Concept Industries Creates First Natural-Fiber Mat For Office Panels

After two years of research and
development, Concept Industries — a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based provider of custom nonwoven materials
for furniture, automotive and packaging applications — has created the first natural fiber mat for
use in office furniture panels.

Marketed under the name Nature Core by office furnishings manufacturer HON Co., Muscatine,
Iowa, as part of HON’s Initiate line of office systems, the recyclable mat is a composite of
renewable agricultural fiber and synthetic stabilizer.

June 5, 2007