03 October 2006
03 October 2006
Natural Fiber Composites Corporation (NFCC) will receive a $1,483,530 Innovation Ohio Loan for machinery, computers, office equipment and intellectual property protection costs.
NFCC was recently formed by the principals of Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus (EMCC) to commercialize a technology involving natural composites as reinforcements for plastics and composites. These natural fibres such as flax, kenaf and jute have similar mechanical properties to fibreglass, and are from renewable resources.
The company proposes to build and install a pilot plant to produce Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The plant will have a capacity of six million pounds a year and NFCC expects to grow the production in the first two years to full pilot-plant capacity. This $1.9 million project is expected to create 16 jobs at the project site within the first three years of the project's initial operation.
Attwater is currently marking its 150th year in business and will exhibit at Advanced Engineering for the tenth consecutive year, showcasing its range of technical laminates.
Exhibitors at Advanced Engineering Show 2018, the UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, will be launching 60 new products, services or updates.
With its new ‘Process Live’ format, processing and manufacturing processes will become a visible focus of this year's Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November. Mechanical and plant engineering companies will get together in group exhibits to showcase their technologies in live interactions, enabling visitors to experience sub-processes in a larger context.