BIOFIBRE NEWS

08/15/2018

Stora Enso invests in building a Competence Centre and diversifying the raw material base for biocomposites

In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibres.
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07/22/2018

Domtar Invests in Prisma Renewable Composites

With its investment, Domtar will help commercialize the process of using lignin to make engineered plastic compounds such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and other high-value fiber and lignin applications.
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07/09/2018

Marco Lucisano new head of RISE Bioeconomy

RISE appoints Marco Lucisano as new head of the division Bioeconomy. Marco Lucisano will take office on August 1, 2018.
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07/05/2018

Rengo to Develop New Cellulose Nanofiber Through Application of Cellophane Production Technology

Rengo Co., Ltd. has applied cellulose production technology to develop Xanthated Cellulose Nanofiber (XCNF®), a new cellulose nanofiber. Cellulose nanofiber is a fibrous substance made by microfiberizing cellulose in wood cellulose fiber to the nanometer level* using chemical or mechanical processes. It is said to have one fifth the weight of steel but five times its strength.
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07/03/2018

Borregaard: LignoTech Florida plant officially opened

The 110 million USD investment represents a production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes lignin measured as dry substance. In a planned second phase, the capacity can later be expanded by 50,000 tonnes. The plant has been in test operation for some time, and the facility is now producing saleable lignin. At the time of the opening ceremony 600 tonnes had been delivered to US customers in June.
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06/20/2018

Development of LignoCity to boost new businesses in bioeconomy

Using the testbed LignoCity in Kristinehamn, Sweden, RISE together with partners has shown how lignin can be used to produce both bioplastics, biocoatings, bioresins, biofuels as well as carbon fibre for lightweight applications and energy storage. Now a new project is being launched to further develop LignoCity and help startups and small and medium-sized companies develop new green businesses with lignin as a base.
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06/18/2018

Domsjö releases Cellulose Ultra, a cleaner cellulose product that can be used in high quality segments

Domsjö Fabrikers new cellulose product is now ready for the market. Domsjö Cellulose Ultra is a cleaner cellulose product that can be used in high quality segments. The product will be celebrated with an event on June 19th. ?
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05/29/2018

WOULDWOOD develops systems for environmentally friendly construction and vehicle manufacturing

Building in wood has become increasingly interesting from a climate perspective. Additive manufacturing means potential for near-production that reduces environmental impacts. Now the WOULDWOOD project is being launched aiming for a new 3D system for sustainable design and manufacturing in the construction and automotive industries.
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05/21/2018

BBI JU LAUNCHES 17 NEW PROJECTS THAT WILL VALIDATE THE POTENTIAL OF BIOMASS IN EUROPE

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Grant Agreements of projects under the 2017 Call for proposals are now signed. These seventeen new projects include in their consortia a diverse range of actors, investors and organisations that will work towards creating value from waste, side streams, innovative new biomass like aquatic and bio-waste, and CO2.
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05/17/2018

Borregaard's Exilva nominate as Bio-Based Material Of The Year

Borregaard's Exilva is nominated as one of six companies for the Innovation Award “Bio-Based Material Of The Year 2018”. is a commercially available cellulose fibril, completely natural and sustainable three-dimensional network of cellulose fibrils, that improves rheology and stability, as well as enhancing structure in your product formulations.
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04/10/2018

Kelheim Fibres celebrates 4,000,000 tonnes of Viscose Fibres

The “jubilee tonne“ was produced on line 2 and is a Galaxy® fibre – an appropriate coincidence according to production manager Konrad Brunner: “This speciality fibre is made for the tampon industry, one of the most important pillars of our business. This fibre combines our strengths: unique and patented fibre properties meet production conditions that fulfil the strict hygiene requirements of this sensitive final product. It’s not by chance that we have established a world-leading position in this area.”
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03/28/2018

New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Cell cultures, which originated from birch leaves and seeds, produce pigments, as well as compounds that help to preserve products and inhibit the growth of harmful microbes. Cell culture technology is a natural and environmentally friendly production method.
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03/07/2018

Cellulose replaces plastic in future packaging materials

RISE PFI, Mid Sweden University and MoRe Research are the main actors of the newly launched Interreg project PlastiCel. The project aims to develop nanocellulose and cellulose composites with barrier and insulation properties.
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03/07/2018

Kelheim Fibres Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

The Bavarian Viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The products DANUFIL®, GALAXY® and VILOFT® are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights their biobased origin.
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02/21/2018

56 New Members at BIC’s General Assembly

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) General Assembly came together to discuss the future of the bioeconomy. The event also saw BIC welcome 21* new industry Members, 35 new Associate Members and elect 8 new members to the BIC Board (see annex). Mat Quaedvlieg from SAPPI continues as Chair of the BIC Board during the next year.
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02/21/2018

Scientists upgrading production of cellulose-based electrical insulation compone

Cellulose is a common raw material in electrical insulation components. However, the production of high quality products is labour-intensive and slow. Scientists are solving these problems by developing new processing solutions in the EU-funded NOVUM project. Significant improvements will also be made in intensifying resource efficiency and reducing energy consumption and operation costs.
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