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ISKO™ creates a fully sustainable Fabric Collection (c) ISKO
13.12.2021

ISKO™ creates a fully sustainable Fabric Collection

ISKO’s 2023 Collection Vol. 1 is designed to meet the varied needs of today’s consumer by providing fashion, comfort, versatility and responsibility in each of its innovative fabrics. The entire collection is “engineered for nature” using ISKO’s recently launched R-TWO™50+ technology – a process which creates high-quality denim that is less harmful to the natural world.

R-TWO™50+ is the driving force behind ISKO’s efforts to reduce the industry’s impact on the planet. The fabrics are made with a minimum of 50% pre- and post-consumer recycled blend that is entirely Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified. This results in less use of natural resources and a reduced carbon and water footprint of up to 45% and 65% respectively.

ISKO has also incorporated hemp into the collection as a sustainably viable alternative to cotton. Hemp requires much less water, no pesticides and grows quickly in almost any type of soil. New spinning techniques give the fiber a softer hand feel and make hemp a genuinely enticing option to cotton.

ISKO’s 2023 Collection Vol. 1 is designed to meet the varied needs of today’s consumer by providing fashion, comfort, versatility and responsibility in each of its innovative fabrics. The entire collection is “engineered for nature” using ISKO’s recently launched R-TWO™50+ technology – a process which creates high-quality denim that is less harmful to the natural world.

R-TWO™50+ is the driving force behind ISKO’s efforts to reduce the industry’s impact on the planet. The fabrics are made with a minimum of 50% pre- and post-consumer recycled blend that is entirely Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified. This results in less use of natural resources and a reduced carbon and water footprint of up to 45% and 65% respectively.

ISKO has also incorporated hemp into the collection as a sustainably viable alternative to cotton. Hemp requires much less water, no pesticides and grows quickly in almost any type of soil. New spinning techniques give the fiber a softer hand feel and make hemp a genuinely enticing option to cotton.

2023 Collection Vol. 1 includes ISKO Blue Skin™, Jeggings™, ISKO™ Rigid, ISKO Rigidflex™, ISKO EFD™, Summer Colors, Catwalk, ISKO Reform™, ISKO™ Black, ISKO™ Comfort, ISKO Pop™ – and five macro trends (Denim Nation, New Origin, Isko Reborn, Isko Motion, Chill Zone). These trends incorporate some of ISKO’s key denim technologies to create a versatile collection that complements any style, vibe and mood.

ISKO Reform™, ISKO Blue Skin™ and Jeggings™ are the groups used to create fabrics that are trans-seasonal and one-size-fits-all – subscribing to a philosophy of inclusivity that is valued by Gen Z.

The collection also gives prominence to color groups. ISKO™ Black delivers various shades of black with different elasticity and aspect options. This part of the collection fulfils the perennial need for this timeless color. ISKO EFD™, or ‘Eco For Dye’, is a sustainable approach to producing ecru fabric. This technology shortens the production process and saves on water usage. The result is an ecru-colored base that can be used as is for a natural look or can also be dyed to any color.

New this season are the Summer Colors and Catwalk groups. Summer Colors is inspired by an eclectic mix of influences including natural earth tones, workwear looks or bright colors with authentic, open-end denim constructions. Catwalk is a bold and bright addition to the collection that offers on-trend styles in ISKO finishes including ISKO Urban Jeather™, Pearl Coat and Flashy Finish.

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ISKO / Menabò Group

DNFI: Microplastic pollution is a global challenge Photo: pixabay
10.12.2021

DNFI: Microplastic pollution is a global challenge

Microplastic pollution is a global challenge across many industries and sectors – one of critical importance being textiles.

A 2021 study by the California Ocean Science Trust and a group of interdisciplinary scientists acknowledges that microfibres from textiles are among the most common microplastic materials found in the marine environment. Every time synthetic clothes are manufactured, worn, washed, or disposed of, they release microplastics into terrestrial and marine environments, including human food chains. Synthetic fibres represent over two-thirds (69%) of all materials used in textiles, a proportion that is expected to rise to 73% by 2030. The production of synthetic fibres has fuelled a 40-year trend of increased per capita clothing consumption.

Global textile consumption has become:

Microplastic pollution is a global challenge across many industries and sectors – one of critical importance being textiles.

A 2021 study by the California Ocean Science Trust and a group of interdisciplinary scientists acknowledges that microfibres from textiles are among the most common microplastic materials found in the marine environment. Every time synthetic clothes are manufactured, worn, washed, or disposed of, they release microplastics into terrestrial and marine environments, including human food chains. Synthetic fibres represent over two-thirds (69%) of all materials used in textiles, a proportion that is expected to rise to 73% by 2030. The production of synthetic fibres has fuelled a 40-year trend of increased per capita clothing consumption.

Global textile consumption has become:

  • more reliant on non-renewable resources,
  • less biodegradable, and
  • increasingly prone to releasing microplastics.

The increased consumption is also discretionary, driven by consumer desire and remains unchecked. Thus, the long-term trend in the textile industry parallels the intentional addition of microplastics to products such as cosmetics. The contrast is that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recommended such intentional additions be restricted, whereas the over-consumption of synthetic fibres continues unchecked. One way for the EU to account for and mitigate microplastic pollution is through an EU-backed methodology measuring and reporting microplastic emissions, so that consumers and procurement officers have the information needed to minimise microplastic pollution resulting from their purchasing decisions.

There is a critical opportunity to address microplastic pollution in the fashion textile industry through the EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology. To meet the environmental objectives of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the EU is proposing that companies substantiate their products’ environmental credentials using this harmonised methodology. However, microplastic pollution is not accounted for in the PEF methodology. This omission has the effect of assigning a zero score to microplastic pollution and would undermine the efforts of the European Green Deal, which aim “to address the unintentional release of microplastics in the environment.”

The incorporation of microplastic pollution as an indicator would increase the legitimacy of the PEF method as well as better inform consumer purchasing decisions, especially as the European Green Deal seeks to “further develop and harmonise methods for measuring unintentionally released microplastics, especially from tyres and textiles, and delivering harmonised data on microplastics concentrations in seawater.”

Whilst we continue to learn about the damage of microplastics and there is new knowledge emerging on the toxic impacts along the food chain, there is sufficient information on the rate of microplastic leakage into the environment to implement a basic, inventory level indicator in the PEF now. This is consistent with the recommendations of a review of microplastic pollution originating from the life cycle of apparel and home textiles. There are precedents in PEF for basic level (e.g., ‘resource use, fossils’) and largely untested (e.g. land occupation and toxicity indicators) indicators, and therefore an opportunity for the EU to promote research and development in the measurement and modelling of microplastic pollution by including such emissions in the PEF methodology. For such an indicator, the long and complex supply chains of the apparel and footwear industry would be a test case with high-impact and a global reach.

