The Corona virus is a global concern. The pandemic and the resulting crisis have also had a major impact on our industry, and reports of the corona virus are increasing accordingly. Here we have compiled an overview for you:

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Michal and Ania Laskowski, owners of CottonBee in Poland © Mimaki

 
10/08/2021 – The impact of Corona – An interview

The impact of Corona – An interview

Change in digital textile printing

How has the sudden and forced shift in consumer behaviour due to Covid-19 affected the wide variety of businesses within the textile printing industry? By  Editorial staff
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The Autumn Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will be rescheduled to 9 – 11 October 2021. © Messe Frankfurt

 
09/08/2021 – Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo

Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo

Autumn Editions rescheduled to October

In light of recent Covid-19 cases in China, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will be rescheduled ... By  Sibylle Michel
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R-Vital is a fabric treatment that enables textile manufacturers to boost their textiles with a patented range of microencapsulated active ingredients. © Devan Chemicals

 
16/06/2021 – Vitamins in textile

Vitamins in textile

Devan: R-Vital multivitamin

R-Vital Multivitamin consists of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger. The technology is part of Devan’s R-Vital range of microencapsulated active ingredients. By  Editorial staff
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Green light for the realisation of the International Textile Trade Show Munich Fabric Start and the International Denim Trade Show Bluezone! The organisers are focusing all of their energy on the upcoming Munich Fabric Start from 31 August - 2 September 2021 as well as Bluezone from 31 August to 1 September 2021. © Sorin Morar

 
04/06/2021 – View Premium Selection

View Premium Selection

Munich Fabric Start cancels View in July

With around 230 international textile and accessories manufacturers, the View was fully booked! View now to the Munich Fabric Start at the end of August. By  Editorial staff
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According to figures collected and compiled by the Edana secretariat, production of nonwovens in Greater Europe grew by 7.2 percent in 2020 to reach 3,075,615 tonnes (and 85.9 billion square metres) with a total estimated turnover of 9,555 million euro. The total output of the 27 European Union countries is now over 2.15 million tonnes. © Edana

 
24/05/2021 – Nonwovens

Nonwovens

Edana: Growth in nonwovens continues

European nonwoven production grows by over 7 percent to exceed 3 million tonnes in 2020. By  Editorial staff
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Impressions Texworld Evolution – Le Showroom, February 2021 © Messe Frankfurt France_Thomas Deron

 
18/05/2021 – Texworld Evolution Paris Showroom

Texworld Evolution Paris Showroom

Messe Frankfurt France is preparing the opening

Texworld Evolution Paris – Le showroom will be back at the Atelier Richelieu from 5 to 9 July 2021. By  Editorial staff
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Weko-ProTec: high efficient antimicrobial finishing of nonwoven or technical textiles © Weko

 
With the non-contact Weko application system, there is considerable potential for savings with regard to the use of resources. By  Editorial staff
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Euratex welcomes the initiative, including the focus on 14 “eco-systems” and the proposal to develop privileged partnerships with trusted partners. © PhotoSG/stock.adobe.com

 
07/05/2021 – Europa

Europa

Euratex welcomes the EU-Strategy

Euratex, organization of the European textile and clothing industry, welcomes revamped EU Industry Strategy. By  Editorial staff
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Another season without meetings in person, handshake deals and relaxed socialising after a successful day at the fair: the sustainable fashion scene will have to go without a physical edition of Neonyt in summer 2021 too. © Neonyt, Messe Frankfurt

 
05/05/2021 – Corona pandemic foils plans

Corona pandemic foils plans

Neonyt: Digital summer season

Physical kick-off of Frankfurt Fashion Week in the summer is canceled. Neonyt brings sustainability to streaming line-up of new FFW Studios. By  Editorial staff
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New products for summer 2023 in the spotlight: The Digital Fair at Performance Days will take place from May 17 to 21, 2021! © Performance Days

 
04/05/2021 – Performance Days Loop

Performance Days Loop

Performance Days: The digital trade fair week “The Loop”

The scheduled date of Performance Days cannot take place as a physical event. The digital trade fair week will take place from May 17 to 21. ... By  Editorial staff
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Despite the pandemic, there is every reason to be cheerful as technical textiles are bearers of hope and drivers of innovation and sales. Pictured: Smart Textiles, Techtextil 2019. © Messe Frankfurt/Pietro Sutera

 
23/04/2021 – Techtextil/Texprocess

Techtextil/Texprocess

More light than darkness

The textile industry is one of the most innovative sectors. Techtextil/Texprocess in May would have shown this once again. by Michael Jänecke By  Editorial staff
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The fashion brand Marc O’Polo stands for upscale, contemporary Premium Modern Casual Wear. © Marc O'Polo

 
“At the beginning of the corona crisis, it was particularly useful that we had Osca as a software.” Dr. Patric Spethmann, COO Marc O’Polo. By Thilo Jörgl By  Editorial staff
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At its regular meeting at the end of March, the Heimtextil Trend Council exchanged views on current design developments. The picture shows Anne Marie Commandeur, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition / Pietro Sutera

 
20/04/2021 – Heimtextil trend concept 2022/23

Heimtextil trend concept 2022/23

Heimtextil 2022: How has the pandemic changed the way we live?

This important question was tackled recently in a digital workshop by the Heimtextil Trend Council. By  Editorial staff
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The continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding throughout 2021 has forced the JEC World team to reexamine the possibility of holding the next edition of JEC World this year. © Romolo Tavani/stock.adobe.com

 
14/04/2021 – Corona pandemic

Corona pandemic

JEC World 2021 postponed to next year

After thorough consultation of clients and partners, the JEC World team has decided to postpone the next edition of JEC World to March 8–10, 2022. By  Editorial staff
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Sonovia: The new technology’s proven, lasting protective effects, in addition to the user-friendly and sustainable process, make it an optimal solution for finishing clothing for medical and care workers and many more applications. © Sonovia

 
26/03/2021 – Antimicrobial textiles

Antimicrobial textiles

Sonovia: Protection against infections

Innovative ultrasonic technology for chemical-mechanical textile finishing protects against infections and reduces environmental impact. By  Editorial staff
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Due to the ongoing uncertainties around the pandemic, the organizers have decided to hold the trade show trio in May on a digital basis. The 48 Hours PSI Digital will kick off from May 19–21, 2021. © Reed Exhibitions

