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(c) CAPAROL ICONS
20.01.2022

CAPAROL ICONS: Designer Sebastian Herkner mit Farbkonzept für Kunst-Galerien

Am ruhigen Ufer des Feenteichs in Hamburg gelegen befindet sich in einer prachtvollen Jugendstilvilla mit einem idyllischen Skulpturen-Garten die Galerie „Wentrup am Feenteich“. Dabei handelt es sich nicht nur um einen Ort, an dem Sammler zeitgenössische Kunst auf höchstem Niveau erleben können. Vor allem ist es auch ein Ort, der eine Begegnung zwischen der bildenden Kunst und anderen kreativen, kulturellen und akademischen Bereichen ermöglicht.

Der international renommierte Gestalter Sebastian Herkner entwarf das luxuriöse Interieur inklusive Wandgestaltung als ein ganzheitliches Konzept, in dem die Kunstwerke trotz – oder gerade wegen – der kontemporären Innenraumgestaltung im Fokus stehen. Das für die Kunstwelt ungewöhnliche Konzept verzichtet auf den üblichen Galerie-Look in Weiß.

Am ruhigen Ufer des Feenteichs in Hamburg gelegen befindet sich in einer prachtvollen Jugendstilvilla mit einem idyllischen Skulpturen-Garten die Galerie „Wentrup am Feenteich“. Dabei handelt es sich nicht nur um einen Ort, an dem Sammler zeitgenössische Kunst auf höchstem Niveau erleben können. Vor allem ist es auch ein Ort, der eine Begegnung zwischen der bildenden Kunst und anderen kreativen, kulturellen und akademischen Bereichen ermöglicht.

Der international renommierte Gestalter Sebastian Herkner entwarf das luxuriöse Interieur inklusive Wandgestaltung als ein ganzheitliches Konzept, in dem die Kunstwerke trotz – oder gerade wegen – der kontemporären Innenraumgestaltung im Fokus stehen. Das für die Kunstwelt ungewöhnliche Konzept verzichtet auf den üblichen Galerie-Look in Weiß.

In einem zentralen offenen Raum im Erdgeschoss der Villa, umgeben von Kunst- werken, kreiert der helle Bambus-Ton NO 87 LOUNGE MIX eine ruhige, elegante Atmosphäre und lädt die Besucher:innen zum Verweilen ein. Angelehnt an die Chill-Out-Lounges der ekstatischen Partykultur der 90er Jahre ist diese Ikone wohltuend selbstverständlich anwesend, ohne direkt als Farbton wahrnehmbar zu sein. Deshalb ist NO 87 sehr kompatibel mit allen Einrichtungsstilen.

Im Eingangsbereich und Treppenhaus empfängt die Besucherinnen und Besucher NO 62 STONEWASHED. Das feine, verwaschene Graublau mit einer Spur von Petrol ist von den legendären stonewashed Jeans der 80er Jahre inspiriert und für alle diejenigen konzipiert, die sowohl Blau, Grau als auch leicht grünliche Farben lieben. Dieser Ton hat viele Nuancen, was ihn für alle Räume im Haus einsetzbar macht

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CAPAROL ICONS / Claudia Neumann Communication GmbH

19.01.2022

Zünd at JEC World 2022

  • Smart Workflows for Digital Cutting & Kitting

At JEC World 2022 in Paris, Zünd presents the latest developments in modular cutting solutions for composites. Known for its expertise in digital cutting and workflow integration.
As specialist in digital cutting for composites applications, Zünd demonstrates how data management, digital cutting, and downstream processes such as picking, sorting, and kitting, can be automated intelligently and based on specific needs.

In Industry 4.0 in general and processing composites in particular, an unencumbered flow of data is key to workflow efficiency. With Zünd PreCut Center, the user is well equipped to handle the challenges of demanding manufacturing processes. The software automatically optimizes contours and adjusts cut paths depending on the material and choice of tools. With the integrated nesting function, parts are laid out automatically for optimal material utilization. Considering the high cost of materials, maximum yield is essential for economical digital cutting.

  • Smart Workflows for Digital Cutting & Kitting

At JEC World 2022 in Paris, Zünd presents the latest developments in modular cutting solutions for composites. Known for its expertise in digital cutting and workflow integration.
As specialist in digital cutting for composites applications, Zünd demonstrates how data management, digital cutting, and downstream processes such as picking, sorting, and kitting, can be automated intelligently and based on specific needs.

In Industry 4.0 in general and processing composites in particular, an unencumbered flow of data is key to workflow efficiency. With Zünd PreCut Center, the user is well equipped to handle the challenges of demanding manufacturing processes. The software automatically optimizes contours and adjusts cut paths depending on the material and choice of tools. With the integrated nesting function, parts are laid out automatically for optimal material utilization. Considering the high cost of materials, maximum yield is essential for economical digital cutting.

With Pick&Place, Zünd presents a cost-effective solution for fully automated picking and kitting of cut parts. The Pick&Place interface enables direct communication with the robot via Zünd Cut Center – ZCC, the Zünd operating software and user interface. Pick&Place makes it possible to completely automate parts removal, kitting and placing. The necessary parameters are derived from the metadata supplied with the job order.

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Zünd Systemtechnik AG

19.01.2022

Tata Communications announces its financial results for Q3 FY2022

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, today announces its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended 31st December 2021.

Highlights Q3 FY2022:

  • Sequential growth in Data business continues; revenues were at INR 3,233 crore, growing by +3.0% QoQ and +3.4% YoY. All 3 segments (Core Connectivity, Digital Platforms, & Incubation services) of Data business witnessed healthy growth
  • Digital Platforms and Solutions continue to improve and gain growth momentum, revenues grew by +5.2% QoQ and +6.7% YoY
  • Within Digital Platforms, all segments except Collaboration witnessed double digit YoY growth and strong sequential growth
  • Core Connectivity witnessed a revenue growth of +1.6% QoQ and +1.3% YoY
  • Consolidated revenue came in at INR 4,185 crore (USD 558.5 Mn); growth of +0.3% QoQ and a decline of -0.9% YoY. Consolidated EBITDA at INR 1,082.5 crore (USD 144.5 Mn); an increase of +3.5% YoY, with margins in at 25.9%, expanding by 110 BPs as compared to same quarter last year
  • Consolidated PAT stands at INR 395 crore (USD 52.8 Mn), growth of + 27.8% YoY

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, today announces its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended 31st December 2021.

