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Sustainability


Decoupling resource use from resource growth is the goal, says The Renewal Workshop

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New SUPD guidance calls biopolymers ‘plastic’; yet PHA, PLA stakeholders remain optimistic for the long term

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A reprieve for viscose as European Commission publishes new SUPD

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Detail from the abstract 3D film made by Moscow studio Superdesigners

In September this year, imat-uve, a development and engineering company based in Mönchengladbach, Germany, intends to apply for Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification for an automotive interior fabric made entirely from mixed fiber post-consumer clothing waste. If successful, this will be a very major achievement, because not only are the automotive industry’s own quality standards …

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Manmade cellulosic fibers

As a result of growing environmental awareness, forthcoming bans on single-use plastic products, especially in Europe, and restrictions and labeling for products containing plastic fibers, the demand for cellulose-based solutions appears promising. The market and especially retailers are looking for sustainable and renewable alternatives to oil-based synthetic fibers, which still account for more than 60% …

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Microplastic pollution from textiles is a massive problem

Pollution at microscopical levels from plastic-derived products has become a global problem. Microplastics are any particles of plastic fragment smaller than 5mm. Polluting our environment every day, microplastics contain or carry hazardous chemicals that have a negative impact on nature and human health, and so their ingestion through water, or foods such as fish or …

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Incorporation of fiber grade CaCO3 into PP nonwovens

Calcium carbonate, which is ubiquitous in nature, can be found everywhere in daily life. It is used widely as a coating agent for paper or cardboards and for paints; as an additive in food pharma and cosmetics; as a soil fertilizer in agriculture; for water remineralization; for flue gas desulfurization; and many other applications. In …

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Typical VacuFil process including Visco+

Across the globe, consumers are demanding sustainable products and the careful utilization of resources – increasingly so in the textile sector. As a result, textile producers are switching from exclusively virgin polyester to recycled polyester, mostly made of bottle waste. So far, post-production fiber waste itself has not been recycled into new high-class fibers, but …

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