Dura Composites receives King’s Award for Enterprise for low embodied carbon GRP products 

Dura Composites is delighted to receive a King’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, for its sustainability credentials and patented GRP (Glass Reinforced Polymer) walkway grating products which boast incredible structural performance using less embodied carbon.

Dura Composites receives King’s Award for Enterprise for low embodied carbon GRP products 

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Dura Composites is one of just 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, announced today (Monday 6 May).

The company has previously received Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for International Trade in 2017 and Innovation in 2020.

Through a careful combination of design, technology, and manufacturing improvements, Dura Composites created a unique range of Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) walkway products known as the d2 Dura Grating range that have up to 33% less embodied carbon, whilst also being fully recyclable and lighter than anything else on the market, making installation safer, easier and more cost-efficient. d² Dura Grating has patents relating to its design and is used extensively in UK infrastructure heavy-duty flooring projects such as constructing walkways, covering voids (e.g. trenches), and for service risers in high rise buildings.

As well as being lower in carbon and fully recyclable, the grating is easier to handle and achieves a better performance-to-weight ratio, the highest fire rating, best anti-slip properties and the most proven performance in the GRP grating industry.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Managing Director at Dura Composites, Stuart Burns, shares his thoughts on the accomplishment:

Our primary driver as a business is to solve client challenges through sustainable innovation, so this award is particularly meaningful, and a testament to everything our team has worked together to achieve. We are guided by a clear vision to solve even the most ambitious infrastructure problems in a way that supports our clients’ sustainability goals. As such, I’m delighted to say that we have saved over 5 million kgs of CO2 through our d² product innovation so far, and are committed to being the greenest company in our space.”

Alongside its investment into innovation, Dura Composites also prioritises sustainability within its everyday operations, such as its use of electric company cars and forklift trucks, recyclable packaging, use of wood waste as heating fuel and eco-friendly lighting systems.

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