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Borealis' circular polyolefins used in new PP pipes for up to 70% CO2 reduction
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:21.Sep.2021

Uponor Infra and Borealis collaborate to create Ultra Rib 2 Blue, a new generation of polypropylene (PP) sewer pipes with up to 70% CO2 reduction over their lifetime. The reduction is achieved thanks to its composition of over 50% of raw material coming from certified renewable feedstock.


True to its vision to become a recognized leader in sustainable building and infrastructure solutions, Uponor collaborates with Borealis to source the sustainable raw material used in Ultra Rib 2 Blue.


The product utilizes Borealis' portfolio of circular polyolefin products manufactured with renewable feedstocks, which offer the same material performance as virgin polyolefins, yet decoupled from fossil-based feedstock.


Ultra Rib 2 Blue is based on Borealis’ Bornewables.

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.


Ultra Rib 2 Blue delivered to its first customer in Sweden.

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.


"We are pleased to collaborate with Borealis to create a plastic pipe with up to 70% reduction in carbon footprint. We are delivering on our promise to offer the highest quality now in a sustainable product. Our customers can be confident they are making the right decision for the future of our environment," said Sebastian Bondestam, President of Uponor Infra.


“Through this product range, we are accelerating action on circularity in line with our mindset, by helping our customers and the construction industry to set and achieve ambitious sustainability targets while meeting the stringent requirements of pipe quality standards,” noted Robin Bresser, Head of Marketing, Pipe at Borealis.



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