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2020-11-23

The European Textiles Industry makes a final call to reach an agreement on EU-UK negotiations – nearly 130,000 jobs are at stake.

A new study, commissioned by EURATEX with the University of Leuven[1], reveals that a “no deal” Brexit would have a detrimental impact on the textile and clothing industry (T&C) with job losses over 100,000 for the EU27 and over 27,000 for the UK. Output losses for the UK would be 41.8% of its value added in T&C production, while the EU-27 as a whole would lose about 9.7%.

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2020-11-18

EURATEX unveils ReHubs, a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials all over Europe. The aim is to create 5 hubs to process textile waste and become European coordination centres.

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2020-11-05

The next VDMA technology webtalk is scheduled for 12th November 2020 (2 pm - 4 pm CET). The topic will be “Sustainable denim production: latest finishing technologies”.

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2020-11-04

The index of orders intake for textile machinery, as compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period ranging from July to September 2020, decreased by 26% compared to the same period in 2019. The index value was attested at 72.4 points (2015 basis = 100).

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2020-10-29

Industry leaders are touting the importance of participating in this year’s Virtual Hygienix™ conference Nov. 17-19 to gain critical insights and connections offering valuable business opportunities in the “new normal” pandemic market.

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2020-11-12

Mr. Ruizhe Sun (China) was elected as new ITMF President

On October 22nd, 2020 during the Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020 of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), the Committee of Management of the Federation elected the members of the Board for the term 2020-2022.

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2020-11-12

Taiwan’s functional textiles thrive on innovation to define new epidemic prevention lifestyles

The world continues to be under the threat of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has brought fundamental changes to our daily lives.

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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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2020-10-22

Technology webtalk on production and packaging technologies for respiratory protection masks

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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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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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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2020-10-15

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

Between September 5th and 25th, 2020, ITMF has conducted its 5th ITMF Corona-Survey among ITMF members and affiliated companies and associations about the impact the Corona-pandemic has on the global textile value chain. In total, 216 companies from around the world participated. They report that the Corona-pandemic led to a significant reduction of production capacities.

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2020-10-15

Italian textile machinery: ACIMIT general meeting confirms industry downturn

The world that awaits us in this post Covid-19 era was the dominant theme discussed at the annual general meeting of ACIMIT, held in Milan on October 6th. “In the coming years, the climate of uncertainty we are experiencing will worsen, and health emergencies will combine with further geopolitical tensions which are already heavily affecting business,” stated ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi, as he submitted 2019 figures for the Italian textile machines industry and 2020 forecasts.

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