Visitor and Exhibitor Records at Techtextil and Texprocess 2017

By   6 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – “Although we had extra personnel on our exhibition stand, visitors still had to queue on occasions. For us, the fair was fantastic”, said Dr Jan Zimmermann of Techtextil exhibitor Forster Rohner from Switzerland. Many of the 1,789 exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess had similar experiences. Over 47,500 visitors (an increase of around […]

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VDMA: German Technology to Meet United States and Mexican Textiles

By   6 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – The VDMA Textile Machinery Association will host B2B Forums and Technology Conferences on November 6, 2017 in Charlotte (NC), USA, and on November 8 – 9, 2017 in Mexico City.

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United States Cotton Production Projected to Increase in 2017

By   6 days ago

Washington D.C., United States – According to USDA’s initial projection for the 2017 crop, U.S. cotton production is forecast at 19.2 million bales, nearly 12 percent above the final 2016 estimate.

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The EU Grants Enhanced Market Access for Sri Lanka as a Reform Incentive

By   6 days ago

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The European Union will remove a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products entering the EU market in exchange for the country’s commitment to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labor conditions, protection of the environment, and good governance.

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Hohenstein Group Establishes the Hohenstein Health Center

By   6 days ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – With effect from 1 May 2017, the Hohenstein Institute has set up a new center for textile public health as part of its group of companies in Boennigheim. The Hohenstein Health Center will concentrate specifically on medical textiles, i.e. clothing, textile products or processes which affect human health. Prof. Dirk Höfer is […]

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Heimtextil 2018 Continues to Expand Offer for Architects and Hotel Furnishers

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Heimtextil is taking the next step towards becoming a top innovation and scientific platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel design. With the support of a think tank comprising members from across the world, the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles continues to expand its knowledge for the […]

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Italian Textile Machinery: 2017 Kicks Off with Growing Orders

By   2 weeks ago

Milan, Italy – 2017 has started off on a positive note for Italian textile machinery manufacturers. For the first quarter, orders have increased both in Italy and abroad. ACIMIT president Raffaella Carabelli: “Orders for the start of 2017 confirm a positive trend in major foreign markets, and a climate of trust for Italy’s textile industry […]

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Eight Smart Products Chosen for the Techtextil Innovation Award 2017

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – The Techtextil Innovation Awards were presented at the opening ceremony of Techtextil. An international jury honored eight products, including a bicycle lock made of high-tech textiles, an intelligent knee brace and a seamless load-securing net.

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Fast Forward to a Million…

By   6 days ago

Uster, Switzerland – The world-leading USTER® QUANTUM 3 generation of yarn clearers is set to reach a notable milestone in the autumn months, when the one millionth unit will be produced at USTER headquarters in Switzerland.

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Lenzing Group Achieves Best Quarterly Results in its History

By   6 days ago

Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing Group got off to a very good start in the year 2017. It succeeded in significantly improving first-quarter revenue and earnings and thus achieved the best quarterly results in the company’s history. The corporate strategy sCore TEN will continue to be implemented in a disciplined manner in order to further enhance […]

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Com4®Ring and Com4®Rotor License for Sirikcioglu Mensucat

By   2 weeks ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – Rieter recently awarded its customer Sirikcioglu Mensucat the license for high-class ring and rotor yarns. This licensing allows the company to now promote the yarns under the brand names Com4®ring and Com4®rotor.

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OTIZ Enters the PA66 Automotive Market with Oerlikon Barmag Technology

By   3 weeks ago

Remscheid, Germany – The Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Oriental Industries (Suzhou) Ltd. (OTIZ) successfully commissioned its first polyamide 66 investment recently. Here, the company put its faith in the Remscheid-based spinning systems constructor Oerlikon Barmag.

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20 Years Com4® Yarns – A Success Story

By   4 weeks ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – In 1997, Rieter created the trademark Com4®. It stands for yarns in superior and consistent quality, spun with the four Rieter spinning technologies. Today, more than 130 licensees supply Com4® yarns to weavers and knitters worldwide.

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Sinowin Focuses on Airbag Yarns Based on Oerlikon Barmag Solutions

By   4 weeks ago

Remscheid, Germany – Ten positions of the new Flex-6 concept for manufacturing polyamide 66 industrial yarns were recently commissioned at Sinowin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., China. Shortly before the exhibition Techtextil opens its doors in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 9-12, 2017 the Segment Manmade Fibers of the Swiss Oerlikon group has announced this project.

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Rieter Opens Service Branch in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

By   1 month ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – On April 6, 2017, Rieter opened a service branch in Kahramanmaraş, to support its customers in the south east of Turkey, together with the long-standing sales agent Erbel A.S., based in Istanbul and Adana, Turkey, with an even faster and better service.

