SAFETY

Sarex Chemicals – Launches 2 New Specialty Solutions to Fight COVID Pandemic

Sarex Chemicals launches 2 new specialty solutions to fight COVID pandemic. Setting up an example, Sarex shows resilience and leaves the textile industry to follow in its footsteps. The recipe for a business to flourish is innovation, perseverance towards growth, and goodwill among the public. But the secret ingredient is resilience – with which businesses […]

SUSTAINABILITY

TUV Rheinland to enhance understanding on reducing fibre shedding during washing

If its synthetic, the microfibres persist in the environment. An estimated12-21 million tonnes of waste – including fibers shed from synthetic textiles – was removed from the top 200 meters of water, as per the National Oceanography Centre in UK, which published its research on measurements of micro plastics in the Atlantic Ocean. The horrific […]

SAFETY

SCHUTZEN Chemical successfully validates anti-viral SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV finish

The all-new SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV is now proven to deactivate 99.9% human corona virus HCoV 229E – surrogate for SARS-COV-2 virus. From the house of SCHUTZEN Chemical Group, the textile finish is silver free, and is anti-microbial and anti-viral in nature. The Indian textile specialty chemical manufacturer, SCHUTZEN, successfully validated its new textile finish as per ISO […]

SAFETY SUSTAINABILITY

Trust, Safety and Sustainability – OEKO-TEX Reiterates Its Vision in Annual Report 2019-2020

OEKO-TEX® Association, the global standard in certifications, emphasizes its vision of transparency, trust, safety and sustainability in the textile production processes in its Annual Report 2019/2020.   Excerpts from the Annual Report 2019-2020: The organization released measures in March-April 2020 which showcase how it has adapted its processes for certificate renewal. Despite disruption in manufacturing […]

SUSTAINABILITY

Lenzing survey on sustainable raw materials finds ‘Conscious Consumer’ trusts in biodegradable and sustainable textiles and brands

The conscious consumer is one who seeks 3 key parameters when it comes to selecting home and fashion textiles – 1) sustainable clothing that comes from sustainable raw materials; 2) humane and eco-responsible processes used in manufacturing textiles; 3) transparent display of raw materials used on finished textiles. Lenzing Group’s survey conducted early this year […]

SUSTAINABILITY

Gap Inc. & Textile Exchange Together Launch Preferred Fiber Toolkit

The much-awaited Preferred Fiber Toolkit (PFT) is now out. The Toolkit – publicly made available together by Gap Inc. and Textile Exchange – offers guidance to sourcing and design teams to help their companies be on target with their sustainability goals. The brainchild of Gap Inc., PFT comprises a rigorous evaluation of raw material choices […]

SUSTAINABILITY

‘Fashion for Good’ kicks-off Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling

Leading global organisations have come together to join hands for ‘Fashion for Good’ – a first-of-its-kind consortium project. Named ‘Full Circle Textiles Project – Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling’, the initiative aims to investigate economically viable and scalable solutions for cellulosic chemical recycling. This is to enable a closed loop system to convert textile waste […]

SAFETY

Devan Chemicals confirms its BI-OME fabric coating technology’s virus reducing capabilities

Devan Chemicals, a worldwide developer of speciality chemicals for textiles, confirms the ability of its BI-OME fabric coating technology in reducing virus attacks in both unwashed and intensely washed fabrics. In the last few months since the pandemic set in, the company has been working with independent international laboratories in testing different fabric substrates against […]

SUSTAINABILITY

AMANN makes it to the Top 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders by UN Global Compact

It is a RACE WE CAN WIN with sustainable practices! And AMANN has it woven into its DNA. Since its inception in 1854, AMANN Group has pioneered in innovative threads and yarns while making a conscious effort in protecting the environment and the community they are in. In a fitting acknowledgement, AMANN finds place in […]

SAFETY SUSTAINABILITY

Toray introduces Ecodear® Nylon – An environmentally friendly, high value-added new nylon

The 60% Bio-Based fabric reflects Toray’s commitment to producing lower-impact textiles Toray Industries, Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that represents a major step forward in the company’s Sustainability Vision and makes it possible to create bio-based versions of proven Toray technologies like Entrant® and Dermizax®. • Ecodear® Nylon is 60% bio-based, developed […]

WATER TREATMENT

Homogenization in wastewater treatment for Textile Industry

In view of India’s deteriorating water crisis, there is an urgent need to explore alternative means of water management. Industrial water treatment can help us to tide over this situation by retrieving the processed water and making it usable for other purposes. Textile effluents are one among the complex wastewater which undergoes intense treatment through […]