BIOFIBRE NEWS

07/07/2017

Spinnova partnering with the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria

Spinnova Ltd has started long term partnership with Fibria, Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests. Through this investment Fibria is Spinnova’s new minor shareholder and board member. The partnership with Fibria will help Spinnova grow its business faster and opens up new business opportunities for both companies.
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07/05/2017

KaiCell Fibers with Finland’s Prime Minister in China

Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Finland in May, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila¨ led a delegation of Finnish officials and business leaders to China during the last week of June. I addition to Mr Xi Jinping, Mr Sipila¨ met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and numerous other representatives of the host nation.
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05/25/2017

Metsä Group softwood pulp to be used in LG’s loudspeakers

Aqvacomp Oy from Sastamala, Finland, and the electronics giant LG have signed an agreement on the supply of biocomposite for LG’s Soundbar SJ 9 loudspeakers. The biocomposite is produced by combining softwood pulp from Metsä Group with plastic at Aqvacomp’s new production facility, which will be starting up at the Rauma pulp mill in autumn. The construction of the new facility has progressed well.
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04/12/2017

A Valmet supplied demonstration scale plant for second generation sugar extraction officially opened at Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa

In 2016 Sappi and Valmet agreed on a joint development project to deliver a demonstration plant to Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa in order to explore and optimize the extraction of biorenewable chemicals. The demonstration plant was officially opened on April 5, 2017. Guests from all over the world participated in the opening ceremony which included speeches from Sappi and Valmet management representatives.
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03/29/2017

Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark to increase global sales reach of Sappi’s Hansa lignin products

Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that its Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech’s Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill.
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03/22/2017

Speciality Cellulose: Ice Bear capacity expansion

Borregaard will invest NOK 115 million in increased capacity for Ice Bear products in Speciality Cellulose. This investment will be finalised in the second half of 2018, and will bring Borregaard's Ice Bear capacity to approximately 60,000 tonnes.
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03/02/2017

Walki develops new biodegradable mulching paper

Walki has developed a new fibre-based soil mulching solution that is completely biodegradable. This organic mulch type, which is used for weed control and to optimise soil conditions and crop yield, is the first of its kind on the market.
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02/27/2017

New use for paper industry’s sludge and fly ash in plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland examined, as part of the EU’s Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry. Laboratory tests showed that these side streams can replace up to 50% of oil-based polypropylene. They can be used as a raw material in plastic composites made using injection moulding and extrusion.
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02/16/2017

Kelheim Fibres breaks new ground in innovation management – viscose fibre expert practices open innovation

By organising a competition for new ideas on the subject “100% cellulose fibres – re-thought” viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has broken new ground in innovation management. The competition was part of the start-up contest “Plan B – Biomass. Business. Bavaria“ organised by Bio- Campus Straubing under the patronage of the Bavarian State Secretary for Economic Affairs Franz Josef Pschierer.
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02/14/2017

VTT has developed technology known as “CatLignin” ..

to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are widely used in wood products and furniture.
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01/26/2017

Tomas Rosén is awarded the Alf de Ruvo scholarship 2016

Dr. Tomas Rosén’s studies into the dynamics of cellulose nanofibrils secured him this year’s Alf de Ruvo scholarship; established in memory of SCA employee Alf de Ruvo. His findings offer the potential to develop new ways of making cellulose materials that could, one day, replace fossil based material.
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