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21.01.2022

Die Highlights der Frankfurt Fashion Week im Januar 2022

Vom 17. bis 21. Januar 2022 bot die Frankfurt Fashion Week Branchenführer*innen, Modeschöpfer*innen und allen Fashioninteressierten eine Plattform zur Inspiration und zum Austausch – an ausgewählten Orten in der Stadt und digital im FFW Studio.

„Zu den Highlights gehörten die Neonyt Installation, die Frankfurt Stage Fashion Show des Fashion Council Germany, spannende Talkrunden des Neonyt-Konferenzformats Fashionsustain, vielfältige Official Side Events und die Eventreihe von AAAREA, dem Festival zur Frankfurt Fashion Week,“ so Frankfurts Oberbürgermeister Feldmann in einem Statement. „Am heutigen Freitag endete nun die Frankfurt Fashion Week und wir blicken auf inspirierende Modenschauen, Stadtteilaktionen und spannende Ausstellungen zurück. Wir konnten erfahren, welch großes Potenzial in unserer Stadt und ihrer Kreativ- und Designszene stecken. Im Sommer werden wir dann verstärkt auch den internationalen Vertreter*innen aus Industrie, Handel und Design in unserer Heimatstadt eine neue Plattform bieten.“

Vom 17. bis 21. Januar 2022 bot die Frankfurt Fashion Week Branchenführer*innen, Modeschöpfer*innen und allen Fashioninteressierten eine Plattform zur Inspiration und zum Austausch – an ausgewählten Orten in der Stadt und digital im FFW Studio.

„Zu den Highlights gehörten die Neonyt Installation, die Frankfurt Stage Fashion Show des Fashion Council Germany, spannende Talkrunden des Neonyt-Konferenzformats Fashionsustain, vielfältige Official Side Events und die Eventreihe von AAAREA, dem Festival zur Frankfurt Fashion Week,“ so Frankfurts Oberbürgermeister Feldmann in einem Statement. „Am heutigen Freitag endete nun die Frankfurt Fashion Week und wir blicken auf inspirierende Modenschauen, Stadtteilaktionen und spannende Ausstellungen zurück. Wir konnten erfahren, welch großes Potenzial in unserer Stadt und ihrer Kreativ- und Designszene stecken. Im Sommer werden wir dann verstärkt auch den internationalen Vertreter*innen aus Industrie, Handel und Design in unserer Heimatstadt eine neue Plattform bieten.“

„Trotz massiver pandemiebedingter Einschränkungen konnten wir der Branche bei einer Vielzahl an Events erste Inspirationen und Impulse liefern. Nach der langen Pause waren der Austausch und das Get-together dringend nötig, wenngleich wir leider nur einen Bruchteil dessen verwirklichen konnten, was unser Konzept vorsieht. Wir starten mit voller Energie in die neue Saison und freuen uns gemeinsam auf die Juli-Ausgabe mit den Premieren der großen internationalen Tradeshows in Frankfurt“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies der Messe Frankfurt.

Klarer Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit
Stylisch kuratierte Fashion-Statements mit klarem Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit: Bei der Neonyt Installation trafen Independent- und Newcomer-Labels auf etablierte Marken. Diese Multi-Brand-Looks wurden künstlerisch-innovativ in Szene gesetzt. Die daran anschließende Show von Susumu Ai, veranstaltet vom Fashion Council Germany, unterstrich eindrücklich, dass nachhaltige Mode auf die internationalen Runways gehört. Auch die hybrid ausgerichtete Konferenz Fashionsustain thematisierte den wichtigen Transformationsprozess der Textil- und Modebranche. Hochkarätige Speaker*innen teilten Insights mit einem internationalen Publikum und führenden Branchenvertreter*innen rund um die Themen Attitude-Behaviour-Gap, Konsument*innenverhalten, unternehmerische Sorgfaltspflicht und Nachhaltigkeit am Point-of-Sale.

Erfolgreiche Premiere von AAAREA
AAAREA, das Festival zur Frankfurt Fashion Week, hat Mode für Fashion-Fans im Stadtgebiet erlebbar gemacht. „Das Festival war das erste seiner Art, das wir parallel zur Frankfurt Fashion Week realisiert haben. Mit dieser Premiere sind wir sehr gut in die Event-Reihe gestartet“, stellt Claus Fischer, einer der drei Geschäftsführer von AAAREA, fest. Auch im kommenden Juli wird AAAREA wieder wichtiger Bestandteil der Frankfurt Fashion Week sein – dann mit deutlich mehr Präsenz-Formaten.

Ausblick: Neue Saison, neue Formate
Vom 4. bis 8. Juli 2022 wird Frankfurt am Main in voller Bandbreite zur Bühne für die internationale Fashionbranche. Dabei feiern zwei brandneue Formate ihre Premiere: Die Val:ue wird die neue Homebase für Quality- und Lifestyle-Fashion im Mainstream-Bereich, veranstaltet von der Messe Frankfurt. The Ground, organisiert von der Premium Group, komplettiert das Programm als Fashion-Festival für eine purpose-orientierte Generation. Dabei richtet die Frankfurt Fashion Week im Juli 2022 wieder verstärkt den Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit. Neben der Neonyt, der Community-Plattform für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovationen, sind hierzu weitere Event-Formate in Planung, unter anderem eine Fortsetzung der erfolgreichen Konferenz „The New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft“, organisiert vom Fashion Council Germany in Kooperation mit der Frankfurt Fashion Week. Auch in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Conscious Fashion & Lifestyle Network und dem United Nations Office for Partnerships werden weitere Formate realisiert.

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Messe Frankfurt GmbH

(c) Sitip
21.01.2022

Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics at Milano Unica

Sistema Moda Italia confirms its Innovation Area for the 34th edition of Milano Unica, an area which responds to the growing demand for innovation in products, processes and services able to give specific performances or made with innovative and sustainable systems. And right here we find Sitip’s technical fabrics for clothing, with the COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics collection, modern and comfortable, dedicated to contemporary urbanwear/sportswear style and which perfectly meets the new needs required by the market and by the final consumer: performance and design.

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech is declined into urbanwear through the sartorial technical fabrics that the company has defined Techno Sartorial: a tailoring that combines flawless cuts with exceptional fabric performance.

Sistema Moda Italia confirms its Innovation Area for the 34th edition of Milano Unica, an area which responds to the growing demand for innovation in products, processes and services able to give specific performances or made with innovative and sustainable systems. And right here we find Sitip’s technical fabrics for clothing, with the COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics collection, modern and comfortable, dedicated to contemporary urbanwear/sportswear style and which perfectly meets the new needs required by the market and by the final consumer: performance and design.

