U.S. Consumers really DO start Holiday Shopping In July

By guest author Sarah Mahoney on October 26, 2018 at Marketing Daily When Amazon launched Prime Day four years ago, many experts were skeptical that people would ever use the July-based shopping event as a way to get a jump on holiday gift-buying. Looks like they were wrong. New research from Valassis finds that this … More U.S. Consumers really DO start Holiday Shopping In July

French Couture Brand Schiaparelli comes to Bergdorf Goodman

By guest author  Barry Samaha, Contributor to Forbes Schiaparelli is bringing a piece of its atelier at 21 Place Vendôme to Fifth Avenue and 58th Street. The fabled French haute couture label, founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1927, is partnering with luxury retailer Begrdorf Goodman on series of initiatives—perhaps to increase its visibility in … More French Couture Brand Schiaparelli comes to Bergdorf Goodman

BASF Group increases sales – earnings below prior-year quarter

Sales grow to EUR 15.6 billion (plus 8%), largely driven by higher sales prices in all segments (plus 6%) as well as higher volumes (plus 2%) EBIT before special items of EUR 1.5 billion (minus 14%), mainly due to lower contribution from Chemicals segment Net income of EUR 1.2 billion (minus 10%) 2018 outlook adjusted … More BASF Group increases sales – earnings below prior-year quarter

Highly accelerated biodegradation rate for new synthetic insulation material

PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology solutions, has introduced PrimaLoft Bio, a synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibres. Developed over the last four years by PrimaLoft’s team of scientists and engineers, PrimaLoft says it achieved the breakthrough without affecting the performance characteristics of the insulation. In accelerated test conditions simulating a landfill … More Highly accelerated biodegradation rate for new synthetic insulation material

KOLON BASF innoPOM starts commercial production of polyoxymethylene (POM) in Korea

KRW 260 billion (approximately USD 220 million) investment serves global engineering plastic market Capacity of 70000 metric tons per year, together with existing KOLON plant, creates world’s largest POM production facility BASF quality control and KOLON’s highly efficient process ensure excellent product quality; shared facility with separate production strengthens competitiveness KOLON BASF innoPOM Inc., the … More KOLON BASF innoPOM starts commercial production of polyoxymethylene (POM) in Korea

GRS certification for RadiciGroup recycled polyester

The Group’s measured sustainability is also certified to the Textile Exchange standard RadiciGroup’s post-consumer recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn® and r-Starlight® – UNI 11505-certified since 2014 – have recently been certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) promoted by the Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization that operates internationally for the promotion and responsible development of sustainability … More GRS certification for RadiciGroup recycled polyester