Green Innovations Borealis, Uponor Infra to Develop Sustainable Plastic Pipe
Uponor Infra and Borealis have teamed up to create Ultra Rib 2 Blue, a high-performance plastic sewer pipe made from 50 % renewable raw material which will help to reduce the carbon footprint by up to 70 %. The product is based on Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio in which circular polyolefin products are manufactured with renewable feedstocks.
Vienna/Austria – Ultra Rib 2 Blue is a new generation of polypropylene (PP) sewer pipes with a significant carbon footprint reduction over their lifetime. The reduction is achieved thanks to its composition of over 50 % of raw material coming from certified renewable feedstock.
Uponor collaborates with Borealis to source the sustainable raw material used in Ultra Rib 2 Blue. The product utilizes Borealis Bornewables, a portfolio of circular polyolefin products manufactured with renewable feedstocks, which offer the same material performance as virgin polyolefins, yet decoupled from fossil-based feedstock.
The pipes are manufactured at Uponor's ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certified factory in Fristad, Sweden.
The specifications of Ultra Rib 2 Blue are the same in terms of properties and performance as the standard Ultra Rib 2. The pipes are manufactured at Uponor's ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certified factory in Fristad, Sweden. As part of this certification, customers receive a sustainability declaration of the amount of renewable raw material in their delivery of Ultra Rib 2 Blue following the mass balance approach.
The remarkable reduction in CO2 footprint is achieved by partially replacing fossil feedstock with renewable feedstock, unsuitable for human consumption (waste and residue streams), and traceable back to the first collection points. The chain of custody created by the ISCC PLUS certification makes that Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio and Uponor’s Ultra Rib 2 Blue meet the high sustainability standards of ISCC PLUS.
Data transparency is at the core of Ultra Rib 2 Blue and the Uponor Blue sustainable offering line. To help forward-looking organizations to meet their sustainability goals, the products are backed with independently verified data. Uponor’s signature color is blue, now used as the flagship to endorse its sustainability commitment. With Uponor, Blue is the new green.