Freudenberg is driving the customer’s global fuel cell activities forward, thereby also accelerating the breakthrough of mass-produced fuel cell stacks. © Freudenberg

20/10/2022 – Energy transition

Energy transition

Freudenberg concludes contract with automotive supplier

Freudenberg has concluded a multi-year contract with a global automotive tier one supplier to supply gas diffusion layers for fuel cell stacks. By  Sibylle Michel

To safeguard the future of the industry, a revision of the electricity price mechanism is necessary and an EU wide cap on gas prices at 80€/MWh. © teerapon/

19/09/2022 – Energy crisis

Energy crisis

The future of the European industry is at stake

The European textile & fashion industry in Europe, represented by Euratex, calls for a single European strategy to tackle the energy crisis. By  Sibylle Michel

The IPCC report measures manufacturing costs broken down into various cost elements at each stage of the textile value chain. © ITMF

27/06/2022 – IPCC report

IPCC report

Tracing production costs in the primary textile industry

The new edition of the International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) from ITMF has been published. The report measures the manufacturing costs of different ... 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

Soon, mart textiles could become part of everyday life during sports: Fitness wristbands can be supplied with power via the body’s own heat. © Jo Panuwat D/

21/02/2022 – Smart textiles

Smart textiles

Power generation via body warmth

Researchers at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany, are developing a self-sufficient energy supply based on textiles. By  Sibylle Michel

The current high energy costs undermine the transformation of the textile and clothing industry. © tr3gi/

03/02/2022 – Energy crisis

Energy crisis

High energy costs undermine crucial transformation

The current energy crisis is impacting on the competitiveness of the European textile and clothing industry and can lead to company closures. By  Editorial staff

Even though rural electrification has seen significant progress, at least 250 million people in Africa still live without electricity. © ArtushFoto/

01/12/2021 – SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy for all

SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy for all

An action agenda for Africa’s electricity sector

A new scientific article outlines how to undertake the much needed expansion and modernization of Africa’s electricity sector. The article highlights the ... By  Editorial staff