Kingspan partnered with Atlanta-based Belter Tech
, a company that makes products containing up to 85% recycled content from post-consumer and post-industrial waste, to help recycle PIR (polyisocyanurate) foam waste. Picking up a tractor trailer load of this foam from Kingspan each week, Belter Tech uses the foam waste to make a variety of products including cement fill, ceiling tiles and panel products.
Kingspan PIR foam waste is chopped up by Belter Tech and added to a cementitious mix to make a strong, lightweight, fire retardant, and highly insulative fill. This cementitious binder can be used, for example, in floor construction, for fill around existing plumbing and for adding necessary fire protection to older buildings.
PIR foam waste also gets new life by being upcycled into ceiling tiles. Belter Tech uses this waste to create lightweight, durable tiles that provide acoustical and thermal insulation as well as moisture and mold resistance. The tiles can be used as a major component in any office building or high rise and even help increase building scores in LEED evaluations.
Additionally, Kingspan PIR foam waste is manufactured by Belter Tech into lightweight, fire-retardant panel board products that are currently being used by the film industry in Georgia.