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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

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

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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2020-10-15

EURATEX responded to the EU consultation on the trade policy review, offering 60 specific points, which will help to develop an open but sustainable trade system, which guarantees the level playing field for European industry. The EU should invest in an ambitious regional agenda, focusing on important partners such as EUROMED and United States, and in multilateral efforts, in particular within the WTO.

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2020-10-02

Latest data suggest a situation worse than 2009 as turnover fell by nearly 25% in the textiles industry, and by 35% in the clothing sector. On the other hand, imported textile products from China increased sharply. EURATEX asks the European Union to quickly implement what has been promised and develop a resilient industry.

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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

2020-10-15

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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Associations

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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2020-10-08

AATCC Launches “Sustainability in Textiles” Series

AATCC announces a new 3-part virtual educational series launching this November: Sustainability in Textiles.

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2020-10-08

EDANA announces winners of the INDEX™20 Innovation Award

The winners of the 2020 edition of EDANA’s prestigious INDEX™ Innovation Awards have been announced.

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2020-10-01

5th ITMF Corona-Survey: Vertical integration improves resilience

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. When looking at the different segments of the textile value chain (Graph 1), it is interesting to observe that the segment of finishers/printers is expecting in 2020 a significantly stronger reduction of turnover (-30%) than the other segments.

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Associations

2020-10-01

Technology webtalk on automation and digitisation in textile dyeing and finishing

The next VDMA technology webtalk on 6 October 2020 (2 pm - 4 pm CEST) will focus on automation and digitisation in textile dyeing and finishing.

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Associations

2020-10-01

EURATEX – AAFA Joint Statement

EURATEX and AAFA note the recent progress in eliminating and reducing customs duties on several American and European products. It is a very positive sign that we would like to highlight in a particularly difficult context for the textile and clothing industry at European, American and even global levels.

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