 
15/03/2021 – New: “Digital Friday” from June until January 2022

New: “Digital Friday” from June until January 2022

PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom 2021 will take place online

The trade show trio of PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom, planned for 18–20 May, will take place this year online. The next physical PSI is planned for January ... By  Sibylle Michel
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ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition, which was planned to be held on June 22–26, 2021 has been postponed to June 14–18, 2022, considering the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. © Tüyap

 
08/03/2021 – Turkey

Turkey

ITM again postponed, now to 2022

ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition has been postponed to June 14–18, 2022, considering the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. By  Editorial staff
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Neil Felton, CEO Fespa: “The delayed event will now take place from 12–15 October 2021 in Amsterdam. By then, I’m confident we can bring together the most comprehensive line-up of suppliers, who will have a huge number of innovations to share. And by Autumn 2021, I believe we’ll all be readier than ever to step out of our routines and re-connect with one another in the real world.” © Fespa

 
02/03/2021 – In challenging times, strength lies in community

In challenging times, strength lies in community

Fespa: Greeting to the industry from Neil Felton

Neil Felton, CEO, Fespa: “A year of unexpected twists and difficult decisions lies behind us and challenged all of us in different ways.” By  Editorial staff
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Mostafiz Uddin: Retail stores in Germany have been closed for ten weeks since December 14. Retail store closures have a serious impact on factories in developing countries like Bangladesh and their millions of poor workers. © Bangladesh Denim Expo

 
02/03/2021 – Bangladesh: Germany is the 2nd largest export destination

Bangladesh: Germany is the 2nd largest export destination

Mostafiz Uddin: An Open Letter to the German Government

The impact of the lockdown for Bangladesh’s garment industry. An open letter from a manufacturer to German government by Mostafiz Uddin. By  Editorial staff
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With its digital event, Première Vision Paris is responding to the increasing digitalization of the fashion industry, which is seeking new models to cope with the current crisis and the evolution of its industry. The physical event, Première Vision Paris nevertheless remains essential. © Premiere Vision_Alex Gallosi

 
01/03/2021 – Trends Spring/Summer 2022

Trends Spring/Summer 2022

Première Vision Digital: On the highway to digitalisation

From February 15 to 19, the digital edition of Première Vision Paris was able to give important impetus to the creative fashion industry for the new season. By  Editorial staff
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Polygiene ViralOff is an antimicrobial treatment added to textiles to protect the treated item itself from contamination. ViralOff does not prevent disease, but protects the finished material. © Weko

 
26/02/2021 – Spraying means saving

Spraying means saving

Weko: Polygiene ViralOff

Polygiene ViralOff is both a sustainability initiative and a helpful method against the current as well as future pandemics. By  Editorial staff
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From May 18 to 20, 2021, the trade shows reach visitors worldwide with an extensive digital concept that includes PSI TV. © Messe PSI/Behrendt und Rausch

 
24/02/2021 – PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom

PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom

Reed Exhibitons: Trade shows have so much more to offer in 2021

New hybrid concept, new date. PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom will be bringing the world of advertising and sales together – not just under one roof, but ... By  Editorial staff
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In the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), textile network will report throughout 2021 on topics important to the textile and clothing industry, including innovations (in fibres, yarns, textile surfaces, technologies), research, textiles and clothing, digitalisation, industry 4.0,... Always up to date! © j-mel/stock.adobe.com

 
23/02/2021 – Editorial

Editorial

Keeping the future in our sights

The world is still firmly in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, with many in the thick of it, battling against the crippling effects of the lockdown. By  Editorial staff
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The spring editions of the three fairs – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo Spring – that were due to take place from 10–12 March 2021 will be postponed, with a new date to be announced shortly. Messe Frankfurt made the decision along with the co-organisers of the fairs to comply with local authority guidelines. © Messe Frankfurt

 
22/02/2021 – Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo

Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo

Messe Frankfurt: Spring editions in Shanghai to be postponed

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo Spring will be postponed, a new date to be announced shortly. By  Editorial staff
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Rather than stopping garment production and furloughing employees, the company developed a high-quality mask with a HEPA filter, which was chosen by French President Emmanuel Macron. Chanteclair was able to protect lives and keep their doors open with a fully automated end-to-end workflow. © Chanteclair

 
17/02/2021 – Corona: Keep the doors open through the Covid-19 pandemic

Corona: Keep the doors open through the Covid-19 pandemic

Gerber: Bonneterie Chanteclair was able to protect lives

Since March 2020, Gerber’s PPE Task Force has helped over 1,700 companies, just like Chanteclair, pivot to PPE production. By  Editorial staff
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Trützschlers Good Vibes fair: Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! © Trützschler

 
16/02/2021 – Trützschler Nonwovens and Trützschler Card Clothing

Trützschler Nonwovens and Trützschler Card Clothing

Let’s get virtual – an experiment

In November 2020, Trützschler staged a virtual in-house fair. Was it as simple as just going online and did it work and feel like a real trade fair? The ... By  Editorial staff
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Recently postponed due to the current corona pandemic, Techtextil and Texprocess, the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials, will next be held in Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Jean-Luc Valentin

 
03/02/2021 – Techtextil and Texprocess

Techtextil and Texprocess

New dates and new event cycle

The dates for the next Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main have been fixed. The two trade fairs will be held from 21 to 24 June 2022. By  Editorial staff
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The nonwoven used in protection classes FFP1 through FFP3 respiratory masks plays a decisive role. © Oerlikon Nonwovens

 
22/01/2021 – Meltblown and spunbond technologies

Meltblown and spunbond technologies

Oerlikon Nonwoven: Tackling coronavirus

The worldwide demand for protective masks and apparel has resulted in a record number of new orders at Oerlikon Nonwovens. By  Editorial staff
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The 88th edition of Pitti Filati will take place exclusively in digital format on Pitti Connect. © Pitti

 
21/01/2021 – A digital-only edition on Pitti Connect

A digital-only edition on Pitti Connect

Pitti Filati 88: From 8 February to 5 April 2021

The 88th edition of Pitti Filati will take place exclusively in digital format on Pitti Connect. By  Editorial staff
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Polygiene ViralOff is an antimicrobial treatment added to textiles and other products to protect the treated article from contamination. © Polygiene

 
20/01/2021 – Antiviral materials – the new normal

Antiviral materials – the new normal

Corona: Polygiene launching improved ViralOff technology

Longer lasting products, which reduce impact on the environment. The new formula is being applied by a number of partners and is ready for high volume ... By  Editorial staff
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Successful lateral move of a filter expert. The aim of the company is now to distribute FFP2 masks in the future. © F.O.S.

