GreenMantra’s unique process transforms plastic waste into valuable additives, used by Malarkey Roofing Products in high-performance polymer modified asphalt shingles
The Discovery Channel’s Oct. 30 episode of “Made by Destruction” will feature a unique process by GreenMantra Technologies that recycles dried up writing markers and converts them into valuable polymer additives used as an ingredient in high performance, polymer modified asphalt shingles made by Malarkey Roofing Products.
The “Made by Destruction” series highlights ways that used, spent materials are recycled and reinvented in ingenious and extraordinary ways.
The Oct. 30 show highlights how GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing clean technology company that produces high-value polymer products from waste plastics, receives spent markers collected and shipped by schools participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program. GreenMantra separates the polyolefin casings from the markers and grinds them into flake. GreenMantra’s proprietary thermo-catalytic system and patented process converts the plastic flake into a high-value polymer specifically designed as an additive for asphalt modification. The GreenMantra process enables it to utilize a wide range of post-consumer plastic wastes, including hard-to-recycle materials such as plastic grocery bags and film, in its process.
The show then highlights how Malarkey Roofing Products, a leading producer of high performance roofing materials since 1956, uses the polymer additives to create high quality, sustainable, polymer modified asphalt roofing products. The roofing shingles made with polymer modified asphalt have enhanced flexibility and performance in extreme weather conditions. The polymers also provide the shingle with the highest levels of impact resistance and granule retention for exceptional durability. In each manufacturing facility, Malarkey uses recycled materials for several products. At this scale of production, the reduction of environmental impact is substantial. For every ton of recycled plastic used, 4 barrels of oil and 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space are saved. Additionally, for every pound of recycled tire rubber used, one pound of carbon dioxide is prevented from being released into the atmosphere.
The show’s initial airing is Oct. 30 at 8:30 pm, on Discovery Channel-Canada.
Based in Brantford, Ontario, GreenMantra® Technologies utilizes a proprietary thermo-catalytic system and patented process to cost-effectively convert and “up-cycle” waste
plastics, including hard-to-recycle materials such as grocery bags and film, into high-value waxes and other specialty chemicals. These materials have a broad range of applications in the coatings, plastics processing, adhesives, roofing and paving industries. More information on the company, its products and its innovative technology can be found at www.greenmantra.com
About Malarkey Roofing Products
Malarkey Roofing Products is a Portland, Oregon, based roofing manufacturer that provides performance-driven residential, commercial, and sustainable roofing solutions with unparalleled service and integrity. Since 1956, Malarkey Roofing Products has consistently valued innovation and is motivated to provide products that are committed to sustainability through long-term solutions, creating value for customers and business partners. For more information on Malarkey Roofing Products, visit www.malarkeyroofing.com.