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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
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Partnership Produces 3D (3-Dimensional) Engineered Fiberboard Panels

Bio-based boards have many applications and are produced from renewable sources including forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers. Steve Schmieding, Forest Service
Bio-based boards have many applications and are produced from renewable sources including forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers. Steve Schmieding, Forest Service
Snapshot: Naturally bonded boards can use fibers produced from a variety of renewable sources including wood from forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers
Summary:

Biobased structural fiberboard technology has a wide number of design applications and comes from 100 percent renewable and recycled content. Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory have developed technology whereby cellulose fibers can be formed into structural and 3D engineered fiberboard panels.

Noble Environmental Technologies, Inc., of San Diego, CA, a leading sustainable materials manufacturer, has signed an exclusive license agreement with the Forest Service to use jointly developed patent-pending technology and structures for office furniture and packaging applications. These naturally bonded boards can use fibers produced from a variety of renewable sources including wood from forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers.

Noble Environmental Technologies, Inc., announced its exclusive license to commercialize technology based on two patents filed jointly with the Forest Products Laboratory. Such license agreements exemplify the value of public-private partnerships in moving basic research to valuable market-driven applications. A number of global industries and markets will have access to products and processes that are design-versatile, nontoxic, have 100-percent recycled content, and are 100-percent biobased. The collaboration between the Forest Products Laboratory and Noble Environmental Technologies, Inc., is an excellent example of a government and industry collaboration that works to meet market demands.
Princpal Investigator(s):
 Hunt, John F.


Research Location:
  • San Diego, Califnornia, FPL


External Partners:
  • Jim Torti, ECOR Global International, California

Fiscal Year: 2012
Highlight ID: 28
 
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