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23.06.2022

VDMA: Junior engineers with focus on sustainability

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, the Chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded two Sustainability Awards. They are awarded to academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

A Sustainability Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 3.000 euros was awarded to Simon Hoebel, TU Dresden, for his thesis on recycled thermoplastic fibres for composite components.
Marina Michel, TU Dresden, received a Sustainability Award in the category Master, worth 3.500 euros. The topic of her master thesis was the functionalisation of yarns for the filtration of micro- and nanoplastics from water.

A Promotion Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 4.000 euros, was awarded to a student group from RWTH Aachen. The teamwork of Luis Gleissner, Leopold Habersbrunner, Frederic Olbrich and Frederik Schicks was the construction of a test rig for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, the Chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded two Sustainability Awards. They are awarded to academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

A Sustainability Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 3.000 euros was awarded to Simon Hoebel, TU Dresden, for his thesis on recycled thermoplastic fibres for composite components.
Marina Michel, TU Dresden, received a Sustainability Award in the category Master, worth 3.500 euros. The topic of her master thesis was the functionalisation of yarns for the filtration of micro- and nanoplastics from water.

A Promotion Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 4.000 euros, was awarded to a student group from RWTH Aachen. The teamwork of Luis Gleissner, Leopold Habersbrunner, Frederic Olbrich and Frederik Schicks was the construction of a test rig for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.

Felix Zerbes, RWTH Aachen, was awarded a Promotion Prize of 3.500 euros in the category Master. He developed a technical solution for air jet weaving to improve the quality of woven fabric.

Quelle:

VDMA e. V.

22.06.2022

Autoneum veröffentlicht Corporate Responsibility Report 2021

  • Beitritt zur «Science Based Targets»-Initiative

Mit der 2018 lancierten «Advance Sustainability»-Strategie 2025 hat Autoneum ambitionierte Ziele in den Bereichen Umwelt, Soziales und Governance definiert. Im vergangenen Jahr wurden wesentliche quantitative wie qualitative Verbesserungen erreicht, wie der heute veröffentliche Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 zeigt. So konnten die CO2-Emissionen 2021 reduziert und der Anteil von wiederverwertetem Produktionsausschuss (Recycling) deutlich erhöht werden.

  • Beitritt zur «Science Based Targets»-Initiative

Mit der 2018 lancierten «Advance Sustainability»-Strategie 2025 hat Autoneum ambitionierte Ziele in den Bereichen Umwelt, Soziales und Governance definiert. Im vergangenen Jahr wurden wesentliche quantitative wie qualitative Verbesserungen erreicht, wie der heute veröffentliche Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 zeigt. So konnten die CO2-Emissionen 2021 reduziert und der Anteil von wiederverwertetem Produktionsausschuss (Recycling) deutlich erhöht werden.

Nach Autoneums letztjähriger Entscheidung, seine Umweltziele mit einem Zeithorizont bis 2027 und mit quantifizierbaren Zielen für alle direkten und indirekten Treibhausgasemissionen zu erweitern, hat das Unternehmen kürzlich die Erklärung zum Beitritt zur «Science Based Targets»-Initiative unterzeichnet. Autoneum anerkennt den dringenden Handlungsbedarf und wird der SBTi seine wissenschaftlich fundierten Ziele zur kurzfristigen Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen vorlegen. Ausserdem berichtet Autoneum zum ersten Mal vollständig über seine Scope-3-Emissionen. Im Einklang mit dem strategischen Ziel, den Strombezug aus fossilen Energieträgern kontinuierlich abzubauen und durch erneuerbare Energien zu ersetzen, wurden 2021 weltweit zehn  Werke auf erneuerbare Energien umgestellt.

Autoneum hat im vergangenen Jahr wiederum eine Vielzahl an Projekten in den Bereichen «nachhaltige Produkte und Produktionsprozesse», «fairer und attraktiver Arbeitsplatz», «Good Corporate Citizenship» und «verantwortungsvolle Beschaffung» umgesetzt: 29 Ökoeffizienz-projekte mit Schwerpunkt auf Materialeffizienz und Recycling haben weltweit zu einer umwelt-freundlicheren Produktion und entsprechend nachhaltigeren Komponenten beigetragen. Das Ergebnis war eine deutliche Abfallreduktion und Prozessoptimierung bei einer Reihe von Produkten. Darüber hinaus wurden neue ökoeffiziente Produkte erfolgreich im Markt lanciert.

Eine vollständige Übersicht über alle Ziele und Aktivitäten des vergangenen Jahres ist im Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 aufgeführt.

Quelle:

Autoneum Management AG

20.06.2022

Beaulieu Fibres International at Techtextil 22

  • Bio circular Fibre - Shaping Sustainable Living

The European staple fibre producer Beaulieu Fibres International turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at Techtextil 22. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin fibres and bicomponent polyester/polyolefin fibres, to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

The new sustainability roadmap - Route 2030 outlines how the company is targeting the reduction of our environmental footprint to zero, taking care of people and doing business in a transparent, ethical way. Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications and to work towards a circular economy with the whole supply chain.

  • Bio circular Fibre - Shaping Sustainable Living

The European staple fibre producer Beaulieu Fibres International turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at Techtextil 22. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin fibres and bicomponent polyester/polyolefin fibres, to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

The new sustainability roadmap - Route 2030 outlines how the company is targeting the reduction of our environmental footprint to zero, taking care of people and doing business in a transparent, ethical way. Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications and to work towards a circular economy with the whole supply chain.

Beaulieu Fibres International will offer ISCC Plus (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus) certified bio circular MONO-PP and BICO PP/PE fibres in 1,3-8,9 dtex, available with all the main available finish classes. These drop-in solutions, with no loss in quality, will support customers reduce reliance on virgin fossil carbon in their nonwoven and engineered fibre applications, contributing to the transition towards a circular economy.

Quelle:

Beaulieu Fibres International

20.06.2022

Suominen strengthens its capabilities in sustainable products

Suominen strengthens its capabilities in sustainable products by enhancing and upgrading one of its production lines in Nakkila, Finland. The investment is made in line with Suominen’s strategy and supports company’s vision to be a frontrunner in sustainability.

“As we foresaw in our strategy the market demand in Europe has changed remarkably towards more sustainable products. With this investment we respond to the increased demand for environmentally friendly products and also enhance our operational performance in terms of safety, quality and productivity,” says Petri Helsky, President and CEO of Suominen.

The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 6 million and the investment project will be completed in the second half of 2023.

Suominen strengthens its capabilities in sustainable products by enhancing and upgrading one of its production lines in Nakkila, Finland. The investment is made in line with Suominen’s strategy and supports company’s vision to be a frontrunner in sustainability.

