Global growth plateaus as Economic Risks Materialise

By guest author Maurice Obstfeld. He is the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, on leave from the University of California, Berkeley The latest World Economic Outlook report projects that global growth will remain steady over 2018–19 at last year’s rate of 3.7 percent. This growth exceeds that achieved in … More Global growth plateaus as Economic Risks Materialise

First at the finishing line for 150 years

Swiss fabric innovator Schoeller Textil has taken the finishing of two-layer laminates for protective clothing and outdoor and active sportswear to a new level of production efficiency with the installation of a Monforts Eco Applicator unit. The innovations over the decades from this company – which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year – are too … More First at the finishing line for 150 years

H&M and Klarna partner to elevate the modern shopping experience for consumers

New partnership will enable frictionless checkout across all channels On October 8, 2018, H&M and Klarna announce that they have entered into a global partnership. Together, H&M and Klarna will further integrate H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a seamless, personalised and engaging shopping experience no matter where, when and how they shop. … More H&M and Klarna partner to elevate the modern shopping experience for consumers

AATCC Launches 2019 Proficiency Programmes for Lab Performance Verification

Labs may now register online for all 2019 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programmes (PTP) programmes. PTPs support certification and continuous improvement initiatives for textile laboratories. Six AATCC programs cover Antibacterial, Appearance, Colour Evaluation, Colourfastness, Fibre Analysis, and Water Resistance test methods and evaluation procedures. Samples are selected to provide consistent results in a meaningful range for … More AATCC Launches 2019 Proficiency Programmes for Lab Performance Verification

ITMA Asia+CITME – The great parade of textile machinery manufacturers in Shanghai, China

As customary at TextileFuture, we produce for our readers this Newsletter as a sort of a guide to ITMA Asia+CITME taking place from October 15 -19, 2018 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China. It is based upon all information we have on hand from selected exhibitors at our editorial deadline of October 8, 2018. We list the exhibitors in an alphabetical order. … More ITMA Asia+CITME – The great parade of textile machinery manufacturers in Shanghai, China

EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Boeing and Adient for the production of aircraft seating

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by Boeing and Adient, both of the US. The joint venture will design, develop, manufacture and sell seats for commercial aircraft. Boeing designs, manufactures and sells commercial aircraft and defence, space and security systems. Adient designs, manufactures and markets … More EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Boeing and Adient for the production of aircraft seating