EcoBlu takes on new fire inhibitor

Vista, Calif.-based EcoBlu Products announced today that the company has signed an agreement with Newstar Holdings for the use of its Hartindo AF21 Fire Inhibitor formulation.

Under the terms of the agreement EcoBlu is granted the rights to blend and purchase AF21 Fire Inhibitor concentrates for inclusion in the company's WoodSurfaceFilm treatment. The agreement will hold an initial term of five years and allow the company to distribute the product worldwide.

According to the company, the combination of AF21 and EcoBlu technology creates a low-cost wood treatment to provide protection against fire, mold, wood rot and termites. The product can be applied on all framing materials of residential and commercial structures.

AF21 Fire Inhibitor is a nontoxic, non-corrosive, biodegradable and environmentally friendly product. The product would render most wood substrates noncombustible, meeting ASTM E84 class "A" specifications. The company said it will pursue industry certifications to include ICC-ES and Underwriters Laboratory as well.

"In my efforts to create a value-added fire treatment market that all homeowners can afford, our agreement with Newstar Holdings allows me to position the company meeting my vision," said Steve Conboy, president and CEO of EcoBlu. "The excitement of being the first company to provide low-cost wood treatments to protect against not only mold, rot and termite issues but fire protection will set us far apart from other similar products."