Industrial Fibers FAQs

Our Industrial Fibers originate from the by-products or residues of various manufacturing processes. We carefully source our feedstock to ensure they are renewable and sustainably harvested in environmentally friendly ways. We avoid cutting down trees for our Industrial Fibers. Our processes involve sizing and separating with screeners and grinders in order to meet our customers specification requirements.

American Wood Fibers prides itself on product purity and guaranteed control of particle distribution. These qualities provide vital internal process control for our many industrial users.

Can you supply my needs?

In 2010 American Wood Fibers processed nearly 1 billion pounds of Industrial Fibers. We operate six manufacturing across North America producing Industrial Fibers today. Each location produces multiple truckloads of material each day to satisfy the needs of our customers. We pledge to "supply your needs today and we will grow to provide for your needs tomorrow."

What kind of Industrial Fiber should I use?

American Wood Fibers products are created from natural fibers originating from agricultural fibers to wood fibers and flour. With a variety of natural fibers to choose from each provides a unique particle shape and distribution giving nearly endless possibilities. Whatever your application needs may be, one of our trained account managers can help you choose a species and particle distribution which will provide the color, physical and chemical control your application requires. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

What are Industrial Fibers used for?

Industrial Fibers have a variety of uses based upon physical or chemical characteristics. Applications can be as simple as being a soil extender in a nursery mulch to open the soil or as complex as becoming a filler in a plastic resin matrix imparting unique properties. Visit our other web site pages or call a local representative with your questions and needs.

Can you control moisture?

Moisture content control varies by product and is largely dependant upon the feedstock. With most wood flour and fibers we have the ability to keep moisture levels below 10%. Other natural fibers that are forest or agricultural based might have higher levels of moisture. Those can be controlled and reduced further but that usually increases their costs. We also offer moisture resistant packaging that can further control moisture. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

What natural fibers do you offer?

"We offer many options of natural fibers, from agricultural fibers to wood flour and fibers. Commercially we produce many species of wood flour and fibers, like Pine, Spruce, Maple, Oak, and Cedar. Our agricultural grades include fibers based from corn, flax, oats, sisal, soybeans, and wheat. Need a different natural fiber, Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

What is the price of Industrial Fibers?

Prices of Industrial Fibers vary widely based upon feedstock, product specifications, quantities required, and geographical location. A quick call to an Account Manager will help identify the best product options to match your application and your budget. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

Are Industrial Fibers temperature sensitive?

Our Industrial Fibers are produced from natural and renewable feedstocks; carbon based naturally occurring organic materials which makes them sensitive to high temperatures during processing. We have found that temperatures below 400ºF or 180ºC are best for processing of our natural fibers. This threshold can be exceeded in some applications with further modifications to material or formulations. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

Is color critical?

Color is absolutely critical in many applications. In natural fibers color can be as unique as the fiber itself. We focus upon keeping our feedstocks pure which assures you that the color you choose will remain the most consistent available. Mixing various natural fibers can also provide color properties that can lead to dramatic color variation. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.

Is quality information available?

American Wood Fibers became ISO certified in 1997 and has always been focused on quality. We provide standard quality documentation like Certificate of Analysis which shows particle sized distribution, moisture content, and bulk density. Additional technical information is available upon request and can be provided regularly with your product shipments. Contact Us to connect with an Account Manager to identify the best product options to match your application and your budget.