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DNFI / IWTO – 2021

09.12.2021

Lenzing als eines der nachhaltigsten Unternehmen der Welt ausgezeichnet

Die Lenzing Gruppe, weltweit führende Anbieterin von holzbasierten Spezialfasern, wurde von der globalen gemeinnützigen Umweltorganisation CDP für ihre führende Rolle im Bereich der unternehmerischen Nachhaltigkeit ausgezeichnet und in die renommierte „A-Liste“ der Unternehmen aufgenommen, die sich um Klimaschutz, Wassersicherheit und den Schutz der Wälder bemühen. Lenzing ist damit eines von 14 Unternehmen weltweit, die für ihre ökologische Führungsrolle in den Bereichen Klimawandel, Wassersicherheit und Waldschutz mit „AAA“ bewertet wurden. Durch signifikante, nachweisliche Maßnahmen in diesen drei Bereichen ist Lenzing weltweit führend in Bezug auf unternehmerische Umweltambitionen, ökologisches Handeln und Transparenz.

Die Lenzing Gruppe, weltweit führende Anbieterin von holzbasierten Spezialfasern, wurde von der globalen gemeinnützigen Umweltorganisation CDP für ihre führende Rolle im Bereich der unternehmerischen Nachhaltigkeit ausgezeichnet und in die renommierte „A-Liste“ der Unternehmen aufgenommen, die sich um Klimaschutz, Wassersicherheit und den Schutz der Wälder bemühen. Lenzing ist damit eines von 14 Unternehmen weltweit, die für ihre ökologische Führungsrolle in den Bereichen Klimawandel, Wassersicherheit und Waldschutz mit „AAA“ bewertet wurden. Durch signifikante, nachweisliche Maßnahmen in diesen drei Bereichen ist Lenzing weltweit führend in Bezug auf unternehmerische Umweltambitionen, ökologisches Handeln und Transparenz.

Die Weltwirtschaft betrachtet CDP als den Goldstandard der Umweltberichterstattung mit den umfangreichsten und umfassendsten Datensätzen zum Handeln von Unternehmen und Städten. 2021 forderten mehr als 590 Investoren mit einem Vermögen von über USD 110 Billionen und 200 Großeinkäufer mit Beschaffungskosten in Höhe von USD 5,5 Billionen Unternehmen dazu auf, über die CDP-Plattform Daten zu Umweltauswirkungen, -risiken und -chancen offenzulegen. 13.000 Unternehmen sind diesem Aufruf gefolgt.

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Lenzing AG

New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics (c) nova-Institut
Nicolas Hark - nova-Institut (DE)
08.12.2021

New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics

  • Second Session of the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022

Cellulose fibers are a true material miracle as they offer a steadily expanding, broad range of applications. Meanwhile markets are driven by technological developments and policy frameworks, especially bans and restrictions on plastics, as well as an increasing number of sustainability requirements. The  presentations will provide valuable information on the various use-opportunities for cellulosic fibers through a policy overview, a special session on sustainability, recycling and alternative feedstocks, as well as the latest developments in pulp, cellulosic fibers and yarns. In addition, examples of non-wovens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.

  • Second Session of the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022

Cellulose fibers are a true material miracle as they offer a steadily expanding, broad range of applications. Meanwhile markets are driven by technological developments and policy frameworks, especially bans and restrictions on plastics, as well as an increasing number of sustainability requirements. The  presentations will provide valuable information on the various use-opportunities for cellulosic fibers through a policy overview, a special session on sustainability, recycling and alternative feedstocks, as well as the latest developments in pulp, cellulosic fibers and yarns. In addition, examples of non-wovens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.

The second session of the conference: "New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics", will focus on questions such as: "What is the impact of the ban on plastics on single-use products?" and "What are the latest regulatory issues and policy opportunities for cellulose fibres?".  This section presents new opportunities for replacing fossil-based insulating materials with cellulose-based technologies that can be used for a variety of applications, from aerospace to mobility, as well as in construction. For the program just click here.

Speakers of the Session "New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics":

  • Nicolas Hark - nova-Institut (DE): Opportunities in Policy for Cellulose Fibres
  • Paula Martirez - Stora Enso (SE): Last years Winner Papira® – an Eco-revolution in Foam Packaging
  • Stefanie Schlager - Lenzing (AT): LENZING™ Fibres for Sustainable Single use Products
  • Sascha Schriever - Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (DE): Cellulose Aerogel Non-wovens – Sustainable Insulators of Tomorrow
06.12.2021

Sateri has been awarded the Oeko-Tex STeP certification

Sateri’s Lyocell facility in Rizhao, Shandong Province, has been awarded the Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certification for responsible production, making it the first Lyocell producer in China to be certified to the rigorous standards set by independent Swiss-based certification organisation OEKO-TEX®. Sateri’s Lyocell facility has also obtained the highest ranking of level three in the certification assessment scoring for exemplary implementation of best manufacturing practices.

Together with its earlier achievement of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification that confirms its Lyocell fibre is free from any harmful substances and complies with European standards, Sateri’s lyocell products are qualified to carry the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label. This label not only attests to Sateri’s Lyocell fibre as safe and manufactured in environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and safe facility, but also the Group’s commitment to higher levels of transparency and accountability through the product traceability feature of the label.

Sateri’s Lyocell facility in Rizhao, Shandong Province, has been awarded the Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certification for responsible production, making it the first Lyocell producer in China to be certified to the rigorous standards set by independent Swiss-based certification organisation OEKO-TEX®. Sateri’s Lyocell facility has also obtained the highest ranking of level three in the certification assessment scoring for exemplary implementation of best manufacturing practices.

Together with its earlier achievement of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification that confirms its Lyocell fibre is free from any harmful substances and complies with European standards, Sateri’s lyocell products are qualified to carry the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label. This label not only attests to Sateri’s Lyocell fibre as safe and manufactured in environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and safe facility, but also the Group’s commitment to higher levels of transparency and accountability through the product traceability feature of the label.

The STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification comprises three levels describing the extent to which a company has achieved sustainable production and working conditions of factories in the textile industry. The areas of assessment include chemicals management, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, quality management, as well as occupational health and safety.

Sateri’s Lyocell fiber factory in Rizhao commenced operation in May 2020, with an annual output of 20,000 tonnes of Lyocell fiber. The same site houses a 5,000 tonne Lyocell pilot production line dedicated for the development of Lyocell application technology. In March 2021, the Group announced plans to expand its Lyocell annual production capacity in China up to 500,000 tonnes by 2025.

A natural and biodegradable fibre, Sateri’s Lyocell is made from wood pulp sourced from certified and sustainable plantations. It is manufactured using closed-loop technology, requiring minimal chemical input during the production process, and utilising an organic solvent that can be almost fully (99.7%) recovered and recycled.

Sateri’s Lyocell is used to produce high quality textiles and personal hygiene materials. Using a unique high technology manufacturing process, it has outstanding dry and wet strength, high uniformity and consistency, and superior quality. It blends well with various textile fibres to create different fabric styles and characteristics for wide downstream applications.

