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Wipes labelling law in Colorado advances responsible flushing efforts

31st May 2023

Colorado has joined California, Washington, Oregon, and Illinois in enacting a law concerning the labelling of non-flushable wet wipes. Labelling of such products is important to prevent them from being flushed down the toilet, as they can cause damage to the environment. In order to raise awareness, the RFA launched the #FlushSmart campaign last...

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UK govt urges producers to address ‘flushable’ wet wipes labelling

30th May 2023

UK authorities are urging wet wipes manufacturers to reconsider labelling their products as ‘flushable’ to prevent sewer blockages and water pollution. Each year, 2.1-2.9 billion wet wipes, contributing to 94 per cent of sewer blockages, are flushed down toilets. Efforts to rectify this cost water companies an estimated £100 million annually.

INDA releases North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022

26th May 2023

The North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022 by INDA is a valuable resource for the industry, providing relevant information on machine additions, closures, productivity improvements, capacity, and production in North America. By conducting surveys and interviews with producers, the study aims to enhance its accuracy and relevance.

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Italy's Organyc brand to launch compostable plastic applicator tampon

24th May 2023

Corman and Tosama have taken a significant step towards sustainability by developing the first-ever biodegradable and compostable plastic tampon applicator. This innovative product will soon be launched under the Organyc brand. The introduction of a compostable tampon applicator aligns with the growing emphasis of promoting sustainability.

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India’s Garware Technical Fibres’ net sales up 10% in FY23

24th May 2023

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd has reported net sales growth of 10 per cent to ?1305.6 crore in FY23. Profit before tax was up 3 per cent at ?223.2 crore, while the net profit after tax was up 5 per cent at ?172.2 crore. In Q4 FY23, the company saw net sales rise of 35 per cent QoQ to ?370.5 crore, and net profit after tax grew 63 per cent QoQ to ?59.6 ...

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US company Acmemills launches sustainable, flushable wipes Natura

22nd May 2023

Acmemills has introduced Natura, a groundbreaking range of flushable and compostable wipes. This innovative product line is specifically designed to meet the increasing demand for eco-friendly personal hygiene products. This launch showcases Acmemills' emphasis on developing innovative and sustainable alternatives in the personal hygiene industry.

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US’ 3M, Svante to develop & produce CO2 removal products

22nd May 2023

3M is furthering its dedication to materials science-based climate technology solutions. The company has partnered with Svante Technologies to collaborate on the development of materials capable of capturing CO2 present in the atmosphere and permanently sequestering it. Their joint focus will be on creating DAC products for the CDR industry.

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Canada’s Performance Biofilaments announces start-up of NFC production

22nd May 2023

The launch of the world's largest nanofibrillated cellulose commercial production plant by Performance BioFilaments at Resolute's Forest Products in Quebec is a major development in the field of biomaterial production. With a daily production capacity of 21 metric tons, the plant is capable of supplying customers with orders in various applications.

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Germany’s Puma with Modibodi launch active period underwear range

19th May 2023

Puma and Modibodi have collaborated for the third drop of their active period underwear range. By combining Modibodi's patented absorbent apparel tech with Puma's expertise, they have created an innovative product. The Puma x Modibodi active period underwear will provide maximum protection and performance, whether you're on the court, field, or gym...

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