23 Feb '12, 5pm

Used Cartons Make New ReWall Materials

Used Cartons Make New ReWall Materials

Tetra Pak and similar gable-top cartons have many advantages such as keeping food fresher for a longer period of time. However, one drawback has been that these polyethylene-coated packages cannot be processed in most curbside recycling programs. The ReWall Company , on the other hand, can’t get enough of the stuff. Iowa-based ReWall uses poly-coated cartons to make wall board, tile backer, sheathing, and decorative panels. One product, NakedBoard , is suitable for supporting tile in wet areas, or as a decorative panel when a design calls for highlighting the recycled nature of materials. There is no paper facing. Another product, EssentialBoard , is paper-faced for additional strength and comparable to sheathing products or plywood. The paper-facing also makes it a suitable drywall substitute. Both products are light weight, rigid, and have a water-resistant core. Pricing...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/02/rewall-company-recycle...

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