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12/08/2019 – Leather


Tanning agent from rhubarb root

Widely regarded as a pioneer of vegetable tanning, Johann Peter Schomisch embarked upon a quest to find alternative tanning agents and, back in 1995, ... By  Editorial staff

Guppyfriend Founders Alexander Nolte and Oliver Spieß: “We can’t save the world with our washing bag, but we can make people aware, in a convincing way, of how the smallest pieces of plastic fibres usually end up in our wastewater with every laundry wash.” © Guppyfriend

12/08/2019 – No friend of microplastic

No friend of microplastic

Startup Guppyfriend

The Guppyfriend washing bag has been making headlines – even on the BBC – as the first pragmatic solution to microplastic pollution caused by laundry. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

The bicycle vest with integrated airbag by the french producer Bsafe/Helite won the french innovation award for road safety 2019. © Bsafe

08/08/2019 – Innovative threads for vests and canopies

Innovative threads for vests and canopies

The outdoor sewing threads by Amann

About a bicycle vest with integrated airbag and powerful outdoor yarns that defy wind and weather. By  Iris Schlomski

Step by step towards climate protection! Voith Air Systems Control Unit Exhaust Air © Voith Air Systems

06/08/2019 – Voith optimizes air system

Voith optimizes air system

Freudenberg Performance Materials aims to reduce CO2 emissions

New software and hardware solutions from Voith reduce energy and CO2 at Freudenberg’s non-woven production facility. By  Iris Schlomski

The Gerber department store from Stuttgart contributed with a showcase entitled “Econic Goods of Gerber”, thereby setting a clear signal for transparency and sustainability in retail. © Iris Schlomski

05/08/2019 – Where retail, industry and politics come together to champion change

Where retail, industry and politics come together to champion change

Neonyt Berlin

170 exhibiting labels from 20 countries. Neonyt Berlin is the international hotspot for progressive, sustainable fashion and technological innovations. By  Iris Schlomski

Smart textiles are ready for mass production: global innovation from Lunative. © Messe Frankfurt

05/08/2019 – Smart Textiles

Smart Textiles

Visible boost for e-textiles

After the long years of development work, international analysts and market commentators are anticipating a trade in smart textiles worth billions. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

One highlight was the “Discovery” weaving loom with the new weft insertion system from ITEMA. This machine was surrounded by droves of visitors at every demonstration. © Alexander Büsgen

02/08/2019 – New weft insertion method pulls the crowds

New weft insertion method pulls the crowds

ITMA: Innovation meets traditional weaving

From 20 to 26 July 2019, Barcelona hosted ITMA 2019, opening the stage to innovative and forward-looking concepts in textile machine engineering. By  Iris Schlomski