UMaine Reveals Nation's First Cellulose Nanofiber Pilot Plant

ORONO - Today the University of Maine celebrated the opening of the nation's first Cellulose Nanofiber Pilot Plant.
Cellulose nanofibers (CNF) are a wood-based reinforcing material, of great interest to researchers worldwide, in the development of high-value materials.
Nanomaterial has applications in automobile components, pain and coating additives, composites and filtration media.
As part of UMaine's 63rd Annual "Paper Days" event, tours of the Process Development Center took place.
Senator Angus King was also in attendance today as a key note speaker of the new addition.
The new pilot plant will be capable of producing CNF at a rate of 1 ton per day.
Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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