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Innovating textile coating

If you’ve ever worn anything water-repellent, absorbent, flame retardant or odour free, it’s possible it’s had a coating applied to it. The Innovative Manufacturing CRC is co-funding a project to adapt newly-discovered coating technologies from the lab for the textile production line that will make the coating process more efficient and the coatings more durable.

On ABC Mornings with Laura Tchilinguirian: David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, with Tony Peacock, CEO at CRC Association, Director and Advisory Board Member Hawker, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Continue reading Innovating textile coating

20th-Century Slavery Was Hiding In Plain Sight in El Monte, California

The El Monte sweatshop case exposed a web of corruption—and the enslavement of more than 70 Los Angeles-area garment workers

By Erin Blakemore
Smithsonianmag.Com | July 31, 2020, 10 a.m.

On August 2, 1995, a multi-agency task force led by the California Department of Industrial Relations raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California, a small community near Los Angeles.

(NMAH, Phillip Bonner, US Immigration and Naturalization Service)

On August 2, 1995, police officers raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California. They arrested eight operators of a clandestine garment sweatshop and freed 72 workers who were being forced to sew garments in virtual captivity. Smuggled from Thailand into the United States, the laborers’ plight brought a national spotlight to domestic sweatshop production and resulted in increased enforcement by federal and state labor agencies. The publicity of the El Monte raid also put added pressure on the apparel industry to reform its labor and business practices domestically and internationally. Read the full post by the author….

(Courtesy: Smithsonian Magazine)

Roland EJ-640 DECO Water-based Decoration Printer: Now Available at a List Price of £17,999

The EJ-640 DECO. Designed for décor.

The EJ-640 DECO is the most economical décor solution on the market, with the potential to reduce your costs by an average of up to 50% on ink alone. Cut your costs even further – the EJ-640 DECO delivers truly stunning results on more economical media so you can reduce overheads with no compromise on quality.

Whether you’re a print service provider or web-to-print graphic supplier looking to expand into new profitable applications; a wallcovering manufacturer wanting to differentiate with on-demand, eco-luxe collections; a designer looking to bring production in-house to reduce lead times; or an interior decorator with an eye on the latest trends, the EJ-640 DECO is compatible with a range of medias to create a host of stunning décor applications to make home, corporate and public spaces unique. Continue reading Roland EJ-640 DECO Water-based Decoration Printer: Now Available at a List Price of £17,999

Rossari Biotech Limited: IPO Listing Wishes

Message of Mr. Sunil Chari, Managing Director, Rossari Biotech Limited, on Linkedin

Rossari’s IPO was oversubscribed and was up 80% on listing day. We bow to all our investors, our esteemed board, employees, distributors, customers, suppliers, friends, our partners and associates and well wishers for this stupendous success
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The market cap of Rossari is now 3750 crores and this puts us in the top 400 companies in India by market cap. We promise to work harder to ensure good return for all our shareholders and make you proud of your company. This was the first public issue after corona, first virtual IPO, amongst the all time top gainers on listing day in recent times.

Overwhelmed, humbled and grateful.

Great Success of IPO of Rossari Biotech Limited: Congratulatory messages pour in

(Source: Rossari Biotech Limited)

HelloMask: Swiss develop first see-through surgical mask

Woman wearing transparent mask
The transparent HelloMask allows non-verbal communication between patients and nursing staff Visualisation: EPFL

A fully transparent surgical mask that filters out germs but allows facial expressions to be seen has been developed by Swiss scientists. Caregivers should be able to wear them from the summer of 2021.

“For some segments of the population – like children, the elderly and the hearing impaired – the [current] masks are a major obstacle to communication,” said the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) in a statement. Continue reading HelloMask: Swiss develop first see-through surgical mask

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Textile Future : Kornit Digital Printing

Though Kornit is a twenty years old company, the company has over the past years got more attention than before. One of the reason is their amazing Direct to Fabric machines, that enable digital print directly on a long-range of types of textiles. This does not only lead to considerably faster turn-around time, but also to way more sustainable fabrics. In this INKISH interview VP & General Manager, Direct to Fabric, Danny Gazit, in the following video, gives us a tour in the factory, in the showroom, and openly explains why Kornit for sure seems to be on the right track.

Continue reading Leading the Way to a Sustainable Textile Future : Kornit Digital Printing

The market-ready Fibersort machine to the industry: A cutting edge automated sorting technology that revolutionises textile to textile recycling of post-consumer textiles.

Fibersort, making closed loop textiles a reality

Today, the #Fibersort consortium presents the market-ready Fibersort machine to the industry: a cutting edge automated sorting technology that revolutionises textile to textile recycling of post-consumer textiles. At 2pm CET, we are hosting an online webinar to explore key project outcomes, share experiences of the collectors, sorters, recyclers, brands, and other stakeholders that made this possible and learn more about how each one of us can contribute to closing the textiles loop, welcoming feedback and insights from the industry to create lasting industry transformation.Register to attend the webinar here: https://lnkd.in/dgFe_FzProcotex, Worn Again Technologies, Leger des Heils ReShare, Wieland Textiles (Smart Fibersorting), Valvan Baling Systems nv

Posted by Circle Economy on Thursday, March 12, 2020

12 March 2020

Fibersort, making closed loop textiles a reality

Today, the Fibersort consortium presents the market-ready Fibersort machine to the industry: a cutting edge automated sorting technology that revolutionises textile to textile recycling of post-consumer textiles.

