Textile Industry Overcomes Adversity to Support Students

In spite of the economic challenges brought on by the current pandemic, the textile industry continues to invest in its future by supporting students through the AATCC Foundation. In 2021, AATCC Foundation provided scholarships, fellowships, and grants to more than 50 students in various textile-related fields. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Those who donated … More Textile Industry Overcomes Adversity to Support Students

International Achievement Award Winners Announced at IFAI Expo 2021

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. These awards recognise design excellence in specialty fabrics applications in seven major categories and 44 sub-categories. This year marked … More International Achievement Award Winners Announced at IFAI Expo 2021

Swiss Empa: Spalted wood -Teaching fungi how to write

By guest author Amanda Caracas from Swiss Empa Spalted wood is a highly sought-after material in the high-end furniture industry. In a newly developed process, Empa scientists have succeeded at controlling the spread of fungi in native wood types to create elaborate marblewood pictures – and even taught the fungi to write some words. Fine … More Swiss Empa: Spalted wood -Teaching fungi how to write

Swiss GDP growth in almost all cantons in 2019

In 2019, an increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) at the previous year’s prices was recorded in nearly all Swiss cantons. Obwalden (+3.5 %), Glarus (+3.2 %), Zug (+2.7 %), Basel-Stadt (+2.6 %), Lucerne (+2.6 %) and Valais (+2.5 %) showed particularly strong growth. These figures stem from the latest estimates of the Federal … More Swiss GDP growth in almost all cantons in 2019

Ørsted and BASF sign a 25-year offshore wind power purchase agreement in Germany

BASF and Ørsted have concluded a 25-year fixed-price corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 megawatts from Ørsted’s planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea. The offshore wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 900 megawatts and go into full commercial … More Ørsted and BASF sign a 25-year offshore wind power purchase agreement in Germany

Personalities: Thomas Gentil to Be New Deputy Head of Swiss Agroscope

New Agroscope Executive Board member: From 1 March 2022, Thomas Gentil will be the Deputy Head of Agroscope and Head of the Resources Unit. Most recently he was responsible for corporate development at the Swiss Federal Office of Police (fedpol). As Head of Resources with around 130 staff members, Thomas Gentil will run the IT, … More Personalities: Thomas Gentil to Be New Deputy Head of Swiss Agroscope