Saturday, January 28, 2017

MYBiomass and API Join Hands for Nanocellulose Production Using Biomass

MYBiomass and API announced a Joint-Development Work (JDA) for production of nanocellulose and cellulosic sugars from oil palm empty fruit-bunches (EFBs) into material as enhancing additives in textile, paper, and automotive parts amongst others. The JDA is funded by MYBiomass and harnesses MYBiomass’ strength in oil palm biomass supply, technology adaptation, market development, and combines this with API’s technical and material development expertise. 
MYBiomass’s goal is to be a pioneer in setting up commercial biorefineries with potential participation from technology providers, off-takers and investors. This is in-line with the Malaysian Biomass Initiative (MBI) as it addresses the potential of moving up the value-chain, promotes sustainable feedstock supply, and shifts focus to higher-value downstream production.
According to MYBiomass’s CEO Ms. R. Puvaneswari, “The biomass potential is huge but remains largely untapped. As an innovative business venture, MYBiomass uses an inclusive 360° public-private business model - bringing feedstock, technology, and market players to bridge supply-chain gaps, and manage risks involved; thus developing a sustainable ecosystem for Biorefineries. We are glad to partner with an innovative and capable company like API to support the national vision of being a regional green chemicals and materials hub. MYBiomass will work closely with downstream partners for product applications and move towards the establishment of the commercial Biorefinery."

Nanocellulose Products
API’s CEO Dr. Theodora Retsina remarks, “We are excited to work with MYBiomass to develop market and prototype applications using nanocellulose made from EFBs, which can add value to many established supply chains, including those targeted in this JDA. MYBiomass brings to this partnership innovative thinking to elevate the value created from Malaysia’s natural resources and the integration with partners along the entire supply chain to consumer products. API has developed a suite of nanocellulose products including hydrophilic and hydrophobic varieties. Our Bioplus™ production process is robust, flexible, low cost and can virtually use any biomass as feedstock.
According to Dr. Kim Nelson, VP Nanocellulose Technology, “We are very excited to expand our biorefinery technologies to Malaysia in support of the country’s vision to become a regional green chemicals and biomaterials hub. Upgrading residual biomass to next-generation, high-performance renewable materials such as nanocellulose in support of global job creation and sustainable economic growth is central to API’s mission.”
Source: API

Stora Enso to Build Production Unit for Biocomposite Granules

Stora Enso is investing EUR 12 million to build a new production line that will manufacture biocomposite granules at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Biocomposite granules enable the use of renewable wood to substitute a large portion of the fossil-based materials in products typically produced in plastics. Production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018. The annual capacity will be approximately 15 000 tons per year. The ramp-up of the new production line and a new type of manufacturing is expected to take 2–3 years.

Innovative & Sustainable Alternative

“This investment is part of Stora Enso’s transformation into a renewable materials company and demonstrates our ability to provide an innovative and more sustainable alternative to plastics. With this new biocomposite production line, we are well positioned to capture growth opportunities in climate and environmental friendly materials,” says Jari Suominen, EVP, Head of Stora Enso’s Wood Products division.

Best Use of Available Resources

At Hylte Mill, Stora Enso can make best use of the resources available: an industrial infrastructure, the local supply of raw material and a highly competent workforce. The estimated total employment impact for Hylte is 20 FTE’s.

Once finalized, the investment will increase Stora Enso’s Wood Products sales by approximately EUR 25 million and will exceed the division's profitability target, operational return on operating capital (ROOC) of 18%. The biocomposite business will belong to the Wood Products division.

Biocomposite granules are a mix of wood fibers, polymers and additives and are used as raw material for injection molding and the extrusion of products traditionally manufactured solely from plastic. The material can be used in a wide range of products from consumer goods (dish brushes, pots, etc.) to industrial applications, such as pallets or load bearing structures reinforced by glass fiber.

Source: Stora Enso

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Health Checkup Packages for CORPORATES in INDIA

•a chain of clinical laboratory , 
• is an ISO 9001:2008 laboratory, certified by TUV Rheinland
•NABL accredited
•dedication, commitment, ambience, technology, human resource, technical expertise, customer care, accuracy are the main pulses of Bioline laboratory
•Branches in Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.North India presence will be available in major cities in 2017.
Corporate Social Responsibility:
•is all about people –  patients, staff,  partners and  local community -  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is important for us
•committed to CSR and Our diagnostic services benefited by lakhs of people in south India
•In many of the corporate organization we conducted camp - lot of employees got their new life from our diagnostics services
•we created the Preventive health care awareness in the society
Major Corporate Customers:
1. Enoah Isolution Pvt Ltd
2. G4S Secure solution India Pvt Ltd
3. Union Bank of India 
4. Abbott India 
5. KG Denim Limited
6. Azidus
7. Step pharma
8. FTC & many more
Why Choose us:
•We are fully compliant
•We are having clinical staff over 25 years of combined experience
•We are having the state of the art medical equipment
•We are having strong emphasis on quality control & policies
• our lab is a one stop shop literally & strong Corporate Social Responsibility
•has a strong digital presence & centers have loaded amenities
For camps,kindly contact me through my email with details.We will reach you with our quotation shortly.
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