We’re developing lighter products to reduce the carbon footprint of our products, in work led by our Indian Research hub.

Our teams there are proving that reducing the weight of our products is one of the most efficient ways to reduce energy consumption and carbon and a great way to cut costs and boost productivity.

Scientists at our Bengaluru research hub have worked on three different products achieving a minimum 25% weight reduction while maintaining product specification and performance.

Products included a hollow core design for PVC pipes to replace conventional solid pipes and the development of honeycomb inspired fittings.

The team has also re-engineered classic ball valves achieving a 60% weight reduction with no decrease in pressure ratings or performance. The end-result: a resilient product that meets price and performance expectations in the Indian market inspiring us to make further improvements throughout the Group.

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