Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-03-04

Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas to pivot to new event cycle after 2022

Co-located events Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will change their event cycle and shift permanently to odd years after the 2022 editions

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Sustainability

2021-03-04

Reifenhäuser Group among top 50 at "Germany's best employers 2021

Reifenhäuser is one of the top 50 employers in Germany and the second best employer in the category "Mechanical and Plant Engineering". The family-owned company was thus chosen ahead of renowned groups such as Liebherr and Siemens.

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Sustainability

2021-03-04

Organic in conversion story

GOTS supports organic in conversion! Using the GOTS label grade 'organic in conversion' means to encourage agricultural practices that are transitioning from conventional to organic farming.

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Textile chemistry

2021-03-04

Together with leading Brazilian footwear manufacturer Calçados Beira Rio, Covestro is developing concept shoes that combine a pioneering design with innovative, more sustainable material solutions. An elegant women's shoe and a comfortable casual shoe are used as examples to illustrate the variety of possibilities – from upper to lining, from sole to heel. The result is a more sustainable overall solution with superior performance and plenty of design possibilities.

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Weaving

2021-03-04

The growing world population and rapidly advancing industrialisation are inevitably leading to ever-increasing levels of environmental pollution. In order to respond to this and ensure clean air and pure water in a world striving for greater sustainability, high-quality, precise filter fabrics are of crucial importance.

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Raw Materials

2021-03-04

Van Murphy elected as Cotton Incorporated Chairman

Van Murphy, a cotton grower from Quitman, GA, was elected Chairman of the Board of Cotton Incorporated at the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated Joint Meeting in December 2020. Murphy brings a long history of service and experience to the Chairmanship, a two-year term that commences in 2021.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-03-04

Birla Cellulose: ‘Spearheading Sustainable Fashion’ case makes its way to Harvard Case Study List

Birla Cellulose, part of the premium global conglomerate Aditya Birla Group and one of the world’s largest man-made cellulosic fibre producers, has featured in the Harvard Case Study List through its case study ‘Birla Cellulose: Spearheading Sustainable Fashion’.

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Sustainability

2021-03-04

GOTS certifications in 2020 reach five figures for the first time

In 2020, the number of GOTS certified facilities grew by 34% globally, to a new high of 10,388 from 7,765 in 2019. 16 GOTS Approved Certification Bodies report that over 3 million people in over 72 countries were working in GOTS certified facilities.

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Associations

2021-03-04

INDA’s Board of Directors welcomes seven new members

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the membership election of seven industry leaders to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

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Market Analysis & Forecasts

2021-03-04

Outlook on the Wearable Electronics Global Market to 2027 - featuring Apple, Bose and Epson America among others

The global market for Wearable Electronics is projected to reach US$61.4 billion by 2025, driven by the availability of inexpensive sensors, miniaturized yet powerful microchips and processors, low-power lighter electronic components, evolving app ecosystem and the resulting expansion of applications addressed by wearable products and services.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-03-04

New website celebrates common thread fabric certification program, apparel sub-brands

Sorona® unveiled its new website including refreshed iconography and photography in celebration of its Common Thread Fabric Certification program and apparel sub-brands—Agile, Aura, Luxe, Profile, Revive. The new website also includes a dedicated Customer Portal where partners can access brand assets showcasing their commitment to using the sustainably-made fiber.

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Recycling

2021-03-04

bp and SABIC have just signed a new agreement to work together to drive circular economy in the petrochemical activities at the Gelsenkirchen (Germany) chemical complex. Building on a long established relationship between the two companies at the production site, the new collaboration will help to increase production of certified circular products that take used mixed plastics to make feedstock, thereby reducing the amount of fossil resources needed in the petrochemical plants at the site.

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Textile chemistry

2021-03-04

PULCRA Chemicals has achieved the highest level of ZDHC Gateway compliance for a wide range of leather chemicals across their global manufacturing facilities with Level 3 certification. 

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Research & Development

2021-03-04

Precise digital material parameters are the key to the successful use of 3D technologies in the apparel industry. Hohenstein digitises the properties of textile fabrics for brands, clothing manufacturers and their suppliers. The Hohenstein data is compatible with common software systems and is available in all required file formats. Companies are thus able to carry out realistic 3D simulations and optimise their processes in design, product development and product communication. This saves resources and shortens the time until the collections are launched on the market.

