Sustainability recognised

Rehau is continuing to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to sustainable development after receiving the product label from VinylPlus, marking its sustainable manufacturing processes.

The news came as Rehau celebrated its 60th anniversary.

VinylPlus is the voluntary sustainable development programme for the European PVC industry and aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain.

Rehau received the certification from VinylPlus for all four of its European window plants as well as a number of window profiles, including Total70, at Fensterbau 2018.

Martin Hitchin, chief executive at Rehau, said: “We were delighted to receive the certification from VinylPlus as it is another feather in our sustainable cap. Across the business we are working to continue to improve our green credentials – from looking at our plants, to the products themselves. Our Total70 co-extruded product offers all of the advantages of the mono-extruded product. The core of the profile is made up entirely of post-consumer waste, with only the outer skin made of new polymer for a flawless finish.”

By 2020, Rehau aims to produce up to 50% of window profiles from its European plants with recycled polymer core.