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.
Composite Integration are excited to announce it has appointed TrioBotics Automation Solutions as their official distributor in India with immediate effect.
Negri Bossi will be present at MECSPE, first Italian event of the year 2019 that will take place in Parma, Italy from 28-30 March; the attendance at this event is testament that the society continues to take an interest in the domestic market.
Hexcel will exhibit at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 10-12 December, promoting two technologies for wind blade manufacturers that address the growing need for reduced production times and increased throughput.