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech is declined into urbanwear through the sartorial technical fabrics that the company has defined Techno Sartorial: a tailoring that combines flawless cuts with exceptional fabric performance.

For the production of contemporary urbanwear, thought for the city, Sitip showcases the man’s suit made of jacket+trousers in warp-knit Cosmopolitan Citylife fabric: bi-stretch nylon with UV protection (UPF 50+), quick drying, easy care and skin comfort. Highly performing, breathable, comfortable, insulating and with an exceptional fit: incredible elegance and comfort that enhance the contemporary urbanwear style.

For women, Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashiontech fabrics dedicated to athleisure, with leggings made - for the summer version - in Cosmopolitan London, a bi-stretch circular knitted fabric, no seethrough, breathable, comfortable on the skin with UV protection (UPF 50+), with easy care and perfect shape retention, and - for the winter version - in Cosmopolitan Paris GZ, a circular knitted fabric raised on the reverse side, with the same properties as the previous one and thermoregulation characteristics.

The Instinct fabric is available in the recycled and raised version NATIVE INSTINCT GZ: a GRS certified thermal fabric made with pre-consumer recycled yarns, bi-stretch, breathable, resistant to pilling, easy care and high comfort, ideal for sporty knitwear and urbanwear part of the NATIVE SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES family, the Sitip fabric collection produced with GRS certified recycled yarns and low environmental impact chemicals with a lower consumption of natural resources , able to respect the environmental and social criteria extended to all the stages of the production chain, including the traceability of raw materials. Sitip also operates in line with international certifications such as OEKO-TEX®, BLUESIGN®, GRS and adheres to the ZDHC gateway, adding to these an ISO 14001 environmental management system, which certifies the company’s commitment to reducing pollution risks.

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Sitip / Valeria Rastrelli

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
21.01.2022

Promising conditions for Cinte Techtextil China in September

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Ms Wen continued: “Domestically, China is seeing increasing consumption of functional apparel, sportswear and personal protection items. Heightened health and sanitary regulations and new hygiene habits will also continue to drive demand, especially for nonwovens, well into the future. There has also been a post-pandemic boost in demand for filter, greenhouse covering and high-density fabrics amongst others. All of this adds up to a wealth of opportunities for overseas companies to take advantage of, as was experienced in the 2021 edition of the fair.”

Exhibitor and visitor experiences in 2021
“Our organisation promotes US cotton and we hope to use this platform to meet more companies and brands in the nonwovens industry who are interested in US cotton, and to meet up with old friends to discuss the current situation and industry trends. We also found some new potential clients this time.” Mr Eric Ni, Senior Manager, China Supply Chain Marketing, Fabrics, Garments and Nonwovens, Cotton Council International, USA

“Cinte Techtextil China is a professional exhibition that brings together cutting-edge technologies and products, allowing us to quickly learn about innovative technology trends in the industry. I’ve been particularly impressed by the biodegradable products in the Innovation Showcase. In addition, I am sourcing mask-related products and mops, and I have found some companies that I’m interested in.” Ms Claire Zhang, Senior Scientist, Personal Health, Philips Research China, Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd, China

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

(c) Presize
21.01.2022

Hohenstein and Presize partner for more sustainability for online shopping

Hohenstein, a leading specialist in fit and pattern engineering, has joined forces with digital size pioneer, Presize. The partnership now offers a variety of business services, including reliable size tables and digital scaling, that empower online retailers to automatically recommend appropriate garment sizes.

Merging traditional size tables, reliable garment fits and digital body measurements with smartphone technology reduces the number of returned online purchases. Proper fit also reduces waste, lowers footprint and bolsters customer loyalty.

“The better a brand understands sizes, fits and target groups, the more accurately they can automate size recommendations. We help brands meet the different requirements of various sizes, so the fit is comfortable across customer ranges, collections and suppliers,” states Simone Morlock, Head of Hohenstein’s Digital Fitting Lab.

Hohenstein, a leading specialist in fit and pattern engineering, has joined forces with digital size pioneer, Presize. The partnership now offers a variety of business services, including reliable size tables and digital scaling, that empower online retailers to automatically recommend appropriate garment sizes.

Merging traditional size tables, reliable garment fits and digital body measurements with smartphone technology reduces the number of returned online purchases. Proper fit also reduces waste, lowers footprint and bolsters customer loyalty.

“The better a brand understands sizes, fits and target groups, the more accurately they can automate size recommendations. We help brands meet the different requirements of various sizes, so the fit is comfortable across customer ranges, collections and suppliers,” states Simone Morlock, Head of Hohenstein’s Digital Fitting Lab.

This size and grading advice is now underpinned by digital measurement services and technology based on artificial intelligence. “All it takes to work out the right size, based on a user’s individual body measurements, are some quick questions regarding their age, height and weight, plus an optional video to take measurements. We use an algorithm that learns as it goes along, and this improves the advice given on sizes with each order or return,” states Presize co-founder and CEO, Leon Szeli.

Join the free webinar on “Hohenstein Meets Presize - How sizing fundamentals and reliable fit can increase the effectiveness of smartphone body measurements and reduce eCommerce returns” on March 24, 2022.*

*Click here for more information.

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Hohenstein

21.01.2022

Autoneum: Revenue development in 2021 impacted by semiconductor shortage

Business of the automobile industry and its suppliers was impacted in 2021 by the worldwide shortage of semiconductors and the correspondingly restrained development of production volumes, which was about the same as the previous year. Autoneum’s revenue in local currencies declined slightly by 1.6% compared with the previous year. In Swiss francs, Group revenue decreased by 2.3% to CHF 1 700.4 million year-on-year. For 2021 as a whole, an EBIT margin of a little more than 3% and a free cash flow of around CHF 70 million are expected.

Business of the automobile industry and its suppliers was impacted in 2021 by the worldwide shortage of semiconductors and the correspondingly restrained development of production volumes, which was about the same as the previous year. Autoneum’s revenue in local currencies declined slightly by 1.6% compared with the previous year. In Swiss francs, Group revenue decreased by 2.3% to CHF 1 700.4 million year-on-year. For 2021 as a whole, an EBIT margin of a little more than 3% and a free cash flow of around CHF 70 million are expected.

Owing to the global shortage of semiconductors, automobile production for 2021 as a whole increased by 2.5% to 76.4 million vehicles and was thus only slightly higher than the previous year’s level. Autoneum’s revenue in local currencies declined by 1.6% year-on-year. Although revenue developed better than the market in three of four regions, the Company lagged slightly behind the global market trend. On the one hand, this was due to the fact that some vehicle models of US manufacturers predominantly supplied by Autoneum were disproportionately affected by the shortage of semiconductors, and, on the other hand, due to the lower share of Business Group Asia in Autoneum’s total revenue. The consolidated revenue in Swiss francs fell by 2.3% to CHF 1 700.4 million compared to the previous year (2020: CHF 1 740.6 million).

