On our way towards a climate-neutral company
More than just sustainability – we think ahead
For us, sustainability means more than environmental protection: We use resources responsibly, rely on long-term employee loyalty and balanced growth.
/// Partial production with green electricity
/// 8% share of electricity from our in-house hydropower plant
/// Company's in-house sewage plat
/// Reusability of materials
/// Reduction of complexity in the greenEvolution modular system
/// Accessories and tools for greenEvolution can also be used for
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/// Development of extremely material-saving profiles
/// A large number of apprenticeships, in total 8.2% of the employees are trainees (Status Dec. 2017)
/// Support programs for employees, such as health days
/// Family-operated business
/// Europe-wide involvement in associations of the plastics industry: EPPA / VinylPlus / Rewindo / Window + Façade Association
/// Sustainable strengthening of partners through modular systems
We use PVC with insight
Our plastic profiles can be fully recycled up to seven times. Each of these windows has an average service life of 40 years.
High insulation values and easy 100% recycling capability, because foaming is done away with.
PVC as a safe, technically mature material
Sustainable, technically sophisticated production
Forward-looking reusable system: Recycling possible up to 7 times
More than 20% recycled materials is used in our overall production
Excellent PVC recycling
Our Polish subsidiary Salamander Windows & Door Systems S.A., located in Włocławek, was awarded by Metal-Plast for the purchase of 1152 tons of PVC regranulate in 2019. This contributes to a saving of 2304 tons of CO². Metal-Plast is market leader in the PVC recycling segment.
Upcycling instead of downcycling - instrinsic values are what really matter
Old uPVC windows are up to 100% recyclable, which is why Salamander consciously uses recycled materials to produce energy-efficient high-performance profiles from old windows. The recycled material is integrated into the profile geometry using a special CoEx process. Depending on the window system, a Salamander window profile can contain up to 50 % recycled material.
Facts about the Salamander recycled core
/// No negative impact on excellent profile quality
/// Maximum performance
/// Use of high-quality recycled granulates in the inner core of the profile
/// Better homogeneity of the recyclate mass for optimised profile properties
/// Modern recycling process without loss of quality
/// Technically mature manufacture
/// The material has a higher impact resistance due to renewed plastification
/// Corner strength of the profile is maintained
/// All environmentally relevant limit values are complied with
Recyclate vs. new material: superior energy conservation & climate protection
/// uPVC profiles are recyclable up to seven times
/// Sensible return of old windows to a closed recycling system
/// Unique recycling concept for the profile industry
/// Resource efficiency: Reduction of the consumption of raw materials
/// Saving primary energy for the production of uPVC
/// Reduced CO2 emissions
/// Combines environmental protection with high quality & design standards
Awarded the Sustainability Prize 2020
Sustainability is a tradition and system at Salamander. This lived environmental friendliness begins with the careful design of the products and their resource-saving production as well as the responsible use of raw materials and energy.
Taking into account ecological, economic and social responsibility, Salamander was awarded the renowned Sustainability Prize 2020 by "Deutschland Test" and "Focus Money" in a representative survey.
Going one step further with dedication
Salamander is a founding member of Rewindo, the window recycling initiative, and an active member of EPPA and VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's voluntary commitment to sustainable development.
EPPA, the "European PVC Window Profile and Related Building Products Association" is the political lobby of the European plastic window profile manufacturers, of which Salamander is an active member.
Vinyl Official Partner
VinylPlus® is the association of the European PVC industry's voluntary commitment to sustainable development, for which Salamander is an active member.