BIOFIBRE NEWS

09/19/2017

VTT is developing 3D-printing materials

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will be seen in indoor decoration elements, textiles and the production of mock-ups.
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08/18/2017

Andritz starts up production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill in Finland

Andritz has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3°million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. All Andritz processes were started up successfully according to the agreed schedules.
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08/01/2017

Lignin can make building materials less toxic, replaces petroleum

A collaborative study by Mojgan Nejad, MSU forestry, proves that lignin, a byproduct of paper and bioethanol production, can completely replace phenol in phenolic adhesive formulation. This research directly impacts housing manufacturing by introducing biobased adhesives made of lignin, a renewable resource, instead of petroleum-based phenol.
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07/25/2017

Kelheim Fibres scores with Flushable Moist Toilet Tissue

Responsible Care: Kelheim Fibres was pleased to claim the Recognition Award in the Responsible-Care-Competition 2017 of the Bavarian branch of VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry e.V.) for its integrated product policy. The topic of the competition was „The Closed Circle Economy“relating to the areas of environmental protection, product responsibility and dialogue in respect of Responsible Care.
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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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