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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
Corbion PLA plant on track
Bio-based products developer Corbion has begun basic engineering on its new polylactic acid (PLA) polymerisation plant, to be opened in Thailand in 2018.
New research on nonwoven adhesives
The nonwoven adhesives market is predicted to worth US$2.22 billion by 2020, according to new research which profiles companies including Bostik, H.B. Fuller and Henkel
New Glatfelter US manufacturing site
Glatfelter, global supplier of specialty papers and fibre-based engineered materials, is to open a new manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Glatfelter’s products range includes substrates for products such as wipes, feminine hygiene products, nonwoven wallcoverings and printing papers.
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