ITMA 2023

2021-01-21

19th edition of ITMA to highlight industry transformation through innovation

The world’s largest textile and garment technology showcase, ITMA will continue to present and share innovative manufacturing technology and materials with the industry at its 19th edition in Milan. ITMA 2023 will feature the theme, ‘Transforming the World of Textiles’. It is supported by four sub-themes: advanced materials, automation and digital future, innovative technologies, and sustainability and circularity.

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2021-01-21

Datacolor® introduces high-efficiency Benchtop Spectrophotometer Series, Spectro 1000/700

Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today the launch of the Spectro 1000/700 series, a family of close-tolerance benchtop spectrophotometers designed for high efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control in a wide range of industries.

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Market Analysis & Forecasts

2021-01-21

Outlook on the textile chemicals global market to 2027 - Impact analysis of COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "Textile Chemicals - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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Market Analysis & Forecasts

2021-01-21

Healthcare fabrics market by raw material, fabric type, application and region - global forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "Healthcare Fabrics Market by Raw Material (Polypropylene, Cotton, Polyester, Viscose, Polyamide), Fabric Type (Non-woven, Woven, Knitted), Application (Hygiene, Dressing, Clothing, Curtains, Blanket & Bedding, Upholstery), Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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Sustainability

2021-01-21

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced its investment in an energy efficiency retrofit program to reduce its carbon emissions. In 2019, Berry launched its Impact 2025 strategy, where Berry pledged to increase its positive environmental impact through products, performance, and partners by the year 2025. Keeping its word, Berry’s new investment with efficiency-as-a-service (EEaaS) provider Redaptive, Inc. will result in a significant energy reduction across the Berry enterprise.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-01-21

Even in the strangest times, new opportunities arise, and the performance textile and trim sector is no different. Resilient to the adverse events of 2020, the industry has emerged victorious with a host of new developments for Fall/Winter 22/23.  

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Recycling

2021-01-21

Infinited Fiber has a new name: Infinna™!

Until now, both the company and the planet-friendly fiber created with the technology have been called Infinited Fiber. As they move closer to garments made with the fiber becoming available for purchase, Infinited Fiber felt it was important to make a distinction between the two.

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Sustainability

2021-01-21

Fashion for Good is looking for creatives to make sustainable fashion for the project grow talent

Nature is often the source of inspiration in the fashion world, but unfortunately, it is also plundered for fast fashion. The system behind the fashion industry must change; a circular industry is the answer and new materials that are more sustainable than current conventional fabrics are an important part of this.

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Recycling

2021-01-21

SABIC and plastic energy set to start construction of pioneering advanced recycling unit to increase production of certified CIRCULAR POLYMERS

In another significant contribution towards the development of a circular economy for plastics, SABIC and Plastic Energy are set to commence construction on the first commercial unit to produce its flagship certified circular polymers, part of the TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio, which are made from the upcycling of mixed and used plastic.

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Textile chemistry

2021-01-21

Covestro strengthens portfolio of alternative raw materials

Covestro's family of partially bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) is now marketed under the name Desmopan® EC. Depending on the product hardness, up to 60 percent of the carbon content1 is derived from biomass. Compared to fossil-based TPUs, their carbon footprint is reduced by more than 20 percent. The products are made of bio-based succinic acid as well as bio-based propanediol (Bio-PDO). The plastics have a wide range of applications, for example in the footwear industry.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-01-21

Toray leverages proprietary Nanoalloy® technology to create flexible and toughened polymer offering diverse applications

Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has created a new polymer that retains the outstanding thermal resistance, rigidity, and strength of polyamide 6 (PA6) while delivering a bending fatigue limit that is 15-fold that of conventional polymers. Prospective applications for such exceptional durability include automobiles, appliances, and sporting goods. Toray looks to initiate full-fledged sample work in fiscal year 2021 while cultivating applications in diverse industrial materials fields.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-01-21

Autoneum’s 2020 revenue development in line with market

Reflecting the pandemic-related drop in worldwide vehicle production, Autoneum’s revenue in local currencies fell by –18.7% in 2020, although the second half of the year saw a significant market recovery. Group revenue in Swiss francs fell by –24.2% year-on-year to CHF 1 740.6 million. For the full year 2020, the EBIT margin will be around 1.5% and the free cash flow slightly over CHF 100 million.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-01-21

