Green Building Products
A-FOR (agri-forestry) biocomposite panels are environmentally sustainable, natural fibre-based fibreboard panels.
In addition to its biofibre insulation, TTS’ unique nonwoven biofibre mat line is capable of producing over 100 distinct biofibre mat products with area weight of 200g/m2 to 3500g/m2, including weed control fabrics and other geotextiles, air, liquid and gas filters, noise absorbents, a wide variety of automotive parts, click here for pictures furniture and building applications. Here are some application examples of biofibre mat in compression molding, resin infussion, vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), light resin transfer moulding (LRTM), landscaping and plant breeding(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQaGNlRhQI).
TTS is in the process of developing a unique line of biofibre-cement biocomposite products that combine biofibres with ordinary Portland cement to produce a versatile end product for use in a broad range of applications, including biofibre cement block, biofibre cement siding or cladding for homes.
The injection of biofibre confers novel properties to the resulting cement, improving structural performance, functionality and insulating properties compared to conventional cement products.
TTS is in the process of developing a unique line of biofibre-plastic biocomposite products that are environmentally sustainable and exhibit excellent performance characteristics, such as durability.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high-performance building panels. SIPs save energy and resources. SIPs allow for better control over indoor air quality. SIPs have a significantly lower environmental impact than conventional wood framing and fiberglass insulation. Not only do SIPs save energy, they also help decrease carbon emissions, water pollution, deforestation, damage to natural habitats, and emissions of other ozone harming gases. SIPs share the same structural properties as an I-beam. The rigid insulation core acts as a web, while the OSB sheathing exhibits the same properties as the flanges. The I-beam structural characteristics make SIPs home extremely strong to survive from natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and straight-line winds(Download Stories of SIP Homes survived natural disasters). SIPs combine several components of conventional building, such as studs and joists, insulation, vapor barrier and air barrier. They can be used for many different applications, such as exterior wall, roof, floor and foundation systems(Example of a net-zero energy SIP home).