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Raw Materials

2021-03-04

Textiles without genetic engineering - when it comes to this concern, more and more consumers are turning to organic cotton and are happy to accept higher prices for it. This is because the cultivation of organic cotton requires the renunciation of genetically modified seeds as well as chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Nevertheless, genetic modifications are found time and again in textiles that are actually labelled with the relevant organic labels.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-03-04

The 1st International Dornbirn GFC-ASIA (Dornbirn-GFC@2021) will be held in Daegu, Korea from March 23rd – 24th 2021. This has been announced with great pleasure by the organizers. The first international conference was intended to be held in 2020, but was canceled and rescheduled due to COVID-19, which swept the world. Due to the still critical pandemic-related restrictions in most countries, they invite people to participate as a hybrid conference that will be held both ‘in-person’ in Daegu, Korea and online (recorded for EU) around the world.

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2021-03-04

Navis TubeTex is excited to announce the launch of its newest business division, Navis SaniTec, and the first of many industrial and commercial-based sanitation solutions, the CSS-5000 Cart Sanitation System.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-03-04

Lenzing has taken over management control of Hygiene Austria LP GmbH on March 03, 2021. Stephan Sielaff, Chief Technology Officer at Lenzing, has been appointed to serve as an additional managing director at Hygiene Austria. Furthermore, Lenzing has also contracted an external forensic team effective immediately.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-03-04

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced the appointment of Susie Mulder as Global Brand President, Timberland®. She begins in her new role on April 5 and will report to VF’s Chairman, President and CEO, Steve Rendle. She will also serve on VF’s Executive Leadership Team.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-03-04

The new Zara.com building fuses sustainability and technology

is set to inaugurate its new smart, ecoefficient and cutting-edge building at its head offices in Arteixo (A Coruña, Spain), which will house the new www.zara.com studios and the Zara Man central design department, on 17 March. Surrounded by a natural ecosystem landscaped with plants and trees, and as part of a total investment of €130 million to improve Inditex’s head office complex in Arteixo (A Coruña, Spain), the building features the latest developments in sustainability and technology.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2021-03-04

Factsheet: Progress on Creating Lasting Change Now

adidas provided its latest update on its Creating Lasting Change Now commitments, which are focused on driving greater diversity, equality and inclusion within the company and in communities.

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Recycling

2021-03-04

Milliken & Company announces acquisition of Zebra-chem

Milliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise, has formally acquired Zebra-chem GmbH (“Zebra-chem”), a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches. With more brands and governments globally setting goals to increase their use of recycled materials, plastics manufacturers are faced with the challenges of using recycled plastics effectively. Peroxide masterbatches, like those from Zebra-chem and Milliken, make it possible to incorporate up to 100% recycled content into these new plastics.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-03-04

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Annual & Sustainability Report 2020 has been published

“In 2020, we were successful in improving our result and developing our business despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Our quick response to the pandemic demonstrated our agility, worldwide teamwork and business mindset combined with a sense of responsibility", says Johan Lindh, Vice President, Group Communications and Investor Relations.

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Recycling

2021-03-04

Indorama Ventures hands over 1,500 PPE coveralls made from recycled PET to hospitals in Nakhon Pathom

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, handed over 1,500 PPE coveralls made from the company’s recycled PET yarns to the Nakhon Pathom Provincial Health Office in support of eight hospitals and other medical personnel in the province to protect against COVID-19.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-03-04

The LYCRA Company to strengthen new stretch lines for ‘House of Brands’, including privately-owned brands by Myntra and Flipkart Fashion

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel industry, and House of Brands, that includes the Private labels of Myntra and Flipkart Fashion, announce their partnership for developing new stretch lines to help deliver durability and improved quality to these garment offerings.

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Older News

Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2021-03-04

Erhardt+Leimer and Nireco sign a cooperation agreement

The international Erhardt+Leimer group of companies with its Head Office in Leitershofen near Augsburg and the Japanese long-established company Nireco with its Head Office in Tokyo signed a cooperation agreement in early February.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-03-04

Suominen has published its Annual Report 2020

The Annual Report includes Annual review, the Report by the Board of Directors, Financial Statements for 2020, the Auditor’s report, Corporate Governance Statement, Remuneration Report and Sustainability report in accordance with the GRI standards.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-03-04

2020 financial year: operating profit thanks to profitable second half-year

Due to the pandemic-related decline in global vehicle production, Autoneum’s revenue in local currencies decreased by –18.7% in 2020. Thanks to a global cost reduction program and improvements from the turnaround program in North America, Autoneum achieved an EBIT margin of 1.6%. Furthermore, the significantly increased free cash flow of CHF 112.5 million enabled a substantial reduction in net debt (excluding lease liabilities) of CHF –63.3 million.

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Sustainability

2021-03-04

The VF Foundation issues its first impact report

The VF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), published its inaugural report outlining the positive impact its financial grants and philanthropic partnerships have had on more than four million people in 53 countries during the year.

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Associations

2021-03-04

AATCC Textile Discovery Summit

The AATCC International Conference is undergoing some exciting changes in 2021, including a new name: AATCC Textile Discovery Summit!