The new Zara Home store concept offers customers a unique experience when they come in to discover its collections. The idea at the heart of the new design, whose rollout began this week at the Plaza de Lugo store in A Coruña, is to create an enjoyable visit to a home that prioritises sustainability and comfort, in which beauty, technology and well-being meld together.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-01-21

The Lenzing Group plans Upper Austria’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant on an area of around 55,000 m². The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place in summer 2021. After the expected commissioning in the second half of 2021, the plant's output will amount to 5.5 MWpeak. With approximately 16,000 modules, the plant will generate nearly 5,500 megawatt hours per year. This corresponds to the average annual electricity demand of more than 1,700 households and is unique in Upper Austria on this scale.

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Sustainability

2021-01-21

Nordic lifestyle brand ARKET will begin offering products from its children’s collection for rent through a new partnership with Amsterdam-based online shop and clothing subscription Circos. From 28 January 2021, a broad selection of ARKET designs can be rented either individually or as part of an edited bundle of clothes on circos.co, delivered directly to the door.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-01-21

INVISTA’s technology and licensing group, INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT), and China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd. (“Sinopec Yizheng”) have reached an agreement for licensing of INVISTA’s industry leading PTA P8++ technology for Sinopec Yizheng’s third PTA line. This plant will be installed in Jiangsu province, China, with an annual name-plate capacity of 3 million tonnes.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-01-21

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.

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Raw Materials

2021-01-21

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomed its first Latin America-based members: Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo Vivatex, Hilanderia de Algodon Peruano, Honduras Spinning Mills, Industrias Cannon de Colombia, Industrias Merlet, Industria Textil del Pacifico, Junior de Mexico (OGGI Jeans), Manufacturas Kaltex, MT Textiles, OA, Playeras Mark, Premium Knits, Quality Knits, Ropa Siete Leguas, SJ Jersey Ecuatoriano, Tavex, Textufil, Textiles Marie Lou, Textil del Valle, WT Sourcing and Zagis.

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Research & Development

2021-01-20

In 2020, ITA-doctoral candidate Kira Heins was awarded Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2020 in the field of “New Materials” in the amount of € 5,000. Ms Heins received the prize for her Master’s thesis “Development and Realisation of Concepts for Manufacturing of Intelligent Textile reinforced Concrete Pipes”.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-01-20

Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-01-21

VF Corporation launches enhanced product traceability mapping data providing unprecedented industry supply chain transparency

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, enhanced its traceability mapping program today by disclosing Tier 1 through Tier 4 supplier information in a consolidated, downloadable file, providing an unprecedented level of industry transparency. Offering supply chain visibility through Tier 4 suppliers further demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and increasing transparency as outlined in its corporate sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-01-21

Esquel’s sustainable mask story featured in study by Asia Business Council and HKUST on innovation

Esquel is proud to have Esquel Group featured among eight case studies jointly presented by the Asia Business Council and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), as an example of an extraordinary endeavor achieved by an Asian company in the turbulent times of the pandemic.  

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Sustainability

2021-01-21

Teijin establishes European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center

Teijin Limited announced today that it has established the European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center (ESTIC) in Arnhem, Netherlands as a research and development facility tasked with developing technologies for a more sustainable world.

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Europe

2021-01-21

Commission takes further steps to foster the openness, strength and resilience of Europe's economic and financial system

The European Commission today presented a new strategy to stimulate the openness, strength and resilience of the EU's economic and financial system for the years to come. This strategy aims to better enable Europe to play a leading role in global economic governance, while protecting the EU from unfair and abusive practices.

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Raw Materials

2021-01-20

Plastic from cotton, outdoor from cotton, fluorescent cotton, cotton in 3-D design

For the first time in its history, the International Cotton Conference will take place on 17 and 18 March in the form of a hybrid edition, with a virtual focus. However, even in the virtual world, the topics remain relevant for the textile supply chain. Registration is already open – participants can secure the attractive Early Bird price until 22 February. To the registration: https://cotton-conference-bremen.de/registration/

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Techtextil 2021

2021-01-20

Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022

Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at the home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for May – Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess – as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed.

