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Bostik appoints new CEO
Adhesives giant Bostik has appointed Vincent Legros as chairman and CEO of the company. Legros also joins Arkema’s executive committee.
Solegear US patent for bioplastics
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies has been granted a US patent which covers the synthesis of bio-based additives with polylactic acid (PLA) to deliver performance characteristics required for applications including packaging and durable goods.
SCA plans company split
The board of directors at global hygiene company SCA plans to split the group into two listed companies in 2017. Under new proposals, which the board will present to shareholders at the company’s next AGM, the group will operate as two separate entities: a hygiene division and a forest products division.
Novozymes cuts sales outlook
Danish enzyme producer Novozymes has adjusted its full-year organic sales growth outlook to 2-4 per cent, down from 3-5 per cent, said to reflect uncertainty in most of the industries in which the company operates.
Sateri to up viscose capacity by 1m tons
Sateri has confirmed machinery orders to expand its viscose staple fibre production capacity by 1 million tons, a move which will reportedly position the company as the world’s largest producer of viscose fibre by 2020.
Lenzing to up fibre production
Lenzing, manufacturer of textile fibres and pulp raw materials, is to invest more than €100 million in its production capabilities and aims to expand its capacities for specialty fibres by 35,000 tons by mid-20
Metabolix winds down biopolymer operations
Yield10 Bioscience, focused on developing technologies to improve crop yield to enhance global food security, is to become the core business of advanced biomaterials company Metabolix following a company restructure.
Bio-aromatics from waste
Turning waste, that would otherwise be incinerated or end up in landfill, into valuable raw materials for the chemical industry is the challenge being undertaken by a consortium of 12 companies, including absorbent hygiene recycling specialist Knowaste.
Restructure for Crailar
The intellectual property and production know-how of flax fibre manufacturer Crailar Technologies, have been purchased by Crailar Fibre Technologies International.
Lenzing launches recycled fibre
Cellulosic fibre supplier Lenzing is launching a new Tencel fibre made from cotton waste fabrics in a bid to drive circular economy solutions in the textile industry.
 
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