Textile Technology section
RadiciGroup: focus on sustainability with set up of a non-profit consortium
The manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns, RadiciGroup, Gandino/Italy, has announced the founding of Radici InNova, a non-profit consortium. The new company’s main object is the development of new research and innovation projects for the chemical, high performance polymers and advanced textile solutions sectors, in accordance with the Radici Group sustainability strategy.
Radici InNova renews and strengthens RadiciGroup’s commitment to a development model that balances economic profitability with environmental sustainability and social equity.
By leveraging international competencies and targeted relationships with 3rd parties, Radici InNova will manage and coordinate all the Group’s strategically essential research activities, with the objective of strengthening the role of innovation as a driver for RadiciGroup development. Furthermore the new company will actively foster the continual improvement of products and processes, while optimizing the use of resources and lowering the environmental impact of its activities.
ITMA Asia + CITME: strong showcase for next event in June 2021
Despite impacts in the global economic situation due to the corona pandemic, textile machinery makers remain confident about the long-term prospects of the textile industry in Asia, especially China.
For the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME on June 12-16, 2021 in Shanghai/China, over 1,600 exhibitors have already registered at the close of application period according to the show owners the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (Cematex), Zurich/Switzerland, and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC).
Successful applicants will be receiving their certificate of admission and details of their booth space in December 2020. The applicants, coupled with the strong support from various partners and industry associations, have given the combined show a clear indication yet of a successful showing.
Ernesto Maurer, President of Cematex, said: “We are very pleased to see so many companies booking with confidence as the industry moves forward to meet the growing demand of a post-pandemic economy. The Asian region continues to be a bright spot for businesses which are seeking new markets and growth opportunities in challenging times.”
Amann: nomination as sustainability & climate leader
Sewing thread can be found in all kinds of products. Approx. 92 million tons of textile waste is generated around the globe every year, of which only a small percentage is effectively recycled – with the rest ending up incinerated or in landfills.
There is a need for greater sustainability in the textile industry. The manufacturer of sewing threads and embroidery threads Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Bönnigheim/Germany, is aware of this and wants to pioneer ways to effect positive changes across the industry.
Thus Amann already entered into the United Nations Compact at the beginning of 2019.
The United Nations (UN) has nominated 50 worldwide leaders in sustainability and climate protection and Amann is represented on behalf of the textile industry. The UN has produced a short film (youtu.be/FI8J5o7XzRY) for each of the 50 selected companies worldwide, illustrating the particular commitment of the respective company to sustainability and climate protection.
For further information: www.50climateleaders.com.
Sandler: new production line for nonwovens for face masks inaugurated
To establish German supply chains for medical protective masks the the nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale/Germany, has formally inaugurated a new production line for nonwovens for face masks together with Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, on August 26, 2020.
In early April, the nonwovens manufacturer from Schwarzenbach/Saale had announced the investment in a new line to increase production of nonwoven filter media for face masks and thereby expand its contribution to the security of supply of these products. The new nonwovens line enables the production of filter media for about 600 million mouth-nose-protection masks a year and had started production on schedule in mid-August. Among many investment initiatives announced in response to the bottlenecks caused by the pandemic, this line is one of the first to come on stream to establish German supply chains for medical protective masks. Also Jens Spahn, German Federal Minister of Health, had sent a video message, congratulating and thanking the company for its commitment.
Sandler began putting the new line into operation. In September, it will commence 24/7 operation.
In May 2020, Sandler AG, PIA Automation Amberg GmbH, Amberg/Germany, and Zettl Automotive GmbH, Weng/Germany,had established the „Mask-Alliance-Bavaria”. Together, they set up an entire value chain for the manufacture of face masks in Bavaria/Germany.