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Fortums project Bio2X
07.05.2020

Atte Virtanen appointed Head of Business Development at Fortum Bio2X

Mr Atte Virtanen has been appointed Head of Business Development at the Fortum Bio2X bioeconomy programme as of 1 May 2020. Atte will play a key role in establishing Bio2X partnerships, helping partners to advance more sustainable businesses, as well as developing industrial biorefinery operations together with the programme team.

Before joining Fortum, Atte was working 10 years in the Netherlands for Trespa International B.V and in Italy for Arpa Industriale S.p.A. In both companies, he was leading R&D activities in the areas of cellulose materials and thermosetting resins. In addition, Atte gained experience from production environment during his time at Stora Enso’s Kotka mills, where he worked several years both in paper production and in a paper impregnating plant.

Over the years, Fortum Bio2X has built a team with a focus on research and development, including piloting different production technologies. The programme is now moving on to the next phase by developing competencies in operations and maintenance. As part of this phase, Atte will help to shift the attention to commercializing the biomass fractions.

Mr Atte Virtanen has been appointed Head of Business Development at the Fortum Bio2X bioeconomy programme as of 1 May 2020. Atte will play a key role in establishing Bio2X partnerships, helping partners to advance more sustainable businesses, as well as developing industrial biorefinery operations together with the programme team.

Before joining Fortum, Atte was working 10 years in the Netherlands for Trespa International B.V and in Italy for Arpa Industriale S.p.A. In both companies, he was leading R&D activities in the areas of cellulose materials and thermosetting resins. In addition, Atte gained experience from production environment during his time at Stora Enso’s Kotka mills, where he worked several years both in paper production and in a paper impregnating plant.

Over the years, Fortum Bio2X has built a team with a focus on research and development, including piloting different production technologies. The programme is now moving on to the next phase by developing competencies in operations and maintenance. As part of this phase, Atte will help to shift the attention to commercializing the biomass fractions.

The Bio2X programme is part of Fortum’s strategy to build options for significant new businesses that improve resource efficiency and provide smart solutions. It aims to be the straw refiner with superior material efficiency and a leading supplier of responsible textile fibres. Bio2X focuses on an efficient use of the cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin fractions in order to replace fossil or otherwise detrimental raw materials in numerous end-use applications.

Weitere Informationen:
Fortum Sustainability
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Fortum Cooperations

Primary Vittorio Segramora of San Gerardo Hospital with a nurse wearing one of the 1,800 donated gowns (c) GB Network
Primary Vittorio Segramora of San Gerardo Hospital with a nurse wearing one of the 1,800 donated gowns
29.04.2020

Call to action of the fashion world

  • Diana, Giusy, Simona and Marina. The call to action of the fashion world was born from four women engaged in the field of sustainability. On the occasion of Fashion Revolution Week, we tell you their story and the results achieved

A task force of Italian textile companies active in our area supported the first call to action launched at the fashion world by four women who have always been involved in the field of sustainability. The appeal launched on March 19th by the green journalist Diana de Marsanich, Giusy Bettoni, founder and CEO of C.L.A.S.S.

  • Diana, Giusy, Simona and Marina. The call to action of the fashion world was born from four women engaged in the field of sustainability. On the occasion of Fashion Revolution Week, we tell you their story and the results achieved

A task force of Italian textile companies active in our area supported the first call to action launched at the fashion world by four women who have always been involved in the field of sustainability. The appeal launched on March 19th by the green journalist Diana de Marsanich, Giusy Bettoni, founder and CEO of C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy)the eco multi-platform hub specialized in integrating a new generation of eco values into fashion, products and companies, Simona Roveda, Editorial Director and Director of Institutional Communication of LifeGate and Marina Spadafora, Italian Country Coordinator of Fashion Revolution and currently collaborating with Luxury Fashion Brands to implement responsible strategies in their companies have luaunched a call-to-action project which has brought together textile companies to manufacture PPE garments for the medical staff working in San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, near Milan.

The companies that answered the call-to-action are: Filo d’Oro, Mantero, ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei, C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy) e Zerobarracento, Iluna Group, Lg Electronics, Jimmy Lion, Personal Genomics, Isamar Holyday Village, Marcolin Eyewear, Maglificio Ripa.

During the last weeks the 4 women collected about 1,800 non-drip cotton and non-woven TNT gowns for sanitary use, about 400 protective masks for multipurpose washable, bacteriostatic, breathable and water-repellent prevention, 1,000 washable cotton surgical caps, 150 complete protective googles eye masks, two microwave ovens for hospital departments to offer support to medical and healthcare personnel by helping them in the few breaks during the grueling shifts of this period, a supply of samples of cotton socks, 300 cotton masks + polyester outer layer, water-repellent and antibacterial, and free weekly stays made available to doctors, nurses, civil protection personnel and families with related children involved in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GB Network Marketing Communications Srl

 

Beaulieu International Group and Greencare (c) Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu International Group and Greencare
16.04.2020

Tessutica produces furniture upholstery from recycled marine waste

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)’s Tessutica business is proud to announce a new product line in upholstery. Greencare fabrics are created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste. The fabrics themselves can then be 100% recycled into pellets again.

The new Greencare collection is made with 100% recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics and is certified with the the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. The company used recycled yarns from regular post-consumer PET bottles from the oceans, landfills and upcycled cotton from garments.
For this, Tessutica partnered with the Seaqual project, which brings plastic waste back into the manufacturing chain. Through the recycling process there is no usage of new petroleum which decresases the CO₂  emissions significantly compared to the use of virgin polyester.

With growing demands for sustainability within the business world as well as from end-consumers, Tessutica felt it was the right choice to offer a product line that comes with a full guarantee of environmental consciousness.

 

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)’s Tessutica business is proud to announce a new product line in upholstery. Greencare fabrics are created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste. The fabrics themselves can then be 100% recycled into pellets again.

The new Greencare collection is made with 100% recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics and is certified with the the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. The company used recycled yarns from regular post-consumer PET bottles from the oceans, landfills and upcycled cotton from garments.
For this, Tessutica partnered with the Seaqual project, which brings plastic waste back into the manufacturing chain. Through the recycling process there is no usage of new petroleum which decresases the CO₂  emissions significantly compared to the use of virgin polyester.

With growing demands for sustainability within the business world as well as from end-consumers, Tessutica felt it was the right choice to offer a product line that comes with a full guarantee of environmental consciousness.

 

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EMG

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Varvaressos presents SUPREME GREEN COTTON
07.04.2020

Varvaressos presents SUPREME GREEN COTTON®

SUPREME GREEN COTTON®: the water-saving, GMO-free and 100% traceable material

A satellite-powered drip irrigation system, made in Europe and a set of influential eco-certifications that grant 100% traceable products and attest corporate responsibility. These are the innovations behind the  collection by Varvaressos S.A. European Spinning Mills.

FROM SMART COTTON FIELDS…
Water usage is one of the pressing issues in cotton production. Varvaressos uses Israeli technologies and expertise in water management and has customized a sustainable technology that allows reducing water consumption up to 40%. Thanks to the advanced drip irrigation system, plants are watered and fed without wasting water. Another critical issue of cotton production is GMO. All the farmers and producers are carefully selected to guarantee the highest GMO-free quality as well as the most sustainable standards in line with EU strict regulations.

SUPREME GREEN COTTON®: the water-saving, GMO-free and 100% traceable material

A satellite-powered drip irrigation system, made in Europe and a set of influential eco-certifications that grant 100% traceable products and attest corporate responsibility. These are the innovations behind the  collection by Varvaressos S.A. European Spinning Mills.

FROM SMART COTTON FIELDS…
Water usage is one of the pressing issues in cotton production. Varvaressos uses Israeli technologies and expertise in water management and has customized a sustainable technology that allows reducing water consumption up to 40%. Thanks to the advanced drip irrigation system, plants are watered and fed without wasting water. Another critical issue of cotton production is GMO. All the farmers and producers are carefully selected to guarantee the highest GMO-free quality as well as the most sustainable standards in line with EU strict regulations.

