Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes 14-12-2021

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

-The real bamboo from American Hygienics Corporation (AHC)

Leading wet wipes manufacturer American Hygienics Corporation (AHC), which marked its 20th anniversary in November, has developed a range of products based on its patented Bamboo Pulp Absorbent technology.

AHC’s absorbent layers based on crushed bamboo pulp can comprise up to 43% of a total diaper’s weight and the company holds three patents on bamboo-based products, two of which are applicable for diapers, relating to the crushing of the bamboo pulp and the construction of three layered cores with bamboo pulp in their centre.

The third patent relates to the airlaid conversion of the bamboo pulp for use in feminine care pads. All of the company’s bamboo pulp comes from certified Organic and FSC certified farms.

“We are increasingly using sustainable materials as much as we can, to make products less petrochemical based, yet with higher performance,” said said Neal Parmar, founder and CEO of AHC.

The company is also producing 40% bio content films for diaper bags which are certified by TUV Austria as OK Biobased.

Bamboo and OK Biobased mixed-material finished products are now being sold under different brands across 20+ different countries in North America, the EU and Asia Pacific, the company reports.

“AHC is supported by a strong technical team and experts and our product development department continuously evaluates and optimises our product portfolio in terms of product uniqueness and performance,” said Paul Chandrachur, head of green business and product development. “There are many so-called bamboo diapers on the market, but in reality they are conventional wood pulp based diapers with probably less than 6% bamboo content in the entire product.

“We test our products both in-house and in industry-recognised laboratories using the latest test methods and equipment, with a focus on validating our claims and sample preparation to ensure reliable results.”

Established in 2001 as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise, AHC is a specialist in the contract and private label manufacturing of wet wipes, with exports to over 75 countries and an annual wet wipes output capacity of up to a billion units.

The real bamboo from American Hygienics Corporation (AHC)

-US Noble Biomaterials Add Antibacterial Function to Sylbon Products

Noble Biomaterials of the United States, a leader in antibacterial and conductivity solutions, has announced the integration of Ionic + fabric treatments across Silvon Home’s bed, bath and mask products. Ionic + is an advantage of fabric technology designed with positively charged silver ions that provides natural self-cleansing of the fabric’s microorganisms for protection.

Introducing Ionic + to Silvon’s products, which are permanently embedded in the fabric for lasting protection, reduces the number of washes of towels, sheets, pillowcases, etc. between uses and significantly reduces microorganisms. .. The success of Ionic +’s bedding and baths, already widely adopted as fabric odor removers and microbial fighters for the outdoor, athleisure and medical markets, is not surprising given their effectiveness in repelling harmful bacteria. Traditional fabrics only collect bacteria and return them to the skin, but Ionic + fights bacteria while sleeping and long after the towel returns to the rack. In a press release, Noble Biomaterials states that Silvon Home’s Ionic + product lineup is chemical-free and dermatologically tested to combat bacteria.

“The problem with bedroom and bathroom fabrics is that they collect a lot of bacteria from the moisture, but they’ll get it back the next time they use it. Ionic + addresses this problem, fighting and eliminating the buildup of bacteria. We provide a safe, natural and chemical-free solution to help you. We are pleased to partner with Noble Biomaterials to provide this solution to our consumers. ” Sylbon co-founder Alex Spakowski Said.

