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    CenturyPly announces use of nano technology in its manufacturing process to kill viruses

    This has been tested and certified under Antiviral Efficacy Test as per ISO 21702:2019 - an international standard, by Biotech Testing Services (BTS) Mumbai. The certification declares an efficiency of 99.99% in killing viruses, the company release stated. The nanoparticles are effective throughout the lifetime of furniture as those are embedded in the polymer matrix system, the release added.

    Nodal ministry needed for material recycling industry: Niti Aayog boss Amitabh Kant

    Kant said there is also a need to constitute designated material recycling zones on the outskirts of each city and this should be compulsory. Niti Aayog will consult with the government on these issues and also take action to transform this unorganised sector into an organised one with the required regulatory framework, he added.

    The tale of the deep virus disruption of India’s book publishing industry

    India’s publishing industry has seen acute disruption due to Covid. But silver linings are emerging.

    Keddara, Creador join in race for Tata Capital's stake in Shriji Polymers

    Final bids are likely to be submitted by 31 March and the company is expected to be valued at Rs.1000 - 1200 crore, said two people aware of the development. ICICI Securites is running the mandate for Tata Capital. Tata Capital Healthcare Fund had invested Rs.40 crore in Shriji in 2015.

    Puma launches collection made from waste plastic bottles

    The collection has been produced in collaboration with UK-based waste management and recycling company First Mile. The training collection includes tees, shorts, pants and jackets. The company said the apparel is made of at least 83% to even 100% from the sustainable yarn sourced from First Mile.

    Bengal to have a large presence in Paperex2019

    Paper exports in last 3 years has grown from 660,000 tons to 15,00,000 ton from India. The Indian paper industry is likely to grow at the rate of 12% per annum for next 5 years and the overall paper consumption is projected to increase to 24 million tons in 2024-25 from 15 million tons currently. Paperex 2019 is being held in new Delhi from Dec 6-9.

    Government may extend anti-dumping duty on imports of clear float glass

    Before expiry of the said duty, domestic producers constituting Saint-Gobain India, Sisecam Flat Glass India Ltd and Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd had filed an application in March 2019 before the authority, on behalf of the domestic industry, alleging likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping of the glass from these countries.

    Assam's ailing paper mills may be revived by BRS Ventures

    The mills in question are the Nagaon and Cachar ones, which are in quite bad shape; the MoS for food processing has asked BRS Ventures to take over the mills, in a bid to revive them.

    Commerce ministry asks e-comm firms to cut single-use plastic in packaging

    E-commerce companies have been asked for discarding plastic used in packaging, which accounts for more than 40 per cent of non-fibre plastic, according to an official.

    How India's efforts towards reducing its plastic footprint have worked so far

    All offices of central and state governments and major PSUs have been told to prohibit single-use plastic products.

    How plastic ban will affect businesses and consumers

    How plastic ban will affect businesses and consumers

    India’s plastic-processing industry has over 30,000 units and an annual turnover of Rs 2.25 lakh crore.

    India Inc readies for a life without plastic

    India Inc readies for a life without plastic

    In sync with govt’s movement, companies have started taking measures to scale down use of single-use plastics for office-use products, cafeterias

    Vivekabhilash Sharma talks about the universality of wooden buildings

    Vivekabhilash Sharma talks about the universality of wooden buildings

    “Earth”, this third rock from the sun that we call home, has cradled, fed and nurtured us for millennia by letting us use all its resources. But the rate at ...

    Rajesh Bhandari of A-Class Marble India decodes the DNA of design

    Rajesh Bhandari of A-Class Marble India decodes the DNA of design

    In your opinion, how can we not only make design better, but make it matter? Design isn’t just about making aesthetic products. It’s also about providing mea...

    How Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute made a turnaround

    How Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute made a turnaround

    The intervention is stark. 3.6 MT of plastic waste is estimated to be generated in India every year and a lot of the unrecycled material enter’s the country’s waterbodies.

    Beverages fear pain as government steps up to push out single use plastic

    Beverages fear pain as government steps up to push out single use plastic

    Companies are seeking clarity on whether possible ban on single-use plastics will extend to PET bottles.

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