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Fast and Accurate: Quality Assured for Filament Yarns

By   1 month ago

Uster, Switzerland – The amazing diversity of technical textiles applications is matched by the wide variety of quality characteristics needed in the raw material used – so filament yarn producers know they must work to the most stringent specifications and standards. Quality failings, especially in the critical parameter of yarn evenness, can be expensive, but […]

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Final Trade Report: 2017 shows Much Promise following an Energized Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   3 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – Any uncertainty about the state of the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry in the coming year was widely dispelled at last month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, with many exhibitors reporting strong increases in the number of contacts and enquiries they received compared to last year.

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Record-Setting 3,341 Exhibitors Praise Another Successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – After three days of steady business, new discoveries and networking amongst the global industry, the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair for the spring / summer season closed its doors with another exhibitor record set. 3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions made the most of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric’s […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition Opened on Wednesday with over 3,300 Exhibitors

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – The global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is gathering in Shanghai this week for the opening of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2017. The world’s largest trade event for the spring / summer season will play host to over 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in seven halls of […]

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Innotex Space to Feature New Zones at this Month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – With Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition now just two weeks away, over 3,300 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions are gearing up to present their latest collections to the industry at Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center. Amongst these offerings will be a number of innovative products in the Innotex […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Releases Spring / Summer 2018 Trends

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – Next month will see the global industry converge on Shanghai to source the latest apparel fabrics and accessories from some 3,000 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition.

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Milano Unica Pavilion Returns to Intertextile Shanghai Following 20% Increase in Buyers Last October

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – Amongst the many high-quality offerings in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ premium SalonEurope area is the Milano Unica Pavilion, which will feature again at the 2017 Spring Edition in March following a highly successful showing last October. The pavilion, which is by invitation only, recorded a 20% increase in buyers compared to the […]

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HeiQ Tackles the Potential Risk of Mosquito Borne Diseases with Its New Textile Technology “HeiQ Bug Guard”

By   3 months ago

Schlieren, Switzerland – The Swiss textile technology innovator HeiQ launches HeiQ Bug Guard at this year’s ISPO Munich. HeiQ Bug Guard is a reliable and highly effective technology for durable mosquito and insect protection. Wearing apparel empowered by HeiQ Bug Guard reduces the risk of mosquito and bug bites and consequently decreases the likelihood of […]

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Strong Growth in China Attracts Exhibitors to Intertextile Shanghai’s Premium Wool Zone

By   4 months ago

Shanghai, China – Across Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ wide range of product categories, many of the industry’s biggest names are returning to the 2017 Spring Edition following strong results at last year’s two fairs and reports of continued strong demand in China.

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Julia Gross-Müller wins the Innovative Apparel Public Award

By   6 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Julia Gross-Müller of Hochschule Trier won the first prize of the Innovative Apparel Public Award. Entitled ‘World Folklore’, her model was chosen as the visitors’ favorite at the Innovative Apparel Show during Techtextil and Texprocess 2017.

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Eight Smart Products Chosen for the Techtextil Innovation Award 2017

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – The Techtextil Innovation Awards were presented at the opening ceremony of Techtextil. An international jury honored eight products, including a bicycle lock made of high-tech textiles, an intelligent knee brace and a seamless load-securing net.

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Techtextil 2017: More Exhibitors than Ever Before

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Where high-tech and textiles meet: at Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main from 9 to 12 May, visitors can see, for example, an airbag for building workers, luminescent and heated garments, smart knee bandages, and textile-reinforced concrete with built-in sensors.

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Trützschler and Voith Introduce New Safety Standard for Wet-Laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machinery

By   2 weeks ago

Monchengladbach, Germany – In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) Nonwovens machines.

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Bags Packed for Space: The Textiles Needed for a Mission to Mars

By   3 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Beam me up, Scotty: a large amount of material has to be transported for a journey into space – and technical textiles account for a large proportion of them. Examples of the parts and products in which they are to be found will be on show at the ‘Living in Space’ exhibition […]

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SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at Techtextil

By   3 weeks ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will participate in the Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, Germany this May.

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Whether by Air, Land or Sea: Techtextil Presents Fibres for Mobile Applications

By   4 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – According to the German Association of the Yarns, Woven Fabrics and Technical Textiles Industry (Industrieverband Garne – Gewebe – Technische Textilien e.V. – IVGT), more than 40 fiber-based applications with a total surface area of 35 square meters go into the production of the average car today.

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From Home Textiles to Knitted Wire Meshes – Mayer & Cie. at Techtextil

By   4 weeks ago

Albstadt, Germany – Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting again this year at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt. The focus at the industry event, to be held from 9 to 12 May 2017, will be on innovative textile applications.

