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Partnership between FBRI and Poland Spring to explore new bio-based materials in packaging

Poland Spring, University of Maine to explore bio-based materials September 29, 2020 The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) is collaborating with Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and its parent company, Nestlé Waters North America, to evaluate and develop bio-based solutions that could serve as alternative packaging for Poland Spring products. […]

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Professor Bousfield receives patent for composite building products made with cellulose nanofibers

The process developed by UMaine researchers eliminates the use of formaldehyde as a binding agent, replacing it with a CNF slurry. The resulting product tests higher for fracture toughness and sequesters carbon and oxygen into the building product for its life span — typically decades.The UMaine inventor is professor of chemical and biomedical engineering Doug Bousfield. Co-inventor […]

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