GAF Introduces Recycled Asphalt Shingles

GAF, a Standard Industries company, will offer a patented shingle recycling process that produces asphalt roofing shingles containing recycled material from post-consumer and post-manufacture waste shingles that may have otherwise been landfilled. The product has significant implications for improving sustainability and circularity across the roofing supply chain. During tests, GAF was able to reclaim more than 90 per cent of the waste shingle material, by weight, to be reused in the manufacture of new shingles. GAF additionally demonstrated its ability to manufacture new shingles containing up to 15 per cent recycled material that were UL-certified for safety and effectiveness. GAF is committing more than $100 million to bring the recycling process to commercial scale, including the development of a pilot operation in 2021 that will enable the company to conduct additional research and development on its process.