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Thailand’s IVL bags ISCC Plus certificate for two manufacturing sites

24th Jan 2022

The hygiene division of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a sustainable chemical company, is pleased to announce that two of its manufacturing sites have achieved International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus Certification. IVL is a petrochemicals producer, with a global manufacturing footprint across many...

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Ontario invests in disinfectant wipes production facility in Barrie

20th Jan 2022

The Ontario government is supporting a nearly $10 million investment by Empack Spraytech in a disinfectant wipe production facility in Barrie, with more than $1.2 million in support through the Ontario Together Fund. Empack is expanding its capacity through this newly built facility by producing disinfectant wipes under the Zytec Germ Buster brand.

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’ Honest Company appoints Steve Austenfeld as VP, investor relations

13th Jan 2022

The Honest Company, a digitally-native, mission-driven brand focused on leading the clean lifestyle movement, has announced that Steve Austenfeld will be joining the organisation as vice president, investor relations. US’ Honest has been dedicated to creating thoughtfully formulated, safe and effective personal care, beauty, baby and household products.

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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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