Shower Base Backing structure : Toward more Environmentally Friendly Materials and Manufacturing
More and more building construction are requesting eco-friendly materials. The governmental regulation is also tightening usage of hazardous materials in consumer products. Shower base backing is usually produced with foam and fiberglass among others. These materials are not eco-friendly to the environment and manufacturing employees.
To offer competitive products in the eco-friendly category, MAAX Bath, Inc. is collaborating with Mitacs, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke to develop eco-friendly and economically feasible shower base backing materials and their manufacturing processes. Such technology will be beneficial to consumers and will help MAAX to position itself as a leading player in eco-friendly products category.