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Nonwoven capacity up at Lenzing
LENZING – The Lenzing Group has reported new record highs in the first half of FY 2017 for both revenue and earnings. Revenue was 11 per cent higher year-on-year at EUR €1.
NatureWorks platforms new Ingeo benefits
MINNESOTA – New research from biopolymers supplier NatureWorks is said to demonstrate the surface energy of its Ingeo branded polylactic acid (PLA) can provide hydrophobic as well as hydrophilic properties.
PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities
SCHUMAN – European PET recyclers have faced substantial additional costs in response to a decreased yield of recyclable materials, according to Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE).
Finer, softer hemp fibres with SeFF
LEEDS – A patented ‘cottonisation’ process which will allow hemp fibre to be used in new markets was introduced at the Nonwovens Network UK seminar held in Bradford on 29 June.
Birla assessed in fibre report
Future thinking for SCA
Hygiene and forest products company SCA has shared further details on its business restructure.
Rayonier to buy Tembec
Cellulose supplier Rayonier Advanced Materials is to buy Canada's Tembec for CA$807 million, including debt, to further expand its business into packaging and forest products.
Melamine advantages in meltblown nonwovens
A new meltblown nonwoven made of pure melamine – one of the best priced acoustic and thermal insulating materials for high-temperature applications – was introduced by smartpolymer GmbH, based in Rudolstadt, Germany, at this year’s Techtextil show in Frankfurt.
New Lenzing fibres at Planet Textiles
This autumn, Austrian speciality fibre maker Lenzing will launch a new brand of viscose fibres which it claims will set a "new industry-wide benchmark in the sustainability of viscose fibres.
PEF approved for recyclability
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) – a material often used as the main component in personal and home care products.
 
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