Carlsbad, California -- Forza Environmental Building Products Inc. said 15 Sept that it has entered an agreement with Malama Composites llc which will see Forza's Artzer Z-Panels, fabricated with Malama's bio-based polyurethane foam, used in forthcoming residential housing projects totaling over 1300 homes in Cancun and Baja California.
Forza and Malama said they aim to develop and bring to market the world's first bio-based structural concrete insulated panel (SCIP). Research has begun on adapting the bio-based version, which would complement the existing Artzer Z-Panel already used in the Forza system, said a 15 Sept statement from the two companies.
The parties intend to sign the final agreement by 1 Oct 2010 and begin panel production as soon as possible afterwards.
"Developing the bio-based Artzer Z-Panel with Malama llc takes us another giant step into a greener building future," said Charles Slay, Forza's president and coo, in a joint statement.
Meanwhile Malama's ceo David Saltman expressed his firm's pleasure that Forza is using "our bio-based rigid foam as the core of its environmental building panels," which he said will "assist them in bringing sustainable, respectable homes and buildings to people around the world."
Public company Forza makes Artzer Z-Panels, and said its aim is "to provide environmentally sound, energy-efficient materials for safe, sustainable shelter to disaster replacement housing projects around the world."