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Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute

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Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute. Texas Tech’s FBRI has a fundamental objective to foster greater use of the natural fibers and increase textile manufacturing in Texas. Activities include researching, testing, and evaluating natural and man-made fibers. The 110,000 square-foot facility has a number of laboratories, including those involving biopolymer research, materials evaluation, short staple spinning, weaving, and chemical finishing. Photos: N. Martin.