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Technical Absorbents

Billy Hunter

Editor's Viewpoint

10th July 2016, Manchester

Growth and sustainability are focus for industry events

Whilst some leading industry trade fairs and events are wrapping up after successful showcases, gathering feedback from their audiences and industry professionals, others are announcing their plans for their forthcoming events.

FESPA, for example, has announced it will hold its next Digital Textile Conference on 30 September, delivered with the support of the FESPA Italia Association. The one-day conference builds on the success of a series of FESPA-led Digital Textile Conferences which have taken place over the course of the last eight years.

Textile applications at FESPA Textile 2016. © FESPA

The September 2016 conference programme will provide print service providers with insights into the diverse market segments of digital textile printing, feedback from printers who have successfully entered the sector and technical guidance on how to address the opportunity. The FESPA Print Census, an ongoing research project, already indicated textiles as the dominant growth application for the community earlier in May. See more here – FESPA Digital Textile Conference to explore growth opportunities in digital printing.

INDA’s Filtration to celebrate industry growth

Another sector celebrating growth is the filtration market, according to INDA, which will hold the 25th anniversary edition of the Filtration International Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia this autumn. The association expects a repeat of last year’s record-setting turnout.

Increased demand and regulations for cleaner air and water, as well as for more sterile environments in healthcare markets, has helped fuel the growth in this segment over the past two decades, INDA reports.

The 25th Anniversary edition of Filtration will feature conference presentations that address issues and developments that are changing the world of filtration. These include presentations covering the latest industry intelligence, technical advances, and leading-edge products and applications. Highlights include a keynote speaker Alfred Weber, President and CEO of MANN + HUMMEL International GmbH & Co. KG, who will speak on Filtration Meets Digitalization. Read more here – INDA’s Filtration International Conference & Exposition to celebrate industry growth.

Performance Days to present latest trends

Another event to take place this autumn is Performance Days, a leading functional fabrics trade fair that will present the new Performance Colors, the colour card specialized on sports and outdoor collections, and will forecast the colours for Autumn/Winter 2018-2019.

With the forecast for Spring/Summer 2018, Performance Days created Performance Colors together with DyStar/CSI in April. The new tool promises to bring an exciting change into the sports and outdoor industry – the printed colour swatches are matched with the correct dying recipe to avoid guessing on a trial-and-error basis when talking about colour with the business partners.

Additionally, Performance Colors is the first colour card that provides a fastness guide for polyester, cotton and polyamide 6. Behind Performance Colors stands a team of international designers with Nora Kühner at the top. The internationally well-known designer creates the forecast with her team, and designs the e-magazine that corresponds to the colour card itself. For more information, click here – Performance Days to present Autumn/Winter 2018-19 trends.

Texcare focuses on quality and sustainability

Whilst visitors are gearing up for the upcoming events, Texcare International, the leading trade fair for the textile care industry, already welcomed numerous visitors from around the world last month.

Visitors were able to find out about the latest trends, efficient designs and industry innovations. The Hohenstein Institute and the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services also appeared at the joint trade stand under the motto: Taking a stand. For quality and sustainability.

One of the key themes at the trade stand was the RAL Quality Certification Mark 992 as a guarantee for safety through professional laundry services. The top theme of sustainability was also presented at the stand with the environmental labelling system Hohenstein Sustainable Laundry (HSL).

According to the Institute, the newly developed HSL method enables company-specific resource and energy efficiency and contributes to environmental protection. See more here – Texcare International 2016 focuses on quality and sustainability.

ACIMIT’s annual meeting promotes sustainable innovation

Sustainable technologies as an added value for the whole of the textile industry also became the focus at ACIMIT’s annual meeting, where the latest data relating to Italian textile machinery was presented.

Speaking at the event, Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT, explained that sustainable innovation is among the primary goals promoted by ACIMIT – a goal that can be achieved only through a strict collaboration with the recipients of innovative research, the textile producers, according to the association.

To help promote awareness on its projects, ACIMIT, in partnership with the Blumine/sustainability-lab, has backed a study aimed at textile manufacturers already committed to rendering their own products and processes greener. The study highlights the important role played by technology in the sustainability programmes. Find more details here – ACIMIT’s annual meeting on Italian textile machinery promotes sustainable innovation.

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Jana Bukolovska

Editorial Assistant

Billy Hunter is away

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