Highlights Q3 FY2022:

  • Sequential growth in Data business continues; revenues were at INR 3,233 crore, growing by +3.0% QoQ and +3.4% YoY. All 3 segments (Core Connectivity, Digital Platforms, & Incubation services) of Data business witnessed healthy growth
  • Digital Platforms and Solutions continue to improve and gain growth momentum, revenues grew by +5.2% QoQ and +6.7% YoY
  • Within Digital Platforms, all segments except Collaboration witnessed double digit YoY growth and strong sequential growth
  • Core Connectivity witnessed a revenue growth of +1.6% QoQ and +1.3% YoY
  • Consolidated revenue came in at INR 4,185 crore (USD 558.5 Mn); growth of +0.3% QoQ and a decline of -0.9% YoY. Consolidated EBITDA at INR 1,082.5 crore (USD 144.5 Mn); an increase of +3.5% YoY, with margins in at 25.9%, expanding by 110 BPs as compared to same quarter last year
  • Consolidated PAT stands at INR 395 crore (USD 52.8 Mn), growth of + 27.8% YoY
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Tata Communications / Harvard Engage! Communications

04.01.2022

AMSilk & Mercedes-Benz: Sustainable car door pulls

  • AMSilk Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Present a Sustainable Bio-Based Product
  • The use of a biotechnology-based and certified-vegan silk-like fabric marks a first in the automotive sector

AMSilk GmbH (“AMSilk”), a leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, for the development of novel, sustainable car door pulls, as part of the car manufacturer’s latest technology programme, the VISION EQXX.

The new concept car, VISION EQXX, features innovative interior materials, revealing a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance with nature. Among the organic interior design features are new door pulls made from AMSilk’s Biosteel® fiber. This high-strength, certified-vegan, silk-like fabric is made using AMSilk’s proprietary biotechnology expertise. AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers which are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and zero-waste.

  • AMSilk Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Present a Sustainable Bio-Based Product
  • The use of a biotechnology-based and certified-vegan silk-like fabric marks a first in the automotive sector

AMSilk GmbH (“AMSilk”), a leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, for the development of novel, sustainable car door pulls, as part of the car manufacturer’s latest technology programme, the VISION EQXX.

The new concept car, VISION EQXX, features innovative interior materials, revealing a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance with nature. Among the organic interior design features are new door pulls made from AMSilk’s Biosteel® fiber. This high-strength, certified-vegan, silk-like fabric is made using AMSilk’s proprietary biotechnology expertise. AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers which are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and zero-waste.

Marking a first in the automotive sector, AMSilk’s Biosteel® provides a solution to the car industry whose need to replace petroleum-based content by natural, bio-based materials is increasingly growing.
This new project is the most efficient electric vehicle Mercedes-Benz has ever built and marks a new expression of efficiency and sustainability in interior design. The all-electric VISION EQXX was unveiled in a digital world premiere on the “Mercedes me” media online platform.

Ulrich Scherbel, Chief Executive Officer of AMSilk said: “We are extremely proud to partner with Mercedes-Benz on the technology programme VISION EQXX, providing sustainable interior design solutions from our best-in-class bio-based fibers. Amid a fresh wave of ambitious climate pledges, we are proud to be playing a leading role in providing solutions for a zero-waste future.”

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Optimum Strategic Communications for AMSilk GmbH

Political Tailwind for Alternative Carbon Sources (c) Renewable Carbon Initiative
European Policy under the new green deal
22.12.2021

Political Tailwind for Alternative Carbon Sources

  • More than 30 leading pioneers of the chemical and material sector welcome the latest political papers from Brussels, Berlin and Düsseldorf

The political situation for renewable carbon from biomass, CO2 and recycling for the defossilisation of the chemical and materials industry has begun to shift fundamentally in Europe. For the first time, important policy papers from Brussels and Germany take into consideration that the term decarbonisation alone is not sufficient, and that there are important industrial sectors with a permanent and even growing carbon demand. Finally, the need for a sustainable coverage of this carbon demand and the realisation of sustainable carbon cycles have been identified on the political stage. They are elemental to the realisation of a sustainable chemical and derived materials industry.

  • More than 30 leading pioneers of the chemical and material sector welcome the latest political papers from Brussels, Berlin and Düsseldorf

The political situation for renewable carbon from biomass, CO2 and recycling for the defossilisation of the chemical and materials industry has begun to shift fundamentally in Europe. For the first time, important policy papers from Brussels and Germany take into consideration that the term decarbonisation alone is not sufficient, and that there are important industrial sectors with a permanent and even growing carbon demand. Finally, the need for a sustainable coverage of this carbon demand and the realisation of sustainable carbon cycles have been identified on the political stage. They are elemental to the realisation of a sustainable chemical and derived materials industry.

The goal is to create sustainable carbon cycles. This requires comprehensive carbon management of renewable sources, which includes carbon from biomass, carbon from Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) – the industrial use of CO2 as an integral part – as well as mechanical and chemical recycling. And only the use of all alternative carbon streams enables a true decoupling of the chemical and materials sector from additional fossil carbon from the ground. Only in this way can the chemical industry stay the backbone of modern society and transform into a sustainable sector that enables the achievement of global climate goals. The Renewable Carbon Initiative’s (RCI) major aim is to support the smart transition from fossil to renewable carbon: utilising carbon from biomass, CO2 and recycling instead of additional fossil carbon from the ground. This is crucial because 72% of the human-made greenhouse gas emissions are directly linked to additional fossil carbon. The RCI supports all renewable carbon sources available, but the political support is fragmented and differs between carbon from biomass, recycling or carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). Especially CCU has so far not been a strategic objective in the Green Deal and Fit-for-55.

This will change fundamentally with the European Commission's communication paper on “Sustainable Carbon Cycles” published on 15 December. The position in the paper represents an essential step forward that shows embedded carbon has reached the political mainstream – supported by recent opinions from members of the European parliament and also, apparently, by the upcoming IPCC assessment report 6. Now, CCU becomes a recognised and credible solution for sustainable carbon cycles and a potentially sustainable option for the chemical and  material industries. Also, in the political discussions in Brussels, the term “defossilation” is appearing more and more often, complementing or replacing the term decarbonisation in those areas where carbon is indispensable. MEP Maria da Graça Carvahlo is among a number of politicians in Brussels who perceive CCU as an important future industry, putting it on the political map and creating momentum for CCU. This includes the integration of CCU into the new Carbon Removal Regime and the Emission Trading System (ETS).

As the new policy documents are fully in line with the strategy of the RCI, the more than 30 member companies of the initiative are highly supportive of this new development and are ready to support policy-maker with data and detailed suggestions for active support and the realisation of sustainable carbon cycles and a sound carbon management. The recent political papers of relevance are highlighted in the following.

Brussels: Communication paper on “Sustainable Carbon Cycles”
On 15 December, the European Commission has published the communication paper “Sustainable Carbon Cycles” . For the first time, the importance of carbon in different industrial sectors is clearly stated. One of the key statements in the paper is the full recognition of CCU for the first time as a solution for the circular economy, which includes CCU-based fuels as well. The communication paper distinguishes between bio-based CO2, fossil CO2 and CO2 from direct air capture when addressing carbon removal and it also announces detailed monitoring of the different CO2 streams. Not only CCU, but also carbon from the bioeconomy is registered as an important pillar for the future. Here, the term carbon farming has been newly introduced, which refers to improved land management practices that result in an increase of carbon sequestration in living biomass, dead organic matter or soils by enhancing carbon capture or reducing the release of carbon. Even though the list of nature-based carbon storage technologies is non-exhaustive in our view, we strongly support the paper’s idea to deem sustainable land and forest management as a basis for the bioeconomy more important than solely considering land use as a carbon sink. Surprisingly, chemical recycling, which is also an alternative carbon source that substitutes additional fossil carbon from the ground (i.e. carbon from crude oil, natural gas or from coal), is completely absent from the communication paper.