 
19/01/2021 – FFP2 certification is in planning

FFP2 certification is in planning

F.O.S. expands mask production

Initially dismissed, today it’s a high-quality product in serial production: F.O.S. expands mask production. Successful lateral move of a filter expert. By  Editorial staff
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Livipro Community Masks from the Swiss company Universal Reusable Packaging GmbH (UNREPA) are now available. © Universal Reusable Packaging

 
18/01/2021 – Livipro protective mask

Livipro protective mask

Testex: Livipro protective mask achieved Testex Community Mask label

The Livipro Community Mask from Universal Reusable Packaging GmbH (UNREPA) has successfully passed the tests for the Testex Community Mask label. By  Editorial staff
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Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at the home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed. © Sina Ettmer/stock.adobe.com

 
18/01/2021 – Corona thwarts exhibitions

Corona thwarts exhibitions

Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022

It has become necessary to postpone Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions. By  Editorial staff
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Many of the guests came with the question of how the Stoll flat knitting machine business will continue after the acquisition by Karl Mayer, and left with increased confidence. © Karl Mayer Stoll

 
13/01/2021 – Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

Stoll: First presentation in China was a success

The Stoll exhibitor premiere at Karl Mayer in-house show in China with around 380 visitors from 170 companies was a complete success. By  Editorial staff
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Sebastian Koinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start: "To this day we believed that by joining forces we would be able to repeat our success from September. Especially thanks to the numerous exhibitor registrations and the great trust and support from the industry. Unfortunately, the situation is different in the current winter months and has made planning an event impossible." © Munich Fabric Start

 
13/01/2021 – Munich Fabric Start cancels Fabric Days

Munich Fabric Start cancels Fabric Days

Corona: Fabric Days no longer justifiable

Continued lockdown, high infection rates, and travel restrictions make it impossible to hold Fabric Days Spring/Summer 22. By  Editorial staff
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Following the successful completion of the Autumn Edition in September 2020, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from 10 – 12 March 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). © Messe Frankfurt/Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

 
Market recovery and hybrid exhibition support the return of Intertextile Apparel next March 2021. By  Editorial staff
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HeiQ was bestowed with the highest honor as First Prize Winner of the Swiss Technology Award 2020 for its breakthrough antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock. Photo: Carlo Centonze and his daughter Anna © HeiQ

 
17/12/2020 – Swiss Technology Award 2020

Swiss Technology Award 2020

HeiQ Viroblock is the winner

HeiQ Viroblock wins the prestigious and coveted Swiss Technology Award 2020. By  Editorial staff
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The zwissClean Mask Basic © zwissTex

 
11/12/2020 – Antiviral and antibacterial

Antiviral and antibacterial

zwissClean masks of zwissTex

With zwissClean masks, zwissTex is a pioneer among manufacturers of antiviral and antibacterial oronasal masks. By  Editorial staff
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Fespa has postponed its 2021 Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo from March until October 202. Seven-month delay reflects uncertainty over European cross-border travel. © Fespa

 
09/12/2020 – Covid-19

Covid-19

Fespa postpones 2021 Global Print Expo again

The Fespa events will take place from 12–15 October 2021 in the same halls of the RAI, enabling Fespa to transition the current floor plan to the later ... By  Editorial staff
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Visitors filled the International Halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 23 – 25 September. Messe Frankfurt talked to some of the exhibitors about the changes caused by the pandemic and what trends and demands they observed at Intertextile. © Messe Frankfurt

 
04/12/2020 – Opportunities in a time of crisis

Opportunities in a time of crisis

Intertextile: Pandemic leads to changes

Despite overseas exhibitors and visitors being affected by travel restrictions, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics welcomed nearly 3,400 exhibitors ... By  Editorial staff
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The date for Fabric Days from 26 to 28 January 2021 is no longer justifiable. New date in March. © Sorin Morar

 
03/12/2020 – Munich Fabric Start

Munich Fabric Start

Postponement of Fabric Days Spring/Summer 22 to 2 – 4 March 2021

Munich Fabric Start postpones the Fabric Days Spring/Summer 22 from 26–28 January to 2–4 March 2021. By  Editorial staff
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Page 1 of Archroma’s ‘Top 10 Neutral Colors Trending Now’ showing a strong trend in warm earthy color tones in recent pandemic-hit months. © Archroma

 
03/12/2020 – Corona influences color trends

Corona influences color trends

Archroma: Trend in warm earthy color tones

The quarterly trends in the orders of the color standards and recipes seems to indicate a growing fondness among consumers for earth tones. By  Editorial staff
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Suedwolle Group supports the medical staff in hospitals in Romania and China with high-performance baselayer clothing worn underneath protective clothing. © Suedwolle

 
01/12/2020 – Supply of Merino baselayer clothing for medical personnel

Supply of Merino baselayer clothing for medical personnel

Suedwolle Group: Appreciation through support

Suedwolle Group supports the medical staff in hospitals in Romania and China with high-performance baselayer clothing worn underneath protective clothing. ... By  Editorial staff
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Autoneum: The outlook for 2021 and especially the first half-year remains uncertain and depends strongly on how the pandemic will develop. © Romolo Tavani/stock.adobe.com

 
26/11/2020 – Current assessment of the 2020 financial year

Current assessment of the 2020 financial year

Autoneum: Revenue by around –20 percent compared to 2019

The outlook for 2021 and especially the first half-year remains uncertain and depends strongly on how the pandemic will develop. By  Editorial staff
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Following events in 2016 and 2018 at Groz-Beckert headquarters, the 2020 edition of the presentation series “The Fabric Year” was held as digital event with a high number of attendees. This article gives a worldwide summary. © Groz-Beckert

 
16/11/2020 – Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year and Groz-Beckert

Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year and Groz-Beckert

The Fabric Year 2020

Following events in 2016 and 2018 at Groz-Beckert headquarters, the 2020 edition of the presentation series “The Fabric Year” was held as digital event. By  Editorial staff
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Impressions PSI January 2020. For 2021, in addition to the face-to-face events, the planned online formats will also postponed to the new date in May 2021. © Messe PSI/Behrendt und Rausch

 
09/11/2020 – New showdates in May

New showdates in May

PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom will take place in May 2021

The trade show combination which was planned to take place from 12 to 14 January 2021 in Düsseldorf, has been postponed to 18 to 20 May 2021. By  Editorial staff
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Messe Frankfurt France: In February 2021 there will be special events for the professional community in the heart of Paris. © AA+W/stock.adobe.com

 
05/11/2020 – Messe Frankfurt France

Messe Frankfurt France

Texworld comes up with an innovative alternative solution

No Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim in February. Instead: Meet us in the heart of Paris! By  Editorial staff
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Gerber Technology is revolutionizing the flexible materials processing industry with the launch of their end-to-end solution for mass production, which will be unveiled at their annual technology conference, ideation, on November 4 to 6. © Gerber Technology

 
03/11/2020 – Wicket 24: New end-to-end solution

Wicket 24: New end-to-end solution

Gerber Technology: The new Gerber Atria Digital Cutter

A new digital standard for mass production: Gerber Technology redefines mass production with launch of revolutionary, next-generation cutting room. By  Editorial staff
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Claudio Taiana, President MarediModa: ”MarediModa will be accessible in form of a digital show.” © MarediModa

 
28/10/2020 – Corona situation in Italy

Corona situation in Italy

MarediModa moves to digital

The latest Ministerial Decree has not allowed to hold MarediModa which would have had to take place at Villa Erba, Cernobbio from 3 to 5 November 2020. By  Ilona Schulz
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28/10/2020 – Flame retardant Aviation Carpet

Flame retardant Aviation Carpet

Anker, Devan, Shark Solutions cooperate

Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions teamed up to create the world’s first flame retardant aviation carpet using a recycled binder. By  Editorial staff
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The December 2020 edition of Performance Days will unfortunately not take place at the Messe München. © Performance Days

 
27/10/2020 – Corona: Fair as online event replaces exhibition halls in Munich!

Corona: Fair as online event replaces exhibition halls in Munich!

Performance Days as digital fair

The Performance Days trade fair will take place in December 2020 exclusively as an online event and therefore not on the Munich exhibition grounds. By  Editorial staff
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Frank Junker, Creative Director Munich Fabric Start: “We are prepared to offer the industry a platform in Munich for personal exchange, provided that it is possible and can be justified by all those involved.” © Munich Fabric Start

 
27/10/2020 – Corona: View Premium Selection no longer possible

Corona: View Premium Selection no longer possible

Munich Fabric Start plans the 2nd Fabric Days for Spring/Summer 2022

As a result of the crucial developments, the organisers feel compelled to cancel View Premium Selection. Fabric Days from 26 to 28 January 2021. By  Editorial staff
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The WeftMaster SFB weft thread brake has now been upgraded with new electronics to control up to four brakes. © Loepfe Brothers

 
26/10/2020 – New product boosts weaving productivity

New product boosts weaving productivity

Loepfe: WeftMaster SFB

The WeftMaster SFB is the first of several of planned launches featuring latest technology products aimed at maximizing productivity in weaving mills. ... By  Editorial staff
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With the Pfaff 4520, engineers and technicians from Pfaff have designed a full-automatic production line (CE compliant) for processing multi-layer disposable masks, which meets the requirements of “German engineering” in a unique way. © Pfaff

 
26/10/2020 – Wicket 23: Production of multi-layer disposable masks

Wicket 23: Production of multi-layer disposable masks

Pfaff: CE compliant full-automatic mask production unit

High competence in joining textile materials and comprehensive know-how from Pfaff Industrial and KSL are combined in this innovative mask system. By  Editorial staff
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© Schlomski

 
19/10/2020 – Turkey

Turkey

Cotton production to decrease

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many cotton farmers chose to hedge their bets this year as they were unsure how it would affect global and domestic markets ... By  Sibylle Michel
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Thanks to a new impregnation solution, it is now possible to equip textiles with a highly effective protection against viruses and bacteria. This has been achieved by combining the well-established silver technology with vesicle technology. This combination deactivates the enveloped viruses within a few minutes, an effect that has also been verified in labs. © sutichak/stock.adobe.com

 
16/10/2020 – Wicket 22: Fighting Corona with smart Chemistry

Wicket 22: Fighting Corona with smart Chemistry

CHT produces and sells a solution for the antiviral functionalization of textiles

The textiles impregnated with the solution produced and distributed by CHT deactivate viruses that stick to the surface within minutes. By  Editorial staff
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Euratex President, Alberto Paccanelli, and Euratex Director General, Dirk Vantyghem © Fred Beard

 
09/10/2020 – Sales are strongly declining

Sales are strongly declining

Euratex sends an wakeup call

The latest economic data are a wakeup call to build an ambitious industrial strategy. By  Editorial staff
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Freight rates for imports from Asia will increase according to experts. © donvictori0/stock.adobe.com

 
25/09/2020 – Covid-19

Covid-19

Setlog warns of bottlenecks

Setlog Bottlenecks in transport capacities increase before China’s Golden Week – Freight rates for sea and air freight from Asia are rising. By  Editorial staff
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The two leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and the processing of textile and flexible materials are optimistic with a view to the coming editions in Frankfurt am Main from 4 to 7 May 2021. © Messe Frankfurt/Pietro Sutera

 
24/09/2020 – Hybrid event, sharper profile and change in exhibition halls

Hybrid event, sharper profile and change in exhibition halls

Techtextil and Texprocess 2021

A variety of changes for both fairs including new digital features, a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, new claims, new exhibition halls. By  Editorial staff
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Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt: “From large sections of the international home and contract textiles sector, there is a desire to hold Heimtextil 2021.” © Messe Frankfurt

 
22/09/2020 – Messe Frankfurt plans have changed

Messe Frankfurt plans have changed

Heimtextil 2021 to be held in May

Heimtextil has been postponed from January and will now be held concurrently with Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 in Frankfurt from 4 to 7 May 2021. By  Ilona Schulz
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The UK based textile manufacturer Carrington Textiles obtained the ISO 18184:2019 certification for producing antiviral fabrics proven to deactivate over 99 percent of enveloped viruses © Carrington Textiles