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Itema Announces Diversification Strategy; Acquires Majority Stake in Lamiflex and Minority Stake in NoeCha

By   2 weeks ago

Italy / Germany – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, finalized the agreements to acquire 61% of shares in Lamiflex, leading supplier of technical composite products, and a minority stake in NoeCha, provider of high-tech, wide-format printing solutions.

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From Home Textiles to Knitted Wire Meshes – Mayer & Cie. at Techtextil

By   4 weeks ago

Albstadt, Germany – Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting again this year at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt. The focus at the industry event, to be held from 9 to 12 May 2017, will be on innovative textile applications.

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Building for the Future with KARL MAYER

By   2 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany  – Textile-reinforced concrete – the theme of KARL MAYER’s presentation at TECHTEXTIL, to be held in Frankfurt from 9.-12.5.2017, stand 3.0/E 18

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Picanol Group Reports Seventh Consecutive Year of Strong Results: 119 Million Euro Profit in 2016, Best Result Ever

By   3 months ago

Ieper, Belgium – In line with the previously announced forecast, the Picanol Group realized a consolidated turnover of 639.78 million euros over the full 2016 financial year, which represented an increase in turnover of 20.8% compared to the 529.34 million euros recorded in 2015. This means that the Picanol Group outperformed its previous record year […]

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Mayer & Cie. Continues its Series of Successes in 2016

By   3 months ago

Albstadt, Germany  – The Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) can once again look back on an extraordinarily successful financial year. Mayer & Cie. has been able to record a substantial increase in sales of around ten percent for 2016.

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80 Years of KARL MAYER

By   4 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER, the market leader in the fields of warp knitting, warp preparation and machinery for technical textiles, will celebrate its 80-year anniversary this year. “We will organize various in-house shows for our business partners, giving them an insight into the future of textile development and production technology. Almost two years after […]

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India ITME 2016 – Groz-Beckert Presents Transparent Product Variety

By   6 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME) takes place in Mumbai, India from December 3 to 8, 2016. For the 10th time, the trade fair will be presenting international trends in the textile industry. Groz-Beckert will be among the exhibitors as well, with products and solutions in the areas of Knitting, Weaving, […]

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ITEMA Exhibits Latest Innovations in Airjet and Rapier Weaving Technology at India ITME 2016 (Hall 6 Booth B1)

By   6 months ago

Italy / India – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, has prepared an impressive product line-up for India ITME 2016 in Mumbai on December 3-8, 2016.

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Cornell Team Develops Machine with Aim of Ending Textile Waste

By   3 weeks ago

Ithaca, New York – The average American goes through roughly 70 pounds of clothing each year, creating approximately 21 billion pounds of clothing sent to landfills – five percent of all landfill waste, according to the Council for Textile Recycling.

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Continuous Growth of Companies Committing to the ZDHC Program and Safer Chemical Management

By   3 weeks ago

London, United Kingdom – ZDHC announced that seven new organisations join the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program and in doing so, support the Program’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industry to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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Lenzing Showcases New Sustainability Strategy on “World Earth Day”

By   3 weeks ago

Lenzing, Austria – Lenzing AG, globally leading producer of wood-based cellulose fibers, presented its new sustainability strategy within the context of the “World Earth Day” organized by the worldwide Earth Day Network. Each year millions of people actively participate in Earth Day on April 22 and stand up for the preservation of a livable environment.

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LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: First Certificates Issued

By   2 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – In time for its 25-year anniversary, the OEKO-TEX® Association has expanded its product portfolio to cater for the leather sector with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. The first certifications are being carried out with the sheepskin producers G.L. Bowron and Gerberei Hofbrucker, as well as with the retail chain LIDL.

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China’s First Wastewater Plant Using Radiation Opens

By   2 months ago

China / Austria – China inaugurated its first facility that uses electron beams to treat industrial wastewater, ushering in a new era for radiation technology in the world’s leading textile producer.

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GOTS Latest Version 5.0

By   3 months ago

Stuttgart, Germany – The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated.

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Green Initiatives Calls on Shanghai to End Textile Waste, Launches RE:FORM to Activate Eco-Responsible Fashion

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – Green Initiatives has just launched RE:FORM—an all encompassing new program designed to educate consumers on the impact of today’s clothing consumption habits and how the public can help tackle it.

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Primark Partnership with Cottonconnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association Announces Third Year Program Results

By   3 months ago

Republic of Ireland / United Kingdom – Primark has released new numbers revealing the impact of its Sustainable Cotton Program on women smallholders in India.

