Month: October 2017

Five trade shows contribute to vitality and vigour of business activity in Paris

Record levels of attendance at Messe Frankfurt France’s trade fairs. Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris post unrivalled numbers with 15,473 visitors; this means an increase of 13.9 per cent compared with September 2016. The September 2017 show reflects the growing interest in the Messe Frankfurt France trade fairs: A trend that acknowledges the indisputable professionalism of this Paris event. With 83 per cent international principals, the result demonstrates the general upturn in the global economy and restored confidence. A healthy increase of + 15 per cent for Europe, boosted by conspicuous attendance from...

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DyStar marks 2016 sustainable achievements

The DyStar Group, a leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer and solution provider, has released its seventh 2016 Sustainability Performance Report. DyStar’s 2016 report is the first of the company’s reports to map the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) against the four commitments that continue to define the company’s sustainability framework: Creating Responsible Products and Solutions; Conserving Planetary Resources; Caring for People; and Communicating with Stakeholders. Last year saw the successful acquisition of Emerald Performance Materials LLC, a leading American manufacturer and marketer of speciality chemicals, thus paving the way for DyStar’s long-awaited entry into the food...

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DuPont and Unifi to create Break through eco-friendly cold-weather apparel insulation

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced collaboration with Unifi, Inc. to create high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, offering leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products. This partnership brings together two leaders in the materials space with unique product offerings, combining DuPont Sorona polymer and Unifi Repreve to produce coldweather apparel insulation that is uniquely soft and extremely durable, with excellent shape retention. DuPont Sorona is made from 37 per cent renewable plant-based ingredients, using 30 per cent less energy with 63 per cent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as compared to nylon 6. The exceptional softness, inherent...

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TANTU organises interactive seminar on Performance Textiles

Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU Dr. Ram Sareen, Head Coach, Tukatech, USA Anshuman Dash from H&H Savannah Crawford, Chief Collaborator, Tukatech, USA Shayama Prasad Goswami of Kesoram Rayon Sanjib Sinha, General Secretary, TANTU 5th TANTU seminar on Performance Textiles: Athleisure and Active Sportswear was held on September 16, 2017 at India International Centre, New Delhi. There was exciting gathering of industry experts, academicians, professionals and Govt. officials from all over India discussing on athleisure and active sportswear. Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU and Seminar Chairman in his brief welcome address, mentioned the seminar as anwatershed event in the Athleisure...

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What is TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)?

“Inherent within the TPM concept are the aspects of enhancing the overall effectiveness (efficiency) of factory equipment and providing an optimal group organisational approach in the accomplishment of system maintenance activities. (Blanchard,1997)” Total Productive Maintenance can be understood as a holistic approach towards equipment maintenance where the aim is to achieve the best possible productivity with no breakdowns, no unplanned failures, no stops, no defects and no accidents. Being said that, how do we achieve it? Proactive and Preventive Maintenance is the key. The roles of production and maintenance teams in TPM are blurred in a way that the...

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