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

US Noble Biomaterials Add Antibacterial Function to Sylbon Products

-RadiciGroup : Noyfil (Andalo Valtellino Italy) closes, 44 workers ‘remain on foot’ looking for work
The anger of the workers of Andalo Valtellino: “Abandoned by the institutions and the press”
It’s official. By the end of the year, as announced in the past few weeks, Andalo Valtellino’s Noyfil will close production. In recent days, the workers signed the proposed agreement, reached between the unions and the company after a long and painful negotiation that lasted several months. At the same time, the workers gave a mandate for the activation of the procedures for the granting of the extraordinary redundancy fund at the Ministry of Labor through the Lombardy Region. An epilogue that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of over 70 workers, saddened by the loss of employment and by that “absolute disinterest and silence shown by all the local institutions and the press, from which one would certainly have expected a attention and a support of a completely different thickness “.
“While it is true that the fiber and textile sector in general is experiencing an increasingly growing and inexorable path of annihilation in favor of Asian countries, in these situations it is more than ever appropriate to make a contribution aimed at creating a ‘network’ of collaboration to support and contribute in the best possible way to the relocation of workers. Beyond a few sporadic gestures of interest and solidarity at the time of the formalization of the closure, Noyfil employees must acknowledge that everything has been left up to now in the hands of local trade union organizations, both as regards the finalized bargaining in the coming months, and as regards the fundamental plan for the relocation of employees to other Group factories rather than to other companies in the province “, reads a note from the workers.
Future
The future is uncertain for most of the Noyfil workers. If on the one hand there will be 24 workers who in the next three years, covered by social safety nets, will ‘hook up’ to retirement, on the other, 44 will have to find new employment. “We ask all the representatives of the institutions to do their part through greater attention and a concrete contribution in the coming weeks and months which will be crucial for a reintegration project into the world of work”.
The choice to close
It was Tuesday 28 September 2021 when the Noyfil Company, belonging to the Bergamo ‘Gruppo Radici’, communicated to the trade unions and the RSU its intention to cease all production activities at the Andalo Valtellino plant, where the activity of warping and spinning of polyester, starting from January 1, 2022.
At the Valtellinese production site, during 2021 (with data available until the end of August), the trend has always been negative, both from the point of view of production volumes and financial sustainability, with a structural decline in turnover 30%. The production volumes of 4,800 tons of yarn in 2019, which fell to 2,200 in 2020, were confirmed in 2021 just over the previous year.

Source: SONDRIOTODAY (sondriotoday.it)

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes-Messe Frankfurt cancels International Home Textile Fair Heimtextil

The Messe Frankfurt Group has announced the cancellation of Heim Textiles, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, January 11-14, 2022. This decision was made in light of the worsening German pandemic situation over the past two weeks and the associated limitations.

“Due to unpredictable dynamics in the development of the pandemic, the mutual and cumulative impact of related factors, and the extreme escalation and deterioration of the German pandemic situation, the date of the Presidential Meeting on December 2, 2021.

Earlier this year, the Heim textiles in the second week of January cannot be maintained, “trade fair organizer Messe Frankfurt said in a statement.

The Messe Frankfurt Group has announced the cancellation of Heim Textiles, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, January 11-14, 2022. This decision was made in light of the worsening German pandemic situation over the past two weeks and the associated limitations.

Messe Frankfurt will work with all industry partners to find out if Heimtextil can be held in parallel with Techtextil and Texprocess and within what framework it can be held from June 21st to 24th, 2022. We are working closely together.

As an international trade fair, Heim Textiles is the first major international trade fair in Germany shortly after Christmas and New Year, always starting the spring trade fair season and attending exhibitors and visitors from more than 135 countries.

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

-The impact of recent pandemic on printing and dyeing mills and weavers in Shaoxing

Recently, there were more pandemic local cases in Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Xiaoshan, Hangzhou. These regions are were key areas of textile and chemical fiber, weaving, printing and dyeing in China. Market players were worried about the escalation of epidemic prevention and control, so the sales ratio of mills in these areas was affected, then affecting the demand of the industrial chain, thus attracting high concerns. The impact of the pandemic in Zhejiang on fabric mills and printing and dyeing mills mainly focuses on the following points.

First, it affected receiving and shipping of products and delivery time

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 37 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday. Of the new local cases, 24 were reported in Inner Mongolia, five each in Zhejiang and Yunnan, two in Heilongjiang, and one in Shaanxi, the commission said. Also reported were 26 new imported cases in 10 provincial-level regions, according to the commission. In order to effectively block the transmission of the pandemic, emergency measures for epidemic prevention and control have been taken or upgraded. The personnel flow and logistics transportation of weavers and printing and dyeing mills have been affected to varying degrees, and there has even been news of shutdown. Therefore, receiving and shipping of feedstock and finished products, as well as the normal delivery time which were about 7-10 days were affected. And normal delivery may be delayed or abnormal.

