Innovative technologies have resulted in new applications, products and materials from renewable, sustainable forest biomass.
RBI continues to address challenges and opportunities in fiber engineering and paper physics to yield a step-change in paper/packaging product performance. For those members who utilize the fundamental knowledge embedded in our faculty and staff, RBI creates a competitive edge and insight into the future of forest products.
Technologies such as light dry crepe and through-air drying, non-woven technologies such as spunbond, meltblown and spunlace are included in the expertise of our faculty. The application of biomaterials will be expanded in consumer products within the next few years across the spectrum of disposables to create a more sustainable world within this segment of the industry.
Some of the new product innovations include smart packaging, coating solutions, printed electronics, renewable binders and adhesives and other chemicals with high value to customers, consumers and society as a whole. The future advances and technologies in these areas are sure to touch every aspect of daily life around the globe.