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New baling system for ICE Recycling
ICE (Industrial Conservation Engineering) Recycling LLC, a Leigh Fibers company, has invested more than $1 million in a new custom baling system and electrical supply upgrades at its Lake City, South Carolina, facility.
Eucafluff first for Brazil
São Paulo-based Suzano Pulp and Paper has started the first-ever production of hardwood fluff pulp, which has been named Eucafluff. This is also the first time that fluff pulp has been produced in Brazil.
New Fitesa line in Germany
Fitesa is to invest €20 million in a new spunmelt line at its plant in Peine, Germany
Circular Economy proposal welcomed
European Bioplastics has welcomed the European Commission’s new proposal on the Circular Economy Package and says it is now looking forward to contributing to the forthcoming debate on how renewable and biodegradable materials can best fit into this visi
Mitsui expands in breathable films
Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals has announced the expansion of capacity for Esportim breathable films at its wholly-owned Mitsui Hygiene Materials (MHM) business in Thailand.
Kelheim Fibres spotlights flushability issues
Public awareness of the problems caused by moist cleaning wipes disposed of in the toilet is still limited, despite extensive press coverage.
Can modified polyester compete with cotton?
As noted by CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, there were 66,000 tons of polyester produced in 2014 and China now accounts for 73% of global capacity, but at present is manufacturing at 25% over-capacity.
UK bio-plastics industry growth predicted
The UK has the opportunity to develop a domestic bio-plastics industry able to generate £2 billion of gross value added to the economy, with a local production of 120,000 tonnes, considering just flexible and food-service packaging, according to a new study presented by the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) at the House of Lords.
PLA production for Auriga Polymers
Leading petrochemical producer and PET manufacturer, Indorama Ventures is to add 15,000 tons of extrusion-based fibre spinning capacity to the Auriga Polymers manufacturing site in Spartanburg, Southern Carolina.
New Meraklon fibres for nonwovens
Polypropylene staple fibre supplier Beaulieu Fibres International has introduced new polyolefin bicomponent fibres for nonwovens to its Meraklon speciality fibre portfolio.
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