Sustainability

2020-01-15

Lenzing leads Canopy ranking for sustainable wood procurement

Sbt.: In its “Hot Button Report”, the Canadian non-profit organization Canopy particularly highlights the innovative strength of the Lenzing Group, its active contribution to forest conservation and high level of transparency.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

Under the headline, “Sustainable Backings”, Freudenberg Performance Materials will be exhibiting at Domotex in Hannover, Germany, from January 10 to 13, 2020 on stand B61 in Hall 11.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

The global cellulose fibre market is one of the fastest-growing markets altogether, with an annual growth rate of almost 10%. Experts estimate that sales will exceed 50 billion dollars in 2025. The increasing demand for environmentally friendly and biodegradable fibres for textiles, hygiene products and plastic substitutes in packaging are the most important drivers for the growth. In this context, political regulations, which aim to drastically reduce the discharge of microplastics into the environment, play an important role.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

Dyntex, developer and manufacturer of functional materials based in Bregenz, Austria, has launched two world premieres: DYNTEX® Biodegradable is the world’s first ultralight functional fabric that only takes five years to biodegrade. Dyntex® Biological Origin is also ultralight and made entirely from bio-based raw materials. Leading premium manufacturers of athletic and lifestyle clothing have already expressed their interest in the fabrics.

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Sustainability

2020-01-08

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, plans to launch two bio-based solutions at the upcoming Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The company already launched a bio-based flame retardant in May 2019.

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Sustainability

2020-01-13

Kelheim Fibres a frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“ ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button' report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button' report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.

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Sustainability

2020-01-13

Suominen’s revised sustainability agenda for 2020-2025

Suominen has revised its sustainability agenda as part of the business strategy work. The agenda crystallizes the sustainability themes and targets for the strategy period 2020-2025.

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Sustainability

2020-01-09

OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2020

At the start of the year, OEKO-TEX® updated their existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria and limit values for their certifications and services – in line with consistent consumer protection and the sustainability of textiles and leather products. Following a transition period, all new regulations will come into effect on 01 April 2020. An overview of the most important changes is given below.

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Sustainability

2019-12-19

Together for more sustainability in the textile industry

In the course of an announcement event held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt, the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships provided insights into their future cooperation.

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Sustainability

2019-12-19

TenCate protective fabrics fire service offering now certified to standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®

TenCate Protective Fabrics remains committed to protecting and empowering its end-users in every aspect of life. That's why we're proud to announce that the TenCate Protective Fabrics family of products for the Fire Service market is now OEKO-TEX® certified.

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Sustainability

2019-12-05

The key to a sustainable fashion industry? At Intertextile, it’s communication and collaboration

Global climate targets and powerful consumer action are a major influence on the future of fashion. And as one of the largest trading platforms for apparel fabrics in the world, what role does Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics play in facilitating sustainability in fashion? This report takes a look from different perspectives from the industry, each represented at the 25th Autumn Edition of the fair in September 2019.

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Sustainability

2019-12-04

Second edition of the EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium meets aim of building bridges across Europe and Asia

The second EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) was held in Beijing, 18 - 19 November, attracting around 150 participants who enjoyed a productive 2-day event exploring the latest technical developments and case studies in the geosynthetics sphere and exchanging best practices in standardisation and sustainability.

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Sustainability

2019-11-28

Waste, plants, CO2 – the resources of the future

With sustainable raw materials from waste, plants and CO2, the chemical industry can support the transition to a circular economy. At the Raw Materials Summit 2019, which took place on Monday at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany representatives from business, politics and science called for the increased use of such sources instead of crude oil. Accordingly, non-fossil resources help to close the carbon loop and can contribute to climate protection. At the summit the “Resource Innovator” start-up prize was awarded to the young company Ineratec from Southern Germany.

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