23 Sep 2020
Merck expands its ADC manufacturing capabilities

Merck has announced a € 59 million expansion of its HPAPI and ADC manufacturing capabilities and capacity at its facility…

Merck expands its ADC manufacturing capabilities

Merck has announced a € 59 million expansion of its HPAPI and ADC manufacturing capabilities and capacity at its facility near Madison, Wisconsin, USA. This investment will allow large-scale manufacturing of increasingly potent compounds for therapies that have the potential to treat cancer. Completion is expected by mid-2022 and should…

23 Sep 2020
Separate your paper products for recycling

With National Recycling Day on Friday 18 September, now is as good a time as any for businesses to start…

Separate your paper products for recycling

With National Recycling Day on Friday 18 September, now is as good a time as any for businesses to start recycling. South Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele Sololo, general manager of RecyclePaperZA,…

23 Sep 2020
BASF presents a fruity fragrance innovation

BASF Nutrition & Health has brought Velberry, a new, fresh and fruity-sweet fragrance, on the market. Velberry is the first…

BASF presents a fruity fragrance innovation

BASF Nutrition & Health has brought Velberry, a new, fresh and fruity-sweet fragrance, on the market. Velberry is the first substance developed jointly by BASF and its innovation ecosystem partners for the broad market. Bringing innovative products to market BASF has formed the “Virtual Innovation Ecosystem”, combining its own expertise…

22 Sep 2020
Pandemic risks will shape treasury strategy

A new report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) “The resilient treasury: Optimising strategy in the face of COVID-19” explores the…

Pandemic risks will shape treasury strategy

A new report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) “The resilient treasury: Optimising strategy in the face of COVID-19” explores the forces that will shape and define the corporate treasury function and the priorities of the future.   It identifies the macro and financial risks that impact strategy as drivers of strategic…

22 Sep 2020
Givaudan Active Beauty launches vegan red pigment for natural makeup formulations

Givaudan Active Beauty has launches New Red 18051, a vegan high performance red pigment for use in make-up formulations.   This powder offers a sustainable…

Givaudan Active Beauty launches vegan red pigment for natural makeup formulations

Givaudan Active Beauty has launches New Red 18051, a vegan high performance red pigment for use in make-up formulations.   This powder offers a sustainable alternative to synthetic red pigments, while creating new possibilities to answer the growing trend for healthier and cleaner beauty.  Natural-origin ingredients   New Red 1805 has been crafted for natural makeup…

22 Sep 2020
Unilever and Evonik collaboration ensures a green and clean future

Unilever’s goal to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in all its cleaning brands by 2030 is being enabled by…

Unilever and Evonik collaboration ensures a green and clean future

Unilever’s goal to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in all its cleaning brands by 2030 is being enabled by its collaboration with Evonik, a market innovator for green biosurfactants. Clean Future is a ground-breaking innovation programme designed by Unilever’s Home Care division that seeks to fundamentally change the way…

21 Sep 2020
Design long-lasting, natural makeup with Covestro’s new film former

More and more consumers are demanding products that not only make them look great, but are also sustainable. This poses a challenge for makeup…

Design long-lasting, natural makeup with Covestro’s new film former

More and more consumers are demanding products that not only make them look great, but are also sustainable. This poses a challenge for makeup manufacturers as their formulations need to be long-lasting, while also containing a large percentage of plant-based ingredients.   The new film former Baycusan eco E 1001 from Covestro fulfils both these demands, while helping cosmetics manufacturers increase acceptance…

18 Sep 2020
Optima charters world biggest cargo aircraft to assist in fight against COVID-19

Optima has chartered one of the world’s biggest cargo aircraft to deliver equipment to the USA. The company pulled out…

Optima charters world biggest cargo aircraft to assist in fight against COVID-19

Optima has chartered one of the world’s biggest cargo aircraft to deliver equipment to the USA. The company pulled out all the stops to deliver a filling system to the US-based company Catalent at its Biologics facility in Bloomington, Indiana. Fighting COVID-19 The vial system with an isolator will be…

15 Sep 2020
New coating reduces chances of virus transmission through printed media

Inks and coatings developer Epple Druckfarben AG has produced a coating to dramatically reduce the chances of bacteria or viruses…

New coating reduces chances of virus transmission through printed media

Inks and coatings developer Epple Druckfarben AG has produced a coating to dramatically reduce the chances of bacteria or viruses being passed from person to person via printed media. Now commercially available, the new water-based varnish, Finishfit Microbe Protect 2400, has undergone a rigorous testing process, including tests on Jet…

15 Sep 2020
Betadine products prove 99.99% effective against COVID-19

Three Betadine products, known and used in many homes, hospitals, and dental clinics across South Africa, have proven effective against…

Betadine products prove 99.99% effective against COVID-19

Three Betadine products, known and used in many homes, hospitals, and dental clinics across South Africa, have proven effective against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. The products tested include Betadine Mouthwash and Gargle, Betadine Surgical Scrub, and Betadine Antiseptic Solution. Laboratory testing conducted at the Duke-NUS Medical School…

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30 Nov 2017
Rooibos could reduce risk of “Type 3” diabetes – a precursor to Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form…

Rooibos could reduce risk of “Type 3” diabetes – a precursor to Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form of diabetes, known as “type 3” diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

25 Jun 2020
How to ensure business agility in a pandemic

BY: Neil Birch, CEO at Novus Holdings Business agility is the capability of a business to respond quickly to a…

How to ensure business agility in a pandemic

BY: Neil Birch, CEO at Novus Holdings Business agility is the capability of a business to respond quickly to a changing environment, whether it be internal or external. Qualities of agile businesses include being adaptive, flexible and creative in your response to change without losing momentum (remaining productive) or vision.…

01 May 2020
Fibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE

Fibertex SA, part of the global Fibertex Nonwovens group, has developed versatile high-performance components for protective facemasks and respirators. “Fibertex,…

Fibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE

Fibertex SA, part of the global Fibertex Nonwovens group, has developed versatile high-performance components for protective facemasks and respirators. “Fibertex, which continuously invests in technological advancements to meet requirements in diverse industries – has increased production capacity of materials so desperately needed during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Rosa Naidoo,…

23 Apr 2020
Are you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?

Entries are now open for the Santam Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with Fairlady and True Love.…

Are you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?

Entries are now open for the Santam Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with Fairlady and True Love. Santam, Fairlady and, for the first time this year, Truelove Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country. Best women entrepreneurs If…


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