The supply chain disruptions made it difficult for textile and apparel companies to rebound consumer demand. © Jacob Lund Photography/

Remember the pre-pandemic period when economic indicators raised hopes of a sustained growth and robust demand? The hopes were dashed after the dreaded ... By  Editorial staff

Many companies are considering shutting down production because of extremely high energy costs. © teerapon/

10/03/2022 – Energy crisis

Energy crisis

Euratex asks the EU to control the rise of prices

Notwithstanding the industry support to the sanctions in place against Russia, Euratex highlights that companies are at risk of stopping their production ... By  Editorial staff

INDA moves IDEA to a two-year cycle. © INDA/IDEA 2019

08/03/2022 – Trade fairs

Trade fairs

IDEA is moved to a two-year cycle

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that IDEA will be held every two years instead of three starting in 2024. By  Editorial staff

Apply for the Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Award: Companies and research institutes can submit their forward-looking ideas by March 25, 2022. © Messe Frankfurt/Tomas Fedra

Outstanding developments in the field of technical textiles and textile processing will once again be honored at Techtextil and Texprocess 2022, 21–24 ... By  Sibylle Michel

The planned events in Russia will no longer take place for the time being. © Messe Frankfurt/Jacquemin

02/03/2022 – War in Ukraine

War in Ukraine

Messe Frankfurt suspends events

The management of Messe Frankfurt has decided to suspend events of its subsidiary Messe Frankfurt RUS until further notice. By  Sibylle Michel

Baldwin’s precision spray systems for finishing and remoistening use non-contact spray technology. © Baldwin Technology

01/03/2022 – Collaboration for spray finishing

Collaboration for spray finishing

Baldwin partners with Blutec S.A. de C.V.

Baldwin has forged a new partnership with Blutec for innovative spray systems and corona/plasma treaters for wovens, knits and nonwovens in Mexico. By  Editorial staff

Thomas Bagge, DCSA CEO: “The agreement between DCSA and these diverse industry associations is an exciting milestone in our journey towards standardising all container shipping documentation through our eDocumentation initiative.” © DCSA

28/02/2022 – Digitalisation of international trade

Digitalisation of international trade

Creating the Future International Trade Alliance

The industry associations DCSA, BIMCO, FIATA, ICC and SWIFT collaborate on the development and adoption of relevant standards to facilitate the use of ... By  Editorial staff