Suominen launches its first carbon-neutral nonwoven Biolace® Zero

  Finland’s Suominen launches a carbon-neutral nonwoven, Biolace® Zero. Suominen’s Biolace® Zero is a new carbon-neutral nonwoven substrate based on Lenzing’s Veocell lyocell fibers for infant, personal care, and household wipes applications. The nonwoven is highly soft, 100% biodegradable, compostable, and plastic-free, with great wet and dry strength. ClimatePartner has certified Biolace Zero and Veocel … More Suominen launches its first carbon-neutral nonwoven Biolace® Zero

Wrangler® launches a collection of vintage and pre-loved denim

    Global denim icon, Wrangler®, has announced the launch of Wrangler Reborn™, a curated selection of vintage and pre-loved denim that spans the 1950s through the 2000s. The collection’s launch coincides with the brand’s 75th anniversary and extends the life of its durable, distinctive denim. It includes both mint-condition versions as well as those … More Wrangler® launches a collection of vintage and pre-loved denim

PANGAIA launches Infinite tee made with 100% Infinna™

    London-based material science innovator, PANGAIA, and circular fashion and textile technology group, Infinited Fibre Company, have released the world’s first shirts manufactured from Infinna™, a revolutionary textile fibre made exclusively from textile waste. This is the first time a shirt made entirely of Infinna™, a regenerated textile fibre with the soft and natural … More PANGAIA launches Infinite tee made with 100% Infinna™

OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators Highlights – March 2022

R&D investment in the OECD area demonstrated unprecendented resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming a central part of the policy response As a group, OECD economies continued to increase investments in research and development (R&D) in 2020 despite the sharp decline in economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the … More OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators Highlights – March 2022

EU develops strategic reserves for chemical, biological and radio-nuclear emergencies

To improve the EUs preparedness and response to public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the Commission is building up strategic reserves of response capacities through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This includes a €540.5 million rescEU strategic stockpile, established in close collaboration with the Health emergency Preparedness and Response … More EU develops strategic reserves for chemical, biological and radio-nuclear emergencies

IMF welcomes Switzerland’s forward-looking policy, given global risks

From  March 23 to  April 6, 2022, a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducted the annual country evaluation of Switzerland. The IMF observed that, in 2021, the Swiss economy recovered strongly from the pandemic-related downturn. For 2022, the IMF is projecting growth to continue above average, at 2.2%. However, uncertainties are high and … More IMF welcomes Switzerland’s forward-looking policy, given global risks