Sustainability

2018-08-01

“Going green” a predicted hit at Yarn Expo Autumn

Sustainability is more than an industry trend. By definition, it is a long-lasting key message for development, with more buyers looking to source environmentally-friendly products that are still competitively-priced. Responsible sources of specialty yarns, fancy yarns and chemical fibres are all on offer at this year’s Autumn Edition of Yarn Expo, held from 15 – 17 October. For this Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo is set to take place concurrently with the biennial ITMA ASIA + CITME.

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Sustainability

2018-08-02

Garmon Chemicals relaunches its commitment to an increasingly green and transparent use of chemicals. The new goal for the company, which in January 2018 has become part of the US Kemin Industries group, is to embark on an actual journey towards sustainability, integrating product innovation with increasingly distinctive strategic actions.

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Sustainability

2018-07-23

The project “Bio-degradable wet toilet tissue with the viscose speciality fibre VILOFT®” from the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded the Lighthouse by the Bavarian Environmental Cluster.

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Sustainability

2018-07-19

Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is the proud recipient of the Green Product Award 2018 Material category for its EqoBalance® family of “biomass-balance” yarns.

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Sustainability

2018-07-19

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, producer of botanic fibers from wood, expands its environmental leadership commitment. As a leader in wood-based cellulosic fibers, Lenzing has particular responsibility and ambition to help raising the bar in sustainability in the textile and nonwovens industries. To fulfill this vision, Lenzing is continuing its ambitious roadmap by investing more than EUR 100 mn in sustainable manufacturing technologies and production facilities until 2022.

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Sustainability

2018-08-16

Reebok launched the first product from its highly-anticipated “Cotton + Corn” sustainable products initiative

The Cotton + Corn program aims to produce footwear with “things that grow” in order to create sustainable products. The sneaker, the NPC UK Cotton + Corn, is constructed from an upper made of 100% cotton, and a corn-based sole. The shoe has insoles that are derived from castor bean oil and comes in packaging that is 100% recycled.

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Sustainability

2018-08-02

ZDHC recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as a LEVEL 3 indicator of ZDHC MRSL conformance

OEKO-TEX® announces that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a LEVEL 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap To Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is implemented in connection with the ZDHC Gateway-- Chemical Module.

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Sustainability

2018-07-12

Decathlon visiting RadiciGroup, focus on sustainability

An exchange of experiences in the light of sustainability: this is how it is possible to qualify the gathering together of sixty Decathlon workers from all over the world who visited RadiciGroup Headquarters along with two production plants. After a morning session "in the classroom" the delegation moved to the production sites of Villa d'Ogna (Bergamo) and was able to see how polymerization of nylon 6, yarn processing, and engineering plastics manufacturing occur.

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Sustainability

2018-06-28

Cooperation by Borealis and Henkel produces plastic bottle and nozzle composed 100% of post-consumer recycled material

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the successful launch of a new packaging solution produced entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. Developed in close collaboration with the German consumer and industrial goods company Henkel and two additional value chain partners, this truly sustainable packaging solution is further evidence of how mtm plastics GmbH, a member of the Borealis Group, is helping increase the circularity of plastics.

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Sustainability

2018-06-25

DEVAN launches natural technology to make textiles free from pet allergens

Textile-finishing innovator Devan Chemicals recently launched a technology to make textiles free from allergens shed by cats and dogs. Purissimo™ is a probiotic-based solution and therefore completely natural. The technology was inspired by their experience with Purotex®, a successful allergen reduction solution that has been used in bedding for more than ten years.

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Sustainability

2018-06-21

Beaulieu International Group reduces CO2 emissions

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) today announced the results of its global multimodal logistics platform which uses waterway transport to reduce its dependency on truck transport. This successful programme reduced the company’s container transport-related CO2 emissions by 36% in 2017 and is scheduled to achieve a further 55% reduction in the coming years.

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Sustainability

2018-06-13

Garmon Chemicals promotes traceability and sustainability with COTTON USA.

Garmon Chemicals, CCI, COTTONSMITH, a COTTON USA brand license, and the College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University, jointly held the event “Cotton Creation Era - Denim Creative Design Award Ceremony” at Naked Hub in Shanghai. From cotton elds to clothing, from soil to ready-made garments, all parties work together to innovate cotton life and promote the traceability and sustainability of cotton raw materials and fabrics, design and production.

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Sustainability

2018-05-31

Updated flushability guidelines to help consumers released

EDANA and INDA, the leading global trade associations representing consumer wipes manufacturers and supply chains, announce publication of an update to their strict guidelines for labelling of non-flushable wipes and for assessing the flushability of disposable nonwoven wipes.

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