The Rise of Industry 4.0 in the Nonwovens Industry

By guest author Tara Olivo, Associate Editor of Nonwovens Suppliers are at the forefront of adopting the latest IoT framework in their equipment and machinery Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic among nonwovens machinery and equipment suppliers over the last several years. Large-scale M2M (machine-to-machine) technologies and IoT (Internet of Things) operations are helping … More The Rise of Industry 4.0 in the Nonwovens Industry

Walmart’s brick-and-mortar stores could give it an edge over Amazon, ex-Walmart US CEO says

Walmart’s brick-and-mortar stores could give it an advantage over Amazon at a time when combined online and in-person retail prevails, former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon told CNBC on Thursday. Their business models may be different, but Gerald Storch, former CEO of Hudson’s Bay and Toys R Us, says both Amazon and Walmart are “winners” … More Walmart’s brick-and-mortar stores could give it an edge over Amazon, ex-Walmart US CEO says

German Textile Partnership members put their cards on the table – Roadmaps 2018 are published

Important milestone: The first 60 roadmaps are now published. Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles committed to take more responsibility for sustainability in their own supply chain. In the annual Roadmaps, they demonstrate how they handle the work to improve fair wages, environmental protection and working conditions. The creation of a Roadmap is binding … More German Textile Partnership members put their cards on the table – Roadmaps 2018 are published

Biobased polymers will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers to 2023

By guest author Dr Byony Core, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. Biobased polymers from biomass feedstocks Biobased polymers are a class of polymers that are manufactured from a biomass source, rather than from an oleochemical source. Although some of these types of polymers have been well known for over a century, they have not yet seen … More Biobased polymers will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers to 2023

157-Year-Old U.S. Department Store Gump’s begins Store-Closing Sale

Storied San Francisco retailer filed chapter 11 earlier this month after failing to sell business or attract new investors Gump’s, a storied luxury department store in San Francisco, has begun a going-out-of-business sale after 157 years in business. A judge on Friday, August 10, granted Gump’s permission to liquidate inventory at its flagship store, located … More 157-Year-Old U.S. Department Store Gump’s begins Store-Closing Sale

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions to join Cinte Techtextil China

From September 4 – 6, leading innovations and technologies from around the world will feature in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for Cinte Techtextil China 2018. With a growing technical textile market in China and Asia, big industry names will come to showcase new products. The Belgium, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions are predicted to … More Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions to join Cinte Techtextil China