Berlin: Coalition paper of the new German Government: “Dare more progress – alliance for freedom, justice and sustainability”
The whole of Europe is waiting to see how the new German government of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals will shape the German climate policy. The new reform agenda focuses in particular on solar and wind energy as well as especially hydrogen. Solar energy is to be expanded to 200 GW by 2030 and two percent of the country's land is to be designated for onshore wind energy. A hydrogen grid infrastructure is to be created for green hydrogen, which will form the backbone of the energy system of the future – and is also needed for e-fuels and sustainable chemical industry, a clear commitment to CCU. There is a further focus on the topic of circular economy and recycling. A higher recycling quota and a product-specific minimum quota for the use of recyclates and secondary raw materials should be established at European level. In the coalition paper, there is also a clear commitment to chemical recycling to be found. A significant change for the industry is planned to occur in regards to the so-called “plastic tax” of 80 cents per kilogram of non-recycled plastic packaging. This tax has been implemented by the EU, but most countries are not passing on this tax to the manufacturers and distributors, or only to a limited extent. The new German government now plans to fully transfer this tax over to the industry.

Düsseldorf: Carbon can protect the climate – Carbon Management Strategy North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Lastly, the RCI highly welcomes North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW, Germany) as the first region worldwide to adopt a comprehensive carbon management strategy, a foundation for the transformation from using additional fossil carbon from the ground to the utilisation of renewable carbon from biomass, CO2 and recycling. For all three alternative carbon streams, separate detailed strategies are being developed to achieve the defossilisation of the industry. This is all the more remarkable as North Rhine-Westphalia is the federal state with the strongest industry in Germany, in particular the chemical industry. And it is here, of all places, that a first master plan for the conversion of industry from fossil carbon to biomass, CO2 and recycling is implemented. If successful, NRW could become a global leader in sustainable carbon
management and the region could become a blueprint for many industrial regions.

(c) Kornit Digital / Brodelec
14.12.2021

Brodelec complements printing systems with Kornit Atlas MAX technology

Kornit Digital Ltd. announced that France-based Brodelec has recently complemented its existing Kornit Avalanche direct-to-garment (DTG) and Kornit Presto S direct-to-fabric print systems with Kornit Atlas MAX technology. The print services provider, which produces personalized markings on textiles, luggage, and promotional pieces, has used Kornit Digital production technologies for more than 15 years.

Tourism accounts for 30% of Brodelec’s business, and clients include zoos, museums, and tourist attractions, as well as communication agencies. They established an on-demand web platform enabling small brands and YouTube users to order and receive custom gear quickly. By investing in a broad cross-section of Kornit’s technologies for single-step, eco-friendly, just-in-time production, Brodelec creates new opportunities and sales channels, which proved fortuitous when the pandemic economy suddenly impacted consumer behaviors.

Kornit Digital Ltd. announced that France-based Brodelec has recently complemented its existing Kornit Avalanche direct-to-garment (DTG) and Kornit Presto S direct-to-fabric print systems with Kornit Atlas MAX technology. The print services provider, which produces personalized markings on textiles, luggage, and promotional pieces, has used Kornit Digital production technologies for more than 15 years.

Tourism accounts for 30% of Brodelec’s business, and clients include zoos, museums, and tourist attractions, as well as communication agencies. They established an on-demand web platform enabling small brands and YouTube users to order and receive custom gear quickly. By investing in a broad cross-section of Kornit’s technologies for single-step, eco-friendly, just-in-time production, Brodelec creates new opportunities and sales channels, which proved fortuitous when the pandemic economy suddenly impacted consumer behaviors.

Using Kornit’s Oeko-Passport and GOTS-certified inks, these systems produce consistent, high-quality impressions within minutes, giving Brodelec the flexibility to produce a variety of applications, in multiple materials, with a single ink set. The business complemented Kornit’s quick, efficient production capabilities with a laser cutting system and several sewing machines, empowering them to offer finished pieces such as imprinted cushions, tote bags, aprons, and towels.

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Kornit Digital / pr4u

01.12.2021

Rieter Holding AG: Change in the Board of Directors

  • This E. Schneider will not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
  • Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder proposed for election as new members of the Board of Directors

This E. Schneider has informed the Board of Directors that, after 13 years of membership, he will not stand for re-election as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Rieter Holding AG at the next Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding AG will propose Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

  • This E. Schneider will not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
  • Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder proposed for election as new members of the Board of Directors

This E. Schneider has informed the Board of Directors that, after 13 years of membership, he will not stand for re-election as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Rieter Holding AG at the next Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding AG will propose Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

Sarah Kreienbühl has been a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives since 2018 and heads among other things Human Resources and Communications of the Migros Group. Before that, she spent 14 years at Sonova as Group VP Corporate Human Resources, where she was also responsible for Corporate Communications from 2012. Sarah Kreienbühl holds both the Swiss and French citizenship and graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in psychology. With her expertise and extensive leadership experience, she will be able to make an important contribution to Rieter’s human resources policy as a member of the Board of Directors.

Daniel Grieder has been CEO of HUGO BOSS AG, based in Metzingen (Germany), since June 2021. He has been working successfully in the textile industry for more than 35 years: initially from 1985 to 2004 as an independent entrepreneur with his own sales agency, which worked for Tommy Hilfiger from 1997. He joined Tommy Hilfiger directly in 2004 and took on additional roles for PVH from 2010 to 2020. He most recently held the positions of Global CEO Tommy Hilfiger and CEO PVH Europe. Daniel Grieder is a Swiss citizen and studied at the Zurich School of Economics and Business Administration.

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Rieter Holding AG

22.11.2021

Tata Communications stellt cloud-first Unified Communications-Lösung für Unternehmen vor

Tata Communications, ein globaler Anbieter digitaler Ökosysteme, gibt heute die Einführung von Tata Communications GlobalRapide bekannt. GlobalRapide ist eine Lösung für End-to-End Managed Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), durch die Unternehmen ihren Mitarbeitern ein digitales, komplexes und intelligentes Collaboration-Erlebnis bieten können. Mit seinem neuen Service wird Tata Communications zu einem One-Stop-Shop, der sämtliche Unified-Communications-Anforderungen globaler Unternehmen im Hinblick auf deren Digital-First- und Cloud-First-strategien erfüllt.

Tata Communications, ein globaler Anbieter digitaler Ökosysteme, gibt heute die Einführung von Tata Communications GlobalRapide bekannt. GlobalRapide ist eine Lösung für End-to-End Managed Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), durch die Unternehmen ihren Mitarbeitern ein digitales, komplexes und intelligentes Collaboration-Erlebnis bieten können. Mit seinem neuen Service wird Tata Communications zu einem One-Stop-Shop, der sämtliche Unified-Communications-Anforderungen globaler Unternehmen im Hinblick auf deren Digital-First- und Cloud-First-strategien erfüllt.

