Environmentally friendly PVC
Recognizing this, manufacturers of high-tech pay much attention to environmental safety of the goods and seek to inform consumers about the wide its quality and properties.This fully applies to manufacturers of PVC window profiles, which are highly demanded in today's market.However, the average consumer questions about these products according to modern environmental requirements.In this brief review we have tried to satisfy the curiosity of consumers and to answer the most frequently asked questions.
Can I call eco-friendly windows made of PVC-profiles? They are made of plastic
In this case there is a substitution of concepts.Ecology and naturalness is not synonymous.The basis for their production is oil and rock salt.However, due to their unique properties, this material is chemically inert, durable and very resistant, which makes it indispensable in various fields of human life.In particular, more than 50 years of experience in operation of PVC piping drinking water in Germany led to the conclusion that human health is not harmed - extraneous chemical impurities in the water is not detected.
On the other hand, the use of "natural" materials, in most cases, today it is impossible (for reasons of safety and quality) without pretreatment with various reagents, as occurs, for example, with a tree.After such a treatment to talk seriously about the "naturalness" of the product can not be.
So we can safely say that the use of PVC profiles will not affect the ecological space, but seriously increases the quality of life.Confirmed this was issued to a PVC-profiles, the largest supplier of window and door profiles made of PVC in Russia and Ukraine, a health certificate authorizing the use of these profiles in the construction, including construction of buildings for the food industry.
Is in the materials for PVC profiles are not harmful to health and the environment matter?
To answer this question, make a short excursion into the technology of production of PVC.The fact that pure polyvinyl chloride (PVC), as already indicated, does not emit into the environment of any hazardous substances, but it lacks the consumer properties.In order to bring it into compliance with the requirements of the production of PVC modified by applying a variety of additives - stabilizers, plasticizers, pigments and other.The vast majority of them are inert, but until recently, as stabilizers in the production of PVC profiles used in small amounts of organic salts of lead, which can be hazardous to the environment at the stages of production and refining profiles.The finished product is absolutely safe and they do not carry any threat for man and nature.High production also was a sufficient safeguard against the harmful effects on the environment.
However, in the reduction of heavy metals and their compounds in the industry, the Commission for the Protection of the Environment European Union offered to manufacturers to significantly reduce the use of lead by the end of 2005.
PVC industry (producers of the profile, the producers of stabilizers and t.d.) Launched its own initiative to ban the use of lead in the industry.This initiative was adopted in Brussels, Commission of the Environment European Union.Prior to 2015, should be adopted and come into effect a law.In some European countries such as Denmark, Austria and Switzerland, a complete ban on lead has already been introduced.
Not so long ago, the European leader in the production of PVC profiles concern profine GmbH, the technology was developed green line, which allows to replace harmful lead compounds a secure connection calcium zinc (SaZn).At the same time the quality of consumer products have improved even.In the spring of 2004, all plants of concern, including Russian, went to this eco-friendly recipes.
In the near future the European manufacturers will be forced to follow the example of profine GmbH, if you want to stay within the law of the European Union.In this regard, the replacement of stabilizers based on lead salt compounds on calcium and zinc becomes the latest European environmental standards, in which the leading companies engaged in the extrusion of PVC, are just beginning to transfer their production.
Since PVC is inert, as the same profile window disposed after use? After all, naturally, he does not decompose and, therefore, contaminate the environment
In this statement there is some truth.However, it should be noted that, firstly, the service life of such windows without loss of consumer quality is very high - up to 50 years.As an example, the German experience, where in 1990 within the framework of reconstruction have been dismantled, plastic windows, set back in 1964.After 26 years of operation, the window is fully retained their characteristic.
Secondly, the PVC profiles are very convenient for recycling.They can be put into the production cycle up to 5 times! Yes, and then the polymer is used in industry.In combination with a lifetime of this makes the use of PVC-profiles is safe for the environment.
How can we talk about sustainability and security of PVC, if all plastics emit when burning extremely hazardous substances?
All organic substances during combustion emit pollutants such as carbon monoxide.Feature of PVC is its inability to support combustion.When exposed to open flame highlights hydrogen chloride polyvinyl chloride - a substance that certainly harmful, but which forms upon contact with water vapor (which is also released during the thermal destruction of organic matter), hydrochloric acid, which prevents fire.
Also in contrast to carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen chloride has a pungent characteristic odor, which allows time to notice the fire.So after research in the IS-pytatelnom center "Fire" (CNIISK them.Kucherenko) PVC-profiles were classified as "trudnovozgoraemyh, combustible materials with low smoke-forming ability".In this regard, it is unlikely PVC profiles can be called more dangerous than in fire, for example, the furniture of our apartments and offices ...
is not whether the production of PVC profiles danger to the environment?
The generally accepted criteria for environmentally friendly industrial products are energy used to manufacture them, that is the definition of environmental impact in terms of wasted resources and emissions of carbon dioxide.Feature of the production of PVC-profiles is that 95% of the energy necessary for proper material (polyvinyl chloride) and only 5% account for the cost of manufacturing the windows themselves.Given the multiple processing profiles the total load on the environment is reduced even more.
In itself, the production of PVC profiles and their products is not harmful.Potential hazard to the environment may be only that part of the technology cycle, which produces welding profiles, in which they are heated to high temperatures (240-250 ?;C).
To clarify a question asked for the examination of the process to the Center of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance, which were made necessary research.This confirms the thesis about the safety of the production of PVC windows environment.
Moreover, installation of plastic windows significantly reduces the power losses of the building, reducing heating costs for its.As a consequence, decreases the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Is it true that for plastic windows need special care when using detergents that are dangerous to human health and the environment?
No, it is not.Care of plastic windows is very simple and no different from the normal service windows.Also, thanks to a very smooth profile surface dirt accumulates on them smaller and lighter than conventional hot water is removed.There are special facilities for the care of plastic, but they differ from regular detergents only in the absence and presence of abrasives in the structure of harmless additives for brightening frames.Among other things, the most recently developed advanced technology that in the near future will greatly facilitate the care of the windows.This technology CleanControl.It is a stand covering profile, getting on that dirt and water under the action of solar ultraviolet radiation alone are removed from the surface.The reaction of photocatalysis no drop is formed and there is a kind of a water film flowing down and leaves no after drying, smudge.
They say that the use of plastic windows broken ventilation of premises.Is this true?
In a sense this is true.The fact that the old building codes have been calculated on the "natural flow" of air - more simply, the banal drafts from ill-fitting wooden frames.When using modern window systems such, so to speak, "natural ventilation" is impossible to delight consumers.
However, because of the tightness of space can indeed significantly increase moisture content, which is not too good for health.If there is no modern system of ventilation, the yield in this situation one - airing.Fortunately, that in modern window systems have many opportunities to maximize implementation of this simple process.Here and convenient opening system valves (in a few planes) and special facilities for ventilation through the cavity on the frame, allowing air space, no opening windows.This is very useful if, for some reason, you need to do to avoid possible drafts (eg, nurseries).
We have discussed several issues that may be of keen interest to the consumer, not indifferent to environmental issues.According to experts, these consumers are becoming more and more in Russia (in Europe they have an overwhelming majority).Active attitude to life encourages consumers to look for manufacturers new, more advanced and "clean" modes of production of their products.Only in this way humanity will be able to achieve a qualitative shift in overcoming the current environmental crisis and build a new society, living in a clean and environmentally benevolent world.