Ashland displayed a concept house made almost entirely from composite materials at the JEC Composites Show in Paris in March. The house features composite structural walls, roof trusses, skylights, window trim, patio doors and other components made by Ashland’s customers.
Ashland displayed a concept house made almost entirely from composite materials at the JEC Composites Show in Paris in March. The house features composite structural walls, roof trusses, skylights, window trim, patio doors and other components made by Ashland’s customers.

CompositeBuild.com is designed to conncect architects, engineers, designers and builders with composite manufacturers which can provide high-quality construction products. The site is designed to provide an easy-to-use resource for learning about composite building materials for various commercial and residential building projects.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness of the performance and environmental benefits that composites can offer in building and construction applications,” says Bob Moffit, senior product manager for Ashland Performance Materials. “As we looked into the existing resources available for architects and designers to easily find information on composites, specifically those with ‘green’ attributes, we discovered there was a significant information gap that Ashland, together with our partners in the industry, could help to fill.”

The CompositeBuild.com website was launched in November 2010 at the GreenBuild Exposition in North America. The site is now open to all composite building materials manufacturers in Europe and North America, and Ashland plans to expand coverage to other regions.

Fabricators of composite building products or their distributors can be listed on the website free of charge.