Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2022-10-06

Baldwin Technology partners with Fi-Tech to represent its textile and nonwoven finishing technologies in North America

To ensure exceptional service amid growing demand for sustainable solutions, Fi-Tech Inc. will represent Baldwin Technology Co. Inc.’s complete textile and nonwoven product lines as its sales agent in the U.S. and Canada. The new partnership is effective immediately.

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Spinning

2022-10-06

Rieter and the Johann Jacob Rieter Foundation sponsor professorship for artificial intelligence at the ZHAW

The Rieter Group is constantly expanding its technology leadership. Together with the Johann Jacob Rieter Foundation, the company is therefore supporting a new Endowed Professorship for Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the ZHAW School of Engineering. The Professorship is dedicated to teaching and research in the field of industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence and will be announced later this year.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2022-10-06

CHIC GBA 2022 postponed to 2023.

Due to rising Covid-19 cases in Shenzhen, CHIC GBA (Greater Bay Area), scheduled from November 2-4, 2022, will be postponed to 2023 for pandemic control and integrated into CHIC Shanghai in spring.

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Market Analysis & Forecasts

2022-10-06

The Future of Airlaid Nonwovens to 2027, a new in-depth report from Smithers, has identified that new markets are developing for airlaid nonwovens which may use non-traditional airlaid lines and attract non-traditional airlaid producers. These include large end-uses like packaging, insulation and moulded consumer products.

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Retail & Brands

2022-10-06

Kontoor Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KTB), a global lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio led by two of the world’s most iconic consumer brands, Wrangler® and Lee®, today announced the appointment of Ezio Garciamendez as Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective November 1, 2022.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-10-06

100% made from plants cultivated in the Philippines within a natural ecosystem, Bananatex® was developed by Swiss bag brand and material innovators QWSTION in collaboration with Taiwan-based yarn specialists and weaving partners, united by the ambition to make a positive impact on the future of our planet.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

Ascend Performance Materials announced today two efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The company has made its global compounding operations carbon neutral, making it the first integrated polyamide producer to decarbonize a substantial part of its operations, and it has secured ISCC+ certification for the use of bio-based materials.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition collaborates with The Industry We Want on purchasing practices metric calling on manufacturers to provide feedback on brand partners

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a non-profit organization that brings together around half of the apparel and footwear industry to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale, is collaborating with The Industry We Want (TIWW) on the second cycle of the purchasing practices metric, powered by the Better Buying Institute Partnership Index™ survey. The survey opens from October 3rd – October 31st, 2022 and is calling on manufacturers in the apparel sector to rate their brand partners’ purchasing practices.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

First certification labels recognized for the Green Button 2.0 meta-label approach

A benchmarking process is currently underway for Green Button 2.0 to evaluate which certification labels are recognized for meeting production process requirements. Certification labels must be demonstrated for different production stages. We are particularly pleased with the first recognized certification labels for the fiber and material use recognition area, which is new in Green Button 2.0.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

Finding common ground: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition heads to Singapore for Annual Meeting

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an independent and impact-creating organization that brings together around half of the apparel industry to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale, is bringing together its global network for the 2022 SAC Annual Meeting in Singapore on November 1-2.

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Recycling

2022-10-06

Cooperations for creative and sustainable solutions

Knowledge grows faster than companies. And it is through the exchange of knowledge and the contribution of different perspectives that the best ideas are born. When you think about this, it becomes clear that companies need to cooperate to develop solutions to the challenges of our time faster and more effectively. Covestro offers its own "ecosystem" for collaborations and thus a wide range of connecting points for working with partners.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

European bio-based industry turnover jumps to 814 billion Euro despite Brexit

The annual update of the Bio-based Industries Consortium’s (BIC) and nova-Institute’s report on Europe’s bio-based industries reveals that, despite significant changes in this year’s assessment due to Brexit, bio-based industries continue to grow, marking a total contribution of over 814 billion Euro to the EU’s bioeconomy in 2019 (the latest available data in Eurostat).

