The good news is: there was no bad news

The IFAT 2018 enabled us to strengthen our unique position as a sustainable innovator in the area of drainage. On the one hand, this was made possible thanks to our innovative FILCOTEN® one, but also thanks to our decision to make the environmental performance evaluations for our products transparent, in other words: verifiable.

<p></p><p><strong>The change continues</strong></p><p>This year too, the IFAT in Munich lived up to its claim of being the most important international trade fair for water and raw materials. 3,300 exhibitors &ndash; a new record. Today, 48 percent are international companies. This is not surprising, because water and environmental technology are increasingly focused on beyond national borders. This development is particularly true to our concerns. All in all, the great interest in our booth and our products exceeded our expectations.</p><h5> </h5><p><strong>Powerful products for a clean future</strong></p><p>Following a great amount of development work, we presented FILCOTEN® one, a world premiere in innovation: the first monolithic drainage channel for dynamic loads made from FILCOTEN® HPC, a highly stable high-performance concrete. The channel system is distinguished by a variety of innovative features (see video at the end of the article) in addition to being extremely robust. We will provide detailed information on FILCOTEN® one in a separate article.</p><p>To us, the second big step at the IFAT was to publish our environmental performance report for FILCOTEN® one. This means we are disclosing our environmental indicators on greenhouse gas emissions, primary energy and fresh water requirements. The topic sparked great interest within the industry and was a real conversation starter &ndash; after all, this kind of transparency enables builders to improve the environmental performance of an entire construction project. </p>
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<p>Klemens Wiese and Karl-Heinz Gramlich on transparent sustainability and the advantages of FILCOTEN® one</p>
<p><strong>And there is more …</strong></p><p>We also presented our trade fair visitors with other highlights. FILCOTEN® parkline is a monolithic drainage channel that is also suitable for the large amounts of water in parking garages due to its low overall height. Our FILCOTEN® green offers the highest substrate channel on the market and is an optimal solution for cleaning and drainage of large amounts of precipitation on-site. Ultraslot and Castslot, two systems by our partner GATIC, also attracted great interest.</p>
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<p>To find out more about our trade fair highlights, please see the following links:</p><p><a href="http://graspointner.at/filcoten_one.html"><strong>FILCOTEN® one</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://graspointner.at/filcoten_parkline.html"><strong>FILCOTEN® parkline</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://graspointner.at/filcoten_green.html"><strong>FILCOTEN® green</strong></a></p>

Klemens R. Wiese
Group Managing Director