high-tech, low-cost – ECOCELL BETONWABE, the most cost-effective construction material in the world

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ECOCELL – will start a MEGATREND in environmentally friendly construction

With the ECOCELL construction system, the architect and visionary Fredy Iseli has developed a ground-breaking, disruptive fast construction system from cost-effective high-tech composite materials that completely transforms current construction techniques. The new construction material requires neither sand nor gravel, and because it uses renewable resources it causes no CO2 emissions but rather reduces greenhouse gases enormously. Over CHF 5 million has been invested into the development of the new construction system, and over a dozen processes and inventions have been patented or have patents pending.

ECOCELL BETONWABE – the core is the most important element of the composite material.

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 fibre cement honeycomb. The entire honeycomb structure, made from 100% recycled paper, is covered with a mineral coating in a process covered by a global patent and then “petrified”. 90% of the ECOCELL fibre cement honeycomb is air, and with a material cost of under $ 50 per m3 it is one of the cheapest construction materials in the world when mass-produced. BETONWABE is the first insulating material that can be statically loaded in its composite form.


ECOCELL produces standardised components in series with millimetre precision. The individual wall, floor or roofing components, but also delivered parts such as windows and doors, come with standard locking pins. By simply locking together the various elements, one can erect complete, almost fully operational buildings in just a few hours. Since ECOCELL moves as much of the work upstream into production as possible, inefficient work at the construction site is minimised.

The new building concept enables serial manufacturing of standardised components and separates manufacture from the design and the building. Furthermore, ECOCELL can make a significant contribution to affordable housing. The innovative construction system received the GreenTec AWARD 2016 and the Swiss innovation prize IDEE-SUISSE Award 2018.

Proof of Concept (POC) achieved – ready for the growth market.

The innovative construction system has achieved POC. The prototypes of the machines and production lines have been developed and tested and have proved themselves with the production of the 0 series!

The ECOCELL fibre cement honeycomb and the honeycomb composite panels and construction elements built with it have been inspected and tested! The first ECO Solar houses in St. Margrethen SG and Uttwil TG have been built and are inhabited! ECOCELL is therefore beyond the start-up phase and is ready for the growth market. It is now looking for investors who share the values and visions of ECOCELL and want to join ECOCELL in taking a leading role in the “new” construction industry, securing a significant market share and simultaneously making a significant contribution to protecting our planet.

smart-material strategy

more “wood from wood”

The ECOCELL BETONWABE is the innovative new material made from recycling paper to substitute or supplement primary raw materials in the construction industry. As it did in the automotive and aerospace industries, lightweight composite technology will also gradually replace solid construction in the building industry.

High-Tech – Low-Cost

With the industrial manufacture of ECOCELL BETONWABE, with a material cost of barely $ 35 to $ 45 per m3, the lightweight composite technology will dominate construction sites around the world.

Material costs of $ 35-45 per m3