Innovation Norway has allocated NOK 15 million in support of building a demonstration plant for the development of fiber composite production at Norske Skog Saugbrugs. This will accelerate the on-going development work to industrialize the production of a new type of biocomposite, which can be included in furniture, packaging and car interiors. Norske Skog Saugbrugs will develop sustainable solutions related to plastic raw materials, fiber blending, technology development and testing of biocomposites. "We want to contribute to reduced plastic consumption by creating new, green products with significantly reduced carbon footprint, and find good solutions to recycle significantly more plastic than today. The plant is crucial for accelerating the industrialization of new sustainable, bio-based products," says CEO Kjell-Arve Kure at Norske Skog Saugbrugs. Norske Skog Saugbrugs is now well under way with the development of finding solutions to problems related to plastic raw materials, fiber blending, technology development and testing of biocomposites. The demonstration facility will be a prerequisite in the further development work to succeed.
To meet increased demand for its skin care products, Kimberly-Clark Professional has made a multimillion-dollar investment to expand production and strengthen its North American supply chain.
This investment will increase bottling capacity by 275% for Kleenex® and Scott® soaps and sanitizers to grow the skin care category and better meet the needs of its customers.
“We know that customers depend on our skin care solutions to keep their workplaces hygienic,” said Susan Gambardella, President, Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. “Never was this more important than since 2020, when hand hygiene demand soared virtually overnight.”
Continued focus on hand hygiene throughout North America drove increased demand for Kimberly-Clark Professional hand hygiene products and led to the company’s increased focus on supply and the ability to ramp up production as needed, now and in the future. Resulting investments included new, state-of-the-art technology and innovations to maximize production, speed and efficiency.
more at: https://www.news.kimberly-clark.com/2023-11-13-Kimberly-Clark-Professional-TM-Invests-in-State-of-the-Art-Technology-to-Grow-Skin-Care-Business