VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - Throughout five years of production, CertainTeed’s plant in Sherman, Texas, has reached a significant environmental milestone. The plant, which manufactures ToughGard® 2 textile duct liner, has diverted more than 24 million pounds of waste from being dumped in a landfill by incorporating a high-recycled content in the product. Specifically, ToughGard 2 textile duct liner contains 75 percent recycled content - the highest of any textile duct liner in the market, said the company.

“Our plant has significantly reduced scrap materials going to a landfill in the past five years,” said Eric Schramm, plant manager of Sherman’s facility. “We have made several efficiency improvements to manufacture the ToughGard 2 textile duct liner with a high recycled content. These improvements, along with safety, are the great strides we have made while our plant has been in production.”

Used primarily as an acoustical liner in HVAC sheet metal ducts, the product helps improve the energy efficiency of a HVAC system by reducing heat gain or loss and minimizes moisture problems due to condensation. The duct liner is designed to meet specifications for acoustical and LEED-certified projects and the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Guidelines with its recycled content and other sustainable features.

The duct liner can be used in most types of comfort heating and cooling duct systems operating at velocities of up to 6,000 feet per minute and temperatures to 250°F.

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Publication date:02/22/2010