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Naturally Advanced Technologies in Trials to Commercialize Crailar Technology

  • Friday, 31st October 2008
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Naturally Advanced Technologies is conducting bulk commercialization trials to bring its Organic Fiber and Advanced Materials technology to market.

“”These trials are a significant milestone in our long-term strategy to commercialize the patented Crailar Technology Platform, which we developed in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada and the Alberta Research Council. We are very excited to reach the final stages of the trials and look forward to discussing the results and our preliminary plans to apply this technology on a large commercial scale,”” said Ken Barker, CEO of Naturally Advanced Technologies.

Crailar technology capitalizes on the natural properties of industrial hemp, such as tensile strength, thermo regulation properties, anti-microbial, and abrasion resistance. In addition, industrial hemp does not need pesticides and herbicides, thrives in cool climates, is drought tolerant, benefits soil and helps to eliminate greenhouse gases.

NAT transforms hemp into organic fibres for use in performance apparel, advanced composites, bio polymers, industrial filters and absorbent pulp and paper products. NAT says that its cost-effective, environmentally advantageous solutions are designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for organic fibres and advanced materials as consumers and corporations reduce their environmental footprint and the cost of petroleum-based synthetics continues to rise.

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