Textile Technology section
TRENDBOOK Technical Textiles – The Textile World 2030
In order to be able to make reliable business decisions and assess development projects with confidence, carefully researched market data and clear trend statements from experts are of central importance for the industry. This is why we - the trade journal TECHNICAL TEXTILES/TECHNISCHE TEXTILIEN – published a completely new, comprehensively and in detail researched, multi-part workbook for the first time in 2011. The 6th edition 2020/2021 of the TRENDBOOK Technical Textiles is entitled The Textile World 2030 and is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The 4 selected key themes are Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption & Production and Climate Action. Each of these SDG was examined from the aspects directly relevant to the industry: technology, demography, key figures and investors & markets. Comprehensive analyses and assessments by experts were compiled to describe and explain the mega-trend in question, after which textile technologists were brought in to discuss specific application examples for fibers, nonwovens, finishing and technical textiles. Furthermore, the influence of the pandemic on the individual development areas was reflected as far as possible.
In addition, a European market overview with detailed company data is included on around 130 pages. It is divided into the areas of fibers/chemicals/textile auxiliaries, textile machinery and technical textiles.
Trial read here: https://www.techtextrends.com/epaper/ttto/104/epaper/5424/index.html
Archroma: 20% price increase for fluorochemical range
The producer of dyes and specialty chemicals Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has announced an increase of up to 20% in the selling prices of its Nuva N and Fluowet fluorocarbon polymers.
Fluorocarbon polymers are typically used in essential applications where a water and/or oil barrier is needed, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals, or other technical textiles.
The price increase has become necessary to support the increasing regulatory and other costs, as well as ongoing investments. It will be effective, in all regions and markets, for all new orders and as contracts allow.
Elevate: 2020 Sustainability Report shows progress on UN initiatives
The provider of advanced textile solutions, Elevate Textiles Inc., Greensboro, NC/USA, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report. The report serves as the first corporate report for Elevate and the 10th annual report to include the manufacturer of sewing and embroidery threads and technical textiles, American & Efrid LLC (A&E), Mt. Holly, NC/USA, as a brand.
Within the report, Elevate outlines progress towards its 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on sustainably sourced fibers, reduced water consumption and reduction in greenhouse gases. As the first annual Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate, 2020’s report shares the company’s performance against goals outlined within its environmental program, the Ten Threads of Sustainability.
Progress and achievements in the report include:
• 7.7% reduction of absolute greenhouse gas from 2016-2019
• 7.5% reduction of absolute global water consumption since 2016
• increased water recycling by 65% since 2016
The report emphasizes the company’s commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals, and to contributing towards many other efforts including the ZDHC Program.
CinteTechtextil China: 1st annual edition to be held in June 2021
Beginning from 2021, Cinte Techtextil China will be held annually rather than biennially. Following on from a successful 14th edition in September 2020, Asia’s leading event for the entire technical textiles and nonwovens industry will run from June 13-15, 2021 in Shanghai/China.
The recently completed 2020 edition attracted 409 exhibitors and 15,326 visits.
Explaining the rationale behind the change to an annual fair, Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.: “We have been in discussions with our exhibitors, buyers and other stakeholders for some time now about the fair becoming an annual event, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Especially as the trends, technologies and applications in the industry are changing at an increasing pace in China, it’s important for the sector to have a more frequent platform to explore these. We are anticipating strong participation in 2021.”
Cinte Techtextil China’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span the full range of potential uses of modern textile technologies. These categories also span the entire industry, from upstream equipment and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions.
The 2021 fair will be held concurrently with the textile machinery fair ITMA ASIA + CITME, which takes place from June 12-16, 2021.
For further information: www.techtextilchina.com.