 Radici: Mehr Nachhaltigkeit auf der Piste (c) RadiciGroup
Die RadiciGroup und DKB präsentieren den ersten „zirkulären“ Skianzug
01.12.2021

Radici: Mehr Nachhaltigkeit auf der Piste

  • Die RadiciGroup und DKB präsentieren den ersten „zirkulären“ Skianzug
  • Der Anzug besteht aus recycelten und recyclingfähigen Garnen und erfordert keinerlei Abstriche bei Stil, Design und Gebrauchseigenschaften.
  • Athleten des Sci Club RadiciGroup sind die ersten Botschafter für dieses nachhaltige Projekt.

Der erste komplett nachhaltige Skianzug, mit starkem Fokus auf Stil und Design und vollständig neu konzipiert, ist jetzt Realität. Hinter der Entwicklung dieses hochinnovativen Kleidungsstücks stehen zwei herausragende Unternehmen aus dem Raum Bergamo: Die RadiciGroup, ein weltweit führender Hersteller von chemischen Zwischenprodukten, Polyamiden, hochleistungsfähigen Kunststoffcompounds und fortschrittlichen Textillösungen, sowie die auf funktionale Sportbekleidung spezialisierte DKB.

  • Die RadiciGroup und DKB präsentieren den ersten „zirkulären“ Skianzug
  • Der Anzug besteht aus recycelten und recyclingfähigen Garnen und erfordert keinerlei Abstriche bei Stil, Design und Gebrauchseigenschaften.
  • Athleten des Sci Club RadiciGroup sind die ersten Botschafter für dieses nachhaltige Projekt.

Der erste komplett nachhaltige Skianzug, mit starkem Fokus auf Stil und Design und vollständig neu konzipiert, ist jetzt Realität. Hinter der Entwicklung dieses hochinnovativen Kleidungsstücks stehen zwei herausragende Unternehmen aus dem Raum Bergamo: Die RadiciGroup, ein weltweit führender Hersteller von chemischen Zwischenprodukten, Polyamiden, hochleistungsfähigen Kunststoffcompounds und fortschrittlichen Textillösungen, sowie die auf funktionale Sportbekleidung spezialisierte DKB.

Besonderes Merkmal dieser Kombination aus Jacke und Hose ist das aus RENCYCLE gefertigte Gewebe, einem von der RadiciGroup produzierten Garn, das auf mechanisch recyceltem Polyamid basiert und eine signifikante Senkung des Energieverbrauchs, der CO2-Emissionen und des Wasserverbrauchs ermöglicht. Die Wattierung und zahlreiche andere Elemente des Anzugs, darunter Reißverschlüsse, Klettverschlüsse, Knöpfe und Nahtmaterialien, bestehen ebenfalls aus Polyamid.

Dies ist das Ergebnis der intensiven Zusammenarbeit zwischen der RadiciGroup und DKB bei der Forschung und Entwicklung chemisch ähnlicher Materialien, die sich für solche spezifischen Anwendungen eignen, die besondere technische Eigenschaften erfordern. Dass der Anzug quasi aus einem einzigen Material besteht vereinfacht das Recycling am Ende der Gebrauchsdauer signifikant. Daraus lassen sich neue Polymermaterialien gewinnen, die z. B. zur Herstellung von Komponenten für Skischuhe und -bindungen oder in der Automobil-, Möbel- oder anderen Industrien zum Einsatz kommen können, in denen Hochleistungspolyamide gefragt sind. Der von der RadiciGroup realisierte Anzug ist ein vollständig auf Ökodesign und Kreislaufwirtschaft ausgerichtetes Projekt, deren Prinzipien auf die Welt der Mode und Kleidung übertragen wurden und sich auf der Innenseite der Jacke durch den Claim „Una sostenibilità all’altezza delle nostre montagne“ (Nachhaltigkeit in unseren Bergen) widerspiegeln.

Dazu Angelo Radici, Präsident der RadiciGroup: „Auf dieses Ergebnis bin ich besonders stolz, denn es vereint meine persönlichen und beruflichen Interessen. Ich war schon immer gerne in den Bergen und beim Skilaufen, und gemeinsam mit meinen Mitarbeitern arbeite ich jeden Tag daran, innovative Lösungen zu finden, die zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit unserer Branche beitragen. Dieser Skianzug ist ein anschauliches Beispiel dafür, dass die Welt der Textilien und Bekleidung nachhaltig sein kann, ohne auf Komfort, Design, Ästhetik oder Funktionseigenschaften zu verzichten. Ich werde nicht müde zu betonen, dass die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den verschiedenen Akteuren der Lieferkette von grundlegender Bedeutung für das Ökodesign und die Schaffung von Produkten ist, die die Recycelbarkeit am Ende ihrer Gebrauchsdauer berücksichtigen, um Werkstoffe möglicherweise unendlich lange einsetzen zu können. Wir, die vorgelagerten Hersteller, nutzen gerne unser Know-how in der Werkstoffchemie und unsere Erfahrung im Recycling, um gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern nachhaltige und tragfähige Lösungen in den verschiedenen Branchen, in denen wir tätig sind, zu entwickeln.“

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RadiciGroup

RGE Gives Sustainable Fashion a Boost with New Partnerships in Singapore (c) RGE Group
From Left to Right: Tey Wei Lin, President of RGE, Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and National Development, Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, and Wilson Teo, President of TaFF after signing of strategic partnership between TaFF and RGE to advocate sustainable industry practices within Singapore and the region, through programme implementation, research, and education
01.12.2021

RGE Gives Sustainable Fashion a Boost

  • RGE has formalised two new partnerships in Singapore to advance sustainable fashion.

The first is a three-year strategic partnership with the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFF) to advocate sustainable industry practices within Singapore and the region, through programme implementation, research, and education. The second is a five-year research collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on innovation in textile recycling technology.

The partnership with TaFF on its fashion sustainability programme was officially launched today. Through industry talent development and capacity building, raising corporate and consumer awareness, and innovation promotion, TaFF seeks to galvanise the fashion ecosystem towards redefining sustainable fashion.

  • RGE has formalised two new partnerships in Singapore to advance sustainable fashion.

The first is a three-year strategic partnership with the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFF) to advocate sustainable industry practices within Singapore and the region, through programme implementation, research, and education. The second is a five-year research collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on innovation in textile recycling technology.

The partnership with TaFF on its fashion sustainability programme was officially launched today. Through industry talent development and capacity building, raising corporate and consumer awareness, and innovation promotion, TaFF seeks to galvanise the fashion ecosystem towards redefining sustainable fashion.

Wilson Teo, President of TaFF, said, “Our strategic partnership with RGE marks a step forward for TaFF to expand our sustainability ecosystem throughout the fashion value chain, from materials, manufacturing, brands and technology to solutions. We have set up a Steering Committee that spans across the value chain, as a model for the industry. Together with our collaborators, we will continue to equip enterprises in the journey of sustainability. We will also work with communities to build awareness in responsible consumption and recycling.”

RGE has committed to provide nearly S$3 million funding over three years to support TaFF’s fashion sustainability programme. In addition, RGE’s Vice Chairman Bey Soo Khiang joins the programme’s Steering Committee as its Vice Chairperson.

