Bondor’s deep commitment to the environment is evident in the initiatives the company has taken for the continual improvement of their manufacturing practices as well as to maintain sustainable building practices.
Bondor is also involved with PACIA's Sustainability Leadership Development Framework. In addition to developing all of their products keeping the health of the Australian environment and community in mind, the company is also committed to using recyclable or reusable materials wherever possible as well as promoting reusability of their own products. All of Bondor’s products are non-ozone depleting and thermally efficient, helping lower energy costs and benefiting the environment.
The COLORBOND steel skins of all Bondor insulated panels are 100% recyclable and have been made by BlueScope Steel with 10-30% recycled scrap. Bondor uses fully reusable or recyclable EPS-FR cores for many of their products, and proudly supports the RESPA (Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Australia) initiative.
Bondor's insulated sandwich panels are installed using screws, rivets and adhesives, allowing easy disassembly for reuse and reconstruction in another application. The mastic or silicone sealant that holds the panels together can be easily removed, while the screws and rivets used to fix the panels to the steel supports and flashings can be unfastened, and panels removed and reused on other building sites.
Bondor's insulated panels contribute significantly to reducing the energy required to keep Australian buildings within a comfortable temperature range by providing reliable insulation and a wall/ ceiling/ roof solution in one product. The panels also provide continuous insulation to reduce or eliminate thermal bridging, compared to standard framed construction methods that run the risk of disrupted insulation, contributing to heat loss/gain through thermal bridging.
Since Bondor's insulated sandwich panels are supplied against custom orders, the amount of material used in the construction process is optimised, reducing the quantity of waste sent to landfill compared to standard framed construction methods. Further, Bondor's products can be constructed with minimal adhesives and sealants, which reduce potential toxins and VOCs, and help to protect Australia’s health.
Bondor's insulated panels use non-ozone depleting pentane to blow their insulating core for EPS-FR and PIR, and the mineral fibre uses air entrapment, helping to promote a sustainable construction method to protect Australia's future. These panels provide a consistent level of insulation that is impervious to compression, water vapour, vermin, termites and rot, helping decrease any risk of structural damage while improving the living quality for Australia.
These insulated panel products also contribute to Australia through their 'buildability' as they significantly shorten construction times, providing economic, social and environmental benefits to the community.
Act Local, Think Global
Bondor operates manufacturing sites in each state across Australia, allowing their customers to ‘act local, think global’. By purchasing locally manufactured building products, including Australian BlueScope COLORBOND steel, you are not only reducing your impact on the environment, but also supporting Australian industries.