Raw Materials

2020-10-22

Fashion and textiles industry keen to go green despite covid-19 pandemic

New research reveals the extent of the global fashion industry’s commitment to sustainability, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with sustainability ranked as the second most important strategic objective for businesses in the sector[i].

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Textile chemistry

2020-10-22

SABIC announces the latest developments of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco

This is in reference to the announcement made on Tadawul by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) on November 26, 2017, regarding the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) to study the feasibility of developing an industrial complex to convert crude oil to chemicals (COTC).

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-10-22

The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for the development of new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition. The award is given by nova-Institute. Deadline for submission is 30 November 2020.

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Research & Development

2020-10-22

Modern sound absorbers optimize the sound experience. They provide valuable services in recording studios and concert halls, but can also be used in everyday life wherever the background noise is disturbing. Until now, these absorbers have been bulky and not very suitable for small rooms. Together with Kaiser Möbelwerkstätten GmbH, the DITF have developed a sound absorber with an effective technology that fits into the smallest of spaces. It absorbs not only high and medium, but also low frequencies. The research project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-10-22

Milliken donates more than 23,000 reusable gowns to local school districts

Milliken & Company, a diversified international manufacturer headquartered in South Carolina, teamed up with local schools to provide Milliken Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) reusable fabric gowns to teachers and faculty. These gowns, donated as part of the company’s initiative to support the communities where its associates live and work, will outfit teachers with a reusable gown to help alleviate health concerns and financial burdens of educating students in-person.

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Textile chemistry

2020-10-22

TANATEX Chemicals unites with other leading chemical companies to accelerate sustainability for the textile and leather industries.

TANATEX Chemicals has joined with six other world leading chemical companies to launch Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI). With a commitment to collaboration, innovation and transformational change, the new alliance aims to lead the textile and leather industries towards a more sustainable future.

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Europe

2020-10-22

2021 Commission work programme – from strategy to delivery

Today, the Commission adopted its 2021 work programme, designed to make Europe healthier, fairer and more prosperous, while accelerating its long-term transformation into a greener economy, fit for the digital age. It contains new legislative initiatives across all six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines and follows her first State of the Union Speech. While delivering on the priorities set out in this work programme, the Commission will continue to put all its efforts into managing the crisis, and into making Europe's economies and societies more resilient.

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Sustainability

2020-10-22

Hyosung provides financial support for disabled artists for 3 years

Jamsil Creation Studio, which receives financial support from Hyosung, is holding an exhibition “The Value Linked Together” at the Seoul History Museum at Seosomun Historical Park from Oct. 16 until Nov. 4. The said event will display the works created by artists working at Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and as part of a mentoring program for disabled children.

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Associations

2020-10-22

EURATEX contributes to the EPR policy debate by highlighting the positive and negative aspects of this system.

“Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR) aims at ensuring that producers contribute financially to the costs of waste management. Indeed, EPR obliges producers to take operational or financial responsibility for the end-of-life phase of their products. EPRs then become an economic instrument to stimulate better design and reduce such costs.

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Associations

2020-10-22

The next VDMA technology webtalk on 29th October 2020 (2 pm - 4 pm CEST) will focus on production and packaging technologies for respiratory protection masks (FFP- and surgical masks).

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-10-22

Teijin Limited announced today that it is supporting efforts to deal with the heavy oil spill caused by the running aground oft he cargo ship WAKASHIO off the shore of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-10-22

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Lenzing Group was awarded the coveted “State Prize for Innovation”. Lenzing emerged as the winner with its project LENZING™ Web Technology and thus received the highest recognition for particularly innovative achievements in Austria. The novel process combines fiber and nonwovens production in only one step, setting new standards in terms of efficiency, circularity and ecological sustainability. Margarete Schramböck, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, presented the award to Gert Kroner, Vice President Global Research & Development.

