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Dynamics of value-added chains
The reduction in the share of value-added in sectors such as textiles and footwear is due to increased reliance on import of raw materials, writes Aishwarya Sanas.
Indian nonwoven market will continue to grow
Sivasailam G, Managing Director, Freudenberg Performance Materials India, Chennai, speaks on the present Indian nonwovens market, and importance of sustainability in the development of spunlace and wetlaid nonwovens.
Euratex presents Covid-19 recovery strategy
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has come up with a strategy for the future that is supposed to turn the current coronavirus crisis into an opportunity. Part of the strategy, which was endorsed by the last general assembly, is for the industry to become “more digital, sustainable and agile” and five flagship initiatives have been identified in critical areas.
Euratex develops five flagship initiatives
The first initiative is to organise guaranteed supplies and build resilient value chains in Europe for critical PPE and other textile products to avoid an impact of this magnitude in the future.
Virtual platforms as alternatives to real trade fairs?
André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment and Chairman of the VDMA Marketing and Trade Fair Committee, speaks on the impact of coronavirus epidemic had, and does it continue to have, on events within the textile machine industry.
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.
Garment cos call for FTAs with EU, UK, US, Australia
Readymade garments exporters have asked the government to expedite free trade agreements with high potential markets such as the EU, the UK, the US, Australia and Canada which could lead to exports doubling in three years’ time.