BIOFIBRE NEWS

05/27/2019

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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04/26/2019

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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03/25/2019

High-performance insulation materials, disinfectant wipes and supply chain transparency –

– viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present solutions for these and more topics at this year’s Techtextil. With dry short cut viscose fibres, Kelheim Fibres contributes to energy saving: Fibres with an extremely fine titre are processed along with pyrogenic silica to vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). With their specific properties, Viscose fibres contribute reinforcement and allow for permanent dimensional stability.
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03/14/2019

Next-generation renewable, recyclable and biodegradable formed fiber solutions

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The formed fiber technology enables manufacturing of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic.
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01/30/2019

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.
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01/10/2019

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.
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