“As we foresaw in our strategy the market demand in Europe has changed remarkably towards more sustainable products. With this investment we respond to the increased demand for environmentally friendly products and also enhance our operational performance in terms of safety, quality and productivity,” says Petri Helsky, President and CEO of Suominen.

The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 6 million and the investment project will be completed in the second half of 2023.

Weitere Informationen:
Suominen Sustainability nonwovens
Quelle:

Suominen

(c) Billi London
17.06.2022

Billi London: Accelerated degradation in Landfill

Billi London is shaping the future of fashion with eco legwear. Founded by Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier in November 2020, the pair’s goal was to create durable and comfortable hosiery that was no longer seen as disposable or for single-use.
 
Each piece is made with innovative enhanced degradable yarns Amni Soul Eco® nylon and ROICA ™ V550 elastane. Amni Soul Eco® is degrading in a time of 5 years*, 20x faster than the normal 40–100-year timeframe. The materials break down into biomass and biogas, create renewable energy and do not leave behind microplastics in landfill. The soft yet chic fabrics have revolutionised the legwear industry as well as pioneering a change across the fashion sector which rarely goes beyond just using recyclable materials.

This year, Billi London was selected as one of only five brands to present as an Organic Exhibitor at the Salon International de la Lingerie (SIL) from 18-20 June at Porte de Versailles in Paris.

*In landfill conditions. Reference system: ASTM D5511 - Std test 

Billi London is shaping the future of fashion with eco legwear. Founded by Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier in November 2020, the pair’s goal was to create durable and comfortable hosiery that was no longer seen as disposable or for single-use.
 
Each piece is made with innovative enhanced degradable yarns Amni Soul Eco® nylon and ROICA ™ V550 elastane. Amni Soul Eco® is degrading in a time of 5 years*, 20x faster than the normal 40–100-year timeframe. The materials break down into biomass and biogas, create renewable energy and do not leave behind microplastics in landfill. The soft yet chic fabrics have revolutionised the legwear industry as well as pioneering a change across the fashion sector which rarely goes beyond just using recyclable materials.

This year, Billi London was selected as one of only five brands to present as an Organic Exhibitor at the Salon International de la Lingerie (SIL) from 18-20 June at Porte de Versailles in Paris.

*In landfill conditions. Reference system: ASTM D5511 - Std test 

Quelle:

Billi London / C.L.A.S.S.

15.06.2022

Lenzing kooperiert mit TfS zur Schaffung globaler nachhaltiger Lieferketten

  • Lenzing setzt weiterhin auf Partnerschaften für den systemischen Wandel
  • Klares Bekenntnis zur Verbesserung des ökologischen Fußabdruckes der Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien
  • Globale Initiative TfS fördert nachhaltige Gestaltung globaler Lieferketten

Die Lenzing Gruppe, weltweit führender Anbieter von holzbasierten Spezialfasern für die globalen Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien, ist der Initiative für nachhaltige Lieferketten in der Chemieindustrie, Together for Sustainability (TfS), beigetreten. Mit Lenzing haben sich zahlreiche international tätige Chemieunternehmen der Initiative angeschlossen. Ihr gemeinsames Ziel es, die globalen Lieferketten der chemischen Industrie nachhaltig zu gestalten.

  • Lenzing setzt weiterhin auf Partnerschaften für den systemischen Wandel
  • Klares Bekenntnis zur Verbesserung des ökologischen Fußabdruckes der Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien
  • Globale Initiative TfS fördert nachhaltige Gestaltung globaler Lieferketten

Die Lenzing Gruppe, weltweit führender Anbieter von holzbasierten Spezialfasern für die globalen Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien, ist der Initiative für nachhaltige Lieferketten in der Chemieindustrie, Together for Sustainability (TfS), beigetreten. Mit Lenzing haben sich zahlreiche international tätige Chemieunternehmen der Initiative angeschlossen. Ihr gemeinsames Ziel es, die globalen Lieferketten der chemischen Industrie nachhaltig zu gestalten.

„Der Beitritt zur TfS-Initiative ist ein weiteres klares Bekenntnis zur Verbesserung des ökologischen Fußabdruckes der globalen Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien und zeigt, dass in Lenzing das Thema Nachhaltigkeit sehr ernst genommen wird – und zwar so sehr, dass die Nachhaltigkeit im Mittelpunkt unserer Geschäftsstrategie steht. Die Industrie braucht Innovationen, um den Wandel von einem linearen zu einem Geschäftsmodell der Kreislaufwirtschaft weiter voranzutreiben. Lenzing arbeitet auch in Zukunft mit Partnern in der gesamten Lieferkette zusammen, um diese Vision zu verwirklichen“, sagt Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer Fiber bei Lenzing.

Partnerschaften für systemischen Wandel
Komplexe globale Herausforderungen in Bezug auf Nachhaltigkeit verlangen einen kooperativen Ansatz bei der Entwicklung systemischer Lösungen, unter Einbeziehung vieler Stakeholder-Gruppen. Um die globalen Textil- und Vliesstoffindustrien nachhaltiger zu gestalten und systemischen Wandel herbeizuführen, baut Lenzing daher innerhalb ihrer Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie „Naturally Positive“ seit vielen Jahren auch auf Partnerschaften.

„Ich bin sehr stolz darauf, Lenzing in der TfS-Familie willkommen zu heißen, womit sich die Zahl der TfS-Mitglieder auf 37 erhöht. Gemeinsam mit unseren strategischen Partnern bauen wir unsere Reichweite weiter aus und verstärken weltweit unseren Einfluss auf die Nachhaltigkeitsleistung in den chemischen Lieferketten. Angesichts der rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, der klimatischen Herausforderungen und der Marktbedingungen wird der Bedarf an nachhaltigen Unternehmen immer größer. TfS ist der entscheidende Wegbereiter, um Lieferketten und Unternehmen insgesamt nachhaltiger zu machen und zur Entwicklung einer besseren Welt beizutragen“, sagt TfS-Präsident Bertrand Conquéret.

Die globale TfS-Initiative folgt den Grundsätzen des UN Global Compact und Responsible Care.