Tey Wei Lin, President of RGE, said, “As a Singapore-based company and the world’s largest viscose producer, our business is well-positioned to support the country’s desire to advance sustainable development and to create a green economy. Our collaboration with TaFF and NTU is an investment of financial and other resources to create meaningful impact, not just within Singapore but also in the region. As part of our US$200 million investment commitment into next-generation textile fibre innovation and technology, we seek to work with innovators, industry partners, research institutions and academia to scale up solutions that will deliver cleaner and more circular cellulosic textile fibre to the masses at affordable prices.”

The launch of TaFF’s fashion sustainability programme follows the roll-out of the Enterprise Sustainability Programme (ESP) by Enterprise Singapore on 1 October 2021, which supports enterprises in their sustainability initiatives and helps them capture new opportunities in the green economy.

“Industry partnerships are pertinent to uplift capabilities of enterprises. We are very encouraged by TaFF’s efforts to drive sustainability in the textile and fashion sector as trade associations and chambers play a key role in strengthening sector-specific capabilities,” said Alan Yeo, Director of Retail & Design at Enterprise Singapore. “Collaborations with corporate partners such as RGE will also help accelerate this process. This is a good start and we hope to eventually see more companies across all sectors start to integrate sustainability alongside their growth.”

The launch event was graced by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling, TaFF’s patron and Senior Minister of State for National Development and Foreign Affairs Sim Ann, CEO of Enterprise Singapore Png Cheong Boon, as well senior representatives from TaFF and RGE.

The official launch of the research collaboration with NTU is expected to take place next year. A key desired outcome from the collaboration is to complement RGE’s pilot urban-fit textile recycling plant in Singapore.

(c) Huntsman Corporation
30.11.2021

Huntsman presents High-Performance Solutions and Protection Effects at Performance Days

Huntsman Textile Effects is bringing its complete end-to-end suite of high-performance solutions for sports apparel to Performance Days Digital Fair from December 1 to 2, 2021 virtually.

Driven by growing consumer interest in active and healthy lifestyles, coupled with the growing number of national sports participation programs that promote healthy living, the global sportwear market shows no signs of slowing. Brands that aim to satisfy this high-growth market need to be able to produce performance apparel that not only delivers sought-after functional capabilities and desirable aesthetics, but also comes with low environmental impact.

Huntsman will introduce the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary AVITERA® SE polyreactive dye range at Performance Days. AVITERA® ROSE SE delivers bluish-red shades while reducing the water and energy required for production by up to 50% and increasing mill output by up to 25% or more. It also significantly outperforms available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibers and blends in terms of value, reducing recipe costs, minimizing processing costs and eliminating reprocessing.

Huntsman Textile Effects is bringing its complete end-to-end suite of high-performance solutions for sports apparel to Performance Days Digital Fair from December 1 to 2, 2021 virtually.

Driven by growing consumer interest in active and healthy lifestyles, coupled with the growing number of national sports participation programs that promote healthy living, the global sportwear market shows no signs of slowing. Brands that aim to satisfy this high-growth market need to be able to produce performance apparel that not only delivers sought-after functional capabilities and desirable aesthetics, but also comes with low environmental impact.

Huntsman will introduce the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary AVITERA® SE polyreactive dye range at Performance Days. AVITERA® ROSE SE delivers bluish-red shades while reducing the water and energy required for production by up to 50% and increasing mill output by up to 25% or more. It also significantly outperforms available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibers and blends in terms of value, reducing recipe costs, minimizing processing costs and eliminating reprocessing.

Also in the spotlight are eco-friendly solutions for the challenges of achieving full whites and consistent shades on recycled polyester (rPET) with right-first-time quality. Huntsman’s rPET processing solutions include pre-treatment chemicals, fluorescent whitening agents, state-of-the-art washfast dyes, and finishing solutions for high-performance protection and comfort.

In partnership with Sciessent, Huntsman is also bringing revolutionary antimicrobial and odor-control solutions to Performance Days. These include Sciessent’s Agion Active® X2, a next-generation odor-control solution that combines advanced technologies to both capture and fight odor-causing bacteria for garments that smell fresh for longer and need less frequent washing. The partners are also previewing a new solution: Sciessent’s NOBO™, a cost-effective odor adsorber that provides odor control on virtually any fabric.

Other featured innovations include Teflon Eco Dry with Zelan™ R2 Plus technology. A breakthrough in sustainable water repellency, it contains 30% renewably sourced plant-based raw materials and meets or exceeds performance levels possible with traditional fluorinated technologies. Another exciting Huntsman solution is the new PHOBOL® Extender UXN – a product that optimizes water-repellent finishes for long-lasting fabric protection. It is free from butanone oxime, which has recently been re-classified in Europe and restricted above certain limits in products by bluesign®.

Quelle:

Huntsman Corporation

(c) Huntsman Corporation
29.11.2021

Huntsman’s AVITERA® SE Rose delivers Sustainability and Performance

Huntsman Textile Effects has released the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary AVITERA® SE polyreactive dye range with the introduction of AVITERA® ROSE SE for brilliant bluish-red shades. The innovative new dye significantly outperforms the available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibers and blends, delivering substantial water and energy savings, exceptional overall fastness, and reduced costs.

AVITERA® ROSE SE slashes the water and energy required for production by up to 50% thanks to its unique low-temperature and high-speed wash-off technology. It further delivers excellent right-first-time performance, with outstanding compatibility, levelling properties, and on-tone build-up. The cost-effective formulation reduces recipe costs for medium-dark shades while both minimizing processing costs and eliminating reprocessing. It also increases mill output by up to 25% or more.

Huntsman Textile Effects has released the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary AVITERA® SE polyreactive dye range with the introduction of AVITERA® ROSE SE for brilliant bluish-red shades. The innovative new dye significantly outperforms the available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibers and blends, delivering substantial water and energy savings, exceptional overall fastness, and reduced costs.

AVITERA® ROSE SE slashes the water and energy required for production by up to 50% thanks to its unique low-temperature and high-speed wash-off technology. It further delivers excellent right-first-time performance, with outstanding compatibility, levelling properties, and on-tone build-up. The cost-effective formulation reduces recipe costs for medium-dark shades while both minimizing processing costs and eliminating reprocessing. It also increases mill output by up to 25% or more.

Using AVITERA® ROSE SE, brands can stand out with brilliant bluish-red textile products in a broader shade gamut. The dyes offer very good light fastness levels for classic bluish trichromatic element, with exceptional overall fastness performance. Products dyed with AVITERA® ROSE SE have the highest chlorine resistance, tailormade for stringent Japanese and US laundering requirements, and are suitable for use with Huntsman’s HIGH IQ® Lasting Color Eco color-retention program. With minimal chance of cross-staining, they are ideal for red-white striped cotton knit fabric.

AVITERA® ROSE SE is fully compliant with the most stringent industry and brand-specific restricted substance lists. It is bluesign® approved and is suitable for STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified textile products.

Launched by Huntsman Textile Effects in 2010, the first-generation AVITERA® SE dyes set the benchmark for sustainability in the textile industry. The second generation expanded the range’s color palette from the palest to the deepest and darkest shades. The third generation further enhances the economic sustainability of the AVITERA® range while delivering unrivalled environmental benefits, outstanding operational performance, and attractive textiles with exceptional overall fastness.

