MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen


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MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
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Ecological Responsibility

We are working to further reduce the consumption of energy and resources and to cut costs through optimized operating processes. Our commitment has received several external awards.


Dr. Bastin stands in the visitors' room in front of a blue wall with the Masterflex Group logo.
Sustainable action is one of the core values of our corporate strategy and is an important element of our decisions at all levels. Dr. Andreas Bastin, CEO Masterflex SE

What we are already doing today

Our goal is to act as environmentally conscious as possible and to meet our ecological responsibility. This applies in particular to the raw materials we process, but also to our energy and water consumption, our emissions, and the amount of waste and wastewater.

A production hall in Gelsenkirchen with energy recovery from the roof surfaces. With the new photovoltaic system, self-produced green electricity flows directly into production on site.

Renewable energy generation minimizes environmental footprint

Photovoltaic system at headquarters in Gelsenkirchen generates electricity for production facility there


UPDATE: A modern modular photovoltaic system has been supplying electricity on around 1,900 square metres since November 2021. Masterflex's production facility, which is directly connected to the Gelsenkirchen headquarters, now has the opportunity to use green electricity to further optimise its balance sheet in terms of sustainability. 

In terms of figures, Masterflex's production facility will be able to use green electricity.

In figures, it is calculated that 340,000 kWh of sustainably produced electricity will be used. This investment of around € 300,000 will pay for itself well. If the calculations carried out in advance are correct, massive electricity costs and - compared to 2019 - (based on the emission factor at the time) around 138 tons of climate-damaging CO2 can be saved. (Find the news story on the subject here)

The production of hoses and hose systems made of high-performance plastics and fabrics in Gelsenkirchen was 2016 and 2017 expanded and now - as a building block of the Masterflex Group's sustainability strategy - optimized with the energetic use of the roof areas. The self-produced electricity can now be used directly in ongoing production. A further step has been taken towards climate neutrality.

Materials & Waste

There is extruded hose waste in different sizes on a trolley which is driven to the recycling station. The trolley is marked with a

In the production of our high-tech hoses and connection systems, we mainly use polymers that do not contain toxic components. We consistently minimize the use of plastics, metals and energy. This reduces costs and relieves the environment.

In the production process of our profile extruded PUR hoses, waste is generated. By optimising our production facilities and manufacturing processes, we continuously reduce the amount of waste as much as possible. In the case of waste that is nevertheless generated, a distinction is made between reuse, recycling and other types of waste, such as energy recovery. Scrap that is generated during the start and end of production is recycled as far as possible: Wires and polyurethane are separated and resold. Disposal is only permitted if recycling is technically not possible or economically not reasonable.

With our transport packaging, we make sure that the consumption of resources is reduced by using so-called deposit boxes, among other things. Our packaging regulations take into account not only quality requirements, but also environmental requirements. We obtain our raw materials almost exclusively from EU countries, which reduces our dependence on energy-intensive imports.

Energy & Climate

A production hall with modern extrusion lines. A hose is being produced on the first line in the foreground.

At the Gelsenkirchen site, we have invested in ultra-modern production facilities with reduced energy consumption.

In addition, we are reducing primary energy requirements and meeting ecological requirements through new heat recovery systems. In the heat recovery plants, the hall air heated by production processes is passed through heat exchangers. The supercharged heat exchangers then heat up the fresh outside air to such an extent that the air climate in the production halls is pleasantly temperate and at the same time good. In the ideal case, energy savings of up to 95 percent can be achieved.

We also use modern LED lighting technology. In addition to the quality of light, its advantages include its energy efficiency, long service life and environmental friendliness. LED lamps are also free of toxic substances and reduce CO2 emissions considerably.

We also want to use energy as efficiently as possible in our own processes and contribute to global climate protection by reducing CO2 emissions. There are no evaluations available yet that provide information on greenhouse gas emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol or standards based on it.

We put in a lot of work and are very proud. We want to avoid negative effects on the environment and use resources as carefully as possible. Stefan Hartleib, Head of Quality Management at Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

We have received several awards for our commitment

  • Certificate "Ökoprofit"Masterflex has been an "Ökoprofit" company since 2012. The ecological project for integrated environmental technology, "Ökoprofit" for short, reduces the company's consumption of resources and relieves the burden on the environment. Download
  • Certificate "KLIMAeffizient" This award was given to Fleima-Plastic for its participation in the project "CLIMATE-EFFICIENT 2018 South Hesse". During the audit, further suggestions for energy saving measures and an energy management system were made. Download
  • Certificate "ISO 14001"Novoplast Schlauchtechnik has received this environmental management system certificate for the ISO 14001 standard. This standard requires companies to identify and improve environmental impacts and environmental aspects Download