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Industry 4.0

2021-01-20

French manufacturer, Bonneterie Chanteclair, digitalizes with Gerber to transform for the pandemic era

French knitwear clothing manufacturer, Bonneterie Chanteclair, is a certified Orgine France Garantie, meaning all of their products are made in France. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached their home country, General Manager, Thomas Delise, knew he had to think outside of the box in order to protect his community and his employees. Rather than stopping garment production and furloughing employees, the company developed a high-quality mask with a HEPA filter, which was chosen by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Spinning

2021-01-20

Quality management 24/7 – issues and improvement potential

A push notification appears on Muhammad Ashraf’s mobile phone. It reports that there is a variation in the CVm level at his mill. Ashraf calls his foreman to inform him, so he can take immediate action. The problem is quickly identified and fixed – thanks to the Alarm Center function with Uster Quality Expert. It gives round-the-clock monitoring of vital processes in the mill, and keeps management constantly informed of any issues.

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Industry 4.0

2021-01-18

Next generation digitalisation

At ITMA 2019, KARL MAYER successfully presented the HKS 3-M ON as one of the first machines linked to the digital world of the company. The innovative model works with data loaded directly from KM.ON’s secure cloud rather than pattern disks. It is based on the new ON pattern drive and networking the machines via k.ey. The HKS 3-M ON thus offers the simple, fast pattern change of EL gears, while doing so at the speed of machines with N pattern drives. At the WTiN virtual trade show, the manufacturer launched the next step for this development in a wider working width.

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Knitting & Hosiery

2021-01-18

4D-KNIT fabrics opened up new design possibilities in the clothing sector

KARL MAYER’s new 4D-KNIT generation of warp knitted fabrics opens up previously unknown possibilities in design and product development. The fabrics’ striking features are distinctive relief-like surface designs; the machine is based on using the double bar raschel technique. An RDPJ 6/2 EL with a clever guide bar arrangement and technical configuration is used to produce these eye-catching articles.

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Associations

2021-01-15

Webtalk on material efficiency and fibre recycling in textile spinning

The first VDMA technology webtalk in 2021 is scheduled for 21st January, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (CET). The topic will be “Material efficiency and fibre recycling in textile spinning: Approaches for circular economy”.

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Sustainability

2021-01-14

Green Deal Textiles: German textile industry is a frontrunner when it comes to implementing the EU Commission's climate targets

Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil - FKT) and Textile Machinery Association of the German Engineering Federation (Fachverband Textilmaschinen - VDMA) present solutions in the field of "Clean Water".

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2021-01-14

No sustainability without innovation – true to this motto, TINTEX and BRÜCKNER strive for new paths together

The Portuguese textile company TINTEX Textiles S.A. and the German textile machinery manufacturer BRÜCKNER Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG make a big step into the future together. A completely new developed process technology for coating bi-elastic knitted fabric opens new markets and new possibilities for both sides.

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Recycling

2021-01-14

WCTD provides written evidence to UK Parliament’s Fixing Fashion follow up Inquiry

Following the launch of World Circular Textiles Day on 8th October 2020, the WCTD’s co-founders submitted evidence paper as part of the UK Parliament’s Fixing Fashion Follow Up Inquiry and which has been accepted by the Environmental Audit Committee.

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Denim

2021-01-14

Cone Denim completes first oritain verification of origin audit

Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, is proud to update that it has completed its first Verification of Origin Audit through Oritain, the product and supply chain traceability specialist. Cone announced its partnership with Oritain in September of last year, becoming the first denim mill globally to adopt the highest level of end-to-end traceability possible.

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News Archive
2021-01-14

The Better Cotton Initiative launches in Greece

2021-01-14

The STOLL brand demonstrates strength in China

2021-01-14

8th edition of "Worldwide Waterproof Breathable Textiles Industry to 2027" launched

2021-01-14

Teijin introduces internal carbon pricing system

2021-01-14

VF Corporation announces regional transformation plan to enable long-term growth in Asia

2021-01-14

Commission proposes to purchase up to 300 million additional doses of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine

2021-01-14

AATCC Foundation joins the Centennial celebration

2021-01-14

Carbios significantly strengthened its international patent portfolio

2021-01-14

Toray expands LIVMOA™ protective clothing lineup by launching versions for high-pressure water applications and cleanrooms

