New Business Profile: Just Biofiber
Just Biofiber opened their doors in late this summer at 143 East Lake Blvd. Just Biofiber develops and manufactures sustainable structural building systems for commercial, residential and institutional buildings from natural biological materials. Their business has a vision to make the world sustainable and enhance the quality of life for all living things.
The inventor of this product is a resident of Airdrie and the logical location for them to set up their first plant was in a town that encourages small businesses. They are a low impact, environmentally friendly manufacturer that fits well with the cities vision of companies they want to have grow here.
Just Biofiber is proud to be part of the Airdrie business community and looking forward to growing with the city.
Quick Q&A with Just Biofiber
What products/service do you offer?
We have a building system that utilizes a patented internal structure surrounded by a hemp hurd and lime mix that provide superior strength, R value and sound attenuation for both commercial and residential applications. The building system is comprised of the blocks, channels for windows and doors, starter strip, top of wall caps, glue and mortar to construct anything from shops to six floor buildings.
The system has passed a two hour fire test, air permeability tests and structural tests and is currently being submitted for Canadian Construction Material Centre to be listed in the National Building Code. This would allow us to be allowed to supply products to any job in North America from our plants. There is interest around the world in using the first carbon negative building system to build healthy home and commercial structures.
What is your favourite thing about owning a business?
The shareholders are looking forward to having the space and support to grow into a worldwide provider of environmentally friendly building products and developing systems, methods and tools to do this anywhere hemp is grown.
What is the biggest challenge you face as a business owner?
Finding the money and the right people to support our growth.
One fun fact about Just Biofiber
We have taken technology that has been in use for literally thousands of years, used modern materials, ingenuity and hard work to create the first truly revolutionary building system in the last 1,000 years.
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