Representatives from IPCO and NFW in front of the double belt press IPCO has designed and produced to enable large-scale production of plant-based leather alternative, MIRUM®: Dirk Zikeli, Chief Engineering Officer, NFW; Håkan Buskhe, CEO, FAM and Chairperson, IPCO; Dr. Luke Haverhals, CEO, NFW; Robert Hermans, CEO, IPCO and Steve Zika, President, NFW.
IPCO and NFW strategic partnership enables large-scale production of sustainable, plant-based leather
NFW, a US-based start-up, providing plastic-free, high-performance materials for the fashion, footwear, upholstery, and automotive industries, will move into large-scale production with IPCO double-belt press technology.
IPCO has agreed to enter into a partnership agreement, where IPCO will invest in NFW to support and accelerate the scale-up of the production of its sustainable leather.
“By investing in NFW’s future, we’re showing IPCO’s strong commitment to NFW’s scale-up and future success, and we can secure long-term opportunities in a growing and sustainable field. We see tremendous growth potential in segments and application areas linked to the green transformation”, comments IPCO’s CEO Robert Hermans.
Read the whole press release with information about this strategic partnership here