Revenue development in the Europe, Asia and SAMEA regions well above market
Business Group Europe recorded a decline in revenue of 1.6% in local currencies and was thus well above the market trend, which saw production fall by 4.4%. By contrast, revenue for Business Group North America in local currencies dropped by 7.2% and was thus well below the market, which saw a small increase of 0.1%. The vehicle models of US customers predominantly supplied by Autoneum were disproportionately affected by the semiconductor shortage. Consequently, Autoneum lagged behind the market trend in this region. Asia was the market least impacted by the semiconductor shortage in financial year 2021. Accordingly, in 2021 Asian automobile production saw good growth of 5.1%. Business Group Asia once again exceeded the overall Asian market, with revenue growth of 6.7% in local currencies. Business Group SAMEA (South America, the Middle East and Africa) significantly exceeded the market trend in financial year 2021.

Although 8.6% more vehicles were produced in the region compared to the prior year, Business Group SAMEA’s revenue rose by an impressive 24.8% on an inflation- and currency-adjusted basis. This growth was largely supported by high-volume programs in Turkey and South Africa.

Thanks to better than expected revenue at the end of 2021, Autoneum is in the upper range of its guidance, which was adjusted in October. Based on provisional figures, Autoneum expects an EBIT margin of slightly more than 3% and a free cash flow of around CHF 70 million for 2021.

More information:
Autoneum Automotive acoustic
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Autoneum Management AG

(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

More information:
CAPAROL ICONS interior
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CAPAROL ICONS / Claudia Neumann Communication GmbH

(c) Monfort
Full configuration of the Monforts and KMA Umwelttechnik line.
20.01.2022

Monforts: MonforClean brings Energy Savings for Albarrie

Albarrie – a major player in North America’s industrial nonwovens industry – is now benefiting from one of the first Monforts Montex stenter installations equipped with the full range of MonforClean heat recovery and exhaust air purification technologies.

With the new three-chamber Montex stenter at its plant in Barrie, Ontario, the Canadian company is treating specialised needlepunched nonwovens up to 4mm thick. These have applications in a wide range of filter media and performance fabrics.

The new Montex is enabling Albarrie to heat set and dry its materials to produce denser, higher quality fabrics which can also be finished and delivered to customers more rapidly.

Across timezones
It took a crew of skilled millwrights, electricians and product specialists to build the line which was delivered in 11 shipping containers to Albarrie’s production facility. The line was originally scheduled to be fully operational in the Spring of 2020, but the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic inevitably led to several delays during the start-up and commissioning process.

Albarrie – a major player in North America’s industrial nonwovens industry – is now benefiting from one of the first Monforts Montex stenter installations equipped with the full range of MonforClean heat recovery and exhaust air purification technologies.

With the new three-chamber Montex stenter at its plant in Barrie, Ontario, the Canadian company is treating specialised needlepunched nonwovens up to 4mm thick. These have applications in a wide range of filter media and performance fabrics.

The new Montex is enabling Albarrie to heat set and dry its materials to produce denser, higher quality fabrics which can also be finished and delivered to customers more rapidly.

Across timezones
It took a crew of skilled millwrights, electricians and product specialists to build the line which was delivered in 11 shipping containers to Albarrie’s production facility. The line was originally scheduled to be fully operational in the Spring of 2020, but the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic inevitably led to several delays during the start-up and commissioning process.

Energy savings
The Albarrie Montex line’s MonforClean capabilities include an air-to-air cross flow heat exchanger and an electrostatic precipitator providing the ability to purify the exhaust air and to recover energy to a maximum of 22,500 cubic metres of air per hour, resulting in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. The MonforClean was developed in cooperation with partner KMA Umwelttechnik, based in Königswinter, Germany.

The fully automated system is powered by a Siemens SPS S7 controller and KP 700 touch panel from which the recycled energy can be continuously monitored and savings calculated.

The three-chamber Montex stenter is fitted with the latest Monforts Qualitex 800 PLC control system with WebUI, providing ease of operation, a full operating cost overview and maintenance monitoring.

Source:

Monfort

(c) Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
20.01.2022

Indorama Ventures’ Group CEO recognized among Top 40 Power Players

The Group CEO of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has been ranked 12th in the Top 40 Power Players 2022 list announced by the leading chemical market information provider, Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS). The ranking consists of global CEOs and senior executives who are making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the chemical industry.

This recognition recognises Aloke Lohia’s distinction in leading IVL towards a more sustainable  and purposeful future. He is spearheading IVL’s efforts to meet its sustainability objectives, including strengthening its circular economy and PET recycling initiatives. The company pledged $1.5 billion in investments to meet green targets, including a commitment to increase its global PET recycling capacity to 750,000 tons per year by 2025.

The Group CEO of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has been ranked 12th in the Top 40 Power Players 2022 list announced by the leading chemical market information provider, Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS). The ranking consists of global CEOs and senior executives who are making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the chemical industry.

This recognition recognises Aloke Lohia’s distinction in leading IVL towards a more sustainable  and purposeful future. He is spearheading IVL’s efforts to meet its sustainability objectives, including strengthening its circular economy and PET recycling initiatives. The company pledged $1.5 billion in investments to meet green targets, including a commitment to increase its global PET recycling capacity to 750,000 tons per year by 2025.

In 2021, IVL announced it is building a facility in Karawang, Indonesia, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year in support of the government’s plan to reduce ocean debris. The company also completed a new PNDA unit in Decatur, Alabama, USA, making it the world’s largest producer. IVL also agreed to acquire Brazil-based Oxiteno, a leading integrated surfactant producer.

The Top 40 Power Players list ranks leaders who demonstrate excellence and vision in the areas of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), innovation, M&A/portfolio management, projects, and profitability/shareholder value. The ICIS also revealed that ESG and sustainability have increasingly played more vital roles in this year’s ranking as they are clearly key components for future growth.

(c) BioRECO2ver Project
19.01.2022

nova-Institute: BioRECO2VER project - Conversion of CO2 into chemical building blocks

CO2 as renewable carbon source
Carbon is the main element in numerous materials used in industrial processes and in our daily lives. It is currently mostly provided from fossil sources. But what if carbon could be used directly from CO2 emissions? Biotechnology shows particularly great potential for the eco-effective conversion of climate-damaging CO2 emissions into valuable basic chemicals. A consortium of 12 partners investigated this pathway in the EU-funded BioRECO2VER project, examining the conversion of CO2 emissions from refineries and the cement industry into the chemical building blocks isobutene (C4H8) and lactate (C2H6O3).