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Huntsman Corporation

Indorama Ventures launches the industry's first report on contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals (c) Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
SDGs Report Cover
24.11.2021

Indorama Ventures launches the industry's first report on contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, introduced the first independent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report developed by the private sector in Thailand. The report provides details of the company’s sustainability strategy, aligned with the United Nation’s SDGs.

Renaud Meyer, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Thailand, said, “We support countries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through integrated solutions. Achieving the goals at global level requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals Report developed by the private sector is one way to urge more constructive collaboration among sectors.”  

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, introduced the first independent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report developed by the private sector in Thailand. The report provides details of the company’s sustainability strategy, aligned with the United Nation’s SDGs.

Renaud Meyer, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Thailand, said, “We support countries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through integrated solutions. Achieving the goals at global level requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals Report developed by the private sector is one way to urge more constructive collaboration among sectors.”  

The report presents IVL’s progress in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company outlined five focus areas for contributing to the SDGs: Recycling and the Circular Economy, Climate Change and Energy, Environmental Stewardship, Health Safety and Well-being, and CSR and Collaborations. IVL believes it can have the greatest impact on these areas while also growing its business and bringing about constructive change. Activities in these five areas help IVL align with 13 of the 17 SDGs, totaling 39 targets.

Yash Lohia, Chief Sustainability Officer at Indorama Ventures, said, “Businesses can make a significant contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. IVL, as a responsible industry leader, is committed to contributing to the SDGs and addressing the world's environmental and economic concerns. We need to be accountable to our stakeholders, including our 25,000 employees and their families, our customers and industry partners. Furthermore, we believe that complying with the SDGs will provide us with considerable business prospects.

22.11.2021

Sappi investiert in Papierfabrik auf dem Weg zur Dekarbonisierung

Sappi hat eine Investition in die Papierfabrik Kirkniemi in Lohja, Finnland, genehmigt, die eine Umstellung der Energieproduktion auf erneuerbare Bioenergie ermöglicht. Mit dieser Investition werden die direkten Treibhausgasemissionen aus fossilen Brennstoffen der Papierfabrik um ca. 90 Prozent reduziert, was 230.000 Tonnen Kohlendioxid pro Jahr entspricht.

Das Projekt, das Anfang 2023 abgeschlossen sein soll, wird einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Dekarbonisierungsplan von Sappi Europe leisten, da es den Ausstieg aus der Kohle in einer der letzten Anlagen ermöglicht, die teilweise mit diesem Brennstoff arbeiten. Die Biomasse wird dann in dem 2015 gebauten Mehrstoffkessel von Kirkniemi verwendet. Mit diesem Schritt kommt Sappi seinen Zielen für 2025 näher, zu denen die Reduzierung der spezifischen Treibhausgasemissionen (Scope 1 und 2) um 25 Prozent und die Erhöhung des Anteils erneuerbarer Energien auf 50 Prozent in Europa im Vergleich zu 2019 gehören.

Sappi hat eine Investition in die Papierfabrik Kirkniemi in Lohja, Finnland, genehmigt, die eine Umstellung der Energieproduktion auf erneuerbare Bioenergie ermöglicht. Mit dieser Investition werden die direkten Treibhausgasemissionen aus fossilen Brennstoffen der Papierfabrik um ca. 90 Prozent reduziert, was 230.000 Tonnen Kohlendioxid pro Jahr entspricht.

Das Projekt, das Anfang 2023 abgeschlossen sein soll, wird einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Dekarbonisierungsplan von Sappi Europe leisten, da es den Ausstieg aus der Kohle in einer der letzten Anlagen ermöglicht, die teilweise mit diesem Brennstoff arbeiten. Die Biomasse wird dann in dem 2015 gebauten Mehrstoffkessel von Kirkniemi verwendet. Mit diesem Schritt kommt Sappi seinen Zielen für 2025 näher, zu denen die Reduzierung der spezifischen Treibhausgasemissionen (Scope 1 und 2) um 25 Prozent und die Erhöhung des Anteils erneuerbarer Energien auf 50 Prozent in Europa im Vergleich zu 2019 gehören.

Die Investition dient der Errichtung von Anlagen, die für die Annahme, Lagerung und Verarbeitung von holzartiger Biomasse wie Rinde, Sägemehl und Hackschnitzel für die Biokraftstoffproduktion benötigt werden. Diese Arten von Biomasse sind Nebenprodukte der forstbasierten Industrie, und ihre Nutzung zur Energieerzeugung führt zu einer weiteren Aufwertung der Ressource Wald.

Neben der Erhöhung des Anteils an erneuerbaren Energien konzentrieren sich die Sappi-Papierfabriken auch auf die Senkung des Energieverbrauchs. Das Sappi-Werk Kirkniemi ist Mitglied der nationalen Energieeffizienz-Vereinbarung Finnlands und erreicht konsequent seine Energiesparziele. Die ISO 50001-Zertifizierung von Kirkniemi ist ein weiterer Beweis für die systematische Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz des Werks.

Quelle:

Sappi Europe

22.11.2021

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance launches its FW 22/23 fabric collection

For its FW 22/23 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance presents a high-tech fabric collection, which implements a new generation of values, with the aim of keeping nature, body and mind in harmony.

ECOSENSOR™’s new references meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, such as durability, wellbeing and performance. Furthermore, they are made with certified ingredients, through a completely traceable and transparent production process and supply chain. Being capable of combining active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness and comfort with sustainable values, ECOSENSOR™’ stands out as a unique eco-high-tech performance proposition in its market.

The whole collection is focused on advanced technology and environmental responsibility. Thanks to ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance’s unique value-chain based on recycling technology, most part of its yarns are certified by the renowned GRS (Global Recycled Standard). Even the dyeing and finishing phases - key moments for  performance wear - have been certified by international labels such as bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

For its FW 22/23 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance presents a high-tech fabric collection, which implements a new generation of values, with the aim of keeping nature, body and mind in harmony.

ECOSENSOR™’s new references meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, such as durability, wellbeing and performance. Furthermore, they are made with certified ingredients, through a completely traceable and transparent production process and supply chain. Being capable of combining active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness and comfort with sustainable values, ECOSENSOR™’ stands out as a unique eco-high-tech performance proposition in its market.

The whole collection is focused on advanced technology and environmental responsibility. Thanks to ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance’s unique value-chain based on recycling technology, most part of its yarns are certified by the renowned GRS (Global Recycled Standard). Even the dyeing and finishing phases - key moments for  performance wear - have been certified by international labels such as bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

Among the compositions of the fabrics, dominant are the recycled polyamide (58%) and polyester (39%) yarns. The stretch component present in 22 articles of the collection is based on ROICA™ EF by Asahi Kasei - the sustainable recycled stretch yarn made from pre-consumer waste. In addition, 8 fabrics of the FW22/23 collection are made of Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei - the high-tech yarn born from the transformation of cotton linters through a fully circular, transparent and traceable process with an amazing precious hand, optimal moisture management characteristics,  whose end of life guarantees its biodegradability and it also carries GRS certification.