Fibersort: The technology to close the loop on textiles is here- it’s time for action!

The Fibersort technology can now sort around 900 kg of textiles per hour, enabling textile-to-textile recycling. Join the collectors, sorters, recyclers, brands, and other stakeholders that made this possible in this webinar and learn more about how you can contribute to closing the textiles loop. Continue reading The market-ready Fibersort machine to the industry: A cutting edge automated sorting technology that revolutionises textile to textile recycling of post-consumer textiles.

Archroma @ Techtextil India 2019

“We are continuously developing innovations and solution systems that help increase productivity and create value for textile manufacturers in India,” says Anjani Prasad, Head of Sales, India, Archroma. “We do that with in mind the planet and its inhabitants, in line with the objectives of “The Archroma way”: Safe, efficient, enhanced. Because it’s our nature!”

At Techtextil India 2019, Archroma offered a wide portfolio of dyes and chemicals aiming to increase sustainability and innovation along the entire value chain, from fiber to finish. The Company introduced for the first time to audiences in India Fadex® AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive & transportation textiles more resistant to light, Foron® SP-WF, a range of high-performance disperse dyes for polyester sportswear, and its ground-breaking innovation, Appretan® NTR, a water-based textile coating binder that rallies renewable natural ingredients for applications such as tea bags and coffee filters or capsules.

Archroma participated at Techtextil India 2019 to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.
Archroma participated at Techtextil India 2019 to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.

Archroma presented various products/systems in the following markets of the technical textile sector:

Automotive & Transportation:

Archroma introduced two systems ideally suited to textile manufacturers serving the automotive & transportation market: Light Fast Car, a system designed to keep fabric colors deep, vibrant and matched day after day; Safe Seats, a halogen-free* flame retardant coating system for synthetic leather upholstery.

Outdoor & Active Wear:

Color Vibe, a system for nylon sportswear to maintain color vibrancy, time after time, wash after wash; Fast Sport, a coloration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint; Odor Control, a system for improved material longevity, freshness and wearing comfort due to the lasting dual-action technology of Sanitized® Odoractiv 10. Odor-causing bacteria cannot adhere to the textile surface and bad smells are trapped and neutralized; and permastink cannot build-up in your sportswear; Wick Stop, an anti-wicking system to keep your feet drier in the wet, with maximum mesh sneaker durability.

Workwear & Uniforms:

Power Cotton, a system for comfortable cotton fabrics with more than 5 times higher abrasion resistance; Smooth As Iron, a non-iron finishing system that keeps fabric smooth, soft and strong, especially on collars and cuffs; Odor Control, (see above); Tough Camo, A non-infrared reflective pigment printing system for military wear, with high durability and dramatically reduced water consumption;

Non-Wovens:

Filter It Clean, a formaldehyde-free* and APEO-free bonding system that makes non-wovens strong and safe even when wet.

Interview with Mr Anjani Prasad, Managing Director, Archroma India

The Archroma Way: Safe, Efficient and Enhanced…

Interview with Mr Anjani Prasad, Managing Director, Archroma India

Mr Anjani Prasad Managing Director, Archroma India
Mr Anjani Prasad
Managing Director, Archroma India

Anjani Prasad is Managing Director and Head of Brand Performance Textiles Specialties for Archroma India. He is a seasoned textile expert with experience gained over 30 years working in the textile industry with companies such as Century Mills and BTRA. In 1991, he joined Clariant India as a technical executive and developed his expertise through positions including Product Manager and Head of Country for the Textile, Leather, Emulsion and Paper Division, overseeing 400 employees. In 2010, he relocated to Singapore with Asia-Pacific wide responsibilities including marketing and sustainability support to retailers and customers. After Archroma came to life from Clariant’s textile, paper and emulsion businesses in 2013, Mr Prasad was appointed as Global Head of New Business Development for the textile chemicals business, and in 2015 he returned to India as Head of Sales for the Indian market.

Mr Prasad has a B.Sc (Tech) and M.Sc (Tech) in Textile Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, and is a Chartered Colorist. He serves as a Director at the Indian Technical Textile Association, a Board member at Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India and of the Indian Specialty Chemical Manufacturers’ Association. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Colourage, the magazine for textile and garment processing and the Journal of the Textile Association. Continue reading The Archroma Way: Safe, Efficient and Enhanced…

ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) in the Textile Industry

ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) is designed to trace the implications of the growing capital intensity in the primary textile industry. This publication describes manufacturing and total costs of yarn/fabric broken down into various cost elements at different stages of the textile value chain. The 2018 edition adds the segment “Finishing” to the historical cost analysis in spinning, draw texturing, weaving, and knitting. For the first time also, the geographic coverage counts Pakistan and Bangladesh besides Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Rep., Turkey, U.S.A., and Vietnam. Continue reading ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) in the Textile Industry