In the future, construction will have to be lighter, faster, cheaper, more sustainable and more environmentally friendly. Good alternatives to common solid construction are lightweight composite materials. These consist of a honeycomb structure with an upper and lower linerboard. The honeycomb takes up at least 75% of the volume and so represents by far the largest portion of the composite.
ECOCELL has developed a procedure for the industrial manufacture of honeycombs from corrugated cardboard. The entire honeycomb structure, made from 100% recycled paper, is covered with a mineral coating in a process covered by a global patent.
As 90% of CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB is air and with raw material cost of under $50 per m3, by large-scale industrial production, it will become the cheapest construction material all over the world.
ECOCELL has three different patented processes to transform corrugated cardboard into the raw honeycombs. The honeycomb structure, made of 100% recycled paper, consists of 90% air, and for the industrial production it must be directly behinde the corrugated cardboard plant to avoid unnecessary costs and pollution from transport. Preferably this should occur right on the factories’ premises, otherwise very near them.
The CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB can also be delivered to board producers or sellers as a semi-finished product, or it can be further processed at the same site into ECOCELL HONEYCOMB-CONSTRUCTION-BOARDSfor the ECOCELL FAST CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM. The logistics should therefore preferably be organised from the production site. Sales could perhaps be conducted through an online supplier.
We are in contact with paper and corrugated cardboard producers worldwide. ECOCELL can open up a new, undiscovered business field for the corrugated cardboard industry and so contribute to optimal plant utilisation rates.
ECOCELL is based on the conviction that
LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS
will replace traditional materials in construction as they already did in the automotive and aerospace industries. The most important elements of composite systems are the two linerboards and the
Since the honeycombs make up by far the greatest part of the volume of the composite, ECOCELL has set itself the target of developing a honeycomb structure that can be produced as cheaply and quickly as possible, preferably from recycled material.
Based on this, and with this target in mind, ECOCELL developed an industrial procedure for the manufacture of the honeycombs in which the structure consists of 100% recycled paper and some how it gets “fossilized” to make it fire-retardant through a mineral coating. The result was the first insulating material that can be statically loaded in its composite form, the
Since the core of the composite system is also ECOCELL’s core product, ECOCELL wants to demonstrate all the possible applications of the CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB. ECOCELL therefore sees itself as a developer of new composite materials and new, innovative building systems that can be produced based on and using the ECOCELL CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB.