Melliand International on Energy Made-to-Measure campaign
Where is energy used in my company? Where is it lost? When and why? What are the options and how long to repay the investment? What do the others do beyond the border? These, often un-addressed, questions represent information failures which block investments on energy savings. About 99 % of textile and clothing companies are SME’s, which implies the majority can hardly employ a skilled energy manger or distract the little staff from primary tasks to quantify potential savings, seek opportunities or just do data monitoring.
In 2014, Euratex in collaboration with dozens of...
Bio-based textile innovations
Techtextil presents many sustainable fibers - Revolutionary innovations are to be expected for the next decade on the interface between biology and technology.
This applies both to the basic materials for the synthetic materials industry and the packaging industry and for the manufacturing mechanisms in the textile industry as well. By every process which uses renewable resources and bio-technological procedures with the aim of producing materials or affecting their characteristics, the biologization of industry is moving forward. An increasing number of projects are aimed at...
European Textile Technology Platform Celebrates 10 years at its Annual Public Conference in Brussels
Brussels, 30 March 2015 - On 25-26 March 2015 the 10th annual public conference of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) took place in Brussels. Over 150 participants from 20 countries witnessed a very broad overview of key textile technologies which moved from research labs into industrial practice over the last 10 years or which are expected to do so over the next 10 years. It was an impressive demonstration of how innovative, high-tech and diversified the EU textile and clothing sector has become.
Alluding to these developments in his...
31st edition of the IAF World Fashion Convention to be hosted in Istanbul, Turkey.
The International Apparel Federation is heading to Istanbul this year to host the 31st IAF World Fashion Convention. With organizing partner TGSD, with support of IHKIB, this year’s World Fashion Convention will be hosted alongside the 8th Istanbul Fashion Conference on 14-15 October 2015, simultaneously with the Istanbul Fashion Week.
President Rahul Mehta recently visited Istanbul to meet with President Hikmet Tanriverdi of the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB) and President Şeref Fayat of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association (TGSD)....
EDANA Launched 2014-2015 Sustainability Report.
EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries today launched its 4th edition of the Sustainability Report. This edition highlights the three pillars of sustainability for every aspect for the nonwovens and related industries.
Press release - Report
NEW JOINT STEPS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE EUROPEAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Euratex-led Energy Made-to-Measure campaign - the initiative for energy efficiency in the European textile and clothing industry - will intensify as of 2015 thanks to new collaboration with both the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative and the Sustainable Technologies project of ACIMIT. Two separate Memorandums of Understanding have just been signed for these actions to join efforts with the campaign for the benefit of the European companies. Press Release
Also see in Italian (by ACIMIT) and in German (by VDMA)
Digital integration, energy and resource efficiency in the textile and clothing industry in the Euro-Mediterranean area
On 27-28 April 2015 in Krakow (Poland), the European Commission in cooperation with the Małopolska Krakow Region organises a Conference on Digital Communication, Energy and Resource Efficiency in Textile and Clothing Industry in the Euro-Mediterranean Area. The event is organised every year in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue in textile and clothing industry to exchange successful business practices, programmes and policies which this year will focus on digital integration, energy efficiency and sustainability of textile materials. The ultimate goal is to boost cooperation and...