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Yarn & Fiber

2022-10-06

Spinnova receives Business Finland NextGenerationEU grant for fibre development work

Spinnova Plc has received a grant of a maximum of 1.6 million euros for its research and development work from Business Finland for the time period 1 October 2022 – 31 December 2024. The grant amount represents 50% of the project’s total cost estimate of 3.2 million euros.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2022-10-06

Wired for Speed: adidas unveils the boundary-breaking ADIZERO Prime X Strung

Today, adidas unveils the boundary-breaking ADIZERO Prime X Strung, a running shoe wired for speed. The latest in adidas’ running tech innovation, the ADIZERO Prime X Strung is the first time a shoe from adidas’ record-breaking ADIZERO range features a data-driven Strung upper.

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Retail & Brands

2022-10-06

HUGO partners with Imaginary Ones to launch exclusive NFT collection

Global fashion brand HUGO announced today that it will collaborate with renowned Web 3.0 company, Imaginary Ones on a holistic, 360-degree metaverse experience. This partnership sees HUGO take a major step forward in its exploration of the metaverse, as the launch of its first-ever NFT collection marks another significant milestone in the global refresh of the brand in 2022.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-10-06

RISE® research, innovation & science for engineered fabrics delivers material science innovations to advance sustainability

Product development and innovators in nonwovens & engineered materials gained valuable expert insights on material science innovation and sustainability at the 12th edition of RISE® — Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics conference.

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Yarn & Fiber

2022-10-06

Toray Industries, Inc., announced it has developed a new variety of Ultrasuede™ nu which partially consists of 100% plant-based polyester (see note 1). All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), will adopt this developed material to the headrest covers in ANA Green Jet, the special aircraft from November this year. These aircrafts will selectively use products and services using sustainable materials to embody the ANA Future Promise (note 2), a slogan for that carrier’s commitment to realizing a sustainable society and enhancing corporate value.

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2022-10-06

PT. KAHATEX was founded in 1979 as a knitting and dyeing factory and is today a fully integrated vertical textile company of world-wide importance. With three production sites, a turnover of US$ 1 billion and a total workforce of more than 55,000 employees, PT KAHATEX is one of the largest family-run textile companies in Southeast Asia.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-10-06

Nonwoven & engineered material companies have come together to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to reducing environmental impact and advancing sustainability.

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Yarn & Fiber

2022-10-06

Gerber Childrenswear LLC announced today the launch of Our Softest Edit, a new Gerber® baby and toddler apparel line developed in partnership with Livaeco™ by Birla Cellulose.

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Recycling

2022-10-06

Carbios strengthens its organization with a view to business development and integrates new expertise key to bringing its innovations to market

Carbios announces the evolution of its organization – a necessary milestone to successfully start marketing the technologies developed by the company. As part of this organization, Stéphane FERREIRA will join Carbios as Director of Operations. He will be in charge of the business’ global development and will steer the relationship with Carbios’ industrial and commercial partners.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2022-10-06

Inditex and IndustriALL reaffirm commitment with a new protocol

This morning, Oscar García Maceiras, CEO of Inditex, and Atle Høie, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, signed a new protocol designed to further the Global Framework Agreement first signed by the two organisations in 2007, resulting in better working conditions in the textile supply chain.

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Research & Development

2022-10-06

DITF are winners of the DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award

The 'Discover Natural Fibres Initiative' (DNFI) is an international association of more than 30 natural fiber manufacturers and research institutions. Its annual award for innovative products, processes and scientific achievements in the field of natural fibers goes this year to DITF Denkendorf for the development of 'PureCell', a pure fiber composite made of cellulose.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-10-06

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to operate under the business name Ahlstrom

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has started to operate under the business name Ahlstrom as of today, October 3, 2022. The company has completed the ownership reorganization of its Decor business and thus proceeded with its plan, announced in May 2022, to change its name to Ahlstrom. The divested Decor business continues as an independent company under the well-recognized Munksjö name.

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Composites

2022-10-06

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Modern Wing featuring Teijin-supported large-scale composite facade celebrates 10th Anniversary

Teijin Limited announced today that the modern wing of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam featuring the world’s largest composite facade, made with Teijin Group’s Twaron® para-aramid fiber and Tenax™carbon fiber, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Teijin, which operates group companies in Europe under a regional headquarters located in Amsterdam, has been sponsoring the museum since 2007 as a cultural initiative inspired by the company’s philosophy of growing and evolving in harmony with society.

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Recycling

2022-10-06

The CITE projects kicks off with Textile ETP as consortium partner

On 29 and 30 September, the Textile ETP attended the CITE kick off meeting. This project is funded under the EIT Manufacturing's initiative to boost circular economy innovations in textiles in entrepreneurship university programmes.

