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    Polygiene: How Covid-19 is changing our washing behavior

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    Many people wash their clothes for fear of viruses more often than before, the new study by Polygiene found. This, in turn, has an enormous impact on our environment. With the new ViralOff finish for textiles, viruses are killed within two hours - without any washing.

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    FW uses Polartec materials for new collection


    FW Apparel of France has made use of materials by Polartec for its autumn/winter 2020-21 collection. The alpine-style Manifest Tour Hybrid Pants PFL and Hybrid Hoodie PFL – retailing for about €200 and €370 respectively – employ a recycled material, Polartec Alpha , in their middle, ...

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    Polygiene's acquisition of Addmaster is approved


    The shareholders of Polygiene, the Swedish supplier of anti-viral solutions, have accepted a proposal to issue new shares to help finance the acquisition of Addmaster Holdings , its very profitable U.K.-based supplier of anti-microbial additives for hard surfaces, for SEK 374 million (€36.7m-$44.7m) in cash and shares. Polygiene, ...

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    Reebok is now thought to become the next shirt supplier of AS Roma


    Nike ’s ten-year sponsorship deal with AS Roma , which was supposed to end in the 2023/24 season, was prematurely terminated in July 2020. First Under Armour , then New Balance and Castore were announced as candidates to take over from Nike, as reported by SGI Europe ...

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    Adidas announces further progress on recycled materials


    In 2021, more than 60 percent of Adidas ’ products will be made with sustainable materials such as recycled polyester or sustainable cotton, according to the company. By 2024, the brand will only use recycled polyester. All of the cotton it uses, the company adds, has been of the sustainable ...

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    Polygiene wants to merge with Addmaster


    Polygiene, the Swedish supplier of anti-viral solutions, is proposing the issue of new shares worth about 280 million Swedish kronor (€27.5m-$33.5m), subject to approval at an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting scheduled for Dec. 30, to help finance the acquisition of Addmaster Holdings , its U.K.-based supplier of anti-microbial additives for ...

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    Austria is now fully covered by Recco’s search technology


    Recco , the Swedish rescue technology company, reports that Austria is the first country in the world to fully cover its entire territory with its RECCO SAR detectors. Searches will be carried out jointly by the Austrian Air Police (BMI) and the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service (ÖBRD). The detectors ...

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    NPD: The sports market recovered in Q3 in Europe, but pure e-tailers lost market share


    The consumption of sports apparel and footwear declined by 11.5 percent in the first nine months of 2020 in the five major European markets – Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. – according to NPD , which has kindly agreed to share with us again some of the detailed ...

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    Polygiene to treat Caterpillar apparel


    Polygiene has signed a deal with Caterpillar . The manufacturer of construction and mining equipment will be using Polygiene’s antimicrobial treatments in its casualwear as of 2021, with workwear to follow. According to Caterpillar’s senior vice president of apparel, Greg Gemette , this will “reduce the ecological footprint” of ...

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    AMC to become the LTA’s apparel supplier


    AMC , the tennis brand founded by the British tennis champion Andy Murray and Castore , the growing British brand of teamwear, has signed a five-year deal to become the exclusive apparel supplier to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) , the U.K.’s governing body for tennis. This includes LTA ...

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    Polygiene reformulates ViralOff to meet ISO antiviral standard


    Polygiene is launching a new formula of its ViralOff antiviral treatment with a guarantee for what it calls a “lifetime” of washes. The actual number of washes covered is 30. According to the company, which tested the product against the ISO18184:2019 standard, the new formula will rid a ...

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    Best quarter ever for Polygiene


    Polygiene reported its “best quarter ever,” with sales rising by 11.7 percent to 22.9 million Swedish kronor (€2.27m - $2.63m) and the gross margin rising by 0.5 percentage points to 70.4 percent, leading to a financial turnaround. The results led to a financial turnaround for the Swedish ingredient brand ...

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    YKK wants to be climate-neutral by 2050


    At this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit , YKK , the leading manufacturer of fasteners and trims, announced its YKK Sustainability Vision 2050 , which among other things is intended to serve as a roadmap for the company to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The five themes of the mission statement ...

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    New Balance may replace Nike as AS Roma’s shirt supplier


    According to reports in the Italian newspaper La Stampa , New Balance will take over from Nike as the kit sponsor of AS Roma , the Italian Serie A football club. The new four-year deal, which would start in the 2021/22 season, is now awaiting final approval from ...

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    YKK and Polygiene collaborate on self-cleaning zippers


    YKK has incorporated Polygiene ’s ViralOff into a line of zippers, making them “essentially self-cleaning.” The Japanese company – which has business lines in fasteners, architectural products, and machinery and engineering – is presenting its first zippers of this kind at the Lineapelle show, scheduled for Sept. ...

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    Bob Gore, inventor of Gore-Tex, has died


    Robert W. “Bob” Gore , chairman emeritus of the board of directors of W. L. Gore Associates , died on Sept. 17 at the age of 83. Gore sat on the board of his family’s materials science company for 57 years, 30 of them as chairman, and served ...

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    NPD: The global sports market grew by 5% in 2019


    A rise of 9 percent in retail sales of bicycles and accessories drove the growth of the global sporting goods market in 2019, according to the NPD Group . The consumption of sports shoes slowed down to 6 percent, compared with an estimated increase of 9 percent in 2018. Both ...

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    Adidas’ former Yeezy boss will work for Shopify


    The mystery about the recent departure of the former head of the successful Yeezy business unit at Adidas is solved. Shopify has just announced that Jon Wexler will be joining the global, Canadian-based e-commerce company on Sept. 14 as vice president of its creator and ...

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    Peloton sets up a health advisory council


    Peloton has established a Health and Wellness Advisory Council to find ways to foster the “physical, mental and emotional wellbeing” of its subscribers worldwide. The council’s five members are doctors, researchers and other specialists in cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise, neurology and neuroscience. According to the company’s president, William Lynch ...

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    Lloyds Fonds acquires 2.4% of Polygiene


    As we reported earlier , the Swedish fabric technology brand Polygiene , which was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of the Swedish chemical company Perstorp , was among the winners in the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to its new antiviral treatment, ViralOff® , which was launched in April. This success ...