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May 15, 2019

Universal Fibers Opens New Plant Facility in Europe

(Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland) – Universal Fibers, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Europe on May 13, 2019. The event was attended by Universal Fibers’ global customers and industry partners as well as leaders and officials from Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland.

“In support of our honored customers in Europe, we are thrilled to be opening our newest manufacturing facility here in Poland”, said Marc Ammen, CEO of Universal Fiber Systems. “This aligns with our strategy for global growth which began in 2009 with expansion into Asia and later in the U.K. Since then, customer response has been tremendous and we are winning in partnership with our industry leading products, quality and service.”

The plant is fully integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serves Europe carpet manufactures in commercial, residential and automotive segments. “This new facility marks another investment in our commitment to provide the highest level of quality and service to our customers,” said Phil Harmon, President of Universal Fibers. “As a global company, our leading technologies from the U.S. and Asia are now deployed locally in the European market.  We couldn’t be more pleased with this investment and the platform it provides Universal Fibers to expand in the region.” 

“Universal Fibers is one of two business units within Universal Fiber Systems,” said Marc Ammen. “As our corporate portfolio continues to expand, this plant furthers synergy opportunities currently in place in the U.S., Europe and China for our second business unit, Premiere Fibers.”

April 11, 2019

Celebrating International Women's Month

International Women’s History Month is a global recognition of women's cultural and professional achievements from past to present while promoting equality and advancement for the future. Throughout the month of March, Universal Fibers® celebrated this very worthy initiative at our facilities, worldwide. In support, various activities and events took place which were highlighted by honoring Minnie Carr, Jayne Clark and Fonda Eldreth for their more than 40 years of dedicated service.
Congratulations, Ladies!

April 05, 2019

Lucy Scott - Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Finalist

Universal Fibers is proud to announce Lucy Scott as finalist for Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing, SVAM. The honor seeks to recognize women in leadership making significant contributions to manufacturing in southwest Virginia and to encourage women to pursue and develop careers in manufacturing. Lucy has been with Universal Fibers for 13 years and manages purchasing for all facilities in North America.

April 01, 2019

April 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color

Universal Fibers® has named Sunflower (Universal Color® 3-236) as the color of the month for April. Refined and modern, Sunflower is nature’s bounty with a bloom of cheer…just for fun.

March 01, 2019

Universal Fibers® launches Engage with our Thrive® Value Guide

Whether you are guided by leading green rating systems or sustainable eco-commitments, Universal Fibers® invites you to engage withThrive®, LEED® + Beyond, an enlightening interactive value guide designed to inform what matters most to you. Learn more.

March 01, 2019

March 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color®

Universal Fibers® has named Oceanic (Universal Color® 4-281) as the color of the month for March. Dreamy and illusive, Oceanic harnesses the natural soothing spirit of the ocean. It inspires truth, trust and a spirit of letting go.

February 05, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year from our proud Associates at Taicang Universal Fibers and Universal Thai Fibers! We wish you great happiness, health and prosperity throughout the "Year of the Pig."

November 15, 2018

Ranae Anderson of Universal Fibers Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award

Universal Fibers® is proud to announce Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader, as recipient of the Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). The WSLA recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who are making a positive impact in sustainability and strive to identify, support and foster opportunities for future women in leadership. 

Ranae is one of eleven esteemed leaders to be recognized from more than 100 global candidates for this very prestigious honor. All winners were celebrated at gb&d’s annual WSLA gala which took place during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois.  

October 09, 2018

Universal Fibers Wins Environmental Excellence and Community Impact Awards

(SVAM Awards, 2018-Abingdon, Virginia USA) – Universal Fibers® was awarded best of honors for Environmental Excellence and Community Impact by the Southwest Virginia Alliance of Manufacturers. In an effort to strengthen its position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing, the SVAM is a collaborative non-profit organization dedicated to uniting educational institutions, workforce development boards and state organizations with partnered manufacturers based in Southwest Virginia.

For nearly 50 years, Universal Fibers has taken great pride in its position as world leaders in sustainability. “More than our eco-processes in manufacturing and sustainable products, we believe true sustainability begins by ensuring safe practices and healthy environments for our dedicate Associates and local communities in which we live and serve,” said Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader. “We are thrilled to be recognized an wish to thank the SVAM for honoring Universal Fibers with these two very prestigious awards consistent with EnLIST®, our four point commitment to environmental stewardship.

August 08, 2018

Universal Fibers, China - RESET™

Universal Fibers® is proud to provide safe and healthy workplace environments for its valued customers, guests and Associates throughout the world. In support of this commitment and in an effort to deliver positive environmental impact, we are pleased to announce RESET™ as the air quality rating system for our exciting new Customer Care Center in Taicang, China. The effort is led by marketing specialist Winnie Huang who recently achieved professional accreditation as RESET AP. Congratulations Winnie!