CO2 as renewable carbon source
Carbon is the main element in numerous materials used in industrial processes and in our daily lives. It is currently mostly provided from fossil sources. But what if carbon could be used directly from CO2 emissions? Biotechnology shows particularly great potential for the eco-effective conversion of climate-damaging CO2 emissions into valuable basic chemicals. A consortium of 12 partners investigated this pathway in the EU-funded BioRECO2VER project, examining the conversion of CO2 emissions from refineries and the cement industry into the chemical building blocks isobutene (C4H8) and lactate (C2H6O3).

Innovative chemo-enzymatic concept for CO2 Capture
Project partner Luleå University of Technology (LTU) focused on the first process step of capturing and concentrating CO2 from industrial point sources. Their team developed a hybrid chemo-enzymatic process consisting of a novel solvent blend and an ultrastable carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzyme. The solvent blend included an amino acid ionic liquid and a tertiary amine and displayed a good compromise between enzyme compatibility, absorption rate, capacity and desorption potential. In addition, LTU generated ultrastable enzyme mutants that showed 50% increased resistance to selected flue gas inhibitors compared to the original CA. This 3-component CO2 capture process was scaled up in a pilot rig, and the set-up further used for real off gas pre-treatment in the project.

Two unique pilots for biotechnological CO2 Conversion/Utilization
The biotechnological conversion of (captured) CO2 and the co-substrate hydrogen by microorganisms poses technical and economic challenges because it takes place in the liquid phase and the substrates are gases which are poorly soluble. The BioRECO2VER project investigated two approaches to address this: fermentation under elevated pressure and bio-electrochemistry with in situ production of hydrogen.

Pressurized fermenter
Project coordinator VITO designed a flexible and multifunctional high-pressure fermenter, customized for research activities with advanced online sensors, monitoring and control, and also including a membrane filtration unit to achieve high concentrations of the microbial biocatalysts. The set-up was broadly tested in the BioRECO2VER project both with pure CO2 and CO2-rich off-gases but can also be used for investigations involving other poorly soluble gases, such as methane, oxygen, or synthesis gas. Pressures up to 10 bar can be applied.

First solely CO2-based bio-electrochemical platform
University of Girona designed and tested a bio-electrochemical platform. The key differentiators of the pilot plant are:

  • Two parallel lines to test engineered strains and bio-electrochemical systems
  • Fully automated pilot plant capable to control key operational parameters (pCO2, pO2, pH2, pH, Temperature) to intensify the process performance
  • Solid-liquid separation unit (membrane) to recover the planktonic cells and return them into the bio-electrochemical systems.

This unique infrastructure will be used beyond the project to support further research and development activities in the broad area of CO2 capture and conversion.

Source:

nova-Institut GmbH

19.01.2022

EFI Connect Conference highlights new Digital Print Innovations

During the 22nd annual Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting digital print innovations, that give print businesses more capability and profit potential in a range of market applications. Display graphics inkjet offerings at Connect from the company’s leading-edge product portfolio include the new EFI™ Pro 30h production printer. Plus, Connect features the first-ever live demonstration of the new EFI Fiery® FS500 Pro digital front end (DFE) – the most-advanced print server in EFI’s 30+ year history – and the debut of the EFI Fiery Impress™ DFE, a scalable, flexible server and colour management solution for inkjet label and packaging applications as well as for inline manufacturing lines that need variable print.
                                               
EFI Connect has more than 130 break-out sessions presenting the latest tips and trends across all the industry segments EFI supports. This includes sessions addressing the growing analogue-to-digital transformation opportunities using EFI’s industrial Corrugated & Packaging, Textile, and Building Materials/Décor solutions.

During the 22nd annual Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting digital print innovations, that give print businesses more capability and profit potential in a range of market applications. Display graphics inkjet offerings at Connect from the company’s leading-edge product portfolio include the new EFI™ Pro 30h production printer. Plus, Connect features the first-ever live demonstration of the new EFI Fiery® FS500 Pro digital front end (DFE) – the most-advanced print server in EFI’s 30+ year history – and the debut of the EFI Fiery Impress™ DFE, a scalable, flexible server and colour management solution for inkjet label and packaging applications as well as for inline manufacturing lines that need variable print.
                                               
EFI Connect has more than 130 break-out sessions presenting the latest tips and trends across all the industry segments EFI supports. This includes sessions addressing the growing analogue-to-digital transformation opportunities using EFI’s industrial Corrugated & Packaging, Textile, and Building Materials/Décor solutions.
 
EFI Connect also marks the debut of an innovative prepress product for display graphics businesses, EFI Fiery Prep-it™ software for the preparation, layout, and automated production of print-for-cut jobs. Designed to address productivity needs amid continued labour shortages, this powerful and cost-saving true-shape nesting solution reduces the time needed to nest complex objects for wide-format printing by up to 90%. Compared with competing products, Fiery Prep-it software also reduces media usage by 10% or more, helping to alleviate media supply constraints. With the media savings it generates, this affordable, effective software can pay for itself in four months or less, helping print shops become more competitive.

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
Source:

Tata Communications / Harvard Engage! Communications

(c) nova-Institut GmbH
19.01.2022

International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022 presents final program

The final program will provide valuable information on the various use-opportunities for cellulosic fibres through a policy overview, a special session on sustainability, recycling and alternative feedstocks, as well as the latest developments in pulp, cellulosic fibres and yarns. In addition, examples of non-wovens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.

You can expect to see the “Top 6” candidates of the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022” in Cologne. For the second time, the innovation award will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for developing new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition. The Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022 Award will be voted for by conference delegates as well as online participants on the afternoon of 2 February.

The final program will provide valuable information on the various use-opportunities for cellulosic fibres through a policy overview, a special session on sustainability, recycling and alternative feedstocks, as well as the latest developments in pulp, cellulosic fibres and yarns. In addition, examples of non-wovens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.

You can expect to see the “Top 6” candidates of the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022” in Cologne. For the second time, the innovation award will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for developing new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition. The Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022 Award will be voted for by conference delegates as well as online participants on the afternoon of 2 February.

The internationality of this Cellulose Fibres gathering is reflected in its colourful line-up of international speakers. 42 speakers from 12 countries will demonstrate the differences in regional development paths and their transferability to other areas.

You can view the final program here.

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
19.01.2022

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles returns in August 2022

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is scheduled to hold its 28th edition at the National Exhibition and Convention Center from 15 – 17 August 2022. This leading international trade fair in Asia for home and contract textiles will continue to provide an essential business platform for the industry to meet global sourcing demands. Suppliers can now apply for a booth with an early-bird discount to showcase their trending products.
 