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Recycling

2020-10-22

In what is an industry first, Swedish fashion recycling innovator Renewcell has reached an agreement with the leading Chinese viscose manufacturer Tangshan Sanyou to supply 175 000 tonnes of Circulose® dissolving pulp recycled 100% from discarded textiles. The five year deal, facilitated by Ekman, a leading global trading house for cellulose products, is a significant milestone in the scaling of circular and biodegradable materials for the fashion industry.

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2020-10-22

Over 250 textile specialists attended Coating Solutions and Further Profitable Alternatives, the first Monforts webinar held on October 21st specifically for companies in India. And in a poll during the event, 69% of those taking part revealed that their companies were actively exploring the possibility of entering the field of the coating and finishing of technical textiles within the next 12 months.

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Digital Printing

2020-10-22

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announces today that Pakistani textile company, Moti Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., is leveraging multiple Mimaki Tiger industrial textile printing units to take its business to the next level. As a result of on the outstanding performance and process optimisation delivered by the Mimaki digital printing equipment, the company has been able to adapt to changes in the textile industry and is now projected to reinforce its market position and expand its capabilities in high-quality textile production.

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Denim

2020-10-22

The Secret Garden was the subject of first project between Ian Berry and Tonello in 2017 exhibited in New York at the Children's Museum of the Art’s and now the installation also arrives at the Flower Mart in San Francisco, another fantastic location that will host the work in denim permanently.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-10-22

Success is built by connecting the right people with the right product. In a global marketplace, this means collaboration is just as important as competition. Companies need to focus on their strengths, while finding practical ways to innovate and expand upon their capabilities.

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Composites

2020-10-22

Teijin joins AZL partner network for lightweight production technology

The Teijin Group announced today that it has joined the AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology, a cross-industry network for joint business development and technology development organized by service and engineering provider AZL Aachen GmbH and involving nine institutes and some 80 companies in the field of lightweight production. On October 22, the network will be kicking off one of their many joint projects, an eight-month project to develop and manufacture multi-material battery enclosures for electrical vehicles (EV).

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Textile chemistry

2020-10-22

FERRO-PLAST and SANITIZED AG: New strategic sales partnership for the Sanitized® antimicrobial polymer additives in Italy

SANITIZED customers in the polymer industry in Italy will profit from FERRO-PLAST’s expertise and established sales network. The Sanitized® antimicrobial additives for hygiene function and material protection for polymers will be marketed in Italy by our new sales partner.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2020-10-22

arena Icons meets ISKO for a timeless lifestyle outfit.

Passion, innovation, a long-standing tradition of excellence and the strong commitment towards the planet: these are just some of the pillars upon which ISKO and arena, the leading sport waterwear brand, based their latest partnership. Starting from this solid ground of shared values, the two leading companies joined forces to enrich arena’s FW20 Icons collection with a unique outfit which is the highest expression of everything the project stands for. Inspired by vintage designs from the 80s and their colorful vibes and patterns, this lifestyle outfit features a modern fit achieving looks that transcend time.

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Spinning

2020-10-22

Mesdan cotton stickiness testing method recognition

If “sticky cotton” is not detected in time and properly handled, it can generate excessive maintenance costs in spinning, affect the production and compromise yarn quality. There are several testing techniques for determining cotton stickiness: chemical, mechanical and thermo-mechanical methods.

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Composites

2020-10-22

Kordsa has been awarded the “Gold” rating for sustainability

Kordsa, operating with "Inspired to reinforce life" vision throughout 5 continents, has been awarded the Gold rating for sustainability by Ecovadis, an international provider of business sustainability ratings. The rating reflects Kordsa’s commitment to achieving sustainability and also acknowledges Kordsa as being outstanding in environment, sustainable procurement, workforce and human resources categories.

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Textile chemistry

2020-10-22

Chemical companies unite to accelerate sustainability for the textile and leather industries

Seven of the world’s leading chemical companies have come together to launch Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI). With a commitment to collaboration, innovation and transformational change, the new alliance aims to lead the textile and leather industries towards a more sustainable future.

