NYCORE’s Tile Backerboard Named Top-10 Building Product

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NYCORE is honored for its benefits to the environment and innovative offerings to the building industry.

NYCORE, INC.’s tile backerboard, NyBacker, a superior building product produced from recycled carpet, receives BuildingGreen Top-10 award.

BuildingGreen, publisher of the GreenSpec® Directory and Environmental Building News™, announced its selections of the top ten green building products for 2005 at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 9th.

NYCORE utilizes a proprietary process to produce products from recycled carpet and diverts substantial amounts of carpet and other nylon based materials (including its own production waste) from landfills. The NyBacker backerboard offers an alternative to traditional building products made of plywood, plastic, rubber and fiber-cement materials. NyBacker has extraordinary performance attributes as relates to structural strength, stability, durability and product life. Standard tools and treatments (saws, nails, drills, screws, glue and oil-based paints) can be used on the competitively priced NyBacker with ease.

BuildingGreen, an independent company committed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve environmental performance and reduce adverse impacts of buildings, selects candidates for the Top-10 award annually. Editors research and screen a variety of products and give the Top-10 award to the most exciting and inventive products in the building-products industry.

A big driver in the development of green products continues to be the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which awards points for the use of certain product types or for the energy or water savings that certain green products can achieve. “Designers of LEED buildings are looking for green products, and manufacturers are responding,” said GreenSpec coeditor Alex Wilson. NyBacker qualifies for LEED points.

NyBacker is recognized for its multiple environmental attributes. It is made of both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled material and creates no waste.


NYCORE, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, manufactures and markets building products (tile backerboard, synthetic slate roof shingles, stormboards, and custom products) from recycled carpet. NYCORE’s nylon-based products provide performance, commercial, and price advantages over existing building products.

For additional information about NYCORE products, contact:

James A. Motter, Chief Marketing Officer


(770) 980-0000

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