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Kelheim filtration breakthrough
Kelheim Fibres is researching the suitability of its hydrophobic Olea fibre for emulsion separation.If successful, the company says the research has the potential to open a new area of filtration applications.
Corbion Q1 sales up
Bio-based products developer Corbion reported sales of €228.3 million in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to see growth in its biochemicals business segment during the remaining quarters of the financial year.
Needle exchange and closed loop control
Autefa Solutions, a supplier of customised concepts and service for complete needlepunch lines, combing opening and blending, chute feed, carding, crosslapping, needlepunching, drafting and winding, will showcase its new Automatic Needle Exchanger 2.
Nonwovens techniques in bioengineering
Techniques for manufacturing textiles and nonwoven materials offer cost-effective solutions for engineering tissues needed for organ and tissue repair, according to bioengineering researchers.
Trevira debut at IDEA
Polyester producer and brand Trevira will present its full range of PET speciality fibres at IDEA when it makes its debut appearance at nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference IDEA.
Polycarbonate spunbonds for filter media
SABIC Global Technologies based in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, has secured a world patent for a method of spunbonding bicomponent fibres of polypropylene and polycarbona
New production line for Kelheim
Viscose speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres is to invest up to €20 million to convert one of its production lines to a multifunctional line to increase capacity, in response to a growing demand for short cut fibres.
Registration open for fibres congress
The 55th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC) will return this September.Lectures will focus on fibre innovations, fibres for nonwovens, fibres and textiles for automotive applications, finishing and functional additives, and textiles.
NatureWorks launches new R&D lab
NatureWorks has opened a new US$1 million laboratory as part of its programme to commercialise a fermentation process for transforming methane into lactic acid, the building block of its Ingeo biopolymer.
Grants available for cellulose innovations
New grants are available for companies working towards commercial developments of cellulose nanocrystals (CN
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