Thursday, 15 March 2007

Researchers at the Universities of Guelph, Waterloo and Toronto Working On Car Parts of Fibre Plastic Composites

An article from Canwest News Service Friday detailed plans for three Ontario Universities which are dedicated to creating car parts from plant fibres and plastic as part of the Ontario BioCar Initiative. Click here to view the full article.

University of Guelph plant agriculture Prof. Larry Erickson said for automakers, it means lighter and less expensive products from renewable sources. "In five years, you're going to see car parts made in Ontario that have wheat straw in them," Erickson predicted.

For JER investors this means added awareness and demand for fibre plastic composite products and new potential applications for these products.