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.
- EcoTec Surfaces is 20-25% lighter than acrylic and polyester solid surfaces, making it not only easier for installers to handle, but also cheaper to ship. Its lighter weight is also ideal for ships and recreational vehicles, installations where every ounce matters.
- EcoTec Surfaces is fire-, heat-, stain-, and chemical-resistant, making it low maintenance and an excellent choice when safety is a concern — pretty much always.
- EcoTec Surfaces is easily fabricated and can be thermoformed to fit any installation, no matter the curve or angle required; it comes in an unlimited range of colors, patterns, and designs. No matter your aesthetic needs, you’ll find both beauty and strength in an EcoTec Surfaces installation.
- EcoTec Surfaces is low maintenance. It requires no sealing or painting, and minor scratches and burns can easily be buffed out without needing to call in a professional for repairs.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable
EcoTec Surfaces™ is a truly green product, with at least 53% recycled and renewable content in each sheet.
Durable & Renewable
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.
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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
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.
UV Stabilizer & Anitmicrobial Additives
Antimicrobial additive is available.
EcoTec Surfaces enjoys over 250,000 sq ft of manufacturing space in Central Missouri, so whether you need a small vanity top, or a large scale installation, we’ve got you covered.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.