Universal Fibers - Where sustainability begins with safety, health and wellness.

August 01, 2018

Virtual Zero Waste to Landfill

Universal Fibers® has achieved Virtual Zero Waste to Landfill at its manufacturing facility in Taicang, China. In support of EnLIST®, Universal Fibers’ four point commitment to environmental stewardship, this completes a two year commitment to develop new processes designed to reduce landfill waste with the ultimate goal of virtual zero waste by 2018.  (ISO 14021 Type II)

Universal Fibers- Our impact is positive!

June 28, 2018

Universal Fibers® Runs in Support ALS Research and No Child Left Unfed

From our home in Bristol, Virginia US, Universal Fibers® joined forces with other area businesses for the 10th annual 5K run benefiting ALS research and No Child Left Unfed. As defined by EnLIST, our for point commitment to environmental stewardship, our community outreach support was on full display. Representing the largest group of contestants, more than 46 Associates from Universal Fibers proudly prevailed in cool rainy conditions and were honored to participate in this very worthy effort.

June 28, 2018

Teeing It Up for Backpacks Unite

Universal Fibers® was proud to host its annual golf outing benefiting Backpacks Unite, a collaborative effort between United Way of Southwest Virginia, community organizations and area businesses. The event was attended by more than 76 participants consisting of company Associates, family, friends and industry partners. Proceeds from the event helped provide nutritious meals to more than 114 area students and we were honored to provide support.

May 11, 2018

Water Initiative Delivers Annual Savings of 22%

In support of EnLIST, a four point commitment to environmental stewardship, Universal Fibers® established an initiative to reduce water use in the production of its sustainable fiber products. New processes were implemented in 2016 which resulted in an annual water savings of approximately 22%. As an added positive, water returns were reduced by 17% and energy was reduced for water treatment.

May 11, 2018

Support sustainability with Universal Color®

More than an incredible standard palette of 284 trend-setting hues, Universal Color® is scientifically developed as a base from which virtually any color is possible. Best of all, since Universal Color is solution-dyed, minimal water is used in the coloration process and less energy is required for drying.

Explore Universal Color®

April 20, 2018

Thrive®: Lowest CO2 emission in the world - nylon 66

April 20, 2018

Refresh®: Highests recycled post-consumer content - nylon 66

April 20, 2018

Universal Fibers®, Europe

New facility construction is underway using locally sourced repurposed building material.

April 20, 2018

EnLIST with Universal Fibers®

Make a positive impact Earth Day and Every Day

Explore our CSR

May 15, 2019

Universal Fibers Opens New Plant Facility in Europe

(Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland) – Universal Fibers, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Europe on May 13, 2019. The event was attended by Universal Fibers’ global customers and industry partners as well as leaders and officials from Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland.

“In support of our honored customers in Europe, we are thrilled to be opening our newest manufacturing facility here in Poland”, said Marc Ammen, CEO of Universal Fiber Systems. “This aligns with our strategy for global growth which began in 2009 with expansion into Asia and later in the U.K. Since then, customer response has been tremendous and we are winning in partnership with our industry leading products, quality and service.”

The plant is fully integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serves Europe carpet manufactures in commercial, residential and automotive segments. “This new facility marks another investment in our commitment to provide the highest level of quality and service to our customers,” said Phil Harmon, President of Universal Fibers. “As a global company, our leading technologies from the U.S. and Asia are now deployed locally in the European market.  We couldn’t be more pleased with this investment and the platform it provides Universal Fibers to expand in the region.” 

“Universal Fibers is one of two business units within Universal Fiber Systems,” said Marc Ammen. “As our corporate portfolio continues to expand, this plant furthers synergy opportunities currently in place in the U.S., Europe and China for our second business unit, Premiere Fibers.”

April 11, 2019

Celebrating International Women's Month

International Women’s History Month is a global recognition of women's cultural and professional achievements from past to present while promoting equality and advancement for the future. Throughout the month of March, Universal Fibers® celebrated this very worthy initiative at our facilities, worldwide. In support, various activities and events took place which were highlighted by honoring Minnie Carr, Jayne Clark and Fonda Eldreth for their more than 40 years of dedicated service.
Congratulations, Ladies!

April 05, 2019

Lucy Scott - Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Finalist

Universal Fibers is proud to announce Lucy Scott as finalist for Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing, SVAM. The honor seeks to recognize women in leadership making significant contributions to manufacturing in southwest Virginia and to encourage women to pursue and develop careers in manufacturing. Lucy has been with Universal Fibers for 13 years and manages purchasing for all facilities in North America.