Quelle:

Lenzing AG

(c) Borealis
10.06.2022

Borealis-Strategie 2030: Nachhaltigkeit im Fokus

  • Strategie und Unternehmenszweck bestätigen die Vision der Borealis Gruppe als ein Unternehmen für fortschrittliche und nachhaltige Lösungen in den Bereichen Chemicals & Materials
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Zentrum all der Aktivitäten – damit unterstützt das Unternehmen die Ambition der OMV Gruppe, bis 2050 ein klimaneutrales Unternehmen zu werden
  • Starkes Fundament unterstützt laufende geographische Expansion mit starkem Fokus auf den Nahen & Mittleren Osten, Asien und Nordamerika

Borealis gibt die Einführung der Borealis Strategie 2030 bekannt, in deren Mittelpunkt die Nachhaltigkeit steht. Diese strategische Weiterentwicklung baut auf einem starken Fundament, beruhend auf Borealis‘ Engagement für Sicherheit (safety first), Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, Innovation und Technologie sowie Leistungen im gesamten Unternehmen. Dieses Fundament liefert auch die Grundlage für Borealis‘ kontinuierliche geographische Expansion und die laufende Transformation hin zu einer Kreislaufwirtschaft.

  • Strategie und Unternehmenszweck bestätigen die Vision der Borealis Gruppe als ein Unternehmen für fortschrittliche und nachhaltige Lösungen in den Bereichen Chemicals & Materials
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Zentrum all der Aktivitäten – damit unterstützt das Unternehmen die Ambition der OMV Gruppe, bis 2050 ein klimaneutrales Unternehmen zu werden
  • Starkes Fundament unterstützt laufende geographische Expansion mit starkem Fokus auf den Nahen & Mittleren Osten, Asien und Nordamerika

Borealis gibt die Einführung der Borealis Strategie 2030 bekannt, in deren Mittelpunkt die Nachhaltigkeit steht. Diese strategische Weiterentwicklung baut auf einem starken Fundament, beruhend auf Borealis‘ Engagement für Sicherheit (safety first), Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, Innovation und Technologie sowie Leistungen im gesamten Unternehmen. Dieses Fundament liefert auch die Grundlage für Borealis‘ kontinuierliche geographische Expansion und die laufende Transformation hin zu einer Kreislaufwirtschaft. Die aktualisierte Strategie formuliert neue Nachhaltigkeitsziele im Hinblick auf die Treibhausgasemissionen, den Energieverbrauch und Maßnahmen im Zusammenhang mit der Kreislaufwirtschaft. Der Borealis-Strategie 2030 liegt zudem ein weiter entwickelter Unternehmenszweck („Purpose“) zugrunde: „Essentielle Ressourcen für ein nachhaltiges Leben neu erfinden.“ – Eine Einstellung, die fest in der gesamten OMV Gruppe verankert ist.*

* Mehr Informationen finden Sie im Anhang.

Quelle:

Borealis / ikp

09.06.2022

GFA: New sustainability actions at Global Fashion Summit

The Global Fashion Summit was hosted by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) in Copenhagen on 7-8 June. The event was centred around the theme ‘Alliances for a New Era’ and convened over 900 leaders from brands, retailers, NGOs, policy, manufacturers, and innovators to drive urgent action.

Attendees heard from 112 speakers including HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark; Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability & institutional Affairs Officer, Kering; Leo Rongone, CEO, Bottega Veneta; Thierry Andretta, CEO, Mulberry; Lily Cole, Author & Podcaster on climate solutions and Advisor for UNECE; Nicolaj Reffstrup, Founder, GANNI; Maximillian Bittner, CEO, Vestiaire Collective; Paul Polmon, Co-Author, Net Positive; Bobby Kolade, Fashion Designer; Halide Alagöz, Chief Product Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation; Aditi Mayer, Sustainable fashion blogger and labor rights activist; Lindita Xhaferi Salihu, Fashion Charter Lead, UNFCCC; and more.

Multiple companies, such as GFA, Ralph Lauren, Apparel Impact Institute, Fashion Revolution, GANNI, TrusTrace and Mulberry, chose to announce their latest sustainability measures at the landmark event.

The Global Fashion Summit was hosted by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) in Copenhagen on 7-8 June. The event was centred around the theme ‘Alliances for a New Era’ and convened over 900 leaders from brands, retailers, NGOs, policy, manufacturers, and innovators to drive urgent action.

Attendees heard from 112 speakers including HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark; Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability & institutional Affairs Officer, Kering; Leo Rongone, CEO, Bottega Veneta; Thierry Andretta, CEO, Mulberry; Lily Cole, Author & Podcaster on climate solutions and Advisor for UNECE; Nicolaj Reffstrup, Founder, GANNI; Maximillian Bittner, CEO, Vestiaire Collective; Paul Polmon, Co-Author, Net Positive; Bobby Kolade, Fashion Designer; Halide Alagöz, Chief Product Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation; Aditi Mayer, Sustainable fashion blogger and labor rights activist; Lindita Xhaferi Salihu, Fashion Charter Lead, UNFCCC; and more.

Multiple companies, such as GFA, Ralph Lauren, Apparel Impact Institute, Fashion Revolution, GANNI, TrusTrace and Mulberry, chose to announce their latest sustainability measures at the landmark event.

Innovation Forum connected fashion companies with sustainable solution providers
This year’s Summit also presented an Innovation Forum, enabling small and large companies to meet with 24 sustainable solution providers – equipping them with the tools to turn words into meaningful actions. More than 300 facilitated business meetings between fashion companies and sustainable solution providers took place during the two days of the Summit.

Quelle:

GFA

RadiciGroup slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 70% (c) RadiciGroup
08.06.2022

RadiciGroup slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 70%

Setting concrete environmental sustainability objectives for abating direct greenhouse gas emissions and leveraging investments and state-of-the-art technology. This is the approach that has always guided RadiciGroup in operating its businesses with a wide range of products: chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, high performance engineering polymers and advanced textile solutions.

Between 2011 and 2020, overall Group greenhouse gas emissions were cut by 70%, falling from about 700,000 metric tons per year of CO2 equivalent to 200,000 metric tons.  

Setting concrete environmental sustainability objectives for abating direct greenhouse gas emissions and leveraging investments and state-of-the-art technology. This is the approach that has always guided RadiciGroup in operating its businesses with a wide range of products: chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, high performance engineering polymers and advanced textile solutions.

Between 2011 and 2020, overall Group greenhouse gas emissions were cut by 70%, falling from about 700,000 metric tons per year of CO2 equivalent to 200,000 metric tons.  

These results were largely achieved through the action implemented by the Group’s Specialty Chemicals Business Area at its plants in Novara, Italy, and in Germany, which are the heart of RadiciGroup’s chemicals business. Here the Group produces an essential intermediate for synthesizing polyamide 66, adipic acid, whose production process releases nitrous oxide as a by-product. Nitrous oxide in itself is not particularly problematic (in fact, it is used in the medical sector as an anaesthetic and in the food industry as a spray propellant, in cans of whipped cream, for instance), but, if it is released into the atmosphere, it has a much higher greenhouse gas effect than carbon dioxide.

