Sappi Dissolving Pulp has partnered with Birla Cellulose, one of the leading viscose manufacturers in the textile value chain, to provide a forest-to-garment traceability solution for brand owners. Through this collaborative partnership, Sappi Verve - the world market leader in dissolving pulp - continues to strengthen its sustainability credentials within the textile industry. Providing a brand-owner traceability solution has been made possible with the use of Birla’s pioneering ‘Green Track’ blockchain technology, coupled with Sappi’s comprehensive database on wood origin for its dissolving pulp operations in South Africa and the USA. According to Krelyne Andrew, Sustainability General Manager for Sappi Verve, Sappi is “committed to delivering practical innovations, building trust and creating shared value in our supply chain - working closely with our partners to promote and shape the sustainability of the Man-Made Cellulosic Fibre (MMCF) sector towards a net positive vision.”
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by 15 to 20 percent across all product lines in North America and Latin America, effective October 15, or as customer contracts allow.
These price increases are necessary due to unprecedented supply chain constraints and increasing costs for raw materials, transportation and packaging.