…TO RESPONSIBLE GINNING AND SPINNING PROCESS
Varvaressos has taken care of its territory, meeting the economic needs and increasing the productivity of local farmers and business. Indeed, the whole supply chain is located within 200 km by the company. To prove that, the company allows the customers to trace the production phases through a QR-Code

…AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE SOLUTIONS
The company introduces the first textile developments that use SGC created by European leading companies. Both woven and knit proposals mainly 100% SUPREME GREEN COTTON® highlighting at best the versatility of the fiber.

CERTIFICATIONS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
The collection’s  is guaranteed by certifications such as the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® which attests the transparency and traceability. The company has also obtained the STeP by OEKO-TEX® - Sustainable Textile Production - certification for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities along the textile chain, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
 

 

Weitere Informationen:
Varvaressos Sustainability cotton OEKO TEX
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

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ISKOs shared its R-TWO Platform
11.03.2020

ISKO shared R-TWO™ at Drapers Sustainable Fashion Forum

ISKO presented its 100% responsible platform, R-TWO™.

The denim ingredient brand hosted a special panel to discuss some of the advancements in technology that are making the fashion industry more responsible: from R-TWO™ to automated laser technology.

With the fashion industry being considered one of the world’s most polluting businesses-sectors, collaborating and knowledge sharing are key in finding solutions for a better future. Fully aware of this scenario, ISKO was the headline sponsor at The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Forum brings together responsible players to discuss what can be done to tackle the industry’s environmental and social issues through innovation and creativity.

ISKO presented its 100% responsible platform, R-TWO™.

The denim ingredient brand hosted a special panel to discuss some of the advancements in technology that are making the fashion industry more responsible: from R-TWO™ to automated laser technology.

With the fashion industry being considered one of the world’s most polluting businesses-sectors, collaborating and knowledge sharing are key in finding solutions for a better future. Fully aware of this scenario, ISKO was the headline sponsor at The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Forum brings together responsible players to discuss what can be done to tackle the industry’s environmental and social issues through innovation and creativity.

Sharing knowledge, collaborating for change.
As evidence of its Responsible Innovation™ approach, ISKO presented the R-TWO™ program, its latest
responsible achievement. Stemming from the mill’s holistic vision, R-TWO™ represents a great example of how reducing, reusing, and recycling strategies can be implemented in a textile business to improve its  environmental performance.
The R-TWO™ reduces the amount of raw material sourced by using a blend of reused cotton and recycled polyester – both certified –, improving sourcing efficiency throughout the entire field-to-fabric production.
Reused cotton is certified with the Content Claim Standard – or CCS – from the Textile Exchange. As for recycled polyester, it can be either Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) or Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified, depending on the content percentages. Together with this cutting-edge and fully responsible program, ISKO also uses automated laser
technology developed in partnership with Jeanologia.

“How technology can help make the fashion industry more sustainable”:
On March 11th, ISKO hosted a discussion about ways, to make the fashion industry more responsible
The panel was moderated by David Shah, consultant on design and marketing development, Publisher and CEO at Metropolitan Publishing BV and Associate Professor at ARTez (Arnhem, the Netherlands) and Associate Professor at Renmin University, (Beijing, China). The talk involved Keith O’Brien, ISKO Marketing & Business Development Manager, Victoria Soto, Jeanologia Custom Technology Consultant and Filippo Ricci, Fashion Open Studio Program & Partnership Manager.

 

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Menabò Group, Global Press and PR Support

10.02.2020

Internationale Baumwolltagung Bremen 2020: Keynotes

Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit und Klimawandel

Passion for Cotton: Die 35. Internationale Baumwolltagung Bremen im historischen Rathaus der Hansestadt startet am 25. März. Doch bevor in den einzelnen Sessions fachspezifische Fragen in Detailtiefe erörtert werden, lenken die prägnanten wie inspirierenden Keynotes führender Wirtschaftsexperten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis zum Auftakt der Tagung den Blick auf die aktuellen Trends und Herausforderungen der Brache und die sich  daraus ergebenden Konsequenzen für die Weltwirtschaft.

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit

„Klimawandel – ein Sturm im Wasserglas?“, fragt Kai Hughes, Geschäftsführender Direktor des International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington D.C., USA, in seinem Vortrag provokant. Ziel seiner Präsentation ist es, die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels für die Landwirtschaft und die Baumwollproduktion im Besonderen herauszuarbeiten. Darauf aufbauend sollen konkrete  Handlungsansätze und Lösungen innerhalb der Baumwoll-Community diskutiert werden.

Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit und Klimawandel

Passion for Cotton: Die 35. Internationale Baumwolltagung Bremen im historischen Rathaus der Hansestadt startet am 25. März. Doch bevor in den einzelnen Sessions fachspezifische Fragen in Detailtiefe erörtert werden, lenken die prägnanten wie inspirierenden Keynotes führender Wirtschaftsexperten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis zum Auftakt der Tagung den Blick auf die aktuellen Trends und Herausforderungen der Brache und die sich  daraus ergebenden Konsequenzen für die Weltwirtschaft.

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit

„Klimawandel – ein Sturm im Wasserglas?“, fragt Kai Hughes, Geschäftsführender Direktor des International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington D.C., USA, in seinem Vortrag provokant. Ziel seiner Präsentation ist es, die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels für die Landwirtschaft und die Baumwollproduktion im Besonderen herauszuarbeiten. Darauf aufbauend sollen konkrete  Handlungsansätze und Lösungen innerhalb der Baumwoll-Community diskutiert werden.

Mit seinem Vortrag „Das Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm von HUGO BOSS… und was unser Kunde damit zu tun hat“ rollt Andreas Streubig, Direktor Global Sustainability Hugo Boss AG, Metzingen, Deutschland, die textile Wertschöpfungskette, mit der Konsumentenebene beginnend, von einer anderen Seite auf. Als Vertreter einer  Premiummarke für Damen- und Herrenbekleidung geht Streubig auf das Thema Nachhaltigkeit als strategisches Element der Unternehmensstrategie ein und informiert darüber, wie Elemente der Strategie bei Hugo Boss konkrete Umsetzung finden.

Die sich verändernde Rolle der Banken in der Finanzierung des Baumwollmarktes beleuchtet Rüdiger Senft, Leiter des Nachhaltigkeitsbereichs bei der Commerzbank, Frankfurt a.M., Deutschland. Neben einer allgemeinen Einführung zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit und Bankenregulierung geht Senft in seiner Präsentation auf die Finanzierung des Baumwollhandels unter sozialen und ökologischen Gesichtspunkten ein.

Moderiert wird die Eröffnungssession am 25. März von Bill Ballenden, als Gründer und Inhaber von Dragontree, Swindon, UK, einer Online-Auktionsplattform für den Baumwollhandel. Als ehemaliger Baumwollmanager für Louis Dreyfus in Europa und Asien verfügt Bill Ballenden über langjährige Erfahrung in der Branche.


Querschnittsthemen: Digitalisierung, Gender,  Wertschöpfungsketten

Die anschließende Session im Tagungsprogramm mit der Headline "A Wider View" ist aktuell prägenden Trends und wichtigen Querschnittsthemen der Branche gewidmet. Dies geht über klassische Baumwollthemen deutlich hinaus.

Um die Rolle der Baumwolle in einer zunehmend digital gesteuerten Lieferkette geht es in einem Vortrag von Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing für Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, USA. Wesentliche Stichworte sind hier schnellere Lieferzeiten, vertikale Integration, Transparenz und Rückverfolgbarkeit.

Der Vortrag von Roger Gilmartin, Geschäftsführer von Tri-Blend Consulting, Charlotte, USA, „Das Geheimrezept für zum richtige Zeitpunkt gelieferte, kostenoptimierte und hochwertige Baumwollkleidung“, verspricht spannende und aufklärende Einsichten. Das Unternehmen führt Studien zur Performance unterschiedlicher Baumwollvarietäten während des gesamten Verarbeitungsprozesses bis zum fertigen Garn durch und bewertet diese nach wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten.