Mit Tata Communications GlobalRapide erhalten Unternehmen Unterstützung bei der Identifizierung der richtigen Kollaborationsplattformen, eine vereinfachte Migration, ein robustes Kommunikationsmanagement auf Unternehmensniveau sowie eine End-to-End-Transparenz, Überwachung und Reporting der Kollaborationslösungen. Der Service wird ergänzt durch SaaS (Software as a Service)-Plattform-basierte Strategie-, Schulungs- und Einblicksfunktionen und bietet Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, die Nutzung ihrer Collaboration-Tools zu analysieren und so die Akzeptanz der Dienste zu maximieren. Dank dieser Ergänzung können Unternehmen mit den cloudbasierten, sicheren Kollaborationslösungen von Tata Communications nun das volle Potenzial ihrer digitalen Kollaborationsstrategie ausschöpfen, indem sie ihre Unified Communications-Infrastruktur besser überwachen und kontrollieren.

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Tata Communications / Harvard Engage! Communications                                                                                             

08.11.2021

ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei turns 50 and showed latest smart stretch fabric range at MarediModa

Showing its leadership, ROICA™ marks a milestone in the world of stretch, enhancing a contemporary wardrobe made of new generation values that are fully conveyed and visible to the end consumer. Indeed, by creating cutting-edge tools, such as the hangtags that provide, through simple and well-designed icons, clear and concise functional information showing for each application the values and performances of each single ROICA™ families: ROICA Colour Perfect ™, ROICA Resistance™, ROICA Feel Good™, ROICA Eco-Smart™, ROICA Contour™.

On top of this, in order to ASSURE that what is labelled as ROICA™ Sustainable truly reflects the brand’s new generation values, the company created and introduced a branding policy indicating the allowed blends for their smart yarns belonging to the unique ROICA Eco-Smart™ family. A big step toward complete transparency and transparent AUTHENTIC communication.
ROICA™ identity will be activated in all its communication tools and channels, such as a renovated website and social media presence.

Showing its leadership, ROICA™ marks a milestone in the world of stretch, enhancing a contemporary wardrobe made of new generation values that are fully conveyed and visible to the end consumer. Indeed, by creating cutting-edge tools, such as the hangtags that provide, through simple and well-designed icons, clear and concise functional information showing for each application the values and performances of each single ROICA™ families: ROICA Colour Perfect ™, ROICA Resistance™, ROICA Feel Good™, ROICA Eco-Smart™, ROICA Contour™.

On top of this, in order to ASSURE that what is labelled as ROICA™ Sustainable truly reflects the brand’s new generation values, the company created and introduced a branding policy indicating the allowed blends for their smart yarns belonging to the unique ROICA Eco-Smart™ family. A big step toward complete transparency and transparent AUTHENTIC communication.
ROICA™ identity will be activated in all its communication tools and channels, such as a renovated website and social media presence.

At MarediModa – the international fair dedicated to fabrics and accessories for the beachwear, underwear and athleisure sectors - ROICA ™ partners such as Eusebio, Iluna Group, Interjersey Milano, Maglificio Ripa, Penn Textile Solutions GmbH, Piave Maitex and Sofileta shared their latest fabric innovations where sustainability cutting-edge performance and design realized with ROICA™ premium stretch ingredient, were on stage.

With the "SmartTex" shirt, astronauts can wear the necessary sensors comfortably on their bodies. © DLR
SmartTex Shirt
27.10.2021

Research for cosmic missions: SmartTex provides data on vital functions

It looks like a normal shirt, but it has it all: The new SmartTex shirt uses integrated sensors to transfer physiological data from astronauts to Earth via a wireless communication network. In this way, the effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system will be evaluated and documented, especially with regard to long-term manned space missions. Developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with DSI Aerospace Technology, the Medical Faculty of Bielefeld University and textile research partner Hohenstein, SmartTex will be tested for the first time as part of the Wireless Compose-2 (WICO2) project by German ESA astronaut Dr. Matthias Maurer, who will leave for his ‘Cosmic Kiss’ mission on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months on October 30, 2021.

It looks like a normal shirt, but it has it all: The new SmartTex shirt uses integrated sensors to transfer physiological data from astronauts to Earth via a wireless communication network. In this way, the effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system will be evaluated and documented, especially with regard to long-term manned space missions. Developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with DSI Aerospace Technology, the Medical Faculty of Bielefeld University and textile research partner Hohenstein, SmartTex will be tested for the first time as part of the Wireless Compose-2 (WICO2) project by German ESA astronaut Dr. Matthias Maurer, who will leave for his ‘Cosmic Kiss’ mission on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months on October 30, 2021.

"We were already able to gain valuable insights into the interaction of the body, clothing and climate under microgravity conditions during the previous projects Spacetex (2014) and Spacetex2 (2018)," explains Hohenstein Senior Scientific Expert Dr. Jan Beringer. The insights provided at the time by the mission of ESA astronaut Dr. Alexander Gerst have now been directly incorporated into the development of the new SmartTex shirt at Hohenstein. "Matthias Maurer can wear his tailor-made shirt comfortably on his body during his everyday work on the International Space Station. For this, we used his body measurements as the basis for our cut development and the production of the shirt. We integrated the necessary sensors as well as data processing and communication modules into the shirt's cut in such a way that they interfere as little as possible and are always positioned in the right place, regardless of the wearing situation. This is the prerequisite for reliably measuring the relevant physiological data." The SmartTex shirt is intended to provide a continuous picture of the vital functions of astronauts. This will be particularly relevant for future long-term manned space missions to the Moon and Mars.

For example, during the BEAT experiment (Ballistocardiography for Extraterrestrial Applications and long-Term missions), Matthias Maurer will be the first astronaut to wear a T-shirt equipped with sensors that measure his ballistocardiographic data such as pulse and relative blood pressure. For this purpose, the sensors were calibrated in the :envihab research facility at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne. Details on the contraction rate and opening and closing times of the heart valves, which are normally only accessible via sonography or computer tomography, can also be read from the data material. The goal is to study the effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system. To be able to analyse these effects realistically, Matthias Maurer's ballistocardiographic data will be recorded before, during and after his stay on the ISS. For the future, a technology transfer of the SmartTex shirt for application in the field of fitness or even in telemedicine is conceivable.

Wireless Compose-2 (WICO2)
The project was planned and prepared by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its cooperation partners DSI Aerospace Technology, Hohenstein and the University of Bielefeld. The wireless communication network reads sensor data and can determine the position of people and objects in space by propagation times of radio pulses. It is also available as a platform for several experiments on the ISS. The determined data is temporarily stored within the network and read out at regular intervals by the astronauts. These data packets are then transferred to Earth via the ISS link and analysed by the research teams. It can generate its own energy from artificial light sources via solar cells.

 

 

ESA astronaut Dr. Matthias Maurer in summer 2021 during preliminary talks on the Cosmic Kiss mission in DLR's :envihab in Cologne. © DLR


Sensors measure physiological data during a test run on Earth. © DLR


With the "SmartTex" shirt, astronauts can wear the necessary sensors comfortably on their bodies. © DLR

Dr. Jan Beringer, Hohenstein Senior Scientific Expert. © Hohenstein

THE GROUND debuts at Frankfurt Fashion Week
The Ground Logo
20.10.2021

THE GROUND debuts at Frankfurt Fashion Week

  • A purpose-driven B2C festival for a young and optimistic generation

With THE GROUND, the PREMIUM GROUP is organizing a major fashion festival for young end consumers for the first time. Responsible for the event concept, in addition to Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the PREMIUM GROUP - team, is B2C expert Kai Zollhöfer, who already helped to make the Bread & Butter by Zalando a crowd puller.

