The uPVC used to make fenestration products has several sustainable features:

  • Durable. Long service life conserves raw materials and prevents pollution associated with manufacturing and disposing of other short-life alternatives.
  • Lightweight. Takes less fuel than other materials to transport.
  • Recyclable. 99 percent of uPVC manufacturing waste can be reprocessed; millions of pounds of post-consumer products are recycled.
  • Energy-efficient. Many ENERGY STAR uPVC windows and doors are in use today.

Since uPVC requires significantly less energy to manufacture than aluminum, wood, steel or fiberglass, it helps building owners achieve LEED and R-2000 standards.

REHAU's Unique uPVC Formulation

REHAU's proprietary uPVC formulation and extrusion process make superior window frames.

  • Weathering. Above-average quantities of TiO2 stabilizers and impact modifiers protect against fading from solar radiation. After five years of weather testing in Arizona, REHAU vinyl performed better than standard vinyl.
  • Surface Quality. Higher than average surface gloss level helps repel dirt and improves the trueness of color.
  • Dimensional Precision. Finely tuned extrusion equipment and high-quality in-house compounding result in precise dimensional controls for a tighter fit between sash and frame.