EURATEX 2022 spring report

May 16th, 2022

EURATEX has released its spring report, offering a detailed insight into trade figures for the European textile and apparel industry in 2021. The numbers are encouraging: comparing with the dramatic COVID-year 2020, EU exports of textile and clothing articles increased by +10.6%, while imports dipped by -7.5%. As a result, the EU trade deficit improved, […]

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TESTEX opens new office in Vietnam

May 13th, 2022

TESTEX is pleased to announce the official opening of its Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City, which will enable the Swiss testing and certification institute to deliver its premium services in a country with great economic potential and a strong textile industry. Vietnam is among the top textile producing countries and apparel exporters in […]

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Bemis Associates acquires Protechnic

May 12th, 2022

Bemis Associates, a manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for textiles, announced that it has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic. Bemis and Protechnic have complementary products and technology as well as a strong alignment in their corporate values and culture. Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product […]

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EURATEX reaching out to Ukrainian textile industry

May 10th, 2022

EURATEX has launched its EU-Ukraine Textile Initiative (EUTI), which aims at facilitating cooperation between European and Ukrainian textile and apparel companies. EUTI offers a single contact point for Ukrainian companies who seek support and cooperation with EU counterparts, and vice versa. That connection will be helpful to match supply and demand (e.g. there are many […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9th, 2022

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery […]

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BastCore partners with Texas Tech University

May 6th, 2022

BastCore has partnered with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University (TTU) to create a new platform that will deliver novel fiber solutions utilizing their Mcore product in addition to an environmentally friendly process for degumming, or delignification. The initial scope of work is to assess BastCore's chipped core wood (hurd) composition. "We are […]

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USTR 301 tariffs review statement by NCTO president & CEO Kim Glas

May 5th, 2022

Photo: Diamond Brand Gear National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas, representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement on the U.S. Trade Representative’s statutory four-year review of the China 301 tariffs. Statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We have long […]

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SANITIZED Launches New Biocide-Free Odorex

May 4th, 2022

SANITIZED AG is expanding its Sanitized® Odorex™ portfolio for odor-neutralizing technologies. The new OX20 product is usable on cotton, viscose, or man-made fibers. It does not contain any biocides, it is highly wash-resistant, and it can be combined well with other effects. Early on, SANITIZED identified the market need for textiles with an odor-neutralizing effect. […]

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Ari Gasner Joins Sattler Outdura

May 3rd, 2022

Sattler® Outdura®, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, has added industry veteran Ari Gasner to their team filling the new Sales, Outdura contract position that reports directly to Uli Tombuelt, Sattler Outdura USA CEO and director of sales, casual furniture division. “The contract and hospitality division is one area of the market that we […]

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Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers

May 2nd, 2022

Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers for the European automotive market using Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies. Maip Group, an international plastics formulator and compound producer, announces innovative compounds for new resins in the automotive market. Maip Compounding, the group’s manufacturing company, announces its Cherbio™ family based on Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies. Maip Compounding has released […]

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