About EcoTec Surfaces
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly surface material with a sophisticated color palette and unique advantages, look no further than EcoTec Surfaces.
EcoTec Surfaces is the next generation of green building material. Its patented blend of recycled glass and bio-renewable soybean resin is a unique alternative to traditional acrylic and other solid surfaces. EcoTec Surfaces allows you to make an environmentally conscious and visually striking design that is both earth-friendly and affordable.
EcoTec Surfaces contains a high percentage of recycled glass and bio-renewable materials. Its light weight further reduces the monetary cost and carbon footprint of shipping traditional materials such as acrylic solid surfaces, quartz, granite, or marble.
EcoTec Surfaces contains at least 53% recycled and renewable materials. Its proprietary mixture uses recycled glass, including windshield glass, one of the more difficult glasses to recycle because, due to the coating on the glass, windshield glass cannot be used in recycled consumables. EcoTec Surfaces gives new life to a cast-off resource.
EcoTec Surfaces also utilizes a bio-renewable soybean resin in place of the environmentally-unfriendly petroleum-based resins used in traditional solid surfaces. When combined with the recycled glass, the resulting proprietary mix is earth-friendly, strong, and beautiful: an alternative to traditional solid surfaces that is good for the environment.
We manufacture EcoTec Surfaces right here in the USA. We believe in creating American jobs and using American agricultural materials in our product. We’re proud of our local roots, and to honor our hometown, our standard colors are named after streets in St. James, Missouri where our headquarters are located.
EcoTec Surfaces performs just like engineered stone or traditional solid surface material during thermoforming, fabrication, and installation, is both environmentally conscious and visually striking, and provides significant advantages:
Test Name Standard Results
Fire Test* Standard ASTM E84 (ANSI/UL 723) Pass Class 1; Class A
Impact Resistance Test* 1/2 lb. steel ball dropped from 36" No damage
Knife Drop Test* ANSI Z124.6-1900 No cracks or fractures
Skillet Drop Test* 10.5" cast iron skillet (4.5 lb. weight) No residual deflection
dropped from 12"
Load Test* 300 lbs. on 24” x 30” panel No residual deflection
Stain Resistance Test ANSI Z124.1 5.2 (see list on right) Pass rating 46
Cigarette Test ANSI Z124.1 5.4 Pass rating 0
Chemical Resistance Test ANSI Z124.1 5.5 (see list on right) Pass
Renewability Test SS-1 Performance Standard Pass
for Solid Surface
Hot Pan Test ANSI Z124.6-1997 Pass
Cleanability Test ANSI Z124.1 5.3 Pass/loss 0.8
Wear Test ANSI Z124.1 5.3 Pass
*Tested material was 1⁄2” thick and weighed 3.82 lbs. per sq. ft.
TEST METHOD: This test was conducted in accordance with ANSI/UL 723, 10th Edition.
Client Name: EcoTec Surfaces Test Duration: 10 Minutes
Test No.: 1 Hot Test: No
Mounting: Rods & Wires Test Type: CITS
Burn-Out Required: No Test Sample: Solid Surfacing Material
Calculated Smoke Developed (CSD): 55.9
Smoke Developed Index (SDI): 55
Area under Smoke Curve (obs./min.): 45.43
Area under Red Oak Curve (obs./min.): 81.24
Discoloration (ft. from burner): 24
Char (ft. from burner): 8
FLAME SPREAD RESULTS
Flame Spread Data
Calculated Flame Spread (CFS): 8.26
Flame Spread Index: 10
Time to Ignition (sec.): 144
Maximum Flame Spread (ft.): 3.5
Area under Flame Spread Curve (ft./min.): 16.0
(16 hr. exposure time)
Chemical Resistance Reagents
Naphtha Citric Acid, 10%
Ethyl Alcohol Urea, 6% (Urine)
Amyl Alcohol Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%
Ammonia, 10% Phenol, 5% (Lysol)
Toluene Lye, 1-2% (Drano)
Ethyl Acetate Sodium Hypochlorite
Stain Resistance Reagents
Black Liquid Shoe Polish
Blue Washable Ink
Gentian Violet Solution
Distance (ft.) Time (sec.)
Where can EcoTec Surfaces be used?
