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Derbigum

Derbigum provides customized innovative and sustainable solutions for roofs and buildings that save both energy and costs, produce renewable energy and thereby decrease buildings’ carbon footprint.
Derbigum’s roofing is made in part from recycled roofs. Derbigum has invested considerably in a recycling process for old roofing that significantly cuts down on waste. Each year the company recycles about 4000 tons of bitumen. That is more than a quarter of the required resources.
Yet take-back logistics remain a challenge. Derbigum cooperates with demolition firms and waste collectors to get the resources to their plant.
Derbigum also pioneered a non-bituminous vegetal roofing membrane composed of vegetable oils and pine resin called Derbipure. It’s the world’s first vegetal roofing membrane. Thanks to Derbipure’s pH neutral coating, rainwater can be drained and return to nature without any chemical pollution whatsoever.

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  • Country: Belgium
  • Sectors:
    • Construction
  • Maturity level: Start-up

Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Substitution
    Substitution

    Replace scarce / toxic / high impact material with more sustainable alternative.

Value Proposition Strategies

  • Branding (eco/premium)
    Branding (eco/premium)

    Enabling a price premium by highlighting/guaranteeing quality and or environmental claims (e.g. certificates, environmental stewardship,...).

Value network strategies

  • Take back management
    Take back management

    Logistics  / establishing network collaboration for taking back end-of-life products from the customer, enabling the execution of a circular value creation strategy