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Successful First Session by IAF at Texprocess Forum on Industry 4.0

By   6 days ago

Zeist, Netherlands – The first sub session featured Karsten Newbury of Gerber Technology, Philippe Ribera of Lectra and Dave Gardner of Spesa. Industry 4.0 and the digitization of the apparel industry in particular, is a powerful way to enable new and better business models. Company’s strategies must include digitization, the speakers said. It is not […]

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AAFA Releases Industry Testing Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery and Socks

By   6 days ago

Maryland, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association, in collaboration with the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC), released industry guidelines establishing testing standards for legwear, hosiery, and socks. Covering a range of issues – including product safety, labeling, and physical attributes such as color, fastness, and fit – this resource provides useful, product-specific testing […]

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Americhem Europe Redesigns Manufacturing Plant to Benefit Nonwovens Customers

By   1 month ago

Ohio, United States – Americhem Europe Limited, a global provider of colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, is completing a plant-wide renovation and redesign of the factory’s workflow. This endeavor represents an investment in the company’s customers and the industry, and the renovations are designed to give the plant a lean, first-class workflow that […]

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Texprocess Forum: Program Now Online

By   1 month ago

Frankfurt, Germany – For the fourth time, the Texprocess Forum will be held during the Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from 9 to 12 May 2017. At this international conference, experts from science and industry will present the latest textile-processing trends and knowledge in around 40 lectures and panel discussions spread over all […]

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Focus International Selects Visual Next Apparel Software Solutions

By   2 months ago

Canada / United Kingdom – Visual Next UK is pleased to announce that Focus International has appointed Visual Next to implement a new suite of software products, to replace their current systems and enable smoother processes across the business, from the sample stage through to dispatch.

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Innovative Apparel Show 2017 Becomes More International

By   2 months ago

Frankfurt, Germany – It was a highlight of the last Techtextil and Texprocess, and in 2017 it will become much more internationally-oriented: the “Innovative Apparel Show”. During Techtextil and Texprocess (9-12 May 2017), the international leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials, the “Innovative Apparel […]

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Industry 4.0: Texprocess Presents ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’ for the First Time

By   2 months ago

Frankfurt, Germany – On the way to Industry 4.0: at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair, a ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’ will present a live demonstration of an integrated production chain for apparel. In collaboration with the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research in Denkendorf and a number of well-known companies in the textile sector, […]

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Record-Setting 3,341 Exhibitors Praise Another Successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – After three days of steady business, new discoveries and networking amongst the global industry, the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair for the spring / summer season closed its doors with another exhibitor record set. 3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions made the most of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric’s […]

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Positive and Well-Established South China Fashion Market Sets Attractive Backdrop for July’s Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2017

By   2 weeks ago

Shenzhen, China – As part of Messe Frankfurt’s renowned Intertextile brand, Intertextile Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories (“Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen”) has a distinctive focus on the South China market, benefiting from this region’s promising market conditions and providing huge opportunities for exhibitors at this year’s fair.

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Using Digital Technology to Accelerate Business Growth: Assocham-Deloitte Study

By   2 months ago

New Delhi, India – In India, adoption of advanced business digital technologies can lead to increase in revenues by up to 27%, increase in employment by up to 84% and enhanced access to international markets by up to 65% for small and medium business (SMBs), according to ASSOCHAM-Deloitte joint study.

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Zünd at Texprocess 2017

By   2 months ago

Switzerland / Germany – In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customization and personalization is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for efficient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production, which is causing a major shift in the textile industry. Manufacturers are looking to convert more and more […]

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Heimtextil 2017: OEKO-TEX® Successfully Presents Product Portfolio

By   4 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – From the 10th to the 13th of January, the International OEKO-TEX® Association successfully presented products at Heimtextil Frankfurt, the popular leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. The fair highlighted the following: For suppliers in the furnishings market, too, it is more important than ever to focus on consumer confidence in addition […]

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Despite Living a Digital Life, 98 Percent of Generation Z Still Shop in-Store

By   4 months ago

New York, United States – Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a new study released by IBM and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores.

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New Generation of Bluesign® Bluefinder(pat.) is Online

By   5 months ago

St. Gallen, Switzerland – Peter Waeber, CEO of bluesign technologies says „2020 is now – you can use the ‘bluesign® approved’ products for your chemical change management to detox the supply chain. With the comprehensive range in the bluesign® bluefinder(pat.) all possible colors and common finishes are possible! Including more than 60 alternatives to PFCs! […]

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Dr. K.R. Kranthi Named Head of the Technical Information Section of ICAC

By   5 months ago

Washington D.C., United States – The ICAC Standing Committee has approved the appointment of Dr. K.R. Kranthi as the next Head of the organization’s Technical Information Section. Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi is currently the Director of the Central Institute of Cotton Research in Nagpur, India.

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TÜV SÜD and Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia Sign MOU

By   5 months ago

Munich, Germany – TÜV SÜD, one of the world‘s leading services provider in testing, inspection, audit and certification will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).

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