April 01, 2019

April 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color

Universal Fibers® has named Sunflower (Universal Color® 3-236) as the color of the month for April. Refined and modern, Sunflower is nature’s bounty with a bloom of cheer…just for fun.

March 01, 2019

Universal Fibers® launches Engage with our Thrive® Value Guide

Whether you are guided by leading green rating systems or sustainable eco-commitments, Universal Fibers® invites you to engage withThrive®, LEED® + Beyond, an enlightening interactive value guide designed to inform what matters most to you. Learn more.

March 01, 2019

March 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color®

Universal Fibers® has named Oceanic (Universal Color® 4-281) as the color of the month for March. Dreamy and illusive, Oceanic harnesses the natural soothing spirit of the ocean. It inspires truth, trust and a spirit of letting go.

February 05, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year from our proud Associates at Taicang Universal Fibers and Universal Thai Fibers! We wish you great happiness, health and prosperity throughout the "Year of the Pig."

November 15, 2018

Ranae Anderson of Universal Fibers Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award

Universal Fibers® is proud to announce Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader, as recipient of the Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). The WSLA recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who are making a positive impact in sustainability and strive to identify, support and foster opportunities for future women in leadership. 

Ranae is one of eleven esteemed leaders to be recognized from more than 100 global candidates for this very prestigious honor. All winners were celebrated at gb&d’s annual WSLA gala which took place during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois.  

October 09, 2018

Universal Fibers Wins Environmental Excellence and Community Impact Awards

(SVAM Awards, 2018-Abingdon, Virginia USA) – Universal Fibers® was awarded best of honors for Environmental Excellence and Community Impact by the Southwest Virginia Alliance of Manufacturers. In an effort to strengthen its position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing, the SVAM is a collaborative non-profit organization dedicated to uniting educational institutions, workforce development boards and state organizations with partnered manufacturers based in Southwest Virginia.

For nearly 50 years, Universal Fibers has taken great pride in its position as world leaders in sustainability. “More than our eco-processes in manufacturing and sustainable products, we believe true sustainability begins by ensuring safe practices and healthy environments for our dedicate Associates and local communities in which we live and serve,” said Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader. “We are thrilled to be recognized an wish to thank the SVAM for honoring Universal Fibers with these two very prestigious awards consistent with EnLIST®, our four point commitment to environmental stewardship.

August 08, 2018

Universal Fibers, China - RESET™

Universal Fibers® is proud to provide safe and healthy workplace environments for its valued customers, guests and Associates throughout the world. In support of this commitment and in an effort to deliver positive environmental impact, we are pleased to announce RESET™ as the air quality rating system for our exciting new Customer Care Center in Taicang, China. The effort is led by marketing specialist Winnie Huang who recently achieved professional accreditation as RESET AP. Congratulations Winnie!

Universal Fibers - Where sustainability begins with safety, health and wellness.

August 01, 2018

Virtual Zero Waste to Landfill

Universal Fibers® has achieved Virtual Zero Waste to Landfill at its manufacturing facility in Taicang, China. In support of EnLIST®, Universal Fibers’ four point commitment to environmental stewardship, this completes a two year commitment to develop new processes designed to reduce landfill waste with the ultimate goal of virtual zero waste by 2018.  (ISO 14021 Type II)

Universal Fibers- Our impact is positive!

June 28, 2018

Universal Fibers® Runs in Support ALS Research and No Child Left Unfed

From our home in Bristol, Virginia US, Universal Fibers® joined forces with other area businesses for the 10th annual 5K run benefiting ALS research and No Child Left Unfed. As defined by EnLIST, our for point commitment to environmental stewardship, our community outreach support was on full display. Representing the largest group of contestants, more than 46 Associates from Universal Fibers proudly prevailed in cool rainy conditions and were honored to participate in this very worthy effort.

June 28, 2018

Teeing It Up for Backpacks Unite

Universal Fibers® was proud to host its annual golf outing benefiting Backpacks Unite, a collaborative effort between United Way of Southwest Virginia, community organizations and area businesses. The event was attended by more than 76 participants consisting of company Associates, family, friends and industry partners. Proceeds from the event helped provide nutritious meals to more than 114 area students and we were honored to provide support.

May 11, 2018

Water Initiative Delivers Annual Savings of 22%

In support of EnLIST, a four point commitment to environmental stewardship, Universal Fibers® established an initiative to reduce water use in the production of its sustainable fiber products. New processes were implemented in 2016 which resulted in an annual water savings of approximately 22%. As an added positive, water returns were reduced by 17% and energy was reduced for water treatment.

