Prince Kunststof Infra, together with Kiwa, Green Chemistry Campu and Isiflo, is investigating the possibilities of biodegradable packaging for joints used in the water industry. The participants recognize and acknowledge the increasing need to operate in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Not just for the environment but also as a criterion for successful entrepreneurship.
The innovative biobased packaging will have a much lower CO2 footprint. Also, the packaging can remain in place after securing the joint. Daardoor ontstaan er voordelen bij het plaatsen van de koppelingen. For water treatment plants this is critical as not to cause contamination. When quality control can be reduced, it will lead to cost reduction for the water company. In addition, not having to remove and dispose of the packaging saves time and reduces the strain on logistics.
If successful, other components for the water industry can also be packaged in this innovate way. This packaging can also be used for the gas industry, where both Prince and Isiflo are active. Kiwa can expand its test and advice functions to biobased plastics and the Green Chemistry Campus can use the results in its role as stimulator and amplifier of the biobased sector in Zeeland and beyond.
DNWG and Brabant Water are observing partners and will be actively involved during the study and the findings if the project. The goal is to evolve the feasibility study into a demonstration study with participation of water companies. If the packaging is successful, they will apply it when replacing pipework.