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  • Thursday, 29 September 2022

    Project to clean up Ethiopia's fashion industry

    HORGEN - Materials science company Dow has announced the completion of a programme, in partnership with the ZDHC Foundation and German development agency GIZ, to develop more sustainable processes in Ethiopia's fashion industry . The three year…
  • Thursday, 22 September 2022

    Gore expands use of PFAS-free membrane Premium Article

    ELKTON - Outdoor fabric manufacturer Gore has announced the expansion of the use of its new PFAS-free waterproof membrane to more Gore-Tex products for the autumn/winter season. Launched a year ago, Gore's expanded polyethylene (ePE) membrane was…
  • Wednesday, 21 September 2022

    Study highlights PFAS presence in school uniforms Premium Article

    CALIFORNIA/TORONTO – Millions of schoolchildren in the US and Canada are exposed to potentially harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) everyday through their uniforms, according to a new peer-reviewed study. PFAS, also known as…
  • Thursday, 15 September 2022

    PFAS to be restricted in ZDHC's updated MRSL Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - Chemical management specialist ZDHC has announced the latest version of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) which includes new restrictions on all PFAS used for textile, footwear and leather treatments. PFAS (per- and…
  • Monday, 12 September 2022

    Auco Chem awarded highest ZDHC certification Premium Article

    PISA - Italian textiles and leather chemicals company Auco Chem has been awarded the highest certification offered by the ZDHC Road Map to Zero programme. Chemical management testing company Chem-MAP awarded Auco Chem with ZDHC MRSL V2.0 Level 3…
  • Friday, 09 September 2022

    Haartz Corporation adopts PFAS-free solutions Premium Article

    ACTON – The Haartz Corporation, a US-based specialty materials manufacturer active in the apparel, automotive and furniture sectors, has forged a partnership with textile finishing innovator Green Theme Technologies (GTT) to adopt its PFAS-free…
  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022

    Dye innovator backed by Kering, Albini Group Premium Article

    VIENNA – Dye solution innovator Vienna Textile Lab has teamed up with the innovation arms of fashion companies Kering and Albini to advance the development of ‘sustainable’ dyeing methods. Vienna Textile Lab claims to produce organic colours from…
  • Friday, 02 September 2022

    PFAS ban backed by California assembly Premium Article

    CALIFORNIA – California’s state assembly has this week passed new legislation that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of garments and textiles that contain PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) by 2025. PFAS, also known as…
  • Wednesday, 31 August 2022

    Lace manufacturer launches natural dye solution Premium Article

    COLOMBO - Sri Lankan lace manufacturer Noyon Lanka has launched a 100 per cent natural dye solution for lace which it says is the first of its kind to be approved by the Control Union agricultural certification body. The company, a subsidiary of MAS…
  • Monday, 22 August 2022

    Trumpler awarded highest ZDHC certification Premium Article

    WORMS - German company Trumpler, which supplies chemicals to the leather tanning industry, has been awarded with the highest certification offered by the ZDHC Road Map to Zero programme. Chemical management testing company Chem-MAP awarded…
  • Friday, 19 August 2022

    Breakthrough claimed in breaking down PFAS Premium Article

    EVANSTON - Scientists say they have discovered a new method for breaking down PFAS compounds which has been hailed as a potential breakthrough in tackling environmental contamination. PFAS, dubbed 'forever chemicals' for their durability in the…
  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022

    Alchemie solution yields resource savings Premium Article

    CAMBRIDGE – British innovator Alchemie Technology has reported significant resource savings in the application of a water and stain repellent solution to workwear fabrics using its proprietary digital finishing solution. In partnering with Swiss…
  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022

    CHT Group publishes new sustainability report Premium Article

    TÜBINGEN – The CHT Group has published its 2021 sustainability report in which it outlines the progress made in its efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The report focuses on the international group of companies' energy and water consumption,…
  • Friday, 12 August 2022

    Polymer solution cleans textile wastewater Premium Article

    RALEIGH – Academics at North Carolina State University (NC State) claim to have developed a synthetic polymer capable of removing dyes – used in the production of textiles, leather and cosmetics – from wastewater. A polycarbodiimide, the polymer is…
  • Thursday, 11 August 2022

    Bluesign defines key sustainable attributes Premium Article

    ST GALLEN - Chemical management specialist Bluesign has announced that it has defined the most important sustainability attributes of the approved chemicals in its database for textile producers. The Bluesign Finder database of more than 20,000…
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022

    AFIRM expects tighter restrictions on PFAS Premium Article

    LOS ANGELES – Apparel and footwear brands should be ready for more laws restricting or banning PFAS in consumer products, according to the head of a leading industry forum working to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances. Nathaniel…
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022

