Ragn-Sells and ROCKWOOL in collaboration to recycle rockwool
Together with the Danish company ROCKWOOL, Ragn-Sells is presenting a recycling solution for rockwool. The collaboration will make old rockwool new, resulting in a reduced amount of rockwool going to landfill – with the companies thus taking joint responsibility for a higher degree of recycling. The process makes the rockwool into new products with the same high quality as before.
The cross-border collaboration was initiated by ROCKWOOL, with headquarters in Doense, Denmark, with the aim of taking joint responsibility for increasing the recycling of rockwool.
- We are working continuously to find solutions for materials that are not yet recyclable. There was therefore not a moment’s hesitation when ROCKWOOL asked if we were interested in a collaboration, says Jon Lille-Schulstad, Director of Raw Materials within Ragn-Sellsföretagen.
Today all old rockwool is sent directly to landfill from building sites. The collaboration enables Ragn-Sells and ROCKWOOL to instead present a new recycling solution, with left-over rockwool being converted into new products with the same high quality as before. The process entails Ragn-Sells in Norway and Sweden collecting rockwool from contractors and building sites. The rockwool is compressed and sent to Ragn-Sells’ plant in Denmark, from where it is sent to ROCKWOOL’s factories. The recycling process entails Rockwool melting down the rockwool, which is manufactured from volcanic rock and which can be re-used again and again, and preparing it for re-use.
Rockwool is used for thermal and acoustic insulation in building structures and is made of volcanic rock.
As an insulation product, rockwool has several unique advantages:
- High level of fire safety
- Reduces sound