Vinidex: Environmental Product Declarations from Cradle to Grave

Vinidex has been Australia’s leading manufacturer of PVC and Polyethylene piping systems for more than 50 years. It all started in 1960, in a small factory in Auburn, Sydney with a handful of resourceful people.

Since its early days as pioneers of PVC pipe systems in Australia, Vinidex has been at the forefront of innovation and product development in the piping industry, promoting a strong focus on growth and development. Vinidex is a world leader in PVC pipe manufacturing: the company revolutionised the manufacture of PVC-O pipe systems with the development of a world-first continuous online extrusion technology.

In 2014, Vinidex became part of the Aliaxis Group, a global leader in the manufacture of plastics pipes and fittings systems. Aliaxis is present in more than 40 countries, has more than 100 manufacturing and commercial entities and employs 15,700 people.

With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, a nationwide distribution network, the support of local and international business partners plus its experience and reputation for the highest quality products and exceptional service, Vinidex is well placed to lead the industry in the development, manufacture and delivery of pipeline systems.

Edge Environment worked with Vinidex 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:

From 2013, building products accompanied by a compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) can earn 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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