Amy Jackson, Better Cotton Initiative, London, UK, stellt die „Women in Cotton“ Initiative der ICA Liverpool vor. Die Initiative möchte durch das Engagement sowie den Einfluss von Frauen in der Baumwollindustrie zu vergrößern und ihnen z. B. durch den Aufbau von Netzwerken im Austausch eine stärkere Stimme zu verleihen.

Einen Einblick in die aktuelle Entwicklung der Wertschöpfungskette von Baumwolle, Textilien und Bekleidung in Afrika gibt Navdeep Singh Sodhi, International Strategic Management Consultant der Gherzi Textile Organisation, Schweiz, in seinem Vortrag. Afrika wird mit Blick auf die kommenden Jahrzehnte, auch in Anbetracht des Bevölkerungswachstums, ein hohes Potential beim Aufbau von Wirtschaftsstrukturen zur Verbesserung von Einkommen und Wohlstand zugesprochen.

Thomas Schneider, Professor an der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin und tätig im Fachbereich Produktionsplanung und -steuerung, Textile Werkstoffe, Werkstoffprüfung ist Moderator der Session. Als Koryphäe auf seinem Gebiet bringt Thomas Schneider mehr als 30 Jahre Erfahrung in der wissenschaftlichen wie anwendungsorientierten Forschung im Textil- und Faserbereich mit, unter anderem im Faserinstitut Bremen e.V.

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Bremer Baumwollbörse

 TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future (c) Premium Exhibitions GmbH
Alina Hahn, Marie Sandmann, Maren Wiebus, Damien Winpenny, Marie-Luise Patzelt
21.11.2019

TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 
SEEK is Europe’s most successful trade show for pop, street and sneaker culture. This is where the key players meet, where the looks of tomorrow are showcased, modelled and retold, where classics are celebrated, authenticity rules the roost and where icons take their positions alongside shooting stars. SEEK is essential participation for anyone looking to curate a modern, youthful and relevant range.

The shift from a niche event to a large trade show is now complete with a new logo and campaign design. SEEK has emerged from its transformation to reveal that its content and visual look are as relevant as ever!  

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 
SEEK is Europe’s most successful trade show for pop, street and sneaker culture. This is where the key players meet, where the looks of tomorrow are showcased, modelled and retold, where classics are celebrated, authenticity rules the roost and where icons take their positions alongside shooting stars. SEEK is essential participation for anyone looking to curate a modern, youthful and relevant range.

The shift from a niche event to a large trade show is now complete with a new logo and campaign design. SEEK has emerged from its transformation to reveal that its content and visual look are as relevant as ever!  

Together with creative agencies Karl Anders and Haebmau, the SEEK team has been working for weeks on the brand’s new branding. The result: a visual concept with a strong message.

“The handshake is the right imagery and commitment to our stance and that of the SEEK community.”

“SEEK stands for strength and business just as much as for communality and good vibes! ‘Get Along’ articulates a feeling of agreement, of moving forward and getting to grips with things. We all want to shape a positive future for our industry – as partners and by joining forces.”, explains Fashion Director Maren Wiebus.

CREATIVE CONNECTION: Karl Anders and Haebmau
 
The Hamburg-based agency Karl Anders, which was established by Claudia Fischer-Appelt and Lars Kreyenhagen, was commissioned to come up with the creative concept and design language for the logo and campaign.

“With the new look we are entering a new era for SEEK as a brand. Lots of brands have chosen a design using Helvetica in recent years,” says Claudia Fischer-Appelt, Creative Director at Karl Anders. “We are now signalling a clear shift in another direction. Confident, bold and independent. With the logo we are inviting the viewer to play with the linear layout in their head; we are breaking viewing habits, making a statement and revving things up a gear. SEEK, there it is.”
 
The artwork is the result of a process of in-depth debate with the SEEK brand that took place over several weeks both within the team and also with the support of lifestyle agency Haebmau. Workshops, research and analyses ultimately led to a new, strong brand identity. SEEK is focussed on both established and new players and stands for the WE.

“I have known SEEK since it was in its infancy, so to me it was always like a little brother of the large, successful PREMIUM. Quirky and different, always interesting but somehow not quite so imposing,” says Markus Bublitz, Executive Creative Director at Haebmau. “SEEK today is more grown-up, confident and sharper. Thanks to its position in the market, which it has conquered over the years, it no longer needs to please everyone but can afford to be controversial. This can offer space for new, creative ideas.”

SEEK is edgy, clean-cut and unpolished.

We are all about statement design, new classics, denim and sportswear. SEEK is the trade show event for the fashion community. SEEK knows who calls the shots; it boosts sales and is the place for the next generation of decision-makers to get together. Unlike all the others, SEEK is unconventional and the antidote to boring.

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Premium Exhibitions GmbH

(c) Sappi Europe
04.11.2019

Zusammenarbeit von Sappi und Constantia Flexibles für nachhaltige Verpackungslösungen

Weltweit steigt die Nachfrage nach umweltfreundlichen und nachhaltigen papierbasierten Verpackungslösungen. Sappi erzielt große Fortschritte bei der Entwicklung innovativer proprietärer Barrierepapier-Technologien, um neue Möglichkeiten zur Abdeckung dieses Bedarfs anzubieten. Damit konnte Sappi das weltweit größte Lebensmittel- und Getränkeunternehmen – Nestlé – bei der Einführung des Snack-Riegels YES! in einer Verpackung aus recycelbarem Papier unterstützen: Der Papierhersteller arbeitete eng mit Nestlé und dem Verpackungslieferanten Constantia Flexibles an der Entwicklung von Lösungen, die für Herstellungsprozesse von recycelbarem Papier geeignet sind.

Weltweit steigt die Nachfrage nach umweltfreundlichen und nachhaltigen papierbasierten Verpackungslösungen. Sappi erzielt große Fortschritte bei der Entwicklung innovativer proprietärer Barrierepapier-Technologien, um neue Möglichkeiten zur Abdeckung dieses Bedarfs anzubieten. Damit konnte Sappi das weltweit größte Lebensmittel- und Getränkeunternehmen – Nestlé – bei der Einführung des Snack-Riegels YES! in einer Verpackung aus recycelbarem Papier unterstützen: Der Papierhersteller arbeitete eng mit Nestlé und dem Verpackungslieferanten Constantia Flexibles an der Entwicklung von Lösungen, die für Herstellungsprozesse von recycelbarem Papier geeignet sind.

„Sappi kooperiert mit führenden Markenartikelherstellern, um erneuerbare papierbasierte Verpackungslösungen zu entwickeln. Diese Lösungen müssen die Ansprüche an die Wiederverwertbarkeit der Verpackungen erfüllen, ohne Kompromisse bei Lebensmittelschutz und Haltbarkeit einzugehen“, kommentiert Susanne Oste, Vice President of Innovations and Sustainability bei Sappi Europe, das Projekt. „Ein Beispiel dafür ist die neue Sappi-Guard-Produktlinie. Sie bietet Markenartikelherstellern Süßwarenverpackungen aus Papier, die der Marktnachfrage nach nachhaltigeren Produkten gerecht werden.“

Weitere Informationen:
Sappi Constantia Flexibles
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RUESS PUBLIC T GMBH

 Sustainability Takes Centre-stage At Leading Bangladesh Shows (c) Bangladesh Apparel Exchange
15.10.2019

Sustainability Takes Centre-stage At Leading Bangladesh Shows

  • Bangladesh’s biggest denim expo takes place 5-6 November
  • The show runs concurrently with the Sustainable Apparel Forum Bangladesh
  • From 4-6 November, Bangladesh becomes the perfect meeting point for stakeholders in the global apparel industry

DHAKA - Responsibility is the theme of the 11th Bangladesh Denim Expo which takes place on 5th and 6th November at International Convention City in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The event, now firmly established as one of the world’s leading denim trade shows, runs alongside the Bangladesh Sustainable Apparel Forum.

