New York weighs strong sustainability regulations for the fashion industry

The US state of New York is considering new legislation that would hold big fashion firms responsible for human rights and sustainability issues in their global supply chains. Footwear and fashion brands and retailers operating in New York would be expected to “identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for how they handle” the negative effects of … More New York weighs strong sustainability regulations for the fashion industry

Worth Reading – Issue 211 of Textile Outlook International has now been published and contains the following reports

Editorial: Will higher cotton prices hit the apparel market in 2022? World textile and apparel trade and production trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, December 2021 Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2022/23 Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Pakistan, 2021 Textiles and apparel business update, December 2021 Trends in world … More Worth Reading – Issue 211 of Textile Outlook International has now been published and contains the following reports

BASF partners with China BlueChemical and Wuhuan Engineering to develop new technology for use of CO2 rich marine gas

BASF to develop and supply innovative catalyst solutions that enable CO2 direct utilization via reforming and synthesis gas to chemicals Reduction of carbon footprint via improved process efficiency and carbon efficiency is the core of the partnership Focus is on utilisation of Marine gas with a high CO2 content BASF signed a joint development agreement … More BASF partners with China BlueChemical and Wuhuan Engineering to develop new technology for use of CO2 rich marine gas

About the Inventory on export restrictions on Industrial Raw Materials

This Inventory contains information on export regulations in the raw materials sector, namely minerals, metals and wood. It records measures known to restrain export activity from 2009-2020 at the 6-digit level of HS2007 classification. Selection must be started by choosing a country. Then data queries can be made using one or several of the filters: … More About the Inventory on export restrictions on Industrial Raw Materials

Commercial flights in December 2021: closest yet to 2019 figures

In December 2021, the number of commercial flights in the EU increased by 130 % compared with December 2020. However this is still below the pre-pandemic levels (-24   % compared with December 2019). In absolute terms, the number of commercial flights stood at 383 720 in December 2021, compared with 166 990 in December 2020 … More Commercial flights in December 2021: closest yet to 2019 figures

viboo, a Swiss Empa spin-off: Optimising indoor temperatures – thanks to AI

By guest author Loris Pandiani from Swiss Empa The Empa spin-off viboo has developed a self-learning algorithm for controlling the indoor climate. This enables predictive cooling or heating of buildings, thus saving around one third of energy. Following successful experiments at NEST, Empa’s and Eawag’s research and innovation building, the first pilot projects are now … More viboo, a Swiss Empa spin-off: Optimising indoor temperatures – thanks to AI