Industrial strife affects us all

Industrial strife affects us all. In recent months, we’ve seen more negative press in international newspapers and journals about the apparel industry of Bangladesh. Particularly, news has focused on clashes between factory owners and workers, wildcat strikes and complaints about charges brought against some workers by factories last year. Most of these charges, I understand, have now been dropped. Nonetheless, the damage is already done in the sense that the reputation of our industry has once again been tarnished. … More Industrial strife affects us all

Moody’s lowers M&S’s credit rating from stable to negative

The change follows M&S’s recent trading report, which recorded a decline across clothing & home like-for-like sales By guest author Sahar Nazir from Retail Gazette Moody’s has downgraded Marks & Spencer’s credit rating from stable to negative following a strenuous year for the retailer. The influential credit ratings agency confirmed M&S’s Baa3 senior unsecured ratings … More Moody’s lowers M&S’s credit rating from stable to negative

State of the Art: Carbon Fibre 3D Printing, Part Four

State of the Art: Carbon Fibre 3D Printing, Part Four. The matrix materials used with carbon fibre can be just as important as the reinforcement material itself. In this section, we will explore the matrix polymers used so far in carbon fibre 3D printing. We’ll also take a look at some other reinforcement materials used instead of carbon fibre. … More State of the Art: Carbon Fibre 3D Printing, Part Four