“THE GROUND is a B2C festival aimed at a young, purpose-driven generation. This new generation has a strong stance on current social and environmental challenges and expects brands to reflect them. The overriding topics at THE GROUND are therefore sustainability, diversity and equality”, says Kai Zollhöfer.

  • A purpose-driven B2C festival for a young and optimistic generation

With THE GROUND, the PREMIUM GROUP is organizing a major fashion festival for young end consumers for the first time. Responsible for the event concept, in addition to Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the PREMIUM GROUP - team, is B2C expert Kai Zollhöfer, who already helped to make the Bread & Butter by Zalando a crowd puller.

“THE GROUND is a B2C festival aimed at a young, purpose-driven generation. This new generation has a strong stance on current social and environmental challenges and expects brands to reflect them. The overriding topics at THE GROUND are therefore sustainability, diversity and equality”, says Kai Zollhöfer.

“A  large  number  of  customers  are  interested  in  more  sustainable  options  -  there  is  a  desire  for  a  more conscious lifestyle, but this trend is currently not yet reflected in their actual shopping behavior. In between lies the so-called attitude-behavior gap, which THE GROUND wants to close further as a platform for brands with transparency and cool communication. We cannot expect that every brand, every consumer is currently doing everything 100% right, but it is the responsibility of all of us to take one small step in the right direction every day. We have to talk openly about how to do this in order to learn from each other so that we can take as many people as possible with us on this journey to a more sustainable future.“

The 3-day experiential marketing playground offers brands the opportunity to interactively exhibit purpose-driven stories and products and connect with consumers. In addition to the focus on fashion, brands from the areas of well-being, beauty, mobility and technology will present innovative products and solutions.

Source:

PREMIUM Exhibitions GmbH

20.10.2021

Tata Communications announces its financial results for Q2 FY22

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, announces its financial results for the second quarter ended 30th September 2021.

Consolidated financial highlights:

  • Consolidated revenue came in at INR 4,174 crore (USD 563 Mn); growth of +1.7% QoQ and 5.2% decrease YoY. Sequential growth is on account of gradual recovery across both Data and Voice segments.
  • Consolidated EBITDA stood at INR 1,113 crore (USD 150 Mn); an increase of +12.9% QoQ and a decrease of 3.9% YoY with margins at 26.7%. Margin expanded by 260 BPs QoQ and 40 BPs on a YoY basis.
  • Consolidated Profit After Tax (PAT) is at INR 425 crore (USD 57 Mn) as compared to a profit of INR 385 crore in Q2 FY21, registering a growth of + 10.6% YoY and 43.7% QoQ.
  • CAPEX for this quarter was at INR 392 crore as compared to INR 318 crore in Q2 FY21.

Please find attached the detailed financial results Q2 FY22 for more information.

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, announces its financial results for the second quarter ended 30th September 2021.

Consolidated financial highlights:

  • Consolidated revenue came in at INR 4,174 crore (USD 563 Mn); growth of +1.7% QoQ and 5.2% decrease YoY. Sequential growth is on account of gradual recovery across both Data and Voice segments.
  • Consolidated EBITDA stood at INR 1,113 crore (USD 150 Mn); an increase of +12.9% QoQ and a decrease of 3.9% YoY with margins at 26.7%. Margin expanded by 260 BPs QoQ and 40 BPs on a YoY basis.
  • Consolidated Profit After Tax (PAT) is at INR 425 crore (USD 57 Mn) as compared to a profit of INR 385 crore in Q2 FY21, registering a growth of + 10.6% YoY and 43.7% QoQ.
  • CAPEX for this quarter was at INR 392 crore as compared to INR 318 crore in Q2 FY21.

Please find attached the detailed financial results Q2 FY22 for more information.

More information:
Tata Communications
Source:

Tata Communications / Harvard Engage! Communications

Sappi: Digital printing as next topic of the Blue Couch Series (c) Sappi Europe
19.10.2021

Sappi: Digital printing as next topic of the Blue Couch Series

Digital printing is gaining in importance and increasingly relegating conventional printing methods to the bench. In the new episode of the Blue Couch Series, Sappi and the Durst Group, two seasoned industry leaders, explain what is behind the success of this printing method and which markets offer the greatest future potential for digital printing.

The new challenges manufacturers are currently facing include a growing demand for faster production and delivery, an ever-increasing variety of products, small production volumes and the trend towards more personalised campaigns.

In the latest episode of the Blue Couch Series, Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management at Durst, as well as Paola Tiso, Sappi’s Head of Sales Digital Solutions, and Luis Mata, Sales Director Packaging & Digital Solutions, will be talking about how digital printing can meet market demands for timely production with shorter runs and high flexibility, while reducing production costs through changed production processes.

Digital printing is gaining in importance and increasingly relegating conventional printing methods to the bench. In the new episode of the Blue Couch Series, Sappi and the Durst Group, two seasoned industry leaders, explain what is behind the success of this printing method and which markets offer the greatest future potential for digital printing.

The new challenges manufacturers are currently facing include a growing demand for faster production and delivery, an ever-increasing variety of products, small production volumes and the trend towards more personalised campaigns.

In the latest episode of the Blue Couch Series, Andrea Riccardi, Head of Product Management at Durst, as well as Paola Tiso, Sappi’s Head of Sales Digital Solutions, and Luis Mata, Sales Director Packaging & Digital Solutions, will be talking about how digital printing can meet market demands for timely production with shorter runs and high flexibility, while reducing production costs through changed production processes.

One focus will be on the growing market for corrugated boards. Viewers will learn how the exponential growth of e-commerce and the growing pressure for more sustainable solutions are fuelling innovations for the digitalisation of packaging. The other main topic, digital dye sublimation printing, also offers a wide range of benefits to manufacturers in the interior design, decoration, visual communication, sports and fashion sectors and supports the industry's requirements to produce more sustainably.  

The “Digital Printing – far more than just a printing process” episode will air on 2 November at 10am (CET) at: www.sappi-bluecouch.com.

Source:

Sappi Europe

Cilander: R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche gegen Stressbewältigung (c) Cilander / crystal communications GmbH
15.10.2021

Cilander: R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche zur Stressbewältigung

Mit der Lancierung der neuen R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche-Shirts schreibt der Schweizer Spezialist für Textilveredlung ein neues Kapitel in der Unternehmensgeschichte: Das Wissen und die langjährige Erfahrung in der Veredelung von Geweben kommen erstmalig bei der Herstellung eigener Produkte zum Einsatz. Mit Hilfe innovativer Technologien und unter Einhaltung strenger ökologischer und sozialer Standards ist es Cilander gelungen, Vitamin C, E und Ingweröl in verkapselter Flüssigform auf textile Stoffe zu appretieren und diese im Anschluss über einen speziell definierten Trocknungsprozess zu härten. Nach mehreren Prozessschritten entsteht aus dem Rohmaterial ein hochwertiges und funktionales Textil, das 100 Milligramm Vitamin C, 200 Milligramm Vitamin E und 50 Milligramm Ingweröl pro Quadratmeter Stoff enthält. Nach 20 Waschgängen (bei 40°C) sind noch rund zehn Prozent der R-Vital Multivitamin Kapseln im Textil verfügbar. Sind diese aufgebraucht, bleibt der angenehm weiche Tragekomfort und das gute Gefühl, ein langlebiges Produkt gekauft zu haben.

