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Wet-laid route to the matrix
Xanofi, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has adopted the wet-laid nonwovens process for the production of three-dimensional cell culture supports.
Nanofibre filters for better DNA samples
New nanofibre filters could prove an essential new tool in the DNA analysis of evidence obtained in sexual assault cases, believes InnoGenomics, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Graphene enhances geotextiles
The first field trial in Australia for conductive geotextiles enhanced with graphene has been hailed a success by Imagine IM, the company behind Australia’s first commercial scale graphene production plant.
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.
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