Sika Sarnafil is the first roofing company in the United States to receive certification from UL Environment regarding the recycled content of its roofing membrane products.
Sika Sarnafil is the first roofing company in the United States to
receive certification from UL Environment regarding the recycled content of its
roofing membrane products. Sika Sarnafil’s 10-foot-wide Sarnafil and Sikaplan
roofing membranes, PVC Protection Layer and Sarnatred group of products contain
an average of 10 percent recycled vinyl content from pre- and post-consumer
The claims were validated by UL Environment Inc., an Underwriters
Laboratory company, in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines
for the use of environmental marketing claims.
“We are proud to be the first U.S. single ply roofing manufacturer
to receive this designation, and we are confident that building owners and
specifiers who are looking for sustainable building solutions will welcome this
news,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Sika
Sarnafil’s Roof Recycling Program provides the building owner with the option to
use a roofing membrane with recycled content that can also be recycled at the
end of its useful life.”
The U.S. EPA estimates that construction and demolition
debris accounts for about 40 percent of all solid waste in the U.S.
According to some sources, roofing materials represent a significant portion of
it. Sika Sarnafil has recycled more than six million square feet of “end of
life” roofing membrane and more than 24 million pounds of pre-consumer membrane
since it began its recycling efforts. For more
information, visit www.sarnafilus.com/recycle.
Sika Sarnafil Receives Recycled Content Certification
October 19, 2010