- Ecoduct Low Profile PVC Duct
- Tom Pausak
- Stipe Kump
- Marinko Pausak
Ecoduct is an Australian made low profile PVC duct commonly used for limited space apartment exhaust applications. Ecoduct is an Australian made product and consists of up to 50 % recycled PVC. It is 100% recyclable.
Ecoduct is light weight, durable and long lasting compared to sheet-metal ductwork. It requires half the labor at a third of the price of sheet-metal which has been well received from builders and contractors. PVC duct is now installed in majority of apartments and hotels Australia wide.
Another distinct point of difference is the green colour Ecoduct is made in. As a recycled product it is great for the environment where Green is often associated with environmentally friendly products.
Working with some of the best chemists in the country we were able to achieve a compliant PVC formulation. Whilst working on the formulation we were able to introduce recycled material with our raw material supply and gain Best Environmental Practice Certificate through the Australian Vinyl Council which has made Ecoduct the only only Green Star Compliant product of it\’s kind in the country which exceeded what we originally set out to achieve.
We worked with multiple design/mechanical engineers and spent over a year testing many different designs. We designed the fittings from an installers point of view to ensure we reduced the static pressure through the system whilst keeping the optimal size to achieve maximum airflow. With the help of chemical engineers in conjunction with AWTA we were able to meet and/or exceed all required fire and smoke standards.
The design is Australia\’s first recycled PVC duct. By utilising new technology recycled PVC was incorporated making it once again Australia\’s only Best Practice product of it\’s kind when it comes to recycling. Ecoduct is the first Best Environmental Practice PVC duct not only in Australia but in the world.
By achieving Best Practice PVC certification through a third party auditor Ecoduct guarantees adherence to the best practice guidelines so at the end of it’s life no part of Ecoduct should ever reach landfill.
Ecoduct formulation does not contain any lead stabilizers that are found 100% of the time in imported PVC ducting products. Ecoduct will not leach toxic chemicals.