Bangladesh Denim Expo

Around 100 exhibitors from 11 countries, including host Bangladesh, will participate in this year’s denim expo. Other participating countries are china, Japan, Italy, India, Singapore, Brazil, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey and Germany.

  • Bangladesh’s biggest denim expo takes place 5-6 November
  • The show runs concurrently with the Sustainable Apparel Forum Bangladesh
  • From 4-6 November, Bangladesh becomes the perfect meeting point for stakeholders in the global apparel industry

DHAKA - Responsibility is the theme of the 11th Bangladesh Denim Expo which takes place on 5th and 6th November at International Convention City in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The event, now firmly established as one of the world’s leading denim trade shows, runs alongside the Bangladesh Sustainable Apparel Forum.

Bangladesh Denim Expo

Around 100 exhibitors from 11 countries, including host Bangladesh, will participate in this year’s denim expo. Other participating countries are china, Japan, Italy, India, Singapore, Brazil, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey and Germany.

H&M Group is collaborating with Bangladesh Denim Expo for the forthcoming 11th edition of the event and a number of guest speakers will be present from the company, including Pierre Borjesson, head of sustainability, global production. Other guest speakers include Andrew Olah, the founder of Kingpins Denim show, Alice Tonello, R&D director with the Tonello Group, world renowned denim designer, Piero Turk and Jordi Juani, Asia regional director with Jeanologia.

Through a series of product displays, presentations, seminar sessions & panel discussions, the Expo will encourage healthy debate and interaction among exhibitors and visitors to champion a more responsible denim industry. One of these, of course, is sustainability and within this sits the issue of responsibility – an overriding theme of this year’s event. Denim manufacture faces huge challenges with regards its social and environmental responsibility, with production techniques having potentially far-reaching ramifications for the environment as well as people involved in the production process.

However, the industry and its supply chain are making impressive progress on these issues with Bangladesh – now the world’s largest producer of denim – leading the way in terms of addressing some of the sustainability challenges relating to denim production, including excessive use of water and chemicals. Mostafiz Uddin is the organiser of Bangladesh Denim Expo. Uddin has watched with interest the evolution of the denim industry, with each Expo marking continued and gradual progress being made by the more progressive players in the industry.

Uddin says: “The way that business and product development is conducted can have far reaching consequences on the environment, on the people that make the product and the product’s end use & life-span. “It is the duty of all stakeholders in the apparel industry to acknowledge this responsibility and to analyse our business practices, for the benefit of all.” Emphasising the theme of responsibility within Denim Expo is the fact that revenues from the expo support the running and presentation of the Sustainable Apparel Forum.

Sustainable Apparel Forum

The Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) is the biggest annual sustainable apparel event in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) along with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) as co-organiser will jointly carry out the 2nd edition of the SAF on 5th Nov 2019.

This is the second edition of the Sustainable Apparel Forum, with the first-ever forum held in 2017 in Dhaka. The objective of this year’s forum is accelerating the momentum of sustainability in Bangladesh apparel industry.

The forum will see more than 50 speakers gathered from Bangladesh and overseas sharing expert opinions across five panel discussions covering current issues in the country’s apparel industry. These include human resources, transparency in business, water conservation, purchasing practices, sustainable chemical management, waste management, circular economy in textiles and climate change to name a few.

Additionally, the conference will host several knowledge building technical presentations from renowned organisations which will cover different issues relating to sustainability, including waste management, protection of the environment and better working conditions.

Speakers at the show include Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, H. E. Benoit Préfonatine High Commissioner, High Commission of Canada, Bangladesh, and Dr. Rubana Huq President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association, Sheikh Fazle Fahim, President, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Pierre Börjesson, Head of Sustainability – Global Production, H&M Group, Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director, International Labor Organization, Peter McCallister, Executive Director, Ethical Trading Initiative and H.E. Winnie Estrup Petersen Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Bangladesh.

Prior to this year’s conference, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh and the Sweden Embassy in Bangladesh will also co-host two roundtable discussion in collaboration with BAE and in association with BGMEA on 4 November, 2019, while H&M, Better Work Bangladesh and C&A Foundation are partners in the event.
The conference will be followed by showcasing different innovative, sustainable & best work practices in RMG manufacturing factories in Bangladesh. Following the discussions, a series of recommendations will be made, and a Sustainability Roadmap for the Bangladesh apparel industry will be formulated.

This year’s SAF promises to be the biggest yet. Added by Mr Mostafiz Uddin in the recent press briefing for the event: “The title for this year’s Sustainable Apparel Forum is enabling sustainability through policy and leadership. The time for talking on sustainability issues is over. It is now time for actions. That’s why the focus of this year’s show is on practical, pragmatic actions the textile industry can adopt to improve its environmental footprint.”

© Archroma
“The Archroma Way: Safe, efficient, enhanced. It’s our Nature.”
03.10.2019

Archroma to present innovations ans system solutions towards sustainable colors and performance at Techtextil India 2019

  • Visit Archroma at Techtextil India, Hall 4, Booth E25, Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India, from 20 to 22 November 2019

Reinach, Switzerland - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be at Techtextil India to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.

Archroma offers a wide portfolio of dyes and chemicals aiming to increase sustainability and innovation along the entire value chain, from fiber to finish.

The Archroma experts present at the exhibition will introduce for the first time to audiences in India Fadex® AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive & transportation textiles more resistant to light, Foron® SP-WF, a range of high-performance disperse dyes for polyester sportswear, and its ground-breaking innovation, Appretan® NTR, a water-based textile coating binder that rallies renewable natural ingredients for applications such as tea bags and coffee filters or capsules

The Archroma Way

  • Visit Archroma at Techtextil India, Hall 4, Booth E25, Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India, from 20 to 22 November 2019

Reinach, Switzerland - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be at Techtextil India to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.

Archroma offers a wide portfolio of dyes and chemicals aiming to increase sustainability and innovation along the entire value chain, from fiber to finish.

The Archroma experts present at the exhibition will introduce for the first time to audiences in India Fadex® AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive & transportation textiles more resistant to light, Foron® SP-WF, a range of high-performance disperse dyes for polyester sportswear, and its ground-breaking innovation, Appretan® NTR, a water-based textile coating binder that rallies renewable natural ingredients for applications such as tea bags and coffee filters or capsules

The Archroma Way

The solution systems and innovations presented by Archroma have all been selected for their compliance with “The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”. The approach finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable.

At Techtextil India, visitors will be able to discover 10 systems developed along the principles of The Archroma Way to help them create value in their textile applications and markets, such as:

FOR AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION

Archroma will present two systems ideally suited to textile manufacturers serving the automotive & transportation market:

  • Light Fast Car, a system designed to keep fabric colors deep, vibrant and matched day after day;
  • Safe Seats, a halogen-free* flame retardant coating system for synthetic leather upholstery.

FOR OUTDOOR & ACTIVE WEAR

  • Color Vibe, a system for nylon sportswear to maintain color vibrancy, time after time, wash after wash;
  • Fast Sport, a coloration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint;
  • Odor Control, a system for improved material longevity, freshness and wearing comfort due to the lasting dual-action technology of Sanitized® Odoractiv 10. Odor-causing bacteria cannot adhere to the textile surface and bad smells are trapped and neutralized; and permastink cannot build-up in your sportswear;
  • Wick Stop, an anti-wicking system to keep your feet drier in the wet, with maximum mesh sneaker durability;

FOR WORKWEAR & UNIFORMS

  • Power Cotton, a system for comfortable cotton fabrics with more than 5 times higher abrasion resistance;
  • Smooth As Iron, a non-iron finishing system that keeps fabric smooth, soft and strong, especially on collars and cuffs;
  • Odor Control, (see above);
  • Tough Camo, A non-infrared reflective pigment printing system for military wear, with high durability and dramatically reduced water consumption;

AND FOR NON-WOVEN

  • Filter It Clean, a formaldehyde-free* and APEO-free bonding system that makes non-wovens strong and safe even when wet. “We are continuously developing innovations and solution systems that help increase productivity and create value for textile manufacturers in India,” says Anjani Prasad, Head of Sales, India, Archroma. “We do that with in mind the planet and its inhabitants, in line with the objectives of “The Archroma way": Safe, efficient, enhanced. Because it’s our nature!”
  • Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods
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03.10.2019

Huntsman Textile Effects accelerates industry drive for supply chain sustainability as a ZDHC Contributor

Singapore - Huntsman Textile Effects today confirmed that it has joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as a Contributor. This adds a new dimension to Huntsman’s long-standing efforts to promote sustainable chemistry and best practice in the textile and footwear industries and help lead the sector’s shift to a cleaner and more transparent global supply chain.

Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to be joining over 25 leading brands working together to drive industry-wide change in responsible chemicals management and commits to working on this task in a collaborative and open manner.

As a ZDHC Contributor, Huntsman Textile Effects has uploaded detailed safety and sustainability information of its key products onto the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module. This will support brands and mills in selecting products and practices to make their supply chains more sustainable. Huntsman Textile Effects will also continue to work to help brands improve their competitiveness while protecting consumers, workers and the environment.

Singapore - Huntsman Textile Effects today confirmed that it has joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as a Contributor. This adds a new dimension to Huntsman’s long-standing efforts to promote sustainable chemistry and best practice in the textile and footwear industries and help lead the sector’s shift to a cleaner and more transparent global supply chain.

Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to be joining over 25 leading brands working together to drive industry-wide change in responsible chemicals management and commits to working on this task in a collaborative and open manner.

As a ZDHC Contributor, Huntsman Textile Effects has uploaded detailed safety and sustainability information of its key products onto the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module. This will support brands and mills in selecting products and practices to make their supply chains more sustainable. Huntsman Textile Effects will also continue to work to help brands improve their competitiveness while protecting consumers, workers and the environment.

The addition of industry-leader Huntsman Textile Effects to the ZDHC Contributor base represents a significant strengthening of ZDHC as a robust, broad-based solution with the potential to harmonize the industry’s approach to sustainable chemistry and the elimination of hazardous chemicals.

“Huntsman Textile Effects firmly believes that collective action is the best way forward for our industry and that working with ZDHC will help us further accelerate the shift to a cleaner and more transparent supply chain,” said Rohit Aggarwal, President, Huntsman Textile Effects. “As one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable textile dyes, inks and chemicals, we have seen time and time again that brands and mills that embrace sustainability can also boost their productivity and competitiveness and reduce costs. Our approach has always been to marry environmental and economic sustainability for a stronger, cleaner and more viable textile sector.”

Huntsman Textile Effects has been a leader in promoting sustainability through continuous innovation and industry collaboration for many years. It champions an inclusive and holistic approach that ensures compliance to industry regulation and standards and considers the impact of the textile value chain on the ecosystem, economy and society at large.

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Huntsman Textile Effects

ILUNA Group’s precious sustainable innovation (c) ILUNA Group Sustainable Thinking -Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Sustainable Thinking -Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
26.09.2019

ILUNA Group’s precious sustainable innovation

  • Interfilière Shanghai, 26th-27th September 2019, Booth 1C11

Able to offer an alchemy of design and sustainable features, Iluna Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei join the latest edition of Interfilière Shanghaiwith a range of developments capable of combining innovation, aesthetics and quality.

"Ethical" lace and stockings, where quality standards go hand in hand with fashion content, respecting both the environment and humans, an offer already selected among the protagonists of the Sustainable Thinking Exhibition of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, for its value in the field of responsible innovation.Experts in the production of stretch lace  since 1985 ILUNA today represents the largest European laces’producer. 

Thanks to the effectiveness of their responsible innovation strategy, Iluna Group has been the very first lace producer to have gained the GRS(Global Recycled Standard) for their  transformed products together with the company certification STeP (Sustainable Textile Production by Oeko –Tex®).

  • Interfilière Shanghai, 26th-27th September 2019, Booth 1C11

Able to offer an alchemy of design and sustainable features, Iluna Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei join the latest edition of Interfilière Shanghaiwith a range of developments capable of combining innovation, aesthetics and quality.

"Ethical" lace and stockings, where quality standards go hand in hand with fashion content, respecting both the environment and humans, an offer already selected among the protagonists of the Sustainable Thinking Exhibition of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, for its value in the field of responsible innovation.Experts in the production of stretch lace  since 1985 ILUNA today represents the largest European laces’producer. 

Thanks to the effectiveness of their responsible innovation strategy, Iluna Group has been the very first lace producer to have gained the GRS(Global Recycled Standard) for their  transformed products together with the company certification STeP (Sustainable Textile Production by Oeko –Tex®).

A relevant  achievement for the firm that, thanks to the Green Labelcollection, now even richer, make responsible innovation an asset for production that focuses on smart ingredients as ROICA Eco-Smart™ family andQ-Nova® by Fulgar.

Italian Converter celebrates 25 years with the  E.C.O. KOSMOS cross-collection (c) GB Network
Toupe and brick red E.C.O. Graffiti (100% linen) on E.C.O. Aurora (cotton and AMNI SOUL ECO®)
09.09.2019

Italian Converter celebrates 25 years with the E.C.O. KOSMOS cross-collection

  • Empowering fashion with responsible R&D, cutting edge finishing and a Made in Italy design imprint

Paris - “The soul of sustainable fashion is an alchemy, a combined commitment and an act of responsibility”. This is the motto ‘embossed’ in the collections and the values of Italian Converter. At Première Vision, the leading manufacturer celebrates its 25th anniversary and presents E.C.O. KOSMOS, a cross-collection, a brand-new ‘green line’ range’ and a winning formula shining a light on the company’s responsible path and unique ‘blend’ for the fashion of tomorrow.

  • Empowering fashion with responsible R&D, cutting edge finishing and a Made in Italy design imprint

Paris - “The soul of sustainable fashion is an alchemy, a combined commitment and an act of responsibility”. This is the motto ‘embossed’ in the collections and the values of Italian Converter. At Première Vision, the leading manufacturer celebrates its 25th anniversary and presents E.C.O. KOSMOS, a cross-collection, a brand-new ‘green line’ range’ and a winning formula shining a light on the company’s responsible path and unique ‘blend’ for the fashion of tomorrow.

The acronym E.C.O. stands for Ecologic, Conversion, Optimisation; three unique concepts and values that truly embody Italian Converter DNA: sustainability, transformative process and quality improvement.
For over 25 years, Italian Converter creates high-quality materials for some of the leading fashion and accessories brands. “Made in Italy and sustainability are part of our DNA.” Says Costantino Karazissis, founder of Italian Converter. “We believe that responsible sourcing and processes as well as a deep research into new technology pathways and a market-savvy taste for material design must be the starting point.”

At the core of the company’s responsible alchemy is also the constant research for the perfect balance of 100% Made in Italy materials. “We proudly collaborate with 120 skilled employees producing new hybrid material innovations daily, attracting partnerships from the best high-end brands both in Italy and abroad”.

Toupe and brick red E.C.O. Graffiti (100% linen) on E.C.O. Aurora (cotton and AMNI SOUL ECO®)

E.C.O. KOSMOS is entirely traceable, transparent, 100%made in Italy. The collection walks through a very complete and balanced range sustainable materials - from natural to eco high tech ones- that are transformed, enriched and valued in 9 high-tech cutting-edge innovations thanks to the Italian Converter expertise.
•    The natural line starts from bases of cotton bonded with AMNI SOUL ECO®, an enhanced polyamide 6.6 that degrades within 5 years instead of decades, as other conventional ones do.
•    The stretch innovations start from bases in GRS-certified Newlife™, a cutting-edge premium recycled polyester created using a High-Tech Conversion Model. Thanks to a mechanical process, used plastic bottles are turned into a top-quality polymer and yarn which is 100% traceable and 100% Made in Italy. The whole process takes place within a 100 square km area in Piedmont in Northern Italy.
 
