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Seeking Investors to Grow an Award Winning Company

Request Number N255616
Author Kevin Andrews
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Description

Tekle Technical Services (TTS) is  pursuing new investment opportunities to help  grow their manufacturing capabilities.  To pursue these opportunities, TTS is seeking financial investors with an investment strategy that is compatible with TTS’s focus on the development of sustainably sourced building materials.

Background

Tekle Technical Services (TTS) was awarded a contribution of $4.5M Canadian Dollars in a national competition under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program to assist in the  installation of Canada’s first engineered fiber mat (EFM) commercial plant  that is successfully manufacturing interior trim and luggage racks for cars, and biodegradable erosion control mats.

 

Following its initial success, TTS is now focused on commercializing a new line of EFM-derived products for the building industry, including structural materials for the construction of lightweight and sustainable disaster relief homes.  

 

EFM is a natural product made from sustainable and renewable materials

TTS has developed a process to make air-laid needle punched mats using a unique process that combines wood residues with a small amount of plant fiber residue to produce a variety of products for the growing natural fiber market.  The process not only maximizes the use of waste material from the Forestry Industry but also can use fibers from a variety of plants including grasses and plants that grow in areas that are not suitable for growing food crops.  Thus, EFM can be used in developed and developing countries. 

 

EFM is an incredibly versatile material that can be molded into almost any 3D shape.  For example, it can be used as a sustainably sourced replacement for fiberglass wherever strong and lightweight materials are required.

 

To respond to this Expert opportunity, please follow the link and complete our Investor Interest Form.

 

Key Success Criteria
  
Possible Approaches

 New markets for EFM products include but are not limited to:

  • Structural panels for building houses and commercial buildings
  • Other building materials such as insulation, light switch covers, furniture, etc.
  • New products that can replace fiberglass and petroleum derived plastics
    • Offset emissions of pollutants and GHGs
Approaches not of interest
  
Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Consulting
  • Supply Agreement
Items to be submitted

To respond to this Expert opportunity, please follow the link and complete our Investor Interest Form. The link will transfer you to a short, online form where you will have the opportunity to highlight your interest in this technology. Note that in addition to this form you will also have the option to upload up to three (3) documents in addition to your response.

Point of Contact
Kevin Andrews
Area of Interest
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Building & Construction
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Commercial & Industrial Design
  • Environmental Services
  • Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Materials Processing
  • Natural Resources Acquisition
  • Non-Profit
  • Packaging
Organization
NRCan
Due Date
December 30, 2016
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