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Next stage for renewable SAP

Monday, 15 September 2014

article thumbnailBASF, Cargill and Novozymes have announced another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.  The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers.  And they have now selected the process for further scale-up. 


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September 2014

Sweeping change: Is China really surging ahead in the areas of both innovation and sustainable development? Flushable wipes: Strong enough to do their job but weak enough to disperse in water? Carbon fibre leader: The ongoing repercussions of BMW’s ambitious i Series programme. Closed loop care: Big opportunities for manufacturers of renewable nonwovens for hospitals and institutions. Electrospun SAPs: BASF reports a high surface area and improved fluid absorption and retention properties with a new technique for making SAP nanofibres. Cradle-to-gate LCA study on a new spunbond and pulp technology.

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New €20 million plant for ATP

Sunday, 14 September 2014

article thumbnailATP adhesive systems has broken ground on its new €20 million production plant in Mihla-Buchenau, Germany.  The plant is equipped with a state-of-the-art coating line – some 70 metres long...

Focus on high performance

Saturday, 13 September 2014

article thumbnailFollowing on from the highly successful first Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications, NHPA 2015 will take place from March 4-5 2015, again in Cannes, France.  The event will...


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A heavyweight crucial to lightweighting

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

article thumbnailIn an exclusive interview with Sustainable Nonwovens, Dr Joerg Pohlman, Managing Director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers explains how auto giant BMW is poised to become a big part of...

Apples and apples?

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailLife cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly being applied to support public policy making, to the consternation of some researchers and practitioners.But does it employ brushstrokes that are too...


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Dedicated to diversion

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailA new technology developed in the UK offers corporations a golden opportunity to take much greater responsibility for their used uniforms and workwear.  Heeding government messages and the...

Finishing flair

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailMicrofibre expertise, advanced finishing technology and an endlessly inventive R & D team combine to give Italy’s Orsa a highly differentiated lead in the nonwovens industry.   As part of...


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