Gordon Shank Consulting

Unique fibers, product, technical, business, marketing and sales development. Fibers, resins, import, export, global sourcing. Co-developer of BioMid fiber.

1313 E. Maple St.
Ste. 201-533
Bellingham, WA 98225 US

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Bio-fibers: Green litmus test?
A key point of contention among cellulose fiber suppliers is whether fiber produced as a byproduct of harvesting trees and processing lumber is as green as fiber produced from food or plant crops. That point is considered here.

Bio-composites update: Beyond eco-branding
No longer dependent only on their green credentials, some suppliers of bio-based fibers and resins are competing on price and performance.

Product Categories of Gordon Shank Consulting

Materials
  • Fibers, inorganic
    • Basalt
    • Boron
    • E-Glass
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
  • Fibers, organic
    • Aramid
    • Carbon, PAN-based
    • Nylon
  • Fibers/fiber forms, natural (bio-derived)
    • Other natural fibers
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Chopped strand
      • Aramid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Aramid, Roving, single-end direct
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
    • Other unimpregnated reinforcement forms
      • Other, Yarns
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Sizings
  • Casting resins
    • Epoxy
    • Unsaturated polyester
  • Fillers
    • Silica, amorphous
    • Other fillers
  • Catalysts, promoters and curing agents
    • Curing agents, amines
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Coupling agents
    • Foaming agents
    • Low-profile additives
    • Thickening agents
    • Toughening agents
    • Viscosity control agents
    • Other additives/modifiers