ChloroFill® develops renewable, socially responsible, non-toxic building materials. Our green product attributes include:
Sorghum is an abundant, rapidly renewable resource. However, the supply exceeds the demand. This presents an agricultural waste disposal problem for farmers. Typically, the remaining stalks are disposed of by burning, which has a significant negative environmental impact.
Annually, sorghum burning is believed to release 24 million tons of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) and two million tons of nitrogen (a component of smog and acid rain) into the atmosphere. ChloroFill utilizes the agricultural waste to divert this process, eliminating a source of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
As an added environmental benefit, sorghum is frequently grown using less fertilizers and pesticides than other grains. Therefore, the material is low in chemical residues. It is also naturally resistant to many types of fungi and insects.
We believe that our responsibility to the world extends beyond our environmental impact. The raw material used in our products grows well in hot, arid climates, and is drought and heat tolerant making it popular with subsistence farmers in agriculturally challenging climates. By reclaiming the stalks, which are typically treated as agricultural waste, we help these farmers significantly increase the value of their crops.
ChloroFill panels are made with a resin binder that does not contain formaldehyde or volatile organic compounds. Formaldehyde, which emits airborne cancer-causing carcinogens for six to ten years, continues to be the standard binder used in common wood based products. Our formaldehyde-free panels improve indoor air quality and reduce health risks associated with traditional building products.