 
21/09/2020 – Wicket 19 + 20: Antiviral finish for workwear fabrics

Wicket 19 + 20: Antiviral finish for workwear fabrics

Carrington Textiles: New antiviral and antibacterial finish for fabrics

ISO certified antiviral finish for workwear fabrics by Carrington Textiles delivers outstanding performance and launderability.   By  Editorial staff
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The 31st edition of Milano Unica closed at Fieramilano Rho, with 207 exhibitors, of which 171 Italian and 36 foreign, showcasing their collections of high-end fabrics and accessories for menswear, womenswear and childrenswear for the A/W 2021 season. © Milano Unica

 
15/09/2020 – A bold signal of a comeback

A bold signal of a comeback

31st edition of Milano Unica A/W 2021

Praised the courage and determination of the 207 exhibitors. Approximately 2,400 companies, 400 of which foreign, attended the first trade show to open ... By  Editorial staff
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Intertextile is offering both a physical trade fair and digitised solutions to reconnect the industry. © Messe Frankfurt

 
11/09/2020 – Reconnect suppliers and buyers

Reconnect suppliers and buyers

Intertextile Apparel’s digitised solutions

The upcoming Autumn Edition from 23 – 25 September is expecting about 3,400 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. By  Editorial staff
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Between 1960/61 and 2010/11, the world stocks-to-use ratio stayed between 30 and 60 percent. However, since 2011/12 the stocks-to-use ratio has not dipped below 65 percent and has been above 90 percent four times including the last two years. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

 
09/09/2020 – Baumwolle weltweit

Baumwolle weltweit

World stocks remain high

Covid-19’s negative impact on cotton demand was too late in the season to shift planting decisions away from cotton for most major producing countries. By  Sibylle Michel
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Ahmed Jahangir, executive Director of Nishat Textile Mills, Karatschi, Pakistan: “The demand for textile masks worldwide will continue even after the pandemic is over.” © Onuchcha/stock.adobe.com

 
07/09/2020 – Turning challenges into opportunities

Turning challenges into opportunities

Mask production in the age of Corona – a global view

Many Asian textile and garment suppliers are manufacturing textile masks to meet the robust global demand for masks and protective gowns. By  Manik Mehta, New York
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From left to right: Dr Oliver Bär, Hof District Administrator; Dr Christian Heinrich Sandler; Bärbl Sandler; Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs; Hans-Peter Baumann, Mayor of the town of Schwarzenbach/Saale; Dr Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice-President of the German Bundestag © Sandler

 
01/09/2020 – Filter media for about 600mn mouth-nose-protection masks a year

Filter media for about 600mn mouth-nose-protection masks a year

Sandler: New production line formally inaugurated

On August 26th, Sandler formally inaugurated a new production line for nonwovens for face masks. By  Editorial staff
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Recent decisions by the French government banning the resumption of events of more than 5,000 people until after 31 October, along with new travel restrictions in many countries and the resurgence of an increased health risk, have led Première Vision to cancel the physical show at Paris Nord Villepinte in favor of an exclusively virtual format, the Digital Show. © Première Vision

 
27/08/2020 – Première Vision Paris

Première Vision Paris

Première Vision in September as digital show only

Faced with a resurgence of Covid-19 in Europa, Première Vision Paris cancels the pysical edition of its show, which was to be held in September 2020. ... By  Editorial staff
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Trevira joint booth at Heimtexteil 2020. © Trevirea GmbH

 
24/08/2020 – Heimtextil 2021

Heimtextil 2021

No Trevira CS joint booth

As a result of the uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus crisis, Trevira has decided that it will not take part in Heimtextil (12 – 15 January ... By  Ilona Schulz
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What kind of impact is the coronavirus crisis having? A solution-oriented discourse! In an interview with textile network, scientists from RWTH Aachen University share their views about the future of our industry. © alesmunt/stock.adobe.com

 
18/08/2020 – In times of Corona – interview

In times of Corona – interview

RWTH Aachen University (ITA): Quo vadis, textile industry?

A solution-oriented discourse! In an interview with textile network, scientists from RWTH Aachen University share their views about the future of our ... By  Editorial staff
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In less than two months, Merrow quickly became one of the largest manufacturers of PPE in North America and through collaborations with Bolger & O’Hearn and ColorWorks, as well as Dupont, Merrow has, since March, manufactured millions of units of PPE. © ednorog13/stock.adobe.com

 
06/08/2020 – PPE gap

PPE gap

Covid-19: US-based textile companies join forces

Bolger & O’Hearn, ColorWorks and Merrow Manufacturing, Inc. collaborate to make thousands of units of PPE (personal protective equipment). By  Editorial staff
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A&E Gütermann and Burlington together stand for more than 240 years of experience in the development and production of high-performance fabrics and sewing threads. © ProSafety

 
30/07/2020 – High-performance sewing threads and fabrics

High-performance sewing threads and fabrics

A&E Gütermann and Burlington with new integrated product range

The two textile manufacturers are now going hand in hand and are setting new standards for the healthcare industry with ProSafety. By  Editorial staff
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Anke Vollenbröker, Director Marketing & Business Development Trevira: "After the vacation time in September we are expecting more orders again." © Trevira

 
24/07/2020 – Factory Guben

Factory Guben

Trevira Production restarted

According to Trevira GmbH, the production at the factory in Guben has been restarted after a three weeks break. By  Ilona Schulz
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Heimtextil 2021 once again expects numerous international visitors. © Pietro Sutera, Messe Frankfurt

 
24/07/2020 – Initial impetus for the restart of business

Initial impetus for the restart of business

The industry is relying on Heimtextil 2021

Leading representatives from the home textiles industry view the upcoming Heimtextil (12-15 January 2021) as a decisive for future business activities. By  Ilona Schulz
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Secure fastening of face shields and face masks – with elastic narrow textiles from Jumbo-Textil. © Jumbo-Textil

 
14/07/2020 – Elastics for health protection

Elastics for health protection

Jumbo-Textil: Premium narrow textiles for protective masks and face shields

A good part of the orders lost due to the pandemic was compensated by elastic tapes for respiratory protection articles. By  Editorial staff
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09/07/2020 – TMAS: Swedish textile machinery association

