BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach

Production with second generation renewable raw materials Reduction of greenhouse gases by at least 50 percent Independent certification of the process Methanol: important raw material for many value chains BASF has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company … More BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach

More House of Fraser store closures imminent as landlords reject deals

House of Fraser could be hit by a “significant” number of store closures after landlords rejected Mike Ashley’s rent proposals. According to The Sunday Times, Ashley met with property agents CBRE last week to discuss which of the department store’s remaining estate should be shut as part of the dispute. After purchasing the retailer out … More More House of Fraser store closures imminent as landlords reject deals

Beaulieu Technical Textiles showcases Lumilys® at Interpoma 2018

Lumilys® groundcover provides optimal light reflection in the heart of any apple orchard A Workshop on the “Improvement of Fruit Colour” took place at the booth at Interpoma 2018 in Bolzano, Italy (November 15-17, 2018) For the 3rd time, Beaulieu Technical Textiles is again exhibiting at Interpoma, the international show of the apple, presenting the … More Beaulieu Technical Textiles showcases Lumilys® at Interpoma 2018

Access to Seeds Index ranks Bayer 2nd on efforts to support smallholder farmers in Asia

During the 25th Asian Seed Congress, the Access to Seeds Foundation will present its first Regional Index for South & Southeast Asia in Manila, the Philippines. Out of the 24 seed companies evaluated for their activities in 2016/17, Bayer was ranked No. 2, showing “consistently high scores across all measurement areas,” the Index reports. “We … More Access to Seeds Index ranks Bayer 2nd on efforts to support smallholder farmers in Asia

IFAI Installs Solar Panels reducing Costs and Pollution

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be … More IFAI Installs Solar Panels reducing Costs and Pollution

82. Meeting of the Manchester Textile Institute Swiss Section on October 23, 2018

The 82nd meeting welcomed 34 members and friends of the Swiss Section of the Manchester Institute. It took place in Oberkulm (AG).  Chairman Dr. Johannes Bruske welcomed the visitors and expressed his thanks to the hosting company Tissa Glasweberei AG (Tissa) for the opportunity to visit the company and to have the autumn event at … More 82. Meeting of the Manchester Textile Institute Swiss Section on October 23, 2018