All the references make use only of water-based resins and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified dying. The result, is resistant and transpiring solutions which come with bold and high-performing features, with a soft touch or even with a silky, yet strong, and enveloping feel. The designs range from rustic to contemporary and nod to jacquard, ‘authentic look’ and ‘drill’ hints. An ideal solution for footwear, apparel and leather goods.

Long story short? No compromises. E.C.O. Kosmos reflects design, innovation and responsible values, as well as 100% Italian Converter know-how.
 
“But this is just the beginning,” adds Karazissis. “The next step we are going to implement in the E.C.O. Kosmos cross-collection is a progressive integration of our triple-expertise, processes and R&D.” A sustainable step forward, a leap woven into a deep expertise a story to-be-continued. For a better future, this is for sure.

 

The new PG DENIM developments: overlapping seasonality and the five “Rs” of sustainability. (c) PG DENIM
04.09.2019

The new PG DENIM developments: overlapping seasonality and the five “Rs” of sustainability.

  • Circularity at the centre

PG DENIM, the designer project by Paolo Gnutti, is ready for several important events scheduled for the autumn with ground-breaking interpretations and a new – increasingly green – business model. The occasion is its participation in the Blue Zone at Munich Fabric Start (Munich, 3-5 September 2019), a space which is increasingly often reserved for companies and projects with a high innovation rate in the world of denim.

PG DENIM at the German exhibition will be presenting important product innovations, but most notably new concepts developed for the S/S 2021 season. The focus here is on circularity, seen from a dual perspective: the product with the no longer traditional alternation of seasons, and a sustainabilityoriented approach.

Seasons meet

  • Circularity at the centre

PG DENIM, the designer project by Paolo Gnutti, is ready for several important events scheduled for the autumn with ground-breaking interpretations and a new – increasingly green – business model. The occasion is its participation in the Blue Zone at Munich Fabric Start (Munich, 3-5 September 2019), a space which is increasingly often reserved for companies and projects with a high innovation rate in the world of denim.

PG DENIM at the German exhibition will be presenting important product innovations, but most notably new concepts developed for the S/S 2021 season. The focus here is on circularity, seen from a dual perspective: the product with the no longer traditional alternation of seasons, and a sustainabilityoriented approach.

Seasons meet

The new PG DENIM approach is geared towards overlapping seasonality, with less and less marked separations between projects dedicated to the spring-summer and fall-winter lines. The collections by PG DENIM can thus be increasingly defined as a “mix of products without seasonality”. Its focal points are innovation alongside the concept behind the initial idea, as opposed to just the season. This trend, explains Paolo Gnutti, CEO and R&D Head at PG DENIM, is also due to registering the fact that seasonality – in terms of environment and trends – is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. As a response to this situation, the choice has been made to design new collections starting from macro-trends and presenting fabrics for garments which are “easy to wear”, suitable for both warm and cold temperatures, in a true melting pot  of weights and sizes.

The lines for the previous season are thus reintroduced and restyled playing with weights and sizes, within a range where flock meets ultra-light fabric bases, or where vinyl is combined with typically summer weights which shift the fabric towards the world of “paper” with crispy touches, resulting in extraordinarily lightweight and strong items at the same time. Also the GARAGE DENIM has been upgraded with fluid and smoothed touched for garments which are easy to wear and have a strong personality.

Partnership with The Denim Window

The PG DENIM season is also enhanced by its partnership in The Denim Window project, which has resulted in a limited series of Creative Capsule Collections, derived from the idea of bringing together companies which had already worked or were working together, trying to highlight – through small capsule collections – the best of what had already been produced by traditional businesses. This has resulted  in three trailblazing capsules, two of which designed in partnership by PG DENIM and companies the likes of M&J Group, Cadica and Greenwear. Several copies of these collections have been made to travel the world, and – after the official presentation in July – they will have a special corner, The Denim Window, in the Bluezone at Munich Fabric Start.

The “Circular Programme” and the five “Rs” of sustainability

Also the PG DENIM approach to accountability in production processes has been enhanced by implementing the “Circular Programme”. As part of our corporate vision, Italian-style production is combined with compliance with what have become known as “the five Rs”, that is to say key concepts underlying the design and manufacturing model: Reduce (everything you are not using), Repair (everything you can), Reuse (anything available to you), Recycle (all that is left), Respect (everything around you).

This is the philosophy underlying each individual process at PG DENIM, and leading to new specific programmes which have been its business focus over the past few months:

1) Reducing the environmental impact during the fabric dyeing phase in reaction and sulphurbased processes, where the use of chemicals has been reduced by 40%, water consumption by 50% and CO2 emissions by 60%, which has also resulted in better penetration and a better result in the crocking process. This has led to producing 10 new articles which will be launched on the market.

2) Recycling all waste from processing and after use, creating a range of garments where cotton is actually obtained from regenerating these two kinds of waste. In this regard, PG DENIM for now is the only company on the market able to process with a percentage of recycled product exceeding 60% of the total, whereas the average for this kind of manufacturing is generally about 35%.

As regards regular production, on the other hand, PG DENIM follows stringent international standards, including Dtox, Reach and Gots in all its processing phases, also using BCI cottons and the Organic Cotton Standard for raw materials. Last but not least, it was recently awarded the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification.

30.08.2019

LENZING™ Fasern sind vollständig biologisch abbaubar in Wasser, Erde und Kompost

  • Organic Waste Systems und TÜV bestätigen die biologische Abbaubarkeit der Fasern auch in Süßwasser
  • Alle weißen LENZING™ Viscose-, Modal- und Lyocellfasern sind jetzt für alle Entsorgungen zertifiziert
  • Globale Gesetzgeber wollen Plastikabfälle begrenzen, die jahrhundertelang in der Umwelt verbleiben
  • EU-Richtlinie für Einwegkunststoffe regelt die Verwendung bestimmter Plastikprodukte
  • Biologisch abbaubare Materialien wie holzbasierte Fasern sind die beste Alternative zu Einwegplastik

Die Lenzing Gruppe erhielt vom unabhängigen Forschungslabor Organic Waste Systems (OWS) die Bestätigung der vollständigen biologischen Abbaubarkeit ihrer Fasern im Süßwasser. Die neuen und bestehenden internationalen Messungen durch OWS und die anschließenden Zertifizierungen, die durch den TÜV Österreich vergeben werden, bestätigen, dass LENZING™ Viscosefasern, LENZING™ Modalfasern und LENZING™ Lyocellfasern in allen natürlichen und industriellen Umgebungen biologisch abbaubar sind: im Boden, im Kompost sowie in Süß- und Meerwasser.

  • Organic Waste Systems und TÜV bestätigen die biologische Abbaubarkeit der Fasern auch in Süßwasser
  • Alle weißen LENZING™ Viscose-, Modal- und Lyocellfasern sind jetzt für alle Entsorgungen zertifiziert
  • Globale Gesetzgeber wollen Plastikabfälle begrenzen, die jahrhundertelang in der Umwelt verbleiben
  • EU-Richtlinie für Einwegkunststoffe regelt die Verwendung bestimmter Plastikprodukte
  • Biologisch abbaubare Materialien wie holzbasierte Fasern sind die beste Alternative zu Einwegplastik

Die Lenzing Gruppe erhielt vom unabhängigen Forschungslabor Organic Waste Systems (OWS) die Bestätigung der vollständigen biologischen Abbaubarkeit ihrer Fasern im Süßwasser. Die neuen und bestehenden internationalen Messungen durch OWS und die anschließenden Zertifizierungen, die durch den TÜV Österreich vergeben werden, bestätigen, dass LENZING™ Viscosefasern, LENZING™ Modalfasern und LENZING™ Lyocellfasern in allen natürlichen und industriellen Umgebungen biologisch abbaubar sind: im Boden, im Kompost sowie in Süß- und Meerwasser.

