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Erika Simmons joins AATCC as new Technical Director Erika Simmons has been announced as the new Technical Director for AATCC. Simmons has more than 20 years of experience in the Hanesbrands testing labs providing leadership and training, developing solutions, and launching new programs. As compliance manager, she led projects in quality management to meet customer … More Personalities

Responding to China’s requirements in 2019

It is well-known that the astonishing success of China’s economy over the past decade has sent wages soaring and made it difficult for the country’s textile manufacturers to find and retain trained machine operators, while operating in a highly competitive market where optimised production and full resource efficiency are of paramount importance. In direct response … More Responding to China’s requirements in 2019

Swiss Gross Domestic Product in the 2nd quarter of 2019: economy weakens

Switzerland’s GDP rose by 0.3 % in the 2nd quarter of 2019, after increasing by 0.4 % (revised) in the previous quarter.* The development of domestic and foreign demand was weak, as in other European countries, which had a particularly negative impact on the service sectors. Private consumption (+0.3 %) saw slightly below-average growth in … More Swiss Gross Domestic Product in the 2nd quarter of 2019: economy weakens

3D Systems & TOYOTA Motorsport: Collaboration to expand 3D Printing in Automotive & Racing

By guest author Bridget O’Neal from 3D Printing Although 3D printing has already gained a foothold in the automotive industry, a new collaboration between 3D Systems and TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) should intensify that progress significantly as the two partners work together in developing new 3D printers, software, and materials. A subsidiary of Toyota Motor … More 3D Systems & TOYOTA Motorsport: Collaboration to expand 3D Printing in Automotive & Racing

Bayer completes sale of iconic Coppertone™ brand to Beiersdorf

Divestment enables Bayer to focus on core OTC business Bayer announced on September 2, 2019, the completion of the sale of the Coppertone™ brand to Beiersdorf for a purchase price of 550 million U.S. dollars. In May of this year, Bayer entered into a definitive agreement to sell Coppertone™ to Hamburg, Germany-based Beiersdorf. Having successfully … More Bayer completes sale of iconic Coppertone™ brand to Beiersdorf

Net fabrics with a touch of extravagance

Stylish net curtains produced on KARL MAYER’s new warp knitting machines with weft insertion KARL MAYER is stepping up its operations in the home textiles sector. Particularly encouraged by the feedback from its weft-inserted, warp-knitted textiles at the last Heimtextil fair in January 2019 in Frankfurt, this manufacturer has further optimised its machine technology for … More Net fabrics with a touch of extravagance