Understanding the role of CertainTeed Pipe in meeting Green Building Standards
PVC resin starts with two simple building blocks: chlorine (57%) from common salt,
a plentiful inexhaustible raw material, and ethylene (43%) from natural gas. Most
of the natural gas utilized to manufacture ethylene is domestically produced, which
reduces consumption of imported oil products.
PVC Pipe manufacturing is an extremely efficient process. The ability to immediately
return scrap and off-specification materials (regrind) directly into the manufacturing
process results in virtually no manufacturing waste.
PVC Pipes are completely recyclable and consume less energy to produce than alternative
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