New wood fiber capacity ramps up in Wisconsin


Significant capacity to produce specially developed wood reinforcements for cost-effective plastic compounds will go online later this year for automotive applications under development.

In a presentation at the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (Troy, MI), Jeffrey Cernohous, chairman and founder of Interfacial Solutions, said new equipment to produce a composite material designed in collaboration with Weyerhaeuser is currently being installed and will have a production capacity of 2,500 pounds per hour. Interfacial Solutions is a nine-year old product development company based in River Falls, WI.

"We're hoping for automotive applications for late 2012/2013, but we realize that it can be a long development road in this industry," Cernohous said....
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