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New Sustainability Commitment Implies Big Changes for the Global Nonwovens Industry

This report examines whether the nonwovens industry could become the first sector to move away from synthetic fibres based on petrochemicals. This is now looking increasingly likely following an announcement by the giant consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) that it will switch to the use of 100% renewable or recycled materials in all of its products. The report also provides a list of alternative materials to replace polypropylene, including biopolymers derived

7th December 2010

Innovation in Textiles
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Sustainable, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging, Agriculture

 

Report summary

This report examines whether the nonwovens industry could become the first sector to move away from synthetic fibres based on petrochemicals. This is now looking increasingly likely following an announcement by the giant consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) that it will switch to the use of 100% renewable or recycled materials in all of its products.

The report also provides a list of alternative materials to replace polypropylene, including biopolymers derived from plants.

Table of Contents

Editorial: New Sustainability Commitment Implies Big Changes for the Global Nonwovens Industry

Will Nonwovens Be the First to Move Away from Synthetic Fibres Based on Petrochemicals?

What Will Polypropylene Be Replaced with?

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New Sustainability Commitment Implies Big Changes for the Global Nonwovens Industry

Textiles Intelligence, Technical Textile Markets

7 pages, published 3rd quarter 2010 

 


 

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