These days many companies claim to be sustainable, but the key question is: how much of this environmental protection is just a green façade. ... Find out more
with nothing to hide.
Full transparency – nature deserves it.
With our BG-FILCOTEN products, we are pursuing a unique path of total transparency and have subjected the system to a rigorous, independent environmental analysis¹). This takes the form of a Life Cycle Assessment in line with ISO 14040 & ISO 14044 as well as EN 15804 and uses recognised indicators, such as the Global Warming Potential (GWP), Cumulative Energy Expenditure (CEE) and Abiotic Resource Use (ARU).
We put all our cards on the table – and even let others look over our shoulder.
To confirm our transparent data, the product Life Cycle Assessment for phases A1–A4 was subsequently verified by external experts²) in line with EN 15804.
Sustainability is one of the most important elements of our corporate culture. ... Find out more
is in our DNA...
Sustainability is one of the most important elements of our corporate culture. This can be seen from the materials, the manufacturing processes and the energy used. After all, we are a member of the Climate Alliance Austria, the country’s largest climate protection network, for a reason.
Our view of entrepreneurship is not to look at the profit alone.
The company’s success and development will always be closely connected to its responsibility to society – and for the environment. After all, what good is a huge profit if you can’t bare to look at yourself in the mirror at the end of the day?
Lived sustainability in all its facets.
For this reason, the sustainable use of our environment is a key element of our corporate culture and more than just a marketing promise:
certified environmentally friendly production.
When it comes to our production processes, we focus on the highest possible level of environmental protection, from the selection of raw materials through to avoiding excess waste. With this in mind, we have implemented a certified environmental and energy management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and 50001 at our location in Oberwang, Austria.
High-performance products: with a view to protecting people and nature.
We develop our products with the aim of maximising their performance. And by performance, we also mean protecting people and the environment as much as possible.
Sustainable to the end: We use recyclable raw materials.
Most of our products are made of mineral raw materials or metal. They are therefore 100% recyclable and can be assigned to quality class U-A according to the certification by the Salzburg Institute for Construction Engineering Research (bvfs), a state-accredited test and research facility for building construction and building materials.
Clean energy for clean products.
We rely on the use of green energy. For our BG-FILCOTEN channels we even use 100% renewable energies.
FILCOTEN for example: certified non-toxic
This means that our innovative FILCOTEN HPC material is free of synthetic resins and solvents. So, even during production it is safe for people and nature. FILCOTEN channel bodies have been certified as organic construction material by the IBR (Institut für Baubiologie Rosenheim GmbH).
The various fixing options for our gratings naturally meet the requirements of channel standard EN 1433. Furthermore, they also allow you to adapt the level of safety to your own requirements.
The fiX-locking system ensures a rapid, secure fixing of the cover, while the anti-vandalism lock goes one step further.
More security on request: optional anti-vandalism lock (for NW 100, 150 and 200)
Anti-vandalism and anti-theft locking device for all covers of NW 100/150/200, except slotted gratings and COMBee design gratings (tec/pro). Required per grating: 2 pieces
Installing the anti-vandalism lock in individual steps:
Push the anti-vandalism lock into the retaining spring provided in the cover until it snaps into place.
Place the cover into the BG-FILCOTEN tec/pro channel as described for the fiX-locking system below.
Push the cover firmly into the channel until it snaps into place.
Lock the anti-vandalism lock by twisting the bolt.
Simply secure: the 4-point fiX-locking system
The “fiX-locking system” enables a 4-point quick-locking of the cover in the channel... Find out more
the 4-point fiX locking system
The “fiX-locking system” enables the 4-point quick-locking of the cover in the channel. The locking springs for each grating variant engage in the notch in the edge and the cover is simply and securely mounted.
The covers are initially precisely fitted on one side of the channel and are locked simply by turning the grating.
Pay attention to the openings in the edge with which the pins of the protection against longitudinal movement engage.
The fiX-locking system fastens the covers in the edge. This connection can be unfastened by pulling it out.
The fiX-locking system can be used with cast iron and mesh gratings.
Can be used regardless of previous systems thanks to the flat construction
Installation in existing recesses
Left as well as right ...
Tongue/groove/tenon system for easy laying. Developing innovative products means always thinking one step ahead to offer benefits to customers down to the last detail. ... Find out more
as well as right
Tongue/groove/tenon system for easy installation.
Developing innovative products means always thinking one step ahead to offer benefits to customers down to the last detail. For example, when asking the question of how a channel can be laid even more efficiently.
Because efficient is always better.
Our answer: an innovative tongue/groove/tenon system for direction-independent and considerably easier and faster laying of FILCOTEN® one. The new smart sealing system* prevents water leaking between the channel bodies and guarantees easy handling.
Innovation for greater precision:
Wedge-shaped connectors enable precise connection of the channel elements and keep them at the correct distance for the optimal function of the sealing profile.
The half-side tongue/groove/tenon system ensures that the channels are precisely aligned in a longitudinal direction when connected, without any lateral shifting. At the same time, the chamfered base offers sufficient “space” for installation concrete.
Laying in any direction:
The design of the tongue/groove/tenon system at the front sides ensures that the channels match in any direction of laying. Laying becomes easier and more efficient.
