Semplastics unveils progress on Appalachian coal roof tile prototype
Semplastics partners with CART to create a full size X-TILE™
By: Wellons Communications
Made with a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Energy, X-TILES™ are eco-friendly, fireproof roof tiles that exceed industry standards and test the limits of ceramic roof tiles. This breakthrough invention sequesters the carbon from the coal in the structure of the roof tile ceramic. Thus, these X-Tiles™ provide a new environmentally benign way to use coal.
The first full scale X-TILES™ prototype will be fabricated by June 30, 2019 in a collaborative effort between CART and Semplastics. This innovative full scale component will provide valuable processing information necessary for large-scale manufacturing.
"This is an exciting time for Semplastics,"
Semplastics hopes to secure a Phase 2 SBIR grant from the Department of Energy to further their progress on X-TILES™. Phase 2 would allow for Semplastics to produce their roof tiles in larger quantities, at a lower cost.
About X-MAT®, the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics
X-MAT®, the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics, launched in 2013. X-MAT® developed a revolutionary high performance material that combines some of the best properties of metals (electrical conductivity)