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Older News

Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2020-10-22

Transparency saves cost and provides security

Where looks play an important part with ready-to-wear garment, to technical textiles applies the motto. ‘Form follows Function’. It all goes the same for protection clothes, dike reinforcement and medical textiles: they have to fulfill their task to 100% in order to prevent damage and danger.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-10-22

New website about new technology: Friction Inserts

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching its website for its innovative friction enhancement technology combining a special hard-particle coating with a unique nonwoven from Freudenberg: Friction Inserts. On the new online platform frictioninserts.freudenberg-pm.com users get comprehensive information on the technology and its particular benefits for automotive, transportation and wind turbine industries.

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Spinning

2020-10-21

The TC19i: A new benchmark for man-made fiber processing

Man-made fibers are durable, versatile and cost-effective. That’s why they have become indispensable in yarn production over the past decade and now account for more than 40 percent of staple fiber consumption. Truetzschler has supported this trend by developing highly specialized machines for man-made fibers that meet constantly rising expectations for quality and efficiency – and the TC 19i is now winning over customers worldwide.

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ITA Virtual Trade Show

2020-10-15

Italian textile machines on show at "INNOVATE TEXTILE & APPAREL VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW"

From 15 to 30 October 21 Italian textile machinery manufacturers will participate in the INNOVATE Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show, within the Italian Pavilion organized by the Houston (USA) office of Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers. Each exhibiting company will have a virtual stand at its disposal in which e-meet visitors who register for the event.

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Sustainability

2020-10-15

Report launch: Fashion innovation landscape in India

In a first of its kind report, Fashion for Good together with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory provide a comprehensive overview of the “State of Circular Innovation in the Indian Fashion and Textile Industries”, outlining the opportunities and solutions across the Indian supply chains that are enabling the industry to leap towards sustainability. India is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2020-10-15

Columbia sportswear launches omni-heat black dot, an industry-first warming technology

Today Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM), a leading innovator across apparel and footwear, is launching its new Omni-Heat Black Dot technology, the outdoor industry’s first external thermal shield built to protect from the cold. This new textile acts as a heat magnet, featuring thousands of multilayered black dots that capture solar heat and trap warmth to keep people warmer in cold weather.

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Sustainability

2020-10-15

Wall Street Journal names Eastman one of world’s most sustainably managed companies

The Wall Street Journal has named Eastman (NYSE: EMN) one of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world. This list by the publication is based on analysis by its experts on how well companies perform across a range of sustainability analytics, including environment, innovation and the workplace.

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Associations

2020-10-15

Digital Pre-Convention Event to the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention

Coming November 10 and 11, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) will digitally host a ‘Pre-convention Event’ to its 36th World Fashion Convention due to take place in Antwerp June 7 – 9, 2021. We cannot meet physically in Antwerp now in 2020, but at the same time we cannot wait to discuss the topics that shape our industry’s future. Therefore, we are starting the discussions around the theme of the IAF’s 36th World Fashion Convention, “Transition in the Global Fashion System” already now, in November 2020, on www.iafconventionantwerp.com.

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Sustainability

2020-10-15

VF Corporation named one of America’s most JUST companies by Forbes and JUST capital

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced that it was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders.

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News Archive
2020-10-15

VF Corporation announces changes to brand leadership and management structure around core and emerging brands Portfolio

2020-10-15

5th ITMF Corona-Survey: 69% of participants have reduced their production capacity during the Corona-pandemic

2020-10-15

Gerber Technology empowers AFM distribution to expand workwear business

2020-10-15

Tenax® Carbon Fiber reinforced thermoplastics qualified by Collins Aerospace

2020-10-15

Teijin Frontier unveils new extra-absorbent, fast-drying fabric with diatomaceous earth-like surface

2020-10-15

H&M Group at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

2020-10-15

Tonello and the laundry (R)Evolution go live at the second edition of denimsandjeans virtual show.

