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Professor Fergal O'Brien
New biomaterial regrows blood vessels and boneArticle

A new biomaterial that regrows blood vessels and bone could provide a single-stage approach when repairing large bone defects...

21 Apr 2021

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action
Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to actionArticle

Sappi has joined businesses around the world in calling for ambitious, collective action for nature. Covid-19 is causing societies, businesses and governments around the world to focus on ways to emerge more economically resilient from the crisis...

Issued by Sappi 21 Sep 2020

Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19
Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19Article

A Sappi-sponsored programme that helps communities adjacent to forestry plantations to become beekeepers, has shown some unexpectedly encouraging results during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Sappi 17 Jul 2020

Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulationArticle

As the world emerges from various states of Covid-19 lockdown and the 'new normal' still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures...

Issued by Sappi 16 Jul 2020

Sappi acts #ForNature and celebrates World Environment Day 2020
Sappi acts #ForNature and celebrates World Environment Day 2020Article

We have marvelled as the planet has taken a breather along with her inhabitants and has rejuvenated herself, as we have rediscovered the abundance that she has to offer. It is why it is so apt that it is the theme for this year's World Environment Day...

Issued by Sappi 5 Jun 2020

Every day is #EarthDay at Sappi
Every day is #EarthDay at SappiArticle

Today, Sappi joined the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and in honouring the theme of climate action...

Issued by Sappi 22 Apr 2020

Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles
Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehiclesArticle

Sappi is proud to announce that its Symbio bio-composite cellulose fibre - which is derived from responsibly-managed, renewable forests - has been chosen as feedstock for the development of lightweight bio-composite materials for the Life Biobcompo project...

Issued by Sappi 15 Apr 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry
#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industryArticle

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

Angie White 28 Feb 2020

Eucomis autumnalis is more than just a plant - it could play a role in biomedical engineering. Gurcharan Singh/Shutterstock
Lab studies suggest medicinal plants can help repair human bone and tissueArticle

There's been a rise in recent years of biomedical engineering techniques that can restore lost tissue and bone. If you've been in a car crash, for instance, there are ways to restore or repair the lost body part or damaged tissues...

Franca Nneka Alaribe & Keolebogile Shirley Motaung 13 Aug 2019

Sappi increases pulp integration to secure supply and decrease costs
Sappi increases pulp integration to secure supply and decrease costsArticle

Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic paper and biomaterials, has signed an agreement to acquire the 270,000 tpa Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill from Rayonier Advanced Materials for US$175m...

Issued by Sappi 5 Aug 2019

SA student excels in global award for wood-based project
SA student excels in global award for wood-based projectArticle

The research projects, presented in Vancouver, Canada to industry executives at the ICFPA-hosted international CEO Roundtable, were judged against the theme of disruptive technologies that can revolutionise the future of forest-based products and services...

20 May 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising AfricaArticle

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment
Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investmentArticle

LignoTech is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi and Borregaard AS of Norway. The lignin extraction plant generates revenue from a previously unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi's Saiccor mill...

Issued by Sappi 9 Apr 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

Sappi included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index and FTSE4Good Index Series
Sappi included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index and FTSE4Good Index SeriesArticle

Sappi Limited has announced its inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index. Sappi has also been confirmed as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series...

Issued by Sappi 2 Aug 2018

Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu-Natal economy
Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu-Natal economyArticle

Sappi Limited has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas, south of Durban...

Issued by Sappi 24 Jul 2018

Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi partners with Prince of Wales TrustArticle

Sappi will be funding research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jul 2018

Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol and Furfural
Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol and FurfuralArticle

Sappi will be constructing a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jul 2018

Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria
Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteriaArticle

Puma and MIT Design Lab have been collaborating on a research project that looks at how bacteria can be used within sportswear design to improve performance and sustainability...

Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2018

Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AG
Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AGArticle

Sappi's acquisition of CPG includes their Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland, as well as all brands and know-how...

Issued by Sappi 5 Mar 2018

How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem
How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problemArticle

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives...

James William Comerford 26 Feb 2018

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biologyArticle

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SAArticle

FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa. This cold-shipping packaging is easy to use, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly...

