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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.
Bio-SAP market to reach US$190 million
Demand for high-performance absorption polymers in adult incontinence products, innovative feminine hygiene items, disposable diapers, and agricultural applications, will boost the global market value of biodegradable superabsorbent materials to US$190 million by 2024, according to a new report.
Making bio-PET a commercial reality
Virent, based in Madison, Wisconsin,has established a strategic consortium with Coca Cola, Johnson Matthey, Tesoro and Toray, aimed at completing the development and scale up of its proprietary BioForming technology.
Novamont plant for BDO production
Italian bioplastics company Novamont, which has around 1,000 patents for biopolymers and bio-chemicals, has opened a commercial-scale facility for the production of bio-based BDO in Bottrighe, north east Italy.
Nanotech for ‘safer’ hygiene products
New research into replacing microfibres with nanofibres aims to replace potential harmful materials in diapers and feminine hygiene products.
Retailers buying in to carpet recycling
More retailers are taking on the challenge of recycling waste carpet that can potentially help them to make substantial cost savings while improving their service to customers, according to Carpet Recycling UK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet.
Lenzing measures textile softness
Lenzing has presented a new method to measure textile softness, together with German instrument manufacturer Emtec Electron
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