Kelheim Fibres‘ new speciality fibre Danufil® QR finalist for IDEA 2019 Achievement Awards

After a fire at Kelheim Fibres’ production plant in October 2018, the Bavarian viscose fibre specialists are gradually rebuilding their production capacity from currently 40% to full capacity by the middle of 2020.

Wie aus Gras Plastikflaschen werden

Plastik vom Acker: Die eigene Bioraffinerie vor der Haustür könnte am Bauernhof der Zukunft Realität werden. Diesem Ziel ist Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse von der Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart nun einen großen Schritt nähergekommen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Team hat sie auf der Versuchsstation „Unterer Lindenhof“ ein Bioraffinerie-Technikum errichtet, das erstmals in einem kontinuierlichen Prozess aus Chinaschilf ein Ausgangsprodukt für Biokunststoffe herstellen wird.

Lenzing expands offering for nonwovens in a high-tech application facility

The Lenzing Group, world market leader for wood-based specialty fibers, is expanding its offering of solutions for the cosmetics, hygiene and medical sectors. Heiko Arnold, Chief Technology Officer of the Lenzing Group, and Jürgen Lehmann, President of Hof University of Applied Sciences in Saale, Germany, have signed a cooperation agreement to utilize a new spunlacing line for nonwoven applications. The collaboration between the company and the university will initially last for a period of five years and gives Lenzing access to use the machines and technologies.

Stora Enso’s lignin wins IChemE Innovative Product Award

LineoTM by Stora Enso, a lignin-based product launched by the renewable materials company earlier this year, has been awarded ‘Innovative Product Award 2018’ by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Sappi launches Verve – sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world

Building on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi today moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand.

The European Biopolymer Summit 2019

The 6th Edition of ACI's The European Biopolymer Summit will be taking place in Ghent, Belgium on the 13th – 14th February 2019. The two day event will give you an insight into the latest updates on the environmental projects, the feedstock’s landscape, and the role of biopolymers in the circular economy, application, new technologies and many more.