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Naylor Drainage cuts carbon by 48% with new MetroDrain LC pipe

3nz9zXIAs part of its commitment to slashing carbon emissions, Naylor Drainage, has launched a drainage pipe which significantly reduces the carbon output of manufacturing a standard HDPE pipe.

The MetroDrain LC from Naylor Drainage, the leading manufacturer of clay and plastic drainage products, is a low carbon pipe for stormwater and surface water drainage.

This new low carbon product is one of the results of a £9million programme of investment in Naylor Drainage’s manufacturing, research and development with the target of providing the most advanced products on the market.

MetroDrain LC is manufactured fully from recycled materials, sourced as locally as possible to the Naylor Drainage manufacturing facility in South Yorkshire. This has allowed us to reduce our carbon emissions from material sourcing to factory gate by an impressive 48%.*

MetroDrain LC Twinwall PipeDespite this improvement in environmental impact, there is no reduction in stiffness, jetting resistance, joint performance or durability. This results in a pipe that has the same performance and durability as standard HDPE pipe, but with a significantly lower carbon footprint.

The high-performance twin wall pipes are designed for use with all non-pressure, surface and sub-surface storm water drainage applications. They are perfect for use in environmental water management systems and can be used with pumps and sampling chambers, catchpits, soakaways, manholes and storm water attenuation systems.

MetroDrain LC is available in six sizes from 150mm to 600mm; six-metre lengths and all sizes are available in full and half perforated filter drains. The products guaranteed by Naylor as per performance testing previously to meet the requirements of the Highways Manual. BRE’s HAPAS certification is due in November 2023.

Darren Cockayne, Technical Director, Naylor Drainage said: “Naylor Drainage is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and the MetroDrain LC is a major step forward in our sustainability journey. It is a high-performance pipe that is good for our customers and also good for the planet.

“MetroDrain LC is available in a variety of sizes and lengths to meet the needs of any project. It is also fully compatible with existing MetroDrain fittings, making it a convenient and easy-to-use option.”

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