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

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

China-EU agreement paves way for global adoption of circular economy

China and the EU signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Cooperation at the 20th EU-China Summit in Beijing on the 16th July. The signing of this agreement by the world’s two largest economies could accelerate adoption of circular economy practices at a global scale, creating potential for a ‘system shift’ towards a low carbon, regenerative … More China-EU agreement paves way for global adoption of circular economy

There is growth in counterfeit luxury goods, but blockchain tech can help brands fight back

By guest author Jessica Davis from Harper’s Bazaar Counterfeit luxury goods are one of the biggest problems in the luxury industry. According to a report published in 2016 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, the market for counterfeit goods is worth an astonishing USD 461 billion. … More There is growth in counterfeit luxury goods, but blockchain tech can help brands fight back

Designer LaQuan Smith’s sexy clothes go Mass Market with ASOS

By guest author Ray A. Smith from Wall Street Journal A deal between ASOS and LaQuan Smith boosts the profile of black designers in the fashion industry; Bringing styles favoured by Beyoncé, Cardi B. and Rihanna to the masses LaQuan Smith, whose body-hugging fashions have graced stars like Rihanna and Cardi B, is ready to … More Designer LaQuan Smith’s sexy clothes go Mass Market with ASOS

Payment delays up TWO days globally, do not lower your guard too early

Highlights of the Euler Hermes Survey (May 2018) by Marc Livinec In 2017, the average DSO increased by +2 days in 2017 to 66 days. It should increase by +1 day in 2018 The US, part of the Eurozone and China experience the highest in- crease in DSO Upstream industrial sectors such as Electronics, Machinery … More Payment delays up TWO days globally, do not lower your guard too early