Special markers in the plastic matrix make corresponding applications counterfeit-proof. With the aid of the hand-held measuring device (detector) supplied by Grafe, the customers can quickly obtain the qualitative proof themselves. © Grafe Advanced Polymers

In order to guarantee product protection and prevent brand piracy, Grafe has developed a simple yet elegant solution. Special markers are the basis. By  Iris Schlomski

Closing stocks at the end of the season are estimated at 1.75 million tonnes. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

10/09/2020 – India


Cotton area at record levels

In the upcoming season 20/21, the USDA forecasts harvested area to reach near-record levels at 13.2 million hectares. By  Sibylle Michel

Between 1960/61 and 2010/11, the world stocks-to-use ratio stayed between 30 and 60 percent. However, since 2011/12 the stocks-to-use ratio has not dipped below 65 percent and has been above 90 percent four times including the last two years. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

09/09/2020 – Baumwolle weltweit

Baumwolle weltweit

World stocks remain high

Covid-19’s negative impact on cotton demand was too late in the season to shift planting decisions away from cotton for most major producing countries. By  Sibylle Michel

The United Nations (UN) have nominated 50 worldwide leaders in sustainability and climate protection – and Amann is presented on behalf of the textile industry. © Amann Group

08/09/2020 – A race we can win

A race we can win

UN announce Amann as one of the TOP 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders!

Amann Group is aware of the need for greater sustainability in the textile industry and pioneering ways to effect positive change across the industry. By  Iris Schlomski

The total volume amounted to 74 million tonnes. Spunlaid nonwovens, newly included in global supply, slowed to the lowest growth rate in the century at nearly 4 percent to reach almost 7 million tonnes. © Andreas Engelhardt

04/09/2020 – Deceleration along the textile chain

Deceleration along the textile chain

The Fiber Year 2020 – characterized by the coronavirus

Andreas Engelhardt: The entire textile value chain suffered from significant deceleration last year before a dramatic contraction began. By  Editorial staff

Wound onto a spool, the viscose filament yarn was spun from recycled cotton provided in form of cellulose sheets. Researchers at the Fraunhofer IAP have found a way to turn cotton clothes such as jeans into new high-quality garments rather than lowly cleaning rags. © Fraunhofer IAP

04/09/2020 – An efficient way of recycling cotton clothes

An efficient way of recycling cotton clothes

Sustainability: From old jeans to new t-shirt

Recycling clothing made of cotton: For the first time a research team together with a Swedish company has succeeded in doing so. By  Iris Schlomski

Due to the short-term increase in demand from Chinese customers, Lenzing AG is breaking new ground. For the first time in the history of Austria, a local company is sending goods that are 100 percent produced in Austria directly to China by train. © Lenzing/Scheiblecker

02/09/2020 – Upside-down world

Upside-down world

Lenzing sends fibers by train from Austria to China

For the first time in the history of Austria, a local company is sending goods that are 100 percent produced in Austria directly to China by train. By  Iris Schlomski