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Europe

2021-03-04

Pay Transparency: Commission proposes measures to ensure equal pay for equal work

The European Commission has today presented a proposal on pay transparency to ensure that women and men in the EU get equal pay for equal work. A political priority of President von der Leyen, the proposal sets out pay transparency measures, such as pay information for job seekers, a right to know the pay levels for workers doing the same work, as well as gender pay gap reporting obligations for big companies.

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Europe

2021-03-04

The European Pillar of Social Rights: turning principles into actions

Today the Commission sets out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery. The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan outlines concrete actions to further implement the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights as a joint effort by the Members States and the EU, with an active involvement of social partners and civil society. It also proposes employment, skills and social protection headline targets for the EU to be achieved by 2030.

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Europe

2021-03-04

Commission presents updated approach to fiscal policy response to coronavirus pandemic

The European Commission has today adopted a Communication providing Member States with broad guidance on the conduct of fiscal policy in the period ahead. It provides guiding principles for the proper design and quality of fiscal measures. It sets out the Commission's considerations regarding the deactivation or continued activation of the general escape clause. It also provides general indications on the overall fiscal policy for the period ahead, including the implications of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) for fiscal policy.

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Spinning

2021-03-04

Oerlikon 2020 full-year results

“Despite a challenging market environment heavily impacted by the pandemic, we reacted swiftly and executed well in 2020,” said Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO Oerlikon Group. “Our global and regional footprint and supplier network enabled us to fulfill customers’ orders and needs even during the lockdowns.”

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News Archive
2021-03-04

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO

2021-03-04

Texcare 2021: “The sector wants personal encounters”

2021-03-04

JEC WORLD postponed again to March 2022

2021-03-04

Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent partner to enable sustainable microbe- and odor-resistant textiles

2021-03-04

CHIC Shanghai is all about sustainable collections

2021-03-04

Higher consumption and lower production expected to draw down ending stocks in 2020/21

2021-03-04

Distinguishing PA6 from PA66 at the push of a button

2021-03-04

Belgian Textile Technology Industry gears up for strong showcase at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020

2021-03-04

STOLL Webinar for Fashion Council Germany

2021-03-04

The new Truetzschler card TC 19i for Recycling: Turning textile waste into sustainable success

2021-03-04

New Uster Quantum 4.0 yarn clearer offers spinners the best of both worlds

2021-03-03

Diamond Fabrics Ltd (Lahore, Pakistan) implements BMSvision MES solution in its denim division

2021-03-03

Oerlikon to be operationally climate neutral by 2030

2021-02-26

Top Subject: Responsibility. Even in Raw Material Production

2021-02-26

Benoit Moutault, new Leader of Business Field Textile at the CHT Group

2021-02-25

ITMA 2023 stand space application opens 3 March

2021-02-25

Breeding and cotton production: Progressive cotton farming works like this

2021-02-25

Performance days loop, in cooperation with functional fabric fair, launches as a comprehensive digital platform for professional sourcing of fabrics and accessories

2021-02-25

London Fashion Week designers show passion for recycled textiles

2021-02-25

Worn Again Technologies is part of the Circular Fashion Ecosystem Advisory Board

2021-02-25

Global retailers and brands sourced 13% more Better Cotton in 2020

2021-02-25

Covestro successfully navigates exceptional year 2020

2021-02-25

New report highlights opportunities for denim recycling in the Egyptian textile sector

2021-02-25

Spinnova and Suzano to open commercial scale factory in 2022

2021-02-25

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Annual & Sustainability Report 2020 has been published

2021-02-25

Renewcell publishes Year-end report for the fourth quarter 2020

2021-02-25

How to utilise CO2? The nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” have the answers!

2021-02-25

Durst starts the "PREMISE" project with the Free University of Bolzano and TechnoAlpin

2021-02-25

100 years of textile research at the DITF

2021-02-25

Kenneth Cole implements safe and sustainable HeiQ V-Block technology

2021-02-25

adidas intends to resume dividend payments

2021-02-25

VF Corporation named one of the World’s most ethical companies by ethisphere for fifth consecutive year

2021-02-25

Building a Climate-Resilient Future - A new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

2021-02-25

EU industry and research exchange on Technical Textiles

2021-02-25

Diamond Fabrics implements BMSvision MES solution in its denim division

2021-02-25

Lenzing unveils pioneering TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology

2021-02-25

H&M Group’s co-owned TreeToTextile builds demonstration plant for upscaling new sustainable textile fiber

2021-02-25

Hybrid trade show concept with various innovations for the entire manmade fibers industry

2021-02-24

Colors and sustainability in contract and automotive carpeting

2021-02-24

The Montex®Coat ticks all the right boxes for coating success in 2021

2021-02-24

EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

2021-02-22

Tonello and RUDOLF HUB1922 join forces and unveil laser effects you’ve never seen before.

