Barrier Technology

06 April 2007

Barrier's Environmentally Friendly Products

With the topics of "green" and "environmentally friendly" on the minds of what seems like everyone these days, we wanted to take a minute to re-emphasize the attributes of Barrier's products that have been environmentally friendly from conception.

Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing is environmentally friendly throughout all stages of its life cycle:
  • Manufacture
  • Sales and Use
  • Performance
Manufacture
-Solid waste from manufacturing process is ordinary landfill friendly.
-Liquid waste contains no harmful or regulated materials and is processed through the local treatment facility.
-If specified, Blazeguard can be manufactured using FSC wood with a complete chain of custody certification.

Sale and Use
-No special handling on construction site.
-No hazardous chemicals to leach into the ground.
-No special handling/precautions needed to protect construction personnel.
-Trimming and/or construction waste can be put into any ordinary landfill.
-Potential contribution to LEED points - 7.2.1 Construction Waste Management, 7.5.1 Local/Regional Materials, 7.7 Certified Wood.

Performance
-Releases simple water molecules to act as the first defense to cool the surface and inhibit the spread of fire.
-The secondary defense is an inert, inorganic, zero emissions material that protects the strength and integrity of the substrate.

Mycoguard - field applied mold/mildew resistant coating

-Has long-term resistant properties - protects from fungus, mold, or other odor causing bacteria even in damp conditions.
-Low in odor and non-hazardous to apply/use.

We want to thank our Blazeguard customers for being astute and recognizing the total value package of Barrier's products.

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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. Blazeguard® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.