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Italian Textile Machinery

Italian Textile Machinery

Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers warming for ITMA 2011 The world’s premiere textile machinery trade fair, to be held in Barcelona from the 22nd to 29th of September 2011, will include some 300 Italian exhibitors, making the Italian presence the most numerous among exhibiting countries in Spain. ITMA, the textile machinery industry’s most important global exhibition, is in fact just a...

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ITMA – Barcelona September 2011

ITMA Barcelona is one of the largest textile machinery exhibition in throughout the world. Held at Barcelona International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Spain, the event is aimed towards providing an entrusted podium for displaying latest innovations, products etc. of the respective sector. ITMA, the world’s largest international textile machinery, is recognised as the...

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Blue Carbon Certification

Blue Carbon Certification

Flainox s.r.l. has completed the environmental certification on the emission of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. The study commissioned to REXIZON was conducted in January 2011. It has been calculated the carbon foot print (total absolute emissions) of CO ₂ and GHG produced by the company in 2008, 2009 and 2010 according to ISO 14064-1 and 2 / 2006 and (PAS) 2050:2008. They were...

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Sustainable Textile Industry

Sustainable Textile Industry

Sustainable Textile Industry Measure, Mitigation and Management of the Carbon  Footprint of product, machinery and dyeing process for energy-saving and effluent-reducing. Carbon Footprint The Carbon Footprint is a measure of the relative global amount of carbon dioxide (CO2 in Kgs or tonnes) and other greenhouse gases emitted by a human activity or accumulated over the full life cycle of a...

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Africa’s cotton and textile

Africa’s cotton and textile

The outlook is bright for Africa’s cotton, textile and apparel sector. The industry is undergoing a renaissance fueled by a global demand for cotton, diversification of sourcing and manufacturing locations around the world and an African middle class that is stimulating demand for African-made apparel. To capitalize on these trends, USAID East Africa’s Competitiveness and Trade Expansion...

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How to source sustainably

How to source sustainably

In 2011 companies’ supply chains will gain greater importance, irrespective of the size of businesses involved. The primary driver of this trend is taking recognised measurements for water consumption, waste and greenhouse gas emissions and applying them to a company’s supply chain. But many businesses are finding this tricky for their overseas suppliers as the practical...

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4th International Textile Conference

4th International Textile Conference

The 4th International Textile Conference on New Technology of Dyeing & Finishing Suzhou, China, 28-29 March 2011 Conference Report Organizer: China Textile Engineering Society China Textile & Apparel Journal for Asia on Textile & Apparel Co-organizer: Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC) Delegate NO. OF ATTENDANCE 166 pax 95 business units Delegates’ Job Profile 15% Director /...

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Increase Global Market Share

The outlook is bright for Africa’s cotton, textile and apparel sector. The industry is undergoing a renaissance fueled by a global demand for cotton, diversification of sourcing and manufacturing locations around the world and an African middle class that is stimulating demand for African-made apparel. To capitalize on these trends, USAID East Africa’s Competitiveness and Trade Expansion...

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Textile Conference 28-29 March 2011

4th International Textile Conference on New Technology of Dyeing & Finishing 28-29 March 2011 Flainox will participate to the “4th International Textile Conference on New Technology of Dyeing & Finishing”. This Conference  is a high-end, new-tech conference with international influence in China’s dyeing and finishing industry. The core content is to exchange and highlight...

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Fiber to Fashion 16-18/03/2011

Fiber to Fashion 16-18/03/2011

We will be there! Mauritius : A Platform for Business 16 – 18 March 2011, Mauritius Dates: Wed 16 March 2011 – Fri 18 March 2011 Venue: Intercontinental Resort Balaclava and Maritim Hotel The concept behind Origin Africa is to capture the spirit, style and innovation of modern Africa. It will raise awareness about Africa as a sourcing destination and change perceptions about doing business...

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Ongoing climate change

Ongoing climate change following a complete cessation of carbon dioxide emissions A threat of irreversible damage should prompt action to mitigate climate change, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which serves as a basis for international climate policy. CO2-induced climate change is known to be largely irreversible on timescales of many centuries1, as...

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Green fund approved in Cancun

A UN climate conference on Saturday approved a deal to create a ‘green’ fund for developing countries and to take other small steps to address global warming, over heated objections from Bolivia that the pact doesn’t go far enough. The agreement in Cancun went a long way to restoring faith in the unwieldy UN process after the letdown a year ago at a much-anticipated summit in...

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EUR 500 million loan for Climate Change

China: EUR 500 million loan for Climate Change mitigation projects The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 500 million loan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for projects supporting climate change mitigation. The Climate Change Framework Loan II (CCFLII) was signed by Mrs. Magdalena Álvarez Arza, Vice-President of the EIB and by Vice-Minister of Finance Li Yong, in Beijing...

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China says…

China says it is world’s top greenhouse gas emitter China acknowledged on Tuesday it is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming, confirming what scientists have said for years but defending its right to keep growing emissions. BEIJING (Reuters) - China acknowledged on Tuesday it is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global...

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Turning down the Earth’s temperature

Turning down the Earth’s temperature won’t be fast, simple or inexpensive In case you haven’t heard, the Earth is getting hotter, and most scientists blame mankind. The average global temperature has risen 1.3 degrees in the last century, and the future might be quite a bit warmer. As international climate negotiators convene in Cancun, Mexico, this week, the Intergovernmental...

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From waste to worth

Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products. Consumer awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship has led to increased demand for products manufactured with minimal impact on the world’s well-being. And the demand for textiles that have a “green” pedigree has grown...

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Carbon market pilots

Carbon market pilots

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign agreements with two regions of Mexico and Brazil on Tuesday to incorporate pilot projects that safeguard tropical forests into the U.S. state’s carbon market, the state’s Secretary for Environmental Protection said. “Our announcement tomorrow will be an agreement between those three governors — Schwarzenegger, the...

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Organic Exchange to “Textile Exchange”

Memo from leading brands/retailers/manufacturers to the global textile industry: Becoming more sustainable is not an option but a necessity. P.S. – Let’s work together to clean up our act and save money as a result! Such was the message from the record 347 representatives of the global retail value chain from 32 countries around the world attending last week’s Sustainable Textiles...

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Dry water to combat global warming

The substance resembles powdered sugar and could revolutionise the way chemicals are used. Each particle of dry water contains a water droplet surrounded by a sandy silica coating. In fact, 95 per cent of dry water is ”wet” water. Scientists believe dry water could be used to combat global warming by soaking up and trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Tests show that it is more...

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China’s Green Goal

China’s Green Goal

China is expected to achieve its target of a 20-percent cut in energy use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) in the five years to 2010 as planned, Said Mr. Li Yizhong, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology. With efforts in the fourth quarter, the energy efficiency goal for the 11th Five-Year (2006-2010) period would be met. Li also forecast energy consumption per...

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