TMAS: Swedish textile machinery association

Corona: New strategies by the members of TMAS

Ready to support digital textile transformations: Members of TMAS have adopted a range of new strategies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. By  Editorial staff
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Neonyt on air! The new virtual format will be running from 13-17 July 2020 on the tradeshow’s social media channels, in addition to the new digital order opportunities. © Messe Frankfurt

 
06/07/2020 – Online talks about business, lifestyle and knowledge

Online talks about business, lifestyle and knowledge

Neonyt on Air

From 13 to 17 July 2020, fashion and digital experts will be discussing during the virtual “Neonyt on Air” and will give an outlook for summer 2021. By  Editorial staff
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Sebastian Klinder: “As a partner to the industry, it is part of our philosophy to now offer an event to the exhibitors and agencies who want to keep this appointment and definitely want to exhibit in Munich.” © Munich Fabric Start

 
01/07/2020 – Fabric Days as an a special business event at MOC – Autumn/Winter 21/22

Fabric Days as an a special business event at MOC – Autumn/Winter 21/22

Munich Fabric Start is cancelled

The special business event will concentrate on the essentials and keeps the scheduling: Fabric Days from 1 to 3 September 2020. By  Editorial staff
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Messe Frankfurt France forgoes the September edition of Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris. © Messe Frankfurt France

 
25/06/2020 – Messe Frankfurt France

Messe Frankfurt France

Corona crisis: Texworld in September cancelled

Messe Frankfurt France forgoes the September edition of Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris. By  Editorial staff
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Special “Corona – Help for Companies” © textil+mode

 
19/06/2020 – Europe, the Textile Continent – Opportunities and Risks, Part 3

Europe, the Textile Continent – Opportunities and Risks, Part 3

Covid-19 plunges Europe’s textile industry into deep crisis!

The face mask has become a something of a symbol for the coronavirus pandemic – not just in doctor’s surgeries or hospitals. By  Editorial staff
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The spacious Messe München Fairground in Riem providing optimum conditions for the required flexible capacity and infrastructure. © Messe München

 
16/06/2020 – Interim location

Interim location

Munich Fabric Start will take place in September

The next Munich Fabric Start Autumn/Winter 21/22 will take place as planned from 1 to 3 September 2020 in Munich, but in the Messe Munich-Riem. By  Editorial staff
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Autoneum tufting carpet production © Autoneum

 
09/06/2020 – Automotive

Automotive

Corona: Autoneum production has restarted

With the resumption of vehicle manufacture by customers, Autoneum has also restarted component production in its plants. By  Editorial staff
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Learn safely from home – with Stoll © Stoll

 
09/06/2020 – Learn safely from home

Learn safely from home

Stoll Online Training Courses

In particular, the Training Courses for Stoll’s pattern software M1plus are in great demand and are currently being offered in English. By  Editorial staff
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Corona: The Dornbirn-GFC 2020 has to be cancelled. As an alternative the organizer will offer some lectures and discussions in the form of webinars. © Dornbirn

 
08/06/2020 – Dornbirn

Dornbirn

Corona: The Dornbirn-GFC 2020 has to be cancelled

Due to the impact of Covid-19 there will be no possibility to conduct the congress in its usual form this year. By  Editorial staff
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The coronavirus pandemic thwarted the plans of the event’s organiser Messe Frankfurt. And now it is clear that a virtual edition of Neonyt will not be taking place in summer either. © Neonyt, Messe Frankfurt

 
05/06/2020 – Innovative concept

Innovative concept

Neonyt: a virtual edition will not be taking place in summer

Collaboration is key: Neonyt joins forces with B2B online marketplaces for summer. By  Editorial staff
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The collaboration between Coats Digital, Res.Q and Serai aims to strengthen relationships between buyers and sellers in the apparel industry by digitisation. © Olivier Le Moal/stock.adobe.com

 
04/06/2020 – Digitisation

Digitisation

Coats Digital, Res.Q and Serai Limited by HSBC

Coats Digital, Res.Q and Serai Limited by HSBC announce a strategic collaboration that will help re-shape the future of the apparel industry. By  Editorial staff
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The Vetron ultrasonic & hot air tape welding machines are well suited for processing disposable protective suits. © Vetron Typical Europe

 
02/06/2020 – Vetron 5064 and 5374

Vetron 5064 and 5374

Vetron: Innovative machine technology for the production of protective suits

The Vetron ultrasonic and hot air tape welding machines are well suited for processing disposable protective suits. By  Editorial staff
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© Bremer Baumwollbörse

 
29/05/2020 – Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

Cotton consumption, trade and area drop

Covid-19 have closed business activity in a way not experienced in modern era. By  Sibylle Michel
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Coats Digital, the software business of Coats, has launched PPE Fast Start, an initiative to support manufacturers switching part of their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). © Coats Digital

 
27/05/2020 – Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Corona: Coats Digital launches PPE Fast Start

Coats Digital has launched Fast Start for PPE versions of its best in class software solutions for apparel manufacturers. By  Editorial staff
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The package includes an end-to-end suite of software and a specially configured PPE Edition Gerber Paragon cutter with optimized cutting parameters that allow manufacturers to produce up to 150,000 medical gowns and 6 million non-medical masks per week. © Gerber Technology

 
22/05/2020 – Immediate PPE production

Immediate PPE production

Corona: Gerber Technology offers PPE package

Gerber Technology is now empowering manufacturers to accelerate PPE production by offering a PPE Retooling Package. By  Editorial staff
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From left: Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky, Palmers Textil AG Member of the Board Luca Wieser, Matvei Hutman, Tino Wieser. © Hygiene Austria LP GmbH / Bruckberger

 
22/05/2020 – Lenzing and Palmers join forces to fight coronavirus

Lenzing and Palmers join forces to fight coronavirus

Hygiene Austria LP GmbH

Establishment of a center of competence for hygiene to produce and further develop protective items to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. By  Editorial staff
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Mouth and nose protection, disposable protective gowns and gloves are currently among the most important articles in the corona crisis. Mahlo has been supporting manufacturers in the reliable production of high-quality nonwoven articles for decades. © Mahlo

