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Fibertex increases prices
Significant raw material price increases have forced Fibretex Nonwovens to increase prices with immediate effect, the company has announced.
Covestro updates on CO2 foam
Polymer materials manufacturer Covestro has commenced industrial production of CO2-based foam for items including mattresses and upholstered furniture from its plant in Dormagen, Germany.
Biobased certification for Lenzing
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Lenzing Viscose and Lenzing Modal fibre product families its Biobased Product Label.
Sirane opens plant in Mexico
Packaging specialist Sirane, headquartered in Telford, Shropshire, UK, has started up a new plant for manufacturing absorbent fruit pads based on nonwovens and other soft materials in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Fibre innovation winner announced
An entry proposing the use of filters made of functionalised viscose fibres as a fourth clarification stage in wastewater treatment plants, working to filter out potentially endocrine disrupting substances found in wastewater, has won an innovation competition organised by viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres.
Natureworks partners on circular economy
Bioploymers supplier NatureWorks has partnered with circular economy specialist the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on a new plastics initiative.
GlaxoSmithKline backs Puridify
Puridify, the developer of new bioprocessing purification technologies based on nanofibre nonwovens for industrial biomolecule manufacturing, has signed a new 18-month collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to extend the evaluation of its FibroSelect purification technology.
Techtextil prepares for take off
The press kits contained featherweight packs of freeze-dried peaches and ice cream. The flowers on the tables were edible and beside their vases sat the latest Samsung virtual reality headsets.
€55 million deal for PHA bioplastics
Bio-on, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has signed a new €55 million multi-license contract with an unspecified major multinational company.The aim is to replace conventional plastic packaging with materials based on Bio-on’s PHA biodegradable biopolymers and the plan envisages the construction of a series of PHAs bioplastic production plants to achieve an overall output of 100,000 tonnes per year.
Lenzing invests in new US Tencel plant
Specialist fibres manufacturer Lenzing will invest in a new Tencel fibre plant in the US, planned to begin operation in Q1 2019.
 
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