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Matt O’Sickey, Director of Education & Technical Affairs. Pic: INDA
US’ INDA names Matt O’Sickey director of education & technical affairs

13th Sep 2022

North Carolina-based INDA has announced the appointment of Matt O’Sickey, PhD, as its new director of education and technical affairs. An accomplished market development, technology and product management executive, O’Sickey has more than 20 years of experience with Tredegar Film Products in the absorbent hygiene, food and medical sectors.

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Fr8Tech expands relationship with Kimberly Clark de Mexico

12th Sep 2022

Freight Technologies (Fr8Tech), a technology-company, offering a real-time portal for B2B cross-border shipping and domestic shipping within the United States-Mexico-Canada (NAFTA) region, has expanded its relationship with Kimberly Clark de Mexico, to include the Fr8App platform for cross-border logistics for shipments from Mexico to the United States.

Pascal Bricout. Pic: Business Wire
French firm Carbios appoints Pascal Bricout as CFO

2nd Sep 2022

Carbios, a pioneer in the development of enzymatic solutions dedicated to the end-of-life of plastic and textile polymers, has announced the appointment of Pascal Bricout as chief strategy and financial officer and a member of the company’s executive committee. Bricout will oversee the management and organisation of Carbios’ finance division.

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PET Baltija to buy Czech fibre producer in record-breaking investment

1st Sep 2022

PET Baltija, which is one of the largest PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET) recyclers in Northern Europe, has announced an agreement to acquire a leading Czech fibre producer Tesil Fibres s.r.o, a spin-off of SILON s.r.o. Once closed, this transaction will become one of the largest investments by a Latvian company in the Czech Republic to date.

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Covestro gets ISCC PLUS certification for production site in Thailand

31st Aug 2022

The Map Ta Phut site of Covestro in Thailand recently received ISCC PLUS certification, an internationally recognised system for biomass and bioenergy sustainability certification. In addition to Map Ta Phut, Covestro's sites in Shanghai, Changhua, Leverkusen, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Antwerp and Filago have already been certified to the standard.

Ryan Ragan. Pic: INDA
US’ INDA selects Ryan Ragan as director of membership & industry

19th Aug 2022

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named operations and development officer Ryan Ragan as its new director of membership and industry relations to retain and grow memberships and enhance member values. He brings 20 years of experience from various bio-medical and healthcare organisations, and has also worked for the ACHC.

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Germany’s Evonik’s sales rise 31% in Q2FY22

16th Aug 2022

Evonik closed the second quarter of fiscal 2022 with strong results as sales increased 31 per cent year-on-year to €4,772 million due to higher selling prices and positive currency effects, despite slightly lower volumes. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (adjusted EBITDA) increased by 12 per cent to €728 million.

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France’s Carbios partners with Michelin in plastic recycling project

11th Aug 2022

France’s chemical industry company Carbios has joined hands with mobility company Michelin to develop a circular solution to convert complex waste containing textile made of plastic into products with high added value. The innovative project called WhiteCycle is a public/private European partnership including 16 organisations and will run for four...

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US’ Kimberly-Clark among World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2022

3rd Aug 2022

US’ Kimberly-Clark has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition honours the company’s leadership and commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices. Ethisphere defines the standards of ethical business practices.

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