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SNW meets Marion Sterner, Gruppo X
SNW meets Marion Sterner, co-founder, Gruppo X, the developer of new Papermorphosis technology.
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.
Techtextil prepares for take off
The press kits contained featherweight packs of freeze-dried peaches and ice cream. The flowers on the tables were edible and beside their vases sat the latest Samsung virtual reality headsets.
The Power of PET
At the2016 PCI Wood Mackenzie World Fibres Conference held in Hong Kong in November, Hugo Christiaen, business unit director for TWE Hygiene and Healthcare, outlined some of the many applications for polyester (PET) staple fibre-based nonwovens, as pioneered by his company, and the growth being enjoyed in these fields.
SNW meets ELG Carbon Fibre
Ten questions for…Frazer Barnes, managing director, ELG Carbon Fibre
€55 million deal for PHA bioplastics
Bio-on, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has signed a new €55 million multi-license contract with an unspecified major multinational company.The aim is to replace conventional plastic packaging with materials based on Bio-on’s PHA biodegradable biopolymers and the plan envisages the construction of a series of PHAs bioplastic production plants to achieve an overall output of 100,000 tonnes per year.
Lenzing invests in new US Tencel plant
Specialist fibres manufacturer Lenzing will invest in a new Tencel fibre plant in the US, planned to begin operation in Q1 2019.
Cleaning up with cellulose aerogels
Cheap and highly effective nonwovens for oil absorbents and insulation could result from new cellulose aerogels which have been manufactured from waste paper.
Bioplastics production grows despite low oil price
The results of an annual market data update by European Bioplastics show stable growth for the global bioplastics industry, despite the low oil price.Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 4.
Sioen deal for Ursuit
Nonwoven fabrics and technical textiles manufacturerSioen Industries has acquired the Ursuit group, a Finnish manufacturer of dry suits for diving, fishing and professional use in extreme environments.
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