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World supply – highlights in upstream business

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A net zero vision

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Shooting for the moon with new nylons in 2022

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Chinese polyurethane (PU) coated fabric producer Kunshan Xiefu New Material has teamed up with polymer materials supplier Covestro (formerly Bayer Materials Science) by signing up to its Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program.
The two companies will now collaborate to promote sustainable PU materials in such sectors as fashion apparel and footwear, as well as technical textiles, including automotive interior materials.

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By Du Xiaojing, HI-TECH HEAVY INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

DuPont first introduced the synthetic leather Corfam made of synthetic fiber-based nonwoven in the 1960s. In the following decades, the fast-growing global economy and improving living standard boosted the growth of nonwoven-based synthetic leather similar to natural leather in structure and performance. Today, needle punched synthetic leather substrate has become the main material for synthetic leather products, with its compact three-dimensional structure, interlaced structure similar to the collagen protein of natural leather, fine simulation, excellent physical performance, and low production costs.

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In such a competitive field as textile fibers, innovation is nowadays at the center of all industrial debates: the market increasingly seeks more efficiency with novel functionalities, product differentiation, etc. One way to achieve these performances is though incremental research – taking small steps toward the definition of a new product. Technological breakthrough is another …

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Following just ten months of construction, the new technology center of the Chemnitz-based machine and systems builder Oerlikon Barmag was opened on July 2, 2015. In the future, the 1,600 square meter new-building on Zwickauer Straße will be the venue for the development and testing primarily of extrusion systems for tapes and monofilaments along with …

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Johns Manville (JM), a global materials manufacturer and Berkshire Hathaway company, announced on June 30, 2015 that it will increase its glass microfiber capacity by early 2016 at its plant in Waterville, Ohio. “We have initiated several productivity projects and line modifications that will noticeably increase our microfiber capacity,” said Marketing & Portfolio Management Leader …

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