FINDING THE RIGHT COMPONENT FARMERS LIKE TO FARM THE FOUNDATION OF A FIBER FOUNDER THAT MAKES A LITTLE MORE OF IT.
The company is called Abrasive Fiber Manufacturing, and it’s the biggest supplier of ceramic fiber to the U.S.A. and around the world.
But the company is also the source of a lot of controversy in the fiber industry.
“There are so many people in the industry that are saying it’s all wrong,” says Paul Mancini, president of the American Fiber Council.
He’s also a leader in promoting a new, more environmentally friendly manufacturing process called “super-fiber” which is supposed to help produce more fiber.
The new process is supposed make ceramic fiber more resistant to fungi and bacteria, and more resilient to heat, drought, and cold.
But Manci says the process isn’t always what it seems, and the result isn’t what consumers and industry officials want.
He says the company has had “troubling” experience with its suppliers and consumers.
“It has always been the opposite, I think, than what it is today,” he says.
But while some critics say that the process is ineffective, Mancina says Abracare Fiber Manufacturing doesn’t make bad products.
“We’re not going to put out bad products,” he said.
Abrabatic Fiber Manufacturing is one of a handful of companies in the U., and in a statement, the company says it has a track record of sourcing the best ceramic fibers from the highest-quality factories.
“Our suppliers are certified by the U, F., and CSA certifications, and our manufacturing is 100 percent certified by a nationally recognized certifying agency, which ensures our products are the highest quality possible,” the company said.
It’s been a few years since Abraccat, the first company to get a U.N. stamp of approval, made its name with ceramic fiber, and Mancino says he’s been following it closely.
A branched fiber called tannin, found in the earth, has been used in some high-end fibers, including the fabric used to make the T-shirts, jeans, and jackets we wear in the office.
Tannin is one part of the cellulose found in plants like Abrascare’s, and that has been the main ingredient in some fiber products.
But Abras Fiber’s products aren’t made from that cellulose.
“When you’re talking about the best fiber out there, we’re the ones that have been producing the most for a long time, so I don’t think the public should get any of the credit for that,” Mancani says.
The problem is, Maccini says, “a lot of the time, the people that are making the best fibers have the wrong idea about how best to make fiber.”
“They think that you can just go buy the cheapest fiber and go out and rip it,” he adds.
Mancin says there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and some manufacturers have had a difficult time convincing consumers to buy their products because they’ve never seen their competitors’ products.
A few years ago, when Mancinis group began to see an uptick in demand, Abrabs executives began to worry about their supply chain.
“They were like, ‘Okay, what are we doing here?
Where are we going to get the best quality fiber?'” he says, laughing.
“And I’m like, what’s going on?”
It was in that period of time that the company went to court, asking the U