Featuring a total of 36 fabrics, the collection is composed of:

  • 7 outerwear fabric
  • 22 sportswear fabrics
  • 7 innerwear fabrics
Quelle:

GB Network

19.11.2021

GOTS appoints Protection Officer North America

Travis Wells, JD, MBA, has been appointed as GOTS Protection Officer North America. In this newly created position, he will be identifying and advising companies that are making unsubstantiated claims regarding GOTS signage.

An increasing number of companies are eager to use GOTS certified materials and want to make claims regarding GOTS content on their finished products. However, the correct use of the trademarked logo is strictly regulated in CUGS 3.1. – The conditions for the use of GOTS signs. A GOTS claim on finished products guarantees the consumer that every single step in the textile processing supply chain was certified. As soon as one stage in the supply chain is not certified, a company may not label or mention GOTS on their final product.

Travis Wells, JD, MBA, has been appointed as GOTS Protection Officer North America. In this newly created position, he will be identifying and advising companies that are making unsubstantiated claims regarding GOTS signage.

An increasing number of companies are eager to use GOTS certified materials and want to make claims regarding GOTS content on their finished products. However, the correct use of the trademarked logo is strictly regulated in CUGS 3.1. – The conditions for the use of GOTS signs. A GOTS claim on finished products guarantees the consumer that every single step in the textile processing supply chain was certified. As soon as one stage in the supply chain is not certified, a company may not label or mention GOTS on their final product.

As a Sustainable Supply Chain Director, Travis has more than 20 years of experience advising fashion and apparel-related businesses on sustainable sourcing, product development and manufacturing in domestic and global markets. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies from Vassar College, his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in Corporate Law from George Washington University Law School and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Sustainability and Finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.  

(c) Indorama Ventures
18.11.2021

Indorama Ventures included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI Emerging Markets) for the third and fifth consecutive year respectively. The successive years of DJSI inclusion reflect IVL’s strong commitment to sustainability with globally recognized industry best-in-class practices.

This year, 139 chemical companies were selected from more than 11,000 companies from 61 industries and about 5,300 companies eligible for S&P Global ESG indices. IVL ranked in the 97th percentile with full scores in the areas of environmental and social compliance, enabling policies through industry associations, human rights protections in the workplace and value chain, and sustainable water management including forecasting potential water related risks in operations.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI Emerging Markets) for the third and fifth consecutive year respectively. The successive years of DJSI inclusion reflect IVL’s strong commitment to sustainability with globally recognized industry best-in-class practices.

This year, 139 chemical companies were selected from more than 11,000 companies from 61 industries and about 5,300 companies eligible for S&P Global ESG indices. IVL ranked in the 97th percentile with full scores in the areas of environmental and social compliance, enabling policies through industry associations, human rights protections in the workplace and value chain, and sustainable water management including forecasting potential water related risks in operations.

Yash Lohia, Chief Sustainability Officer at Indorama Ventures, said, "As a global leader, this is an important milestone in our operations as we transform the chemical industry. Our inclusion in the DJSI for the fifth year running is a tribute to how IVL’s operations are contributing to a more sustainable future. Our strategy includes focusing on climate action, aligning with the world's net zero ambitions, strengthening the circular economy and PET recycling with our ambitious targets, and enhancing shared value with our stakeholders.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a global benchmark for sustainability-driven companies, evaluating material governance & economic, environmental and social factors.

Quelle:

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

17.11.2021

Techtextil und Texprocess 2022: Innovationen wieder live erleben

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.


Nachhaltigkeit als Schlüsselthema
Ob die UN Decade of Action, die bis 2030 die Umsetzung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele weltweit vorsieht, der Green Deal der Europäischen Kommission, der Europa bis 2050 zum ersten klimaneutralen Kontinent machen soll, oder das kürzlich von der deutschen Bundesregierung verabschiedete Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz („Lieferkettengesetz“), das Unternehmen für Menschenrechtsverletzungen in ihren Lieferketten haftbar macht: Nachhaltigkeit ist ein zentrales Thema, das auch die Textil- und Modeindustrie bewegt und zu dem die Branche aufgrund ihrer Größe und ihrer Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur viel beitragen kann.

Mit Sustainability@Techtextil und Sustainability@Texprocess stellen beide Leitmessen im Juni 2022 Nachhaltigkeitsansätze der ausstellenden Unternehmen und Institutionen in den Fokus. Fachdiskussionen ergänzen das Thema. Erneut zeichnen die Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards in einer eigenen Kategorie zudem herausragende Leistungen in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit in der Branche aus.

Neu: Areal für internationale textile Startups
Dynamisch und divers: Die Textilbranche ist in Bewegung und textile Startups sind in zahlreichen Zukunftsbereichen wie 3D-Design, Blockchain, E-Commerce oder Nachhaltigkeit aktiv. Die Techtextil und Texprocess stellen erstmals auf einem eigenen Areal internationale Startups für technische Textilien und die textile Verarbeitung vor. Das Areal ergänzt das bewährte und vom Bundeswirtschaftsministerium unterstützte Areal „Junge innovative Unternehmen aus Deutschland“, in dem sich junge Unternehmen mit Sitz in Deutschland vorstellen, die maximal zehn Jahre am Markt sind.

Der textile Nachwuchs steht zudem im Mittelpunkt des Texprocess-Campus, auf dem sich Hochschulen und Universitäten präsentieren.

Denimindustrie im Fokus der Texprocess
Vom Baumwollanbau, über wasserschonende Färbeverfahren bis zum Finishing: So zeitlos Denim-Mode ist, so zahlreich die Mythen und Fakten rund um deren Nachhaltigkeit, aber auch so vielfältig die Innovationen der Branche. Mit der Denim Future Factory (DFF) widmet die Texprocess 2022 der Denimindustrie einen thematischen Schwerpunkt.

Rahmenprogramm mit Foren und Innovation Awards
Mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Foren erhalten Besucher*innen beider Messen an allen Messetagen hochaktuelle und facettenreiche Einblicke in eine Vielzahl an Branchenthemen.

Hervorragende Neu- und Weiterentwicklungen bei technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien und Prozesse für die Verarbeitung von Textilien und flexiblen Materialien werden auch in 2022 mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards ausgezeichnet.

Neues Geländebelegung und Hygieneauflagen
Mit der Ausgabe 2022 nutzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess mit den Hallen 8, 9, 11 und 12 erstmals das Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt.  Hinsichtlich der jeweils geltenden Hygienebestimmungen steht die Messe Frankfurt in engem Austausch mit den zuständigen Behörden, um den Schutz von Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen zu jedem Zeitpunkt bestmöglich zu gewährleisten.

