CONCRETE HONEYCOMB – 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 HONEYCOMBS. 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 ECOCELLCONCRETE-HONEYCOMB is air, and with material costs of under $ 50 per m3 it is by fare the cheapest construction material in the world, produced under industrial conditions. CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB is the first insulating material that can be statically loaded in its composite form.
ECOCELL FAST CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM – “LEGO for grown-ups”
ECOCELL produces standardised elements in production lines 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 the factory as possible, inefficient work at the building-site gets minimised.
The new building concept enables serial manufacturing of standardised elements 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 industry
The innovative FAST-BUILDING-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 ECOCELLCONCRETE-HONEYCOMB is the innovative new material made from recycling paper to substitute or supplement primary raw materials in the building 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 production of the CONCRETE-HONEYCOMB and with material costs of barely $ 35 to $ 45 per m3, the lightweight composite technology will dominate construction sites around the world.