Newsline-International | April 2015
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. The agreement confirms the commitment of the three associations to promote energy efficiency in the European textile industry. ACIMIT, in particular, with its Sustainable Technologies project, has been intensely promoting new models for the past five years for production processes and efficient energy use through reduced environmental impacts.
´By signing this agreement,´ commented ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli, ´we intend to pursue our ongoing commitment to issues which we consider of interest to the entire European textile industry: sustainability and energy efficiency. Only through the involvement of the greatest possible number of operators in the industry we will be able to increase the competitiveness of all its components, relating to both the textile and textile machinery sectors.´ The partnership between EURATEX, ACIMIT and VDMA provides for a joint contribution in terms of communicating results achieved by the individual initiatives of each association, as well as an exchange of experiences in order to enhance know-how on energy efficiency related issues in the industry.