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Taking it back and keeping it
Leading carpet manufacturer Desso is planning to build a closed loop, cradle-to-cradle manufacturing plant in the UK in 2012 – with five times the capacity of its existing site in the Netherlan
Reducing weight with V-Lap
Leading car manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Toyota are now taking advantage of the properties of vertically lapped nonwoven fabri
Pushing the eco envelope in Kelheim
As part of the festivities to mark the 75th anniversary of Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Bavaria’s president Horst Seehofer officially opened two new environmental facilities – a sulphuric acid plant and a third Biohoch reactor, as part of the organic waste water purification facility at the cellulosic fibre production si
Food waste a pressing issue, says Ahlstrom
Having actively explored the use of new biopolymers for some years – and as a pioneer in the development and use of corn-based PLA (polylactic acid) – nonwovens leader Ahlstrom believes third generation bioplymers could be a long-term sustainable alternative to synthetic fibres.
Cutting the cost of cold starts
Autoneum – formerly Rieter Automotive Systems – is introducing a new range of vehicle insulation products called Hybrid Acoustics.
Managing a million tons
In its first annual sustainability report published for the year 2010, Ahsltrom discloses that 82% of the fibres it employed came from renewable source
Festooning expansion for sustainable edge
In response to rapidly growing demand in the Americas, Glatfelter isexpanding its proprietary festooning capacity in Gatineau, Quebec.
Alternative polyester batches produced
Avantium has successfully started up its pilot plant for the production,development and testing of bio-based polyesters, such as PEF(poly-ethylene-furanoate), at its Chemelot site in Geleen, theNetherlands.
RadElast – a first biopolymer-based spandex
The world’s first spandex fibre employing a 100% renewably sourced biopolymer is being introduced RadiciSpandex Corp. RadElast is 80% by content biomaterial and ensure the highest environmental sustainability while retaining the required stretch and suitability for high-speed spinning processes.
 
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