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2014-02-05 00:21:17

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial summary for the quarter -- Profit for the period US$18 million (Q1 2013 US$12 million) -- EPS excluding special items 2 US cents (Q1 2013 3 US cents) -- EBITDA excluding special items US$147 million (Q1 2013 US$159 million) -- Net debt US$2,348 million (Q1 2013 US$2,095 million) Commenting on the result, Sappi (JSE: SAP) Chief Executive Officer Ralph Boettger said: "The group returned to positive earnings in the...

Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds. The study's results have implications for biodiversity conservation efforts. Researchers from UT and the University of Arizona, Tucson, studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest...

2014-02-03 12:31:35

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Fiber Market 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Fiber market to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in population. The Global Fiber market has also been witnessing an increase in the demand for organic and natural fibers. However, the increase in fiber prices could pose a...

2014-01-15 16:20:44

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7v7thw/cellulose_fibers) has announced the addition of the "Cellulose Fibers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7v7thw/cellulose_fibers ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The shift towards...

New Technique Could Drive Down Cost Of Biofuel Production
2014-01-07 11:52:27

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. Lignin, nature’s way of protecting plant cell walls, is difficult to break down or remove from plant materials called “biomass,” such as the non-edible parts of the corn plant. However, that lignin needs to be...

Cellulose Nanocrystals Are A Possible 'Green' Wonder Material
2013-12-17 09:07:01

Purdue University The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength, light weight and resilience, have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel. The nanocrystals might be used to create a new class of biomaterials with wide-ranging applications, such as strengthening construction materials and automotive components. Calculations using precise models based on the atomic structure of cellulose show the crystals have a stiffness of 206 gigapascals,...


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2010-10-07 15:41:25

Cellophane, made of regenerated cellulose, is a thin, transparent sheet with low permeability to air, oils, greases, and bacteria. In many countries it is a registered trademark of Innovia Films Ltd. Cellulose from most sources is dissolved in alkali and carbon disulfide to make a solution called viscose that is then extruded through a slit into a bath of dilute sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate which reconverts the viscose into cellulose. It is then passed through more baths to prevent it...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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