The future of sustainable construction . . .
Aerospace research and technology has produced breakthroughs in a variety of fields, advancing the state of the art and creating new applications and commercialization opportunities across unrelated industries. Xeriant’s eco-friendly high-performance Retacell® fire retardant, which can be integrated into plastics and other materials, has wide applicability in transportation, consumer goods and building products. Our newly developed construction panel made with Retacell® and recycled materials, called NEXBOARD™, promises to transform the emerging green construction industry.
NEXBOARD™ is an environmentally-friendly, high-strength composite construction panel made with recycled plastic and cardboard waste, and our revolutionary green fire-retardant chemical, Retacell®. In addition to exceptional strength, durability and fire-resistant properties, NEXBOARD™ is also water-, mold- and insect-resistant and provides an insulating barrier which helps conserve energy and reduce the transmission of sound.
NEXBOARD™ is a green alternative to gypsum drywall, plywood, OSB, MDF and other wallboards used in construction systems. NEXBOARD™ panels will be available in standard 48” x 96” sheets and several thicknesses depending on the residential or commercial requirements. Potential interior and exterior construction applications include walls, ceilings, flooring, framing, siding, roofing and decking. NEXBOARD™ is not susceptible to cracking or other damage during handling, cutting or hanging, does not need priming or sealing, and accepts all types of paints, knockdown textures, wall coverings and tile installations.
NEXBOARD™ utilizes our globally patented Retacell® flame retardant, a formulation specifically developed for plastics. When NEXBOARD™ panels are exposed to fire, the Retacell® is activated, forming a protective foam layer through a chemical process called intumescence. This endothermic reaction provides an insulating coating which prevents fire penetration and flame spread, absorbs heat, and releases only harmless non-toxic gases, while retaining the mechanical features of the board.
NEXBOARD™ has undergone rigorous field testing for its fire- and heat-resistant properties and has performed well under direct prolonged exposure to high-temperature flames. NEXBOARD™ is set to begin comprehensive testing for fire ratings and VOC emissions.