DSM introduces new resin to drive shift to waterborne coatings in construction and heavy machinery segments

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has today launched a new direct-to-metal (DTM), waterborne coating resin, NeoCryl® XK-117, that will enable a more sustainable future for the coatings industry. The new resin underlines DSM’s commitment to developing coating resins that outperform conventional coating technologies in terms of both sustainability … More DSM introduces new resin to drive shift to waterborne coatings in construction and heavy machinery segments

18th ITMA edition in Barcelona ends on high note with large number of quality buyers

Themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment technology exhibition, concluded successfully in Barcelona, Spain. The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2019, chalking up new records for the exhibition, which has been held every four years since 1951. It featured many … More 18th ITMA edition in Barcelona ends on high note with large number of quality buyers

WTO opens online registration for World Cotton Day

Online registration for the WTO launch of World Cotton Day on October 7, 2019 is now open. The WTO will host the celebrations with the participation of senior government officials, international organisations, national cotton producers and textile industry professionals as well as private sector business executives. Registration closes on 20 September 2019. World Cotton Day … More WTO opens online registration for World Cotton Day

Ahead of K 2019, Clariant reveals the theme ‘Symphony of Collaboration’ to tackle plastics waste challenge

To be unveiled at K 2019: collaborative sustainability projects and the products behind them; taking EcoTain® to the next level Focus on solutions in reduction, reuse & recycling to drive innovation & close the loop for plastics Key partnerships to develop new solutions As action to tackle the challenge of plastic pollution gains momentum, including … More Ahead of K 2019, Clariant reveals the theme ‘Symphony of Collaboration’ to tackle plastics waste challenge

WTO members deepen discussions on transparency and trade concerns

In line with the 2019-2021 work plan to improve the operation and implementation of the WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), WTO members held a thematic session on transparency on 18 —19 June at WTO headquarters. On 20-21 June they participated in a regular meeting of the TBT committee, where they discussed 65 … More WTO members deepen discussions on transparency and trade concerns

Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders’ reaffirmation of commitment to WTO reform

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo strongly welcomed the communiqué agreed by G20 leaders at the summit in Osaka, Japan on June 29, 2019, recommitting the G20 to the need for WTO reform. The Director-General participated in the summit, where he also underlined the urgency of addressing the blockage in the WTO dispute settlement system. Speaking in … More Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders’ reaffirmation of commitment to WTO reform