However, the viscose fiber is still confronted with overcapacity in 2014. Besides, the Chinese government will not issue temporary reserving polices for cotton in 2014-2015. Meanwhile, direct subsidy policy for cotton farmers will be carried out in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2015. Therefore, the cotton price will decrease. As an alternative to cotton, viscose fiber may witness a decrease in price. In addition, if the final arbitration of the anti-dumping investigation on imported pulps from the US, Canada and Brazil has the same result as the preliminary arbitration, it will threaten the viscose fiber industry, but will contribute to industrial integration. Regarding bamboo fiber, both Jilin Chemical Fiber Group Co., Ltd. (Jilin Chemical Fiber) and Xinshengda Group Co., Ltd. (Xinshengda Group) have made progress. It is revealed that a subsidiary of Jilin Chemical Fiber, Sichuan Tianzhu Bamboo Resources Development Co., Ltd. (Sichuan Tianzhu) has been constructing a technical transformation project for bamboo pulp, with a production capacity of 95,000 t/a (90% finished). In 2014, the company will focus on trial operation, to ensure that it is ready for production. On 18 Feb., 2014, Jilin Chemical Fiber, jointly with Sichuan Tianzhu, held a promotion activity in Shishi City, Fujian Province, to introduce the application of bamboo fiber fabrics in children clothing. Meanwhile, Xinshengda Group also launched its degradable bamboo fiber woven cloth in Jan. 2014. Regarding alginate fiber, in 2011, Zhejiang Yuelong Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Yuelong) introduced a marine bio-fiber project from Wuhan Textile University, and established Shaoxing Lanhai Fiber Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Shaoxing Lanhai) in Kebei Industrial Park to push forward the industrialization of alginate fiber. Currently, Shaoxing Lanhai owns a 500 t/a production line, which has been put into operation in 2014 with a full order scheduling. A complete industrial chain from alginate (raw material) to needle punched non-woven fabrics has been put into mass production. Wang Ronggen, chief engineer at Shaoxing Lanhai, revealed that the company intended to launch a production line of spunlaced non-woven fabrics in 2014 to expand the application of non-woven fabrics. In this issue, CCM mainly introduces China's progress in some biomaterials, including bio-based PU, chitosan, bio-based fiber,edible packaging film, degradable film as well as starch-based material. In addition, a scholar is invited to write an in-depth analysis article to introduce the current progress in the research of edible packaging film and an insider to introduce the applications of biomaterials in packaging industry. The scholar pointed out that edible packaging film in China has had several examples of application but the industry develops slowly with technologies undergoing research and development.
PHB to be applied in plastic packaging through PHBOTTLE project in EU PCM 2014 to be held in Ningbo in May 2014 Experimental study of degradable PLA punctal plugs Progress made in 3D printer with PLA material