Second, production and orders were also affected. 

The pandemic situation in autumn and winter is severe and complex. The sudden rising pandemic cases in the Yangtze River Delta were bound to have a significant impact on the current unstable supply chain, and the logistics and transportation of weavers and printing and dyeing mills as well as the delivery of goods may be abnormal. It is unknown whether the pandemic will continue to circulate or when it will be eliminated. Thus the uncertainty risk factors exerted a growing impact on the normal orders and production of printing and dyeing mills and weavers.

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

-Bio-Fed now offers biomass-balanced polypropylene compounds

The new products are marketed by BIO-FED under the names M·VERA® PPH and M·VERA® PPC and is suitable for a wide range of applications

The Cologne-based company BIO-FED, a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, has expanded its portfolio with ISCC PLUS and REDcert² sustainable certified M·VERA® compounds made from biomass-balanced polypropylene (PP). The sources of raw materials for the PP are vegetable oil and fat waste, which is produced in various processes, e.g. in the food industry.

ISCC PLUS and REDcert² are leading sustainability certification systems for biobased and recycled materials in the chemical industry. Certification ensures traceability of the sustainable material flow along the entire value chain.

As the value-adding process of products in the chemical industry is often very complex, the mass balance approach is used here. Certified products are manufactured using sustainable raw material sources (biomass or fossil-based recyclate) to replace an equivalent amount of fossil resources in the production process.

The new products are marketed by BIO-FED under the names M·VERA® PPH and M·VERA® PPC. Changing from conventional polypropylene to the sustainable version is easy for processors, as the material can be used as a drop-in solution without adjusting the process parameters in production. The material alternative with reduced carbon footprint offers consistent properties and is suitable for a wide range of applications. They range from injection-moulded thin-wall packaging and transparent containers to biaxially oriented films (BOPP films) and sophisticated fibre applications (melt-blown processes). The high strength of the biomass-balanced polypropylene enables the production of non-woven inserts with extremely thin, tear-resistant filaments. For example, FFP2 masks with non-woven inserts made of PP can now be produced using this material on a sustainable raw material basis.

Biomaterials add antibacterial Heimtextil Polypropylene compounds Chemical fiber Hydrogen Radicigroup Bamboo wipes

Bio-Fed now offers biomass-balanced polypropylene compounds

-Air Liquide and FPS to supply carbon-free hydrogen to multi-modal hydrogen storage suited for inland barges

Air Liquide and Future Proof Shipping (FPS), a provider of zero-emission shipping solutions, have signed a long-term contract for the supply of carbon-free hydrogen to FPS’ inland barge, the Maas, which transports containers between the Netherlands and Belgium, as per Air Liquide’s press release.

As part of the agreement, Air Liquide will supply carbon-free hydrogen through specially designed multi-modal hydrogen storage suited for inland barges. The overall solution enables the avoidance of CO2 emissions by nearly 2,000 tonnes/year for the first concerned ship.

The project is a milestone on the path to the decarbonisation of inland waterways. It enables the substitution of conventional fuel used in the shipping industry by hydrogen, thus reducing the sector’s environmental footprint. The solution can be easily replicated to other ships, trains and other applications.

Air Liquide and FPS also partners in the RH2INE Programme (Rhine Hydrogen Integration Network of Excellence), which aims to decarbonise inland shipping on the Rhine river and is endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management.

Diederick Luijten, Vice President Hydrogen Energy Northern Europe & CIS countries for Air Liquide, said: “We are excited to develop this innovative solution together with Future Proof Shipping by leveraging our hydrogen expertise to contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime sector. This project will help lower the environmental footprint of inland transport on waterways, a sector that represents 3.4% of the CO2 emissions in the Netherlands.”

As MRC reported earlier, Air Liquide and BASF plan to develop world largest cross-border CCS value chain. The goal is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial cluster in the port of Antwerp. The joint project Kairos@C has been selected for funding by the European Commission through its Innovation Fund, as one of the seven large-scale projects out of more than 300 applications.

We remind that BASF aims is to electrify its production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil fuels.

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