IQ Blue dagvattenrör


Uponor Infra to launch the first stormwater plastic pipe with up to 70 % CO2 reduction

  • Uponor Infra Oy is leading the way for sustainable infrastructure development with new additions to its Uponor Blue product portfolio
  • IQ Blue provides high performance and a design life of over 100 years while maintaining existing quality standards and certifications
  • IQ Blue is based on the mass balance model, consisting of over 50 % renewable raw material, reducing the carbon footprint by up to 70 %
  • Uponor Blue products enable forward thinking looking organizations to meet their sustainability goals.
IQ Blue is a new generation of stormwater pipes with a significant carbon footprint reduction over their lifetime. The reduction is achieved thanks to its composition of over 50 % of raw material from certified renewable feedstock.

True to its vision to become a recognized leader in sustainable building and infrastructure solutions, Uponor collaborated with Borealis to source the sustainable raw material used in IQ Blue. Utilizing Borealis BornewablesTM, a portfolio of circular polyolefin products manufactured with renewable feedstocks offering the same material performance as virgin polyolefins but decoupled from the fossil-based feedstock.

The remarkable reduction in CO2 footprint is achieved by partially replacing fossil feedstock with renewable feedstock (waste and residue streams unsuitable for human consumption) following the Mass Balance Model and traceable back to the first collection points. The chain of custody created by the ISCC Plus certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) makes Borealis` Bornewables portfolio and Uponor´s IQ Blue meet the high sustainabiity standards of ISCC.


Helping customers meet their sustainability goals

Data transparency is at the core of the Uponor Blue sustainable offering. In order to help forward-looking organizations to meet their sustainability goals, the products are backed with independently verified data and Environmenal Product Declarations.The specifications of IQ Blue are the same in terms of properties and performance as the standard IQ. The pipes are manufactured at Uponor´s ISCC Plus certified factories in Fristad, Sweden and Nastola, Finland. As part of this certification, customers receive a sustainability declaration of the amount of renewable raw material in their delivery of IQ Blue.

Uponor´s signature colour is blue, now used as the flagship to endorse its sustainability commitment. With Uponor, Blue is the new green. Read more of Uponor Infra´s sustainability work!
Uponor Blue sustainable products represent a key step in our efforts to offer solutions that help our customers in their environmental agendas. With IQ Blue, we are delivering on our promise to offer the highest quality in a sustainable product, with up to 70 % reduction in carbon footprint. Helping our customers and the construction industry to set and achieve ambitious sustainability targets while meeting the stringent requirements of pipe quality standards says Sebastian Bondestam, President of Uponor Infra.

Media contact Uponor Infra Oy

Delfin Vassalo
Marketing Director
T +358 20 129 2129
E delfin.vassallo@uponor.com