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is scheduled to hold its 28th edition at the National Exhibition and Convention Center from 15 – 17 August 2022. This leading international trade fair in Asia for home and contract textiles will continue to provide an essential business platform for the industry to meet global sourcing demands. Suppliers can now apply for a booth with an early-bird discount to showcase their trending products.
 

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd commented: “We were pleased that both the Spring & Autumn editions could go ahead in 2021 to provide a strong platform for exhibitors and buyers to do business and network in person during these challenging times. To allow for global participation in the show, we will continue to offer value-adding digital solutions in the coming Autumn Edition to help international participants to stay connected with their Chinese business counterparts and open up new possibilities into the growing Chinese market. Interactive webinars, live streaming product presentations, plus the featured Online Business Matching platform, will all be featured again in the hybrid fair, along with a variety of concurrent onsite events for in-person visitors.”

The August fair is preceded by the Spring Edition which will be held from 14 – 16 April. It will take place concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo, CHIC and PH Value at the same venue.

A place for the entire home textile industry to connect
The 2021 Autumn Edition welcomed 20,106 trade buyers from 41 countries & regions and 749 exhibitors from 10 countries & regions during the three-day fair. The show also saw the return of the Belgium Pavilion, where it once again introduced a selection of high-end and premium products in its 10th consecutive year of participation.

In order to allow buyers to benefit from a time-saving and effortless sourcing experience, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2022 will once again serve as a hub for an array of home textile product categories, including:

  • Bedding, Bath, Kitchen & Table
  • Upholstery & Sofa Fabrics
  • Curtains & Curtain Fabrics
  • Carpets & Rugs
  • Wall
  • Design & Technics
  • Whole Home
  • Editors
  • Contract Business
Source:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

(c) Checkpoint Systems
18.01.2022

Checkpoint Systems: Retourenmanagement im Einzelhandel

Weihnachten ist die Zeit des Gebens – und der Januar traditionell der Monat des Zurückgebens. Ob der zu große Pullover oder das T-Shirt in einer Farbe, die man seit Jahren nicht mehr getragen hat: Das im Januar traditionell erhöhte Retourenaufkommen stellt Einzelhändler jährlich vor Herausforderungen. Mit Omnichannel-Lösungen und dem R-Turn-Tag von Checkpoint Systems können Einzelhändler ihr Retourenmanagement verbessern und betrügerische Retourenversuche reduzieren.

Weihnachten ist die Zeit des Gebens – und der Januar traditionell der Monat des Zurückgebens. Ob der zu große Pullover oder das T-Shirt in einer Farbe, die man seit Jahren nicht mehr getragen hat: Das im Januar traditionell erhöhte Retourenaufkommen stellt Einzelhändler jährlich vor Herausforderungen. Mit Omnichannel-Lösungen und dem R-Turn-Tag von Checkpoint Systems können Einzelhändler ihr Retourenmanagement verbessern und betrügerische Retourenversuche reduzieren.

Produktrückgaben sind kein neues Phänomen. Sie sind ein unausweichlicher Aspekt des Verkaufs von Waren. Eine klare und faire Rückgabepolitik ist nicht nur gesetzlich vorgeschrieben, sondern trägt auch wesentlich zu einem kundenfreundlichen Einkaufserlebnis bei. Da jedoch die Online-Verkäufe allgemein und auch pandemiebedingt in die Höhe schnellen, fungieren die physischen Geschäfte zunehmend als Sortierzentren für Rücksendungen. Im ersten Pandemiejahr 2020 wurden im Online-Weihnachtsgeschäft 1,1 Billionen Dollar weltweit umgesetzt. [1] Für 2021 liegen noch keine Zahlen vor, der Verdacht liegt jedoch nahe, dass die Zahlen weiter gestiegen sind. Nach Angaben des Beratungsunternehmens Invesp werden mindestens 30 % aller online bestellten Produkte zurückgegeben, im Vergleich zu 8,89 % bei Käufen in stationären Geschäften. [2] Dies führt zu Kostenproblemen und zusätzlicher Komplexität für die Einzelhändler.

Sobald ein Artikel zurückgegeben wird, wird er nicht einfach wieder ausgestellt. Jeden Tag treten Tausende von Artikeln ihre kostspielige Reise zwischen Verarbeitungszentren und Lagerhäusern an, wo sie gereinigt, neu verpackt und für neue Besitzer vorbereitet werden. Das ist zum einen zeitaufwendig, zum anderen stellt es Einzelhändler auch bezüglich der Bestandsübersicht vor Herausforderungen. Und wenn der Artikel dann wieder in die Läden kommt, sind die Produkte oft nicht mehr in der Saison und müssen mit einem Preisnachlass verkauft werden.

Effiziente Verwaltung von Retouren durch RFID
Wie kann dieser Rückgabeprozess effizienter gehandhabt werden? Wie kann die Bestandsübersicht aktuell gehalten werden und wie wird sichergestellt, dass die Artikel so schnell wie möglich wieder verkauft werden, bevor sie aus der Mode kommen?

Der Schlüssel für eine effiziente Retourenverwaltung liegt in der RFID-Technologie. Gerade im Januar mit seinem erhöhten Retourenaufkommen sparen Einzelhändler durch den Einsatz von RFID wertvolle Zeit, da durch das Einscannen der Produkte gleichzeitig der Bestand aktualisiert wird. Einzelhändler können so sicher sein, jederzeit einen Bestandsüberblick in Echtzeit zu haben und wissen jederzeit, welche Ware sich aktuell wo befindet – im Geschäft, im Lager oder im Versandzentrum. Das spart personlaufwendige händische Inventurzählungen und sorgt dafür, dass die Artikel schneller wieder auf die Fläche zurückgelangen – und dort wieder verkauft werden können.

Wardrobing: Betrügerische Rückgaben reduzieren
Seit einigen Jahren leiden Einzelhändler unter einem besonderen Rückgabephänomen: Wardrobing. Kunden kaufen Kleidung, Schuhe und andere Artikel mit der Absicht, sie zu bestimmten Anlässen zu nutzen oder zu tragen und sie anschließend wieder an den Einzelhändler zurückzugeben. Gerade für Weihnachten oder Silvester wünscht sich der eine oder andere ein besonderes Outfit – und gibt dies im Januar als ungetragen zurück. Wardrobing wird von 85 % der Einzelhändler bestätigt [3] und sie geben zu, dass betrügerische Rücksendungen „erhebliche“ oder „sehr erhebliche“ Auswirkungen auf ihr Geschäft haben. Wie können Einzelhändler mit solch betrügerischen Retouren umgehen und deren Zahl verringern?