May 11, 2018

Support sustainability with Universal Color®

More than an incredible standard palette of 284 trend-setting hues, Universal Color® is scientifically developed as a base from which virtually any color is possible. Best of all, since Universal Color is solution-dyed, minimal water is used in the coloration process and less energy is required for drying.

Explore Universal Color®

April 20, 2018

Thrive®: Lowest CO2 emission in the world - nylon 66

April 20, 2018

Refresh®: Highests recycled post-consumer content - nylon 66

April 20, 2018

Universal Fibers®, Europe

New facility construction is underway using locally sourced repurposed building material.

April 20, 2018

EnLIST with Universal Fibers®

Make a positive impact Earth Day and Every Day

Explore our CSR



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Universal Fibers Opens New Plant Facility in EuropeUniversal Fibers Opens New Plant Facility in Europe - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

(Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland) – Universal Fibers, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Europe on May 13, 2019. The event was attended by Universal Fibers’ global customers and industry partners as well as leaders and officials from Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland.

“In support of our honored customers in Europe, we are thrilled to be opening our newest manufacturing facility here in Poland”, said Marc Ammen, CEO of Universal Fiber Systems. “This aligns with our strategy for global growth which began in 2009 with expansion into Asia and later in the U.K. Since then, customer response has been tremendous and we are winning in partnership with our industry leading products, quality and service.”

The plant is fully integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serves Europe carpet manufactures in commercial, residential and automotive segments. “This new facility marks another investment in our commitment to provide the highest level of quality and service to our customers,” said Phil Harmon, President of Universal Fibers. “As a global company, our leading technologies from the U.S. and Asia are now deployed locally in the European market.  We couldn’t be more pleased with this investment and the platform it provides Universal Fibers to expand in the region.” 

“Universal Fibers is one of two business units within Universal Fiber Systems,” said Marc Ammen. “As our corporate portfolio continues to expand, this plant furthers synergy opportunities currently in place in the U.S., Europe and China for our second business unit, Premiere Fibers.”

 
Celebrating International Women's MonthCelebrating International Women's Month - Thursday, April 11, 2019

International Women’s History Month is a global recognition of women's cultural and professional achievements from past to present while promoting equality and advancement for the future. Throughout the month of March, Universal Fibers® celebrated this very worthy initiative at our facilities, worldwide. In support, various activities and events took place which were highlighted by honoring Minnie Carr, Jayne Clark and Fonda Eldreth for their more than 40 years of dedicated service.
Congratulations, Ladies!

 
Lucy Scott - Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing FinalistLucy Scott - Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Finalist - Friday, April 5, 2019

Universal Fibers is proud to announce Lucy Scott as finalist for Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing, SVAM. The honor seeks to recognize women in leadership making significant contributions to manufacturing in southwest Virginia and to encourage women to pursue and develop careers in manufacturing. Lucy has been with Universal Fibers for 13 years and manages purchasing for all facilities in North America.

 
April 2019 Color of the Month in Universal ColorApril 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color - Monday, April 1, 2019

Universal Fibers® has named Sunflower (Universal Color® 3-236) as the color of the month for April. Refined and modern, Sunflower is nature’s bounty with a bloom of cheer…just for fun.

 
Universal Fibers® launches Engage with our Thrive® Value GuideUniversal Fibers® launches Engage with our Thrive® Value Guide - Friday, March 1, 2019

Whether you are guided by leading green rating systems or sustainable eco-commitments, Universal Fibers® invites you to engage withThrive®, LEED® + Beyond, an enlightening interactive value guide designed to inform what matters most to you. Learn more.

 
March 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color®March 2019 Color of the Month in Universal Color® - Friday, March 1, 2019

Universal Fibers® has named Oceanic (Universal Color® 4-281) as the color of the month for March. Dreamy and illusive, Oceanic harnesses the natural soothing spirit of the ocean. It inspires truth, trust and a spirit of letting go.

 
Happy Chinese New Year!Happy Chinese New Year! - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year from our proud Associates at Taicang Universal Fibers and Universal Thai Fibers! We wish you great happiness, health and prosperity throughout the "Year of the Pig."

 
Ranae Anderson of Universal Fibers Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership AwardRanae Anderson of Universal Fibers Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award - Thursday, November 15, 2018

Universal Fibers® is proud to announce Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader, as recipient of the Green Building & Design (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). The WSLA recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who are making a positive impact in sustainability and strive to identify, support and foster opportunities for future women in leadership. 

Ranae is one of eleven esteemed leaders to be recognized from more than 100 global candidates for this very prestigious honor. All winners were celebrated at gb&d’s annual WSLA gala which took place during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois.  

