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Paperlogic and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Collaborate to Invent and Commercialize Green Chemistry Opportunities for Cellulose Nanofibers

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (WBI) and Paperlogic, A Southworth Company (Paperlogic), announce their collaboration to create and develop prototypes for a wide array of novel technologies derived from cellulose nanofibers (CNF).

"Based on WBI's demonstrated ability to rapidly push innovation from idea through feasibility to ultimate commercialization, we are excited to partner with them," said David Mika, CFO of Paperlogic.  "WBI's CNF-derived prototypes will serve as the foundation for future joint-development (JDA) opportunities with external commercialization partners leading to substantial growth in CNF demand from Paperlogic's Turners Falls facility.

"Our partnership with Paperlogic is a compelling fit for us given their deep history and know-how in paper-related industries, as well their commitment to leveraging the unique attributes of their Turners Falls facility," said Joe Pont, CEO of WBI.

Paperlogic is the specialty and technical papers division of Southworth Company.  Manufacturing and selling high quality, specialty, technical, and business papers for industrial and commercial applications, Paperlogic is focused on customized solutions for its customers. A US-based company since its inception in 1839 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Southworth produced some of the first commercially available paper in the US.  Abraham Lincoln used Southworth paper for his important correspondence, and supplied the paper for Remington's first typewriters. Today, Paperlogic carries on the Southworth tradition of quality and innovation for a wide variety of industries.  For more information, visit

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC is an invention factory that creates new technologies across all industries that are touched by chemistry.  WBI was co-founded in 2007 by Dr. John C. Warner and Jim Babcock. Warner is recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, and one of the co-authors Green Chemistry:  Theory and Practice, a book that has revolutionized conventional wisdom in chemistry.  WBI's successful application of Green Chemistry is invariably based on the principle that safety and sustainability are inseparable from superior performance and cost.  For more information, please visit


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