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Historic year for fibres
The world fibre market surpassed 100 million tonnes for the first time in 2016, with nonwovens production up 6.9 per cent.Speaking at Techtextil Frankfurt, Andreas Engelhardt, general manager of The Fiber Year Consulting, noted growth has slowed for the fourth consecutive year in the world fibre market, to just 1.
Absorbent nonwovens benefit sportswear
A new nonwoven fabric from BASF is being used in sportswear to help regulate body temperature during physical activity.
Birla assessed in fibre report
Future thinking for SCA
Hygiene and forest products company SCA has shared further details on its business restructure.
Rayonier to buy Tembec
Cellulose supplier Rayonier Advanced Materials is to buy Canada's Tembec for CA$807 million, including debt, to further expand its business into packaging and forest products.
Melamine advantages in meltblown nonwovens
A new meltblown nonwoven made of pure melamine – one of the best priced acoustic and thermal insulating materials for high-temperature applications – was introduced by smartpolymer GmbH, based in Rudolstadt, Germany, at this year’s Techtextil show in Frankfurt.
New Lenzing fibres at Planet Textiles
This autumn, Austrian speciality fibre maker Lenzing will launch a new brand of viscose fibres which it claims will set a "new industry-wide benchmark in the sustainability of viscose fibres.
PEF approved for recyclability
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) – a material often used as the main component in personal and home care products.
Record results for Lenzing
Speciality fibres manufacturer Lenzing has achieved its best quarterly results in the company’s history.
2016: historic year for fibres
The world fibre market surpassed 100 million tonnes for the first time in 2016, with nonwovens production up 6.9 per cent. Stacey Dove reports from Frankfurt, Germany.
 
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