Case Study - Recycling programme


End Of Life (EOL)

CASE STUDY - Recycling programme

Jobsite: Farnborough Air Show 2008, 2010 & 2012
Ceiling Contractor: RSD Systems Ltd
Specialist Contractor: SDD Exhibitions Ltd
Green Projects (UK Recycling Programme)

To date, Armstrong has completed three successful recycling projects at Farnborough Air Show. Armstrong has recycled 24,600m² of Dune Supreme tiles from the show site to its UK manufacturing site in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The mineral fibre tiles were specified by specialist contractors, SDD Exhibitions, for temporary hospitality marquees.

Armstrong has been using recycled raw materials and process waste to make its mineral fibre tiles for over a decade and has now extended their ‘end of life’ recycling programme of 5 years to include most types of Armstrong mineral fibre tiles produced after January 2000. These can be recycled using a process which involves breaking the old tiles down into a slurry and using it as a raw material for making new Armstrong ceiling tiles.

“The marquees at Farnborough become temporary headquarters for some of the biggest names in the aviation industry, so the interiors have to be of a high quality and the ceilings are no exception,” explains David Humphreys, Project Controller at SDD Exhibitions. “The Armstrong Dune Supreme tiles create an aesthetically pleasing ceiling while providing good acoustics which is challenging in the noisy environment of the show. The Dune Supreme tile also met the higher levels of humidity expected on the site. Additional confidence in the products performance was provided by the Armstrong Humiguard Lifetime Guarantee. We are really pleased that Armstrong can provide both performance and environmental ceiling solutions”.