Die Lösung ist der R-Turn-Tag von Checkpoint Systems. Dieses Etikett verhindert wirksam, dass Kunden Waren kaufen, benutzen und gegen volle Rückerstattung zurückgeben, ohne ehrliche Kunden zu beeinträchtigen. Denn der Tag ist so am Kleidungsstück platziert, dass er beim Tragen jederzeit sichtbar wäre und wirkt so visuell abschreckend auf potenzielle Wardrober. Die Kunden können den Tag zu Hause mit ein paar einfachen Handgriffen sicher entfernen, da sie dank des innovativen Verriegelungsmechanismus nie mit dem Pin des Tags in Berührung kommen. Einmal entfernt, kann er jedoch nicht wieder angebracht werden und kennzeichnet das Kleidungsstück daher als getragen.

Das Etikett kann an jeder beliebigen Stelle des Kleidungsstücks, auch am Saum, angebracht werden. Einzelhändler können den Tag an der Quelle anbringen, um eine präzise Platzierung zu gewährleisten, oder im Geschäft, indem sie eine vertikale Anbringung verwenden, die den Stoff nicht beschädigt oder markiert. Die Personalisierung des R-Turn-Tags mit Branding, Logo, Farben und/oder Botschaften des Einzelhändlers sorgt für ein ansprechendes Design

 

[1] https://www.salesforce.com/news/press-releases/2021/01/12/all-wrapped-up/
[2] https://www.invespcro.com/blog/ecommerce-product-return-rate-statistics/
[3] https://theloadstar.com/retailers-hit-for-added-transport-costs-as-wardrobing-becomes-the-fashion/  

Source:

Checkpoint Systems GmbH / Carta GmbH

(c) SHIMA SEIKI
18.01.2022

SHIMA SEIKI opens Online Store for APEXFiz™ Subscriptions

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan announces the opening of its new “SHIMA eStore” online shopping site for purchasing subscriptions to its APEXFiz™ design software. Users can access the SHIMA eStore to purchase and download entry-level APEXFiz™ Design Jr. subscription software, or sign up for a free 30-day trial.

SHIMA SEIKI’s APEXFiz™ subscription-based design software has been on sale since March 2021 as the latest addition to its proven SDS®-ONE APEX series design system lineup. Whereas previous APEX-series design systems were offered as an all-in-one proprietary hardware/software package, APEXFiz™ is available as subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers’ individual computers. Maintaining proven functions that have made the APEX series so popular with fashion designers, with APEXFiz™ those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments of the “new normal,” including teleworking and telecommuting.

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan announces the opening of its new “SHIMA eStore” online shopping site for purchasing subscriptions to its APEXFiz™ design software. Users can access the SHIMA eStore to purchase and download entry-level APEXFiz™ Design Jr. subscription software, or sign up for a free 30-day trial.

SHIMA SEIKI’s APEXFiz™ subscription-based design software has been on sale since March 2021 as the latest addition to its proven SDS®-ONE APEX series design system lineup. Whereas previous APEX-series design systems were offered as an all-in-one proprietary hardware/software package, APEXFiz™ is available as subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers’ individual computers. Maintaining proven functions that have made the APEX series so popular with fashion designers, with APEXFiz™ those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments of the “new normal,” including teleworking and telecommuting.

APEXFiz™ offers the latest fashion tech for supporting the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colorway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling. Virtual samples are a digitized version of sample making that allows visual confirmation of garment designs without the need for producing physical prototypes, reducing time, cost and material that are otherwise wasted. APEXFiz™ thereby helps to realize sustainability while digitally transforming the fashion supply chain.

APEXFiz™ is available in 5 different software variations from APEXFiz™ Design Jr. to APEXFiz™ Design Pro that can be selected according to each customer's needs. APEXFiz™ Design Jr., sold at the SHIMA eStore, is entry-level software that specializes in the design and simulation of woven and flat knitted fabrics for supporting virtual sampling. Fabric simulations are available in different formats to be used together with 3D virtual sampling software besides APEXFiz™, allowing continued use of software already used by customers while enhancing the realism of digital prototypes created on them.

Source:

SHIMA SEIKI

18.01.2022

EURATEX: BREXIT has been a “lose-lose” deal for the textile industry

Latest trade data (January-September 2021) show a dramatic drop of imports and exports of textile goods between the EU and UK, with significant losses for companies on both sides. The situation is likely to get worse, as the full customs regime between UK and EU has entered into force on 1 January 2022. EURATEX calls on the European Union and the United Kingdom to effectively cooperate to remove the issues in the EU-UK Trade agreement that prevent smooth trade flows.  

Latest trade data (January-September 2021) show a dramatic drop of imports and exports of textile goods between the EU and UK, with significant losses for companies on both sides. The situation is likely to get worse, as the full customs regime between UK and EU has entered into force on 1 January 2022. EURATEX calls on the European Union and the United Kingdom to effectively cooperate to remove the issues in the EU-UK Trade agreement that prevent smooth trade flows.  

All the sectors have been already suffering a significant loss in the past year and textiles has been no exception. Compared to the same period in 2020, between January and September the EU recorded a dramatic fall in imports (-44%, corresponding to almost € 2 billion) and in exports (-22%, corresponding to € 1.6 billion). The data show that the most impacted EU countries on the export side are Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany while on the import side the most impacted countries are Germany, Ireland and France. Among the T&C sectors, clothing articles are facing the most severe drop in both imports and exports, corresponding to a total trade loss of more than € 3.4 billion over the 9 months period. Despite these alarming figures, the UK continues to be the most important export market for EU textiles and clothing.

Concerning the impact on the UK textiles sector, in May 2021 the UK Fashion and Textile Association’s (UKFT) surveyed 138 businesses, including leading UK fashion brands, UK textile manufacturers, wholesalers, fashion agencies, garment manufacturers and retailers.

The results of the survey showed that:

  • 71% currently rely on imports from the EU
  • 92% are experiencing increased freight costs  
  • 83% are experiencing increased costs and bureaucracy for customs clearance
  • 53% are experiencing cancelled orders as a result of how the EU-UK agreement is being implemented
  • 41% had been hit by double duties  
  • The vast majority of the surveyed companies declared they are looking to pass the increased costs on to consumer in the next  6-12 months

The above situation is expected to get worse. Since 1 January, full customs controls are being implemented. It means that export and import rules have become stricter: products should already have a valid declaration in place and have received customs clearance. Export from Britain to the EU must now have supplier declarations and the commodities codes changed.  

EURATEX calls on the European Union and the United Kingdom to effectively cooperate to address, solve and remove the issues in the EU-UK Trade agreement that currently prevent smooth trade flows between the two sides of the Channel. It is causing considerable losses for textile companies both in the EU as well as in the UK. 

