Biofibre News

ANDRITZ to supply a second high-speed spunlace line to Zhejiang Saintyear Textile, China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received a repeat order from Zhejiang Saintyear Textile Co., Ltd., based in China, to supply a second, complete neXline spunlace line for the production of premium-quality nonwoven roll goods. The line is scheduled for start-up during the third quarter of 2022.

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Valmet to supply technology for Spinnova-Suzano joint venture textile fibre factory in Finland

Valmet will supply drying technology to Spinnova-Suzano joint venture textile fibre factory in Jyväskylä, Finland. The facility, producing SPINNOVA® fibre, is the first step towards scaling production volumes to one million tonnes annually within ten years. Spinnova’s annual capacity could be 50,000 tonnes of textile fibre by 2024. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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Collaboration gives tubes of paper instead of plastic - and great environmental benefits

BillerudKorsnäs FibreForm® is a low-carbon material that allows the tube to keep its shape when squeezed, without traces, and that makes it, as BillerudKorsnäs states, “unique compared to tubes made of other fibre material”. FibreForm® allows for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper, resulting in special 3D effects and a memorable tactile experience.

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Valmet will deliver defibrator system to Guararapes Caçador MDF plant in Brazil

Valmet will supply a new Valmet Defibrator EVO system to the Brazilian company Guararapes. The system will be used for the company´s medium density fiberboard (MDF) production as part of its major expansion at Caçador plant in Santa Catarina state. This will give Caçador the largest MDF capacity in a single plant in all of the Americas and raise the group’s MDF output. The start-up is scheduled for 2022. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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Stora Enso and Pulpex partner to produce fiber-based bottles on industrial scale

Stora Enso and packaging technology company Pulpex join forces to industrialize the production of eco-friendly paper bottles and containers made from wood fiber pulp. These renewable products will offer an alternative to PET plastics and glass. The exclusive partnership leverages Stora Enso’s formed fiber technologies and ability to convert end-products at an industrial scale.

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Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso has launched its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno®. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.

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Students of JAMK University of Applied Sciences participate in the production of Metsä Group’s Kuura textile fibre

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and the Institute of Bioeconomy at JAMK University of Applied Sciences have launched a cooperation that enables agrology students from JAMK to participate in the production of the Kuura textile fibre at the Äänekoski demo plant.

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Kelheim Fibres joins the ZDHC “Roadmap to Zero” Programme

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has joined the ZDHC programme “Roadmap to Zero”. The non-profit organisation with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain. The ZDHC guidelines provide producers of Man-made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) with uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters. The measured data is independently monitored and published.

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Construction of Metsä Spring and Valmet’s demo plant for 3D fibre products progressing

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fibre products for food packaging and other purposes.

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Metsä Group’s new textile fibre is Kuura

Kuura, the new textile fibre brand of Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, is presented to the general public during Japan Fashion Week. Made from the pulp of the Finnish Äänekoski bioproduct mill, Kuura fibre is launched at the top fashion event this week in cooperation with Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corporation and the clothing brand THE RERACS.

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Eco-friendly splints developed for hospitals make their debut in sports

Woodcast is a lightweight biodegradable material made from wood and biopolymers, originally developed to replace the plaster casts traditionally used in hospitals. The material, invented by the Finnish high-tech company Onbone, proved to be so versatile that it is now used in a wide array of usage areas, one of them being sports.

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AFRY main partner in Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill in Finland

AFRY has been awarded with a contract including project management services for the whole mill, detail engineering services for all engineering disciplines for Balance of Plant (BOP) and the digitalisation services of the mill with BIM (Building Information Modelling) and PIM (Process Information Modelling) of the project including establishment of SSOT (Single-Source-of-Truth) concept towards digital twin. AFRY will also provide project management, engineering and site services of the chlorine dioxide plant.

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