Mit der Lancierung der neuen R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche-Shirts schreibt der Schweizer Spezialist für Textilveredlung ein neues Kapitel in der Unternehmensgeschichte: Das Wissen und die langjährige Erfahrung in der Veredelung von Geweben kommen erstmalig bei der Herstellung eigener Produkte zum Einsatz. Mit Hilfe innovativer Technologien und unter Einhaltung strenger ökologischer und sozialer Standards ist es Cilander gelungen, Vitamin C, E und Ingweröl in verkapselter Flüssigform auf textile Stoffe zu appretieren und diese im Anschluss über einen speziell definierten Trocknungsprozess zu härten. Nach mehreren Prozessschritten entsteht aus dem Rohmaterial ein hochwertiges und funktionales Textil, das 100 Milligramm Vitamin C, 200 Milligramm Vitamin E und 50 Milligramm Ingweröl pro Quadratmeter Stoff enthält. Nach 20 Waschgängen (bei 40°C) sind noch rund zehn Prozent der R-Vital Multivitamin Kapseln im Textil verfügbar. Sind diese aufgebraucht, bleibt der angenehm weiche Tragekomfort und das gute Gefühl, ein langlebiges Produkt gekauft zu haben. Die Veredelung mindert dabei nicht den Tragekomfort: Dank des hohen Baumwollanteils sind die Unterwäsche-Shirts besonders weich und hautverträglich. Sie sind ISO und OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 zertifiziert und mit dem Dermatest-Siegel ausgezeichnet.

Durch Reibung der Textilien am Körper werden die Wirkstoffe aus den Microkapseln freigesetzt und können über die Haut im Körper aufgenommen werden. Das hat mehrere Vorteile:

  • Die Haut ist das größte Organ des menschlichen Körpers und damit prädestiniert für die Aufnahme und Weitergabe revitalisierender Stoffe. 2000 Milligramm Vitamin C kann der menschliche Körper täglich aufnehmen – 20 bis 40 Milligramm davon über die Haut.
  • Die Kombination aus Vitamin C, Vitamin E und Ingwer unterstützt ein ausgeglichenes Immunsystem und hilft, den Feuchtigkeitshaushalt der Haut auf natürliche Weise wiederherzustellen.
  • Vitamin C stärkt das Immunsystem. Vitamin E schützt die Haut vor oxidativem Stress. Ingweröl wirkt regenerativ und enthält ebenfalls antioxidative Eigenschaften.
Source:

Cilander / crystal communications GmbH

13.10.2021

Ralph Lauren and Dow release manual for dyeing processes

Dow and Ralph Lauren Corporation released a detailed manual on how to dye cotton more sustainably and more effectively than ever before using ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment. With this manual, Ralph Lauren and Dow are open-sourcing this improved dyeing process to encourage adoption in the textile industry and help standardize a more sustainable and efficient cotton dyeing system for positive environmental impact.  

The co-developed, step-by-step manual details how to use ECOFAST™ Pure, a cationic cotton treatment developed by Dow, with existing dyeing equipment. Ralph Lauren, the first brand to use ECOFAST™ Pure, partnered with Dow to optimize and implement the technology in its cotton dyeing operations as part of its new Color on Demand platform.

Dow and Ralph Lauren Corporation released a detailed manual on how to dye cotton more sustainably and more effectively than ever before using ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment. With this manual, Ralph Lauren and Dow are open-sourcing this improved dyeing process to encourage adoption in the textile industry and help standardize a more sustainable and efficient cotton dyeing system for positive environmental impact.  

The co-developed, step-by-step manual details how to use ECOFAST™ Pure, a cationic cotton treatment developed by Dow, with existing dyeing equipment. Ralph Lauren, the first brand to use ECOFAST™ Pure, partnered with Dow to optimize and implement the technology in its cotton dyeing operations as part of its new Color on Demand platform.

Conventional fabric dyeing processes require trillions of liters of water each year, generating roughly 20% of the world’s wastewater.1, 2 Pretreating fabric with ECOFAST™ Pure helps significantly reduce the amount of water, chemicals and energy needed to color cotton, by enabling up to 90% less process chemicals, 50% less water, 50% less dyes and 40% less energy without sacrificing color or quality.3

Ralph Lauren began integrating Color on Demand into its supply chain earlier this year and first launched product utilizing ECOFAST™ Pure as part of the Company’s Team USA collection for the Olympic & Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Designed to help address water scarcity and pollution caused by cotton dyeing, Color on Demand is a multi-phased system with a clear ambition to deliver over time the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system. By 2025, the brand aims to use the Color on Demand platform to dye more than 80% of its solid cotton products.

 

1 Drew, Deborah and Genevieve Yehounme. “The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics.” World Resources Institute, July 5, 2017. https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/apparel-industrys-environmental-impact-6-graphics
2 Rep. A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Circular Fibres Initiative, 2017. https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/a-new-textiles-economy
3 A full third-party reviewed and validated life cycle assessment is available by request at www.dow.com/ecofast.

 

Source:

Dow / G&S Business Communications

From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability (c) DUARTE
Duarte - SS22 collection
13.10.2021

Duarte - SS22 collection

  • From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, the Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub support. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

  • From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, the Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub support. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

The inspiration behind the collection is the superhero Tadao - Ana Duarte’s dog, an English Cocker Spaniel - which is the World Keeper fighting against the environmental issues mankind has generated. Like a protector of sustainability, it battles modern monsters as Smog Man, Fire Man, Deforestation Man and Wave man, who respectively represent the issues of air pollution, climate change, forest destruction and water overconsumption. A very simple, direct and engaging way of talking about hot topics and simple, direct solutions.

The collection is made of 20 outfits, mainly unisex apart from some of them typically feminine as the crop tops. Hints of bright red and mustard yellow are alternated with denim, grey and pale azure tones, blending in with the colorful prints. Accents of black - used in inserts or as piping - seem to emphasize the outline of the garments. The different textures of the materials create a sense of movement, further enhanced by the unique patterns. All the garments’ prints are exclusively designed by the designer, following each collection inspiration: this time, they recall urban landscapes and the appeal of big metropolis, with Tadao as protagonist in prints, patches and ankle socks.

Among the most representative Duarte outfits we find:

  • A matching sweater with trousers made of Newlife™, a yarn 100% made In Italy coming only from post- consumer, traceable plastic bottles.
  • A unisex oversized bomber is crafted from Newlife™, lined with precious 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami and matched with printed neoprene hoodie and shorts.
  • Long-panelled unisex coat and trousers made with ReLAST® denim by Candiani, a responsible textile featuring a premium recycled stretch yarn, ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei. The coat is lined with a fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami in 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, a new generation material made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linter.
  • The same sustainable stretch yarn is implied in the responsible tulle by Iluna Group, and featured in a shorts and top women’s ensemble, paired with a neoprene printed bomber. The tulle is skillfully matched with 100% Tencel™ back in the loop fabric by Maeba International underneath it.

