Sika Sarnafil is the first roofing company in the U.S. to receive certification from UL Environment regarding the recycled content of its roofing membrane products.
Sika Sarnafil, a worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and
waterproofing membranes, is the first roofing company in the U.S. 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
“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.
Sika Sarnafil’s energy saving, roofing and waterproofing
systems have an extended service life and have been sustainable components of
commercial and industrial buildings for almost 50 years. With the addition of
the recycling program, Sika Sarnafil’s systems can help building owners achieve
their sustainability goals of energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction, waste
minimization and environmentally preferable
Sika Sarnafil supplies roofing contractors with containers
and accompanying pallets for the recycled materials – these items are shipped to
contractors at no cost and delivered along with new roofing materials.
Contractor labor costs related to recycling are minimal, if any, and are
often offset by savings in avoided municipal disposal fees. For more
information, visit www.sarnafilus.com/recycle.