Corporation - The Force For Nanofibers - has been selected by the editors of
R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. This
accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced
into the marketplace over the past year. FibeRio's rapid development and launch
of the Cyclone L-1000 product line incorporating Forcespinning technology for
nanofiber production, earned the prestigious award.
Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary and
influential technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have
become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. These
include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen
lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the
Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer
drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).
"The pace and quality of development FibeRio has applied to Forcespinning
technology and Cyclone L-1000 nanofiber production systems is astonishing" said
Larry Thompson, Chairman of FibeRio's Technical Advisory Board. The Bell Labs
Fellow went on to say that "Nanofibers are one of the most cross-cutting
technologies I have seen and FibeRio has the core technology and capital
equipment designs to provide the versatile and cost-effective platform required
to exploit their full potential."
In December 2010, FibeRio introduced Cyclone L-1000 Forcespinning laboratory
equipment utilizing centrifugal force and the first technology to offer both
melt and solution nanofiber processing capability. The company recently launched
a new product targeted at the nonwovens industry that enables controlled and
uniform deposition of nanofibers onto a moving substrate. The Cyclone L-1000M/D
is the first opportunity for nonwovens, filtration and textiles companies to
begin utilizing Forcespinning to design scalable nanofiber applications.
FibeRio is launching commercial output nanofiber production equipment later this
"FibeRio is rapidly scaling up Forcespinning technology from the research
laboratory to industrial level production and the Cyclone L-1000M/D provides the
perfect opportunity to begin designing nanofiber enhanced media and developing
the intellectual property that will provide competitive advantage in the next
era of innovation for the nonwovens, filtration and textiles industries" said
FibeRio CEO Ellery Buchanan. "We are honored to be recognized by R&D
Magazine and we are committed to incorporating that same level of innovation and
quality in our industrial equipment."
FibeRio Technology Corporation provides the technology and capital equipment
to transform the materials market through the unlimited availability of
nanofibers. The company will soon be relocating to a state-of-the-art facility
in McAllen, Tx to meet the manufacturing demands of its customers.