At the Radici Chimica site in Novara, a multiyear investment budget of over EUR 10 million was dedicated to lowering these emissions through three important undertakings: in 2004, putting into operation a three catalyst bed reactor, designed and patented by the company, to decompose nitrous oxide into nitrogen and oxygen, the two elements it is composed of, thus making it innocuous for the atmosphere; in 2013, installing an EnviNOx plant to decrease the release of nitrous oxide formed in the production of nitric acid, and, in 2021, a further improvement in the emissions abatement system associated with nitric acid production.

Since activating the last plant just 9 months ago, more than 35,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent have been cut. All the above-mentioned actions have enabled Radici Chimica Novara to record a nitrous oxide emissions level less than 10 ppm, a value close to zero.

Quelle:

RadiciGroup

(c) Lisa Rato
07.06.2022

Messe Frankfurt informierte in New York zu textilen Nachhaltigkeitsaktivitäten

Mit ihren Textilveranstaltungen engagiert sich die Messe Frankfurt weltweit für die Sichtbarkeit der Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele. Dabei arbeitet sie zusammen mit dem Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network und dem UN Office for Partnerships. Am 2. Juni kam das internationale Netzwerk am Sitz der Vereinten Nationen zur ersten Jahrestagung zusammen.

Mit ihren Textilveranstaltungen engagiert sich die Messe Frankfurt weltweit für die Sichtbarkeit der Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele. Dabei arbeitet sie zusammen mit dem Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network und dem UN Office for Partnerships. Am 2. Juni kam das internationale Netzwerk am Sitz der Vereinten Nationen zur ersten Jahrestagung zusammen.

Bereits seit mehr als 15 Jahren macht die Messe Frankfurt auf ihren weltweiten Textilveranstaltungen unter dem Dach des Texpertise Network auf das Thema Nachhaltigkeit aufmerksam, gibt spezielle Messe-Guides heraus, initiiert Talkrunden, bietet geführte Touren zu Aussteller*innen mit entsprechendem Portfolio, erstellt Materialgallerien mit nachhaltigen Textilinnovationen und veranstaltet eigene Events, wie etwa die Neonyt, ausschließlich zu nachhaltiger Mode. Seit 2019 arbeitet die Messe Frankfurt mit dem Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network und dem UN Office for Partnerships zusammen, um zusätzlich die Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele (SDGs) auf ihren weltweiten Textilveranstaltungen bekannt zu machen und so einen Beitrag zu deren Erreichung in der Mode- und Textilindustrie zu leisten. Am 2. Juni kam das internationale Netzwerk aus Vertreter*innen der Mode- und Lifestyle-Branche, Medien, Regierungen und UN-Institutionen zu seiner ersten Jahrestagung am Hauptsitz der Vereinten Nationen in New York zusammen – mit dabei das Texpertise Network der Messe Frankfurt.
 
In Anbetracht der enormen Auswirkungen des Mode- und Lifestyle-Sektors auf Mensch und Umwelt gab das Jahrestreffen des Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network einen Überblick darüber, wie die Plattform ein transparentes, umfassendes und transformatives Engagement globaler Stakeholder fördert, um dringende Maßnahmen für Nachhaltigkeit voranzutreiben. Hauptziel des Netzwerks ist es, vorhandenes Fachwissen, Innovation, Technologie und Ressourcen für eine nachhaltige und ganzheitliche Erholung nach COVID-19 zu mobilisieren, wobei die Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung als Leitrahmen dienen.
 
In einer gemeinsamen Paneldiskussion sprachen Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies bei der Messe Frankfurt, Sara Kozlowski, Vice President Education and Sustainability Initiatives beim Council of Fashion Designers of America, Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Vorsitzender der PVBLIC Foundation und Roberta Marcenaro, CEO der Strategieberatung IMARK und Strategin bei der POLIMODA über die Bedeutung von Partnerschaften und Zusammenarbeit bei der Erreichung der Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele. Moderiert wurde die Diskussion von Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office des United Nations Office for Partnerships und Mitgründerin des Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Networks.

„Die Textilindustrie ist eine Branche mit starken Gegensätzen. Man findet hier sowohl traditionelle Handwerkskunst als auch Hightech mit vollständig digitalisierten und automatisierten Fertigungsprozessen. Gleichzeitig sind die Lieferketten so komplex und global vernetzt wie in kaum einer anderen Branche. Nachhaltigkeit kann nur im engen Zusammenspiel der richtigen Partner*innen erreicht werden“, so Olaf Schmidt während der Diskussion. „Als Messeveranstalter machen wir selbst die Textilindustrie zwar nicht unmittelbar nachhaltiger. Unsere zentralen Aufgaben im Texpertise Network der Messe Frankfurt sind jedoch andere: Wir bieten Plattformen zum Netzwerken und bringen auf weltweit rund 60 Textilveranstaltungen die richtigen Partner*innen zusammen. Wir schaffen Sichtbarkeit, indem wir der Branche eine Bühne bieten, um ihr Nachhaltigkeitsengagement ins Blickfeld zu rücken. Wir bieten Bildung und Wissenstransfer auf zahlreichen Konferenz- und Talkformaten rund um das Thema Nachhaltigkeit. Und wir gehen mit gutem Beispiel voran. Mit unseren weltweiten Aktionen zu den SDGs haben wir bislang schätzungsweise rund 9.200 Aussteller*innen und 195.500 Besucher*innen erreicht – auch in Zeiten der Pandemie.“

Gemeinsam mit der Messe Frankfurt waren Vertreter*innen der Textil- und Modeunternehmen Hugo Boss, Heiq, Ocean Safe, Lectra, Madewell und des KTC Korea Textile Center vor Ort. Weitere Sprecher*innen auf der Veranstaltung waren zudem Arch and Hook, Catcher in the Style, Calik Denim, DRESSX, Fashion Impact Fund, Fashion Revolution, Jakarta Fashion Week, Lenzing, Lycra, nft now, People Tree, Remake, Saheli Women, Sourcing Journal, The Business of Fashion, Timberland, Tech Crunch, Textile Exchange, Transformers Foundation, The Canvas Global, Vogue, WWD sowie Designer*innen wie Anyango Mpinga, Gabriela Hearst, Patrick McDowell und Shivam Punjya.
 
