other synthetic material. PVC-U is a cost-effective, sustainable choice and comparable with other materials such as steel, copper, aluminium and wood. Sustainability is about many things, not least durability — materials that will last. A recent study of social housing in Wales found that low-quality, cheap products, typically used for downpipes, had a realistic life of ten to 12 years. Better quality products might cost 50% to 100% more, but could last three times as long.

PVC-U uses about 50% of the oil, as a raw material, per tonne that other plastics use and it can be recycled ten to 12 times without loss of quality. The Scaffold Platform Gap Bridging System.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF PVC-U

UK CUSTOMERS

ScaffGap is manufactured in the UK to reduce your carbon footprint!

infoFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • John Houlihan (Director) 07930 606665
  • Steve Barlow (Director) 07825 332334