Cellulose

BASF and Zelfo JV for micro-fibrillated cellulose

BASF to collaborate on cellulose production

By Joe Whitworth

BASF has entered into a deal with Zelfo Technology for the production of micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) which allows strength improvement and weight reduction in paper-based packaging.

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of fiber may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 60%; with both soluble and insoluble forms offering benefits, suggests a new study from Italy.

US pursues CMC dumping inquiry

US pursues CMC dumping inquiry

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided
to pursue its investigation into alleged dumping of the
hydrocolloid ingredient purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) after
an initial complaint by Aqualan, a division...