Associations

2022-06-30

Inspiring solutions and strong partnerships

Visitors to the Swiss Textile Machinery Association Pavilion at Techtextil Frankfurt were definitely in the right place to find technology partners for their future projects. They could also see inspiring textile machinery solutions, as association members always make the most of such events as a platform for real innovation and strong partnerships. The Swiss companies have the engineering know-how and process expertise to foster genuine application development.

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Associations

2022-06-30

Online visitor registration for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022, Asia’s leading business platform for textile machinery, is now open. Visitors who pre-register online on the combined show websites (itmaasia.com and citme.com) before 19 November will enjoy special badge rates at a 40% discount. The early-bird rates are RMB 60 (US$9) for a five-day badge and RMB 30 (US$5) for a one-day badge. Standard onsite rates are RMB 100 for a five-day badge and RMB 50 for a one-day badge.

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Associations

2022-06-23

EURATEX’s ReHubs initiative plans to pursue fiber-to-fiber recycling for 2.5 millions tons of textile waste by 2030. According ReHubs Techno Economic Master Study (TES), the textile recycling industry could generate in Europe around 15,000 direct new jobs by 2030, and increase need for nearshoring and reshoring of textile manufacturing

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Associations

2022-06-23

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, the Chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded two Sustainability Awards. They are awarded to academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

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Associations

2022-06-22

The garment and textile processing industry meets for the first time after the Corona-related break in Frankfurt at Texprocess, the leading trade fair for the sector, opening its doors for four days on June 21, 2022. "Technology manufacturers have great expectations for the first leading trade fair for the sector after such a long time", said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies at the VDMA TFL press conference at Texprocess.

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Associations

2022-06-30

2022 Strategic Foresight Report: twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context

The Commission has today adopted the 2022 Strategic Foresight Report – “Twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context”. As we prepare to accelerate both transitions, the report identifies ten key areas of action with the objective of maximising synergies and consistency between our climate and digital ambitions. By doing so, the EU will strengthen its cross-sector resilience and open strategic autonomy, and be better prepared to face new global challenges between now and 2050.

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Associations

2022-06-21

Alberto Paccanelli re-elected as President of EURATEX

Italian textile entrepreneur, Alberto Paccanelli, has been re-elected as President of EURATEX during its General Assembly on 17 June; he will thus extend his mandate with 2 more years, until June 2024. Paccanelli is CEO of the Martinelli Ginetto Group, active in the high-end home textiles. He is also a Board member of Sistema Moda Italia and Confindustria Bergamo.

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Associations

2022-06-16

AATCC Calls for research proposals

AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program was established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students performing research on textile-related projects. The AATCC Foundation Student Research Review Board is currently seeking proposals for research related to test method development, evaluation of textile performance in actual use situations, and correlations between these two.

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Associations

2022-06-09

Italian textile machinery: drop in orders for first quarter 2022

The orders index for textile machinery for the first quarter of 2022, processed by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, shows a slight decrease (-4%) compared to the same period from January to March 2021. In absolute value, the index stood at 117 points (basis: 2015 = 100).

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Associations

2022-06-09

Australia releases new national flushability standard that draws on test methods and criteria established by INDA and EDANA

Standards Australia released on May 23 a new national standard that builds on the test methods and criteria of the INDA/EDANA Flushability Guidance Document, Fourth Edition (GD4). It also includes a new user-friendly labeling approach to indicate what products can be flushed down the toilet.

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Associations

2022-06-02

Tracing production costs in the primary textile industry

The new edition of the International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) from ITMF has been published. The report measures the manufacturing costs of different textile products in the primary textile industry broken down into various cost elements at each stage of the textile value chain.

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Associations

2022-06-02

INDA promotes Tony Fragnito to President

The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, elevated Tony Fragnito from Chief Operating Officer of INDA to President of INDA effective May 31. Fragnito will assume the position currently held by Dave Rousse, who will become President Emeritus and provide support and assistance to Fragnito as needed until Rousse fully retires in January, 2023.

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Associations

2022-05-25

INDA releases 2022 Nonwovens Supply Report

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, announces publication of the ninth edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members.

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