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2018-02-09

Textile machinery: 
Orders on the upswing in 2017

The orders index for textile machinery compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, rose by 29% for the period from October to December 2017 compared to the same period for the previous year. The index value stood at 120.9 points (basis: 100 in 2010).

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2018-01-17

A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.

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Associations

2018-01-11

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Agency for the promotion and internationalization of Italian businesses abroad, will be organizing an exhibition space at the upcoming edition of Techtextil Russia, the specialized trade fair dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, slated to be held in Moscow from 20 to 23 March 2018.

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Associations

2017-12-21

Looking to international trade, the evolution was undoubtedly disappointing in 2016. According to the WTO World Trade Statistical Review 2017 the ratio of international trade growth to GDP growth fell to 0.6, representing the worst year since 2001, and growth was just 1.3% in volume terms – the weakest growth rate since 2008.

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Associations

2017-12-11

This past 29 November, the Italian training center for textile machinery opened in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT). ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi commented, “The training center provides a further opportunity to consolidate the presence of Italy’s textile machinery sector in this emerging market.”

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Associations

2018-02-07

A blueprint to revitalise skills and jobs in the TCLF sectors in Europe

The need to anticipate and enhance adequate skills and learning methods as well as to attract and qualify workers has brought together 21 public and private stakeholders of the Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors under a strategic 4-year Erasmus+ project called “Skills4Smart TCLF”. The aim of the project is to create a robust and sustainable community of private and public actors across Europe, which will re-shape and update skills and education in these traditional and yet dynamic and innovative sectors within an EU-wide skills strategy.

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Associations

2017-12-21

AATCC to release 2018 Technical Manual

The newest volume of the AATCC Technical Manual will be available beginning January 1, 2018. Each year, the manual includes new test methods, as well as revisions and updates of existing methods and evaluation procedures for textiles.

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Associations

2017-12-11

Joint statement of ABIT and Euratex on the EU-MERCOSUR FTA

European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) Brazilian Textile Industry (ABIT) EURATEX and ABIT, representing the Textile and Clothing (T&C) industries in both EU and Brazil, welcome the negotiations for an important EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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2017-11-29

Hygienix™ conference 2018 calls for presentations

Absorbent hygiene professionals invited to present advances in technologies, applications, and components. INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is seeking presentations for the fourth edition of Hygienix™, the premier event for industry professionals in the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, November 5-8, 2018, at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, Florida USA.

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Associations

2017-11-28

Defining Textile Sustainability: What Keeps Consumers Up at Night?

Climate change appears to be a bigger concern for consumers than recent media reports may have indicated. In the ground-breaking, global, quantitative consumer survey, “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability - Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, commissioned by the OEKO-TEX® Association in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, climate change ranked third on a list of sixteen modern day worries on the minds of today’s consumers.

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2017-11-27

German technology successfully met US and Mexican textiles and nonwovens

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association has accomplished successful events for the textile industries in the US and Mexico. More than 80 decision-makers of the US textile, nonwoven and carpet industry as well as 25 leading textile machinery and accessories manufacturers participated in the VDMA textile machinery conference on November 6 in Charlotte (NC). The following two-day event on 8-9 November in Mexico City attracted nearly 450 customers and 30 textile machinery and accessories manufacturers, making it one of the most successful events of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association ever.

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Associations

2017-11-23

Colombiatex 2018: Italian textile machinery sector marks significant presence

The Colombian textile and garments industry is among the most important one in America, above all with respect to the fashion sector. Thanks to a number of trade agreements undertaken with neighboring Countries, as well as with the world’s two major apparel markets (the United States and European Union), the industry has recorded further progress in recent years.

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Associations

2017-11-09

A big success for the first European Machinery Roadshow in COLOMBIA

The first European roadshow of 14 textile machinery manufacturers took place on October 18 in Bogota and the following day in Medellin. With more than 100 Colombian textile producers attending, it exceeded the expectations of the organizers, the Belgian (SYMATEX), French (UCMTF), Spanish (AMTEX) and Swedish (TMAS) textile machinery associations.

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