nora is pursuing several projects for the use of recycled content in our products.
These projects are collaborations with other industries or our suppliers. Alternatively, we use waste materials from our own production facilities and include them in our new products.
norament 992 is a product whose second layer contains recycled content from our nora production facilities. We collect the sanding dust from our production processes, use leftover kneading residues and add chips from our production facilities. We also add recycled mineral fillers from our suppliers. This results in a recycled content of at least 11 % (depending on the availability of production residues at nora).
noraplan acoustic is a special product that uses acoustic foam from recycled materials. The acoustic foam is made using 82 % recycled content from the mattress industry and sanding dust from nora’s production facilities. This results in a total recycled content of 29 % for noraplan acoustic.
One objective of our processes is to minimize the burden of pollution on people and the environment as much as possible. For example, production leftovers are recycled, packaging materials are selected from an environmental standpoint, and floor coverings that are surplus to requirements are reused.
We have adopted aggressive recycling measures to bring nora’s total manufacturing substance recycling to 100 % through multiple recycling channels . They are granulated and become part of the raw material base of new rubber flooring products as high-quality natural fillers and decorative color speckles.
The recycling of installation scraps and old nora floor coverings is possible in a number of ways:
nora's Construction Waste Take-Back Program makes it possible to return waste and scrap material from new installations of nora flooring. We can take them away and make sure they get reused or recycled the right way. It can also be used to generate energy.