VaproShield Annouces New Product Made From Over 70% Post Consumer Waste - ReNewShield Highly Vapor Permeable Air and Weather Resistive Barrier

October 19, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
GIG HARBOR, WA 10/19/2011 VaproShield, industry leaders of innovative breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs announces the new product release of ReNewShield, a new patent pending, vapor permeable, air and weather resistive barrier manufactured from 70% post consumer recycled plastic.

ReNewShield is manufactured using recycled plastic (PET 1). By volume, approximately 70% of ReNewShield content is recycled plastic from water and pop bottles. It is 100% recyclable after its useful life, fully incorporating the concept of "Cradle-to-Cradle" design. The sustainable design of ReNewShield requires 70% less virgin material than other conventional building wraps and the use of recycled material greatly reduces the environmental impact and carbon footprint.

ReNewShield passes all testing and criteria in its class, including: ICC-ES AC 38, Air Barrier ASTM 2178, ASTM E-84 Class A Fire Rated. With a perm rating of 75, ReNewShield allows moisture vapor within the building to escape, ensuring good indoor air quality. To learn more about the testing criteria mentioned visit

ReNewShield Key Features

  • Manufactured from 70% post consumer recycled plastic bottles
  • 100% recyclable
  • Requires 70% less virgin material than other conventional building wraps, lessening environmental impact and carbon footprint
  • Air Barrier design, utilizing VaproTape and VaproCaps leads to reduced energy consumption
  • Suitable for use on all types of commercial and residential construction
  • Sustains 120 days of UV and climate exposure prior to cladding installation
  • Standard VaproShield 20 year warranty

  • ReNewShield meets the criteria to contribute to Environmental Quality ("EQ") credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants, under United States Green Building Council's Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC), version 2.2., core and shell (LEED-CS), version 2.0.

    Lee Snyder, Managing Partner of VaproShield notes, "We are pleased to have this revolutionary new product on the market. It gives architects and design professionals a new alternative for creating a 'green' rain screen building envelope. Plus, it's just a good thing for the planet to recycle the 30 billion plastic water bottles that are disposed of each year."

    VaproShield estimates that for every square foot of ReNewShield used, they are recycling 2.35, 10 oz. water/pop bottles, or 70,000 bottles for every 30,000 Sq.Ft. of membrane produced.

    ReNewShield is available throughout North America.

    VaproShield offers high performance building envelope systems consisting of breathable membranes, rain screen design components and 3D window flashing elements that save energy, and reduce moisture related problems (mold, mildew, rot) in wall cavities by allowing vapor and moisture to escape instead of being trapped in the wall.

    For information, high resolution images and interviews with VaproShield managing partners and technical staff please contact. Carol Danhof, Innovative Marketing Results,, 616-608-9995 or visit