It is made from straw, after all! It will not burn! The straw in Strawcture board is pressed under very high pressure so that it contains very little of the air needed for a fire to burn. It is as if we wanted to burn a telephone directory in a fire place – this will also not burn without our help.
Threshed straw is used to makeEkopanely panels, which is subject to high pressure when it is pressed in production. The straw core of theEkopanely panels is encased in three layers of recycled paper. After an Ekopanely panels is installed into a structure, the surface is penetrated and a final surface finish is applied, which does not attract rodents.
After the Ekopanely panels has been pressed, micro-pores are created in its core, which absorb air humidity. The panel retains this humidity until the temperature conditions around the Ekopanely panels change for the better. The Ekopanely panels then releases the humidity, moistening the air inside the room.
Dry straw pressed to form a panel can last for up to 100 years. This has been proven by experience from the first panels made in England, which were used to build economical prefabricated houses from 1942 to 1960. These houses are now 70 years old and still properly serve their purpose. Further proof lies in the straw used in the partition walls when the Prague Lucerna was built in 1936. That remained at the same good quality until the recent reconstruction work.
Installing an Ekopanely panel is not a complicated process. Although it is a panel system, the basic technological procedures must be followed