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safi - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

SAFI Consortium

More than 20 global companies working together to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene and textile products

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Our Partners

Fig. 1. Entities that have joined SAFI Consortium.

The University of British Columbia  (BioProducts Institute) will be our associated research partner in the consortium. Part of the research at SAFI is supported by a USDA SunGrant project (Southern Regional Center). The SAFI Consortium will be the global innovation hub on the use of alternative and sustainable fibers for a wide array of bio-based products (Fig. 2).

Proposed Plan

Fig. 2.  SAFI Consortium proposed research.

The plan for the four years also includes research on the use of alternative fibers for the manufacturing of packaging, textiles, and nonwoven substrates (Fig. 2 & 3). For a complete assessment, SAFI will research both the technical and business aspects (Fig. 3).

Roadmap

Fig. 3.  Proposed roadmap for the first two years.

Contact Us

Questions? Please Contact Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez