Biofibre News

Kuzey Expo announces Fabtex Georgia 2024

Kuzey Expo is excited to announce Fabtex Georgia 2024, a premier textile exhibition scheduled for September 26-28, 2024, in Tbilisi, Georgia. This event will convene leading industry stakeholders to explore innovations and expand their market reach. Georgia's strategic location at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, combined with its stable political climate [sic] and competitive business environment, makes it an ideal host. The country offers strategic trade agreements, low production costs, and a skilled workforce, making it a burgeoning hub for textile investment.

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Frontwood® by Södra is being used for interior design in Construction City

Södra’s Frontwood® has been chosen for parts of the interior design in Construction City to create a unique and harmonious impression. The ongoing construction of Construction City, a 100,000 square meter office building, are expected to be completed by?2025. With a vision of establishing a hub for innovations, the project’s architect has focused on wood as the central building material. Using wood as interior material fosters an inviting atmosphere and promotes well-being.

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Metsä Group collaborates with Andritz on textile fiber mill pre-study

Metsä Group has entered into an extensive cooperation with international technology group Andritz to conduct a pre-study for the first possible commercial mill producing the Kuura textile fiber. This new type of textile fiber, developed by Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, is made from Finnish wood. The primary objectives of this collaboration are to develop a pulp pre-treatment method, smart ways to integrate textile fiber production into the various departments of a bioproduct mill, and automation for Kuura production.

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Metsä Group and Andritz to construct a demo plant for developing new lignin products

Metsä Group will construct a demo plant for lignin refining in connection with its Äänekoski bioproduct mill. The equipment will be supplied by technology group Andritz. Construction will begin in summer 2024, and the demo plant will be completed in late 2025. The plant’s daily capacity will be two tonnes of the lignin product.

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Cepi Update

EU hails biotech & biomanufacturing as ‘most promising tech area of the century’ as sector’s innovation leaders meet in Brussels

The European Commission has released a communication on ‘Boosting biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the EU’. The publication was a positive sign for the members of the Circular Choices coalition, a group of 20 EU trade associations representing providers of renewable products and energy solutions – wood, fibre-based, paper, products and packaging, bioenergy industries – supported by EU forest owners and managers.

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New Andritz line successfully produces first fibers for Pavatex, France

International technology group Andritz has delivered a second fiber production line to Pavatex, a member of Soprema Group. The line, which includes a chip handling and pressurized refining system, has now successfully produced first fibers at the insulation board production facility in Golbey, France.

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Södra Wood is changing its industrial structure to further strengthen competitiveness

To maintain its strong position and develop an even more competitive industrial structure over time, Södra Wood is consolidating its sawn timber operations.?The aim is to achieve economies of scale by relocating production volumes to Södra Wood’s larger production units.

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Progress in sustainable packaging: Voith and the 4evergreen alliance drive innovative projects forward

Full-line supplier Voith is intensifying its commitment to the 4evergreen alliance with a number of pioneering projects. Among other things, the focus is on innovative processes for dissolving barrier papers on an industrial scale. The alliance consists of over 110 members representing the entire life cycle of fiber-based packaging – from forest owners to producers, designers, brand owners and recyclers. Together, they share their expertise to develop tools and guidelines for an even more sustainable sector. As a member of the “Novel Recycling Technologies” Working Group within 4evergreen’s Innovation Workstream, Voith is instrumental in developing new solutions. Members from other workstreams also draw on Voith's expertise in stock preparation and recycling concepts.

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