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Bioplastics production grows despite low oil price
The results of an annual market data update by European Bioplastics show stable growth for the global bioplastics industry, despite the low oil price. Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 4.
Sioen deal for Ursuit
Nonwoven fabrics and technical textiles manufacturer Sioen Industries has acquired the Ursuit group, a Finnish manufacturer of dry suits for diving, fishing and professional use in extreme environments.
Georgia-Pacific invests in digital print
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (GPC), a manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics, paper-based products, corrugated boxes, containers and speciality packaging products, is to enhance its portfolio with a new digital web printing press for packaging at its plant at West Chester, Ohio, USA.
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.
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