02/21/2013

MOLECOR TECNOLOGIA, S.L.

Molecor joins VinylPlus

Ever since its conception, Molecor Tecnologia has been fully committed to sustainable development and innovation. In line with those principles, Molecor has recently become a member of Vinyl Plus, with the aim of working together towards a sustainable development.
VinylPlus is the new ten-year Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry which builds upon the achievements of the Vinyl 2010 programme. Some of its achievements were:
- recycling of more than 200,000 tonnes of post consumer waste by 2010, exceeding the 10-year target
- 50% reduction in lead stabiliser use in the EU-15 achieved two years ahead of time (2008)
Building upon this, the European PVC industry launched VinylPlus, a new and more ambitious 10-year sustainable development programme, taking the next important steps in tackling the sustainability challenges for PVC and also in establishing a long-term framework for the on-going sustainable development of the PVC value chain. The regional scope of the programme is the EU-27 plus Norway and Switzerland.
Molecor PVC-O pipes meet key sustainability criteria: made from salt (57%) and oil (43%), are less oil-dependent tan other major thermoplastics. PVC-O pipes are 100% recyclable. They can be ground and processed as recycled raw material for PVC-O pipes or in other applications.
In addition Molecor manufacturing process is highly energy efficient and the pipes obtained are an eco-friendly product because of its long useful life.