Newsline

NAIMA Survey Documents Use Of Recycled Materials

January 20, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A recent survey by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) shows its members' commitment to using pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in their insulation products.

According to the survey, NAIMA members utilized more than 1.6 billion pounds of recycled post-consumer glass and blast furnace slag in the manufacturing process of thermal and acoustical insulation in 2003. In the last decade, NAIMA members have used close to 21 billion pounds of recycled materials.

"I am pleased to announce that our members continue to do their part in protecting natural resources by utilizing recyclable materials," said Ken Mentzer, president and CEO of NAIMA.

Fiberglass insulation is manufactured using a combination of recycled glass, up to 40 percent depending on the manufacturer and the specific plant, as well as the base material of glass, which is sand.

Because sand is constantly being produced through wind and erosion, is a rapidly renewable resource that is widely available.

Slag wool insulation is manufactured from blast furnace slag, which is a byproduct of steel manufacturing.

Publication date: 01/24/2005

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con