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Concept Industries launches first natural fiber mat for office furniture

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May '07
Concept Industries, of Grand Rapids, MI, announces the production of the first natural fiber mat made for office furniture panels, provided for commercial use by HON Company, marketed under the name Nature Core.

HON is introducing Nature Core as an option on its Initiate line of office systems. Nature Core is the first product to come to market that is a renewable replacement for fiberglass and other synthetic materials that have long been the only options for office furniture.

Nature Core is a composite of natural fiber and a small amount of synthetic stabilizer. It is not only a renewable agricultural fiber, but it is also recyclable. Nature Core is the result of two years of research and development, and is the first of many new environmentally friendly products that Concept Industries is bringing to market.

Concept Industries employs world leaders in fiber technology, and sees renewable materials as the wave of the future. With the increasing demand for petroleum-free and green solutions for manufacturing, these new products will offer functional and cost-saving benefits.

The use of natural fibers is not only environmentally friendly, but can be a source of agricultural income for the hard-hit farmers in the U.S. and abroad. Concept Industries will be working with government agencies to promote the growing, and manufacturing uses of textile fibers.

This new field could provide geo-political, geo-economic and geo-agricultural advantages for Michigan and the whole U.S.


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