 
20/05/2020 – Infrared technology

Infrared technology

Corona: Systems for process control and quality measurement by Mahlo

Non-nuclear measurement for spunlaced nonwovens By  Editorial staff
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Marion Röttges, Co-CEO Apparel & Communication at Remei, about corporate responsibility, the importance of collaboration for meaningful value chains and the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. © Remei AG

 
15/05/2020 – From sowing the seeds to the finished textile

From sowing the seeds to the finished textile

Remei AG: The only way is together

Remei offers a fully sustainable supply chain for organic cotton. An interview with Marion Röttges, Co-CEO about the coronavirus pandemic. By  Editorial staff
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The international associations BCI, CICCA, ICAC and ITMF encourage that all those engaged in the cotton and textile value chains jointly and collaboratively to commit. © watcharin/adobe.stock.com

 
The International Textile Manufacturers’ Federation (ITMF) and other associations advocate fair and equitable trade practices in the supply chain. By  Editorial staff
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Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place October 1 to 3, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. © Messe Frankfurt

 
13/05/2020 – Corona Covid-19

Corona Covid-19

New date for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas

Due to the worldwide distribution of Covid-19, both fairs were initially postponed to December 2020, but will now take place in October. By  Editorial staff
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Christian Moore, CEO of ACG Kinna and Thomas Arvidsson, Vice President of ACG Nyström, spearheaded the new operation. © Borås Tidning

 
12/05/2020 – From idea to reality in less than a month

From idea to reality in less than a month

Corona crisis: ACG’s new PPE plant

The members of Sweden’s ACG Group have rapidly responded to their country’s urgent need for PPE (protective personal equipment). By  Editorial staff
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Pattern Room, has created medical scrub patterns that can be quickly and easily downloaded by relevant companies around the globe. © Pattern Room

 
11/05/2020 – Medical scrub patterns quickly and easily to download

Medical scrub patterns quickly and easily to download

Corona crisis: Pattern Room

The Melbourne-based online pattern company has created medical scrub patterns that can be quickly and easily downloaded by relevant companies. By  Editorial staff
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Ralf Kattanek, Group Vice President Textiles of CHT Group, believes that CHT’s international profile allows CHT to play a key role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. © CHT Gruppe

 
07/05/2020 – Fight against Covid-19

Fight against Covid-19

Corona: CHT teams up with HeiQ

Antiviral and antibacterial protective kit is quickly effective against Coronaviruses (229E), as confirmed in wide-ranging studies. By  Editorial staff
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© Corona Borealis/stock.adobe.com

 
06/05/2020 – Standstill of the cotton and textile industry

Standstill of the cotton and textile industry

Covid-19 leads to record downward adjustments

The rapid global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the protection measures implemented in this regard lead to massive turnover losses of companies. By  Sibylle Michel
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Mohit Uberoi, CEO of Gerber Technology: “We would like to thank our employees and global network of partners for joining our mission and going the extra mile to maximize the production capacity and availability to protect both medical professionals and people on the frontlines.” © Gerber Technology

 
05/05/2020 – More than 600 companies and leading associations participate

More than 600 companies and leading associations participate

Corona crisis: Gerber Technology created a Global PPE Task Force

Gerber Technology brings together industry suppliers to increase production and availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). By  Editorial staff
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05/05/2020 – Advertisement

Advertisement

Cifra launches Warp-Mask against COVID 19

Lombardy based Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) specialist Cifra SpA, backed by its long-term know-how has engineered and produced an innovative and hi-tech range ... By  Editorial staff
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André Rehn: “Cancelling the event is a particularly severe blow for us, as the mtex+ was supposed to be held with a modernised concept and a very attractive programme at our new Carlowitz Congresscenter at the heart of Chemnitz for the first time.” © C³ GmbH

 
30/04/2020 – Chemnitz

Chemnitz

Corona crisis: 2020 mtex+ cancelled

Chemnitz organisers considering forward-looking forums using the mtex+ brand. By  Editorial staff
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Daniel Harari: “We would like to highlight some of the amazing efforts that some of our customers have put forth to reorient their production apparatus to the manufacture of face masks and protective apparel. It is positive actions like this that will help protect medical personnel and others from this virus.” © Lectra

 
30/04/2020 – Message from Daniel Harari, Lectra's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer on the Corona crisis

Message from Daniel Harari, Lectra's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer on the Corona crisis

Corona crisis: Continuing technical support!

For the past few weeks, we are living through an unprecedented and unpredictable situation due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout the world. ... By  Editorial staff
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In the current challenging climate, the holistic, digital colour management solutions from Natific are demonstrating their many advantages and are assuming an important role in the digitalisation strategies of companies around the world. Christoph Bergmann, a partner at Natific and Head of Sales and Marketing Europe and Service Operations. © Natific

 
27/04/2020 – Digitalising colour management

Digitalising colour management

Faster, friction-free and across continents with Natific

The digitalisation demonstrates its important role for textile and fashion companies around the world. An interview with Christoph Bergmann, partner at ... By  Sabine Anton-Katzenbach
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Neonyt can no longer take place in its customary form. © Neonyt, Messe Frankfurt

 
20/04/2020 – Late summer?

Late summer?

Corona crisis: Neonyt postponed

Germany’s central government and its federal states have banned all major events until the end of August 2020. This decision will have a direct impact ... By  Editorial staff
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Avalution puts the human being at the heart of product development. The company has a worldwide unique body dimension database. It contains the body scans of more than 100,000 persons. © Human Solutions

 
17/04/2020 – Optimizing protective clothing

Optimizing protective clothing

Avalution: The crisis is the hour of data

Anti-virus protective clothing is currently in short supply and a key factor influencing the impact of the COVID19 pandemic. By  Editorial staff
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Corona Pandemic's Impact on Orders. © ITMF

 
17/04/2020 – ITMF – International Textile Manufacturers Federation

ITMF – International Textile Manufacturers Federation

Corona Pandemic's Impact on the global textile industry

Between March 28 to April 6, 2020, ITMF has conducted a second survey among ITMF Members and affiliated companies and associations. By  Editorial staff
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As the Corona virus continues to increasingly impact all the world, the ITM and Hightex exhibitions had been postponed to 14–18 July 2020, but it has been announced that the events have been rescheduled to 22–26 June 2021. © ITM

