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Fibertex increases prices
Significant raw material price increases have forced Fibretex Nonwovens to increase prices with immediate effect, the company has announced.
Covestro updates on CO2 foam
Polymer materials manufacturer Covestro has commenced industrial production of CO2-based foam for items including mattresses and upholstered furniture from its plant in Dormagen, Germany.
Bioplastics benefit nonwovens
Bioplastics production continues to grow despite the low oil price dampening new developments, and two recently-announced ventures are extremely good news for the sect
Nonwovens: on the surface
It’s little surprise that nonwovens are growing very rapidly as the preferred substrates for 21st Century wallcoverings.
Solid air
Cellulose and polyimide are promisingnew alternatives to silica as the basisfor highly insulating aerogels, writes Adrian Wils
Biobased certification for Lenzing
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Lenzing Viscose and Lenzing Modal fibre product families its Biobased Product Label.
Sirane opens plant in Mexico
Packaging specialist Sirane, headquartered in Telford, Shropshire, UK, has started up a new plant for manufacturing absorbent fruit pads based on nonwovens and other soft materials in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Fibre innovation winner announced
An entry proposing the use of filters made of functionalised viscose fibres as a fourth clarification stage in wastewater treatment plants, working to filter out potentially endocrine disrupting substances found in wastewater, has won an innovation competition organised by viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres.
Natureworks partners on circular economy
Bioploymers supplier NatureWorks has partnered with circular economy specialist the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on a new plastics initiative.
GlaxoSmithKline backs Puridify
Puridify, the developer of new bioprocessing purification technologies based on nanofibre nonwovens for industrial biomolecule manufacturing, has signed a new 18-month collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to extend the evaluation of its FibroSelect purification technology.
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