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Category: Sustainable Materials and Technology

May 6, 2022

Sustainable Furnishing Council Event

On Friday, April 1, 2022, Culp Inc. hosted the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s (SFC) 15th Anniversary industry-wide celebration in High Point, NC. This gathering occurs twice a year and attracts manufacturers,… 

May 6, 2022

Meet Our SMT Technical Analysts

There’s so much to learn in Hodges Wood Products Lab. Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with Skye Pham, Melzer Morgan, and Ben Helms, a group of students in… 

NC State professor Lokendra Pal holds two samples of sawdust powder in his hands - New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

NC State researchers have discovered how to convert leftover sawdust powder and agro-residues into a Styrofoam-like packaging material. 

Lokendra Pal - Lokendra Pal Named E.J. "Woody" Rice Associate Professor - College of Natural Resources - NC State University

Jan 26, 2022

Lokendra Pal Named E.J. “Woody” Rice Associate Professor

Since Pal joined NC State in 2015, his research has focused on the development of smart packaging, printable electronics and other bio-based materials. 

Clothing Waste - Cotton Incorporated and NC State to Demonstrate Pilot-scale Process for Upcycling Textile Waste - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

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) - NC State To Lead Global Research Effort To Develop Sustainable Fibers - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

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 - NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

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…