… simply SEALS tight
Easy handling included:The sealing is simply inserted into the circumferential groove on the channel body. Integrated fins stop the sealing from slipping out of the groove. ... Find out more
… simply SEALS tight
Smart sealing system.
Easy handling included:
The sealing is simply inserted into the circumferential groove on the channel body. Integrated fins stop the sealing from slipping out of the groove.
Fitted on both sides for outstanding sealing performance:
When fitting a drainage channel, only one sealing profile is required per drainage joint, and is pressed into the free groove of the facing channel body thanks to the precisely fitting tongue/groove/tenon system. This ensures that the joint is tightly sealed.
Bring on the water, any time
Good design always serves a specific purpose – and the purpose of a drainage channel is clear: the surface water needs to be drained as efficiently as possible.... Find out more
Bring on the water,
Good design always serves a specific purpose – and the purpose of a drainage channel is clear: the surface water needs to be drained as efficiently as possible. Based on this criterion, the design of BG-FILCOTEN one is simply fantastic.
W-profile to handle any volume of water:
Light rain quantities are quickly drained in the two lateral W-chambers
In case of heavier rain, the high-volume W-profile offers maximum hydraulic capacity and water spreading volume
Targeted turbulence ensures constant cleaning
The chambers at the side of the W-profile ensure that the inflowing rainwater is subject to targeted turbulence
This turbulence generates a constantly high self-cleaning effect
Thorough and efficient cleaning of the system is ensured even during light rain
Keeps water running
Everything flows smoothly: The design of the BG-FILCOTEN one is simply outstanding and it also boasts perfectly coordinated inflow openings.... Find out more
Perfectly dimensioned inflow openings
Large enough to enable a high rainwater inlet for quick draining
At the same time, small enough to prevent the entry of coarse dirt so that it is held back on the surface of the drainage system
Structured surface for more grip
The grating surface has a non-slip structure
Maximum grip when driven over longitudinally or crosswise
Innovative inflow openings with S-shaped design
Compliant inflow opening precisely above the W-profile of the channel base
Optimised inlet and minimised overflow of surface water thanks to the grating surface with innovative S-shaped design
Structured surface for more grip
Monolithic drainage system with FEM-optimised F900 channel body that is perfectly designed down to the last detail e.g. thickness and design of the spans
Monolithic drainage system with FEM-optimised F900 channel body
Perfect design down to the last detail e.g. thickness and design of the spans
Innovative filter system
The new FILCOTEN green features an innovative filter system, enabling superior cleaning performance. At the same time, the system is easy to install and maintain.... Find out more
We set new purity standards
for surface water.
Pre-filter non-woven material for efficient precleaning.
The pre-filter non-woven material keeps out coarse dirt, protecting the high-quality technical filter material
Very easy to install, maintain and replace
Powerful integrated technical filter.
Extremely versatile: Thanks to a tested surface ratio of 1:250 and origin classes A, B and C (in accordance with Austrian standard B2506-3), the filter is suitable for paved surfaces as well as zinc and copper roofs
Outstanding efficiency as well as high and lasting cleaning performance
3 Trapezoid-shaped perforated sheet metal made of stainless steel.
Separates the filter material from the drainage area, keeping the outlet cross-section permanently clear
Optimised open surface for maximum water flow
Integrated control & water sampling shaft
Control/water sampling well for visual control and sampling
Easy handling: Remove the grating and take the water sample
Purified water can be collected and its contents tested – in accordance with ÖWAV RB45 and Austrian standard B2506
Innovative DN150 overflow for efficient heavy rain drainage
Effective protection even in extreme rainfall situations
Cleaning of contaminated first flush via the technical filter
Controlled drainage of uncontaminated excess water through the overflow pipe
New nominal width of 400 mm – 33% more filter surface per linear metre
Clearly reduced channel run lengths
Height of 640 mm allows for larger connection surfaces as well as improved retention
Connection surfaces per linear metre, depending on the intensity of the rain:
Connectable surface [m2]
Rain intensity [l/s*Ha]
We would be pleased to provide you with an exact hydraulic calculation based on the local area in which you intend to install the channel.
BG-FILCOTEN slot top
Slot tops are ideal for architecturally demanding surfaces in which the design is just as important as the function.... Find out more
Slot tops are ideal for architecturally demanding surfaces in which the design is just as important as the function.
The narrow slot width of 12.5 mm, or 2x6 mm of our Heelproof version with double slot, means that they can be perfectly fitted into the alignment of slots on the surface.
The construction time cover should remain in the slot top during the entire construction time, as this prevents deformation and contamination of the system.
The maintenance units are integrated into the channel run. This does not damage the optics of the run.
The inlaid part of the maintenance unit can quickly and easily be removed for cleaning purposes using an opening tool.
If channels are more than 2 metres long, the water flows just as well with a slot top off as with a classic cover.
the inlet cross-section of the slot top is – just like the inlet cross-section of a classic cover – larger than the outlet cross-section of the connected sewer pipe. So only the amount of water permitted by the sewer pipe flows, regardless of the cover.
Use the benefits of BIM together with us
We provide our channel bodies, covers and accessories as BIM data in Revit or open source format.... Find out more
BIM is an interdisciplinary and connected method of operation that improves the efficiency and transparency of the planning and construction process using digital, three-dimensional data models. BIM lets you digitally visualise all phases of a construction project and calculate the relevant influencing factors and costs before you start building.