Noble Environmental Technologies Announces submittal for Two US and Patent Cooperation Treaty Patents with USDA, Forest Products Lab
San Diego, June 13, 2011 – San Diego-based Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET), a leading sustainable materials developer and manufacturer, announces its submittal for two US and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents jointly with the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin, detailing new eco-composite panel technology advancements. The company has completed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) in collaboration with the USDA to develop environmentally-superior three dimensional engineered molded fiber (3dEMF) process and material technologies. NET named the new manufacturing technology and resulting composite panel products: “ECOR®.”
NET Founder/Chairman and ECOR®inventor, Robert Noble states: “Our CRADA with the USDA/FPL has been extremely successful at developing these environmentally superior fiber-based technologies. We have a new material technology which can disrupt and advance the panel making industries in the US and internationally and deliver endless new, design-friendly, non-toxic, 100% recycled content products for an almost infinite variety of market and product needs.”
John Hunt, Research General Engineer at the Forest Products Laboratory explains: “This fiber resource, includes wood residues, agricultural biomass, recycled newsprint, small-diameter timber, and mixed wood and agricultural residue…and can be manufactured to provide a range of specific levels of structural performance, durability, moisture resistance, and insulation.”
ECOR®products provide solutions to architects and designers who are searching for materials which are versatile and can provide a wider range of imaginative design opportunities. Differentiated properties, including environmental sustainability, distinctive shaping, compound curves, and significant strength-to-weight ratios make ECOR®superior for use in thousands of product applications ranging from furniture, interior architecture and decor, signage and displays, automotive, aviation, marine, rail, industrial and manufacturing, military/logistics and consumer products.
Dr. James Torti, NET’s CEO remarks: “Even though ECOR®has been out in the market a relatively short time, we have significant traction in initial sales to designers, fabricators and directly to several Fortune 500 companies. Further, NET’s business model provides significant economic and environmentally sustainable opportunities within farm, forest and urban redevelopment locations presenting a cutting-edge environmental technology uniquely positioned to create immediate US-based jobs in the manufacturing sector. These are areas where new, clean manufacturing technology can expand through the adaptive reuse of existing underutilized or dormant commercial facilities, creating green jobs and overall revitalizing impoverished communities. Our partnership with the FPL in developing ECOR®has proven to be the perfect assemblage of a joint public/private sector initiative addressing these pressing needs that can be addressed with ECOR’s contemporary and immediately available solutions.”
About Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation is a San Diego-based clean technology and manufacturing company founded to commercialize ECOR® branded products, and other new sustainable materials. Founded by design architect, inventor and entrepreneur, Robert Noble, AIA LEED AP, the company’s innovations include ECOR®, WavCor™, FlatCor™, HoneyCor™ and a variety of non-toxic, 100% recycled content and recyclable panel designs for consumer, commercial, industrial, and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.ecorglobal.com, (866) 417-5518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The USDA Forest Products Laboratory
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), www.fpl.fs.fed.us, is the national research laboratory of the United States Forest Service, which is part of the USDA. Since its opening in 1910, the FPL has provided scientific research on wood, wood products and their commercial uses in partnership with academia, industry, tribal, state, local and other government agencies. The laboratory is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The focus of the Forest Products Laboratory is to promote healthy forests and forest-based economies through the efficient, sustainable use of the Nation’s wood resources. For more information on the FPL, contact (608) 231-9200.