Sustainability in processing of man-made cellulose fibres for various end-uses

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 11.4.2024

Pertti Nousiainen, Cellulose Fibres Conference 13-14 March 2024 Cologne, Germany Abstract Key aspects of the down-stream conversion processes of fibers to products include mechanical, thermal, and chemical processing. Automation and robotics are gaining impact on textile and clothing production and facilitate textile production closer to customers and become more efficient and sustainable. Raw materials with […]

Cellulose MM-fibers show sustainable growth

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 6.9.2023

The 4rd Cellulose Fibre Conference in Cologne: Cellulose MM-fibers growth estimated 13 mill. tons by 2030 Production of Man-Made cellulose fibers The 4rd Cellulose Fibre Conference in Cologne was secondly organised during Covid19 restricted conditions. It didn´t limit the number of participation due to interesting program covering sustainability, recycling, and alternative feedstocks as well as […]

Recycling as the main topic at the 3rd Cellulose Fibre Conference in Cologne: New Carbon Fiber Invention Rewarded

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 16.11.2022

Highlights and topics Carbon fibers from cellulose Nonwoven production technologies with pulp Production technologies The environmental development of viscose and lyocell fibers Recycling cotton and PET/cotton cellulose for viscose raw material Chemical recycling of waste textiles Alternative feedstocks for cellulose fibers Functional viscose fibers and composites Cell-cultivated cotton materials Carbon fibers from cellulose Cellulose as […]

Enzyme technologies for reducing plastic waste

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 9.1.2022

Amazingly, plastic pollution in the sea and the rest of nature seems to be activating microbial evolution. Preliminary studies In the EU Crowth program in 2001, we found environmentally friendly enzyme methods to improve the dyeability and properties of synthetic textiles.  Trametes hirsuta laccase and laccase mediators such as violetic acid and tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO) […]


Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 22.7.2021

Viscose Approximately 7 million tons / 7% (7%) of the world’s textile fiber production is viscose fibers made from wood cellulose. The proportion is expected to increase sharply due to the usability and environmental values of cellulose. The total production of fibers has been estimated to reach at least 150 million t / a by […]

Biotalouden maailmanlaajuinen foorumi webinaarissa Rukalla

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 15.9.2020

Yhteinen julistus biotalouden toteuttamiseksi Maailman biotalousfoorumi (WCBEF) seuraa ilmastonmuutoksen torjunnassa tärkeää kestävän kehityksen toteutumista, jossa avainasemassa on kiertotalous ja siihen kytkeytyvä biotalous. Viime aikoina on tapahtunut konkreettista edistystä ja läpimurtoinnovaatioita erityisesti kemian- ja muoviteollisuudessa. Haasteellista on viestittää biotalouden välttämättömyydestä Etelä-Amerikassa, Indonesiassa, Australiassa ja Uudessa-Seelannissa paremman ymmärryksen saamiseksi yhteisen strategian suunnittelussa. Suuria globaaleja takaiskuja ovat olleet […]

EU-Commission published a draft for SUP Directive         

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 13.7.2020

                           1.    Webinar meeting with stakeholders as the discussion and planning forum At the 4 hours webinar meeting for the discussion of implementing Directive (EU) 2019/904 (SUP Directive) was organized by Ramboll, DELOITTE, IEIC, PROGNOS, WOOD and IEEP on April 3rd, 2020. The […]

1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibers

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 3.3.2020

OverviewThe few cancellations by the presenters did not prevent the first conference on cellulosic fibers in Cologne during the second week of February. Cellulose is one of the most widely occurring fibrous materials in organic nature, and although ingenious straight-chain polymer has been studied for nearly 200 years, new perspectives are constantly opening up. The […]


Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 25.2.2020

What are Plastics? At the meeting on disposable plastics, the definition of plastics and the role of regenerated cellulose fibres in the application of the Directive (EU) 2019/904 (SUP Directive) were discussed (13 December 2019). In the guidance of REACH and ECHA, the Commission authorities had positions that cellulose fibres, such as viscose, cupro and […]

Viscose and polyester focus on sharpening biobased processes and sustainable supply chains

Posted by Pertti Nousiainen Date: 24.2.2020

Viscose The textile fiber industry is facing new challenges due to the population growth and the increasing demand in consumption and technical goods. The demand in textile fibers is predicted to raise by at least 77% by 2030. The share of natural and man-made cellulosic fibers (MMCF) is expected to be between 33 and 37% […]