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Second edition of ACIMIT Green Guide published

The new edition of the ACIMIT Green Guide has been available since early March. It provides a summary of the actions taken by Italian textile machinery firms in the field of sustainability, in terms of savings in resources used during the textile production process. Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT commented: “This guide supports the strong commitment of Italy’s textile machinery industry to the issue of sustainability.” The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) Green Guide illustrates the sustainable technologies supplied by Italian textile machinery manufacturers.

20th March 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Sustainable, Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

The new edition of the ACIMIT Green Guide has been available since early March. It provides a summary of the actions taken by Italian textile machinery firms in the field of sustainability, in terms of savings in resources used during the textile production process.

Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT commented: “This guide supports the strong commitment of Italy’s textile machinery industry to the issue of sustainability.”

The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) Green Guide illustrates the sustainable technologies supplied by Italian textile machinery manufacturers.

Green Guide

For 39 manufacturers adhering to the Sustainable Technologies project, launched by ACIMIT in 2010, the Green Guide lists the technology innovations that allow machine users to cut production costs while adopting environmentally friendly measures.

In addition to global competition, which is pushing towards more economic production processes, many countries have set up green incentives for the acquisition of more eco-friendly, energy efficient machinery, the Association reports. This drive from the top towards sustainable technologies is seen as yet another strong motivation for Italy’s machinery builders.

Carabelli said: “The Green Guide is now at its second edition, following the launch in 2013. It bears witness to the on-going commitment of our machinery builders to developing increasingly sustainable technologies that are also attentive to the needs of our customers, who are demanding less energy-intensive machinery.”

Sustainability and technologies

“Our manufacturers were not caught off guard by the new attention the global textile/garments industry has placed on sustainability,” Carabelli commented. “Rather, they’ve understood for quite some time now that sustainable technologies can play a winning hand for their customers. As an association, we’ve set ourselves a goal of raising public awareness on what our industry is already doing, while providing an organic structure for the initiatives of individuals."

The Sustainable Technologies project brings together different promotional and communications activities intended to act as a sounding board for Italy’s textile machinery businesses.

Distribution and availability

With 7000 copies in print, the Green Guide will be distributed at major industry trade fairs, in which ACIMIT will take part together with its associated members during the 2014. It can also be viewed on ACIMIT’s website.

A print version will also appear in Chinese, distributed in 1000 copies at the upcoming ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014 that will be held from 16-20 June.

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