Die nächsten Gelegenheiten, sich umfassend zur textilen Wertschöpfungskette einschließlich innovativer textiler Materialien, Herstellungsverfahren sowie Einrichtungs- und Objekttextilien und nachhaltiger Mode zu informieren, bieten die internationalen Leitmessen Techtextil, Texprocess und das Heimtextil Summer Special vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 sowie die erste DtoC-Ausgabe der Neonyt, das Neonyt Lab, vom 24. bis 26. Juni 2022 in Frankfurt.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

07.06.2022

EPTA World Pultrusion Conference 2022 explores composites sustainability

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published a report from its latest conference, which focuses on advances in sustainability and recycling.

More than 130 professionals from the global pultrusion community gathered at the 16th World Pultrusion Conference in Paris on 5-6 May 2022. Organised by EPTA in collaboration with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the event featured 25 international speakers sharing insight on market trends, developments in materials, processing and simulation technologies, and innovative pultruded applications in key markets such as building and infrastructure, transportation and wind energy.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published a report from its latest conference, which focuses on advances in sustainability and recycling.

More than 130 professionals from the global pultrusion community gathered at the 16th World Pultrusion Conference in Paris on 5-6 May 2022. Organised by EPTA in collaboration with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the event featured 25 international speakers sharing insight on market trends, developments in materials, processing and simulation technologies, and innovative pultruded applications in key markets such as building and infrastructure, transportation and wind energy.

‘Bio-pultrusion’:  
Composites based on natural fibres offer a number of benefits, including low density and high specific strength, vibration damping, and heat insulation. The German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) are developing pultrusion processes using bio-based resins and natural fibres. Projects include the BioMat Pavilion at the University of Stuttgart, a lightweight structure which combines ‘bamboo-like’ natural fibre-based pultruded profiles with a tensile membrane.

Applications for recycled carbon fibre (rCF):
The use of rCF in composite components has the potential to reduce their cost and carbon footprint. However, it is currently used to a limited extent since manufacturers are uncertain about the technical performance of available rCF products, how to process them, and the actual benefits achievable. Fraunhofer IGCV is partnering with the Institute for Textile Technology (ITA) in the MAI ÖkoCaP project to investigate the technical, ecological and economic benefits of using rCF in different industrial applications. The results will be made available in a web-based app.

Circularity and recycling:
The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is drafting a circularity roadmap for the composites industry. It has collaborated with the European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) on a position paper for the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) which outlines the benefits of co-processing end-of-life composites in cement manufacturing, a recycling solution that is compliant with the EU’s Waste Framework Directive and in commercial operation in Germany. Initial studies have indicated that co-processing with composites has the potential to reduce the global warming impact of cement manufacture by up to 16%. Technologies to allow recovery of fibre and/or resin from composites are in development but a better understanding of the life cycle assessment (LCA) impact of these processes is essential. EuCIA’s ‘circularity waterfall,’ a proposed priority system for composites circularity, highlights the continued need for co-processing.

Sustainability along the value chain:
Sustainability is essential for the long-term viability of businesses. Resin manufacturer AOC’s actions to improve sustainability include programmes to reduce energy, waste and greenhouse gas emissions from operations, the development of ‘greener’ and low VOC emission resins, ensuring compliance with chemicals legislation such as REACH, and involvement in EuCIA’s waste management initiatives. Its sustainable resins portfolio includes styrene-free and low-styrene formulations and products manufactured using bio-based raw materials and recycled PET.

Quelle:

European Pultrusion Technology Association EPTA

03.06.2022

B.I.G. is ready for a sustainable future

With an annual report entitled 'Here.We.Go' and a sustainability report 'Shaping sustainable living, together', B.I.G. is also publishing a strong ambition for a sustainable future.

Offering sustainable flooring and material solutions will be the number one priority for the coming years.

The Group's first sustainability report is built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects B.I.G.'s vision in a sincere way.

Their vision for the B.I.G. change is to actively build a better future by their our carbon footprint to zero and doing business in a transparent, integer way. In this sense, it is the translation of the Group's purpose defined in 2021: shaping sustainable living, together.

With an annual report entitled 'Here.We.Go' and a sustainability report 'Shaping sustainable living, together', B.I.G. is also publishing a strong ambition for a sustainable future.

Offering sustainable flooring and material solutions will be the number one priority for the coming years.

The Group's first sustainability report is built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects B.I.G.'s vision in a sincere way.

Their vision for the B.I.G. change is to actively build a better future by their our carbon footprint to zero and doing business in a transparent, integer way. In this sense, it is the translation of the Group's purpose defined in 2021: shaping sustainable living, together.

Pol Deturck adds “By 2030, together with a broad group of suppliers, stakeholders and partners, we want to be the leader in sustainable flooring and material solutions. Specifically, our future value proposition is based on products and services that are environmentally & climate friendly, circular and offered by talented, innovative people with an emphasis on integrity and respect for values. This results more in a recurring value proposition for the future.”

Clear growth ambitions
As a 100% family-owned international Group with a clear long-term vision, B.I.G. stayed true to their plans and kept on investing in all areas of their business.
“The ambition for 2021 was to invest over 100 mio euro. But we were held back by external, unforeseen factors: from delays on quotes and execution to the lack of availability and resources due to the pandemic. If all goes as planned, we’ll make up for it in 2022 with an investment budget well over 100 million euro. The main areas of interest will be sustainability, innovation and Industry 4.0.” says Pieter-Jan Sonck, CFO of B.I.G.

Adding to the gradual top-line growth of recent years, the Group can look back on an unprecedented financial boom. The driving forces: favorable market conditions, a revitalized growth strategy and a team of nearly 5.000 first-class employees.

B.I.G. reported a turnover of EUR 2,5 billion, an increase of 45 % compared to 2020. The Group ebitda amounted to EUR 451 million, an increase of 120 % compared to 2020 and a net result of EUR 274 million, a growth of 215% compared to 2020.

Fruitful year for all Business Units
It was a fruitful year for all 3 business units, but the Group's business unit Polymers stood out. Exceptionally strong demand in Europe and North America, combined with raw material shortages and unplanned shutdowns of competitors, pushed prices and margins up to highs. The Polymers facilities ran at full capacity to meet the customers’ needs and hit all-time profit records during several months.

The Group's business unit Flooring Solutions also fared well. Most divisions and regions outperformed amid surging energy prices, disrupted supply chains, cost volatility in transport and raw materials, and other challenges. Their sustained focus on innovation, design and product differentiation led to an improved operating result at the end of 2021.

The achievements by Engineered Solutions echo those of the other two business units, from volume increases to budget increases. B.I.G. took big leaps forward in all its key markets, including the automotive sector, geotextiles and filtration.