 
Universal Fibers Wins Environmental Excellence and Community Impact AwardsUniversal Fibers Wins Environmental Excellence and Community Impact Awards - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

(SVAM Awards, 2018-Abingdon, Virginia USA) – Universal Fibers® was awarded best of honors for Environmental Excellence and Community Impact by the Southwest Virginia Alliance of Manufacturers. In an effort to strengthen its position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing, the SVAM is a collaborative non-profit organization dedicated to uniting educational institutions, workforce development boards and state organizations with partnered manufacturers based in Southwest Virginia.

For nearly 50 years, Universal Fibers has taken great pride in its position as world leaders in sustainability. “More than our eco-processes in manufacturing and sustainable products, we believe true sustainability begins by ensuring safe practices and healthy environments for our dedicate Associates and local communities in which we live and serve,” said Ranae Anderson, Global Sustainability Leader. “We are thrilled to be recognized an wish to thank the SVAM for honoring Universal Fibers with these two very prestigious awards consistent with EnLIST®, our four point commitment to environmental stewardship.

 
Universal Fibers, China - RESET™ Universal Fibers, China - RESET™ - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Universal Fibers® is proud to provide safe and healthy workplace environments for its valued customers, guests and Associates throughout the world. In support of this commitment and in an effort to deliver positive environmental impact, we are pleased to announce RESET™ as the air quality rating system for our exciting new Customer Care Center in Taicang, China. The effort is led by marketing specialist Winnie Huang who recently achieved professional accreditation as RESET AP. Congratulations Winnie!

Universal Fibers - Where sustainability begins with safety, health and wellness.

 
Virtual Zero Waste to LandfillVirtual Zero Waste to Landfill - Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Universal Fibers® has achieved Virtual Zero Waste to Landfill at its manufacturing facility in Taicang, China. In support of EnLIST®, Universal Fibers’ four point commitment to environmental stewardship, this completes a two year commitment to develop new processes designed to reduce landfill waste with the ultimate goal of virtual zero waste by 2018.  (ISO 14021 Type II)

Universal Fibers- Our impact is positive!

 
Universal Fibers® Runs in Support ALS Research and No Child Left UnfedUniversal Fibers® Runs in Support ALS Research and No Child Left Unfed - Thursday, June 28, 2018

From our home in Bristol, Virginia US, Universal Fibers® joined forces with other area businesses for the 10th annual 5K run benefiting ALS research and No Child Left Unfed. As defined by EnLIST, our for point commitment to environmental stewardship, our community outreach support was on full display. Representing the largest group of contestants, more than 46 Associates from Universal Fibers proudly prevailed in cool rainy conditions and were honored to participate in this very worthy effort.

 
Teeing It Up for Backpacks UniteTeeing It Up for Backpacks Unite - Thursday, June 28, 2018

Universal Fibers® was proud to host its annual golf outing benefiting Backpacks Unite, a collaborative effort between United Way of Southwest Virginia, community organizations and area businesses. The event was attended by more than 76 participants consisting of company Associates, family, friends and industry partners. Proceeds from the event helped provide nutritious meals to more than 114 area students and we were honored to provide support.

 
Water Initiative Delivers Annual Savings of 22%Water Initiative Delivers Annual Savings of 22% - Friday, May 11, 2018

In support of EnLIST, a four point commitment to environmental stewardship, Universal Fibers® established an initiative to reduce water use in the production of its sustainable fiber products. New processes were implemented in 2016 which resulted in an annual water savings of approximately 22%. As an added positive, water returns were reduced by 17% and energy was reduced for water treatment.

 
Support sustainability with Universal Color®Support sustainability with Universal Color® - Friday, May 11, 2018

More than an incredible standard palette of 284 trend-setting hues, Universal Color® is scientifically developed as a base from which virtually any color is possible. Best of all, since Universal Color is solution-dyed, minimal water is used in the coloration process and less energy is required for drying.

Explore Universal Color®

 
Thrive®: Lowest CO2 emission in the world - nylon 66Thrive®: Lowest CO2 emission in the world - nylon 66 - Friday, April 20, 2018
Refresh®: Highests recycled post-consumer content - nylon 66Refresh®: Highests recycled post-consumer content - nylon 66 - Friday, April 20, 2018
Universal Fibers®, EuropeUniversal Fibers®, Europe - Friday, April 20, 2018

New facility construction is underway using locally sourced repurposed building material.

 
EnLIST with Universal Fibers®EnLIST with Universal Fibers® - Friday, April 20, 2018

Make a positive impact Earth Day and Every Day

Explore our CSR

 

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