BIOFIBRE NEWS

UPM's FibDex®, a wood-based innovation for wound care, receives regulatory approval and CE mark

UPM launches a new advanced wound care product for the European market. FibDex® is the first wound dressing created from wood-based nanofibrillar cellulose to receive regulatory approval and be awarded a CE mark. Nanofibrillar cellulose, which has been shown to be biocompatible with human cells and tissue, forms the core of the dressing. UPM's proprietary nanotechnology, combined with over a decade of research into nanofibrillar cellulose and a highly professional R&D, has resulted in the development of this unique product. 

 


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Formed fiber: Renewable alternative to plastics

In March, Stora Enso announced a EUR 5 million investment to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products in Sweden. This line will be operated by a new business unit which will also conduct research and development of new formed fiber materials and technologies. First products are expected to be on the market by the end of 2019. Sohrab Kazemahvazi will head up the new unit for formed fiber.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet

UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.
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Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.
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