Techtextil und Texprocess ab sofort immer in den geraden Jahren
Mit der Verschiebung in das Jahr 2022 ändern beide Messen zur kommenden Ausgabe zudem ihren Messerhythmus und wechseln dauerhaft in die geraden Jahre. Auch für 2024 steht mit dem 23. bis 26. April bereits ein neuer Messetermin fest.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

17.11.2021

C.L.A.S.S. welcomes Sensil® BioCare by NILIT into its material hub

C.L.A.S.S. MATERIAL HUB is a careful selection of smart ingredients made by cutting-edge companies and innovators across the globe. The wide range includes transparent and traceable products, which can be natural/organic, up or re-cycled/able, or innovative and always representing a new generation of innovation that is minimizing its impact on people, environment, animals and oceans.

C.L.A.S.S. MATERIAL HUB is a careful selection of smart ingredients made by cutting-edge companies and innovators across the globe. The wide range includes transparent and traceable products, which can be natural/organic, up or re-cycled/able, or innovative and always representing a new generation of innovation that is minimizing its impact on people, environment, animals and oceans.

Sensil® BioCare sustainable premium Nylon fiber is enhanced with a technology, that helps lessen the persistence of textile waste in sea water and in landfills. With its embedded technology, if any microfibers of Sensil® BioCare garments are released during washing, they will be broken down at a quicker rate compared to conventional Nylon 6.6 fibers when they end up in the oceans. Tests were conducted in both landfill soil and sea water simulations to understand the potential impact of Sensil® BioCare on both ecosystems. Specifically, initial testing following the ASTM D6691 Standard Test Method For Determining Aerobic Biodegradation Of Plastic Materials In The Marine Environment and the ASTM D5511 Standard Test Method For Determining Anaerobic Biodegradation Of Plastic Materials Under High-Solids Anaerobic-Digestion Conditions indicates that Sensil® BioCare yarns break down more rapidly (with a biodegradation of about 40% in 500 days) than conventional nylon. These promising findings point to reduced waste accumulation in both oceans and landfills.

NILIT, owner of the sustainable brand SENSIL®, has also teamed up with The Ocean Foundation’s Blue Resilience Initiative to reestablish and safeguard essential ocean meadows and other coastal habitats. These marine grasslands, which are being damaged at a rate of two football fields every hour, are vital ecosystems for sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere, thus reducing global warming and ocean acidification. In addition, ocean grasslands sustain sea life, defend coast lines against erosion and storm surge, and support economies around the world.

NILIT’s plant in Israel, who produce Sensil ® Biocare boosts, renowned certifications such as GRS (Global Recycled Standard)*, ISO 9001**, ISO 14001*** and ISO 45001****. Moreover, the company has already announced that all other plants in  the USA, China and Brazil will be ISO 14001 certified within 2021 and ISO 45001 certified within 2025. Worth to mention, 40% of Nilit’s team is made up of women.

Weitere Informationen:
C.L.A.S.S. Nilit nylon Sustainability
Quelle:

C.L.A.S.S.

(c) Messe Frankfurt GmbH
16.11.2021

Neonyt: Sustainability und Digitisation als Leitthemen der FFW im Januar 2022

Die Zeichen für die erste physische Neonyt nach der Corona-Zwangspause stehen gut: Die Labels sind motiviert, die Branche heiß auf nachhaltige Innovationen und Frankfurt bereit für die Fashion Week – vom 18. bis 20. Januar 2022 gibt die Neonyt den Takt in Sachen Sustainable Fashion, Lifestyle und textiler Innovationen an.

Sustainability und Digitisation: Die beiden Leitthemen der Frankfurt Fashion Week sind die DNA, aus der die Neonyt gemacht ist. Gemeinsam definieren Fair Fashion Pioniere, etablierte Marken und nachhaltige Newcomer auf der Neonyt das Set-up der Branche: Mode wird zur Schnittstelle von Design und Nachhaltigkeit, Inklusion und Digitalisierung, Verantwortung und Technologie, Diversität und Konformität.

Die Zeichen für die erste physische Neonyt nach der Corona-Zwangspause stehen gut: Die Labels sind motiviert, die Branche heiß auf nachhaltige Innovationen und Frankfurt bereit für die Fashion Week – vom 18. bis 20. Januar 2022 gibt die Neonyt den Takt in Sachen Sustainable Fashion, Lifestyle und textiler Innovationen an.

Sustainability und Digitisation: Die beiden Leitthemen der Frankfurt Fashion Week sind die DNA, aus der die Neonyt gemacht ist. Gemeinsam definieren Fair Fashion Pioniere, etablierte Marken und nachhaltige Newcomer auf der Neonyt das Set-up der Branche: Mode wird zur Schnittstelle von Design und Nachhaltigkeit, Inklusion und Digitalisierung, Verantwortung und Technologie, Diversität und Konformität.

Neonyt approved: auf Nachhaltigkeit geprüft und modisch kuratiert
Labels, die auf der Neonyt ausstellen, durchlaufen seit jeher vor ihrer Zulassung einen Nachhaltigkeits- und Style-Check. In einem mehrseitigen Fragebogen müssen interessierte Labels konkrete Angaben zu ökologischen und sozialen Aspekten ihrer Nachhaltigkeit machen und diese transparent beispielweise durch Zertifikate wie Bluesign, GOTS, Fair Trade oder Oeko-Tex sowie Multi-Stakeholder*innen-Programme oder Code-of-Conducts belegen. Auch werden Angaben zu ihrem CO2- und Wasserfußabdruck, zu ihrer Liefer und Wertschöpfungskette sowie Angaben zur Ressourceneffizienz und innovativen Produktionszyklen abgefragt. Nur wer mindestens 70% der Anforderungen erreicht, darf auf der Neonyt ausstellen. Die Cross Sector-Community der Neonyt – Agenturen, Einkäufer*innen, Händler*innen, Marketing- und CSR-Verantwortliche, Wirtschaftsjournalist*innen und Moderedakteur*innen – haben somit die Garantie echter modischer Nachhaltigkeit. Die Nachhaltigkeitschecks wurden in Zusammenarbeit mit Magdalena Schaffrin und Max Gilgenmann von Studio MM04 entwickelt und werden auch von ihnen durchgeführt. Die Gründer*innen von Studio MM04 sind unter anderem als Creative Sustainability Consultant und Sustainability Content Consultant der Neonyt tätig.

Registriert und ready: Labels auf der Neonyt Trade Show
Alle, für die Mode und Nachhaltigkeit untrennbar verbunden sind, die die Textil- und Modebrache nachhaltig verändern und nach vorne bringen wollen, kommen auf die Neonyt. Zum aktuellen Zeitpunkt haben bereits 150 Labels eine Teilnahme im Januar 2022 angemeldet. Mit dabei sind unter anderem Dawn, Dedicated, Deuter, Flamingos‘ Life, Givn, Got Bag, KnowledgeCotton Apparel, Kuyichi, LangerChen, Lanius, Mela, Mud Jeans, SKFK und viele weitere international relevante Marken aus dem nachhaltigen Clothing- und Accessoires-Bereich.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt GmbH

11.11.2021

Berto travels zero km to support B2C brands

In 2021, Berto Industria Tessile embarked on a series of journeys through the denim supply chain, touching both B2B and B2C worlds.

