HEXCEL announces FAHCCT Laboratory in Shanghai, China

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), Progen and Future Aerospace today celebrated the official opening of their new joint venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China. Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing Limited (FAHCCT) will provide China with a world-class aerospace standard materials testing laboratory that provides technical services including support with materials qualification for commercial aircraft … More HEXCEL announces FAHCCT Laboratory in Shanghai, China

Running to the future – BASF boosts investment in footwear segment

BASF announces new investments to strengthen its global footwear presence: opening new Footwear Development Centres in the US. and Thailand, launching a Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, and expanding the Footwear Development Center in Italy. Bringing together a dedicated team of process engineers, footwear specialists and technicians coupled with the latest technologies and machinery, these … More Running to the future – BASF boosts investment in footwear segment

Riding the waves with electric surfboards

Electromobility is on the rise around the world. With a wide range of flame-retardant PC + ABS blends, Covestro [http://www.covestro.com/] provides optimal materials for this field of application; for instance, for the production of injection-molded battery casings. This can be seen not only in current electric car projects, which is a widely-discussed topic at the … More Riding the waves with electric surfboards

Swiss retail trade turnover falls in May 2019

Turnover in the retail sector fell by 1.6 % in nominal terms in May 2019 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 1.5% 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 … More Swiss retail trade turnover falls in May 2019

Newbie continues to conquer Great Britain – embarks on national summer tour

Newbie, KappAhl’s (Swedish clothier chain) lifestyle concept in more sustainable materials for baby and children, continues to conquer Great Britain. This autumn, the first two stores will open outside of London. In order to meet the growing number of “Newbie Lovers”, Newbie also embarks on a national summer tour by bus – at the same … More Newbie continues to conquer Great Britain – embarks on national summer tour

ICAC Cotton: Review of the World Situation’ addresses Gender Equity, China’s Vision, and Garment Weight

Executive Summary Highlights from the June 2019 ‘Review’ include: The need for gender-specific perspectives at the earliest stages of agricultural policy-making to empower women (especially in less-developed countries). The powerful impact that the decrease in average garment weight has had on cotton demand over the last 20 years. How China’s massive Belt & Road Initiative … More ICAC Cotton: Review of the World Situation’ addresses Gender Equity, China’s Vision, and Garment Weight