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Natural Fiber Welding Inc
Profile last edited on: 3/3/2023      CAGE: 7RCY2      UEI: KD3PY4RQN8A4

Business Identifier: Sustainable alternatives to non-renewable plastics: technology using plants and natural fibers to make textiles and other durable items
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801 West Main Street LAB B206
Peoria, IL 61606
   (512) 673-8284
Location: Single
Congr. District: 17
County: Peoria

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Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. (NFW) is a disruptive chemistry and technology company offering sustainable alternatives to non-renewable plastics - producing high value materials from low cost, highly functional naturally occurring fibers. Changing the way biomaterials are processed, the firm uses novel solvent systems - taking natural fiber yarns and textiles and make them stronger by retaining as much of the natural structure as possible while improving interactions between fibers. These processes minimize the use of chemicals and improve the environmental impact associated with yarn making and textile processing. NFW is the product of more than $10 million of transformative fundamental and applied research funded by several DOD initiatives, including the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Complex Material and Devices – Natural Materials and Systems program. Working with plant based fibrous materials, NFW is creating new opportunities to enhance and leverage the most plentiful and renewable resources on the planet for applications traditionally associated with synthetic products. With a rapidly growing Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio, the firm also holds exclusive rights to commercialize a radical new technology worldwide.

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  Luke Haverhals -- Founder and CEO

  Steve Zika -- President (formerly COO)

  Aaron Amstutz -- Chief Technology Officer

  Rob Goldman -- CFO

  Logan Spencer

  Jonglak Tang

  Xiling Tang