ABT Insulpanel Limited (ABT) is a Canadian company offering alternative, a modern and sustainable alternative to wall and ceiling systems by using Agricultural Fibre (CAF) panels. CAF panels are a low-cost alternative construction material made from agricultural waste and are suitable for load bearing walls. The panels are combined with steel channel, bolts and other materials to provide wall and ceiling systems for both permanent and temporary housing. Our business model is to form joint ventures in developing countries with low cost housing needs and to source all raw materials and labour within those countries. As part of our operations, ABT purchases fibre wastes such as wheat straw from farmers who would otherwise dispose of it, thereby turning excess waste into an additional cash crop.
CAF panels offered by ABT are products developed and manufactured by Czech company EKOPANELY Servis s.r.o. Ekopanely Servis s.r.o. also develops and produces the original machinery for production of the CAF Panels registered as EKOPANELY (R). The EKOPANELY System has been proven by installation of more than 600 houses.
In August of 2015, ABT signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Ekopanely Servis s.r.o. to develop markets in Myanmar, The Philippines, Ghana and Nigeria.
EKOPANELY CAF panels are manufactured using a sustainable technology that creates cash crops for farmers. These can be assembled in housing kits that are rapidly deployable, enabling ABT to enter into markets relatively risk free. The initial target market is lower middle-income housing and housing for government employees as well as schools and medical clinics in rural areas.