NWGR is justifiably proud of the special attention the product in their Belgium facility is receiving. After a cooperative development process, the facility is producing product that is unsurpassed in the industry. This gypsum material is a hallmark product that stands alone in the industry and truly bills NWGR as the unrivalled provider of recycled gypsum in the world.
Features of the reclaimed gypsum material include:
Size: NWGR delivers the smallest particle size in the industry and guarantees manufacturer’s specification. Specifications typically range from 1.6mm to 4mm in diameter. Recycled material average in the industry is 14mm.
Paper Removal: the new system ensures that less than half the paper backing material that traditionally remains is removed. That is, less than 0.6% paper remains. Industry norm is 1-2%.
Contaminants: virtually no contamination occurs utilizing the NWGR system.
“Working closely with our partner and utilizing the best technology available, we have been able to build a recycling program for gypsum that is designed for use in synthetic gypsum mills” states Maarten Hendriks, Global Marketing and Development Manager for New West Gypsum. “New West is committed to working with our partners to give them the consistent blend of product they require in order to produce wallboard with high recycled content.”
Over time, this technology will be installed in all of NWGR’s plants world-wide and in any new facilities established. You can read more about our product methodology under Recovery Process.