Method for manufacturing nonwovens using recycled paper and paperboard as raw materials developed by VTT Technical Research Center of Finland; new method is 20% less costly than process that uses wood as feedstock

Finland , December 9, 2013 () – The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a method for manufacturing nonwovens using recycled paper and cardboard as raw materials. The cost of cardboard-based nonwovens is expected to be 20% lower than those produced using wood as raw materials. There is a strong demand for technology and new applications for exploiting recycled paper because the European Union (EU) plans to raise the proportion of recycled paper in paper products to 70%. Around 60 M tonnes/y of recycled paper is produced in Europe; 40% of which are cardboard. Original Source: Chemical Fibers International, http://www.chemical-fibers.com/, Copyright Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH 2013.

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