Community Engagement

Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center

The Materials Innovation Service, located in the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa, is a joint program between the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, and the UNI Metal Casting Center. The UNI Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance.

Through MIS, Iowa companies that are replacing mainstream materials with recycled material receive affordable materials testing and consultation. MIS also provides technical assistance to manufacturers wishing to re-engineer or re-tool their operations to include recycled content, and in the development of innovative recycling/reuse process technologies that help turn waste into resources.