    Archroma to buy Huntsman Textile Effects Premium Article

    PRATTELN – Global specialty chemicals company Archroma has entered into an agreement to acquire the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corporation, which was officially put up for sale at the end of 2021. The total ‘enterprise value’ of the…
  • Monday, 01 August 2022

    Textile dyeing innovator secures US$200m Premium Article

    SHANGHAI – Textile dyeing innovator NTX has secured nearly US$200 million in funding, which it’ll use to scale the infrastructure around its technology and meet the growing demands of its customers. NTX’s flagship solution is its Cooltrans waterless…
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    Bluesign announces 2022 system revisions Premium Article

    ST GALLEN - Chemical management specialist Bluesign has announced revisions to its system to achieve more responsible and sustainable manufacturing in the textiles industry. They include a ban on the use of enzymes in powder form. Enzymes can…
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022

    ZDHC adds component to InCheck solution Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Textile chemicals authority ZDHC has added a verification component to its InCheck solution in a bid to establish greater clarify of a supplier’s compliance with the organisation’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL). The…
  • Friday, 08 July 2022

    Bluesign extends services to reduce impact Premium Article

    ST GALLEN - Textile chemical management specialist Bluesign has announced expanded services to help more brands, manufacturers and chemical companies reduce the environmental and social impact of their supply chains. Bluesign is launching data and…
  • Wednesday, 06 July 2022

    Stahl submits Scope 3 emissions target Premium Article

    WAALWIJK – Textile chemicals specialist Stahl has submitted a carbon reduction target covering its Scope 3 emissions to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. The company’s goal is to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) production by a…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    ZDHC study explores GHG reduction opportunities Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Textile chemistry authority ZDHC has launched a study to identify areas within the supply chain where chemical companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Launched to support the Apparel Alliance – established in 2020 by…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Huntsman launches PFAS-free DWR solution Premium Article

    SINGAPORE – Dyes and chemicals specialist Huntsman has launched a new PFAS-free durable water repellent (DWR) treatment, said to be suitable for all fibre types. The company’s new PhoboTex R-ACE solution is said to meet current and upcoming industry…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Bluesign co-develops sustainable chemistry index Premium Article

    ST. GALLEN – Bluesign has teamed up with Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI), an alliance of companies in the field, to develop a new index which will highlight the credentials of formulations used across the sector. The…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Spinnova teams up with ‘sustainable’ dyeing firm Premium Article

    JYVÄSKYLÄ – Fibre manufacturer Spinnova has teamed up with ‘sustainable’ dyeing specialist Imogo to adopt its resource-efficient textile treatment method. Imogo’s Dye-Max solution is said to cut water and energy consumption by 90 per cent compared…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    ZDHC Foundation names top performing brands Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The ZDHC Foundation, which works towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, has launched a 'Detox Fashion Radar' to show the top performing fashion brands in terms of sustainable chemical management. It named H&M, Levi’s,…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Lenzing joins safer chemistry initiative Premium Article

    LENZING – Austrian fibre producer Lenzing has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a global initiative established to promote safer chemistry. Lenzing becomes the 37th member of the framework and will be tasked with more closely engaging its…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Novozymes offers biopolishing for MMCF Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - Danish biological solutions provider Novozymes has launched a new product, Fiberlife, which it says will extend the lifespan of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) including viscose, modal and lyocell. Fiberlife offers 'biopolishing' for…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Radici claims 70 per cent cut in emissions Premium Article

    BERGAMO - Italian chemicals and advanced textiles manufacturer, the Radici Group, claims to have reduced its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70 per cent over the last decade. The company says it reduced GHG emissions from about 700,000…
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022

    Teijin bid to recycle coloured polyester Premium Article

    TOKYO - Japanese technology and fibres firm Teijin says it has developed a solution capable of chemically recycling coloured polyester back into virgin quality fibres. Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibres and products converting company, says…
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022

    AAFA bid to delay ban on PFAS in garments Premium Article

    NEW YORK - The US fashion industry is calling for a bill that would ban the sale of apparel containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by the end of next year in New York to be delayed. Senate Bill S.6291/A.7063-A, backed by Assemblywoman…
  • Monday, 23 May 2022

    Coloreel secures green loan for expansion Premium Article

    JÖNKÖPING – Textile dyeing innovator Coloreel has taken out a finance agreement with Nordic green bank Nefco to scale its on-demand thread colouring technology. The company, which says its system minimises waste, chemical use and wastewater, plans…
  • Monday, 23 May 2022

