Choosing natural raw materials; Producing with renewable energy sources; Creating products that are economical to use and which last a long time; Ensuring that the product will still be of use after its services have been rendered, and that it will not become waste. Soprema has drawn inspiration from this cradle-to-cradle philosophy in its research and development for many years. The result: innovative materials that are among the best in the world.
Two Silver Awards
Having already obtained the coveted Cradle to Cradle Certificate for six bituminous roofing products; Soprema’s XPS insulation has also been rated (very) good after rigorous testing. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute examined the material across five categories:
– Material health: What substances does the material consist of?
– Product circularity: Does it contribute to a circular economy?
– Clean air and climate protection: What impact does its manufacture have on air quality?
– Water & soil stewardship: What is the impact on water supplies and soil?
– Social fairness: What are the working conditions like?
The result: not only did the XPS boards score a bronze certificate, they even achieved silver in the ‘material reuse’ and ‘renewable energy and CO2 management’ categories.
Soprema produces XPS insulation boards at its hi-tech production site in Tongeren – ensuring the smallest possible impact on the environment and a minimal CO2 footprint. The main raw materials used are EPS packaging & used fish packaging. The insulation material is also itself fully recyclable.
The many advantages of XPS
Professionals rely on XPS (Extruded Polystyrene) to insulate (cavity) walls, floors, flat and pitched roofs, facades, foundation walls, car parks and parking roofs. These high performance insulating boards are pressure and dimension-ally stable, moisture resistant and recyclable. In addition, the material is light in weight and easy to cut and process.