Style, quality and sustainable design

“Sustainability”, “transparency” and “authenticity” are perhaps the most well-known and over-used buzzwords in business today. They can be very easy to say, but perhaps not always so easy to put into practice.
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Sustainable Avantgarde

NEUBAU pioneers sustainable avantgarde. That means that we´re a socially fair and ecologically responsible business. We are frontrunner, we use creative and innovative impulses that challenge the status quo and set new rules. With our products we show a lifestyle people want to pursue, because it makes the world a more livable place with progressive ideas, style and premium fashion.

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Sustainable materials
Our high-quality eyewear is made using sustainable materials, including bio-based plastics, titanium and stainless steel. 
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Bio-based polymer
Our polymer frames are either 65% or 100% bio based. We are therefore making great progress at a time when only 0.5% of the total plastics produced worldwide are made from plant derivatives. 
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180,000 bottles recycled

Since 2017, over 180,000 empty plastic bottles have been recycled into NEUBAU EYEWEAR cleaning cloths. The 12 grams of plastic derived from a single half-liter bottle is enough to make two cloths.

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340,000 plastic wrappers saved

The recycled-plastic cleaning cloths are wrapped exclusively in recyclable paper, which eliminated the need for 340,000 plastic wrappers between 2017 and 2020.

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Solar panel
We also feed the power grid at our production site with our three innovative Smartflower solar panel systems which generate 40% more solar energy than traditional panels. 
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Renewable energy
Since 2017 the NEUBAU production plant in Austria has been powered by 100% renewable energy. 
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90% smaller footprint
Our recyclable soft cases, introduced in 2017, have a 90% smaller carbon footprint than conventional hard cases. 
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High air filtering standards
Our strict exhaust air purification process filters out 97% of carbon emissions, well above legal requirements. 
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Zero waste process

Our 3D printing process is especially sustain-able because it only uses the material it needs during the sintering process. Any access ma-terial can be reused.

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Code of Conduct
Since 2019, our Code of Conduct for suppliers requires strict adherence to environmental norms and responsible sourcing practices. 

Local production, green energy and zero emissions

To achieve our sustainability goals, we take every measure possible to reduce the environmental impact of our production practices. At NEUBAU EYEWEAR, we don’t just talk the talk, but actually walk the walk when it comes to sustainable production.

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Sustainable materials

At a time of unprecedented climate change, resource depletion and biodiversity loss, we know it is important to have a clear vision and robust strategies to ensure that we are part of the positive change we want to see. For us this starts with the materials we use to create our high-quality, urban-inspired eyewear.

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natural px

65% of this innovative bio-based polyamide material is made up of oil extracted from organically grown castor beans. The remaining 35% is regular polymer which is needed to reinforce the strength and elasticity of the material. naturalPX doesn’t just help us minimize our carbon footprint, it allows us to design and manufacture highperformance eyewear in a wide range of stylish colors and finishes.

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natural3D

natural3D is a 100% bio-based polymer made from non genetically modified castor oil beans which we use in our 3D printing process. This material is not only derived from a renewable source, it also enables us to produce the frames without creating solid or cutting waste.

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Titanium

We only use high-grade titanium from Japan from suppliers who meet our rigorous quality requirements. Titanium can also be used in a sustainable way as only minimal amounts of material are used to produce excellent results. Titanium can also be considered as a sustainable material, because it does not deteriorate, it can be used forever and is easy to recycle. 

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Stainless steel

Stainless steel is widely used in the food industry and medical applications because of its durability, surface finish and resistance to corrosion. It is an environmentally friendly choice of material as it can be recycled an indefinite number of times, with no degradation. 65% of the stainless steel we use for our products is recycled steel and it is estimated that around 80% of all stainless steel worldwide is recycled, making it the most recycled material on the planet.

Consistent ecology

We are grateful for the energy, dedication and creativity of everyone in the NEUBAU family who is driving forward technical innovation in our production processes and practices, from closing the loop in our 3D printing process to providing cleaning cloths made from recycled PET bottles. Every effort that is made to minimize waste, conserve energy and safeguard water supplies helps us to live up to our green objectives.

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Step by step, we’re taking NEUBAU EYEWEAR towards a greener future.

Daniel Liktor
Managing Director - NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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