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    Disposable daily CLs momentum slowed down in 2023 in Europe, survey shows

    2024-04-16T08:17:00+01:00By David Niel

    Wholesale sales of soft contact lenses rose by 5.2 percent year-on-year to €2,157 million in 2023 for a group of 32 countries including 25 in Europe and a few others (Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Africa and United Arab Emirates), according to the new annual report by Euromcontact, the ...

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    Slight average eyewear stocks price hike in Q1 reflects extreme ups and downs


    The average stock price of public eyewear companies inched up by 1.6 percent on a non-weighted basis during the first quarter of 2024, slowing down from the 8.4 percent growth calculated for Q4 2023. The Q1 2024 performance also fell short of the 8.1 percent quarter-on-quarter growth of the MSCI ...

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    Italian eyewear industry cautious on 2024 prospects after exports flatline in H2


    The Italian eyewear industry association ANFAO said it remains cautious on sector prospects this year as it released preliminary figures for 2023 showing that Italian eyewear exports grew by 7.6 percent to €5,256 million. The total value of Italian eyewear production rose by 8.4 percent in 2023 to €5,515 million, ...

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    US startup picks eyewear market as launch pad for infinitely recyclable plastic material


    As the world is grappling with an ever-growing amount of plastic waste, of which less than 10 percent is being recycled, our attention was brought to a California-based chemical start-up that claims it can produce an infinitely recyclable alternative material to high performance plastics. And, somewhat surprisingly for such a ...

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    New management structure and increased retail focus for MPG


    Following the death at the end of 2023 of Dr. Michael Pachleitner, its founder and CEO, the eponymous MPG (Michael Pachleitner Group) is entering a new era of its history with a new management structure and a strategic focus on the development of its retail business unit. We sat down ...

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    ​Mazzucchelli takes further steps on sustainability journey

    2024-03-12T08:33:00+00:00By Heather O'Brian

    Mazzucchelli 1849 is building a new factory in its hometown of Castiglione Olona in northern Italy, set to be opened in the second half of this year. Giampietro Pedrazzini, CEO, spoke to us recently about how that facility fits into Mazzucchelli’s plans to reduce its environmental footprint, along with other ...

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