Vancouver, Canada (PressExposure) February 18, 2009 -- Ecolink announces its latest product Eco Board. Responding to a growing need for alternative uses for products produced by the Canadian Forest Industry, Ecolink has developed a composite wood product that combines wood fibers with regrowable natural energy to produce Eco Board a fire retardant alternative to traditional wood products.
Fierce competition from China, Brazil and other places where trees grow faster, manufacturing costs are lower, and lax environment rules has created new and substantial challenges for the Canadian Forestry Industry. This combined with a mountain pine beetle infestation has already killed off billions of trees in British Columbia and is threatening to take over Alberta's jack pine, marking the start of a deadly cross-country trek across Canada. The devastating pine beetle infestation is expected to have economic implications for 30 communities and 25,000 families whose livelihood depends on the pulp and paper industry in British Columbia alone.
Ecolinkâs new technology has a wide variety of applications and uses. Ecolinkâs proprietary technology uses a binder to encapsulate wood fibers. The new resin can be molded in shapes of any dimension and thickness. Further it can be extruded to produce panels, slabs, tiles and boards. Ecolink combines this resin with regrowable energy, natural fillers and wood. The result is a wood based product with a very green footprint.
Eco Board offers a viable and sustained outlet for wood products that would otherwise not be milled. In addition to the environmental benefits of Eco Board, Eco Board offers the Canadian Forest Industry an alternative use for infested wood and the opportunity to re-tool otherwise empty mills.
Eco Board composite products are made of a unique combination of wood, regrowable energy, natural fillers and the Companyâs proprietary resin. Rather than using wood fibers from reclaimed or recycled resources Eco Board uses recently produced wood products. These products are then combined to create a higher quality fire retardant composite wood product. Eco Board provides wood manufacturers the ability to produce thousands of tons of wood, insure continued operations and employment to the surrounding community.
Eco Board provides a beautiful, long lasting, environmentally responsible substitute to basic wood products. The exclusive Eco Board composite formula brings together the best qualities of wood and regrowable resources to create a superior alternative and use of wood. The new resin prevents the wood from burning and prevents moisture penetration. The resins can be adjusted to resulting in rigid or flexible board.
Once the components have been combined the result is a surface that is harder and more resistant. Eco Board is moisture resistant, will not rot or splinter and will not be affected by insects. Eco Board will not rot or suffer damage from termites. Eco Board will not deteriorate due to harsh weather. Eco Board will not shrink or swell from moisture and it is slip resistant. Eco Board requires no sealants or weatherproofing. Eco Board has excellent screw and nail holding properties.
Eco Board has a natural, attractive look and feel. The Eco Board can be extruded into a wide variety of surfaces including decking, railing, fencing products, cabinets and panels. Eco Board requires only periodic cleaning to stay beautiful for years to come. No need for sanding, staining or painting â¦ ever.
It contains no toxic chemicals or preservatives. Eco Board resists damage from moisture and sunlight, making it the natural choice for pools, hot tubs and spas. Eco Board is available in a wide range of colors and finishes to suit any style.
Eco Board cuts, fastens and sands easily and features natural UV resistance. Eco Board is virtually maintenance free. You can pressure wash Eco Board to clean it. Unlike wood-composite boards where the warranty is void if you use a pressure washer, Eco Board can be pressure cleaned.