There appears to be a new green building item on the market that is buoyant, resilient, and malleable. Among its few notable characteristics, this new green building item is capable as well of being manipulated into just about any shape or form, and moulded into shapes, devoid of the need for any pastes, harmful compounds, or poisonous elements. This bio-based product called ECOR, is made using only water, heat, fibre, and pressure, and takes a low-value product (waste product) and transforms it into a high-value green building material.
ECOR, from Noble Environmental, can be used for a wide variety of purposes from interior home design and furnishings to furniture to construction to consumer commodities, and can form a varied range of colours and textures.
A panel of ECOR is comparable to other panel products, including the sheetrock, composites, particle board, and others. But the distinction between this panel and other panels is that this bio-based product panel is 75% lighter than traditional panels, making it a great choice for packaging, signage, and exhibits as well as for applications like stage sets and interior design divisions.
ECOR is a USDA authorized 100% bio-based, reutilized commodity made from 100% cellulose fibre materials. Fibre sources include an unlimited variety of readily available, low-cost, underutilized, and waste raw material sources. It can be combined with corrugated cardboards (OCC), old newspapers (ONP), office papers, discarded wood chips, residual agricultural fibres including Bovine Processed Fibre (BPF), kenaf, oat, coffee, coconut, and other waste fibres which are available globally.
Among the many plus sides of this green building material, ECOR is said to produce no toxic adhesives, formaldehyde, or others and to fabricate virtually zero airborne VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Furthermore, being a ‘clean’ green building material, since ECOR comes from waste materials, which is broadly available; it is also a great example of turning waste to something of value. Not only are people reutilising old materials, they also get to help the environment in diverse ways as well.