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Antiviral fabric: The new buzzword
Antibacterial treatment of clothing was already relatively widespread before the Covid-19 outbreak, marketed as a way consumers could critically reduce the frequency of washing their clothes but the pandemic has hastened demand for its protective qualities.
Indonesia launches safeguard probe on 3 textile items
Indonesia recently notified the WTO Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on September 18 three safeguard investigations—the first on fabrics; the second on yarn; and the third on curtains, interior blinds, bed valances and other furnishing items.
DEMONETISATION - Shaken, but not out!
Cash crunch is very much the talk of the town today! Though demonetisation is a bold decision taken by the Government, it has left a sudden jerk in the entire textile chain. Textile retailers faced the immediate impact and other intermediaries in the value chain are facing it now with a lag of a few weeks with reduced orders due to slower offtake.
IKEA’s sustainability initiatives
IKEA, one of world’s largest home furnisher, has released its sustainability report for FY-16 in which it commits to invest €1billion in sustainability initiatives in the next one year.
ColorJet to bring paradigm shift in home furnishing industry
ColorJet Group, the biggest and only Indian manufacturer of digital printers in India, will bring a paradigm shift to the Indian home furnishing industry at Heimtextil India 2016 in hall 11, stall no H06 by introducing its wider width direct-to-fabric digital home textile printer FABJET GRAND, which is suitable to print on all inks, viz. reactive, pigment or disperse. Heimtextile India 2016 will be held from June 22-24, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
A.T.E. ties up with Superba & B-Tex
A.T.E. ties up with Superba, France, for carpet heat-setting process. Superba S.A.S is a global leader in saturated steam continuous heat-setting process of BCF carpet yarn (PA6, PA66, PP, PES, PAN) or spun and wool blend.
Digital´s 29% Leap!
Digital printing is poised to capture a bigger share in the Indian market as the industry has started enjoying and reaping benefits of its technological advances. The ITJ Exclusive Report attempts to scan a view of this booming digital printing scenario.
IKEA to ´Make More in India´ to widen sourcing base
Taking forward its commitment to the Indian market, IKEA, the global home furnishings leader, has announced a new initiative - ´Make More in India´, which is aimed at potential suppliers and toexpandIKEAG´s supplier base as well as the categories of home furnishing products sourced in India.