With stable production, major producing countries such as Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan have sought to secure greater domestic supplies for inward processing and downstream exports (e.g. cotton yarn, fabric, and garments). © Bremer Baumwollbörse

11/03/2020 – Central Asia

Central Asia

Central Asia: Consumption booms while exports falter

Central Asia cotton consumption is expanding significantly. Share of world exports has dropped per annum since 2015/16. By  Iris Schlomski

Glass hybrid belts by GKD are characterized by an even mesh opening with high air permeability. © GKD

11/03/2020 – New benchmarks in the production of nonwovens

New benchmarks in the production of nonwovens

Innovative glass hybrid fabric belts from GKD

The innovative belt construction from GKD, is an energy-efficient lightweight in dryer operation and significantly increases process efficiency. By  Iris Schlomski

The modern, trend oriented fabrics of the Cordura brand enable the production of modern, trendy products. © Cordura

10/03/2020 – Awards in four categories

Awards in four categories

Cordura successful at ISPO Textrends 2020

Invista’s Cordura fabric announces a sixth consistent year of multiple winning entries in the ISPO Textrends awards. By  Iris Schlomski

Solar cell module “FlexSolar” and Piezoelectric cascade generator (left side) with battery pack and textile with electrical appliances in the form of light emitting diodes (right side) © TITV Greiz

09/03/2020 – Textile-adapted energy generation

Textile-adapted energy generation

TITV institute is concerned with harvesting electric energy

Textile-adapted energy converters collect electricity from where it costs nothing – from sunlight, movement, and waste heat. By  Editorial staff

GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. © GOTS

09/03/2020 – Highest growth rate ever

Highest growth rate ever

GOTS takes off

7765 certified facilities worldwide, an increase of 35 percent with more than 3 mn workers covered under GOTS in 2019. By  Iris Schlomski

Concept of the Easy Nonwoven 4.0 System © ITA/RWTH

06/03/2020 – Optimisation of nonwoven cards

Optimisation of nonwoven cards

Easy Nonwoven 4.0

Economic and technical simulation and optimisation of nonwoven cards. By  Iris Schlomski

The 35th Cotton Conference “Passion for Cotton” which traditionally should take place again in the Bremen Town Hall should take place under a relaxed atmosphere and was therefore postponed to 2021. © EKH-Pictures/

06/03/2020 – For protection against the corona virus

For protection against the corona virus

Postponement of the 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen

The 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen with the motto “Passion for Cotton” will take place from 17 to 19 March 2021. By  Iris Schlomski