 

More information:
Euratex textile industry Brexit
Source:

EURATEX

18.01.2022

Indorama Ventures’ Hygiene Division achieves ISCC Plus Certification

The Hygiene Division of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is pleased to announce that two of its manufacturing sites have achieved International Sustainability Carbon Certification Plus Certification.

FiberVisions’ Varde site in Denmark, a polypropylene fiber producer, and Avgol’s Uzlovaya site in Russia, a spunlaid nonwovens producer, satisfied audits related to traceability and the reasonable use of biomaterials.

Shachar Rachim, CEO, IVL Hygiene Division, part of IVL’s Fibers business segment, said: “This accreditation underscores our commitment to support our customers to achieve their carbon dioxide reduction targets through using carbon neutral fibers. The certification is assurance that our nonwoven fabrics and fibers meet all the ISCC’s demanding standards for recycled-renewable materials. Our certified facilities can trace the product’s composition through the supply chain, without needing to requalify the materials.”

The Hygiene Division of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is pleased to announce that two of its manufacturing sites have achieved International Sustainability Carbon Certification Plus Certification.

FiberVisions’ Varde site in Denmark, a polypropylene fiber producer, and Avgol’s Uzlovaya site in Russia, a spunlaid nonwovens producer, satisfied audits related to traceability and the reasonable use of biomaterials.

Shachar Rachim, CEO, IVL Hygiene Division, part of IVL’s Fibers business segment, said: “This accreditation underscores our commitment to support our customers to achieve their carbon dioxide reduction targets through using carbon neutral fibers. The certification is assurance that our nonwoven fabrics and fibers meet all the ISCC’s demanding standards for recycled-renewable materials. Our certified facilities can trace the product’s composition through the supply chain, without needing to requalify the materials.”

IVL expects that the ISCC Plus certification of these two sites will be followed by similar certifications at other manufacturing plants. A broad portfolio of technologies is being developed to address how component materials interact with the environment to improve recyclability, reduce raw material consumption, and minimize the impact of fugitive wastes.

Source:

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

17.01.2022

Heimtextil Summer Special 2022

  • Sommerausgabe einmalig vom 21. – 24. Juni 2022

Die Heimtextil findet 2022 einmalig als Summer Special parallel zum Messeduo Techtextil und Texprocess statt. Die Entscheidung für die Sommerausgabe sei die Antwort auf das eindeutige Votum der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche, die sich noch in diesem Jahr einen Re-Start für persönliche Geschäftsbegegnungen wünsche, so die Messeveranstalter. Aussteller und Einkäufer*innen profitierten von wertvollen Synergieeffekten zwischen den drei internationalen Messeformaten.

  • Sommerausgabe einmalig vom 21. – 24. Juni 2022

Die Heimtextil findet 2022 einmalig als Summer Special parallel zum Messeduo Techtextil und Texprocess statt. Die Entscheidung für die Sommerausgabe sei die Antwort auf das eindeutige Votum der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche, die sich noch in diesem Jahr einen Re-Start für persönliche Geschäftsbegegnungen wünsche, so die Messeveranstalter. Aussteller und Einkäufer*innen profitierten von wertvollen Synergieeffekten zwischen den drei internationalen Messeformaten.

More information:
Heimtextil Techtextil Texprocess
Source:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

17.01.2022

Frankfurt Fashion Week eröffnet: Zahlreiche Events in der City

„Jetzt ist Frankfurt wieder die Modehauptstadt Deutschlands“, freut sich Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann. „Denn die Frankfurt Fashion Week startet heute mit einer fünftägigen Event-Reihe. Fashion-Shows, Diskussionsforen und Ausstellungen – Branchenführer*innen, Modeschöpfer*innen und Fashioninteressierte kommen bis einschließlich Freitag bei zahlreichen Events in der City zusammen, um sich auszutauschen, zu netzwerken und Zukunftsvisionen zu teilen.“

Erstmals physische Events und Live-Streaming
Das Programm der FFW wird im coronakonformen und limiterten Umfang in der Stadt sowie online ausgetragen. Zu den Programm-Highlights zählt die Neonyt Installation im Danzig am Platz, die am Dienstag ab 17.30 Uhr kuratierte Looks nachhaltiger Brands zeigt und live im FFW Studio übertragen wird. Geladene Gäste erleben Einblicke in die neuen Kollektionen und tauschen sich zum Thema Fair Fashion aus. Key Topics der Installation: Circularity, Social, Water und Air.

„Jetzt ist Frankfurt wieder die Modehauptstadt Deutschlands“, freut sich Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann. „Denn die Frankfurt Fashion Week startet heute mit einer fünftägigen Event-Reihe. Fashion-Shows, Diskussionsforen und Ausstellungen – Branchenführer*innen, Modeschöpfer*innen und Fashioninteressierte kommen bis einschließlich Freitag bei zahlreichen Events in der City zusammen, um sich auszutauschen, zu netzwerken und Zukunftsvisionen zu teilen.“

Erstmals physische Events und Live-Streaming
Das Programm der FFW wird im coronakonformen und limiterten Umfang in der Stadt sowie online ausgetragen. Zu den Programm-Highlights zählt die Neonyt Installation im Danzig am Platz, die am Dienstag ab 17.30 Uhr kuratierte Looks nachhaltiger Brands zeigt und live im FFW Studio übertragen wird. Geladene Gäste erleben Einblicke in die neuen Kollektionen und tauschen sich zum Thema Fair Fashion aus. Key Topics der Installation: Circularity, Social, Water und Air.

Direkt danach geht es im Programm mit der Frankfurt Stage Fashion Show weiter – einer kollektiven Fashion Show von Susumu Ai und anderen Mitglieder*innen des Fashion Councils Germany. Die Show wird ebenfalls live im FFW Studio übertragen. Am Dienstag präsentiert zudem die TextilWirtschaft, die führende Fachzeitschrift für Textilien und Mode, ihre TW Trend-Info Womens- & Menswear und zeigt damit die Neuheiten zur kommenden Saison auf – ebenfalls live im FFW Studio. Am Mittwoch diskutieren hochkarätige Gäste auf der Fashionsustain Frankfurt City Edition, einem Ableger des internationalen Neonyt Konferenzformats. Die Fashionsustain ist im Danzig am Platz zu Gast und wird live im FFW Studio übertragen. Von 11 bis 14 Uhr werden Themen wie Textilsiegel, Recycling, Nachhaltigkeitswissen für den Handel, Belebung von Innenstädten sowie die Kluft zwischen Wunsch nach Nachhaltigkeit und tatsächlichem Konsumverhalten (Attitude-Behaviour-Gap) beleuchtet.