2020-10-15

Fulgar and the Rhodia-Solvay Group collaborates for AMNI® VIRUS-BAC OFF technology

2020-10-15

First edition of Nonwovens Circular Forum closes to great aclaim

2020-10-15

Italian textile machinery: ACIMIT general meeting confirms industry downturn

2020-10-15

Oerlikon Experts share their know-how online

2020-10-15

James Heal launch online test materials shop for UK market

2020-10-15

New, high-volume EFI POWER and COLORS printers create profit opportunities in soft signage

2020-10-15

Control costs today, ready for future profits…

2020-10-15

Textile technology leaders heading for new markets for their investments await ITM 2021

2020-10-15

Kemin Textile Auxiliaries announces rebranded creative laboratory and launches new website for Garmon Chemicals brand

2020-10-15

ISKO Vital + Premium face covers are now sold through 1400 stores in the VARNER fashion brand portfolio.

2020-10-15

Suominen introduces BIOLACE® Bamboo for wipes

2020-10-15

Free, fair and sustainable trade is an essential component of EURATEX strategy

2020-10-15

Innovate Textile & Apparel virtual trade show now live

2020-10-09

Kornit Digital joins the 2020 Innovate Textile & Apparel virtual trade show

2020-10-08

Eurofins launches Europe’s first validated test method to evaluate filtration capacity of masks for SARS-CoV-2

2020-10-08

Bolt Threads partners with adidas, Kering, lululemon and Stella McCartney to introduce Mylo™

2020-10-08

COTTON USA celebrates World Cotton Day with virtual events focused on a greener world

2020-10-08

World Cotton Day on 7 October highlights the importance of cotton for development policy

2020-10-08

Ecurie Aix unveils race cars for the new season

2020-10-08

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches WallStar® Digital into North America

2020-10-08

RISE® conference delivers on new technologies for nonwovens/engineered materials—virtually

2020-10-08

Berry Global’s Biesheim, France, facility achieves ISCC Plus Certification for the production of sustainable nonwovens for hygiene and medical applications

2020-10-08

ISPO Munich 2021: The global meeting place for the industry will take place. New hybrid concept to reach the largest-possible international audience

2020-10-08

Reuben Selby showcases Infinited Fiber in Paris fashion week debut

2020-10-08

Toray develops antiviral textile offering exceptional washability and comfort

2020-10-08

AATCC Launches “Sustainability in Textiles” Series

2020-10-08

Teijin signs UNGC statement from business leaders for new international cooperation

2020-10-08

Commission assesses and sets out reform priorities for the countries aiming to join the EU

2020-10-08

PFAFF 4520 - Full-automatic mask production unit

2020-10-08

Navis TubeTex announces large wave of new orders

2020-10-08

DyStar releases integrated Sustainability Report 2019 – 2020

2020-10-08

Indorama Ventures joins the World Economic Forum’s global plastic action partnership

2020-10-08

Recycling system ’Looop’ helps H&M transform unwanted garments into new fashion favourites

2020-10-08

Second independent audit of Lenzing’s raw material sourcing reaffirms ‘low-risk’ status

2020-10-08

EFI Reggiani to participate in innovate textile & apparel virtual trade show

2020-10-08

Enjoy time travel from the home office

2020-10-08

EDANA announces winners of the INDEX™20 Innovation Award

2020-10-07

Joining forces to produce high-quality face masks with verifiable authenticity

2020-10-07

Mimaki Europe to present line-up of cutting-edge digital textile solutions at Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

2020-10-07

Quality assurance from Mahlo – in the service of health

2020-10-05

Thies presents "Be the Change" machines at virtual trade show

2020-10-05

Freudenberg expands meltblown nonwovens capacity at Kaiserslautern site

2020-10-05

Monforts at Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA) 2020

2020-10-02

Latest economic data are a wakeup call to build an ambitious industrial strategy

2020-10-02

Flattering the skin

2020-10-01

World’s first nonwovens with certified circular polypropylen

2020-10-01

ITOCHU, Borealis and Borouge announce collaboration to enable uptake of renewable polypropylene in the Japanese market

