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€400,000 annual savings...
The UK’s RHL (Richard Hough Ltd.) has achieved a massive coup with the commissioning of a viscose staple fibre plant in Fujian, China, in which all four production lines are equipped with the company’s industry-leading Nollap dewatering rolls.
 
There’s a revolution going on...
...and its name is Drylock.
 
Simply plastics...
NatureWorks says its resins and fibres are now meeting all demands in respect of price, performance and preference.
 
Breakthrough for a new building block
As the development of ‘drop-in’ biofeedstocks for fibres and plastics accelerates, big plans are underway for BDO.
 
Integration, flexibility and strength
At INDEX14 in Geneva Andritz Nonwoven introduced the very latest in nonwovens production technology for a wide range of end-use applications.
 
Secure bonds and less bulk
Japan’s Unicharm was the first company to introduce superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) to diapers in the early 1980s, quickly followed by the other global leaders in the field.
 
21st Century Plastics Part 2
It’s being predicted that the global production capacity for biopolymers – for use in both the plastics and fibre industries – will grow from around 1.
 
21st Century Plastics Part 1
As INDEX 14 in Geneva approaches, Sustainable Nonwovens Editor Adrian Wilson writes:
 
Take the money
Much of the pioneering development work in respect of wetlaid nonwovens dates back to before the term ‘nonwovens’ was actually in use and refers instead to the production of ‘synthetic fibre papers’, writes editor Adrian Wilson.
 
Absorbent precision
In 2013 BASF and Bostik secured a series of highly-detailed new patents relating to diaper construction – and specifically to designing products that more efficiently contain and distribute superabsorbent polymers (SAPs).
 
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