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European Inventor Award Trophy made of Arboform

  • Sunday, 22nd May 2011
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This year the European Inventor Award 2011 trophy has been created using Tecnaro’s Arboform, created by mixing lignin with natural fibres.

Lignin is an abundant natural polymer and is a by-product of the pulp industry with a volume worldwide of about 50 million tonnes per year.

Arboform mixes lignin with natural fibres (flax, hemp or other fibre plants) and some natural additives to produce a fibre composite that can be processed on conventional plastics processing machines.

Since 2006, the European Patent Office and the European Commission have annually awarded the European Inventor Award for patent-based inventions of five categories: Industry, SME’s, Research, Lifetime Achievement and Non-European Countries. The awards ceremony, which took place on the 19th May, was attended by Mr. Helmut Nägele und Mr. Jürgen Pfitzer, last years winners and Tecnaro managers.


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