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Barcelona-based Quadpack's recent acquisition of German industrial cosmetics packaging firm Louvrette has pushed the company into the top ten cosmetic packaging providers in Europe. The recent transaction boosted Quadpack's injection moulding... Read more

There is much talk about improving the chemicals used in the laundry industry. Hygiene chemicals manufacturer Christeyns has come a long way in formulating detergents that not only produce improved wash outcomes but that are also kinder to the... Read more

Polish cosmetics companies such as Ziaja, Bielenda, Bell, Paese and Verona have been able to successfully enter the Chinese market through international e-commerce platforms such as AliExpress and Tmall. Read more

Israel-based Shalag Industries is to acquire a 100% of Texsus S.P.A, manufacturer of air-through bonded nonwovens and laminated products primarily for the hygiene market... Read more

It is estimated that over 8 million nappies are thrown away every day, more than 3 billion each year. Disposable nappies are known to take over 500 years to decompose, making the product's eco-footprint deep and long lasting. While eco-disposable... Read more

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd (IVL), a global chemical producer based in Bangkok, Thailand, has entered into an agreement to acquire Sinterama S.p.A, a polyester automotive interiors and high performance coloured yarns manufacturer, based... Read more

French biotech form Microphyt has raised €28.5m in order to commercialise cosmetic, nutritional and supplementary products harvested from microalgae. The money will be used over the next 18 months to expand both Microphyt's workforce and... Read more

Croda International has been named the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Company of the Year, as well as winning the CIA Environmental Leadership Award. Read more

A partnership between BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) along with Solidaridad, a civil society organisation, will work to promote the use and production of sustainable palm oil and derivatives in... Read more

The trend towards eco-friendly green products is increasingly applying to the home care and cleaning products industry. Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries... Read more

Tesla is currently working on a brand new "soft and durable" type of fabric to be used in seating in its electric vehicles... Read more

Danish shipping, transport and logistics firm Maersk has announced the investment of €1.5-million in a Portuguese fashion logistics startup HUUB. The funding comes after a €2.5-million investment from Pathena in 2018. This allows the Porto-based... Read more

Is it really possible that something glittering and shimmering as sequins could be biobased? The answer is yes. A concept was recently presented at Milan Design Week by Elissa Brunato, a designer graduating from Central St Martins in London who... Read more

US-based makers of synthetic filament-based fibres for the flooring, transportation and industrial fibres industries, Universal Fibers was celebrating the opening of its new European facility this week in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland... Read more

Belgian-based paper tube and core makers Sonoco Alcore is to debut its new, patented EcoSPAN engineered textile-based cores at the ITMA show in Barcelona from 20-26 June.Sonoco’s EcoSPAN technology creates a tailored friction surface to drive... Read more

Perfect performance and the finest raw materials - these are the attributes on which the reputation of Fippi, the Italian baby diaper maker was based, and which continue to boost the company’s international expansion. Read more

ARMOR, market leader in the design and manufacture of thermal transfer ribbons dedicated to the printing of barcode labels, is now making strides into the textiles market. Based in Nantes, France, the manufacturer has taken four years to develop... Read more

Germany’s BASF and France-based B2B Cosmetics have formed an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership in the field of personalised personal care products, which includes a strategic investment into B2B Cosmetics by BASF. Read more

The CONTEXT programme – a European programme to finance the networking activities of scientific and industrial experts in smart textiles, has officially begun. Read more

Porsche has announced the signing of a multi-year cooperation with the Metzingen-based fashion company Hugo Boss. Read more

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