    CHT app cuts impact of cotton dyeing Premium Article

    TÜBINGEN – The CHT Group has developed a new mobile app for textile dyers that can help them to optimise the fabric rinsing process in cotton dyeing by predicting in advance the colour fastness ratings of any one given process. The company says the…
  • Monday, 09 May 2022

    EWG welcomes new bid to limit PFAS pollution Premium Article

    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group (EWG) non-profit has welcomed a move to introduce new legislation to limit the discharge of PFAS by textile mills, and other plants, into drinking water supplies. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and…
  • Thursday, 05 May 2022

    PFAS found in 'nontoxic' children's clothing Premium Article

    BOSTON - Potentially hazardous PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are commonly found in children's stain-proof and water-resistant clothes - including those labelled 'green' or 'nontoxic', according to a new study. Scientists at Boston…
  • Friday, 29 April 2022

    Bluesign, ZDHC, Oeko-Tex to phase out PFAS Premium Article

    GLOBAL - Chemical management specialists Bluesign, ZDHC and Oeko-Tex have all confirmed they are committed to phasing out the use of potentially hazardous PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in textiles. Dubbed 'forever chemicals' because of…
  • Friday, 22 April 2022

    Archroma to help scale plant-based indigo Premium Article

    PRATTELN / SPRINGFIELD - Specialty chemicals company Archroma has linked up with natural dye start-up Stony Creek Colors to produce and bring to the market the latter’s IndiGold plant-based indigo at scale. Stony Creek Colors describes IndiGold as…
  • Friday, 22 April 2022

    H&M, Nudie in call for chemical transparency Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - Swedish fashion giant H&M and sustainable denim brand Nudie Jeans are among a coalition of companies and organisations who have signed an open letter to the European Commission demanding more transparency from chemical suppliers. The…
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022

    Researchers explore DWR inspired by bees Premium Article

    MELBOURNE - Researchers in Australia and New Zealand are working to develop durable water repellent (DWR) textile coatings without harmful chemicals by creating a biopolymer that mimics bee nests. Scientists at Australia's Deakin University and New…
  • Friday, 08 April 2022

    New scorecard finds brands failing on PFAS Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - A new scorecard assesses 30 leading US brands and retailers on their work to eliminate toxic PFAS - so-called forever chemicals - from their products and finds that most have weak, or no, policies and commitments. The scorecard,…
  • Tuesday, 05 April 2022

    Dried seaweed 'removed toxic textile dye' Premium Article

    HOFUF - New research has concluded that dried seaweed is an effective means of removing a highly toxic textile dye from industrial wastewater. Scientists from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, led the study into methylene blue dye (MBD) which…
  • Friday, 25 March 2022

    New metal-free Archroma dyes cut resource consumption Premium Article

    PRATTELN – Specialty chemicals company Archroma has announced the launch of two new metal-free and halogen-free acid dyes for polyamides and fabric blends. Joining the firm’s Nylosan S range, the REACH-registered and Bluesign-approved solutions have…
  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022

    Counterfeit fashion 'contains harmful chemicals' Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has unveiled a new study which claims that counterfeit fashion goods are exposing consumers to potentially dangerous chemicals. AAFA worked with British inspection, testing and…
  • Friday, 18 March 2022

    ZDHC welcomes new programme contributors Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – US department store chain Nordstrom and sustainable chemicals company Proklean Technologies have joined the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero programme. Nordstrom says it hopes to influence change in working conditions and environmental…
  • Friday, 18 March 2022

    Call for more restrictions on textile chemicals Premium Article

    PARIS - The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) is calling for tougher restrictions on the use of more than 1,000 chemicals in apparel. ANSES believes the chemicals can cause allergic reactions in wearers,…
  • Monday, 07 March 2022

    TÜV Rheinland and BHive form partnership Premium Article

    HONG KONG - German inspection company TÜV Rheinland and The BHive digital chemical management platform have linked up in a bid to provide a seamless approach to chemical testing and management for the textile and fashion industry. The two companies…
  • Monday, 07 March 2022

    Alchemie finishing solution cuts resource use Premium Article

    CAMBRIDGE – Textile innovator Alchemie Technology has developed a new precision digital finishing solution it believes could significantly reduce a manufacturer’s energy, chemical and water usage. The technology, called Novara, uses high-velocity…
  • Tuesday, 01 March 2022

    ZDHC releases Wastewater Guidelines Version 2.0 Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The ZDHC Foundation, which is working towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals throughout the industry, has updated its wastewater guidelines. The ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 2.0 now brings together requirements for the…
  • Monday, 28 February 2022

    'Unsafe' levels of carcinogen found in masks Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - Titanium dioxide particles have been found in the fibres of face masks used to control the COVID-19 pandemic at levels posing a risk to human health, according to a new study by the Belgian national public health institute, Sciensano.…
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