All nexcem products, including our ICF insulated concrete forms, are made from a proprietary cement-bonded wood fiber material that has only natural ingredients. Our ICF is composed of specially graded recycled waste wood (100% clean, natural softwood lumber). This wood is first chipped into wood fiber. It is then mineralized and bonded together with Portland cement. This nexcem material is then molded into the many shapes that comprise our full range of cement-bonded wood fiber reinforced ICF concrete forms.
nexcem provides two types of ICF products: Standard ICF and Thermal ICF.
History of Cement Bonded Wood Fiber
Originally a swiss invention, cement bonded wood fiber and our insulated concrete forms are made with a tried and tested material with a track record of over 70 years. In North America, our materials have been in production since 1953. Nexcem is proud to continue and improve upon, the tradition of manufacturing quality cement bonded wood fiber materials.
Properties of Cement Bonded Wood Fiber
Nexcem cement-bonded wood fiber insulated concrete forms are porous, lightweight and very durable. They do not rot nor decay. Our insulated concrete forms are also vermin, termite and insect proof and will not support fungus growth. Nexcem ICF forms are environmentally safe, do not contain nor emit any toxic elements, and are fully recyclable. They contain no plastic, foams or polystyrenes.
Nexcem wood concrete insulated forms are truly a green and healthy product. Our environmentally friendly ICF forms use 80 % recycled material; softwood aggregates, by-products of the lumber industry. While diverting material from the waste stream, we are careful not to use post-consumer waste or recycled demolition materials. This ensures that we only use the highest quality materials with no potential for incorporating toxic or other unhealthy ingredients from a questionable wood supply.