Prock Operations, Inc. presented EcoTec Surfaces, its recycled and renewable solid surface replacement, at Seatrade Cruise Global in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Seatrade features exhibitors and attendees from around the world, and is the epicenter of the cruise ship industry.
EcoTec Surfaces’ goal is to provide an environmentally friendly recycled and renewable alternative to solid surface that is lighter, stronger and greener. EcoTec Surfaces can be used in the same manner as solid surfaces. Applications include countertops, shower stalls, sink basins, vanities and more.
Accorrding to the company, EcoTec Surfaces is a solid surface alternative that is 25 percent lighter than traditional solid surfaces, and is ideal for installations where weight is an issue. It is also reportedly fire resistant, scratch resistant and antibacterial. EcoTec Surfaces can be molded into any shape and is available in a wide range of colors.
EcoTec Surfaces contains at least 53 percent recycled renewable materials, specifically 25 percent post-consumer recycled glass and 28 percent bio-renewable soybean resin. EcoTec Surfaces’ recycled glass content includes windshield glass, which is a difficult glass to recycle and rarely used in other recycled glass products.
EcoTec Surfaces also utilizes a bio-renewable soybean resin in place of petroleum-based resins used in traditional solid surfaces. When combined with the recycled glass, the proprietary mix created is an alternative to traditional solid surfaces that is good for the environment.
EcoTec is manufactured in the U.S. and the company is proud of its local roots. To honor its hometown, the standard colors are named after streets in St. James, Mo., where the company headquarters are located.
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