Based on a innovative binding technology, a Dutch company is manufacturing organic fibre-reinforced ceramic panels. The company is able to manufacture building panels based on lignocellulose fibres from biomass. Compared with current cladding applications (fibre cement, plastic sidings) it contains no (petro)chemicals or harmful additives or components. The company is looking for distribution partners.
Lignocellulose is present in plant dry matter and the most abundantly available raw material on the Earth. A Dutch company has developed a production line to manufacture ecological fibre reinforced ceramic panels. The company is able to manufacture mineral building panels based on lignocellulosic fibres from agricultural residual flows for example greenhouse crops. The sidings are designed for ventilated facades. It is a dimensionally stable material, even at high moisture and temperature levels. It has a low carbon footprint and it can be recycled into soil improving material. The material can be worked as wood, e.g. screwing, nailing and sawing. The Dutch company is looking for partners in the framework of a distribution agreement.
Innovations and advantages
• High Cradle2Cradle rating, low environmental impact • Material contains only ecological components, it can be crushed and used as soil enriching component • Very high fire resistance because of the ceramic properties • High durability and impact resistance • Suitable for sidings, facade and rainscreen cladding systems • Excellent weather and chemical resistance • Durable facade material • Resistant to impact damage • Resistant to insects, mould growth and fungi • No routine maintenance required
Current stage of development
Production line has been commissioned recently.
02006001 Materials, components and systems for construction
02007002 Building materials
02007005 Composite materials
Market application codes
08001004 Fibre-reinforced (plastic) composites
08001015 Other speciality materials
08005 Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Area of partner's activity
The company is looking for distribution partners. The partner has to have experience in the field of architecture, building and construction especially regarding application of sidings, facade and rain screen cladding systems. The company prefers to work with affiliates and suppliers to build a community of like-minded companies to adopt cradle2cradle philosophy to contribute to the circular economy.