Structural sheet material made from (recycled) cellulose fibers

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-06-08 02:22:02 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Recycled and renewable cellulose fibers are molded in flat and 3D-sheet material to be used in furniture, construction, toys etcetera. No VOC's.


The manufacturing process that produces ECOR®panels is a model of refined simplicity. Similar to the “wet” process used for many years to produce paper and cardboard, the ECOR® process creates a wet fiber “stew” or matrix similar to paper pulp, which can be formed in a flat or corrugated mold to an uniform thickness. Water is extracted from the fiber matrix, first using suction, then by using heat and pressure, which are applied in a process that allows the cellulose fibers to form naturally strong yet pliable bonds.

Many different fibers and fiber combinations(matrices) have been tested successfully to create strong but lightweight, flat and three-dimensional molded fiber panels (wave and honeycomb panels).
The Company’s proprietary manufacturing technology for processing, molding, and bonding new and recycled cellulose fibers (wood, plants, recycled paper, etc.) achieves equal or better fiber adhesion, panel strength and uniformity compared to traditional “dry-process” products, but with less weight and no toxic additives. In addition, the wet process allows for a much broader range of potential raw material sources like;

  • Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC)
  • Old Corrugated Cardboard and Bovine Process Fibers (OCC & BPF)
  • Spruce & Thermal Mechanical Pulp (Spruce & TMP)
  • Old Newsprint (ONP)
  • or combinations of the above


  • No VOC emissions during manufacturing, fabrication or after installation
  • Safer work places; reduced employee health claims and meets or exceeds OSHA requirements
  • Healthier living environments; reduced liability to claims of chemical sensitivity
  • Meets emerging European Common Market environmental standards


  • Provides a viable market for paper waste and agricultural material
  • Slows deforestation, preserves habitats, provides jobs in rural communities
  • Provides sustainable materials for twenty-first century development


  • Process recycles over 90% of the water back into the system
  • Generates no toxic water or air emissions
  • Can also be scaled to either small batch plants or large manufacturing facilities
  • Can be located wherever there are available raw materials and markets
Designer: Nobel Environmental Technologies
Manufacturer: Nobel Environmental Technologies
Category: Construction material


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