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Pepper Valley creates E-textile solutions

Pepper Vally® is a Hellenic innovative company that creates e-textile solutions that revolutionalise sports and healthcare sectors MSc Aliki Goritsa and BSc Spiros Fragos are the two textile engineers that created Pepper Vally®, an alternative efficient business model of combining being a brand & manufacturer that for 10 years make it possible to do dedicated…
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Commission guidelines correctly do not consider viscose as plastic material

Brussels, 13 July 2021 – EURATEX welcomes the decision of the European Commission not to include viscose fibers in the guidelines implementing the Single Use Plastic directive. EURATEX welcomes the decision to keep the original definition of the concept “not been chemically modified” and avoid a new interpretation which would label viscose as plastic. Plastic…
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Rester Ltd. Creates a New Life for Textile Fibres

Finland, 7 July 2021 – Rester Ltd. is a Finnish recycling company with vast experience in industrial scale recycling solutions and closed-loop business models for textile waste streams.   In the summer of 2021, Rester Ltd. will open a brand-new, 3,000-square-metre textile waste refinement facility in Paimio, Western Finland. The new plant will give a significant boost to circularity in the textile…
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Redesigning fashion’s future

Rent, Wear, Return Textiles and clothing are an important sector in the global economy. Clothes are worn by everyone nearly all the time and for many clothes are an expression of personality and identity. In the last 15 years, clothing production has doubled. Fashion has created a significant negative impact to our environment on a…
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Joint Business Statement

EU-MERCOSUR ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT Brussels, 28 June 2021 – A coalition of 14 European business associations, representing different European sectors calls for the swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur association agreement. With the political agreement reached already 2 years ago (June 2019), now is the time to move forward and unlock the manifold mutual benefits that this…
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The natural circularity of speciality viscose fibres from Kelheim

For the development of their customised viscose speciality fibres, Kelheim Fibres relies on their Open Innovation concept. It brings together like-minded market participants to identify yet unmet consumer needs and to develop the corresponding solutions. By opening up their innovation process to the outside world, Kelheim Fibres creates market-oriented solutions based on actual consumer needs.…
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EURATEX Statement on the occasion of the EU-US Summit of 15 June 2021

Brussels, 15 June 2021 – The European textile and apparel industry welcomes the organisation of today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, and hopes our political leaders will launch a new era of closer cooperation across the Atlantic. Both the Covid19 pandemic and recent geopolitical tensions call for global solutions; the EU and the US should take…
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How Schappe Techniques’ yarns ended up on Mars

Last July, Nasa’s Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance robot kept millions of viewers around the world in suspense. Among the French know-how on board, the technical yarns of the Schappe Techniques will serve as a heat shield for the capsule during its return to earth, in 10 years. Specializing in the development of technical…
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113 U.S. and EU Organisations Urge EU and U.S. to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes

Lifting Tariffs Will Help Both Economies Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic In advance of the upcoming EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, the undersigned 113 organisations reiterate our call for the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing transatlantic trade disputes. The transatlantic relationship is of enormous economic importance to our sectors, and we…
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EURATEX calls for an effective EU Industrial strategy to counterbalance the effects of the pandemic

Brussels, 9 June 2021 – On the occasion of releasing its 2021 Spring Report, EURATEX calls the European Institutions to implement a new Industrial Strategy which will effectively support the European textiles industry. EURATEX welcomes the fact that Textile and Clothing industry is recognised as one of the 14 essential ecosystems of the European economy,…
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