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Bio-Based Fiber


Gaston College gets the green light to build state-of-the-art Fiber Innovation Center

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Cellulose fibers at forefront in race to replace plastic

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What is a biofiber?

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Lenzing’s Veocel brand introduced its carbon-neutral lyocell fibers for the nonwoven industry. Partnered with the Natural Capital Partners, Lenzing produces the lyocell fiber using high production efficiencies, renewable energy sources, low-carbon materials and an external nature-based carbon removal project. The fibers will be certified CarbonNeutral with a net-zero carbon footprint according to the CarbonNeutral Protocol, …

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Fiber Innovations Center, Gaston College

In 1941, the North Carolina Textile School was established by an act of legislation, and it officially opened in 1943 with a series of classes including weaving, spinning, knitting and equipment maintenance. The school awarded its first diploma in 1945, and it established the first Associate Degree Program in Textile Manufacturing Technology in 1971. In …

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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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Bio-based or biofiber Classification

A biofiber is a fiber derived of biological origin, whether produced naturally or via a regenerated process. The classification can be broken down further as a collection of cells in which the diameter is negligible in comparison with the length, which is consistent with the definition of a manmade polymer. A polymer is a larger …

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Growth of plastics

The nonwovens industry supplies a diverse range of products to multiple markets. Many of these products, especially those that target consumers, such as hygiene products and wipes, are largely designed for single-use application. In terms of the lifecycle of these products, the end of life choices for most nonwovens are largely three-fold: landfill, incineration, or …

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