The Use of Multi-Component Waste Products for Use in Roofing Materials

EPA Contract Number: 68D50071
Title: The Use of Multi-Component Waste Products for Use in Roofing Materials
Investigators: Mushovic, John N.
Small Business: Ecomat Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1995 through March 1, 1996
Project Amount: $62,800
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , SBIR - Waste , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


The use of multi-component waste products provides an opportunity to produce a roofing material with an excellent balance of cost and properties. Simulated slate tiles comprised of fly ash, other reinforcing filler, and thermoset hybrid resin have been modelled. Based on initial market reactions to preliminary cost, physical properties data, and appearance, this application appears promising. Ecomat has demonstrated that mixing techniques, when used with certain by-product characteristics produce solids that are 90 weight percent waste products. Physical properties can be significantly changed by altering the level and type of by product, chemical component, or basic ratio of one thermoset polymer to the second which make up the hybrid.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, engineering, chemistry., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Sustainable Industry/Business, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Environmental Chemistry, Hazardous Waste, Economics and Business, Chemistry and Materials Science, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, thermoset hybrid resin, construction industry, environmentally conscious manufacturing, waste minimization, waste reduction, chemically activated fly ash, recycled waste products, roofing material, cost benefit, alternative materials, recycling, multi-component waste products, engineering, construction material, waste recovery, roofing materials, pollution prevention, simulated slate tiles

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