Archive: July 2020


Honda develops stain-repellent seat fabric

Honda’s research and development department has revealed details of a process for a new seat fabric that is formulated to repel most everyday stains, particularly...

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Adient modifies Yanfeng JV deal

Automotive seating supplier Adient has amended its previously announced agreement with Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to make certain changes to their existing joint venture relationships.

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Automotive interior to become the new exterior

A new survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows an increasing need towards functional premium surfaces in the automotive industry.

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Autoneum launches sustainability label

Automotive supplier Autoneum has launched a new sustainability label in the field of vehicle acoustic and thermal management.

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The outlook for aircraft interiors

As the aviation industry prepares for a return to air travel, the outlook for interiors specification programmes and reconfiguration projects remains uncertain.

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Polyurethane synthetics with low environmental impact

Polymer producer Covestro has developed its water-based Insqin technology to create a sustainable, efficient and permanent polyurethane coating for textiles and to produce high-quality synthetic materials,...

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Indonesia imposes tariffs on some textile imports until 2022

Indonesia has imposed tariffs on imports of some textile products until November 2022, according to a Ministry of Finance regulation, in a bid to protect...

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Cambodian clothing sector requests EBA withdrawal postponement

Representatives of apparel, footwear and travel goods producers and the EU business community in Cambodia have requested the European Commission (EC) to postpone its withdrawal...

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Campaign group probes ‘union busting’ in Myanmar

Clean Clothes Campaign has launched investigations into allegations of mass sackings of trade union members and officials at global brand suppliers in Myanmar under the...

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Philippine face mask capacity increased

The Philippines has increased its capacity to produce face masks amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Singapore fashion labels get boost from online store

The Textile and Fashion Federation, a non-profit trade association in Singapore, has unveiled an online platform in an effort to encourage local fashion labels.

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Vietnamese clothing exports forecast to fall owing to lack of orders

Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports in the first four months of 2020 fell 10% year-on-year to US$10.

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German menswear maker closes Romanian factory

German menswear manufacturer Dr Bock Industries, which produces clothing for brands such as Hugo Boss and Gant, is closing its production facility in Romania owing...

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Armenian garment factory workers test positive for coronavirus

A total of 115 employees of the Gloria Sewing Factory in Vanadzor, Armenia, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in early June and work at...

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Romanian projects finalists in sustainable fashion contest

Two projects from Romania have been named among 30 semi-finalists selected for the European Commission’s 2020 “Reimagine Fashion” European Social Innovation Competition, which is focused...

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Serbian workwear maker equips doctors in battle against coronavirus

As many countries across Europe have found themselves in short supply of medical scrubs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Trendtex, a Serbian-based manufacturer of workwear,...

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