2020-10-01

Plastics Circularity Multiplier online conference

2020-10-01

ExxonMobil introduces new groundbreaking high-loft, ultra-soft nonwoven solutions for hygiene products

2020-10-01

Stepping up the game

2020-10-01

QUALIFORM first to adopt Eastman Cristal™ Renew copolyester made with innovative molecular recycling technology

2020-10-01

Coats Digital launches GSDCostV5 with fair wage tool and digital feedback loop

2020-10-01

5th ITMF Corona-Survey: Vertical integration improves resilience

2020-10-01

LAPF Studio conducts a week long Buyer Seller Meet at Tiruppur

2020-10-01

Solvay receives recognition on biodiversity commitments

2020-10-01

Spinnova-Marimekko collaboration on groundbreaking, sustainable fabrics recognized in the Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

2020-10-01

Let’s work together: Connected globally, socially distanced locally – Neonyt is showing how it’s done!

2020-10-01

HeiQ and Hockey Club Ambrì-Piotta Sharks protect fans with branded, antiviral face masks

2020-10-01

Carbios to move facilities to a Michelin site in Clermont-Ferrand, France

2020-10-01

Ulrich Scherbel new Chief Operating Officer of AMSilk

2020-10-01

A new European research area: Commission sets new plan to support green and digital transition and EU recovery

2020-10-01

Top global fashion brands say “Yes!” to Infinited Fiber Company’s textile recycling technology

2020-10-01

ISPO Brandnew offers opportunities for newcomers: the application period is nearing its end

2020-10-01

Lenzing is founding partner of the Renewable Carbon Initiative

2020-10-01

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Nine-month report

2020-10-01

H&M Group brands expand online to Russia

2020-10-01

Gerber Technology launches fashion transformation initiative

2020-10-01

adidas successfully places its first sustainability bond

2020-10-01

Teijin to showcase mobility technologies and products via interactive site in response to new normal lifestyle

2020-10-01

Wiping robots increase production efficiency

2020-10-01

Groz-Beckert at the Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

2020-10-01

Technology webtalk on automation and digitisation in textile dyeing and finishing

2020-10-01

One bodysuit for every occasion

2020-10-01

KARL MAYER’s PROWARP® and MULTI-MATIC® 32 impress the market

2020-10-01

EURATEX – AAFA Joint Statement

2020-10-01

Suominen launches BIOLACE® Combo – an innovative sustainable solution for absorbent hygiene articles

2020-09-30

Savio at ITA Virtual Trade Show: solutions-oriented portfolio to maximize machinery return on investment

2020-09-30

Impact of foreign subsidies on EU Internal Market

2020-09-30

Customers invited to learn about Baldwin’s finishing systems at virtual textile events

2020-09-30

‘Cotton: Review of the world situation’: Latest outlook, yields in India, African exports and price volatility

2020-09-30

National brands presented current trends in the Chinese fashion market at CHIC Shanghai

2020-09-28

Hugues Schellenberg new UCMTF President

2020-09-28

First virtual edition of OUTLOOK™ closes to great aclaim

2020-09-28

Kordsa’s podcast channel ‘Reinforcing Sounds” is on air

2020-09-24

COTTON USA introduces new partner consultancy program, COTTON USA SOLUTIONS™

2020-09-24

Eastman Naia™ and DuPont Biomaterials collaborate to launch new sustainable fabric collection

2020-09-24

Italian textile machinery: a digital certification project

2020-09-24

Recycling becomes a focus

2020-09-24

Two ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7 looks make their debut at the Graduate Fashion Foundation

2020-09-24

Thermoplastic prepregs made from non-woven polymer and multiaxial non crimp fabrics

2020-09-24

Focused functionality over lace fashion

2020-09-24

Plane Talking Products Limited, launches innovative end to end solution to help create the confidence for passengers to fly again

2020-09-24

DOMOTEX adjusts trade show date to 18 to 20 May 2020