The CertainTeed plant in Sherman, Texas, says it is doing its part to eliminate waste.

The plant has been able to divert more than 24 million pounds of waste from landfills by using recycled content in its textile duct liners.

“Our plant has significantly reduced scrap materials going to a landfill in the past five years,” said Eric Schramm, plant manager of the Sherman facility. “We have made several efficiency improvements to manufacture the ToughGard 2 textile duct liner with a high recycled content. These improvements, along with safety, are the great strides we have made while our plant has been in production.”

Used primarily as an acoustical liner in HVAC sheet metal ducts, ToughGard 2 helps improve the energy efficiency of a HVAC system by reducing heat gain or loss and minimizes moisture problems due to condensation. The duct liner is designed to meet specifications for acoustical and LEED-certified projects and the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Guidelines with its recycled content and other sustainable features.

Composed primarily of long, textile-type glass fibers, ToughGard 2 can be used in most types of comfort heating and cooling duct systems operating at velocities of up to 6,000 feet per minute and temperatures to 250ºF, company officials say.