Posts Tagged ‘cellulose’
Filed under: Specialty Cellulose, Specialty Cellulose Production
Cellulose structures make colors that never fade
by ckeddy on Sep 21st, 2012
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a way to capture the intense, no-fade colour in a particular plant that could be replace pigments used in industry with natural plant extracts in products. The Pollia condensata plant (sometimes called the marble berry)- a species that grows wild the forests of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African countries– produces a berry that is iridescent blue and metallic, a colou...
Filed under: Specialty Cellulose
World’s First Large-Scale Nanocrystalline Cellulose Plant Launches In Canada
by Trevor J. Murphy on Feb 15th, 2012
Last month CelluForce launched the world’s first large-scale nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) plant on site at a Domtar pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Quebec. “Today we celebrate a milestone that enables us to be the first in the world on the path to creating a significant market for NCC,” said Jean Moreau, president and CEO of CelluForce, at the plant’s opening in January. “There is an exciting future ahead for NCC and CelluForce." ...
Filed under: Rayon
FTC Updates Guidelines For Rayon Products
by Trevor J. Murphy on Sep 3rd, 2010
Retailers labeling rayon products as bamboo products in an effort to reach a new market will soon have to change their labels. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a US agency for consumer protection – updated its textile guidelines this week, targeting companies such as Macy’s, Amazon and Walmart who label rayon clothing as bamboo clothing. The designation is misleading for consumers, says the FTC. “Rayon is a man-made fiber cre...
Filed under: Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc.
Pulp Growth Ain’t Pulp Fiction – Embracing New Opportunities
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jun 28th, 2010
While "pulp fiction" may resonate with the hearts and minds of people, the wood pulp business sector sometimes results in a "hollow" response. While readers would not be able to turn the pages of their pulp fiction books or enjoy their cotton and rayon clothing without their wood pulp brethren, the pulp sector is often looked upon as sleepy. Yawning all the way to the bank While the pulp sector may appear quiet, the market players are "yaw...
Filed under: Rayon
Key Figures In The Development of Rayon
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jun 20th, 2010
Transforming dissolving pulp to rayon since its discovery hasn’t been an overnight process. Many key figures have been instrumental in the “invention” of rayon over the past 150 years. This article takes an in-depth look at some of the crucial innovators for this fabric. The fact that nitrocellulose is soluble in organic solvents such as ether and acetone, made it possible for Georges Audemars to develop the first "artificial silk"...