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Recycled PET with organic cotton

NETHERLANDS – At last week’s OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, where sustainability was high on the agenda, polyester supplier Advansa launched a new range of post-consumer recycled PET yarns combined with Egyptian organic cotton from Sekem Textile for base layers fabrics, underwear and high performance socks.

Schoeller’s Ecorepel gets industry award

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – Schoeller’s has today bagged an environmental award for its paraffin-based fluorocarbon-free ‘Ecorepel’ durable water repellant coating for textiles at the OutDoor event, which is currently running in Germany.

Radici signs environment agreement with Italian Ministry
MILAN – Radici Chimica SpA, has signed an agreement with the Italian government to develop a work plan to for the measurement and analysis of greenhouse emissions associated with its production of PA 6,6 polymer used for the production of nylon textile yarns.
New ink helps ‘cure’ energy issue
BARNSLEY – A UK textile ink manufacturer has launched a new water-based ink for printing T-shirts which can be cured rapidly, and at a lower temperature than standard water-based inks – leading to major energy savings.
Report tackles the ‘Cotton Conundrum’

LONDON – A new special edition publication on cotton that discusses the role of brands and certification, best farming practices, manufacturing innovations, genetic modification and water use has been published this week by Forum for the Future as a supplement to its environmental magazine ‘Green Futures’.

 
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