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

Inside Levi’s ambitious plan to cut its carbon footprint

By guest author Adele Peters.  She is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley. Two years ago, a factory in Bangladesh that sews jeans … More Inside Levi’s ambitious plan to cut its carbon footprint

Swiss GF George Fischer enters strategic partnership with leading 3D printing manufacturer

TextileFuture would like to inform you of a new development of GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, and 3D Systems, Rock Hill (USA), a leader in additive manufacturing, announced their strategic cooperation for jointly developed, integrated manufacturing solutions based on 3D printing. It is another example of the rapidity in the use of industrial … More Swiss GF George Fischer enters strategic partnership with leading 3D printing manufacturer

Australian company comes up with an extensive new way to produce rayon fibres

To produce rayon the old fashioned way it needs chemically intense processing of wood pulp or plant fibres. The cellulose that is extracted is treated with caustic soda, carbon disulfide, and sulfuric acid. You’re no doubt familiar with how nasty sulfuric acid can be, but carbon disulfide is usually dangerous stuff, too and its exposure … More Australian company comes up with an extensive new way to produce rayon fibres

PET recycling capabilities now more in focus for Indorama Ventures

Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and automotive sectors, i.e. beverages, hygiene, personal care, tire and safety segments. rPET resin is widely used for beverage and food packaging, also has fibre applications in Europe, a sector in which IVL holds a leadership supplier position. The demand for food-grade rPET in Western Europe is can grow … More PET recycling capabilities now more in focus for Indorama Ventures