Sustainability

2019-10-17

Fortum and Spinnova present the world’s first wheat straw-based clothing

Fortum, a major European energy company building new business options in the circular economy, together with the sustainable fibre technology company Spinnova have today introduced the first prototype product born out of their joint development of using wheat straw in the production of highly sustainable textile fibre.

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Sustainability

2019-10-17

The second day of the upcoming PERFORMANCE DAYS will be devoted fully to the issue of sustainability. In cooperation with the trade magazine SPORTSFASHION by SAZ, the fair will present the first conference for sustainability in the functional textile sector, entitled “sustain&innovate”.

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Sustainability

2019-10-17

The automotive industry focuses on innovations as a driver for future growth. The INSQIN® technology of Covestro contributes to increasing the quality, design and functionality of car interiors to ensure its customers and OEM partners can offer future-proof technology solutions to ensure the ultimate in style and comfort.

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Sustainability

2019-10-02

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, is pleased to confirm it has joined the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor.

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Sustainability

2019-10-02

Innovation in harmony with nature. More and more collections featuring green yarns by Fulgar have been presented at the Première Vision fair.

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Sustainability

2019-10-17

Ascend to showcase sustainability efforts at K 2019

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, will showcase sustainability efforts at K 2019. The company’s three-part strategy focuses its people, products and plants toward creating solutions that reduce emissions, waste and water use; providing careers that grow and support families; and fostering vibrant, prosperous communities.

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Sustainability

2019-10-10

Spinnova’s technology for sustainable textile fibres gets 11 MEUR investment for commercial scaling

With new growth capital of 11 million euros, the sustainable fibre technology company Spinnova is now starting the commercialization phase of the world’s most sustainable textile fibre. The company aims to revolutionize the raw material base of the textile industry with its cellulose-based fibre products in collaboration with major textile brands.

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Sustainability

2019-10-02

Reducing the use of plastics without changing production technology?

130,000 t of biocomposite granulates are available for greening in Europe. World's largest biocomposites conference in November in Cologne (Germany).

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Sustainability

2019-09-26

PERFORMANCE DAYS continues to focus on sustainability

It seems there is a lot of talk about sustainability these days – across the industries and around the world. A large share of the exploitation of resources and environmental pollution is (still) caused by the textile industry, specifically in the areas of water consumption, use of harmful chemicals, and CO2 emissions. This is the reason why the trade fair for functional fabrics and accessories, PERFORMANCE DAYS, taking place at November 13-14 in Munich, is dedicated to the topic of sustainability and has covered it comprehensively for several years now.

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Sustainability

2019-09-26

Global Change Award is open for applications

By 2030, the global middle class is expected to have increased to 5 billion people and the consumption of textiles and shoes by 65% compared to 2015. The world is already using around 1.6 planet’s worth of resources every year. But creativity and innovation can flip the numbers in planet’s favor and help enable the biggest transformation ever in the fashion industry. With a circular mindset fashion can be designed, produced, sold, used, reused and recycled in a way where resources are used and reused indefinitely in a closed loop. Since August 28 the fifth round of Global Change Award is open.

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Sustainability

2019-09-26

New paper tells how the circular economy tackles climate change

As leaders from around the world gather in New York for Climate Week NYC, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Material Economics, has launched Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change. The paper reveals the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to tackling climate change.

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Sustainability

2019-09-26

Focus on sustainability and digitalization at 58th Dornbirn-GFC

Dornbirn-GFC – over 100 international speakers from industry and research presented their latest innovations and trends of the global fiber- and textile industry from September 11 – September 13, 2019.

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Sustainability

2019-09-19

Minister Gerd Müller introduces the "Green Button", a publicly endorsed textile label

German Development Minister Gerd Müller has introduced the Green Button, a publicly endorsed textile certification mark. For the launch, 27 companies are already signed up. They have successfully passed the demanding scrutiny for the new textile label. Another 26 companies are currently going through the process of scrutiny.

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