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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.
Nanotech expands cotton applications
Research scientists in the US say nanotechnology creates new uses for cotton nonwovens in devices for the medical sector. Tony Whitfield spoke to Doug Hinchliffe from the Cotton Chemistry and Utlisation Research Unit (CCU RU) at the United States Department of Agriculture.
Platinum recovered from fuel cells
Resource recovery business Axion Consulting, a division of Axion Recycling, has worked with nonwoven materials manufacturer Technical Fibre Products and fuel cell components manufacturer Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells on a platinum and polymer recovery project, co-funded by Innovate
Nonwovens Institute selects projects
Research projects covering responsive hydrogels in nonwoven fabrics, photoactive polymers, and the impact of polymer blends on the melt-spinning process have been chosen for funding from the Nonwovens Institute, North Caroli
Spunchem boost for SA hygiene market
Spunchem, one of South Africa’s leading producers of nonwoven fabrics, is to build a new spunbond line and upgrade facilities to increase capacity at its plant in Durban.
Suominen promotes sustainability
Suominen is to increase its output of products manufactured using certified raw materials as part of a new strategy to promote sustainability in nonwovens used in its wipes, hygiene products and medical applications.
Freudenberg lithium project
Nonwovens manufacturer Freudenberg Performance Materials is co-ordinating the new HiPoLiT research consortium, which was launched in January 2016 with €2 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMB
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