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Lenzing praised for sustainable sourcing
Specialist fibre manufacturer Lenzing has been ranked first by Canadian environmental organisation Canopy Planet Society with respect to the procurement of wood, the key raw material in cellulose fibre production.
Advansa platforms wallpaper capabilities
Polyester fibre producer Advansa, based in Germany, made its name with the introduction of fibres for the nonwoven wallpaper industry, and the company now has a portfolio of more than 35 fibre types for this application.
Oil prices to jolt nonwovens
Energy costs will likely increase next year and rise at an accelerated rate in 2018, in turn upping resin prices and some staple fibre costs for nonwovens producers, according to a new report.
Nonwovens drive lyocell growth
The global lyocell fibre market will grow at a CAGR of close to 8 per cent until 2020, according to new research.
Wetlaid nonwovens analysis
The wetlaid nonwovens market is in an ideal position to address the global growing demand for more sustainable products, according to new research.
Total and Corbion bioplastics venture
Oil and gas company Total and bio-based products business Corbion are to develop bioplastics with a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers.
North America airlaid analysis
North America, home of some of the largest airlaid producers and airlaid raw material suppliers, is importing some material from Europe and will have major supply issues if new capacity is not added by 2020, according to new research.
NatureWorks wins 3M supplier award
NatureWorks, the Ingeo PLA biopolymer supplier to the plastics, fibres and nonwovens markets, has been awarded two Supplier of the Year Awards in recognition of its contribution to improving 3M's competitiveness and sustainability drive.
TenCate wants graphene solution
Imagine IM, based in Rosebery, New South Wales in Australia, has signed a memorandum of understanding with TenCate Geosynthetics to develop and demonstrate a modified imgne X3 coating for a specific range of polypropylene nonwoven geotextiles.
Natureworks tech benefits serviceware
NatureWorks and bioplastics injection moulder Natur-Tec have jointly developed a new technology platform that lowers the cost of compostable serviceware while increasing performance.
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