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ACIMIT, EURATEX & VDMA tie-up for sustainability
EURATEX, the European apparel and textile confederation, has recently signed an MoU with ACIMIT and VDMA, the associations respectively representing Italian and German textile machinery manufacturers.
Sustainability wave rolls on!
The buzzword is Sustainability. The Year 2015 is considered the Year of Sustainability. Sustainability touches every aspect of industry, lives.... and continuation of humankind on earth. For the textile industry, this is of greater urgency. Because textile processes are more polluting and resource-depleting activities.
Orders for Italian textile machinery drop 4%
For the Italian textile machinery sector, the year´s fourth quarter resulted in a decline in orders, mainly due to a negative performance recorded in foreign sales. These findings have been reported in an economic survey conducted by ACIMIT, the Italian Association representing the industry, indicating a 4 per cent drop over the previous quarter.
Indonesia is third largest importer of tex machinery
According to the 2012 International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics report of the Switzerland-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Indonesia was the third-largest importer globally in 2012 of short-staple spindles, with 594,288 or 5.7 per cent of the total; the third-largest importer of shuttleless looms, with 3,727 or 4.3 per cent; and also the third-largest importer of large circular knitting machines, with 1,350 or 3.7 per cent.
Ichalkaranji to get technology training centre
The inauguration of the Italian textile machinery training centre is slated for this month at DKTE´S (Textile & Engineering Institute of Ichalkaranji, India). Following the signing of an agreement roughly two years ago between the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the DKTE´S Textile & Engineering Institute in Ichalkaranji in the district of Kolhapur.
ACIMIT "Sustainable Technologies" project
In an effort to promote growth, the textile industry is looking towards new production models and efficient processes from an energy standpoint, with a reduced environmental impact. Italian textile machinery sector is working to provide technology
Green Label, a new driving force for Italian technology
China and India are the two power houses of Asia, and Italy sells the most in textile technology to these countries. Italian textile machinery export accounts for 84 per cent of its total production the highest for any European country, and 79 per cent
The Green Agenda
One of the eye-catching brochures seen at the recently-concluded ITMA Asia+CITME 2014 in Shanghai was from VDMA, containing an in-depth analysis of technology titled "German Technology: Higher Energy Efficiency - Higher Profits".