textile production

Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Once again, graphene has proven itself to be a rather special material: an international research team led by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Vienna was able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Its extraordinary electronic properties make graphene a very promising candidate for future applications in the...

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Swedish textile event

Swedish textile event

Political talks light up Swedish textile event STOCKHOLM – At a meeting hosted by the Sustainable Fashion Academy, stakeholders in the Nordic sustainable fashion sector, and UK representatives, called on Sweden’s Environment Minister – who was present at the event – to develop an environmental profit and loss account for the textiles sector among three Nordic countries; as the Minister...

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Ecomondo 2011

Ecomondo 2011

9-12 November 2011 Rimini Fiera – Italy 15th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Devolopment. Flainox was there! Ecomondo is the biggest expo of green technologies and new lifestyles, a special forum where businesses in the environmental and sustainability sectors can meet institutional stakeholders, trade associations, local/central governments, NGOs...

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Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyes Stefano Panconesi 4-6 November 2011 The course aims to introduce the participants into the wonderful world of natural dyes will use the historical dyeing plants dried and wild plants collected in the territory; dye yarn and fabric in various fibers: wool, silk, cotton, linen, etc. we’ll see how the color will change with the variation of mordent, the pH of the bath. will dye...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polartec and Repreve put bottles to use

Polartec, a leading manufacturer of technical, high-performance fabrics, is partnering with Unifi to introduce fabrics made with Repreve 100 — a recycled fiber made with 100% clear plastic water bottles. When you look at post-consumer waste, the numbers are staggering. More than 21 billion plastic bottles enter landfills every year. Happily, Polartec and Repreve 100 can now help consumers...

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Supply chains for Australian cotton

Environmental issues and corporate and social responsibility will be key themes at this year’s Australian Cotton Conference, which takes place from 10-12 August at the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, Queensland. With more than 95% of raw Australian cotton exported, one of the key challenges involved in branding “Australia” to the textile and retail sector involves supply...

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Textiles and water use

Textiles and water use

Water.  Our lives depend on it.  It’s so plentiful that the Earth is sometimes called the blue planet – but freshwater is a remarkably finite resource that is not evenly distributed everywhere or to everyone.  The number of people on our planet is growing fast, and our water use is growing even faster.  About 1 billion people lack access to potable water, and about 5 million people die...

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Flainox to talk about ‘true green’ at ITMA

ITMA Asia will represent a showcase of textile machinery. Flainox Srl is going to present ‘NRG/NRG’ upgraded version of well established “NRP/UNIVERSAL”: rotary dye-extractor for garments, hosiery, socks and seamless. ITMA ASIA + CITME will take place in Shanghai, China during June 22-26, 2010. We will be very glad to present in detail the assessment done on carbon foot print. We...

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California establishes new eco-textile certifier

California’s crackdown on harmful materials in textiles and other consumer products has been boosted with the creation of a new institute, backed by Cradle to Cradle certification, to help manufacturers develop greener...

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Textile’s life cycle

Textile’s life cycle

Not all textiles are created equal. Some fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, which are petroleum-derived, are downright unsustainable. And although rayon is composed of wood pulp, its production is a polluting bad boy. Even ubiquitous cotton isn’t untouchable, as we’ll learn in detail in a post of its own. The Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Natural Home & Garden had this to say: The textile...

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