Successful trials for production of insulation solutions from 100% recycled material18-01-2021
Successful trials for production of insulation solutions from 100% recycled material
BEWi, a leading provider of packaging, components and insulation solutions, announces that it has successfully completed trials for production of shape moulded building materials made from 100% recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS). The trials were done at the company’s production facility at Frøya. This means that the company’s new product range GreenLine soon includes a full range of sustainable building insulation solutions, from boards in various dimensions to foundation systems (Ringmur, L-element).
“This is a breakthrough for the entire industry. This addition proves that EPS, where applicable, is not only non-replaceable in terms of application and properties but also a 100% sustainable choice” says Eskil Wahl, Sales Manager BEWi Insulation Norway. “At BEWi, sustainability is at the core of our innovation, both for materials and product development. We strive to offer solutions ranging further than product delivery, and rather have a circular approach. We are proud to be able to provide our customers solutions from recycled material, extending the sustainable benefits,” Wahl continues.
BEWi has previously launched its Recycled Inside, which is EPS made from up to 100% recycled material. Until now, production has been concentrated to insulation boards, produced by a block moulding and wire cut process. By completing the production trials of shape moulded building materials from 100% recycled EPS, BEWi is one step closer to being able to offer a complete product range from recycled material.
BEWi has an ambitious target of collecting 60,000 tons of EPS waste annually. The waste comes from both the buildings and packaging industry. After collection, BEWi processes the waste to new EPS at its own facilities, being the first and only in the industry able to close the loop as one company.
For further information, please contact:
Charlotte Knudsen, Director of IR and Communications BEWi ASA, tel: +47 9756 1959
Eskil Wahl, Sales Manager, BEWi Insulation Norway, tel: +47 406 05 605
About BEWi ASA
BEWi is an international provider of packaging, components and insulation solutions. The company’s commitment to sustainability is integrated throughout the value chain, from the production of raw materials and end goods to recycling of used products. The company creates value for customers by offering sustainable solutions in innovative and efficient ways. With a vision to protect people and goods for a better every day, BEWi is leading the change towards a circular economy.