Kimberly-Clark Australia wins environmental award

Kimberly-Clark Australia won the Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment at the Banksia Awards, held in Sydney yesterday. The award recognises Kimberly-Clark’s South Australian manufacturing site in Millicent, which makes Kleenex tissues, Cottonelle and Viva Paper Towel, for its contribution towards achieving the objective of a cleaner, healthier, environment and a more resilient sustainable

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Kimberly Clark Millicent plant to get $20m boost

KLEENEX tissue manufacturer Kimberly-Clark Australia will invest $20 million in its Millicent factory in the state’s south-east as a sign of its continuing commitment to the region and its 400 workers. The investment over 12 months will involve capacity and equipment upgrades to increase production at the site, but no jobs are expected to be

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Kimberly-Clark invests $33 million in cogeneration

Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) has been recognised for driving sustainable solutions within the manufacturing industry following the installation of a $33 million cogeneration facility in Millicent Mill, South Australia. The company was recognised by the Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2014 in two categories – innovation and technology. KCA’s Millicent facility accounts for around 90 per cent

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Sealed Air Acquires Virox Technologies’ Accel Brand

Sealed Air Corporation announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Virox Technologies’ Accel(R) brand and its related healthcare businesses in the United States and Canada. The acquired assets include the brand, the current healthcare business and existing customer relationships. Through its Diversey Care business, Sealed Air has had a long standing exclusive, global

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Kimberly Clark | Smarter business for a better planet

After being named as corporate leaders in sustainability by the Banksia Foundation, Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand has launched its 2013 online sustainability report highlighting the progress made towards its local 2015 sustainability goals. Using the power of its well-known brands like Huggies®, Kleenex® and U by Kotex®, Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand has transformed its substantial

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Triclosan banned

Triclosan is widely used as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants and even toothpaste, but it’s being banned in one state in the USA. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products. The Minnesota House and Senate

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HAIs push demand for infection prevention products to $24.6 Billion

A new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm, projects that U.S. demand for infection prevention products and services will expand 4.8 percent annually to reach $24.6 billion in 2018. “The increasing enforcement of safeguards aimed at reducing the incidence of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in medical settings will underlie

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Federal decision to abolish Cleaning Services Guidelines

As part of Repeal Day on 23 March 2014, the Federal Government announced that it would cease a number of regulatory arrangements that are administered by the Department of Employment and apply to Australian Government procurements. One of these changes is the abolishment of guidelines for cleaners employed on government contracts; which will take effect

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US reports on HAI prevention

On any given day, approximately one in 25 US patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is an update to previous CDC estimates of healthcare-associated

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Love Your Forests

How the world’s largest tissue manufacturer is working with WWF and the Forest Stewardship Council® to promote more sustainable forestry. Deforestation and forest degradation is a global problem, with over 1.3 million km2 of the world’s remaining forests cleared over the period 2000-2010. The result is increased pressure on wildlife, increased greenhouse gas emissions, degraded watersheds,

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