This environmentally friendly home is stronger, safer and fire resistant
ORLANDO, Fla. (August, 2020) – Semplastics and its Advanced Materials Division X-MAT® are working on breakthroughs that will one day allow homes to be built almost entirely out of coal. Soon, the company will be able to create structural columns, walls, bricks, roofs and many more crucial elements in construction.
The carbon from the coal used in this new, revolutionary construction process is completely sequestered and is entirely safe for the environment. It’s mixed with the patent-pending X-MAT® coating technology to produce super strong, yet light-weight, coal-derived building materials. One day these materials will make up every key component of a home from the front stoop to structural walls to the roof tiles on top.
Founder of Semplastics and X-MAT® Bill Easter shared there are many benefits of coal-derived building materials, including:
– The coal used in the building materials is non-toxic and fire resistant, making them safer than traditional options.
– They’re light weight, allowing for a quicker installation time.
– The materials are super strong and durable.
– They can be used for both interior and exterior needs.
– The materials offer greater design flexibility, a key component people search for when personalizing their homes.
“Our team is on the edge of a revolutionary breakthrough,” said Easter, “Our technologies and plans for the future are coal reimagined.”
Semplastics is the leader in the reuse of coal. In addition to its coal-derived building materials, the company has also made ground-breaking, eco-friendly roofing tiles called the X-TILE™. They’re lightweight, fireproof and can withstand extreme temperatures. The U.S. Department of Energy has taken note of Semplastics and has awarded the company a total of $4 million in grants and contracts for its efforts to safely use coal in new ways.
Semplastics, a Florida-based material engineering company, launched in 2000. Over the last 20 years, Semplastics has supplied plastic engineered components to a broad range of industries from medical to aerospace. The Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics, X-MAT®, was later formed in 2013. Since inception, X-MAT® has developed a revolutionary, high-performance material that combines properties of metals (electrical conductivity), engineering plastics (lightweight) and ceramics (high operating temperature). Semplastics has held partnerships with NASA, Space Florida and the Department of Energy. Its game-changing material has various current applications including fireproof roof tiles, lightweight space mirrors, battery electrodes and 3D printing ceramics. Semplastics’ technology can be custom-engineered to fit many specifications and has unlimited potential market applications. To learn more about Semplastics and X-MAT®’s capabilities and future projects, visit https://semplastics.com/ and https://www.x-materials.com or call (407)353-6885.