By Cameron Chai
EcoSynthetix, a renewable chemicals company, has obtained a commercial contract from one of the main five manufacturers of insulation in the US. According to the contract, the company will supply EcoSphere biolatex binders for use in insulation products that are free from formaldehyde.
According to John van Leeuwen, EcoSynthetix’s CEO and Chairman, the manufacturers of insulation are looking for high performance, sustainable binders, which can decrease the usage of formaldehyde in the industry, in order to meet tough building regulations. The partnership with potential clients and the capacity of quick prototyping allow the company to deliver the new products to the market. As a result, a breakthrough biomaterial is made available in a product, which meets the rigorous needs of processing and performance that were defined by insulation manufacturers.
The EcoSphere biolatex polymers are inexpensive and act as a sustainable solution in replacing formaldehyde-based binders in the worldwide fiberglass insulation market. The individual fibres in the fibreglass insulation are binded using this industry-specific EcoSphere polymer during the manufacturing method process in order to offer constant performance, required by the manufacturers.
The company will produce this product by means of its present production plants, without any major alterations to previous equipment. This 100% natural product, EcoSphere biolatex polymer has no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).