Ana Duarte is part of a new generation of designers with a new approach to sourcing and production: her research goes into different kind of business models to fit her responsible innovation and style needs at the same time. That’s why in her collection we can find amazing and unique combination of organic, recycled, Back in The Loop, innovative materials that are the right choice for the look&touch and the performance she’s looking for. The result is cool yet respecting people and the environment in full traceability thanks to certified and sometimes even circular solutions. Working with components from various sources and business models requires a certain expertise and a particular sensibility we find in Ana Duarte’s design solutions and in her responsible interpretation of streetwear.

12.10.2021

ALUMO to become wholly-owned subsidiary of AG Cilander

Two long-established companies are joining forces: as of October 2021, textile finishing specialist AG Cilander from Herisau, Switzerland, will acquire 100 percent of ALUMO AG, an Appenzell-based manufacturer known for producing ultra-fine cotton fabrics to exacting Swiss quality standards.

The textile finishing industry is an environment in which quality, new technologies and a keen interest in innovative textile solutions play a crucial role. In this business, strong, reliable alliances with customers and partners are vital pillars to allow growth while still satisfying the high expectations set for the materials used. By acquiring ALUMO AG, the world leader in ultra-fine cotton fabrics, AG Cilander expands into a new market segment, setting the course for successfully broadening its product portfolio and tapping into new sales markets.

Both companies can look back on a long tradition of expertise in the textile industry, and their partnership has been a very successful one for years.

Two long-established companies are joining forces: as of October 2021, textile finishing specialist AG Cilander from Herisau, Switzerland, will acquire 100 percent of ALUMO AG, an Appenzell-based manufacturer known for producing ultra-fine cotton fabrics to exacting Swiss quality standards.

The textile finishing industry is an environment in which quality, new technologies and a keen interest in innovative textile solutions play a crucial role. In this business, strong, reliable alliances with customers and partners are vital pillars to allow growth while still satisfying the high expectations set for the materials used. By acquiring ALUMO AG, the world leader in ultra-fine cotton fabrics, AG Cilander expands into a new market segment, setting the course for successfully broadening its product portfolio and tapping into new sales markets.

Both companies can look back on a long tradition of expertise in the textile industry, and their partnership has been a very successful one for years.

ALUMO AG will continue to operate as an independent company based in Appenzell, keeping the same strategic direction in the fabrics offered and the same standards for excellence in service and quality.

More information:
AG Cilander ALUMO
Source:

crystal communications

PrimaLoft senkt Emissionen um bis zu 70 Prozent dank Weiterentwicklung der PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie (c) PrimaLoft
PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie
05.10.2021

Mit neuen Prozessen zu einer besseren CO2-Bilanz

  • PrimaLoft senkt Emissionen um bis zu 70 Prozent dank Weiterentwicklung der PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie

Der weltweit führende Anbieter innovativer Isolations- und Funktionsmaterialien PrimaLoft, hat weiter an seinen Produktionsprozessen gefeilt und die PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie aktualisiert. Mit der Weiterentwicklung der firmeneigenen Technologie werden die CO2-Emissionen in der Produktion nun um bis zu 70 Prozent gesenkt – zuvor lagen die Einsparungen bereits bei beachtlichen 48 Prozent. Die ersten Produkte mit der neuen Version von PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ von Markenpartnern wie beispielsweise Stone Island oder Patagonia, werden ab der Saison Herbst/Winter 2022 im Handel sein.

PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ wurde erstmals im Jahr 2019 vorgestellt und steht für „Produced Using Reduced Emissions“. Die innovative Herstellungstechnik ist ein zentraler Bestandteil im Bestreben von PrimaLoft nach dem Motto Relentlessly Responsible™ möglichst nachhaltige Produkte zu entwickeln, ohne dabei Kompromisse in Sachen Leistung und Langlebigkeit einzugehen.

  • PrimaLoft senkt Emissionen um bis zu 70 Prozent dank Weiterentwicklung der PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie

Der weltweit führende Anbieter innovativer Isolations- und Funktionsmaterialien PrimaLoft, hat weiter an seinen Produktionsprozessen gefeilt und die PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Fertigungstechnologie aktualisiert. Mit der Weiterentwicklung der firmeneigenen Technologie werden die CO2-Emissionen in der Produktion nun um bis zu 70 Prozent gesenkt – zuvor lagen die Einsparungen bereits bei beachtlichen 48 Prozent. Die ersten Produkte mit der neuen Version von PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ von Markenpartnern wie beispielsweise Stone Island oder Patagonia, werden ab der Saison Herbst/Winter 2022 im Handel sein.

PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ wurde erstmals im Jahr 2019 vorgestellt und steht für „Produced Using Reduced Emissions“. Die innovative Herstellungstechnik ist ein zentraler Bestandteil im Bestreben von PrimaLoft nach dem Motto Relentlessly Responsible™ möglichst nachhaltige Produkte zu entwickeln, ohne dabei Kompromisse in Sachen Leistung und Langlebigkeit einzugehen.

Für die neueste Version von PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ hat das Entwicklerteam die Materialien, das Produktdesign und den Produktionsprozess selbst im Detail analysiert und jeden Bereich optimiert, um die während der Herstellung entstehenden CO2-Emissionen drastisch zu reduzieren. PrimaLoft hat damit die Fertigung synthetischer Isolationen, die seit Jahrzehnten auf fossilen Brennstoffen wie Kohle und Erdgas basiert, grundlegend verändert. PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ ist ein ganzheitlicher Ansatz, der Materialien, technische Abläufe, Anlagen und Energieerzeugung perfekt aufeinander abstimmt, womit eine signifikante Senkung des CO2-Ausstoßes möglich ist. Die hauseigene Produktionstechnik spart bis zu 70 % der CO2-Emissionen im Vergleich zu den in der Branche immer noch weit verbreiteten traditionellen Methoden.

„PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ ist in unserem Unternehmensziel ein großer Schritt nach vorn und ein wichtiger Baustein unserer Relentlessly Responsible™ Mission, der die Art und Weise, wie wir unsere Produkte herstellen, in den Fokus rückt. Wir nehmen jedes Material, jede Rezeptur, jeden Prozess und jede Ausrüstung genau unter die Lupe mit dem Ziel, CO2-Emissionen zu reduzieren und gleichzeitig unsere Produktqualität und Leistungsmerkmale zu erhalten,“ sagte Mike Joyce, Präsident und CEO von PrimaLoft.

Drei neue Produkte stehen mit der neuesten Version der PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™-Herstellungstechnologie für Markenpartnern zur Verfügung und werden in deren Kollektionen voraussichtlich ab der Saison Sommer bzw. Winter 2022 verwendet werden. PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation P.U.R.E.™, PrimaLoft® Silver

Insulation P.U.R.E.™ und PrimaLoft® Black Insulation P.U.R.E.™. Alle neuen Isolationsprodukte werden aus 100 % recyceltem Polyester hergestellt.

