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The positives for polyester
Environmental performance is a complex issue, and as far as fibres are concerned, synthetics such as polyester and polypropylene are often the best solution.
 
Total resource recycling
Recycling can be much more than just reclaiming raw materials – Italy’s Canalair is a specialist in ensuring a nonwovens plant runs at maximum efficiency – in terms of:
 
Resin switch reaps benefits for PGI
What do 15 billion square metres of advanced nonwovens break down into? This is the amount of product – the equivalent to 315 million kg – that Polymer Group (PGI) shipped to its customers in 2010.
 
P&G scorecard is jump-starting new projects
Procter & Gamble is extending the use of its Environmental Sustainability Supplier Scorecard to around 600 of its suppliers and agencies. For 2011, the company has upgraded the scorecard – designed to track and encourage improvement on key environmental sustainability measures in its supply chain – following its initial use for a year.
 
Light is Good, say Dilo and Reicofil
A problem for some nonwovens has, in the past, been web uniformity.
 
Biopolymer blends for enhanced shelf life
US Pacific Nonwovens is currently completing work on the development of spunbond and meltblown fabrics from blends of temperature-compatible grades of PLA and PHB polymers.
 
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