Quelle:

Beaulieu International Group / EMG

(c) RadiciGroup
27.05.2022

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn at Emirates FA Cup final

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn took to the field alongside Liverpool and Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup final, which took place on 14 May at Wembley Stadium.
 
Over 47,000 plastic bottles were collected from previous events at Wembley stadium and transformed into Repetable, the innovative RadiciGroup yarn made from PET flakes, which was then used to make the red banner 105 meters long and 68 meters wide, unveiled during the opening ceremony of the event and decorated with the logos of the two teams.
 
Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® allows lower CO2 emissions (-45%), lower water consumption (-90%) and lower energy consumption (-60%), guaranteeing high performance.

The red banner will be recycled again to make backpacks and sports bibs that the FA will donate to the local community to inspire the eco-players of the future: an initiative in the name of circularity!

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn took to the field alongside Liverpool and Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup final, which took place on 14 May at Wembley Stadium.
 
Over 47,000 plastic bottles were collected from previous events at Wembley stadium and transformed into Repetable, the innovative RadiciGroup yarn made from PET flakes, which was then used to make the red banner 105 meters long and 68 meters wide, unveiled during the opening ceremony of the event and decorated with the logos of the two teams.
 
Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® allows lower CO2 emissions (-45%), lower water consumption (-90%) and lower energy consumption (-60%), guaranteeing high performance.

The red banner will be recycled again to make backpacks and sports bibs that the FA will donate to the local community to inspire the eco-players of the future: an initiative in the name of circularity!

Weitere Informationen:
RadiciGroup yarn Recycling Sustainability
Quelle:

RadiciGroup

BVMed-Geschäftsführer und Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll und BVMed-Nachhaltigkeitsexpertin Clara Allonge Fotos: Bundesverband Medizintechnologie e.V.
25.05.2022

Europäische Lieferketten-Richtlinie: BVMed fordert Begrenzung auf direkte Zulieferer

Der Bundesverband Medizintechnologie (BVMed) spricht sich in seiner Stellungnahme zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission einer Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichten-Richtlinie „Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive“ (CSDDD) für einen Abgleich mit dem bereits bestehenden nationalen Gesetz und für eine Begrenzung der Regelungen auf die direkten Zulieferer aus.

„Wir begrüßen eine Stärkung von Menschenrechten weltweit. Der EU-Kommissionsvorschlag ist jedoch aus Sicht des BVMed in seiner momentanen Fassung unzureichend, um rechtssichere und praktikable Regeln für Unternehmen zu schaffen. Es besteht vielmehr die Gefahr, dass der Entwurf die Unternehmen der Branche, die sich im Moment ohnehin schon mit angespannten Lieferketten konfrontiert sehen, überfordern und in der Umsetzung überlasten könnte“, kommentiert BVMed-Geschäftsführer und Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll.

Der Bundesverband Medizintechnologie (BVMed) spricht sich in seiner Stellungnahme zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission einer Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichten-Richtlinie „Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive“ (CSDDD) für einen Abgleich mit dem bereits bestehenden nationalen Gesetz und für eine Begrenzung der Regelungen auf die direkten Zulieferer aus.

„Wir begrüßen eine Stärkung von Menschenrechten weltweit. Der EU-Kommissionsvorschlag ist jedoch aus Sicht des BVMed in seiner momentanen Fassung unzureichend, um rechtssichere und praktikable Regeln für Unternehmen zu schaffen. Es besteht vielmehr die Gefahr, dass der Entwurf die Unternehmen der Branche, die sich im Moment ohnehin schon mit angespannten Lieferketten konfrontiert sehen, überfordern und in der Umsetzung überlasten könnte“, kommentiert BVMed-Geschäftsführer und Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll.

Deutschland habe mit dem Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichten-Gesetz (LkSG) bereits eine umfassende nationale gesetzliche Regelung über die unternehmerischen Sorgfaltspflichten zur Vermeidung von Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Lieferkette geschaffen. „Viele Medizintechnik-Unternehmen in Deutschland und andere wirtschaftliche Akteure im Gesundheitswesen wie beispielsweise die Krankenhäuser bereiten sich intensiv auf die Umsetzung des LkSG vor. Eine Abänderung des LkSG als Folge einer stark abweichenden EU-Richtlinie würde erheblichen Mehraufwand und Kosten für die betroffenen Unternehmen in Deutschland bedeuten“, so BVMed-Nachhaltigkeitsexpertin Clara Allonge.

Der BVMed spricht sich daher für eine mit dem deutschen Lieferkettengesetz kompatible und praxistaugliche europäische Regelung aus. Dies sei im aktuellen Vorschlag der EU-Kommission durch die deutliche Erweiterung des Anwendungsbereiches, beispielswiese durch die Einbeziehung von negativen Umweltfolgen, sowie die Einführung einer zivilrechtlichen Haftung nicht gegeben. „Als Lösung könnte hier eine Begrenzung auf die direkten Zulieferer greifen“, heißt es in der BVMed-Stellungnahme.

Der BVMed konzentriert sich in seiner Stellungnahme zum CSDDD auf vier Punkte:

  1. Als Anforderungen an eine praxistaugliche Lieferkettenregulierung müsse der Anwendungsbereich eindeutig auf die direkten Zulieferer begrenzt werden. Während Unternehmen in direkten Geschäftsbeziehungen in der Lage sind, Sorgfaltspflichten effektiv zu adressieren und Verantwortung zu übernehmen, so ist dies in der weiteren und immer komplexer werdenden Lieferkette nicht der Fall.
     
  2. Es sei nicht sinnvoll, grundlegende Bewertungen über die menschenrechtliche Situation in die Hände einzelner Unternehmen zu legen, während sich der Staat an dieser Stelle aus der Verantwortung zieht. Daher sollten die Mitgliedsstaaten der EU eine Liste von Ländern erstellen, bei denen Unternehmen annehmen können, dass die Zulieferer aus diesen Ländern alle Kriterien erfüllen. Eine solche Safe Harbour-Regelung würde einen klaren und erfüllbaren Rahmen bieten in dem die Unternehmen unter stabilen Bedingungen operieren können. Dies verringerte den Verwaltungsaufwand und die Rechtsrisiken für die Unternehmen erheblich.
     
