Category: Global

Bangladesh cabinet clears draft of textile act 2017

The Bangladesh cabinet has approved the draft of the Textile Act 2017, which will make it mandatory for all companies operating in the textile and apparel sectors to register their companies with the Directorate of Textiles. As per the draft, companies will have to obtain a license from the directorate to set up or operate a textile or apparel unit. This was informed by Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam to reporters after a cabinet meeting. “All industries related to the textiles and apparel sector will need to be registered with the Directorate of Textiles,” Alam said. “The directorate will...

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Christian Muser is new CTO for SSM AG

In January 2017 Christian Muser was appointed Chief Technology Officer/ CTO at SSM SchärerSchweiterMettler AG in Horgen. SSM is the brand and trend-setter that drives the global market in winding technology. Their competence lies in the handling of yarn during the winding and yarn processing operations, to obtain best package quality that combines all the necessary characteristics. Christian Muser holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (FH) from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW. In 2001 Muser joined SSM and has held several positions in the technical department. With Davide Maccabruni’s transfer to the CEO of SSM AG...

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SCS approved as certifier for responsible Wool Standard

Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard. SCS is now authorised to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under ‘Farm Scope’ of the standard. SCS is also in the licensing process for ‘Processing Scope’ of the standard. “We are pleased to be an approved licensed certification body and to be able to participate in this landmark sustainability initiative,” said Nicole Munoz, SCS Managing Director.”SCS has a long track record of experience in environmental sustainability certification. We are excited to bring this expertise to...

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Superfine merino wool helps kids with eczema

Challenging the common perception that wool may cause allergy and harm skin of children with eczema, scientists have found that superfine wool may actually decrease severity of symptoms. Superfine wool has greater ability to transfer moisture and heat than other major fibres and therefore maintains more stable microclimate between the skin and garment. The study has been carried out by scientists at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top five worldwide. The research has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Despite limited evidence, woollen clothing has...

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Lenzing expands Tencel fibre production at Burgenland

Lenzing, leading supplier of high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres to the textile and nonwovens industry, has announced that the company is expanding production capacities for its specialty fibre Tencel at its site in Heiligenkreuz, Burgenland in Austria. After obtaining all approvals and permits, the expansion project was initiated on March 21, 2017. Annual production capacities for fibres will be increased by about 25,000 tonne as a result of the investment. The fibres will be available to customers starting at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Lenzing put its first industrial-scale lyocell fibre production facility into operation 20 years...

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