Leadax, the fantastic product available exclusively in the UK from Cromar Building Products, has been awarded the Veluwse innovation prize of 2018. Leadax, is made from recycled plastic molded onto aluminum mesh and not only looks like lead but is as malleable and pliable as Lead.

“What makes Leadax unique is that it has the stability, impact resilience and pliability of lead. It also has the same look and feel as lead. But, it’s cheaper, non-toxic, 70% lighter and safer and easier for workers to work with,” said Roeland van Delden, Director of Leadax.

“The makers of Leadax have come up with a lead alternative that is better than the original”

Lead is being slowly phased out world-wide on account of its risks to health and the environment. Leadax is a sustainable building material made of PVB – polyvinyl butyral – extracted from used safety glass. Sales are growing rapidly and to meet anticipated world demand, Leadax is now building a second production line in the centre of the Netherlands. “Our ambition is to replace all lead used in the construction industry with Leadax within seven years,” said Van Delden.

Leadax is patented and has been certified by the BBA.