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Raw Materials

2022-10-06

Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame 2022 inductees announced

Cotton Incorporated announced today the 2022 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The program, now in its seventh year after a two-year hiatus, recognizes individuals that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general. The honorees will be formally inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame at the joint Cotton Incorporated/Cotton Board Annual Meeting this December in New Orleans.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

Lenzing reaches further milestones in photovoltaic and e-mobility expansion

The Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of wood-based specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, and VERBUND, Austria’s leading energy transition company, are celebrating today’s launch of the first development stage of the largest ground-mounted photovoltaic system in Upper Austria. Together with its energy partner VERBUND, Lenzing is also paving the way for the transition to zero-emission mobility. The installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the company’s premises underlines Lenzing’s commitment to the energy transition process.

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Retail & Brands

2022-10-06

VF and The VF Foundation invest in youth to build diverse pipeline of talent In the fashion industry

At VF, the people believe diverse representation in creative roles provides the opportunity to draw from unique perspectives and insights, resulting in more relevant products. The retail and fashion design industries, however, are lacking in diversity. Through the work of its brands, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action (IDEA) team and The VF Foundation, they’re partnering with organizations to build purposeful solutions that create a pipeline of diverse talent in the industry, VF explained.

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Europe

2022-10-06

European Year of Youth 2022: EU adopts the first Youth Action Plan in EU External Action to strengthen engagement with young people worldwide

Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted the Youth Action Plan in the European Union external action for 2022-2027, the first-ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. It will help deliver on international commitments, such as the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement, by enhancing meaningful youth participation and empowerment in the EU's external action policies.

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Europe

2022-10-06

Ukraine: EU agrees on eighth package of sanctions against Russia

The Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of an eighth package of hard-hitting sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This package – which has been closely coordinated with our international partners – responds to Russia's continued escalation and illegal war against Ukraine, including by illegally annexing Ukrainian territory based on sham “referenda”, mobilising additional troops, and issuing open nuclear threats.

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Retail & Brands

2022-10-06

COS unveils first new concept store in Europe with more sustainable design

Last week, COS opened the doors to its Biblioteksgatan, Stockholm store – the first in Europe to adopt the brand’s new store concept design. This new concept is part of the brand’s ambition to create fully circular store environments. Spatial techniques, engagement of the senses and playfulness with light create a vibrant yet intimate and tactile setting.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-10-06

Getting creative with Suominen’s nonwovens - Collaboration with Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Suominen’s nonwovens are typically used in wipes, but if we let our imagination run wild, what else could the material be turned into? They found out when Suominen collaborated with Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture on an Experimental Design project with Master’s students in the Department of Design. The collaboration lines up perfectly with Suominen’s vision to be the frontrunner for nonwovens innovation and sustainability.

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Yarn & Fiber

2022-10-06

INVISTA announces the official inauguration of Asia Innovation Center

INVISTA Nylon Chemicals (China) Co. celebrated the full operation of its Asia Innovation Center (AIC) with an opening ceremony held at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) today. Serving as a key capability within INVISTA’s global R&D network and the company’s first R&D center for nylon 6,6 application development in Asia, the AIC is positioned to broaden the possibilities for application development in engineering polymers and provide superior innovative solutions for customers in Asia.

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Recycling

2022-10-06

Bottle-to-fibre and bottle-to-bottle: Two Starlinger PET recycling lines for Indian recycling brand Go Rewise

The company has installed two Starlinger PET recycling lines in its facility in Warangal, Telangana state. Ganesha Ecopet plans to supply the produced rPET granulates under its newly introduced brand enterprise Go Rewise. Launched under the umbrella of one of India’s rPET industry leaders, Go Rewise is committed to supplying highest quality rPET products that are produced in a resource-efficient process.

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News Archive
2022-10-06

Madewell is first brand to launch denim with ISKO fabrics that are bluesign® APPROVED

2022-10-06

The 2022/23 Cotton Season Faces the Triple Threat: Low Production, Declining Consumption and Market Volatility

2022-10-06

A serenade from USTER for Cotton Day

2022-10-06

EURATEX response to the latest EU Energy Council decision: more ambition and joint European efforts are needed.