 
ITM and Hightex Exhibitions postponed to 22–26 June 2021! By  Editorial staff
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The family entrepreneur Dr. Sandler is pleased that the German Federal Government intends to address the shortage of materials in Germany and Europe by promoting such investments, with Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn even performing valuable mediation work with the relevant manufacturers of production equipment. © Sandler

 
14/04/2020 – Nonwoven for up to 800 mn more masks

Nonwoven for up to 800 mn more masks

Corona-crisis: Sandler is producing around the clock

Sandler Group invests in an additional production line for nonwovens for respirator masks. By  Editorial staff
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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo will now merge with Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and the debut Yarn Expo Shenzhen, which will be held from 15 to 17 July 2020, with exhibitors of the Shanghai fairs given the option to participate in the Shenzhen editions instead. © Oertel

 
09/04/2020 – New date is fixed

New date is fixed

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in July in Shenzen

Messe Frankfurt announces changes to its postponed Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo fairs. By  Editorial staff
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„Together with garment brands and other industry players we work on better labour conditions for the people who make our clothes.“ Fair Wear Foundation © Fair Wear Foundation

 
09/04/2020 – Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation

Corona-crisis: A Covid-19 dossier

For workers in textile factories, the impact of the Corona pandemic on their wages is life-threatening. By  Editorial staff
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© Bremer Baumwollbörse

 
08/04/2020 – Stocks expected to lower in 2019/20

Stocks expected to lower in 2019/20

Global cotton ending stocks

The Covid-19 outbreak in China has provided uncertainty to markets as manufacturing and supply chains in Asia have slowed. By  Sibylle Michel
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Martino Scabbia Guerrini, Group President EMEA VF Corporation: The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, will contribute an initial $1.5 mn to support local communities around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. © VF Corporation

 
08/04/2020 – VF Corporation

VF Corporation

VF Foundation supports Covid-19 relief efforts

The VF Foundation will contribute an initial US-Dollar 1.5 mn to support local communities around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... By  Editorial staff
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Textile production for fashion brands: Bangladesh is the world’s second largest fashion producer after China. © Anna Auza / unsplash

 
01/04/2020 – Delayed deliveries of textiles from Bangladesh

Delayed deliveries of textiles from Bangladesh

Corona-crisis: Production and transport delays are only just beginning

The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are increasingly affecting the supply chains of the fashion industry between Asia and Germany. By  Editorial staff
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Denim Expert Limited closed for 11 days from 25th March to 04th April for the safety of its workers and employees from the Coronavirus outbreak. Mostafiz Uddin will pay full salaries to his workers and employees for this period. © Denim Expert Ltd

 
Bangladeshi supplier offers production capacity to produce face masks and PPE on non-profit basis. By  Editorial staff
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While many clothing brands and retailers are focusing on their own survival in these difficult times, they must also heed the financial strain on the factories and workers who produce their clothes. Collaboration, cooperation and strategic partnerships have been rallying calls across the industry in recent years, and they’re needed now more than ever before. © kate/stock.adobe.com

 
30/03/2020 – Corona-crisis

Corona-crisis

Global-Data: clothing supply chains under stress

What began in China is now causing chaos throughout the entire supply chain. The interruption of clothing deliveries is affecting the whole world. By  Editorial staff
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The know-how acquired from over 50 years experience and the professionalism of the collaborators enabled Klopman to produce a range of masks in record time, completely made in Italy, with superior performance compared to the disposable ones widely used today in hospitals. © Klopman

 
27/03/2020 – Corona-crisis

Corona-crisis

Klopman produces 700,000 protective masks per month

The European leader in workwear fabrics will produce fabric masks that are washable and reusable up to 50 times. By  Editorial staff
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Lenzing suspends its result forecast for 2020 as disclosed on March 12, 2020. © Lenzing

 
27/03/2020 – COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 crisis

Lenzing suspends 2020 guidance

The Lenzing Group expects based on recent developments a negative impact on its textile sales volume. By  Editorial staff
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Jens D. Lukaczik, President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange © Bremer Baumwollbörse

 
25/03/2020 – Statement on the current situation

Statement on the current situation

President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange Jens D. Lukaczik

Today, Wednesday, 25 March 2020, at 9:45 a.m. CET, the 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen would have opened its doors. But things turned out ... By  Editorial staff
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Senior Marketing Manager Lena Weimer: “Even if exhibitors and visitors cannot meet personally at the fair in this currently very challenging situation, we will find ways to inform the industry about the latest products and trends.” © Performance Days

 
25/03/2020 – Corona

Corona

Performance Days cancelled

The protection of visitors and exhibitors remains top priority. April show cancelled. Innovations for summer 2022 being presented in digital form. By  Editorial staff
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textile network wants to continue to be your mouthpiece – daily updated in our online magazine, summarized in our print edition and via newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. © Iris Schlomski

 
25/03/2020 – Corona crisis

Corona crisis

Editorial announcement: We are still there for you!

We continue to fulfil the important task as an information multiplier providing you with professionally sound information from the industry! By  Editorial staff
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18/03/2020 – Uncertain cotton balance sheet

Uncertain cotton balance sheet

Effects of the corona virus on China’s textile sector

The novel coronavirus outbreak and its potential ramifications have lowered the consumption in China. By  Sibylle Michel
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We all instinctively know that panic is a poor adviser and, as I said at the beginning of this article, every crisis brings opportunities. So, what is the order of the day? To ensure we all survive! On that note: please stay healthy! © dennisdolecki/stock.adobe.com

 
18/03/2020 – Outmanoeuvred...

Outmanoeuvred...

The coronavirus Covid 19 changes everything

9,300 cases and 26 deaths in Germany alone. The coronavirus crisis has brought public life to a complete standstill. And yet, every crisis can lead to ... By  Editorial staff
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The 35th Cotton Conference “Passion for Cotton” which traditionally should take place again in the Bremen Town Hall should take place under a relaxed atmosphere and was therefore postponed to 2021. © EKH-Pictures/stock.adobe.com

 
06/03/2020 – For protection against the corona virus

For protection against the corona virus

Postponement of the 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen

The 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen with the motto “Passion for Cotton” will take place from 17 to 19 March 2021. By  Editorial staff