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New Video: PVC – A smart material that allows big energy savings 

The British Plastics Federation’s Vinyls Group has launched a new video animation highlighting how choosing PVC products can result in significant energy savings without incurring extravagant costs. One such example is provided by Fife Council in Scotland who calculated that an average three bedroom property could save over £300 per year on energy bills by choosing PVC windows. The district would also benefit from a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 200,000 tonnes.

Roger Mottram, Chairman of the BPF Vinyls Group said, “Successive investigations by independent authorities continue to validate the benefits afforded by choosing PVC products. In addition, progressive industry initiatives, such as the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment, will reduce the environmental footprint of PVC products even further. The simple fact is that during their life time, PVC products save much more energy than is required to produce them.”

To view the animation ‘Keeping Energy Efficiency Simple’, visit

Baerlocher has seen the energy-saving qualities of PVC products from its own experience. In 1998 the company moved to its newly built headquarter in Munich. The building is a statement for plastics, incorporating PVC windows in its three-story office building along with PVC pipes that are inlaid in concrete providing a specialist heating and cooling system.

The Kunststoff-Museums-Verein shows the historical treasures from its collection and new applications of plastics.


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Industriepark Süd
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