ECOR is a SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE to WOOD, COMPOSITES, ALUMINUM and PLASTIC.
We are a mission-founded company, devoted to the global commercialization of environmentally superior products and technologies. We have simplified the description of our mission to: “ECOR Everywhere”.
We believe that this new industry, when broadly adopted, will cause a disruptive leap in how architects, interior designers, industrial designers and other design and manufacturing professionals apply their creativity and commercial endeavors in many industries in the years to come. We believe sustainability includes environmental, economic and social wellbeing.
We are committed to helping each individual, community, region, and the larger global community benefit from this new, clean technology transformation and now create significant economic, environmental and societal opportunities.
Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET) is an innovative and market disruptive technology company, founded by environmental architect and ECOR creator Robert Noble, to develop and commercialize ECOR-branded products and processes. NET has developed, in partnership with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, an exclusive, environmentally superior, three-dimensional engineered molded fiber (3dEMF) composite panel technology. These panels are used to replace, and/or minimize the use of, traditional wood and other wood-derived products including medium density fiberboard, particleboard, cardboard and also injection molded and thermo formed plastic and other materials.
The company’s goal is to increase revenue and profitability through the development of its intellectual property rights in new green technology and product design. Key business channels include manufacturing, licensing, alliance partnerships, design collaborations and business development cooperatives between large and small enterprise, across industries and the globe.
Noble Environmental was founded on the premise that rapid manufacturing technology development and commercialization of new panel products and other natural building materials can transform the architecture, furniture, interior design and construction industries. This new wet-process engineered, fiber-based panel industry has great potential for significant impact and growth worldwide.
Cellulose fiber in the form of urban, farm and forest waste materials constitutes an extraordinarily abundant, low cost and sustainable stream of raw materials, available worldwide, that, when converted through our clean technology manufacturing process, is transformed into high-quality, design versatile, high-performance structural composites. This is ‘nature’s composite’ and is now available and suitable for use, globally, in thousands of product applications.
The new technologies we are developing at Noble Environmental Technologies — and their offspring hereafter — will be transformative worldwide: for human health, communities, the environment, job creation and economic growth. We are committed to this.
The forest products industry, as it stands, continues to be a remnant of historic forces. The engineered cellulose fiber products industry has generally remained in a state of suspended animation, without significant evolution for many decades. Yet, its latent potential for worldwide industrial and economic resurgence is unparalleled.
De-centralization and de-composition of the old industry model, and the development of new technology platforms are inevitable and will be beneficial to communities, consumers, the public at large and the environment. We can — right now — take advantage of the energy efficiencies (and therefore the environmental benefits) and economic benefits of securing raw materials and producing products nearby the final market.
Forest products currently are produced predominantly (in the U.S.) in the northwest and southeast. With ECOR®, rural, urban, prairies, desert and ranch lands/areas, in addition to forested regions, will be centers of new ‘green’ production. Not reliant on virgin and post-industrial waste wood, our three-dimensional, engineered molded fiber production processes will use waste paper, cardboard, newsprint, agricultural fibers, bovine processed fibers and other abundant, readily available, low cost raw material sources of post-consumer waste. This will create a new generation of jobs and expanding industrial and wealth-creation opportunities.
Raw material sources of agricultural fiber (waste and cash crops) will create new trade and economic activity in rural areas. Hemp, corn, wheat, kenaf, rice and others can all provide farmers an opportunity to build a new ‘eco-astounding’ manufactured product industry within their communities, states, and regions. Prairie grass and other waste or underutilized fiber can also be used in those regions without depleting food crops or forests. Combined with waste cardboard, paper and agricultural fiber, ECOR® production lines can be everywhere.
These technologies and the resulting products and industries may play a significant role in this country’s reversal of a long-standing culture of waste and inefficiency, which is embedded and still thriving as an enduring legacy of the 20th century. Our plan is for ECOR® to grow full term and create almost limitless new opportunities which will quietly wipe away such a destructive culture. We know that creativity and compassion, vision, need and economic opportunity will all fuel this transformation.
My hope, my vision, is that this new direction will enable and inspire generations; that they will continue on by enabling and embracing the creativity, innovation, compassion and vision that are everyone’s natural pre-disposition.
-Robert L. Noble, Founder/CEO of Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation, May 2013