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GreenCore commercializes composites project

A renewable natural fibre reinforced composite material is now being commercialized in Canada, designed as a partial polymer replacement in automotive applications and for other industries.


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July 12, 2011 by Canadian Plastics

A renewable natural fibre reinforced composite material is now being commercialized in Canada, designed as a partial polymer replacement in automotive applications and for other industries.

The NCell High Performance Nature Fibre Composites project, created by cleantech manufacturer GreenCore Composites Inc., has commercialized its first product and hired new staff. According to Toronto-based GreenCore, the NCell material combines wood microfibers and thermoplastic polymers to replace up to 40 per cent of the polymers with fibres, provide weight savings of up to 20 per cent compared to traditional glass fibre materials, lower CO2 emissions, and improve recyclability.

The materials will be manufactured in Mississauga, Ont.

The project was co-funded by not-for-profit organization the Ontario BioAuto Council, which provided a $755,000 grant. “The generous funding from the BioAuto Council allowed us to move much more quickly from a research stage into the marketplace,” said Geoff Clarke, president and CEO for GreenCore.