Over 20 years ago, we embraced the principle of “protecting people and the environment” in our corporate philosophy. As a responsible company operating in the chemical industry, BÜFA was guided by this long before sustainability had reached mainstream society.
We create value and growth in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
When it comes to sustainability and environmental protection, styrene is a big issue in the composites industry. In order to minimise emissions, BÜFA has been using less styrene – if any at all – to process polyester resins for several years. Our portfolio of bio-based, styrene-free and low-styrene gelcoats, topcoats and resins is growing steadily.
Processing using closed-system manufacturing methods brings with it a significant reduction in emissions. Enclosed moulds are used, for example, in vacuum injection and Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM process). Here, too, BÜFA Composite Systems offers sustainable solutions – whether it’s with suitable products or expert advice on process technology.
Especially in high-tech multi-component systems such as fibre-reinforced composites, all components must be optimally matched with each other so that the product delivers the required performance. Especially where the highest performance is expected, such as the field of rail transport.
Our customers process our fire safety systems to make rail vehicles and other means of public transport, among other things. In the event of a fire, they release a very small amount of toxic gas and produce little smoke. Fire safety for maximum protection of people and the environment.
Last but not least, many end applications are sustainable: BÜFA products play a crucial part in local and long-distance public transport, rail vehicles, boat building and wind energy, for example.
Weight and energy savings through lightweight engineering and protection of people and the environment are just some of the important arguments in favour of using our specialist advanced polyester resin products.
At the BÜFA Group, we think in terms of generations. In this context, protecting people and the environment begins with our choice of raw materials, the development of low emission products and the manufacturing of the product itself. Our implant system, for example, manufactures products not only significantly more efficiently, but also more sustainably, because it is low in emissions and sparing in its use of resources.