Digitale Impulse
On-demand, zentral, zeitgemäß: Auch in der Wintersaison wartet die Frankfurt Fashion Week wieder mit einem digitalen Space für alle Modeenthusiast*innen auf – dem FFW Studio. Das Programm wird gemeinsam mit Partner*innen aus der Politik, Handel, Industrie und Medien entwickelt und richtet sich mit exklusiven Inhalten zu den Leitmotiven Sustainability und Digitisation an alle, die gemeinsam an der Transformation der Branche mitwirken wollen. Unter anderem mit dabei sind Republiqe, die Pioniere im Bereich der Digital Fashion, das Digital Fashion Design-Studio 3mbassy aus Köln, Verstiare Collective, der Online Secondhandshop für Luxusmode, Nachwuchsdesigner wie Alisa Menkhaus und ihre Brand Susumu Ai und fair Fashion Brands wie Broken Planet Market aus Großbritannien.

Zahlreiche Official Side Events in der City
Weitere Höhepunkte der FFW im Januar: die Events in der City, organisiert von Frankfurter Kreativen und Modeschaffenden. Die ganze Woche über – und noch darüber hinaus – werden Veranstaltungen zu den Themen Fashion, Arts and Culture organisiert. Im Rahmen der AAAREA Eventreihe gibt es Fotoausstellungen in der gesamten Stadt – von Nachwuchsfotograf*innen ebenso wie von Starfotografen wie dem Frankfurter Helmut Fricke. Im Polestar-Space präsentiert Christine Fehrenbach nachhaltige Modelabels aus Hessen und organisiert Talks und Diskussionsrunden.

Außerdem finden offizielle Side Events in ganz Frankfurt statt. Darunter: Runwayshows und Paneltalks im Sofitel Frankfurt Opera, organisiert von der Frankfurt Fashion Lounge, Nachhaltigkeits-Ausstellungen in Bockenheimer Stores, Fashion Talk des lokalen Designers Samuel Gärtner und Podiumsdiskussionen mit Handel und Industrie im Haus am Dom.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt GmbH

(c) Andreas Endermann
v.l. Theresa Winkels (Amtsleiterin Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf), Dr. Michael Rauterkus (Wirtschaftsdezernent), Angelika Firnrohr (Geschäftsführerin Fashion Net Düsseldorf e.V.)
14.01.2022

Düsseldorf Fashion Days findet vom 26. Januar bis zum 02. Februar 2022 statt

In enger Abstimmung mit dem verantwortlichen Ordnungsamt erarbeitet, können die Düsseldorf Fashion Days vom 26. Januar bis zum 02. Februar 2022 unter Einhaltung der 3G-Regeln stattfinden. Die traditionelle Order und Kollektionssichtung der Fall/Winter-Mode 2023 kann durch die Vergabe von Einzelterminen sowie strenger Hygiene-Auflagen und starker Entzerrung umgesetzt werden.

In über 600 Showrooms platzieren Einkäufer:innen aus ganz Deutschland ihre Order. Die erwartete Frequenz ist niedriger als im Sommer, dennoch schätzt die Branche nach wie vor die Verlässlichkeit des Orderstandortes Düsseldorf sowie den persönlichen Austausch vor Ort. Dabei obliegt es jedem Showroom selbst, das Sicherheitskonzept auf 2G bzw. um 2G+ zu erweitern. Alle etablierten Networking-Formate wie die DFD Lounge entfallen.

In enger Abstimmung mit dem verantwortlichen Ordnungsamt erarbeitet, können die Düsseldorf Fashion Days vom 26. Januar bis zum 02. Februar 2022 unter Einhaltung der 3G-Regeln stattfinden. Die traditionelle Order und Kollektionssichtung der Fall/Winter-Mode 2023 kann durch die Vergabe von Einzelterminen sowie strenger Hygiene-Auflagen und starker Entzerrung umgesetzt werden.

In über 600 Showrooms platzieren Einkäufer:innen aus ganz Deutschland ihre Order. Die erwartete Frequenz ist niedriger als im Sommer, dennoch schätzt die Branche nach wie vor die Verlässlichkeit des Orderstandortes Düsseldorf sowie den persönlichen Austausch vor Ort. Dabei obliegt es jedem Showroom selbst, das Sicherheitskonzept auf 2G bzw. um 2G+ zu erweitern. Alle etablierten Networking-Formate wie die DFD Lounge entfallen.

Kontinuität, selbst in turbulenten Zeiten
Dass die Düsseldorf Fashion Days stattfinden können, ist ein wichtiges Signal für das gesamte Ressort Mode und unterstreicht die Relevanz des Standortes, auch unter den Umständen der Pandemie, sagt Theresa Winkels, Amtsleiterin der Wirtschaftsförderung Düsseldorf. „Im vergangenen Sommer ließen sich das Fashion-Business sowie branchenübergreifende neue Formate unter dem Dachbegriff DFD perfekt vereinen. Diese positive Entwicklung fokussieren wir von städtischer Seite auch weiterhin und setzen auf perspektivische Weiterentwicklung der ansässigen Modewirtschaft.“

Fashion, Zeitgeist, Düsseldorf: DFD begeistert mit zweiter Magazin Ausgabe
Zum Auftakt der diesjährigen Düsseldorf Fashion Days erscheint am 14. Januar 2022 das zweite DFD Magazin. Mit der ersten Ausgabe, die im Juli 2021 veröffentlicht wurde, konnte bereits ein absolutes Erfolgsformat etabliert werden, das nun seine Fortsetzung feiert. Neben einem sorgfältig kuratierten Themen-Mix aus Experten-Interviews, Trendreportings sowie Ausgeh- und Insider-Tipps der Düsseldorfer Kreativszene, erhalten Fachpublikum sowie Fashion-Begeisterte auf rund 30 Seiten exklusive Einblicke in ein zukunftsorientiertes Ordergeschehen. Das DFD Magazin präsentiert die Rheinmetropole authentisch, nahbar und informativ und fungiert als strategisch wichtiges Tool für die nationale Wahrnehmung des Modestandorts Düsseldorf.

Polestar als exklusiver DFD Shuttle-Partner
Mit E-Power durch die Düsseldorf Fashion Days: Vom Medienhafen über das Areal Böhler, der Kaiserswerther Straße oder der Derendorfer Allee bis hin zum Karl-Arnold-Platz – die Fashion Net Shuttles fahren von Freitag, 28. bis Montag, 31. Januar 2022, täglich von 9:00 bis 19:00 Uhr, alle relevanten Order-Hotspots an. Bereits zum zweiten Mal – und nun ganz exklusiv – ist Polestar offizieller Partner der DFD und steht für Elektromobilität, Nachhaltigkeit und Eleganz.

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