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Pushing the eco envelope in Kelheim
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
As part of the festivities to mark the 75th anniversary of Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Bavaria’s president Horst Seehofer officially opened two new environmental facilities – a sulphuric acid plant and a third Biohoch reactor, as part of the organic waste water purification facility at the cellulosic fibre production site.
 
More wipes, less energy, lower costs
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
As a leading wet-wipes manufacturer producing 9,000 tons of nonwovens each year, Israel-headquartered Albaad says its German plant is reaping essential benefits with the new Mako saw cutter.
 
Food waste a pressing issue, says Ahlstrom
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Having actively explored the use of new biopolymers for some years – and as a pioneer in the development and use of corn-based PLA (polylactic acid) – nonwovens leader Ahlstrom believes third generation bioplymers could be a long-term sustainable alternative to synthetic fibres.
 
Cutting the cost of cold starts
Monday, 25 July 2011
Autoneum – formerly Rieter Automotive Systems – is introducing a new range of vehicle insulation products called Hybrid Acoustics.
 
Spending review for 3M
Monday, 25 July 2011
3M is currently reviewing more than 80% of its supplier spending in China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Turkey as part of its new sustainability goals.
 
Geosynthetics is a growing business!
Monday, 25 July 2011
Following its acquisition in May of Tubex – the largest European producer of tree shelters which dramatically improve the survival and growth rates of broadleaf saplings and vines – Fiberweb is investing €6 million in a new geotextile line.
 
Incineration could be the key
Monday, 25 July 2011
By coincidence, all three speakers at the recent Nonwovens Network UK seminar held in Bradford, West Yorkshire, cited advanced incineration as the most effective method for the disposal of nonwoven-based consumer hygiene products in West Europe.
 
Managing a million tons
Monday, 25 July 2011
In its first annual sustainability report published for the year 2010, Ahsltrom discloses that 82% of the fibres it employed came from renewable sources.
 
Technology economies of scale from Ying Yang
Friday, 22 July 2011
In 2011, Ying Yang is without doubt the largest manufacturer of nonwovens machinery in the world.
 
QuietShield for the 2012 Buick Verano
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Federal-Mogul’s QuietShield GRN – green nonwoven – insulation, first used in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, will now be used by General Motors to help eliminate cabin noise in the new 2012 Buick Verano.
 
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