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Smart Production Strategies, Sustainability And Stronger Customer Network- All Elements for Business Success @ India ITME Virtual Event For Textiles. (3rd-5th Dec 2020)

India ITME Society is honored to welcome Ms. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS, Textile Commissioner, Govt. Of India as Chief Guest to inaugurate largest virtual business event this year for Textile Technologies and Engineering products.

282 technology & engineering companies, 400+ Textile technology & engineering products from 18 countries shall be available for 2 days of interactions on 4th, 5th Dec 2020 making it one of the largest virtual platform for trade, investment & sourcing solutions for textile industry. As on date, participants from 50 countries who are looking at expanding , developing their textile industry have registered to connect and explore opportunities for expanding their business network. Keeping in mind different time zones of 50 countries the virtual event shall be open from 11.00 Hrs to 19.00 Hrs (IST) enabling exhibitors and visitors to connect during respective working hours.

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Valmet of Finland to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in India

Smart filtration solutions for demanding conditionsSmart filtration solutions for demanding conditions

Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has decided to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in Pune, India, in order to better serve its customers and improve delivery times of filter fabrics to the Asia Pacific and Middle East areas.

Valmet is one of the leading suppliers of filter fabrics and industrial textiles globally. Valmet’s filtration offering covers filter fabrics and felts for the mining and chemical, pulp and paper, dry filtration and laundry industries. The Finnish company has nearly 13,000 professionals around the world. Continue reading Valmet of Finland to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in India

LogoJET UVx90R Wins PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Award

LogoJET UV 90RLogoJET is proud to announce that the UVx90R received a coveted PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Award for UV/LATEX Flatbed (under $70K).

Lon Riley Chief Operating Officer at LogoJET USA“We are immensely proud to receive the SGIA Product of the Year Award for our UVx90R printer for the second year in a row and a three-time win overall. This validates our continued commitment to offering print solutions that provide our customers with the best possible color and quality output,” said Lon Riley, LogoJET vice president and COO. “The UVx90R represents the platform technology that we build around, but the ability to consistently produce award winning products is truly the result of the entire solution we deliver, including our best of breed RIP software and digital inks.”

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Clean Clothes Campaign: Verdict Ali Enterprise factory fire ignores systemic safety failures

Ali Enterprise factory fire verdictEight years after more than 250 people died in Ali Enterprise garment factory fire in Pakistan, the court verdict ignores systemic failures in the garment industry. On Sept 22, an antiterrorism court in Karachisentencedtwo ex-Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers to death in the Baldia factory arson case while the factory’s four gatekeepers were sentenced to life term. The factory owners walked out without a sentence. German retailer Kik was the main buyer at the time when the fire broke out.

Neither the factory owners nor the main client, German retailer KiK, had an incentive to improve the factory safety as the factory was certified as safe according to the Social Accountability International SA8000 standard by Italian auditing company RINA. This certification was extended just weeks before the deadly fire. The auditing system makes profits on the basis companies’ need to show that they are doing “something” in the field of workplace monitoring and thereby protects companies rather than actually changing working conditions for the better. Legal systems have so far failed to hold auditing firms accountable for their deadly reassurances. Continue reading Clean Clothes Campaign: Verdict Ali Enterprise factory fire ignores systemic safety failures

Garment workers in H&M, Primark, and Nike’s supply chains need their full wages during a pandemic

Indonesian workers at Nike supplier Victory Ching Luh protesting against wage cuts during the pandemicIndonesian workers at Nike supplier Victory Ching Luh protesting against wage cuts during the pandemic

Millions of workers in garment supply chains world-wide have not been paid their full wages during the pandemic or have lost their jobs without adequate financial compensation. Today the Clean Clothes Campaign network starts a campaign calling upon brands to take responsibility for the workers that make their clothes and ensure that workers are paid what they are owed. Continue reading Garment workers in H&M, Primark, and Nike’s supply chains need their full wages during a pandemic

