Archive for the ‘Customer’ Category

Canadian Hemp Guitars

Friday, August 29th, 2014

From this:

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To this:

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FlexForm Technologies is the link.  We take the fiber and make it into a mat. Canadian Hemp Guitars takes our mat and makes music!

Our material has found its way into the music industry. Canadian Hemp Guitars has been using our mat in the creation of instruments. They have an exciting line of Guitars and Ukeleles using alternative materials from the standard. You should all check out their great website.

If you want to know more about this company, here’s what they have to say as an introduction, “Canadian Hemp Guitars represent an innovative approach to guitar building that rewards the player and respects the planet. Designed with a nod to the classic American chambered-body guitars of the 60s, our complete line of hemp guitars deliver all of the sustain and resonance of a solid body guitar with the controllable blooming feedback of a hollow-body with minimal environmental impact.

We have all spent our lives playing guitars cut from the world’s great and majestic forests under the belief that these rare and endangered woods make the sound. In reality, the difference is in the build and the builder. Let us prove it to you.”

We at FlexForm Technologies are proud to be a small part of this amazing company.

 


Where are natural fiber composites used in automobiles?

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Where are natural fiber composites used in automobiles?

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Starting with a bast fiber and polymer fiber binder, FlexForm technologies creates a natural fiber composite mat.  We supply this mat to a company that will mold the mat and assemble the additional components to make a finished piece for use in the finished automobile.  Natural fiber composites have a long history of being used as an alternative to fiberglass, injection molded plastic and other less sustainable technologies.  The parts vary greatly, and can make up content in a large variety of locations in vehicle.  The picture below shows this range.

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How can I certify my product low VOC in a cost effective way?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

One of the most frequently asked questions we get at FlexForm is whether our product is GreenGuard certified.  GreenGuard is clearly the industry standard for certifying low VOC’s, however we have found that it is prohibitively expensive.  I found a link that I felt was interesting in attempting to map out a standard way to certify without using GreenGuard.

You can click through here to be taken to a PDF written by Berkeley Analytical.  They detail in a very step by step fashion the best ways to go about independent certification.


Customer Focus: KI Has Been Green From The Start.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

KI—KI is a world class furniture manufacturer based in Green Bay, WI.  They consistently win design awards for their products from educational seating to health care products.  They have a long history of sustainable construction in their product lines.  They were walking the green walk long before it became a popular marketing tool. “KI has been using recycled content in its furniture manufacturing process since the introduction of its first product in 1941.” As stated in a press release found here: http://www.ki.com/about/asseeninDetail.aspx?ar=465

FlexForm Technologies is proud to count KI among our customers.  We are featured in the tackable option for their Genius Wall System.  This innovative wall system can be seen in the picture below.

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KI's Genius Wall in action at the Kansas City City Hall.