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REACH - Joint Industry Views on the DU Notification for Authorised Uses - Art 66

After an authorisation has been granted for a specific substance and a specific use, holders of an authorisation as well as downstream users referred to it have to comply with some obligations.

According to Art 65 of REACH - The holders and downstream users shall include the authorisation number on the label before they place the substance or preparation containing the substance on the market for an authorised use without prejudice to Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 1999/45/EC. This shall be done without delay once the authorisation number has been made publicly available in accordance...[read more]



EURATEX welcomes Mr. Serge Piolat as its President taking the office in January 2015 for a two year term. Mr. Piolat worked out an ambitious programme to be accomplished during his presidency. As an experienced entrepreneur, he believes that European trade associations should always work hand in hand with industry. Euratex has to be aware of companies’ actual needs to efficiently support policy makers in strengthening the European textile and clothing manufacturing.


Mr. Piolat, succeeding Alberto Paccanelli who headed EURATEX during the last four years, pointed out: “Alberto...[read more]


Energy efficiency in apparel industry – impact on business, SESEC report released (copy 1)

The International Energy Agency highlights how energy efficiency can capture multiple benefits for those willing to address it, both in public policy making and in private business. Resource saving, costs reduction, better environment and higher industrial productivity may be just a few of the more shining of such benefits. Many barriers, however, are also observed to limit the uptake of energy efficiency opportunities.


The “information failure” is clearly one of those barriers which prevent an option to turn into a measurable concrete result. Thanks to the support of the European...[read more]


The French and Italian fashion industries ask for an ambitious European action plan serving the protection of creative industries

On the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the representative associations of textile and fashion – UIT, UFIH, SMI, Fédération Française de la Couture, UNIFAB, INDICAM, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding for protection and defense of fashion and creative industry at the headquarters of EURATEX in Brussels. With more than 180.000 enterprises, most of those SMEs, and nearly 1.8 million employees generating approximately 5 million indirect jobs, the European textile and apparel industry represents about 3% of the EU GDP.

These signatory organisations, representing...[read more]


The European Textile Finishing Industry Needs Urgent Political Action, Euratex President Alberto Paccanelli for Melliand International

The European textile and clothing industry, a leader in fashion, technology, quality and creativity, is increasingly facing new challenges impeding negatively on its future development. In the last 12-15 months, the shutdown of chemical companies in China, where essential components for the formulation of dyestuffs are produced, caused a sharp decrease in production of the main intermediates going to these formulations. It is today confirmed that the sudden shutdown in China is caused by stricter environment standards, in particular those related to waste water treatments. These regulatory...[read more]


2014 Final conference of the European Sector Skills Council on Education Training & Employment in the Textile Clothing Leather and Footwear industries: Consolidating success.

Stakeholders in the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear sectors gather to review the outcomes of another successful year’s coordination effort at European level to address skills development in this vital industry of the European economy.


The Council’s Second Report has been presented, updating and expanding sectoral intelligence on employment, education, training and skills, alongside the 2014 recommendations: one structural recommendation defining the conditions to maximise the Council’s impact on Employment and Skills, and four priority actions for future...[read more]


200 experts from the personal protective clothing and equipment sector gather for the 3rd PPE Lead Market Conference in Brussels

Brussels, 20 November 2014: The 3rd European Lead Market conference on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) took place on 18-19 November in Brussels. It provided a broad range of information on major aspects driving innovation in the PPE sector in Europe, from evolving workplace health and safety policies, to regulation and standardisation, emerging technologies and market trends and the evolving needs of buyers, public procurers and end-users in the European and global markets. The conference continued the traditions of the two preceding editions in 2008 and 2011, featuring interesting...[read more]

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