Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission. With our circular and sustainable waterproofing building materials we strive to leave our planet behind better than we encountered it. Our product range consists of several types of flashing (lead replacement) and flat roofing. The raw material of our products is recycled polyvinyl butyral (PVB), which was formerly used in safety glass, such as car windows. By using this waste material, we not only want to reduce the >1 billion kg's of waste it represents each year, but we also aim to create products which are better and more sustainable than their counterparts. At the end of our products' lifecycle they can be recycled and reused as Leadax again. In short, we are closing the loop.
In 2017 we introduced our first solution to the market. Leadax Flashing replaces toxic lead on roofs, which is unfortunately still being used in construction. Our flashing material offers a number of benefits over using lead and can be used and processed the same way. Leadax Flashing Original even has the look and feel of traditional lead. Therefor we refer to our product as ‘the new lead’. Next to that, we brought our second Leadax Flashing product to the market, called Leadax Flashing Easy SA. Easy SA has two self-adhesive strips and is thinner than Leadax Flashing Original, thereby offering a tape-like flashing product. The applications include chimneys, cavity walls and valleys, among others.
However, even when all the lead in the world would be replaced by Leadax Flashing, there still would be 95% of the PVB waste pile left, each year. And that’s just in Europe alone. For this reason, we introduced a circular flat roofing product to the market, which also uses the PVB waste as its raw material. Leadax PVB Roofing is the world’s most sustainable flat roofing and the next standard in roofing products, next to bitumen, TPO, PVC and EPDM. Our goal is to become the world’s standard in roofing products.
With our circular and sustainable waterproofing building materials we are on a mission to change the world for the better. We use waste as raw material, create affordable and scalable products, which can be recycled and reused as Leadax again at the end of their lifecycles.
Leadax is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With our products we work towards a global impact in reduction of CO2 emissions, an increase of autonomy of fossil resources, large reduction of waste and creating jobs worldwide in the Cleantech.
PVB waste as raw material
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) is the plastic foil between safety glass which could not be reused, until now. There is an abundance of PVB waste available worldwide. In Europe alone, this pile of waste weighs in at more than 1.5 billion kilograms (each year!). For comparison: This is the weight of 150 Eiffel towers.
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