The first journey of this adventure, aimed at discovering and publicizing the world of indigo and, began by talking about the collaboration with the turkish garment maker blue matters creating a green collection to be proposed to the world's top brands, continuing with “su mirura project” in the second chapter.
This project has its objective in supports, with a ready on stock fabrics, (which at this time of difficult availability of product becomes extremely relevant), young emerging talents in the world of fashion that, in our industry, both for problems related to  minimum order quantities and for problems related to financial commitments of startups, would having difficulty in the raw materials research.

In this third chapter of the personal voyage into the world of denim, Berto Industria Tessile talks about two realities that are not only made in Italy, but also made in veneto, for a zero km circularity supports.

In 2021, Berto Industria Tessile embarked on a series of journeys through the denim supply chain, touching both B2B and B2C worlds.

The first journey of this adventure, aimed at discovering and publicizing the world of indigo and, began by talking about the collaboration with the turkish garment maker blue matters creating a green collection to be proposed to the world's top brands, continuing with “su mirura project” in the second chapter.
This project has its objective in supports, with a ready on stock fabrics, (which at this time of difficult availability of product becomes extremely relevant), young emerging talents in the world of fashion that, in our industry, both for problems related to  minimum order quantities and for problems related to financial commitments of startups, would having difficulty in the raw materials research.

In this third chapter of the personal voyage into the world of denim, Berto Industria Tessile talks about two realities that are not only made in Italy, but also made in veneto, for a zero km circularity supports.

Two brands that are part of two different segments of the indigo world of b2c, one operating in the world of clothing and one in the creation of fashion accessories, but who have a common denominator between them, the use of 100% in their collections of denim fabric Berto.*

* See attached document for more information.

Quelle:

Berto Industria Tessile / EFFE-BI

10.11.2021

New JEC Group Publication

  • COMPOSITES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021  

JEC Group in collaboration with EuCIA has published the first edition of the Composites Sustainability report 2021. This report seeks to give highlights about the part composite materials are playing in creating the sustainable European economy of the future.   

The contents of the book are comprehensive: starting with discussions around the widely recognised Life  Cycle  Assessment  methodology  for  calculating  the  environmental  impact  of  products,  it then 
moves through a series of analyses and case studies presenting the Circular Economy approach and ranging from raw materials (including bio-based) to industrial components.    

  • COMPOSITES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021  

JEC Group in collaboration with EuCIA has published the first edition of the Composites Sustainability report 2021. This report seeks to give highlights about the part composite materials are playing in creating the sustainable European economy of the future.   

The contents of the book are comprehensive: starting with discussions around the widely recognised Life  Cycle  Assessment  methodology  for  calculating  the  environmental  impact  of  products,  it then 
moves through a series of analyses and case studies presenting the Circular Economy approach and ranging from raw materials (including bio-based) to industrial components.    

The purpose of the work, rather than results, which quickly become obsolete, is to give examples of approaches contributing to and moving towards sustainability. To do so, JEC Group has arbitrarily split
the value chain into five parts:
• Background, LCA, circular economy ;  
• Concept, design, raw materials ;  
• Production, processes, waste ;  
• Recycling, recovery ;
• Applications. 
 
The book “Composites sustainability Report 2021” is for sale online.

VDMA: Top-Nachwuchs mit topaktuellen Themen  (c) VDMA
Die Gewinner 2021 (von oben links nach rechts): Dr. Martin Hengstermann, Irina Kuznik, Kai-Chieh Kuo
10.11.2021

VDMA: Top-Nachwuchs mit topaktuellen Themen

Der Vorsitzende der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen, Peter D. Dornier hat drei erfolgreiche Nachwuchsingenieure ausgezeichnet. Die prämierten Arbeiten liefern praktische Lösungen zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft. Etwa zum Recycling von Carbonfasern, aus denen Leichtbauteile für die Automotive-Industrie entstehen. Oder die umweltfreundliche Produktion von Garnen aus Krabbenschalen. Ein weiteres Thema betraf medizinische Anwendungen: Die Verarbeitung hochfeiner Garne zu Stents für die Aortenreparatur. Die Preisverleihung fand am 9. November online im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference statt.  

Mit einem Kreativitätspreis, dotiert mit 3.000 Euro, würdigte die Stiftung die Diplomarbeit von Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. Sie hat mit einem kreativen Ansatz Lösungen zur Verarbeitung von Chitosan zu Fasergarn realisiert.

Der Vorsitzende der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen, Peter D. Dornier hat drei erfolgreiche Nachwuchsingenieure ausgezeichnet. Die prämierten Arbeiten liefern praktische Lösungen zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft. Etwa zum Recycling von Carbonfasern, aus denen Leichtbauteile für die Automotive-Industrie entstehen. Oder die umweltfreundliche Produktion von Garnen aus Krabbenschalen. Ein weiteres Thema betraf medizinische Anwendungen: Die Verarbeitung hochfeiner Garne zu Stents für die Aortenreparatur. Die Preisverleihung fand am 9. November online im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference statt.  

Mit einem Kreativitätspreis, dotiert mit 3.000 Euro, würdigte die Stiftung die Diplomarbeit von Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. Sie hat mit einem kreativen Ansatz Lösungen zur Verarbeitung von Chitosan zu Fasergarn realisiert.

Mit dem Förderpreis Diplom-/Masterarbeiten in Höhe von 3.500 Euro wurde Herr Kai-Chieh Kuo ausgezeichnet. Mit seiner Masterarbeit, die an der RWTH Aachen entstand, liefert Herr Kuo einen Beitrag für die Produktion lebenswichtiger Bauteile, die in der Medizin eingesetzt werden. Die Stents aus hochfeinen Garnen werden durch eine innovative Modifikation des klassischen Schlauchwebprozesses möglich.

Mit dem Förderpreis in der Kategorie Dissertationen, dotiert mit 5.000 Euro, belohnte die Walter Reiners-Stiftung die Doktorarbeit von Dr. Martin Hengstermann. Die Arbeit befasst sich mit der Herstellung rezyklierter Carbonfasern. Aus diesen können Leichtbauteile für den Kraftfahrzeug- und Flugzeugbau oder die Windenergiebranche produziert werden.

Neuer Preis Nachhaltigkeit / Kreislaufwirtschaft
Die Umfeldbedingungen der Textilbranche und des Maschinebaus ändern sich. Themen wie Klimaschutz und Kreislaufwirtschaft werden zentral. Der Vorstand der Walter Reiners-Stiftung hat sich vor diesem Hintergrund entschlossen, das Preissystem der Stiftung weiter zu entwickeln.

2022 wird die Stiftung erstmals einen Preis mit dem Fokus Design / Nachhaltigkeit ausloben. Der Stiftungsvorsitzende Peter D. Dornier erklärte hierzu: „Bereits im Design kann man die Stellschrauben dafür stellen, dass ein textiles Produkt nach dem Gebrauch wieder zu einer hochwertigen Verwendung in den Wirtschaftskreislauf eingebracht werden kann. Zum Beispiel durch entsprechende Materialverwendung und Ausrüstung. Gesucht werden Lösungen für ressourcenschonendes Design, Technologie und Fertigungsprozesse.“