Die biologische Abbaubarkeit von Cellulosefasern und den synthetischen Polyesterfasern wurde bei OWS im Süßwasser nach gültigen internationalen Normen wie z.B. ISO 14851 geprüft. Am Ende des Versuchszeitraums erwiesen sich die holzbasierten LENZING™ Cellulosefasern, Baumwolle und Papierzellstoff im Süßwasser im Gegensatz zu synthetischen Polyesterfasern als vollständig biologisch abbaubar. Die Tatsache, dass synthetische Materialien nicht biologisch abbaubar sind, führt zu großen Problemen in Kläranlagen und zur Verschmutzung der Meere. Dies wiederum schadet nicht nur Fischen und Vögeln, die in und in der Nähe der Ozeane leben, sondern auch allen Meeresorganismen und uns Menschen.

„Die Lenzing Gruppe betreibt ein zirkuläres Geschäftsmodell auf Basis des nachwachsenden Rohstoffes Holz, denn die biologisch abbaubaren LENZING™ Fasern können nach Gebrauch wieder vollständig in die Natur zurückgeführt werden. Dieser komplette Zyklus bildet den Ausgangspunkt für den in unserer Unternehmensstrategie sCore TEN verankerten Kernwert der Nachhaltigkeit und ist die Daseinsberechtigung unseres Unternehmens“, sagt Stefan Doboczky, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Lenzing Gruppe. „Um dieser Positionierung gerecht zu werden, verbessern wir nicht nur das Geschäft unserer Lieferanten, Kunden und Partner entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette, sondern machen die Textilbranche und die Vliesstoffbranche ein Stück grüner.“

Sowohl die Textilbranche als auch die Vliesstoffbranche stehen vor großen Herausforderungen in Bezug auf die Verschmutzung der Meere. Wenn sich der aktuelle Trend fortsetzt, werden die Ozeane bis 2050 mehr Plastik als Fisch enthalten. Daher können die Gesetzgebungsorgane weltweit das Thema nicht mehr ignorieren und sind zu Regelungen übergegangen, die darauf abzielen, die riesigen Abfallmengen von Kunststoffen zu begrenzen. Konkret hat die Europäische Union eine Richtlinie für Einwegkunststoffe erlassen, die derzeit in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten in nationales Recht umgesetzt wird.

Herkömmliche Feuchttücher und Hygieneprodukte enthalten meist Kunststoff, weshalb ihre Verwendung von den Gesetzgebern streng beobachtet wird. Weniger umweltschädliche Alternativen werden von NGOs und Gesetzgebern generell gefördert, z.B. Produkte aus biologisch abbaubaren holzbasierten Cellulosefasern. Kunststoffabfälle, einschließlich Mikroplastik, können jahrhundertelang in der Umwelt verbleiben. Im Gegensatz dazu sind biologisch abbaubare Materialien wie holzbasierte Fasern die beste Alternative zu Einweg-Kunststoffen, da sie per Definition vollständig ohne irgendwelche negativen Auswirkungen zu haben in die Natur übergehen und somit nicht recycelt werden müssen.

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Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

(c) Covestro
10.05.2019

Covestro und Lenzing: Nachhaltiges Kunstleder für die Schuhindustrie

  • Kombination aus wässriger Textilbeschichtung mit nachwachsenden Fasern

Covestro und die österreichische Lenzing Gruppe haben ein besonders umweltverträgliches Kunstleder für die Schuhindustrie entwickelt. Die Kompetenzen beider Partner ergänzen sich: Covestro bringt seine Expertise als Rohstoff-Spezialist für Polyurethan (PU)-Textilbeschichtungen ein, die auf der wässrigen INSQIN® Technologie basiert. Lenzing verfügt über ein einzigartiges Know-how in der Produktion von Fasern, die auf dem erneuerbaren und natürlichen Material Holz basieren.

Die Umweltverträglichkeit von beschichteten Textilien hängt von einer ganzen Reihe von Faktoren ab. Bedeutsam sind etwa die Herkunft der Rohstoffe, die Verwendung von organischen Lösemitteln, der Energie- und Wasserverbrauch. Das Treibhauspotential von wässrigen PU-Beschichtungen der INSQIN® Technologie ist deutlich niedriger als das von lösemittelbasierten Systemen. Die TENCEL™ Lyocell Faser von Lenzing reduziert den ökologischen Fußabdruck von Kunstleder ebenfalls erheblich, unter anderem, weil sie ressourcenschonend mittels eines innovativen Kreislaufverfahrens hergestellt wird.

  • Kombination aus wässriger Textilbeschichtung mit nachwachsenden Fasern

Covestro und die österreichische Lenzing Gruppe haben ein besonders umweltverträgliches Kunstleder für die Schuhindustrie entwickelt. Die Kompetenzen beider Partner ergänzen sich: Covestro bringt seine Expertise als Rohstoff-Spezialist für Polyurethan (PU)-Textilbeschichtungen ein, die auf der wässrigen INSQIN® Technologie basiert. Lenzing verfügt über ein einzigartiges Know-how in der Produktion von Fasern, die auf dem erneuerbaren und natürlichen Material Holz basieren.

Die Umweltverträglichkeit von beschichteten Textilien hängt von einer ganzen Reihe von Faktoren ab. Bedeutsam sind etwa die Herkunft der Rohstoffe, die Verwendung von organischen Lösemitteln, der Energie- und Wasserverbrauch. Das Treibhauspotential von wässrigen PU-Beschichtungen der INSQIN® Technologie ist deutlich niedriger als das von lösemittelbasierten Systemen. Die TENCEL™ Lyocell Faser von Lenzing reduziert den ökologischen Fußabdruck von Kunstleder ebenfalls erheblich, unter anderem, weil sie ressourcenschonend mittels eines innovativen Kreislaufverfahrens hergestellt wird.

„Somit kann die Schuhindustrie jetzt auf Kunstleder zugreifen, das neue Standards hinsichtlich Nachhaltigkeit setzt – ermöglicht durch die Kombination einzigartiger und innovativer Lösungen beider Partner“, sagt Thomas Michaelis, bei Covestro Leiter Textilbeschichtung für die Region Europa, Naher Osten, Afrika und Lateinamerika (EMEA/LA). Ihre Kooperation liefert somit ein hervorragendes Beispiel für „Nachhaltigkeit (Englisch: sustainability) durch Innovation“ oder kurz: „Sustainnovation“. Sie passt somit auch perfekt zum Motto „Material Solutions inspired by Sustainnovation“ des Auftritts von Covestro am Stand D 22 in Halle 3.0 auf der Techtextil 2019 Messe.

Weitere Informationen:
Covestro Schuh- und Lederindustrie
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(c) C.L.A.S.S
29.04.2019

C.L.A.S.S. pillows, designed by Barbara Guarducci and crafted by Manusa

The Florence International Handicrafts Trade Fair faces its 83rd edition being completely renovated both in form and contents. Starting from 2019, the curators decided to develop the New perspectives of making section, dedicating it to “Craft design in the circular econ-omy scenario”.

The C.L.A.S.S. pillows have been selected, together with other 24 italian excellences, to create a new mapping of the crafts’panorama reconnecting with the most relevant design, business and production realities with the best, sheding the light on the Italian actions toward environmental sustainability, with focus on circular economy.

In this context, the C.L.A.S.S. by Manusa pillows shine, whose creation was majestly ideated by Barbara Guarducci, a designer and creative director involved in textile and craft design projects that hold a social value as well as co-founder of Ginger Design, a creative team with a multi-disciplinary approach.

The Florence International Handicrafts Trade Fair faces its 83rd edition being completely renovated both in form and contents. Starting from 2019, the curators decided to develop the New perspectives of making section, dedicating it to “Craft design in the circular econ-omy scenario”.

The C.L.A.S.S. pillows have been selected, together with other 24 italian excellences, to create a new mapping of the crafts’panorama reconnecting with the most relevant design, business and production realities with the best, sheding the light on the Italian actions toward environmental sustainability, with focus on circular economy.