9th Forum on New Materials: Invited Lectures

9th Forum on New Materials Invited LecturesCIMTEC 2021 – 15th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies – will be held in Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 21 to 30, 2021. It will feature the 15th International Ceramics Congress (June 21-25) and the 9th Forum on New Materials (June 26-30), each of them including a number of international Symposia and Conferences. As a major longstanding event for the international materials community in 2021 celebrating its 50th Birthday, CIMTEC will gather together a large and qualified audience of materials scientists, physicists, chemists and of experts of a wide range of the most demanding application engineering areas of modern materials, from the molecular and nanoscales to large complex integrated systems. Continue reading 9th Forum on New Materials: Invited Lectures

Coats Digital launches GSDCostⱽ⁵ with fair wage tool and digital feedback loop

GSDCost by coatsCoats Digital, the software business of Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, has launched GSDCostⱽ⁵, the latest, highly intuitive, browser-based version of the only globally recognised, time-cost manufacturing standard for apparel brands and manufacturers.

Gary Thompson, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Coats DigitalGary Thompson, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Coats Digital commented, ‘As our industry begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, businesses face unprecedented demand volatility and cost pressure, while consumers are increasingly holding brands to account over sustainability. Responding to these challenges will require greater levels of collaboration between brands and manufacturers, more accurate and transparent costings with a fair allowance for a living wage, and optimised manufacturing methods and costs. I am delighted that the launch of GSDCostⱽ⁵ will play a key role in helping to support brands and manufacturers address these challenges, while also driving sustainable cost-efficiency and speed to market.’ Continue reading Coats Digital launches GSDCostⱽ⁵ with fair wage tool and digital feedback loop

Out of the shadows: A spotlight on exploitation in the fashion industry.

Our new report brings data from the Fashion Checker transparency tool to life, detailing the stark contrast between fashion brands’ big claims, and the reality of their supply chains.

At the midpoint of the “Big Four” fashion weeks, “Out of the shadows” shines a light on the poor work practices and poverty wages of the garment sector. The report found that despite their sweeping promises, none of the surveyed brands can prove that all workers in their supply chain earn a living wage. Continue reading Out of the shadows: A spotlight on exploitation in the fashion industry.

India’s  Ready -Made Garment (RMG) Export Update for FY (April-June) 2020-21

RMG exports were to the tune of USD 803.37 million in June 2020 with a decline of  34.84  per cent against the corresponding month of June 2019, which was USD 1232.87   million. Cumulative RMG exports in dollar terms during April-June, 2020-21 is USD  1446.31    million registering a decline of 65.32   %.

In rupee term export for the Month of June 2020 was Rs  6083.70 Cr. as against Rs.  8560.93   Cr. in June 2019 with a decline of 28.94 per cent. RMG Exports in Rupee terms during April-June, 2020-21 is Rs. 10955.42 Cr. registering a decline of 62.23%. Continue reading India’s  Ready -Made Garment (RMG) Export Update for FY (April-June) 2020-21

Israeli Textile Printing Firm ‘Kornit Digital’ Expands Partnership With Amazon

kornit digital printing of textiles and garmentsKornit Digital, manufactures and markets industrial digital printing technologies for the garment, apparel, and textile industries, Signs an Agreements with Amazon

Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel has quoted Ronen Samuel, CEO of Kornit Digital saying: “The business is on fire – fashion companies are moving online and to textile printing on demand.” He was speaking as the Israeli company conducted its fourth share offering in the past two and a half years and signed an expanded agreement with Amazon that will triple its sales to the online retail giant.

Kornit digital printing solution for textile and fashion enables mass customization of printed textile products in on-demand short and micro runs to shorten the supply chain to days instead of months and does so within the target markets to reduce negative environmental impacts. According to the company, the online digital fashion and textile printing market will grow to $25 billion by 2023, up from $18 billion in 2018. Continue reading Israeli Textile Printing Firm ‘Kornit Digital’ Expands Partnership With Amazon