Miami Beach, FL / April 23, 2013 — FibeRio, the developer and manufacturer of ground breaking Forcespinning® nanofiber production systems, and SABIC, one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, will be jointly promoting the future of nanofiber technology in Booth #1155 at the INDA IDEA 2013 Expo in Miami Beach, FL from April 23-April 25.
In February, SABIC Ventures participated in a strategic investment round into FibeRio that will be used to introduce larger scale production systems to the market and execute on a growing pipeline of orders with global leaders in the nonwovens and textiles industries. At the time of the announcement, Hans Kolnaar of SABIC Ventures commented that “FibeRio’s unique processing technology not only increases our market reach, but offers SABIC an opportunity to move further down the value chain with innovative fibers for our customers.”
From Tuesday to Thursday, representatives from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business will be located at FibeRio’s booth (#1155) to discuss how customers can leverage the unique capabilities of Forcespinning technology and SABIC’s proprietary resins for new-to-world products that introduce high performance materials and competitive advantages in the market place.
For more information, you may visit FibeRio at booth 1155, and speak to a SABIC representative Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-12am and 1pm-3pm or you may call FibeRio at (956) 207-5448.
FibeRio Technology Corporation provides the technology and capital equipment to transform the materials market through the unlimited availability of cost effective nanofibers. Founded in 2009, the company has already delivered several large scale industrial Forcespinning units to industry leading customers across the globe. The company is headquartered in its manufacturing facility in McAllen, TX. For more information, please visit www.fiberiotech.com or call 956-207-5448.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.
SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 24.72 billion (US$ 6.59 billion) in 2012. Sales revenues for 2012 totaled SR 189 billion (US$ 50.40 billion). Total assets stood at SR 338 billion (US$ 90.13 billion) at the end of 2012.
SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 17 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide.
SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
About Innovative Plastics
SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with an 80-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as healthcare, transportation, automotive, electrical, lighting and consumer electronics. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, foam and sheet. Innovative Plastics (www.sabic-ip.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
We invite you to visit us at BOOTH #1155 during the upcoming INDA® IDEA 2013 conference being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida on April 23-25.
You can learn more about our lab scale and high throughput nanofiber production systems powered by Forcespinning® technology and the exciting advances we have made with Engineered polymers and more.
Please stop by or forward to those in your company who will be attending.
For more information about Forcespinning® Nanofibers e-mail email@example.com or visit our website.
FibeRio Technology Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of Forcespinning® nanofiber production systems, today announced a change in product line branding and naming conventions effective April 1st 2013. Focusing on a roadmap that will deliver on its vision to transform the materials market through the unlimited availability of nanofibers, FibeRio has realigned its product brands to better reflect its plans for product line expansions and solidify its existing products for their intended applications and uses.
As part of the product rebranding, FibeRio is discontinuing the current Cyclone™ brand and is now focusing on two distinct brands that are specific to their intended use. That is, FIBERLAB™ for batch, research and development applications and FIBER ENGINE® for continuous processing, industrial applications.
“Within two short years of launching our first lab scale system, Forcespinning® has been adopted as a technology platform by leading nonwovens, filtration, ceramics, medical device and apparel companies on five continents,” says Chief Marketing Officer Roger Lipton. He went on to say that “the breadth of industries leveraging Forcespinning is broader and their need for scaling up is faster than expected. The new branding structure enables FibeRio to better describe our upcoming product line expansions in productivity, line widths and new applications.”
Product model nomenclature is changing to a letter and number combination as follows:
|Historical Branding||New Branding|
Cyclone FE 1.1S
Cyclone FE 1.1M
Cyclone FE 1.1M/S
Cyclone FS 1.1S
Cyclone FS 1.1M
Cyclone FS 1.1M/S
|FIBER ENGINE FS1100|
FibeRio will continue to leverage its unique capability for providing melt and/or solution Forcespinning technology in a single system with FIBERLAB and FIBER ENGINE as its staple brands, leveraging its outstanding product performance, quality and support as would be expected from the leader in nanofiber production equipment. FibeRio’s new product brands will be showcased at the IDEA conference in Miami Beach from April 22-25 at booth #1155.
FibeRio Technology Corporation provides the technology and capital equipment to transform the materials market through the unlimited availability of nanofibers. The company is headquartered in its manufacturing facility in McAllen, TX. For more information, please visit www.fiberiotech.com or call 956-207-5448.
FibeRio® Technology Corporation Announces Strategic Investment Financing Led by SABIC and Aster Capital
February 25, 2013 | McAllen, TX – FibeRio, the developer and manufacturer of ground breaking Forcespinning® nanofiber production systems, today announced it has completed a $13M capital raise led by two global strategic investors – SABIC Ventures B.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s corporate venture capital arm, and Aster Capital Partners, sponsored by Solvay, Schneider Electric, Alstom and the European investment fund. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s commercial growth, introduce larger scale production systems to the market and execute on a growing pipeline of orders and global opportunities with industry leading customers. Continue reading →
Journal of Applied Polymer Science: Production and characterization of hybrid BEH-PPV/PEO conjugated polymer nanofibers by forcespinning®
The fabrication of hybrid poly(2,5-bis(2′-ethyl-hexyl)-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (BEH-PPV) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) nanofibers is reported. Nanofibers were created using a novel production method that uses centrifugal rather than electrostatic force to produce nanofibers. The nanofiber production method exhibits high yield production of nanofibers enabling mass-production capabilities. Thermo-physical characterization and X-ray diffraction of bulk PEO and BEH-PPV was conducted, and the results are compared with the produced hybrid nanofibers.
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Functional Materials Letters: Large-scale Synthesis of Tin-doped Indium Oxide Nanofibers Using Water as Solvent
Here we report the successful fabrication of tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) nanofibers using a scalable Forcespinning® method. In this environmentally-friendly process, water was used as the only solvent for both Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP, the sacrificial polymer) and the metal chloride precursor salts. The obtained precursor nanofiber mats were calcinated at temperatures ranging from 500–800°C to produce ITO nanofibers with diameters as small as 400 nm. The developed ITO nanofibers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis.
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Polymer Engineering and Science: Preparation and characterization of polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibrous membranes by forcespinning®
Nanofibers of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) were prepared using solutions of PVDF with acetone and dimethylacetamide. The solutions were prepared at different concentrations (18, 21.5, and 25% wt) of PVDF. The nanofiber membranes were produced by using the Forcespinning™ method. Parameters such as the orifice size and spinneret angular velocity were varied. The produced membranes were characterized using scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffraction to determine the effect of varying parameters in the Forcespinning™ process on fiber diameter, bead formation, thermal stability, polymorphism, and morphology of the fibers and overall structure of the membrane. It was observed that polymer concentration played a key role in fiber and bead formation; at higher concentrations (such as 25 wt%), the fiber diameter increased but the bead formation decreased. The prepared composite membranes have potential applications on separators for Li-ion batteries, ultra filtration membranes, and proton conductivity membranes for fuel cells applications.
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