23 Aug 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials
#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materialsArticle

"Necessity is not the mother of invention. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use." - Willis R. Whitney

Daniel van der Merwe 28 Dec 2016

Tequila by-product for sustainable car materials
Tequila by-product for sustainable car materialsArticle

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer's agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable bioplastics...

26 Jul 2016

SAA's biofuel project takes off with first flights
SAA's biofuel project takes off with first flightsArticle

SAA and Mango flew their first commercial flights using blended biojet fuel...

20 Jul 2016

Sappi to construct second-generation renewable sugar extraction demonstration plant at Ngodwana Mill
Sappi to construct second-generation renewable sugar extraction demonstration plant at Ngodwana MillArticle

Sappi Limited has entered into an agreement with leading global supplier, Valmet, for the construction of a second-generation sugar extraction demonstration plant...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jun 2016

Sappi and Boregaard expands capacity at lignin joint venture
Sappi and Boregaard expands capacity at lignin joint ventureArticle

Borregaard and Sappi will increase the lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at LignoTech South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 19 Aug 2015

How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?
How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?Article

South African Airways (SAA) currently imports 100% of its fossil-based jet fuel. That said, the national carrier is currently on a mission to become the most sustainable airline in the world by 2022...

Sindy Peters 25 Feb 2015

Boeing, SAA and SkyNRG partner to produce aviation biofuel
Boeing, SAA and SkyNRG partner to produce aviation biofuelArticle

Boeing has partnered with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant.

18 Aug 2014

Boeing, SAA and RSB partner to expand biofuel production
Boeing, SAA and RSB partner to expand biofuel productionArticle

Boeing Commercial Airlines has partnered with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for smallholding farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels.

10 Mar 2014

Yale team uses cells to expand nature's repertoire
Yale team uses cells to expand nature's repertoireArticle

Using a cell's own internal machinery, Yale researchers have produced proteins not found in nature that can cause cancer in mice, they report 16 December 2013 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bill Hathaway 17 Dec 2013

Just add water and... treat brain cancer
Just add water and... treat brain cancerArticle

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a technique that delivers gene therapy into human brain cancer cells using nanoparticles that can be freeze-dried and stored for up to three months prior to use.

8 Jul 2011

Liquid biomaterials take stem cell therapy to new level
Liquid biomaterials take stem cell therapy to new levelArticle

Scientists at the forefront of stem cell biology are exploring new approaches to creating surgical implants that could offer prolonged benefits for sufferers of osteoarthritis and potentially even cancer.

18 Mar 2011

Scientist build stem cell scaffold for stroke victimsArticle

Scientists have developed a tiny scaffold of stem cells to fill holes in the brain caused by stroke damage.

9 Mar 2009

New nano-insulin pill could replace injections for diabeticsArticle

Indian scientists suggest that people currently controlling their diabetes with daily insulin injections will soon be able to use an insulin pill instead.

27 Jan 2009

Nanotechnology advances brain cancer detection and therapyArticle

Brain cancer is one of the most aggressive and lethal of malignancies, made even more difficult to treat by the fact that most anticancer drugs have a hard time even getting to the tumours.

4 Mar 2008

Artificial 'cells' boost the immune response to cancerArticle

Using artificial cell-like particles, Yale biomedical engineers have devised a rapid and efficient way to produce a 45-fold enhancement of T cell activation and expansion, an immune response important for a patient's ability to fight cancer and infectious diseases, according to an advance on line report in Molecular Therapy.

29 Feb 2008

Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent
Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stentArticle

A revolutionary, new biomaterial, developed at the New Jersey Centre for Biomaterials (NJCBM) at Rutgers University in the USA, has moved from the lab bench to field testing in record time. This achievement, a product of a breakthrough methodology in biomaterials discovery, is the enabling technology behind a coronary stent undergoing its first-in-human clinical trial in Germany and in Brazil.

24 Oct 2007

Injectable macro-porous material, for the treatment of bone diseases such as osteoporosisArticle

Researchers of the BIOMAT (Biomaterials Centre) of the Universidad de La Habana (Havana) have obtained an injectable macro-porous material, useful for the treatment of degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis, to refill bone cavities and in stomatology.

12 Oct 2007

New joint replacement using crosslinked polyethylene put to first clinical useArticle

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) surgeons have performed the first total hip replacement using a joint socket lined with a novel material invented at the MGH.

25 Jul 2007

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