2022-09-29

High-quality presentation at CAITME: Uzbek Mayer & Cie. representative Textile Technologies & Services LLC receives award

2022-09-29

The ICE won’t melt overnight…

2022-09-29

Fibre traceability becomes bio-degradable with IFG Bio and integriTEX

2022-09-29

CovationBio, Primient Covation LLC announce partnership to support sustainable agriculture

2022-09-29

Trützschler and the Deutschlandstipendium: Supporting aspiring talents for seven years!

2022-09-29

Kimberly-Clark names Andrea Zahumensky to lead its North American personal care portfolio, including Huggies®, Depend® and U by Kotex®

2022-09-29

The Recover™ laboratory

2022-09-29

Wrangler® introduces denim collection designed by Grammy Award-winning musician Leon Bridges

2022-09-29

BOSS reveals fall/winter 2022 collection at star-studded show in Milan

2022-09-29

Making the most of sustainable biomass – certification schemes and labels developed in new EU research projects

2022-09-29

Turkish Powerhouse, Gürmen Giyim, adopts GSDCost

2022-09-29

INDA mourns loss of industry leader and former executive committee appointee Walter G. Jones

2022-09-29

Cotton Council International celebrates its third Cotton Day in Mumbai

2022-09-29

Levi Strauss & Co. releases 2021 Sustainability Report and new slate of sustainability goals

2022-09-29

Kolon Industries targets the global tire cord market by Vietnam plant expansion

2022-09-29

10 years of the Ort im Innkreis site – SGL Carbon's Austrian plant celebrates anniversary

2022-09-29

Paving the way for printing: Mimaki announces third virtual global innovation days event

2022-09-29

Hyosung: Newly transformative nylon, as core material for hydrogen energy

2022-09-29

The LYCRA Company announces collaboration with Qore® to use QIRA® for next generation bio-derived LYCRA® Fiber at scale

2022-09-29

Textile ETP at the CISUTAC kick-off meeting in Ghent, Belgium

2022-09-29

Teijin Introduces LCA for Carbon Fiber Intermediate Materials

2022-09-29

THE GREEN COLLECTION creates space for sustainable products

2022-09-29

Lenzing named sustainability champion for the second time

2022-09-29

HeiQ launches HeiQ Allergen* Tech making home textiles sanitation easier and lasting

2022-09-29

Freudenberg showcases filtration media innovations at the 13th World Filtration Congress in San Diego

2022-09-29

Minimum income: more effective support needed to fight poverty and promote employment

2022-09-29

New liability rules on products and AI to protect consumers and foster innovation

2022-09-29

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB nine-month report

2022-09-29

New FIBRELLA® Strata delivers three layers of exceptional strength and softness

2022-09-29

Sitip at Functional Fabric Fair in Portland and PERFORMANCE DAYS in Munich

2022-09-28

Half a million tons textile waste readily available for fibre-to-fibre recycling in six European countries

2022-09-28

Cinte Techtextil China returns this December

2022-09-28

Cotton decoded - 36th International Cotton Conference Bremen

2022-09-28

EURATEX and partners launch the new Horizon Europe innovation project on circular & sustainable textiles

2022-09-26

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022 rescheduled to November 2023

2022-09-26

Circular economy in the automotive industry: Tool supports the development of recyclable components

2022-09-23

Social Partners from the European textiles industry call for stronger action to manage the energy crisis: companies and jobs are at stake

2022-09-23

Texon launches its first insole made with 100% recycled content

2022-09-22

Dutch soldiers to wear camouflage fabric developed in the UK

2022-09-22

Green Button: The government-led textile certification label celebrates its third anniversary and presents new standard version

2022-09-22

Sustainability scorecard for sheep farming

2022-09-22

Lee® and Wrangler® Jeans to open a joint denim store in Berlin, with more European flagship stores to follow

2022-09-22

Music and denim collided during New York Fashion Week with the launch of Wrangler® and Leon Bridges Collab

2022-09-22

TenCate Grass launches first-of-its kind synthetic turf recycling program in the U.S.

