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Germany’s DITF & Saint-Gobain to develop metal oxide ceramic fibres

18th Jan 2022

The German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF) have signed an agreement with Saint-Gobain Ceramics on cooperation and joint development in the field of metal oxide ceramic fibres. Saint-Gobain is a French that designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction and other industrial application...

Germany’s Bast Fibre to acquire Lumberton Cellulose in North Carolina

17th Jan 2022

Bast Fibre has entered into an agreement to acquire Lumberton Cellulose (LC), a natural fibre processing facility located in Lumberton, North Carolina from Georgia-Pacific Cellulose. Bast Fibre is a triple-bottom line cleantech fibre engineering firm manufacturing specialty natural fibre for applications throughout the nonwovens and textile industries.

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US’ Lady Patch wins CES 2022 innovation challenge award by P&G

13th Jan 2022

P&G Ventures, the early-stage start-up studio within Procter & Gamble, has announced Lady Patch as the winner of the 2022 Innovation Challenge during the virtual CES event. Chosen from a record number of submissions, Lady Patch will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000 and the opportunity to partner with P&G Ventures to continue developing their...

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US’ Sequel raises $5 million in seed funding for re-engineered tampons

12th Jan 2022

Sequel, US-based start-up engineering and designing leakage-preventing tampons for women, has raised $5 million in seed funding. Founded by two high-level athletes and Stanford engineers, Sequel’s mission is to raise the standard of women’s products with better design. The funding will fuel Sequel as the company brings its first novel product to market.

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Kimberly-Clark & China’s Dada join hands to create healthcare brands

11th Jan 2022

Kimberly-Clark, the global leader in the personal care and hygiene industry, and Dada, China’s leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, announced a plan to strengthen their strategic partnership. Philip KUAI, founder and CEO of Dada, and Katy Chen, managing director of Kimberly-Clark, China, signed a strategic cooperation agreement for...

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US’ Dyper announces expansion to Thrive Market

7th Jan 2022

US’ Dyper, the responsible diapering company for parents, has announced their expansion to Thrive Market, the leading online marketplace. The partnership marks another stride in the Dyper mission to make sustainable, plant-based diapers accessible to every family, by introducing the innovative product to the over one million Thrive Market members.

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Fibertex to sell ISCC Plus certified nonwovens from Malaysia & Denmark

7th Jan 2022

Fibertex has announced that the company will now supply ISCC Plus (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certified nonwovens from both Malaysia and Denmark, an important contribution to a more sustainable and responsible supply chain. The certification also applies to supplies from their Malaysian-based print business unit, Innowo...

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US’ Blue Bear Baby launches sensitive, hypoallergenic baby wipes

6th Jan 2022

United States-headquartered Blue Bear Baby has launched dermatologically tested sensitive baby wipes that are hypoallergenic and made with nourishing ingredients. The brand shares its ingredient list, which contains no alcohol, soap, or parabens. Blue Bear Baby is on a mission to supply high-quality products at a price point that's appealing to all...

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US’ CXL names 12 finalists for Microfibre Innovation Challenge fund

5th Jan 2022

Twelve innovative solutions for addressing plastic microfibre pollution have been selected as finalists with a chance of winning a share of $650,000 as part of the Conservation X Labs (CXL) Microfibre Innovation Challenge. This challenge is supporting solutions that will halt microfiber pollution, an increasing threat to human and planetary health.

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