Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Roofing, has acquired the rights to technology from recycling partner Asphaltica that will allow the company to recycle asphalt shingle waste,
According to Saint-Gobain, the proprietary technology acquired from Asphaltica will allow it to pelletize both post-industrial and post-consumer shingle waste, diverting it from landfills while “furthering the company’s commitment to creating a circular economy in its production of roofing shingles.”
The initiative comes as Saint-Gobain continues to implement its global “Grow and Impact” strategy, which includes reducing waste and increasing the circularity of raw materials in its production processes. In addition, the technology will help the company contribute to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) goals to reduce landfill disposal of asphalt-based roofing materials to 50% by 2035 and to approach 0% by 2050, corporate officials said.
“By taking an innovative approach and embracing new technologies, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Roofing are making strides to maximize our positive impact while minimizing our environmental footprint,” said Carmen Bodden, vice president of the Malvern, PA-based CertainTeed Roofing. “The Asphaltica technology … will help us achieve our goal of keeping shingle manufacturing waste across our network out of landfills.”