From Compost to Composites: Innovating with Cow Pies
Melissa Coffin | July 27, 2011
Earlier this month I was introduced to a new product for Pharos, a line of wall boards and panels made from a blend of cellulose sources – recycled cardboard, old newsprint, and something near and dear to my Vermont heart: bovine processed fibers.
Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation has launched its ECOR® line of bio-based panels made from blending these various fibers with water into a “stew” which gets poured out onto a mold before the water is suctioned, pressed, and steamed out, leaving just the fibers behind.
ECOR® products scored well in Pharos (6-8 out of 10 in VOC and toxicity categories depending on the amount of adhesive used), due to their high percentage of renewable content and Noble’s ability to fully disclose all of the product’s ingredients.
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