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Edelweiss – Lenzing’s carbon neutral fibre
Lenzing Modal Edelweiss is a new carbon-neutral fibre, with a low need for land in its production and a replenishable raw material.
Building blocks for the future
The green chemistry market is already worth $10 billion in 2011, but will grow to a value of at least $100 billion by 2020, according to the American Green Chemistry Institute.
Georgia-Pacific testing flax
Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), based in Vancouver, Canada, has entered into a three year agreement with Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products.
Tencel on the rise
Lenzing has successfully completed its latest Tencel capacity expansion at its plant in Heiligenkreuz, Austria following an investment of €60 million over a three-year period.
India’s significant advantage
At the forthcoming EDANA Outlook personal care conference which takes place in Budapest, Hungary, from September 28-30th, Samir Gupta of BCH will chart the anticipated boom in the Indian market for personal hygiene products – to which sustainability could prove critical.
Patented new process for interlinings
At this week’s Munich Fabric Start show (September 6-8), samples from the current collection of Création Gross – one of the most popular menswear companies in Germany – are on show featuring new fusible interlinings developed by Freudenbe
Filling the cellulosic gap
The volatility of the cotton market during the first half of 2011 has resulted in an unprecedented demand for cellulosic fibres for both nonwovens and conventional textiles, reports Lenzi
Lenzing capacity in China almost doubled
Lenzing Nanjing Fibers, the Chinese subsidiary of Lenzing AG, has successfully started up its new production line with a nominal annual capacity of 60,000 tons.
Thermomechanical pulp advantages
While superapsorbent polymers (SAPs) have been vital to reducing the weight of absorbent hygiene products over the past 25 years, the average baby diaper in 2011 still contains around 36.
Insulation with Sorona
DuPont is introducing its Sorona renewably sourced polymer into the insulation mark
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