settembre, 2011

AN INSIGHT INTO STONE ISLAND

AN INSIGHT INTO STONE ISLAND

Carlo Rivetti opens the doors of the headquarters of Sportswear Company in Ravarino, where his brand Stone Island is thought and takes...

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Into the heart of the machine

A visit to the Oerlikon’s Virtual Showroom in Hall 2 is well worth making for a complete overview of the extrusion spinning process. The company’s extraordinary 3D graphics can take you right into the heart of the machine, for views it’s not even possible to achieve with the actual machine. With a 65% market share, Oerlikon Neumag is the leading global supplier of systems for BCF carpet...

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Olé to the new rag and bone men!

I’m old enough to remember the ‘rag and bone men’. In the north of England, they used to scour the streets on their horse and carts in search of old clothes. This was in the 1970s, when that region still had a very vital textile industry. As a kid I was happy to trade my family’s old cast-offs for a balloon. Now the rag and bone men are back, and in fact, can be considered ‘eco...

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Software, automation and savings

Savings in energy, water and waste – this is clearly the key theme of ITMA 2011 here in Barcelona. The BLUecoMPETENCE initiative by the textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, for example, is all about ecological design and energy efficiency, and one company responding to it in a big way is Trützschler. The new Trützschler Nonwovens Streamliner drum dryer, for example, achieves much...

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Festival, football and ITMA

How does anyone ever get anything done here in Barcelona – especially at the weekend? Normal rules such as when to go to bed don’t seem to apply and there is always so much to do and see – especially with this ITMA coinciding with the weekend’s Festa de La Mercé, in honour of the city’s patron saint. Last night – along with around 70,000 other fans – I was privileged to see the...

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Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italy is having a massive presence at the ITMA 2011 trade show, with 320 companies from the textile machinery sector exhibiting in Spain. The overall exhibition space occupied by Italian machinery manufacturers exceeds 20,000 sq m, roughly one third of the total available surface area. “The massive presence of Italian companies here in Barcelona bears witness to the vitality of our sector...

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Doing the maths on nonwovens

In an interesting presentation at today’s Research and Education platform, Dr Simone Gramsch of the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Mathematics spoke of her work on the optimisation of needlepunched nonwovens. Using advanced algorithms, she and her team have developed software to calculate the ultimate positioning of needles in a needle board, based on a whole range of influential...

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Round table talks up green prospects

Perhaps you wouldn’t expect the director of materials research from US outdoor brand Patagonia to be scouring the weaving hall (Hall 4) for new engineering advances? Surely that should be left to his textile suppliers? But wait a minute, here he is at ITMA talking to around 200 delegates at a round-table discussion on sustainability organised with the help of Textile Exchange. He revealed...

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Responding to the big issue

As Kofi Annan and industry leaders are providing their views on the bigger issues facing the global textile industry at the 1st World Textiles Summit today, final preparations for the opening of the show tomorrow are preoccupying some 1,350 ITMA 2011 exhibitors. Former world diplomat Mr Annan, of course, is now an advocate for sustainable business practice, which at this year’s 60th anniversary...

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Flainox’s YouTube Channel

Flainox’s YouTube Channel

We are pleased to announce that we’ve now opened our own YouTube Channel as well. Over the years we’ve collected some quite nice video material that we can now share with you. Right now, only a few video clips are available. We’ve already added a few video clips to some of our pages, and we will post new material as and when it becomes available. Click the following link to...

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Emissions trading

Preparations for the transition to the single registry of the EU Emissions Trading System have reached their final stages. Software testing is in progress and trial runs of essential aspects of the migration to the Union registry have started. The Commission is working closely with the Member States and is committed to a smooth transition for registry account holders. More information and the...

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Leader Flainox will be at ITMA

Founded in 1968, Flainox has been operating in the dyeing/finishing plant and machinery construction sector. Flainox will be presents at ITMA, Barcelona from Sept. 22 to 29, 2011 – Hall 4 stand H 4 B-132. NRG: Rotary machine at three compartments for dyeing and high speed centrifuging of garments, socks, hosiery and seamless. Since January 2010 “NRG” has been obtained the certification...

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If Life in the Ocean Perishes…

If Life in the Ocean Perishes…

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with our planet’s five mass extinctions, those rare events when three-quarters of the planet’s species vanish in a geological heartbeat. The one that comes most readily to mind is the most recent, the Cretaceous, which ended 65 million years ago and took out the dinosaurs. But there were four before that–the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, and Triassic–that...

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Using suppliers pouring toxic chemicals

Some of the world’s most famous clothing brands, including Nike, Adidas Puma, and H&M are using suppliers that pour toxic chemicals into China’s rivers, the environmental pressure group Greenpeace has claimed. In a year-long investigation, undercover activists collected water samples from discharge pipes at factories belonging to two of China’s largest textile manufacturers...

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Tintura in capo NRG Universal

Tintura in capo a basso impatto ambientale Grazie all’esperienza ormai consolidata nello studio di soluzioni a basso impatto ambientale Flainox ha elaborato la tecnologia per la tintura in capo di NRG Universal. Le emissioni equivalenti di gas a effetto serra della macchina rotativa-centrifugante per tintura capi confezionati, calzini, seamless e collants “NRP-Universal” sono state...

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Textile Exchange adds ‘Detox’ workshop

Barcelona – Textile Exchange has added an additional workshop session to this year’s Sustainable Textiles Conference, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, immediately prior to the ITMA exhibition. Ecotextile News Source:...

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