Associations

2021-07-22

Textile machinery: Pandemic accelerates digital transformation process in textile sector

The Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world a year ago has also severely impacted the textile machinery sector. At ACIMIT’s general assembly, the association representing the Italian textile machinery manufacturers, this was seen as an opportunity to consider what the sector had lost in 2020, while also presenting a variety of future projects to relaunch the industry.

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Associations

2021-07-22

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, wrapped up its 15th annual World of Wipes® International Conference, July 12-15, with a presentation of the World of Wipes Innovation Award® to Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the highest attendance record in six years.

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Associations

2021-07-15

EURATEX welcomes the decision of the European Commission not to include viscose fibers in the guidelines implementing the Single Use Plastic directive.

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Associations

2021-07-08

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious IDEA® Achievement Awards.  IDEA® is the preeminent event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference and exposition and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida USA, March 28-31, 2022.

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Associations

2021-07-01

EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected five new Governors and confirmed the team of Officers for 2021 - 2022. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) remains as Chair, supported by continuing Vice-Chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, UK) and Treasurer Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy). Announced at EDANA’s recent online Annual Strategic Review and AGM, the newly elected board began their term on July 1st.

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Associations

2021-07-29

Form is not a factor - AATCC Gray Scale update

The AATCC Gray Scales for Color Change and Gray Scales for Staining have a new base and sleeves. The color chips, size and functionality remain the same. The base and sleeves went from paper to plastic. This change provides a more durable and consistent feel when handling. The change from paper to plastic allows the scales to handle the rigors of laboratory life better than its predecessor. Scales should be replaced as directed by AATCC EP1 and AATCC EP2.

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Associations

2021-07-22

The Shortlist for “2021 Taiwan Fashion Design Award” has been officially determined after the preliminary selection

The 35th “Taiwan Fashion Design Award” received more than 450 submissions from not only designers of Taiwan but also those from other 17 overseas countries and regions including the United States, Germany, Australia, Ukraine, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Paraguay, and Peru.

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Associations

2021-07-01

EU-Mercosur association agreement

A coalition of 13 European business associations, representing different European sectors calls for the swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur association agreement. With the political agreement reached already 2 years ago (June 2019), now is the time to move forward and unlock the manifold mutual benefits that this agreement will deliver.

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Associations

2021-06-30

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 concluded successfully with strong local attendance and exhibitor endorsements

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 ended on a successful note, attracting a strong local turnout. After a delay of 8 months, the seventh combined exhibition welcomed visitorship of about 65,000 over 5 days.

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Associations

2021-06-24

World of Wipes® International Conference expected to draw more than 400 attendees July 12-15 in Atlanta

As business activity emerges with renewed enthusiasm post-pandemic, more than 400 attendees are expected to attend the World of Wipes® International Conference July 12-15 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with over 50 tabletop exhibits at the two evening receptions.

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Associations

2021-06-21

Shanghai show heralds investment revival

The recent ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition was marked by a strong showing from Swiss Textile Machinery members, in what was the sector’s first major face-to-face showcase since the pandemic restrictions.

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Associations

2021-06-17

Winners Announcement - 2021 Pitch it to Win it Student Competition

The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Undergraduate Student Competition is intended to highlight projects conducted by students from all areas of the textile/apparel supply chain. Projects submitted may include academic research, technology and/or process investigations, and literature reviews. This competition is designed to enhance the textile education experience for student members of AATCC. The intent is to encourage independent student projects both within the USA and internationally.

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Associations

2021-06-17

Significant recovery of the order situation

In April 2021, manufacturers of Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies in Germany were able to increase their incoming orders by 69 percent in real terms compared to the previous year. Orders from Germany increased by 55 percent and from abroad by as much as 80 percent. In April, 158 percent more orders came from the euro countries, while the non-euro countries increased their orders by 22 percent. Turnover also increased by 9.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

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