In this context, the C.L.A.S.S. by Manusa pillows shine, whose creation was majestly ideated by Barbara Guarducci, a designer and creative director involved in textile and craft design projects that hold a social value as well as co-founder of Ginger Design, a creative team with a multi-disciplinary approach.

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GB Network Marketing & Communication

PREMIUM and ECOALF are taking steps towards sustainability. (c) Premium Group
Javier Goyeneche, President and Founder of ECOALF.
17.12.2018

PREMIUM and ECOALF are taking steps towards sustainability

  • STOP TALKING. START ACTING.
  • Climate change is real. And so is the responsibility of every human being to help in reducing waste.

We no longer want to talk about sustainability, we want to act. For January, PREMIUM is partnering with Spanish fashion label and sustainable clothing pioneer ECOALF. The brand will present its lifelong mission and latest collection in a dedicated space as well as an art installation together with conceptual artist Juan Garaizabal.

"2019 is all about digital first and an active debate about social and environmental issues. Transparency and sustainability are key words. By reducing plastic waste on all our shows, teaming up with ECOALF and giving this wonderful brand dedicated space and time for spreading their message, we are taking steps into right direction. Every little action counts. We should talk about the things we do more instead of talking about what we are not doing. We all need to wake up. Now.” – Anita Tillmann, CEO PREMIUM Group

  • STOP TALKING. START ACTING.
  • Climate change is real. And so is the responsibility of every human being to help in reducing waste.

We no longer want to talk about sustainability, we want to act. For January, PREMIUM is partnering with Spanish fashion label and sustainable clothing pioneer ECOALF. The brand will present its lifelong mission and latest collection in a dedicated space as well as an art installation together with conceptual artist Juan Garaizabal.

"2019 is all about digital first and an active debate about social and environmental issues. Transparency and sustainability are key words. By reducing plastic waste on all our shows, teaming up with ECOALF and giving this wonderful brand dedicated space and time for spreading their message, we are taking steps into right direction. Every little action counts. We should talk about the things we do more instead of talking about what we are not doing. We all need to wake up. Now.” – Anita Tillmann, CEO PREMIUM Group

ECOALF creates high-quality garments using recycled materials collected from the bottom of our oceans. Commitment, sustainability and innovation are at the core of everything the company does, resulting in both conscious and stylish urban, adventure, knitwear and activewear pieces.   
 
“I love collaborating with people that also believe we have the opportunity to change the world for the better. It’s no longer about what you do, but how you do it. It is important to stand up for what you believe in, because fashion cannot just be about looking good.” – Javier Goyeneche, President and Founder of ECOALF. 

On Wednesday, January 16th, at 10am and 2pm, Goyeneche will present his brand’s values, philosophy and way of working on the experience floor of SHOW&ORDER X PREMIUM at Kühlhaus, right next to the STATION area. Show visitors, media and other exhibitors are invited to listen, learn and discuss.   
 
The art piece in partnership with Garaizabal unveiled at PREMIUM on January 15th is filled with waste to portray our everyday reality, and purposefully interactive so that visitors can throw their own trash inside the installation. The aim is to educate about correct waste disposal and show that every individual’s decision matters: Stop, Think, Act.

23.11.2018

Lenzing AG gewinnt mit Partnern Staatspreis „Smart Packaging“ 2018

  • Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis gewinnt Staatspreis in der Kategorie B2C
  • Beutel besteht aus holzbasierten Fasern der Lenzing AG, die biologisch abbaubar sind
  • Beutel wurde mit VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH entwickelt und wird von Coop und REWE für Obst und Gemüse eingesetzt

Lenzing/ Wien – Die Lenzing AG wurde heuer gemeinsam mit Partnern mit dem Staatspreis „Smart Packaging“ 2018 ausgezeichnet. Das Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort und das Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus verliehen in dieser Woche den Staatspreis in der Kategorie B2C an Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis. Dieser Mehrwegbeutel wird aus Fasern der Lenzing AG hergestellt und wurde von Lenzing und dem Partner VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH entwickelt. Er wird in den Supermärkten der Schweizer Coop und der österreichischen REWE International AG eingesetzt.

  • Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis gewinnt Staatspreis in der Kategorie B2C
  • Beutel besteht aus holzbasierten Fasern der Lenzing AG, die biologisch abbaubar sind
  • Beutel wurde mit VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH entwickelt und wird von Coop und REWE für Obst und Gemüse eingesetzt

Lenzing/ Wien – Die Lenzing AG wurde heuer gemeinsam mit Partnern mit dem Staatspreis „Smart Packaging“ 2018 ausgezeichnet. Das Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort und das Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus verliehen in dieser Woche den Staatspreis in der Kategorie B2C an Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis. Dieser Mehrwegbeutel wird aus Fasern der Lenzing AG hergestellt und wurde von Lenzing und dem Partner VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH entwickelt. Er wird in den Supermärkten der Schweizer Coop und der österreichischen REWE International AG eingesetzt.

Der Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis eignet sich vor allem für die Verpackung von Obst und Gemüse und ist ein optimaler Ersatz für Plastiksackerl. Folgende Begründung der Jury führte zum Sieg: Der Packnatur® Mehrwegbeutel auf Holzbasis ist eine langlebige, wiederverwendbare Verpackungslösung aus nachwachsendem Rohstoff, der nicht zu Lasten von Nahrungsmitteln geht. Er hat eine sehr angenehme Haptik und führt zu längerer Haltbarkeit von Lebensmitteln.

Da die Fasern der Lenzing AG aus dem natürlichen und nachwachsenden Rohstoff Holz hergestellt werden, sind sie biologisch abbaubar und verschmutzen – anders als synthetische Fasern - weder Flüsse noch Meere durch etwaige Mikropartikel, die beim Waschen ausgeschwemmt werden.

Der Staatspreis „Smart Packaging" wurde anlässlich des 3. Österreichischen Verpackungstages verliehen – und das heuer bereits zum 58. Mal. Ziel des Staatspreises ist es, moderne Lösungen im Verpackungsbereich hervorzuheben und exzellente Projekte als Best-Practice-Beispiele auszuzeichnen sowie die heimische Branche damit international vor den Vorhang zu holen.

Quelle:

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

(c) Menabò Group s.r.l
23.10.2018

Metalbottoni strengthens its partnerships with northern Europe thanks to its green range.

For the appointment with the exhibition dedicated to denim Metalbottoni focuses on its new range of increasingly green accessories which have captured the attention of the northern European brands most attentive to sustainability in the world of jeans and elsewhere. A range of proposals which, in recent months, has progressed remarkably, following the rules established by the corporate responsibility protocol called NO IMPACT.

This is a responsible approach underlined by the promise “Committed Accessories”, but also a strategic choice with a view to approaching those markets which so far have appeared to be most keen on the subject, for example northern Europe, Benelux and the United States, California in particular. This means that Metalbottoni is acting with increasing assertiveness on those scenarios where it has been present for a long time, in order to increase the segments depth, intercepting new ones, thanks to its wide-ranging eco-compatible proposal.

For the appointment with the exhibition dedicated to denim Metalbottoni focuses on its new range of increasingly green accessories which have captured the attention of the northern European brands most attentive to sustainability in the world of jeans and elsewhere. A range of proposals which, in recent months, has progressed remarkably, following the rules established by the corporate responsibility protocol called NO IMPACT.

This is a responsible approach underlined by the promise “Committed Accessories”, but also a strategic choice with a view to approaching those markets which so far have appeared to be most keen on the subject, for example northern Europe, Benelux and the United States, California in particular. This means that Metalbottoni is acting with increasing assertiveness on those scenarios where it has been present for a long time, in order to increase the segments depth, intercepting new ones, thanks to its wide-ranging eco-compatible proposal.

NO IMPACT: “Committed Accessories” expanded
It is the constant search for sustainable innovation that reveals the extent of the progress made over the past few months by Metalbottoni. For the Kingpins Show exhibition, there are many novelties in store from the company, extending its range in terms of sustainability. Firstly, there is the new MONSTER line eco-processing, special for pure denim, which – apart from metal – includes new material solutions developed through high-profile collaborations.