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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.
GDM expands hygiene packaging line
Machinery manufacturer for hygiene disposable products GDM Spa has expanded its packaging portfolio with new systems available for all lines - adult incontinence, baby diaper, baby training pants, feminine hygiene products, light incontinence, and underpads.
Pilot-scale production for bio-BDE
Versalis, a European producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, and bioengineering company Genomatica have advanced to pilot-scale production of bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) from fully renewable feedstock.
Infrared fibres for Kelheim
Viscose fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has progressed with its development of infrared (IR) reflective fibres.The Germany-based company says its spinning trials showed the new IR fibre, which can be used for both nonwoven and textile processes, is effective for the reflectance of direct sunlight and is capable of providing a cooling effect, which can protect the human body from outside radiation.
Ahlstrom deal for glass fibre business
Finnish fibre–based materials supplier Ahlstrom has signed an agreement to sell its building and wind business unit to insulation manufacturer Owens Corning.
UK carpet recycling exceeds target
Carpet Recycling UK has achieved a 31% landfill diversion rate for waste carpet in 2015, surpassing its 25% target. Energy recovery is a growing sector for waste carpet where it is used as an alternative fuel replacement in cement kilns, as well as for incineration with energy recovery from municipal solid waste (MS
Knowaste updates on diaper recycling facility
Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) waste recycling specialist Knowaste has shared updates on its plans for the UK’s largest diaper recycling facility in in Hayes, West London.
New launch for Fiberpartner
Staple fibres supplier Fiberpartner will launch a new addition to its virgin fibres Fipatec Neverflat series at Heimtextil in Frankfurt next week.Applications for Fiberpartner’s range of hollow and conjugated fibres include needle-punched nonwovens, acoustic materials, hygiene products and medical wipes, in addition to end uses such as fibrefill for pillows, duvets and quil
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