2021-01-14

Birla Cellulose and Nanollose file joint patent for high tenacity lyocell

2021-01-14

Spinnova joins Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals community

2021-01-14

The Nonwovens Institute introduces new comprehensive spunbond and meltblown course—virtually—in response to urgent manufacturing needs

2021-01-14

Gerber Technology will be participating in webinar ‘Tunisia: the UK’s nearshore partner for professional clothing manufacturing'

2021-01-14

Borealis and TOMRA open state-of-the-art plant for post-consumer plastic waste sorting and advanced mechanical recycling

2021-01-14

Navis TubeTex launches HeatSet to serve tubular knit manufacturing

2021-01-14

Messe Frankfurt India set to host the first hybrid edition of Techtextil India in 2021

2021-01-14

Is there life on Mars? Picanol customer Heathcoat Fabrics in the UK is helping NASA to find out!

2021-01-14

Ulrich Scherbel new AMSilk CEO

2021-01-14

The LYCRA Company announces gold level material health certificates for 25 of its LYCRA® fiber products

2021-01-14

Indorama Ventures’ recycled fibers used for PPE coveralls by the dental council of Thailand

2021-01-14

Upcoming FABRIC DAYS is no longer possible

2021-01-14

Hologenix, creators of Celliant, and Kelheim Fibres,the world’s leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, launch Celliant Viscose

2021-01-14

Ahlbrandt launches the modular Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier

2021-01-13

RUDOLF GROUP launches bio-based DWR performance from natural sources

2021-01-13

RadiciGroup invests EUR 15 million in a new production line for meltblown nonwoven, the filtering material used in protective face masks

2021-01-13

Kelheim Fibres first viscose manufacturer worldwide with environmental management system validated to EMAS

2021-01-11

Gama Recycle in Gaziantep: The pioneer in textile recycling

2021-01-11

Antibacterial yarns and fibres to be in strong demand at Yarn Expo Spring 2021

2021-01-11

EFI Reggiani’s great textile success in Russia: New opportunities and prospects of the Russian textile market

2021-01-07

HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week to be held together with other related fairs in digital-physical format

2021-01-07

Global nonwoven fabrics market report 2020: Industry trends, share, size, growth, opportunity and forecast 2014-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2021-01-07

Global digital printing market (2020 to 2025) - Growth, trends and forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2021-01-07

Global plastics recycling markets report 2020: China and some other countries have quickly recovered from the pandemic - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2021-01-07

Toray develops FPSO and FSO repair and reinforcement technique with MODEC

2021-01-07

First Ten U.S. Mills sign up to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

2021-01-07

SABIC’s Nusaned™ projected contribution to GDP rises to SAR 8.8 billion

2021-01-07

6th ITMF Corona-Survey: Improved turnover expectations for 2020 and beyond

2021-01-07

Leveraging IoT for success: Turning data into partnerships and profit

2021-01-07

W Verbier becomes first hotel in the world to implement HeiQ Viroblock Ecosystem

2021-01-07

Fashion and sustainability amid the pandemic – the line-up of digital event “Neonyt on Air” 2021

2021-01-07

Oxman’s Silk Pavilion II arrives at Integral

2021-01-07

European Innovation Council Fund: first equity investments of €178 million in breakthrough innovations

2021-01-07

EU and China reach agreement in principle on investment

2021-01-07

The „TQ-Mask plus“ antibacterial & antimicrobial treatment of the fleece

2021-01-07

adidas: In 2021, for the first time, more than 60 percent of all products will be made with sustainable materials

2021-01-07

Indorama Ventures wins sustainable business awards Thailand moving towards creating a sustainable economy

2021-01-07

75 years Hohenstein

2021-01-07

Better sleep with MEY nightwear and energear™-technology from Schoeller®

2021-01-07

DOMOTEX 2021 becomes DOMOTEX DIGITAL DAY

2021-01-07

DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution for Dyneema®-based end-products

2021-01-07

Global success of technical textiles will be reflected in HIGHTEX 2021

2021-01-07

Devan’s R-Vital® multivitamin textile treatment meets Standard 100 by Oeko-tex®

2021-01-06

Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

2021-01-04

Vandewiele has reached an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Savio Group

