The new Geberit flush valve is made of 50% recycled material, namely ABS (acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene) that has been recovered from electronic scrap.The ABS is ground, regranulated and then shaped into the desired form via injection moulding, just like new material. Only the anthracite grey colour of the plastic reveals its origin, meaning it cannot be used on visible products. However, this is not a problem when it comes to flush valves.
There are absolutely no sacrifices in quality or functionality when using the recycled material –quite the opposite, in fact. The flush valve is the result of a development project in which – in addition to the use of recycled material – it was possible to achieve a 30% improvement in flush performance compared to its predecessor.
As the following figures demonstrate, the savings in resources are substantial: 12% less plasticis required, with 80% less energy needed to produce the recycled material compared to new material.
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