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China unveils new standard for clothing with filling

China has unveiled an updated product standard GB/T 2662 for clothes with fillings. The new version, which replaces the 2008 version and will be implemented from December 1, 2017, covers woven textile fabric clothing filled with natural fibres, chemical fibres, or their blend, clothing that has animal fur or artificial fur linings and/or detachable linings. The 2017 version of the standard, released by the National Technical Committee of Garments of the Standardisation Administration, replaces the 2008 version. The new standard was included in number 11 announcement 2017, of newly approved national standards in the People’s Republic of China. The...

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Huntsman Textile Effects introduces HIGH IQ® Lasting Colour and HIGH IQ® Lasting White

Huntsman Textile Effects has further updated the High IQ® performance assurance program to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for textiles that stay looking newer for longer. The global leader in intelligent effects has extended the world’s only colour retention program with High IQ® Lasting Colour and Lasting Colour eco, plus High IQ® Lasting White with cutting-edge fluorescent whitening agents and stain management technologies. Consumers want garments that retain their new look through multiple home launderings. At the same time, there is a global call for more environmentally friendly textiles, produced with less water and energy. Alkaline...

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Devan launches new antimicrobial brand line

Ronse – Devan Chemicals, a Belgian-headquartered provider of finishing technologies, recently launched a new multifunctional antimicrobial brand line. The brand line consists of their well-known, but recently rebranded quat-silane antimicrobial solution, combined with extra features. This enables textile manufacturers to apply multiple functionalities via one single treatment. BI-OME®, Devan’s recently rebranded antimicrobial solution, has been launched with interesting extra features. The speciality chemical provider has combined its antimicrobial technology with other functional finishes in its product range and now offers a variety of combinations: • BI-OME® Quick dry combines the antimicrobial properties (for odour control) with advanced moisture management...

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Archroma partners with Fashion Institute of Technology on Colour Center

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, announced today that its Archroma Colour Management service business has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and its Textile Development and Marketing Department to create the first Archroma Colour Center. The Archroma Colour Center @FIT is a facility where FIT students can utilize leading-edge industry colour management tools for their design projects, gaining hands-on expertise that equips them for successful careers in the fashion and textiles industries. FIT students designed the space under the direction of Sean Cormier, an associate professor at the college’s Textile Development and Marketing...

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Two new trade fairs organised by Messe Frankfurt France

Leatherworld will have its launch in Paris from 17 to 20 September 2018, alongside Texworld, Apparel Sourcing, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld Denim and Avantex Paris. Messe Frankfurt France is thus adding to the attractiveness of its two annual Paris shows with a new dedicated area solely for the leather sector. “Leatherworld Paris is a new event with the Messe Frankfurt France hallmark. In keeping with our policy of always being attuned to the market, we observed that many visitors were aware that countries exhibiting at Apparel Sourcing Paris and Texworld Paris also have a tremendous pool of firms that...

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