News Release

Fortifiber Building Systems Group, 300 Industrial Dr., Fernley, NV 89408

For Immediate Release

For More Information Contact:
Pat Maye
Fortifiber Building Systems Group
(775) 333-6400

Fortifiber Introduces Environmentally-Friendly Rigid Insulation

Fernley, NV, January 22, 2014 - Fortifiber Building Systems Group® introduces MycoFiber®, a rigid foam sheathing that's as innovative as it is environmentally-friendly. MycoFiber is a naturally grown insulation which combines crop waste and mycelium to produce an environmentally-responsible alternative to traditional foam insulation.

This innovative biomaterial is high performance and cost effective, and provides comparable insulating performance and structural support as petroleum-based foam, while avoiding harmful chemicals.

MycoFiber's core is made up of Ecovative®'s patented technology which is Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold, a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A water-resistive layer of Super Jumbo Tex® 60 Minute building paper is bonded to the insulation for weather protection. Completing the MycoFiber construction is a back panel of FortiBoard™ for added structural strength.

MycoFiber insulated sheathing can be used on new construction or retrofits to meet building code requirements for continuous insulation, or to meet deep energy retrofit goals. Continuous insulation increases thermal performance without any thermal bridging, and MycoFiber also delivers a continuous air barrier for greater energy efficiency.

This natural insulation board achieves a Class A fire rating without any fire retardant chemicals. And unlike many plastic foams, the aged R-value of MycoFiber insulated sheathing will not decrease over time.

The product will be introduced at the International Builders' Show, February 4-6, in Booth C9327 and will be available for sale this summer.

About Fortifiber Building Systems Group
Fortifiber Building Systems Group has earned a solid reputation for technical expertise, practical know-how and responsiveness to the needs of the building industry by providing Moisture Control Systems that help protect builders and owners from moisture related problems that can damage residential and commercial buildings. Over its 75-year history, the company has become a trusted partner in the effort to solve moisture related building problems, and a valued advisor to building code officials in local communities on construction issues. For more information, visit www.Fortifiber.com, and follow @Fortifiber on Twitter.

About Ecovative
Founded in 2007, Ecovative is a materials science company developing a new class of home-compostable bioplastics based on mycelium, an organism akin to a living polymer. Ecovative's high-performance products serve as environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional foam packaging, insulation, and other plastic-based materials. Ecovative was incubated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rensselaer, together with 3M Company and the DOEN Foundation, are significant investors in Ecovative. Ecovative has been recognized with numerous international awards for sustainability and "green" technologies, and was named a Tech Pioneer at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as well as the 2013 winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Prize. Ecovative's growth has been fueled by grants, prizes, and support from key partners including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. For more information, visit www.ecovativedesign.com, and follow @ecovative on Twitter.