Archive: May 2020


Alcantara restarts Italian plant with COVID-19 precautions

Automotive upholstery materials supplier Alcantara has reopened its Nera Montoro production and research and development facilities north of Rome, Italy.

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Cargo seat bags for passenger flights

The worldwide air travel ban as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly reduced the number of passenger flights and threatened to produce...

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Woodward and Hexcel terminate merger agreement

Composites producer Hexcel and Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines, have terminated their merger agreement, previously announced in January, under...

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Commercial-scale carbon fibre recycling

Carbon Fiber Recycling plans to recycle 2,000 tonnes of carbon fibre waste a year at its 3,250 m2 facility in Tazewell, Tennessee, USA.

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Cars of the future unveiled

In February, AutoTrader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, released a report looking at what a new car might look like in 10, 20 and...

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Enhancing cabin air filtration with powder-injected nonwovens

The UK-based Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute has developed a new particle injection technology for nonwovens used in cabin filtration.

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Cambodia’s clothing sector prepares for mass order cancellations

Up to 60% of Cambodia’s clothing manufacturing facilities could be forced to suspend operations by the end of April – affecting an estimated 300,000 workers...

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Indonesian textile companies to produce 17m units of PPE a month

Indonesian textile factories are making changes to their production lines by making protective gear for medical personnel to support the country’s battle against the coronavirus...

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Malaysia's textile, clothing and footwear industry in meltdown

More textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers and retailers in Malaysia are likely to close owing to plummeting global demand as hundreds of millions of people...

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EU to provide cash for Myanmar clothing workers

The EU plans to provide €5m (US$5. 4m) in cash to support clothing workers in Myanmar who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thai clothing factory compensates exploited migrant workers

More than 150 Burmese migrants who were illegally charged excessive recruitment fees to secure jobs at a Thai clothing factory have won a rare compensation...

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Vietnam launches investigation into anti-dumping duties on polyester yarn

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched an investigation that may result in anti-dumping duties on polyester filament yarn (PFY) originating from China, India,...

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Ukrainian women’s clothing producer switches to face masks

Santa Ukraina, a manufacturer of women’s dresses, blouses and skirts for European retail brands, has rapidly transformed its output to help solve the shortage of...

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Polish fashion retailer cuts management pay to almost zero

Polish fashion retailer LPP has cut pay for its management board members to a symbolic PLN1 (US$0.

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Czech bed-linen producer sewing face masks

Czech company Nanospace, which produces bed linen using nano-membranes to protect allergic sleepers from mites, has started making 10,000 nano-membrane face masks a day for...

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Belarusian cotton spinning factory starts co-operation with AvtoVAZ

Antopol Cotton Spinning Factory, based in Drogichin District, Belarus, has established a co-operation with Russian automaker AvtoVAZ.

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