Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / CRAILAR Dissolving Pulp test results announced
CRAILAR Dissolving Pulp test results announced
18
Jul '08
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc a developer of proprietary technologies for the processing and production of environmentally sustainable natural fibers and materials, announced recent test results for its CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp.

CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp Results:
The Company recently tested CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp with technology development partner the Alberta Research Council of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Test results indicate that the Company's CRAILAR technology produces a very high grade dissolving pulp with high Viscosity, Brightness and Alpha Cellulose values, and low Ash Content and Acetone Extractives.

CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp was determined to also yield higher levels of pulp (55%) than is currently yielded by softwood dissolving pulps (32-36%).

Viscosity gives an indication of the average degree of polymerization of the cellulose and is a measure of a fluid's thickness. Brightness is a measure of how much light a sheet of pulp will reflect, and speaks to the material's whiteness.

The Alpha Cellulose figure corresponds to the pulp's purity and the amount of non-cellulose impurities that exist in the pulp. Viscosity, Brightness and Alpha Cellulose metrics are more optimal the higher the number.

Other metrics such as Ash Content and Acetone Extractives speak further to the material's purity and efficiency of processing, with lower results being more optimal.

“These test results indicate that our CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp can deliver cost-effective, natural fiber-based solutions for textile, pulp & paper and bioplastics applications,” said Ken Barker, CEO of Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc “CRAILAR's superior performance profile is apparent in these test results and we are looking forward to bringing CRAILAR's stream of value added products to market beginning in 2009.”

The CRAILAR technology platform is being developed by Naturally Advanced to create high value products in textile, pulp & paper, bioplastics, biofuels and medical industries, global markets totalling $850 billion.

The CRAILAR platform is comprised of 4 divisions: CRAILAR Organic Fibers, CRAILAR Bio-fuels, CRAILAR Agriculture and CRAILAR Advanced Materials.

CRAILAR Advanced Materials Dissolving Pulp is expected to be able to be used in performance apparel, pulp & paper and bioplastics markets, applications that amount to over $200 billion globally. CRAILAR technology is patent protected.

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search