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Natural Fiber Welding named a “Technology Pioneer”

Swatches | September 1, 2021 | By:

A 2021 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, National Fiber Welding Inc. develops technologies based on the sustainable use of plants and natural fibers to create beautiful, durable goods and textiles. Photo: National Fiber Welding Inc.

Natural Fiber Welding Inc. (NFW), Peoria, Ill., is one of 100 promising companies named 2021 Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum. NFW’s patented technology platforms, MIRUM® and CLARUS®, use naturally abundant resources to produce high-quality textiles without relying on plastic. Through MIRUM, NFW has created a new class of high-performing, 100 percent plastic-free, plant-based materials. With CLARUS, NFW uses a closed-loop chemistry process to engineer new performance fabrics while utilizing abundant waste and virgin plant fibers, creatingdurable garments and products without synthetics.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are developing new technologies and innovations poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Believing that the textile industry’s dependance on petroleum and plastic isn’t scalable in a sustainable manner, NFW is disrupting the linear plastic economy with comprehensively sustainable, circular materials solutions for fashion, footwear, automotive and home applications.

As a Technology Pioneer, NFW will contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. For more, visit

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