Feb 18 2011
The future of green home décor is here, and it is known as CompoClay. The patent-pending substance, which is made entirely of eco-friendly materials, is non-toxic, non-combustible, and versatile enough to substitute for everything from metal to wood to concrete.
CompoClay, which was created in Hong Kong, recently opened its first US location in Alameda. The company plans to make a big impact on the way people use raw materials for home décor, and promote sustainability in their products, operations and community.
“We don’t just make a green product, we are a green enterprise,” says Alex Khan, Operations Assistant at CompoClay’s Alameda office. “That means we consider the environmental impact of everything we do from the way our product is made to the way we conduct business. We try to pass this along to our customers through education and great eco-friendly products."
The versatile material is made of a mineral composition taken from the Earth’s crust (no mining), sea salt, water, sand, recycled coal byproducts, and natural fibers. Unlike many home design materials, it is free of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, non-flammable and weather-resistant. The expert in-house designers can transform CompoClay to be nearly indistinguishable from wood, metal, concrete and pottery with molding, finishing and painting methods.
CompoClay’s Alameda showcase features home décor, lawn ornaments, architectural molding and building supply products, which come in high-end and affordable lines. “We have about 200 products and many more in the pipeline," Andy Choi, CompoClay’s Chief Operations Officer, told InsideBayArea.com, "and we're glad to have our U.S. product and development team here in Alameda now."
Future plans for CompoClay include partnering with other home design and construction businesses and expanding their presence in the US. Setting an example with their Alameda green business, they aim to educate and inform about the benefits of sustainability on personal, community and global levels.