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New Innovator Xchange webinar series to be launched on ITMAconnect

Topics to be covered include Advanced Materials, Automation and Digital Future, Innovative Technologies, Sustainability and Circularity, and Impact Financing.

8th January 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

ITMA, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology showcase, is launching a new series of webinars on its ITMAconnect online sourcing platform and knowledge hub. Called the Innovator Xchange Virtual Edition, the series will feature five webinars to be held between 25 January and 22 April 2024 – exclusively for ITMAconnect users.

Each webinar will focus on the latest industry developments, drawing reference from the Innovator Xchange discussions held during ITMA 2023 in Milan. Through panel discussions, industry experts will share their insights and engage with participants with questions and answers.

The webinars are as follows:

Advanced Materials: The Potential of Biosourced Materials for Innovative and Sustainable Applications

25 January, 9.00am – 9.45am CET

The use of biosourced materials, which are derived from natural resources, is gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to conventional materials. From plant-based fibres to bio-based polymers, these materials hold immense promise across various industries, ranging from packaging and textiles to construction and automotive. This webinar will explore the potential of biosourced materials as advanced materials, their characteristics, benefits, and applications in the pursuit of a greener and more sustainable future.

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Automation and Digital Future: Increasing Efficiency in Textile Manufacturing.

29 February 2024, 10.00am – 10.45am CET

With increasing costs, managing efficiencies through technology is an integral part of a digitalised future for the textile & apparel industry. How can we increase resource efficiencies? What measurement tools are there? This webinar will cover innovative new technologies and assess the role of data in enhancing efficiency in textile & apparel manufacturing.

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Innovative Technologies: Revolutionising Textile Manufacturing: AI, Machine Learning and Sustainability

21 March, 10.00am – 10.45am CET

Dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning within the textile manufacturing sector. Comparisons between AI and machine learning are drawn, highlighting the importance of data collection for effective AI implementation, the substantial investments involved, and the transition process toward this technology.  Collaborative robots within the textile machinery sector and the revolutionary potential of AI in optimising textile sorting for recyclability will also be explored.

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Sustainability and Circularity: Navigating the Complexities of Combined Materials Recycling

4 April, 10.00am – 10.45am CET

The contemporary landscape of waste management presents a significant challenge in detecting and recycling combined materials. These materials, often composed of diverse components, pose numerous obstacles in both identifying and processing them for recycling. Innovative solutions to recycle combined materials while ensuring sustainable waste management practices will be discussed.

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Impact Financing: Sustainability and Finance in the World of Textiles

22 April, 10.00am – 10.45am CET

This webinar delves deep into the intersection between sustainability and finance in the global textile supply chain. It reviews sustainability requirements set by global brands and retailers and their effects on the supply chain. The discussion will shed light on the available financial instruments to realise the transformation of the textile industry required by consumers, legislators and global brands.

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With ITMAconnect, subscribers can source a comprehensive selection of textile and garment manufacturing technologies and services; connect with technology owners, manufacturers, and service providers; and gain valuable industry insights and trends through its content hub.

In addition, subscribers can leverage ITMAconnect Exclusive content, such as live webinar streaming, past ITMA event recordings and recent webinars.

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Respond early to receive a free ITMAconnect visitor account

The first 100 non-ITMAconnect users to RSVP by 25 Jan 2024 will receive a complimentary ITMAconnect visitor account to attend the webinars. An ITMAconnect visitor account is priced at EUR 25, excluding VAT if applicable.

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