All Polygiene articles

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    Ulrika Björk: “Appoint more women to the board of directors!”


    We spoke to Polygiene-CEO Ulrika Björk. She says ”I encourage diversity, but it will never come with a cost of performance or for the sake of.”

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    Polygiene introduces new plant-based StayFreshBIO


    The Polygiene Group will launch a plant-based antimicrobial technology for the textile market at ISPO Munich 2023. The technology is based on a 100 percent bio-based active ingredient derived from plant substances. It complements Polygiene’s current silver-based solution and is in line with the movement in certain regions looking for ...

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    Polygiene reports Q3 operating loss on lower sales


    Despite a 30 percent decline in third-quarter revenues to 28.7 million Swedish kroner (€2.4m) and a corresponding operating loss of SEK 2.4 million, Polygiene is optimistic about Q4 results as early orders have exceeded expectations. The group, which said Q3 results showed signs of a slow recovery, has shifted its ...

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    Watch now: The path to top-notch products with PrimaLoft, Polygiene & Maloja

    Join PrimaLoft, Polygiene and Maloja and discover why ingredient brands are worth every penny when it comes to sustainable, performing products.

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    Saucony and Polygiene partner on latest product range


    Following on from the launch of the partnership in March 2023, Saucony has unveiled more Polygiene-treated products in its July Spring Summer Collection. Source: Polygiene Polygiene’s StayFresh antibacterial technology inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, so garments need less washing, customers save water and energy, and products ...

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    Market slowdown impacted Polygiene’s Q1 results


    Polygiene, which acquired former distributor Biomaster U.S. during the period, suffered a 38 percent decline in Q1 sales to 28.0 million Swedish kronor (€2.5m) and reported an operating loss of SEK 0.2 million versus a profit of SEK 9.3 million. The group cited inventory reductions by distributors and some manufacturers ...

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    Storm Care & Polygiene launch the new Storm x Polygiene Odorcrunch™ Spray

    2023-03-14T08:11:00Z Sponsored by

    Polygiene and Storm Care have collaborated to develop an odor control spray, that works on a number of different odors including body odors, cooking fumes, smoke and other environmental fumes and odors.

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    MP Activewear premiers HIIT-collection with Polygiene


    U.K. company MP Activewear is launching a new high-intensity interval training (HIIT) collection featuring the Polygiene Stayfresh technology. The gym apparel range called Tempo Ultra aims at customers looking for high-performance fabrics, a bold look and the bonus of skipping washes due to the anti-odor treatment by Polygiene. ...

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    Polygiene: Washing half as much reduces environmental impact by a third

    2022-11-10T17:27:00Z Sponsored by

    “So simple – so positive”: How Polygiene is extending the life of clothing.

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    Polygiene sales fall as distributors cut order levels


    The Swedish Polygiene Group reported lower third-quarter sales and profits as distributors tightened order and inventory levels. The company said net sales fell 21.7 percent to 41 million Swedish kronor (€3.75m) in the three months to Sept. 30, mainly attributed to reduced sales at the distributor level. Operating profit fell ...

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    “For Mindful Living”: The new Polygiene claim and what it means

    2022-10-13T13:19:00Z Sponsored by

    Polygiene has a new range of technologies that can give products SuperPowers! We take a closer look.

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    New French sales rep for Polygiene


    Source: Polygiene Jean Charles Marchionni, new Polygiene sales Agent France Polygiene is expanding its Central European team. From July 1, French sports and outdoor industry veteran Jean Charles Marchionni will start as a new sales agent for the Swedish group. Marchionni is well-known in the industry as ...

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    Polygiene hires new CFO


    Source: Polygiene Group Niklas Blomstedt, new Polygiene CFO Niklas Blomstedt has been appointed Polygiene Group’s new chief financial officer, replacing Nina Forsvall. He brings a solid background in finance, having worked at Ericsson and Haldex, among others. Most recently, he served as VP and head of finance ...

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    Polygiene hires Frank Stevens as its first COO


    Source: Polygiene Frank Stevens The Swedish Polygiene Group has hired Frank Stevens in the newly created role of chief operating officer, aiming to facilitate scalability and support processes within the company. Stevens is a textile chemicals specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. ...

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    Polygiene posts higher net sales in Q1, sees decline in operating profit


    Polygiene reported a rise in first-quarter sales, despite ongoing difficulties due to inflation, supply-chain constraints and the war in Ukraine. The Swedish firm reported net sales of 45.1 million Swedish kronor (€4.3m) for the three months to March 31, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to the same period last ...

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    Industry Spotlight: Focus on new target groups, supply chain challenges and retail relationships


    25 brands presented their new products at the Sport & Outdoor Media Day in Munich. The event organized by Mandel PR in the ”Kohlebunker” near the MOC (Munich Order Center) was one of the first major industry gatherings in Germany since the start of the Covid crisis. We took the ...

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    Sales surge in Polygiene’s Q4 despite logistics and raw material supply challenges


    Polygiene saw revenues in the fourth quarter rise by 51 percent to 40.2 million Swedish kronor (€3.7m) as demand for its anti-microbial products continued to be strong, but logistics challenges and raw material shortages also persisted. In the fourth quarter, operating profit before tax totaled SEK 6.2 million (€578,120), making ...

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    Polygiene acquires another British antimicrobial additive business


    Polygiene has entered into an agreement to acquire the SteriTouch business of Radical Materials, a U.K.-based company, founded in 2003, that is also operating with the product ranges Konduct, Scopic and Steritype. Its SteriTouch range consists primarily of antimicrobial additives for plastics, paints, coatings, silicone, rubber and textiles. The largest ...

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    New business plan for Polygiene


    The board of directors and the management of Polygiene, the Swedish ingredient brand supplier, have set new financial targets for the 5-year period from 2022 to 2026. According to the new business plan, Polygiene should achieve net sales of more than SEK 1 billion (€98.6 million) and an Ebit ...

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    Addmaster develops anti-microbial drink-switcher


    In collaboration with Mix Innovations, Addmaster has developed a way for thirsty runners, hikers and cyclists to choose water or a sports drink as they like, without any residue tainting the water. The M:X Dual Hydration System is a “small device,” with a drink switch, that “attaches to the shoulder ...