Today, more and more Australians
are looking for ‘green’ cleaning products, heating sources,
food choices and even building materials. As awareness grows about
the dangers of toxic emissions from paints, adhesives and polymer
composites, such as particleboards, builders and householders are
looking for more environmentally friendly and healthier building
products and construction methods. As social and environmental issues
raise consumer’s consciousness – responsible resource
use leads product innovation.
AMPAN is such a product. It s a new Australian Made Panel-board
made from a totally renewable resource using non-toxic, inert resins.
The result is a building panel that has zero harmful emissions,
is moisture resistant, withstands high flammable temperatures, and
possesses all the wood-working and finishing qualities of seasoned
timber. AMPAN represents to the consumer a healthy and environmentally
friendly MDF alternative.
In collaboration with CSIRO and RMIT, further research and product
development is being undertaken.
To date, the principle investor in AMPAN has been its inventor,
John Gorman – a rice farmer from Coleambally, NSW.
here to download the AMPAN brochure (PDF) for more information.