Joyce weiter: „Diese bedeutende Veränderung unserer Fertigungstechnik ist allerdings nicht der einzige Bereich, in dem wir CO2-Emissionen einsparen. Seit 1997 verwenden wir für die Herstellung von PrimaLoft-Produkten, wo immer möglich, recyceltes Post-Consumer-Material anstelle von Virgin Polyester, ohne die Leistung zu beeinträchtigen. Das trägt, unabhängig von PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, schon erheblich zur Senkung unserer Emissionen bei. Wir haben ermittelt, dass wir allein dadurch seit 2015 rund 16.000 Tonnen CO2 eingespart haben. Wir gehen davon aus, dass sich unser gesamter CO2-Fußabdruck weiter drastisch reduzieren wird, wenn wir die PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ Technologie Stück für Stück auf unsere gesamte Produktpalette erweitern.“

Die neue Fertigungstechnologie ermöglicht es Herstellern besonders umweltschonende Produkte zu fertigen, deren CO2-Fußabdruck durch PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ drastisch reduziert werden kann. Bereits zum kommenden Herbst-Wintersaison 2021/22 sind erste Produkte mit der ursprünglichen Version von PrimaLoft® PURE™ (knapp 50 Prozent CO2-Reduktion) im Handel erhältlich. Darunter Modelle von Marken wie Patagonia, Alpkit, Bergans of Norway, Kodiak, PYUA und Viking. Die bekannte Menswear-Fashionbrand Stone Island hat ebenfalls angekündigt, PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™ ab Herbst 2022 zu verwenden.

Einen weiteren wichtigen Schritt in Richtung Reduktion von Kohlenstoffdioxidemissionen plant PrimaLoft® durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem US-Firma Origin Materials zu machen, die sich auf die Entwicklung CO2-negativer Materialien spezialisiert hat. Das gemeinsame Programm arbeitet an Hochleistungsisolationsfasern für die Bekleidungsbranche, basierend auf CO2-negativem PET und Next-Generation-Polymeren, die aus Holzabfällen gefertigt werden. Die Zusammenarbeit wurde im April 2021 verkündet.

(c) Berto
Japan Calling
23.09.2021

“The Empathy Collection” by BERTO

For the Fall-Winter 2022/2023 BERTO divided their PREMIUM DENIM FABRICS collection into 5 themes.

The first one is ICONIC, where clients can find the “mainstream” proposal, the authentic denim NO SEASON, timeless fabrics with high versatility. From the 100% cotton with salt and pepper look, to the comfort denim really slubby, to the light shirting fabric. Into this theme there are also the Berto NOS, always available for all clients’ needs.

The second theme is BLACK BLOOD. Into this theme clients find Double Black fabrics that have two souls: one made by overdyed sulfur denims, for a washed and aggressive look, and the other given by a reactive black weft, inspired by elegance and sophistication. In addition, we propose to clients also some overdyed reactive fabrics for an intense black look.

For the Fall-Winter 2022/2023 BERTO divided their PREMIUM DENIM FABRICS collection into 5 themes.

The first one is ICONIC, where clients can find the “mainstream” proposal, the authentic denim NO SEASON, timeless fabrics with high versatility. From the 100% cotton with salt and pepper look, to the comfort denim really slubby, to the light shirting fabric. Into this theme there are also the Berto NOS, always available for all clients’ needs.

The second theme is BLACK BLOOD. Into this theme clients find Double Black fabrics that have two souls: one made by overdyed sulfur denims, for a washed and aggressive look, and the other given by a reactive black weft, inspired by elegance and sophistication. In addition, we propose to clients also some overdyed reactive fabrics for an intense black look.

The third theme is EVERYDAY PLUSH. With “everyday plush” we want to imagine the desire to dress as if surrounded by a warm hug. In fact, this capsule includes Cashmere denim that ensure warm and soft feeling to the wearer; and “soapy-denim”, a fabric made with cotton and viscose that gives a soft and fluid hand. Moreover, cotton mixed with nylon gives the fabric a technical hand and an elegant image while maintaining stretch performance, lightness and softness.

The fourth theme is JAPAN CALLING. The rough touch-feel and the authentic aesthetic as the true Japanese denim are the main features of the fabrics belonging to this theme. The clients here can find high weight 100% cotton denim fabrics with authentic image and structured weave. To complete the capsule a special blend is available: fabrics with a Tencel slubby weft that gives soft and fluid touch together with a rough image.

Last but not least, the fifth theme: MOTHER NATURE. The container of all the most sustainable Berto fabrics, from Organic cotton fabrics GOTS certified, to Recycled cotton fabrics GRS certified, made regenerating their own production waste.

Linked with this last theme the company will present during BLUEZONE by MUNICH FABRIC START a special capsule collection of garments made with our PIANETA FABRIC, GRS certified and made with recycled cotton coming from their own waste of production. The same waste has been used by CADICA GROUP, an Italian premium trims maker, to do the SPECIAL LABELS and HANGTAGS of this capsule.

More information:
Berto Denim
Source:

EFFE-BI SRL PR & COMMUNICATION for BERTO

Asahi Kasei to reshape its ROICA™ premium stretch fiber business global production strategy (c)ROICA™
ROICA™ premium stretch fiber
22.09.2021

Asahi Kasei to reshape its ROICA™ premium stretch fiber business global production strategy

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation markets premium stretch fiber under the brand of ROICA™, with superior performance features enabled by integrated production from raw material to yarn based on its advanced technology.
  • The specialized global holding operates its global ROICA™ business having production sites in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Germany with strategic sales facilities around the world.

With deep regret, Asahi Kasei has taken the decision to restructure its production strategy in order to face the new, unexpected and critical market situation. As part of this process, the production and sales of ROICA™ at its German subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe GmbH in Dormagen, will be discontinued by March 31, 2022.
 

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation markets premium stretch fiber under the brand of ROICA™, with superior performance features enabled by integrated production from raw material to yarn based on its advanced technology.
  • The specialized global holding operates its global ROICA™ business having production sites in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Germany with strategic sales facilities around the world.

With deep regret, Asahi Kasei has taken the decision to restructure its production strategy in order to face the new, unexpected and critical market situation. As part of this process, the production and sales of ROICA™ at its German subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe GmbH in Dormagen, will be discontinued by March 31, 2022.
 
Recognizing the paramount importance of the European market, especially when it comes to smart innovation where ROICA™ is a leader, and with the goal of continuing the excellent longtime work with valued partners, customers and supply chains, Asahi Kasei will continue to develop sales, technical and marketing services in Europe through Asahi Kasei Europe, the European regional headquarters of the Asahi Kasei Group. It will especially focus on ROICA™ added value products manufactured at its ROICA™ production sites in Asia.
 
Through this process, Asahi Kasei will reshape the efficiency and productivity of its global ROICA™ operation by keeping a strong focus on responsible innovation and sustainability in close communication, and safeguarding its business partners.
 
As a manufacturer of superior quality, highly functional and sustainable ROICA™ products, Asahi Kasei will continue its journey of responsible innovation aiming to provide solutions to the textile industry and to contemporary consumers, by enhancing production capabilities and expertise at the global sites supported by an expert, wise and efficient company.

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