Tessiture Pietro Radici, RadiciGroup ancestral production company and leader in the production of artificial grass yarn and nonwoven spunbond, was awarded two important certifications: UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management systems and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety management systems.
Enrico Buriani, CEO of Tessiture Pietro Radici, commented: “Today, customer loyalty may also be gained and built through the level of reliability we are able to provide. And the actions we have taken to improve the efficiency of our management systems are steps toward strengthening our position as a reliable supplier.”
The review of the third edition of the ‘Guidelines Document for Assessing the Flushability of Nonwoven Disposable Products’, firstly issued in 2008, will be commenced before 31 December 2015, EDANA reports.
EDANA and INDA, the Associations representing the suppliers of nonwoven materials and products that appear on the market across Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America, are committed to communicating to consumers when the toilet is an appropriate disposal route for finished products in the marketplace.
Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas invite submissions to the student poster programme, which aims to provide a forum, where students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field.
The programme is open to all graduate students, who are required to submit the work for which they are primary investigators.
Mattes & Ammann, the Swabian knitted fabrics manufacturer, became the first textile company in Germany and the EU economic area to be awarded the Oeko-Tex Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certificate in July this year.
Prof Dr Stefan Mecheels, head of the Hohenstein Institute, handed over the STeP certificate to owner and Managing Director Christoph Larsen-Mattes and his team on behalf of the OEKO-TEX Association.
"We would like to congratulate Mattes & Ammann on exemplary implementation of their sustainable company philosophy", said Mecheels. "Their example, over many years now, has shown that a careful and responsible approach pays off, even in a highly competitive market, and that example is giving other companies the courage to follow the same path."
Milliken’s table linen business is now adapting its successful Signature range of table linen to a phased transition towards verifiably recycled polyester yarns.
The company is cooperating with the American fibre manufacturer Unifi during this process. The firm's Repreve yarns have been awarded the ‘SCS Certified Responsible Source’ seal of approval for providing a transparent delivery and manufacturing chain.
The partnership of these two businesses, both committed to sustainability, is reflected in the name of the new line of table linen – SignatureRepreve.
The Teijin Group, the leading high-performance fibre supplier, will provide uniforms made from its recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibres for staff at the athletes’ village of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China, the largest national sporting event in the country. The Games will be held from 31 August to 12 September in the city of Shenyang.
Teijin will contribute to the themes of the Games, Green, Eco and Low Carbon, by providing suits and ties made from Eco Circle Fibres, which are manufactured using Teijin's closed-loop recycling system, Eco Circle. The system employs the group's advanced proprietary chemical recycling technology developed in 2000.
In its current collection Schoeller Collection puts a major focus on ecorepel, the fluorocarbon free finishing technology for water and dirt repellence.
The collection also features cotton or linen blends in rich shades or refreshing Cool Fabrics in the colours of the ocean set accents. Different graphic cut-outs and micro designs lend structure throughout the collection.
Ecology, sustainability and naturalness are the grand themes of the current Schoeller Collection. Biodegradable, abrasion and wash resistant, the ecorepel ecological high-tech finish is said to enhance diverse Schoeller fabrics.
The temperature-regulating fibres made by Coolcore LLC, a company based in Portsmouth, NH, are the first product worldwide to be awarded the Hohenstein Quality Label ‘Innovative Technology - Cooling Power’.
With the award, the scientists at the internationally recognised and independent Hohenstein Institute have confirmed the cooling effect of the textiles, which are entirely chemical-free and do not use latent heat storage or phase change materials that exploit a change in phase (solid-liquid) to absorb and store heat.
SILVADUR Antimicrobial has been named by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year.
SILVADUR Antimicrobial was introduced by Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, in September last year. According to the manufacturer, it is gaining rapid acceptance in the marketplace because it offers reliable odour control and long-lasting freshness in apparel and textiles at a time when more and more consumers are embracing a healthier, more hygienic lifestyle.
The R&D 100 Awards annually recognise technological innovation in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, optics, high-energy physics, materials science, chemistry and biotechnology.
In first half of 2013 Lenzing has generated earnings in line with the company’s expectations, but considerably below the first half of 2012. Consolidated sales declined by 6.8% in the first half of 2013 to EUR 989.9 million. Furthermore, there was a loss of external sales of about EUR 42.5 million at the Paskov pulp plant.
EBITDA amounted to EUR 162.0 million, down 16.3% from the first half of 2012. The EBITDA margin was 16.4% in contrast to the prior year figure of 18.2%. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) in the first half-year totalled EUR 103 million, a decrease of 27%.
The disposal of the Business Unit Plastics by the Lenzing Group resulted in a cash inflow of EUR 61.7 million and a gain on disposal before taxes of EUR 25.9 million at the half-year reporting date.