Apr 21, 2023
IKO Asphalt Recycling Line Enters Full Production
IKO, a manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, has announced the full commissioning of its asphalt recycling line in Hawkesbury, ON. The company also recently began the pilot phase of a TPO recycling line in its Hagerstown, MD, plant that opened in 2022. The Hawkesbury location, one of IKO's eight modern shingle manufacturing plants, is among the first shingle plants in the world to graduate from its pilot phase into daily production. It became fully operational during the winter of 2022-23. In the current environment, a typical shingle recycling plant produces about 5,000 tons of recycled content per year, which is a miniscule percentage of the raw materials used annually by an average production facility. With IKO's new line running daily, the company is exceeding those benchmarks by a wide margin. When it reaches its capacity later this year, it will be able to recycle up to 150 tons of shingle material per day.
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