ITA at the Composites Europe 2018

At the Composites Europe (November 6 – 8, 2018) in Stuttgart, Germany, the Institut für Textiltechnik (Institute for Textile Technology) of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, will be showing products, components and machines along the fibre composite process chain. The ITA will present itself at the booth of the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Construction … More ITA at the Composites Europe 2018

U.K. Consumer confidence drops again in October

Consumer confidence slipped again to a three-month low in October, dragged down by worries about the economic outlook in the run-up to Brexit. According to the latest GfK Consumer Confidence Index, shopper morale last month declined one point to -10 compared to the month prior. This was also well below the -7 recorded in August, … More U.K. Consumer confidence drops again in October

Doing Business report: New record set as 314 Reforms introduced to improve Business Climate Around the World

Governments around the world set a new record in bureaucracy busting efforts for the domestic private sector, implementing 314 business reforms over the past year, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released on October 31, 2018. The reforms, carried out in 128 economies, benefit small and medium enterprises as … More Doing Business report: New record set as 314 Reforms introduced to improve Business Climate Around the World

Revolutionary clean Dye RecycromTM on fast track to scaling

In 2016, the Italian textile chemical company Officina+39 invented RecycromTM – color powders made from 100 % textile waste. Almost immediately, RecycromTM was being rated as one of the biggest innovations in dyestuffs in the last 50 years. In 2017, the clean dye won the Keyhouse Hightex Award at Munich Fabric Start 2017, and was … More Revolutionary clean Dye RecycromTM on fast track to scaling

Swiss Consumer sentiment remains slightly above average

Consumer sentiment in Switzerland remains slightly above average. The still positive outlook for general economic development and unemployment continues to be clouded by below-average expectations of consumers’ own budget. A reason is likely to be inflation, which is perceived more strongly and is subduing households’ purchasing power. At -6 points, the October 2018 consumer sentiment … More Swiss Consumer sentiment remains slightly above average

Yarn Expo Autumn in Shanghai wraps up with 501 exhibitors and over 19000 visitors

More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai). 501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, … More Yarn Expo Autumn in Shanghai wraps up with 501 exhibitors and over 19000 visitors