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2020-04-01

COVID-19 outbreak may cause a 50% drop in sales and production for the European textile and clothing sector

Recent Eurostat data show that the European textile and clothing manufacturing went through a difficult year in 2019, despite good retail sales and export performances. This trend will worsen in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. An ongoing EURATEX poll with its members shows that 80% of companies are already laying off workers; more than half of them expect a drop in sales and production by over 50%, creating serious financial constraints.

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Associations

2020-04-01

A new Secretary General has been chosen by Cematex, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers. Cornelia Buchwalder has served on an interim basis since June 2019, following the retirement of Maria Avery, and was elected to the permanent position by the Cematex Board on March 12.

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Associations

2020-03-19

As the impact of the corona crisis is growing, EURATEX calls for a stronger coordination and cooperation among the EU and its member states, and clear communication on the required safety measures. European textile companies are contributing to face the crisis.

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Associations

2020-03-18

ITM 2020 International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX 2020 International Technical Textile & Nonwoven Trade Fair, organized with the partnership of Tüyap Tüm Fuarc?l?k Yap?m A.? and Teknik Fuarc?l?k A.? to be held in Istanbul Tüyap Convention and Congress Center this year between June 2-6, have been postponed to 14-18 July 2020, as a result of decisions taken by World Health Organization (WHO) and Turkey – Ministry of Health.

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2020-03-16

Swiss textile machinery companies made a major impact at the inaugural ITME Africa trade show, with 12 member companies from Swissmem (the Swiss Textile Machinery Association) presenting their latest technologies. The event, staged in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from February 14 to 16, featured more than 170 exhibitors from 15 countries. It was organized by India ITME Society, as an extension of its existing trade shows in India.

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Associations

2020-03-19

European Industries welcome an important industry focus from the European Commission

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, is pleased to receive the publication by the European Commission of its much-awaited New Industrial Strategy for Europe.

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2020-03-11

EU Circular Economy Action Plan: “EURATEX stands ready with concrete and realistic proposals to move it forward.”

The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products; for several years already, the industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact. That’s why EURATEX welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan, released by the European Commission today, as it reflects many proposals developed by our industry.

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2020-03-11

“The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?”

EURATEX welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but wonders how the proposed principles will be put into practice; reality checks and close monitoring of the implementation of the strategy will be essential to make a positive and sustainable impact.

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Associations

2020-02-27

ITME AFRICA 2020 Exhibition – “Prosperity through Technology” opens to a great response in Addis Ababa

ITME AFRICA 2020, the first of its kind business and technology Exhibition opened on 14th February 2020 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia receiving 1791 unique visitors and 2100 + footfalls in 2 days from 35 countries across the globe. Exhibitors from 15 countries showcased modern Textile technology and Engineering sectors from Waste Water Recycling, Dyestuffs And Chemical Products, Pumps and Valves, Logistic Equipment and more. Apart from 85 companies from India under the Umbrella of EEPC and FICCI, Italy had a showed prowess of 22 companies, Swiss pavilion with 12 companies and China with 19 companies.

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Associations

2020-02-05

UCMTF is introducing a new logo.

The French Textile Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, the well-known UCMTF which groups about 35 companies, is introducing a new modernized logo.

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2020-02-05

Italian textile machinery: Orders index closes in decline for 2019

The orders index for textile machinery drawn up by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period from October to December 2019, showed an 8% drop compared to the same period for 2018. The index value stood at 92.9 points (basis: 2015=100).

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Associations

2020-01-27

Sustainability – innovating to meet the challenges

How Swiss Textile Machinery members can minimize the environmental footprint of the finishing industry

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Associations

2020-01-17

ITME Africa 2020: Great expectations for the Italian textile machinery

An Italian textile machinery delegation will be on hand at the upcoming ITME Africa, to be held in Addis Ababa from 14 February to 16 February 2020.

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