Texas-based Stramit USA produces CAFboard, an innovative wall material made from locally-sourced agricultural waste. Instead of being burned or buried, wheat straw (a leftover waste material after wheat is harvested), is used to create high-performance structural wall panels.
A Durable, Carbon-Negative Building Material
Agricultural waste has shown promise as a raw material for building components in the past (Kebony tropical hardwood and Greensulate insulation from mushrooms are a couple examples we’ve featured here). But CAFboard is a modern twist on 100% organic material that’s ben used in Europe since the 1930s, that is carbon-negative and naturally resistant to fire, mold, and pests.
CAFboard is available in a range of thicknesses and densities for use in various applications, including structural insulated panels (SIPs), partitions walls, door cores, and even furniture.
CAFquiet Structural Insulated Panels
One of the most interesting new additions to Stramit’s product line is CAFquiet, a modular interior partition system that offers outstanding acoustic insulation . The ingenious prefabricated panels are quick and easy to install, reducing installation costs as well as speeding up construction. According to Stramit, CAFquiet delivers nearly twice the sound abatement of a standard drywall/stud structure.
CAFboard is described by Stramit as a “completely organic product with no added formaldehyde or VOC’s that can replace traditional building materials such as fiberglass insulation, gypsum board, medium density fiberboard, particle board, and sound-proofing panels.” CAFboard can contribute credits toward a number of LEED certification categories including Energy Performance, Recycled Content, Locally Sourced Materials, and Rapidly Renewable Content.
Learn more at the Stramit USA website: http://www.stramitusa.com/