Environmental Credentials of Single Ply Membranes
Bauder has carried out research into the manufacturing technology of our single ply membranes to reduce environmental impact. Today, all our PVC membrane production plant uses closed rotation cooling system which drastically reduces water consumption and avoids environmental pollution. The systems are automated and concentrate on recycling waste, by-products and reducing emissions. Through the recycling of waste we are able to keep the consumption of raw materials to a minimum.
By using the mechanical fix option for single ply installation, it is possible to independently remove all the component parts of the system. If only the membrane needs renewal, but the insulation and vapour barrier are still sound, then this element can be replaced separately.
FPO Single Ply Membranes
Bauder is one of the few suppliers of FPO single ply systems. This product is recognised as having significant environmental advantages over PVC systems. FPO membranes can be recycled at the end of their serviceable life by returning them to the manufacturing process to be used instead of raw materials. If the FPO membranes have become contaminated by external agents, then their disposal by incineration is required. In this instance, their combustion does not cause any environmental problems as any gases released are neutral; additionally it now becomes a useful source of energy.
When PVC waterproofing membranes are recycled they can be converted into other components such as protective or separation layers.
The Bauder insulation has extremely high thermal efficiency and is CFC and HCFC free. It has zero ODP and a Global Warming Potential of just 4.928 Kg CO2 – Eq./kg. As part of our PIR insulation manufacturing process, offcuts and waste are readily recycled and used in the production of hand cleansers and decking materials.