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6/9/08

Green drywall alternatives: Part 2: Dragon Board

Still considering green alternatives to drywall...

So I decided to harass the fantastic eco furniture designer and green materials distributor, Anthony Brozna, to see what he thought. Now many of you may have seen Anthony's beautiful furniture in Dwell, HGTV, Town & Country, and more. But Anthony also has a green materials business, EcoSupply Center, which promotes green, energy efficient, sustainable building materials.

He immediately launched into DragonBoard. According to him, DragonBoard
"May even eventually replace drywall. I think it could even be the answer to Portland Cement / lime based cements. It's made out of magnesium oxide & chloride, and is cold pressed. It has a 4 hour fire rating, submersible in water, you can paint on it, clay it-- one side is smooth, the other rough, so it works well for either application. It's also anti-macrobial.

And they make tons of products- subfloor, exterior OR interior..."

The DragonBoard web site had even more great information:

Meet DRAGONBOARD the only UL-Approved construction panel that is:
  • Fire-Proof (UL 055 and ASTM-Tested and A-Rated)
  • Waterproof (Freeze/Thaw-Tested for 36 months)
  • Mold/Fungus/Bug Free (Non-nutrient to mold, fungus, insects ASTM G-21)
  • Impact-Resistant (ASTM D-5628)
  • NYC Approved (MEA # 359-02-M)
  • Silica/Asbestos Free
  • Florida Hurricane Tested
  • STC-Rated 53-54
  • Ready for all 2007 ICC criteria
  • Ideal for Flooring (3/4" = 21/2" poured concrete!)
  • Guaranteed to Offer Substantial Cost Savings*

Our Commitment to the Environment

DRAGONBOARD US is concerned about the environment. DRAGONBOARD is manufactured from mineral components and water. DRAGONBOARD contains:
  • No organic solvents
  • No oils
  • No toxic ingredients
  • No heavy metal salts
  • No asbestos
DRAGONBOARD sawdust may be safely buried in a landfill without contamination or environmental damage to land, streams or bodies of water.

No energy is consumed in manufacturing DRAGONBOARD. The entire patented process is conducted at room temperature and scraps or drop-offs are reground and used in the production of DRAGONBOARD.

EcoSupply is an east coast retailer of DragonBoard, so if you are interested in purchasing it, please feel free to contact them directly.

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