2022-09-22

Incentivising smallholder farmers for implementing climate-smart agricultural practices

2022-09-22

A year full of milestones for the Trützschler Foundation

2022-09-22

Global businesses & NGOs endorse a common vision for an ambitious global plastics treaty

2022-09-22

From an iron foundry to a globally leading technology Group: ANDRITZ AG celebrates its 170th anniversary

2022-09-22

EU textile and clothing imports Trends Report 2022

2022-09-22

Macy’s, Inc. announces sustainable initiatives to drive a more circular future

2022-09-22

Recover™ receives the ITMF Award for its sustainable and innovative achievements

2022-09-22

Global synthetic fiber market report 2022: Rising adoption of polyester fiber & expansion of the textile industry drive growth

2022-09-22

Milliken & Company achieves EcoVadis Gold Rating

2022-09-22

Textile ETP at the International Smart Textiles Conference 2022

2022-09-22

Freudenberg hosts German National Hydrogen Council meeting

2022-09-22

Zambia rejoins the ICAC, becomes 11th member government in Africa

2022-09-22

Toray to increase prices of automotive airbag yarn and fabrics

2022-09-22

Far Eastern New Century won the "Sustainability & Innovation Award" from ITMF Awards 2022 with FENC® TOPGREEN® Bio3

2022-09-22

Berry builds recycling ecosystem to provide nonwovens customers with recycled content

2022-09-22

TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology won 2022 ITMF Award for Sustainability and Innovation

2022-09-22

Lenzing suspends 2022 guidance due to limited market visibility and high volatility of energy and raw material markets

2022-09-22

Mimaki appoints Heliozid Océ Emirates to market and service Mimaki printers in the UAE

2022-09-22

Durst Group expands management of Durst Austria GmbH in Lienz

2022-09-22

Crisis-proofing the Single Market: equipping Europe with a robust toolbox to preserve free movement and availability of relevant goods and services

2022-09-22

Cozmo and Kornit Digital present “Sustainable Choice” with stunning printed designs for sofa jackets by raw-edges with on-demand textile production

2022-09-22

ICAC recorder highlights organic cotton during the southern and eastern African Cotton Forum

2022-09-21

The new ICAC Data Portal: The difference between text and context

2022-09-21

India - Kenya building new opportunities for growth in textile and machinery

2022-09-21

Autumn editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo to merge with spring 2023 fairs

2022-09-21

Rieter expands service footprint in Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

2022-09-21

Unique waxed cotton finishing with new Monforts line

2022-09-21

ISKO opens its second product development centre, based in Germany – CREATIVE ROOM GERMANY

2022-09-16

Organic Content Standard policy update

2022-09-16

The European textiles industry statement on the energy package: more and more incisive actions need to be taken with no further delay

2022-09-15

IGM 2022, hosting thousands of investors from Turkey and abroad, satisfied the participating companies above their expectations

2022-09-15

CottonConnect partners with The International Cotton Advisory Committee

2022-09-15

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol awarded USDA grant for U.S. Cotton Smart Commodity Program

2022-09-15

Lectra launches Connected PIM by Lectra

2022-09-15

Recover™ fiber showcases at the REVOLVE Gallery 2022

2022-09-15

C&A unveils new brand strategy

2022-09-15

ANDRITZ to complete basic engineering for textile recycling processes to Infinited Fiber Company in Finland

2022-09-15

The portal bale opener BO-P – the first step to optimum yarn quality

2022-09-15

Global smart fabrics for transportation market (2022 to 2026) - Featuring kolon industries, Schoeller Textil and Sefar among others

2022-09-15

The LYCRA Company promotes recent innovations at Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress

2022-09-15

South Asia textile and apparel trade and production trends Report 2022 with focus on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

2022-09-15

Spinnova wins Engineer Invention of the Year

2022-09-15

Guidelines to strengthen current certification schemes for bio-based feedstock

2022-09-15

Evonik and LIKAT discover new type of hydroformylation

2022-09-15

Results of the 15th ITMF Corona-Survey

2022-09-15

Gadoon Textile Mills Ltd. (Pakistan) joins ITMF as corporate member

2022-09-15

Toray expanding Airlite™ automotive interior sound acoustic insulation business in Europe

2022-09-15

INDA appoints Matt O’Sickey as new Director of Education & Technical Affairs

2022-09-15

A greener future: VF Corporation’s tax equity investment on renewable energy projects

2022-09-15

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Metsä Fibre and 3M continue collaboration in responsible wood sourcing

2022-09-15

Durst Group launches "Durst Kraftwerk" in Brixen

2022-09-15

Inditex interim half year 2022 results