  3. Es ergeben sich bei den Umweltfolgen erhebliche Unklarheiten, was die konkrete Auslegung angehe. Einerseits wäre es wünschenswert, wenn die jeweiligen Rechtsnormen des Heimatlandes des Zulieferers für die Bewertung herangezogen würden, andererseits bringe die Bewertung einer Vielzahl von lokalen Umweltgesetzen viele Unternehmen an den Rand der Leistbarkeit. Der Anwendungsbereich des Gesetzes sollte sich auf die Achtung der Menschenrechte konzentrieren. Eine Erweiterung um den Bereich „Umwelt“ würde aufgrund uneinheitlicher Standards zusätzliche Rechtsunsicherheit schaffen. Das gelte auch für das Vorhaben, in dieser Richtlinie Klimaschutzziele festzuschreiben.
     
  4. Nach Einschätzung des BVMed umfasst der Begriff der „Wertschöpfungskette“, wie im Richtlinienvorschlag angeführt, auch die Kund:innen der Branche (beispielsweise Krankenhäuser). Wenn dem so sei, könnte der Fall eintreten, dass Medizintechnik-Unternehmen einzelne Kunden, falls diese gegen die Kriterien der Richtlinie verstoßen, nicht mehr beliefern dürften und die Versorgung von Patientinnen und Patienten eventuell nicht sichergestellt werden könne. Dies wäre aus humanitären Gesichtspunkten eine nicht akzeptable Einschränkung der Versorgung und träfe insbesondere Patientinnen und Patienten in Drittländern und Ländern mit bereits heute eingeschränkter Gesundheitsversorgung. Der Verband schlägt daher vor, dass für den sogenannten Downstream-Teil der Wertschöpfungskette eine humanitäre Ausnahme etabliert wird. Dies könne analog zur Regelung bei Sanktionen (beispielweise bei den Russland-Sanktionen) vollzogen werden.
Quelle:

Bundesverband Medizintechnologie e.V.

(c) AkzoNobel
19.05.2022

AkzoNobel and partners team up to hack carbon reduction challenges

A boundary-pushing approach to hacking carbon reduction challenges has been established by AkzoNobel and partners from across the extended value chain following the company’s first ever global Collaborative Sustainability Challenge.

During 24 hours of intense discussion at the pioneering event a series of high impact exploration teams was set up. Those involved will now continue to work together in a determined effort to collectively accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions in the paints and coatings industry.

The participants – represented by senior and next generation leaders – hacked four key areas: energy transition, process efficiency, solvent emissions and circular solutions. It resulted in 27 partners signing up, including suppliers, customers and end-users, as well as representatives from finance, government, service providers and consultancies.

A boundary-pushing approach to hacking carbon reduction challenges has been established by AkzoNobel and partners from across the extended value chain following the company’s first ever global Collaborative Sustainability Challenge.

During 24 hours of intense discussion at the pioneering event a series of high impact exploration teams was set up. Those involved will now continue to work together in a determined effort to collectively accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions in the paints and coatings industry.

The participants – represented by senior and next generation leaders – hacked four key areas: energy transition, process efficiency, solvent emissions and circular solutions. It resulted in 27 partners signing up, including suppliers, customers and end-users, as well as representatives from finance, government, service providers and consultancies.

AkzoNobel has set science-based sustainability targets to halve its carbon emissions across the full value chain by 2030. Achieving that ambition will rely heavily on collaborating with partners and challenging each other to find innovative ways to overcome the unprecedented challenges everyone faces.

Weitere Informationen:
AkzoNobel Sustainability carbon Coatings
Quelle:

AkzoNobel

Albini joins C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub (c) Albini Group
Off The Grain, one of the latest examples of responsible innovation by ALBINI_next
18.05.2022

Albini joins C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub

Albini Group, historic manufacturer of high-end shirting fabrics, meets C.L.A.S.S. Eco Hub, international platform for the promotion and development of innovative and sustainable textiles. Two groundbreaking companies joining forces in the name of ethical and technological development through the C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub, the section dedicated to fibers, threads, yarns and fabrics that are changing the fashion and textile industry.  The values in which Albini Group believes and the strong sensitivity to environmental issues have led the company to also address the issue of the risk of toxic and harmful chemicals in a systemic way, integrating into the production cycles activities and controls aimed at gradually eliminating their presence, with the clear objective of protecting man and the environment.

Albini Group, historic manufacturer of high-end shirting fabrics, meets C.L.A.S.S. Eco Hub, international platform for the promotion and development of innovative and sustainable textiles. Two groundbreaking companies joining forces in the name of ethical and technological development through the C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub, the section dedicated to fibers, threads, yarns and fabrics that are changing the fashion and textile industry.  The values in which Albini Group believes and the strong sensitivity to environmental issues have led the company to also address the issue of the risk of toxic and harmful chemicals in a systemic way, integrating into the production cycles activities and controls aimed at gradually eliminating their presence, with the clear objective of protecting man and the environment.

Three main research areas - innovative fibers and yarns, sustainable dyes and green chemistry - united by the task of transferring cutting-edge technologies through open innovation. Among the new projects presented is "Off the Grain," born from the collaboration with Riso Gallo, a leading rice producer in Italy. It is a new type of dye derived from the processing of a particular variety of black rice: the boiling water of the rice, which can no longer be used for the food industry, is transformed into a natural dye, resulting in significant water savings during the dyeing process.

"Grounded Indigo" is a natural textile dyestuff, born from the search for dyeing practices that are more responsible to people and the environment. For this project, ALBINI_next chose to collaborate with Stony Creek Colors, an American producer of the world's only 100% plant-based indigo that is USDA BioPreferred certified.

The third project, called "HempFeel," is an innovative hemp oil-based finishing, tipically used for cosmetic products. ALBINI_next was the first company to apply it to fabrics of different weights, compositions and structures. HempFeel replaces silicones usually used in finishing, thus reducing the release of microplastics and giving fabrics a soft and durable hand.

"When discussing values related to creativity, next-generation production and commitment to ethics and traceability, Albini is an extremely important point of reference." says Giusy Bettoni, founder and CEO of C.L.A.S.S. "This is why we are delighted with its inclusion within our Material Hub, alongside its colleagues of the responsible innovation movement. Follow us on this new common path. Next- generation solutions and nice surprises will not be missed."

Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized in Dhaka to Accelerate Apparel Sustainability in Post-Covid (c) Bangladesh Apparel Exchange
Hall View Sustainable Apparel Forum
18.05.2022

News from Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF)

  • Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized in Dhaka to Accelerate Apparel Sustainability in Post-Covid

Policy makers, industry leaders, brands’ representatives and fashion campaigners from home and abroad gathered in Dhaka yesterday to accelerate momentum of sustainability in Bangladesh apparel industry.

