Category: Global

A.T.E. ties-ups with Zimmer and Union International

In the year 2014, Zimmer, Austria, and Union International, China, joined hands to introduce a flexible digital textile printer with an excellent price-performance ratio. The target was to meet the demand for a printer that can manage different run lengths efficiently, covering small lots for sampling as well as longer batches for regular print production. Union International has a long history in digital printing. Combining the technical and technological know-how of Zimmer, Austria, with the efficient manufacturing of Union International, China, and the next generation of digital printers named the Colaris-Infiniti series was developed. These models are based on...

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INVISTA licenses mills to practice dual core technology

In May of this year INVISTA announced it had purchased Cone Denim’s dual core patent portfolio. The patent estate covers a broad variety of dual core yarns, fabrics, and garments made from those fabrics, which are sold in the US, China, and most recently, Europe. Since the purchase, INVISTA has been meeting individually with its denim customers and providing selected weavers with licenses to practice the technology. One of the requirements for granting of a license is that the mills agree to use branded INVISTA products such as LYCRA® and LYCRA® T400® fibres in their dual core fabrics. “We...

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Bangladesh could overtake China to become EU’s largest apparel supplier

Bangladesh could overtake China to become the EU’s largest apparel supplier by 2020, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. In 2016 EU apparel imports from Bangladesh rose in volume for the ninth consecutive year and, as a result, Bangladesh’s share of the EU apparel imports from all sources almost doubled over the nine-year period, from 12.2 per cent to 23.4 per cent. China, by contrast, suffered further losses in share in the EU apparel import market in 2016. This trend has been apparent for some time now and it seems set to...

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TÜV Rheinland extends lead in fashion and textiles chemical management

TÜV Rheinland has extended its lead in the provision of chemical management solutions and services for the textile, fashion and footwear industry, following its accreditation as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation. Through the ZDHC Academy, TÜV Rheinland will provide brands and manufacturers with ZDHC-certified training to improve their knowledge and promote the practice of responsible chemical management. The training is an extension of the TÜV Rheinland Academy’s existing OHS (occupational health & safety) training programme for the textiles industry. Targeted at the global market, the first wave of training sessions, entitled...

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Tool to help textile companies evaluate water footprint developed

Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 per cent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 per cent of that is made available to satisfy society’s needs. Water is also an important resource for manufacturing and reducing water consumption through the deployment of sustainable production processes can be advantageous for both companies and the communities they operate in, as demonstrated by Ford’s water stewardship efforts. DNV GL and Paradigm Shirt are two more companies working to make responsible water consumption mainstream, with the...

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