Sustainability almost always depends on efficient working methods. And for underfloor heating, this rings true on several levels. Not only do hydronic systems require less energy than other heating methods to warm indoor spaces effectively, they typically offer climate comfort at lower thermostat levels too. For us, efficiency also means running a tight operation, from sourcing and manufacturing all components locally, to streamlining our logistics for reduced carbon emissions.
Our focus on switching from (stainless) steel to composite manifolds has been an industry gamechanger. In addition to addressing energy waste and corrosion concerns linked with traditional steel manifolds, working with high-quality composite has allowed us to rethink insulation solutions for optimum efficiency. To keep energy loss to an absolute minimum, we’ve developed heat-saving air chambers for our modular manifolds. And we fitted our one-piece, solid manifolds with specially designed insulation covers. As a result, energy loss is about 40% reduced compared to steel manifolds.
In our efforts towards a greener enterprise, we look to adapt our operational processes wherever we can. As a result, the warmth generated by our injection moulding machinery no longer goes to waste; it’s applied as a heat source to warm our company offices.
We use only virgin plastics to ensure solidity and the longest possible lifespan of our composite manifolds. However, we’re dedicated to repurposing both production surplus and the manifolds themselves (which can be recycled successfully even after decades of use). To complete the circle, we now turn this leftover composite material into tools for installers.