Solving a Global Problem

SOLVING A GLOBAL PROBLEM

In 2009, the ICC (International Code Council) loosened regulations on building materials for construction over fifty-feet in height. The resulting widespread use of cheaper and hazardous products led to numerous fires worldwide. The fires, though deadly in their own right, were not what killed the hundreds of people trapped within these mostly residential buildings—cyanide gas was the true culprit. Typical foamed plastic insulation burns at dangerously low temperatures and releases toxic gas. This gas is kept within the building as the fire consumes available oxygen. These materials are not used with the safety of the consumer or worker in mind. They are designed to be cost-effective and easily produced.

Our products take the heat without toxic flame-retardants. As the temperature rises, ECP materials boast better performance in heat conductivity, as well as ample strength and corrosion resistance for the long run.