Energy Consumption During Manufacture
Studies show that u-PVC consumes the least amount of energy during the manufacturing process.
This gives Earthsmart’s products a much smaller carbon footprint than your other options during manufacture.
During manufacture wood uses times more energy and aluminium uses times more energy than is required to produce u-PVC.
99% Efficiency in Manufacture
Earthsmart’s u-PVC has a manufacturing efficiency of 99%, as waste in the form of vinyl cuttings are easily reheated and reprocessed leaving only 1% of the raw materials as waste.
This is mainly due to the fact that waste in the form of vinyl cutting are easily reheated and reprocessed, leaving only 1% of the raw materials as waste. To put this in perspective, the processing of wood leaves between 50-65% waste, while aluminium processing leaves a whopping 80% waste.
Insulation is measured by a U-value, the amount of heat loss or gain through a material.
The lower the number the better the insulation of the material. Tests using this common
measure repeatedly show that u-PVC significantly out performs Aluminium.