More than 50 speakers as well as 20 green growth exhibitors from over 20 countries participated in the 3rd edition of Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) partnering with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Five plenary sessions on ‘Demystifying Climate Action’, ‘Purchasing Practice’, ‘ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) & Green Finance’, ‘Closing the Loop: Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry’, and ‘Due Diligence and Legislation’ held at the SAF along with an opening plenary and a closing plenary.  

  • Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized in Dhaka to Accelerate Apparel Sustainability in Post-Covid

Policy makers, industry leaders, brands’ representatives and fashion campaigners from home and abroad gathered in Dhaka yesterday to accelerate momentum of sustainability in Bangladesh apparel industry.

More than 50 speakers as well as 20 green growth exhibitors from over 20 countries participated in the 3rd edition of Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) partnering with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Five plenary sessions on ‘Demystifying Climate Action’, ‘Purchasing Practice’, ‘ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) & Green Finance’, ‘Closing the Loop: Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry’, and ‘Due Diligence and Legislation’ held at the SAF along with an opening plenary and a closing plenary.  

(c) Eurotay
18.05.2022

Garment manufacturer Eurotay at Denim Première Vision with its future-forward vision

Eurotay showcased at Denim Première Visionits vision and products through the AW 23/24 collection inspired by two themes: Nostalgia and #Still Possible.

Nostalgia stands for heritage and advancement, taking inspiration from classic favorites while enhancing new and existing styles. Setting the tone of the line are vintage-looking washes, echoing the 80s and 90s light acid washes as well as used look with bumped edges or fringed hems. Stretch, comfort stretch with very little elastane and even rigid denim feature in this collection providing catering to any need or preference.

The #Still Possible collection is based on the premise that the textile industry is one of the most polluting ones on the planet, thus it aims to shine a light on how a denim garment can still be made whilst reducing the number of resources employed and by being more conscious about the materials chosen. By using EIM and LCA, garment durability, traceability, recyclability as well as material health are guaranteed, for a collection that looks to a brighter and greener future.

Eurotay showcased at Denim Première Visionits vision and products through the AW 23/24 collection inspired by two themes: Nostalgia and #Still Possible.

Nostalgia stands for heritage and advancement, taking inspiration from classic favorites while enhancing new and existing styles. Setting the tone of the line are vintage-looking washes, echoing the 80s and 90s light acid washes as well as used look with bumped edges or fringed hems. Stretch, comfort stretch with very little elastane and even rigid denim feature in this collection providing catering to any need or preference.

The #Still Possible collection is based on the premise that the textile industry is one of the most polluting ones on the planet, thus it aims to shine a light on how a denim garment can still be made whilst reducing the number of resources employed and by being more conscious about the materials chosen. By using EIM and LCA, garment durability, traceability, recyclability as well as material health are guaranteed, for a collection that looks to a brighter and greener future.

Eurotay has been committed from day one to using less water, less energy, less chemicals to reduce its environmental footprint and its carbon emission and meet the goals of EU Green Deal targets. The company is geared towards building a more and more responsible industry by working hard to reach a set of sustainable goals by 2025. Additionally, the company is working on developing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) measuring the global warming, water consumption, land occupation, eutrophication and abiotic depletion performances.

Quelle:

Eurotay / Menabò Group srl

18.05.2022

Hexcel at JEC World 2022

  • Hexcel Composite Innovations for Aerospace Applications on Display at JEC World 2022: Hall 5, Stand J41

In late 2021, Hexcel announced an agreement with Fairmat, a deep technology startup, to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets, giving a second life to recovered carbon fiber. To do so, Fairmat has developed a virtuous recycling process, and a sample of its newly recycled material will be available to view at JEC World 2022. Hexcel will present an array of product innovations for aerospace and urban air mobility customer applications during JEC World 2022 in Paris on May3-5. These latest innovations demonstrate the company’s leadership in developing advanced composites technology for the aerospace market.

  • Hexcel Composite Innovations for Aerospace Applications on Display at JEC World 2022: Hall 5, Stand J41

In late 2021, Hexcel announced an agreement with Fairmat, a deep technology startup, to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets, giving a second life to recovered carbon fiber. To do so, Fairmat has developed a virtuous recycling process, and a sample of its newly recycled material will be available to view at JEC World 2022. Hexcel will present an array of product innovations for aerospace and urban air mobility customer applications during JEC World 2022 in Paris on May3-5. These latest innovations demonstrate the company’s leadership in developing advanced composites technology for the aerospace market.

  • Sustainability Focus on Recycling and Reuse
  • HiTape® and HiMax® Reinforcements for OoA Processing
  • Innovative HiFlow™ Resins for Continuous and Shorter Cycle Injection Processes
  • HexPly® Prepregs for Primary Structure and Engine Applications
  • HexTow® High Modulus Fibers HM63 and HM54
  • Thermoplastics and Processing Innovations for Primary and Secondary Structures
  • Lightweight PrimeTex® Reinforcements Solutions for Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
Quelle:

Hexcel

(c) ISKO, SANKO TEKSTIL
12.05.2022

ISKO opens product development centre based in UK – Creative Room London

The opening of this facility marks the expansion of ISKO’s Creative Room Services (CRS) division and its dedication to the continuation of responsible production.

ISKO has opened its first product development centre, based in London. Creative Room London is a unique and innovative space and the first of its kind in the UK. It is the latest initiative of Creative Room Services (CRS), a division of ISKO devoted to offering streamlined and simplified solutions for all denim requirements – from fabric to finished garment.

With a focus on sustainable washing and finishing techniques, customers at Creative Room London will be able to work in parallel with experts to achieve their desired denim looks. Together with machine technology partner Jeanologia, they have been able to develop innovative washing and finishing techniques that meet the highest quality and sustainability standards with a significantly lower environmental impact.

The opening of this facility marks the expansion of ISKO’s Creative Room Services (CRS) division and its dedication to the continuation of responsible production.

ISKO has opened its first product development centre, based in London. Creative Room London is a unique and innovative space and the first of its kind in the UK. It is the latest initiative of Creative Room Services (CRS), a division of ISKO devoted to offering streamlined and simplified solutions for all denim requirements – from fabric to finished garment.

With a focus on sustainable washing and finishing techniques, customers at Creative Room London will be able to work in parallel with experts to achieve their desired denim looks. Together with machine technology partner Jeanologia, they have been able to develop innovative washing and finishing techniques that meet the highest quality and sustainability standards with a significantly lower environmental impact.

The Creative Room London will also be the central point for their customer’s full product development, ensuring the whole process is agile and more efficient. As well as a hub for its customers, Creative Room London will also act as a platform of education and support for the wider denim community, working with local talent and universities to share knowledge and to bring ideas and concepts to life.

Quelle:

ISKO / Menabò Group srl