2021-01-03

‘Cotton: Review of the World Situation’: Updated Outlook, the Post-COVID Market and USA-China Phase One

2020-12-17

Turkish textile manufacturers wait for ITM 2021 Exhibition to expand their investments

2020-12-17

ANDRITZ and Suominen – a successful partnership

2020-12-17

Artificial intelligence to make chemical industry faster and smarter

2020-12-17

Acteev Protect™ a finalist for Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards

2020-12-17

Now Open: The Redress Expo at Fashion for Good

2020-12-17

Global plastic recycling market trajectory & analytics report 2020-2027

2020-12-17

Nanocellulose market research 2020-2024

2020-12-17

Global Dyes and Pigments Market (2020 to 2025) - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast

2020-12-17

Dr. Ralf Brückmann leaves CHT Germany GmbH - Levi Cottington in succession

2020-12-17

Gap Inc. joins both U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Textile Exchange’s 2025 sustainable cotton challenge

2020-12-17

Cone Denim joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol furthering its commitment to a more sustainable and transparent cotton supply

2020-12-17

rPET pellets for BOPET film production

2020-12-17

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches FibRoc® Flooring, its complete offering of high performance solutions for flooring applications

2020-12-17

Milliken to join the Digital Watermark Project, HolyGrail 2.0, a cutting-edge European initiative to drive a truly circular economy

2020-12-17

Global Organic Textile Standard and the UK Organic Trade Board announce partnership

2020-12-17

Renewcell finalizes loan agreement with Nordea, SEK and Finnvera to finance new textile recycling plant

2020-12-17

Gerber Technology and Burlington medical form long-term partnership to support Burlington medical’s digital transformation initiative

2020-12-17

Mimaki UJV100-160 awarded best roll-to-roll printer by EDP

2020-12-17

Durst wins EDP awards for Rho 2500 and best workflow

2020-12-17

Operating costs successfully lowered by SSM

2020-12-17

Elektrolysis made in Baden-Württemberg

2020-12-17

“Neonyt on Air”: shaping the future of sustainable fashion together – the Neonyt community shows how it's done

2020-12-17

ISPO Munich Online 2021: What participants can expect

2020-12-17

Xefco® launches ground-breaking antiviral textile treatment in collaboration with Swiss antimicrobial textile leader HeiQ®

2020-12-17

VF Corporation stands up for human rights, endorses the United Nations Global Compact and the Women’s Empowerment Principles

2020-12-17

IVL-HSBC-Techwool execute their first contour letter-of-credit transaction in Thailand and Australia

2020-12-17

Infinited Fiber Company selected in Global Cleantech 100 List of Companies committed to delivering the future

2020-12-17

Esquel wins Internal Innovation Award at Corporate Startup Stars Awards 2020

2020-12-17

Hyosung Advanced Materials awarded the best grade by CDP for dealing with climate change

2020-12-17

Inditex delivers €866 million net profit in the third quarter, and reaches historic net cash position

2020-12-17

adidas assesses strategic alternatives for Reebok

2020-12-17

"You need to make the best out of this time!"

2020-12-17

EU budget: European Commission welcomes the adoption of the EU's long-term budget for 2021-2027

2020-12-17

New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient

2020-12-17

Newly commissioned Biostoom waste-to-energy plant delivers steam and electricity to Borealis in Beringen, Belgium

2020-12-17

The H&M group’s sales development for full-year 2020 including the fourth quarter

2020-12-16

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 on track for next June showing

2020-12-16

JEC Summit Sports & Health - Connect exceeds goals and sets new standards for JEC digital events

2020-12-16

Freudenberg and Ratti develop process for re-using silk textiles for usage in thermal insulation

2020-12-16

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021: One of six nominated new technologies or applications will be awarded this title!

2020-12-16

Heimtextil, Techtextil & Texprocess: a positive outlook on next year’s trade-fair trio

2020-12-16

Baldwin expands cleaning portfolio with TowerClean™ G2 for coldset offset presses

2020-12-16

Partner even in times of crisis

2020-12-16

Kelheim Fibres nominated for the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” award

2020-12-16

Shirtworks adopts Kornit Digital DTG, workflow software solution to grow sustainable, on-demand fulfilment operation