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UK’s Marks & Spencer, WUKA lead campaign for VAT-free period pants

25th Aug 2023

M&S and WUKA campaign ‘Say Pants to the Tax’ to make period pants free from VAT is gaining support from politicians, charities, and businesses. M&S has pledged to pass the entire cost-saving to customers, reducing the price of a three-pack of period knickers from £20 to £16. Sainsbury’s, Mountain Warehouse, and Earthwise have also backed the...

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US brand VeryVery launches eco-friendly diapers

22nd Aug 2023

VeryVery is disrupting infant care with its innovative, eco-friendly diapers designed in New Zealand. Focused on quality and sustainability, VeryVery offers ultra-absorbent, chemical-free diapers made from responsibly-sourced materials. The brand incorporates 40 per cent recycled plastic and showcases commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

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TenCate launches PBI Peak5 at AFAC 2023 in Brisbane

22nd Aug 2023

TenCate Protective Fabrics unveils its fire service outer shell, PBI Peak5, at the AFAC conference in Brisbane. The lightweight 180gsm construction offers improved comfort and mobility for firefighters, while patented Enforce technology enhances durability. The launch provides a platform to introduce PBI Peak5 to key stakeholders in the APAC region.

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US’ Tallayne announces agreement to acquire Nufabrx

21st Aug 2023

Tallayne will acquire the Nufabrx brand and its retail unit. This move aims to expand product accessibility across North America and global markets. Nufabrx pioneered HealthWear, a concept merging clothing with medicine delivery via patented smart-textile technology. This reflects Tallayne's commitment to amplifying Nufabrx's distribution network.

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US’ INDA partners with Waterloo Filtration Institute for FiltXPO 2023

21st Aug 2023

The INDA association and Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) are collaborating to organise the two-day FiltXPO conference programme, scheduled to be held from October 10-11 in Chicago. The conference, supported by WFI's filtration expertise and global network, will focus on advanced filtration technologies to create a cleaner, healthier world.

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Glatfelter announces sale of German facility Ober-Schmitten

18th Aug 2023

Glatfelter has sold Glatfelter Ober-Schmitten GmbH and its associated distribution operations in Asia to İŞ Holding's Ostrest. This sale diverges from the initial plan to close Ober-Schmitten, benefiting all stakeholders including employees. İŞ Holding's history and values align well with the acquisition, offering a positive outlook for...

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American firm Dyper launches eco-friendly Charcoal Enhanced Diapers

18th Aug 2023

Dyper has introduced Charcoal Enhanced Diapers, part of an environmentally friendly line. These diapers are certified for the absence of harmful substances and are infused with charcoal, known for its odour-fighting properties. The product also includes matching hypoallergenic wipes. The diapers are available at various online and...

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Net sales of Indian firm Garware Technical Fibres rise 7% in Q1 FY24

18th Aug 2023

Indian firm Garware Technical Fibres Ltd reported a 7 per cent rise in net sales to ₹325.7 crore in Q1 FY24, compared to ₹304.5 crore in Q1 FY23. Profit before tax grew 54 per cent to ₹57.1 crore, and net profit after tax increased by 52 per cent to ₹43 crore. The EPS for Q1 FY24 stood at ₹21.08, a 54 per cent growth over the previous year.

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Thai firm Indorama Ventures’ revenue at $4 bn in Q2 FY23

14th Aug 2023

Thailand-based company Indorama Ventures reported a revenue of $4 billion in Q2 FY23, down 1 per cent QoQ and 27 per cent YoY, and EBITDA was $321 million, up 7 per cent QoQ but down 68 per cent YoY. The company’s fibres division saw a 37 per cent QoQ decline. IVL also signed an MOU with Carbios for the world's first PET bio-recycling plant in...

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