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Category: Sustainable Materials and Technology

Jan 10, 2022

Cotton Incorporated and NC State to Demonstrate Pilot-scale Process for Upcycling Textile Waste

The process represents an important step in addressing the complexity of textile waste. 

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative logo (Graphic courtesy SAFI Consortium)

Nov 2, 2021

NC State To Lead Global Research Effort To Develop Sustainable Fibers

The College of Natural Resources recently established the Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI), a research consortium that aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. SAFI has already raised $1.2 million for research and partnered with 20 companies in order to position the college as the center of excellence for the research, development, and utilization of sustainable fibers. 

NC State Professor David Tilotta - This NC State Research Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Oct 27, 2021

This NC State Researcher Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home. Here’s Why.

Many homes aren’t equipped to withstand natural disasters. David Tilotta is working to change that. 

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers, College of Natural Resources, SAFI Consortium logo, feature

Oct 5, 2021

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI) aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. 

Jul 13, 2021

Not Your Average Summer: Investigating Wood Products Challenges

This summer, Melzer Morgan IV is working as a technical analyst in the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory at the NC State College of Natural Resources. 

Group Photo in a Lab - Immersive Biomaterials Workshop Jumpstarts Academic Career for Women of Color in NC - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jul 9, 2021

Immersive Biomaterials Workshop Jumpstarts Academic Career for Women of Color in NC

Materials are so linked to our society’s progress that our historical eras are named after the dominant material of the time. Globally, the material consumption is roughly 10 billion metric… 

Mr. and Mrs Wuf - Win Big for Creating Digital Page - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 25, 2021

Win Big for Creating Digital Page

Win 4 Football Tickets and a Parking Pass Last fall we announced our digital book, a cooperative project called “Bonded by Paper,” for our alumni and current students to connect… 

Wood Work - Niche, Competitive Wood Products: Live Edge Slabs - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 9, 2021

Niche, Competitive Wood Products: Live Edge Slabs

NC State’s Wood Products Extension in the Department of Forest Biomaterials has a mission to increase the competitiveness and profitability of North Carolina’s wood products industry, improve markets, and increase consumer… 

Flowers in front of building - Graduate Student Spotlight: Lisandra Chacon - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

May 13, 2021

Celebrating the Graduating Seniors Spring 2021

We would like to congratulate our graduating seniors from the Department of Forest Biomaterials. Our students have worked very hard over the last four years and we are very proud… 

Cate Harris - Meet Future Student Cate Harris - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

May 5, 2021

Meet Future Student Cate Harris

Hometown: Burlington, NC What school will you graduate from? Western Alamance High School What is your intended major? Sustainable Materials and Technology Why did you choose NC State and the College…