2021-02-22

Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo spring editions to be postponed

2021-02-22

AUTEFA Solutions offers fully automated production line for protective FFP2/ N95 mask production

2021-02-19

ISKO presents its 2022 Collection Vol. 1

2021-02-19

Hexcel’s HexPly® XF surface technology revolutionizes the blade surface finishing process

2021-02-19

Kornit Digital presents Kornit Fashion Week Tel Aviv 2021

2021-02-19

EDANA opens registration for OUTLOOK™ 2021

2021-02-19

RadiciGroup, a new video to illustrate its corporate values

2021-02-18

Revolutionary machine returns to Monforts after more than a century

2021-02-18

10 years Apparel Coalition

2021-02-18

Global corn starch market (2020 to 2027) - by type, application, form and region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2021-02-18

Reflaunt raises $2.7 million from luxury industry leaders, led by MadaLuxe Group

2021-02-18

Lydall President & CEO Sara Greenstein commends Biden Administration and ASTM International for new face covering standards

2021-02-18

Building with CO2 technology becomes possible

2021-02-18

Eastman ranked 27th on Barron’s list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies

2021-02-18

INDA adds additional webinar date to explain new ASTM standard on facemasks

2021-02-18

Why composite materials require a more precise production process

2021-02-18

Teijin to build GF-SMC molding in Czech Republic

2021-02-18

VF Corporation allocates green bond net proceeds to advance ambitious science based targets

2021-02-18

Texworld Evolution Paris - Le Showroom

2021-02-18

Girbau and HeiQ join forces to “viroblock” clothes and textiles by a new laundering process

2021-02-18

adidas starts divestiture process for Reebok

2021-02-18

Weavers of carbon fabrics

2021-02-18

Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy

2021-02-18

Lenzing participates in Circular Fashion Partnership

2021-02-18

H&M Group game-changers: For a circular fashion future

2021-02-18

Surgical Masks by Freudenberg receive 510(k) clearance from the FDA

2021-02-18

Focus on home textiles

2021-02-18

After-Sales Service is the USTER advantage

2021-02-18

The latest issue of ICAC's Cotton Update is now available.

2021-02-17

BCF S8 Tricolor meets the need for the trend towards multiple colours

2021-02-17

ECOmmerce research project completed

2021-02-17

Baldwin presents free webinar on automated cleaning of high-graphics presses

2021-02-17

Polyester-based tricot fabric with elasticity – a new development from KARL MAYER

2021-02-17

Warp knitted terry fabric with digital prints for even more bathing fun

2021-02-17

Seamless chic swimsuit demonstrates the performance of the new RASCHELTRONIC®

2021-02-11

Technical advancement secures the future – cotton processing procedures

2021-02-11

Albany International reported operating results for its fourth quarter of 2020

2021-02-11

Knowledge Hub v3 Launched

2021-02-11

Global smart fabrics market (2021 to 2026) - Growth, trends, COVID-19 impact, and forecasts

2021-02-11

New report for the worldwide textile chemicals industry to 2026

2021-02-11

Ahlstrom- Munksjö's new product portfolio offers a full suite of fabrics for face masks, including biodegradable and compostable materials

2021-02-11

Organic textile sector reaches a significant milestone in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton

2021-02-11

IAF and ITMF, in collaboration with the ITC, unveil SCI at OECD forum

2021-02-11

Global suppliers band together to improve purchasing practices

2021-02-11

World’s largest sports trade fair sets new benchmarks also as a virtual show

2021-02-11

Joining leading fashion players to capture and reuse textile waste in Bangladesh

2021-02-11

Biancalani draws first interim conclusion on the new AIRBOX

2021-02-11

Benninger Group is starting a process to identify potential suppliers

2021-02-11

Collection of Tomorrow closes the loop (again) with circular anorak

2021-02-11

Digital career guidance - Lindauer DORNIER offers virtual tours and informs about training professions

2021-02-11

Mimaki launches two advanced print solutions for digital textile production

2021-02-11

VF Corporation partners with Pattrn® to launch pew “Sustainable Solutions” digital media series

2021-02-11

Teijin commits to science based targets within two years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

2021-02-11

Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean

2021-02-11

Winter 2021 Economic Forecast: A challenging winter, but light at the end of the tunnel

2021-02-11

Thomas Gangl appointed new Borealis CEO as of 1 April 2021

2021-02-11

Esquel’s DETERMINANT brand launches new concept store in Foshan

2021-02-11

A clean start: AATCC announces improved version of 1993 Standard Reference Detergent powder