Future Pipe Industries is committed to ensuring minimal impact on the environment throughout its manufacturing process. The company’s commitment to reducing emissions is undeniably.
Its latest recent Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a testimony to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Future pipes workforce includes more that 3300 staff. Globally there has been more than 190,000 metres of Future Pipe products installed.
Designing, manufacturing and supplying composite piping systems, Future Pipe Industries services the industrial, oil and gas, water and marine, offshore, as well as trenchless sectors.
The company’s jacking pipes for instance, solely for trenchless applications is – just like all other Future Pipe Industries products – made from glass fibre reinforcements that are embedded in cured thermosetting resin.
Environmental protection is one of the main pillars of the company’s corporate purpose, as it is an integral part of the business strategy and ranks equally with other company objectives, in the form of a comprehensive environmental, health and safety management program.
Director of Sales and Operations at Empire Infrastructure Aaron Mackley, says Future Pipe Industries stated purpose is “to deliver water and energy to the world in the most efficient and sustainable way”.
“Our Corporate Purpose is rooted in the knowledge that by conducting our business operations responsibly we will create shared value for all stakeholders,” says Mackley.
“From Future Pipe’s Corporate Purpose through to the actions we take every day, we recognize sustainability is a business imperative which needs to take place at both a strategic and operational level.”
As with safety goals, each manufacturing facility has environmental initiatives focused on responsible use of energy and water and on waste reduction.
Through its most recent Environmental Product Declaration, Future Pipe Industries has proven how eco-friendly glass reinforced polymer pipe can be. The declaration was peer reviewed by the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Secretariat of the International EPD® System.
This environmental product declaration comprises the full life cycle of glass reinforced polymer, which is a composite material that consists of a polymer matrix and glass fibres.
The polymer matrix is typically an epoxy, vinylester or polyester thermosetting resin.
The resin brings the environmental and chemical resistance to the product, while the glass fibres add strength to the composite material.
With their material selection and advanced processes, Future Pipe is able to deliver composite piping systems to projects which span petrochemical, desalination, sea water intake systems, brine lines, water transmission, waste water treatment, sewer and drainage and topside piping as just a few examples.
Mackley says Future Pipe Industries’ products tick many boxes, as they are very long lasting and less energy is required to produce composite pipes, making them environmentally friendly and sustainable.
“They are durable, cost effective and efficient, as well as versatile,” he says.
All manufacturing sites operate under a certified quality (ISO 9001), environmental (ISO 14001) and health and safety (ISO 45001) management system.
Future Pipe products are sold though Empire Infrastructure in Australia.
For more information, visit www.empireinfrastructure.com.au or contact Empire Infrastructure per mail: email@example.com or phone: 1300 116664.
This article appeared in the April edition of Trenchless Australasia. Access the digital copy of the magazine here.
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