Tegrant Corporation awarded grant from Green Building Alliance to Develop and Improve Green Building Products

January 04, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NEW BRIGHTON, PA – (January 4, 2008) – Tegrant Corporation, Protexic Brands is proud to announce being awarded a Product Innovation Grant by the Green Building Alliance (GBA). In co-alliance with the University of Pittsburgh, Protexic Brands’ Building Products Group is the recipient of a grant to investigate the environmental life cycle assessment, performance, and economic benefits of expanded polystyrene for construction materials and supplies. Grants were awarded to seven Pennsylvania recipients through a competitive selection process. GBA’s Product Innovation Grants will expedite the commercialization of new building products within the fast growing green building market.

The benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) include energy savings, increased indoor air quality and efficient construction activity. This study will investigate the accuracy of these findings as well as perform a comparative analysis against traditional construction methods. Certifying the benefits associated with ICFs will create an increased demand for them in commercial and residential construction. Tegrant Corporation is the largest ICF manufacturer in North America and it’s participation in this project will be beneficial as they expand their current marketing strategy to include contractors, large homebuilders, commercial builders, and resort owners/developers.

Tegrant Corporation is a premier manufacturer of a variety of highly engineered packaging solutions and energy efficient building products. Tegrant Corporation has three Strategic Business Units with over 30 manufacturing and testing facilities across North America and approximately 2,100 employees.

For further information about Protexic Brands Building Products, please contact Ken Harris, Vice President Building Products, ken.harris@tegrant.com

For further information about Tegrant Corporation, please contact Kevin Grogan, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Tegrant Corporation, Kevin.grogan@tegrant.com