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Boost for methane to biopolymers

Thursday, 30 October 2014

article thumbnailThe US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies is supplying a grant of up to $2.5 million to NatureWorks in support of its bid to sequester methane as the feedstock for its Ingeo biopolymers and intermediates. The grant supports an ongoing multi-year joint development programme between NatureWorks and Calysta, with the specific goal of employing a fermentation process to transform renewable biomethane into lactic acid – the building block for Ingeo. Ingeo advanced bioplastics and intermediates are used worldwide in a host of consumer...


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Recognition for Polyvlies

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

article thumbnailPolyvlies Franz Beyer was one of 14 suppliers who received 2014 European Supplier Awards and was also honoured with the special Leadership in Global Growth Award from automotive interiors giant...

Second Fitesa line in Brazil

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

article thumbnailFitesa is to invest $160 million in a new spunmelt nonwovens manufacturing plant at Cosmopolis, 140 km from in Sao Paulo in Brazil.  Scheduled for start-up at the beginning of 2016, the plant...


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Ten questions for...

Friday, 31 October 2014

article thumbnail...Tobias Schäfer, General Manager, Andritz Küsters,  and Frederic Noelle, R&D Manager, Andritz Perfojet

Attention to detail

Friday, 31 October 2014

article thumbnailProduction processes that are more efficient while at the same time conserving resources are paramount at Norafin.  With its 150 employees, the company produces high-quality speciality nonwovens...


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Considering conversion

Friday, 26 September 2014

article thumbnailA new LCA study indicates significant benefits in the production of wipes substrates with Teknoweb’s Arvell technology.   A wet wipes substrate currently accounts for between 65-70% of costs...

Closed loop care

Thursday, 25 September 2014

article thumbnailA flagship European hospital is showing the way forward with waste – and its success points to big opportunities for manufacturers of renewable nonwovens.


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