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Fortifiber Building Systems Group, 300 Industrial Dr., Fernley, NV 89408
For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Pat Maye
Fortifiber Building Systems Group
(775) 333-6400
[email protected]
Fortifiber and Ecovative Introduce Environmentally-Friendly Insulated Sheathing
Fernley, NV, January 22, 2014 - Fortifiber Building Systems Group® and Ecovative Design LLC introduce
MycoFiber™, a rigid foam sheathing that’s as innovative as it is environmentally-friendly. MycoFiber is a
naturally grown insulation which combines crop waste and mycelium and a Fortifiber weather wrap to
produce an environmentally-responsible alternative to plastic foam based insulated sheathing.
This innovative biomaterial is high performance and cost effective, and provides comparable insulating
performance and structural support as EPS, while avoiding harmful chemicals.
MycoFiber’s core is made up of Ecovative’s technology which is Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold, a
certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A water-resistive layer
of Super Jumbo Tex® 60 Minute building paper is bonded to the insulation for weather protection.
Completing the MycoFiber construction is a back panel of FortiBoard™ for added structural strength.
MycoFiber insulated sheathing can be used on new construction or retrofits for continuous insulation, or
to meet deep energy retrofit goals. Continuous insulation increases thermal performance without any
thermal bridging, and MycoFiber also delivers a continuous air barrier for greater energy efficiency.
The natural insulation board achieves a Class A fire rating without any fire retardant chemicals. And
unlike many plastic foams, the aged R-value of MycoFiber insulated sheathing will not decrease over
time.
The product will be introduced at the International Builders’ Show, February 4-6, in Booth C9327 and
will be available for sale this summer.
About Fortifiber Building Systems Group
Fortifiber Building Systems Group has earned a solid reputation for technical expertise, practical knowhow and responsiveness to the needs of the building industry by providing Moisture Control Systems
that help protect builders and owners from moisture related problems that can damage residential and
commercial buildings. Over its 75-year history, the company has become a trusted partner in the effort
to solve moisture related building problems, and a valued advisor to building code officials in local
communities on construction issues. For more information, visit www.Fortifiber.com, and follow
@Fortifiber on Twitter.
About Ecovative
Founded in 2007, Ecovative is a materials science company developing a new class of homecompostable bioplastics based on mycelium, an organism akin to a living polymer. Ecovative's highperformance products serve as environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional foam packaging,
insulation, and other plastic-based materials. Ecovative was incubated at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute. Rensselaer, together with 3M Company and the DOEN Foundation, are significant investors in
Ecovative. Ecovative has been recognized with numerous international awards for sustainability and
"green" technologies, and was named a Tech Pioneer at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos,
Switzerland, as well as the 2013 winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and the Cradle to Cradle
Products Innovation Prize. Ecovative's growth has been fueled by grants, prizes, and support from key
partners including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the National
Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. For more information, visit
www.ecovativedesign.com, and follow @ecovative on Twitter.
MycoFiber™
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