‘Making every product unique’ - That’s the theme under which LEONHARD KURZ will be presenting groundbreaking plastic surface solutions for the home appliances sector at K 2022 from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. At the world's largest plastics industry trade fair, the finishing experts from Fürth will make the latest trends in industrial plastics processing visible and tangible for the household sector.

After a three year absence, the Sustainable Foods Summit returns to San Francisco later this month. The North American edition will discuss approaches to encourage regenerative agriculture and upcycling in the food industry. It will be hosted at the Merchants Exchange Club on 25-26th January 2023.

Today Zara Home will launch the new detergent, “The Laundry by Zara Home” – available at the brands’ stores and online – that reduces microfiber shedding from textiles by up to 80%

Detergent formula features a combination of efficient BASF ingredients that gets laundry clean even in a cold wash, helping to reduce carbon emissions and extend the life of clothing
To leverage the positive environmental impact of this solution, the formulation can be adjusted to enable the use of this technology by other detergent manufacturers

New-Meat™ pioneer Redefine Meat announces that The ASH Restaurant & Bar will be the first major branded restaurant in Germany to offer sustainable New-Meat™ dishes in all of its 11 restaurants. From 15 August 2022, The ASH will offer premium tacos with Redefine Meat's plant-based ground beef as part of a special menu. Meat lovers nationwide will also be able to order the world's first commercially available plant-based steaks. Redefine Meat's flank steak offers the same taste, textures and flavours as conventional steaks.

From 3 to 7 February 2023, the new Ambiente Working area will offer trend-setting product innovations for all aspects of classic office supplies, new work and home office. Varied supporting programmes, a trend-setting special presentation and top-class specialist lectures provide important industry insights. Visitors benefit from valuable synergies, new business contacts and ideas for the work of tomorrow.

According to trend reports, the future of food is vegan, plant-based and sustainable. And companies throughout the south-Swedish province of Skåne are driving this trend. The area produces 30% of all food eaten in Sweden, accounts for 50% of the country’s food-related R&D investments and 85% of all Sweden’s orchards. It’s not surprising that Skåne is a hotbed of innovation in food and foodtech.

Laundry detergents and household cleaner formulations reflect current trends – BASF combines performance and sustainability

BASF's Personal Care business shows focus on sustainability and digitalization for environmentally conscious consumers

Microban International is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cosmo®, a world leader in eco-friendly and sustainable footwear textiles. Cosmo is now the exclusive Microban Approved Component Supplier (ACS) partner in the footwear category, providing materials treated with Microban® antimicrobial technology to all global footwear brands.

To meet the demand for sustainable and innovative building solutions, Stora Enso is launching Sylva™ by Stora Enso. This is a construction kit consisting of prefabricated, customised solid wood elements that are delivered just-in-time to the construction site. This solution enables faster construction, lower costs, more efficient use of raw materials and fewer emissions than steel and concrete.

By Mark Sollman, Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe
With the all-important COP26 Climate Change Conference having taken centre stage in November, there is no time like the present for the fashion world to rally together in stepping up sustainability efforts and getting carbon emissions under control.

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