EcoTec Surfaces can be installed almost anywhere surfacing is needed, from residential kitchens and bathrooms to hospitals, rehab centers, and retirement homes, lightweight yacht kitchen and dining room installations to restaurant, bar, and commercial kitchen counters and tables.
Our markets include:
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Industry
Ship building and refurbishing
Kitchen and bath suppliers
Hotels and motels
Hospitals and medical facilities
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable
Recycled and bio-renewable!
EcoTec Surfaces is a truly green product, with at least 53% recycled and renewable content in each sheet.
Durable & Renewable
Resists stains, scratches, common chemicals, heat, and fire!
Traditional surfaces can be marred by the stains and scratches of daily use, but because EcoTec Surfaces is nonporous, stains can’t penetrate the surface, so most stains can be simply wiped or scrubbed away on EcoTec Surfaces by using water or a gently abrasive cleaner.
The recycled glass content makes EcoTec Surfaces sturdier and more scratch-resistant than traditional surfaces. All surfaces eventually become damaged through day-to-day use, but EcoTec Surfaces’ unique structure allows you to repair minor scratches, small chips, and light scorches from cigarettes or hot pots by lightly sanding the surface then cleaning as normal.
Deep gouges or cracks and extreme burns may need the attention of a professional solid surface repairman.
We recommend using a cutting board when using a knife on the surface.
EcoTec Surfaces is resistant to common chemicals like ammonia, mild acids, and trisodium phosphates. However, nail polish remover, strong acids, and concentrated bleach may cause hazing of the surface. This hazing can be removed by cleaning the area with a wet scratch pad, such as a Scotch-Brite cleaning pad.
Heat and Fire
While EcoTec Surfaces is heat- and fire-resistant, we recommend using a trivet or hot pad when placing hot pots or heat-generating appliances (e.g., electric skillets or electric cooking pots) on the surface. Fire-resistant does not mean fire-proof.
Resists bacteria, mold, and mildew!
EcoTec Surfaces is a nonporous surface that does not support the growth of bacteria, mold, or mildew, which makes it an invaluable product for healthcare settings, gyms, retirement homes, and your home kitchens and bathrooms.
Lighter weight, lower costs!
EcoTec Surfaces is 20-25% lighter than traditional acrylic and polyester solid surfaces. This not only lowers shipping costs, but makes it ideal for installations where weight is a concern (e.g., ships and RVs).
Hidden seams look better and are cleaner!
Seams are an unavoidable part of installing large surfaces such as long countertops, regardless of the material used. With EcoTec Surfaces, however, the seams are invisible or remarkably hard to detect. This is more aesthetically pleasing than a seamed surface, but it also eliminates a place for crumbs, dirt, and bacteria to collect.
No Sealing or Painting Required
Remove the stress of sealing and painting!
Unlike some traditional products, EcoTec Surfaces does not need to be resealed every six months to avoid stains. Because there is no finish coat, there is no need to apply a finish, sand, and reapply, wasting your time, and no need for expensive equipment, paint booths, or drying rooms, wasting your money. Because the majority of stains can be removed with a simple scrub, EcoTec Surfaces allows you to avoid the cost and hassle of regular repainting, sealing, or resurfacing.
More Stable Than Wood
Don’t worry about moisture retention!
Wood surfaces are subject to instability when faced with moisture and heat. Wood grain expands when it absorbs moisture, and even finished wood can dry and crack. EcoTec Surfaces does not absorb moisture the way wood can. Though solid surfaces can slightly expand and contract from extreme temperature changes, it does not crack under that stress.
Easier to thermoform than traditional acrylic and polyester solid surfaces!
EcoTec Surfaces can be heated until pliable and shaped to fit objects. Once cooled, it retains this shape. Its soy-urethane content makes it easier to thermoform and shape than traditional solid surfaces, cutting labor costs and time.
Wide Variety of Colors & Designs
We have the color and design to fit your installation!
EcoTec Surfaces is available in a vast array of colors and patterns, including:
• infinite solid colors
• variegated, swirled, and veined patterns of small multicolored particulates
• granite-like patterns of large particulates
• random large and small particulates in variegated, swirled, and veined
patterns that do not repeat
In addition to the vast color options, EcoTec Surfaces can also be printed with your custom images using a dye sublimation process. The heat and vacuum process permanently bonds the image to the pores of the surface, and the surface can then be thermoformed, fabricated, cleaned, and lightly sanded as usual.
About EcoTec Surfaces
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