Iplex: Environmental Product Declarations and Cradle to Grave LCA

Iplex Pipelines was established in Australia in 1938 and, over the past seven decades, has grown to become a recognised leader in the supply of pipeline products to the water and gas industries. Today the company is a wholly owned division of Fletcher Building Ltd with 14 manufacturing sites across Australia and New Zealand.

Edge Environment worked with Iplex and the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) to conduct cradle to grave Life Cycle Assessments and produce ISO 14025 and EN 15804 compliant Environmental Product Declarations for:

PVC Non-Pressure Pipes for Building Applications

PVC Pressure Pipes

BlackMAX and SewerMAX Polypropylene Pipes

From 2013 building products accompanied by a compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) can contribute to credits for builders of Green Star certified buildings.

EPDs are an internationally accepted and standardised way for manufacturers to report quantified environmental impacts of their products. EPDs are developed in-line with well-established International Standards to ensure rigour and transparent procedures and reporting are followed.

The EPDs are published by the Australasian EPD Programme.

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