VF Corporation signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, announced on May 2, 2019, that it has become a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, furthering the company’s commitment to global climate advocacy and engagement. In signing the charter, VF joins more than 40 fashion and apparel industry companies … More VF Corporation signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Webinar: Resolving IP and sports-related disputes through WIPO alternative dispute resolution options (May 9, 2019)

As part of the World IP Day celebrations, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is holding a free webinar on WIPO’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services for IP and sports-related disputes on May 9, 2019 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CEST). If you are not able to attend, please register and you will be receiving … More Webinar: Resolving IP and sports-related disputes through WIPO alternative dispute resolution options (May 9, 2019)

ICAC – China issues additional Cotton Import Quota and sets date for Reserve Sales

Until the trade dispute between the United States and China is resolved, US cotton imports to China continue to be subject to the additional 25% tariff imposed in July 2018. The United States is expected to remain the world’s largest cotton exporter with a projected 3.3 million tonnes to be exported in 2018/19, while China … More ICAC – China issues additional Cotton Import Quota and sets date for Reserve Sales

Swiss retail trade turnover fell in March 2019

Turnover in the retail sector fell by 0.5% in nominal terms in March 2019 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 0.1% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover in the retail sector also adjusted for sales days and holidays fell … More Swiss retail trade turnover fell in March 2019

Robot Factory introduces Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt System for High-Temperature 3D Printing

By guest author Sarah Saunders from 3D Printing Over the last several years, 3D printers that use conveyor belts as limitless build platforms have been growing more popular. In 2017, Italian company Robot Factory launched its own FFF version, called Sliding-3D, which can help companies achieve more sustainable manufacturing processes with its 45° extruder and … More Robot Factory introduces Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt System for High-Temperature 3D Printing

In-Mould Electronics – the transition from art to platform technology

By guest author Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director at IDTechEx. He has recently written the below article on In-Mould Electronics, examining how a transition can take place to evolve the technology from a black art method towards an accessible manufacturing platform In-Mould Electronics (IME) is a technology for structurally integrating electronic functionality into 3D-shaped parts. … More In-Mould Electronics – the transition from art to platform technology