June 22, 2022
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Trends & Technology
Foreign and domestic companies are looking to increase operations for glove manufacturing, including SHOWA's new factory in Fayette, Ala., which will produce around 3 billion nitrile gloves per year. The pandemic drove demand for gloves to new heights, and manufacturers that took advantage of the opportunity of the time hope consumers will pay a premium for US-made gloves.
Full Story: Reuters (6/21) 
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Why General Mills invests despite looming recession
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General Mills is continuing to focus on future-ready investments such as data analytics and portfolio reshaping despite the economic downturn, as the company has learned its strong legacy brands have benefited from past recession-related upticks in at-home consumption, according to CEO Jeff Harmening. "It's the brands in the middle that get squeezed or the companies who are not investing ... that end up on the wrong side of the ledger," said Harmening.
Full Story: FoodNavigator (6/21) 
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Desktop Metal is planning a new type of 3D-printed foam for athletic shoes and automotive seats that can be heated and expanded closer to the point of use or assembly, saving manufacturers on shipping and storage costs. "You can cut the weight of a seat by two-thirds doing this," says founder and CEO Ric Fulop.
Full Story: Reuters (6/21) 
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Cybersecurity
A group of 56 vulnerabilities can be used to compromise operational technology equipment from vendors such as Emerson, Honeywell, Motorola and Siemens, which many critical infrastructure environments use, Forescout's Vedere Labs researchers say. Collectively called "Icefall," the bugs are mainly for stealing credentials, authentication bypass, remote code execution, logic manipulation, and firmware and configuration changes.
Full Story: BleepingComputer (6/21),  SiliconAngle (6/21) 
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Sustainability
Procter & Gamble has made a commitment to be "water positive, which includes tracking water consumption, increasing water efficiency and restoring water in Los Angeles and Mexico City. The company aims to restore "billions of liters" by 2030, according to a press release.
Full Story: GreenBiz (6/22) 
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Coca-Cola has engaged its approximately 225 bottlers across the world with its sustainability goals, which include using less packaging, increasing recycling rates and lowering carbon emissions via science-based targets, according to Cloeann Durham, vice president of quality, safety and environment for Coca-Cola North America. Meeting sustainability targets can seem daunting, so Durham advises, "Don't pay so much attention to the numbers, but how you participate."
Full Story: Packaging World online (6/18) 
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