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Mycelium – fibers of the future?

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World supply – highlights in upstream business

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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption

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The industry gold standard for mycelium leather production is Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as “Lingzhi” in Chinese or “Reishi” in Japanese. It is a polyporus mushroom than can be found throughout Europe, North America and Asia and is usually grown on decaying hardwood trees. Photo: Stockphoto/9770880_224

A critical review on the mycelium production methods. Natural fibers have always played an important role for humans, having been used since ancient times for the creation of clothing, footwear and everyday objects. Historically, these fibers come in a variety of ways and from a variety of sources, most of which from plants or animals. …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

World supply was pushed by manmade fibers but century’s average annual growth rate was missed in the third consecutive year and adverse conditions prevailing make a return to the long-term growth path rather highly disputable. Global supply rose less than 4% to 127 million tonnes, equal to an average 15 kg per capita consumption. The …

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Nonwoven

This is a great time to be in nonwovens and will continue to be so, as demand and, correspondingly, localized supply, to meet that demand, continues to increase. The nonwovens industry has responded to the pandemic and will continue to provide materials that keep the surfaces we touch clean, protect the air we breathe, and …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

Work for The Fiber Year 2022 still is in full swing when writing this article at the beginning of May. Early information on strategic enrichments and key findings in the new textile yearbook will be introduced subsequently.1.) Breakdown of wood-based cellulosic staple fibers into spinning processes2.) Changes at supply side3.) Feedstock investments Breakdown of wood-based …

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iStock/Nastaco

Don’t let environmental issues prevent you from earning the maximum $$$ when selling your business. If you hide your head in the sand on potential environmental issues prior to a business or property sale, you may unfortunately discover the sand is quicksand and watch the transaction’s expected profits sink fast. There are ways to mitigate …

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