Archive: January 2021

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Volvo Cars Malaysia launches reusable, antimicrobial cotton face mask

Volvo Cars Malaysia has produced a reusable antimicrobial face mask in collaboration with NanoTextile as part of the companies’ sustainability efforts.

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EBRD cotton investment in Uzbekistan under scrutiny

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to approve a loan of US$70m to Indorama Agro for the development of the cotton...

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Johns Manville installs unit for glass fibre recycling in Slovakia

Johns Manville has installed a €10m (US$12m) thermal recycling unit for waste glass fibres at its engineered products plant in Trnava, Slovakia.

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Cambodian clothing sector looks to green energy

Implementing sustainable clean energy practices in the clothing sector will make Cambodia an attractive and competitive investment destination, according to the Global Green Growth Institute.

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Serbian hosiery factory closes after 13 years

The women’s hosiery facility of Emmepi in Kikinda, Serbia, has closed after 13 years of operations in northern Banat.

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Vitosha Venture Partners invests in Bulgarian fashion start-up

Vitosha Venture Partners has invested €690,000 (US$840,000) in a fashion start-up based in Sofia, Bulgaria, one of four initial investments worth a total of €2.

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Apparel groups push for better purchasing practices

Nine Asian textile and clothing business associations have joined forces to demand better purchasing practices in an industry struggling with coronavirus (Covid-19) production and supply...

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Bluesign award for Thai acrylic fibre producer

Thai Acrylic Fibre, part of the Aditya Birla Group, has become the first acrylic fibre company to become a Bluesign System Partner.

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Korean firm expands tyre cord plant in Vietnam

South Korean industrial materials producer Kolon Industries is to expand its tyre cord plant in Vietnam to increase exports from the Southeast Asian country.

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Turkish investors launch textile factory in Georgia

A new Turkish-Georgian textile factory has been commissioned in Rustavi.

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