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Next generation of non-phthalate Ziegler/Natta catalyst for polypropylene

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Rice and wood – building for the future on Japan’s natural resources and fiber legacy

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Previewing The Fiber Year 2020

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ZWPS type automatic winder

Zhengzhou Huaying Chemical Fiber Science and Technology Co., Ltd., (Huaying) is a branch of Hi-Tech Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., and is a well-known supplier of chemical fiber filament equipment in China with the capability to supply complete POY/FDY lines. Recently, Huaying successfully finished a project of replacing a semi-automatic winder production line with an auto …

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Polyester fiber intermediates 2005-2022

Synthetic fibers account for more than 60 percent of the world fiber market, and their ongoing growth is supported by comparatively low crude oil prices in recent years despite increasing geopolitical risks in key oil-producing regions. Superior fiber properties and growing awareness on plastic waste currently lead to an unprecedented size of new raw material …

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Close-up of 3d Teflon molecule model

The history and evolution of “the forever molecule” is both revolutionary and fortuitous.  Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, was discovered completely by accident on April 6th, 1938 by a DuPont Chemist, Dr. Roy Plunkett, while he was conducting research on chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants. Its first broad commercial use was non-stick cookware in 1960. PTFE has since evolved and is utilized in an extensive array of products that take advantage of its unique properties.

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On Monday April 9, 2018, speciality fibers manufacturer Kelheim Fibres produced their 4,000,000th ton of viscose fibers! The “jubilee ton“ was produced on line 2 and is a Galaxy® fiber – an appropriate coincidence according to production manager Konrad Brunner: “This speciality fiber is made for the tampon industry, one of the most important pillars …

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Meraklon fibers for feminine care products and wipes.

Beaulieu Fibres International is continuing to strengthen its position as a global supplier of polyolefin fibers. Large investments in fiber production is an important driver ensuring it can meet future challenges and customers’ needs. Since the acquisition of Meraklon four years ago, the product portfolio has been broadened significantly to better serve market needs. Several investments were made to offer trilobal shaped mono polypropylene (Mono PP) fibers and bicomponent (BICO) fiber with a PP core and polyethylene (PE) sheath.

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