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Sri Lanka eyes apparel export boost from EU GSP+ 27 Jul 2017

Executives within Sri Lanka’s apparel sector predict exporters can generate an additional US$400m to US$500m in annual sales thanks to the country regaining the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) trade concession with the European Union (EU).

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New Huntsman auxiliary speeds polyester dyeing 25 Oct 2019

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed what it says is a new eco-friendly dyeing auxiliary that cuts the time and cost of dyeing polyester.


Viscose major RGE commits US$200m to fibre R&D 16 Oct 2019

Singapore based viscose major Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) plans to invest US$200m over the next ten years into cellulosic textile fibre research and development.


Dystar outlines progress in sustainability performance 12 Sep 2019

The ninth sustainability report from Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar shows the firm has reduced water intensity by 31%, reduced emissions by 22%, and wastewater intensity by 28% since 2011 – and reused around 2m cubic metres of water.


Smart textiles boost wearable sensor signal strength 17 Jul 2019

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have incorporated conductive textiles known as metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between electronic devices and offer the potential for new applications.


New blockchain solution to trace viscose rayon production 24 May 2019

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, has launched a mobile app for its ‘Follow Our Fibre’ initiative that will provide traceability and transparency over its production value chain from seed to fibre. 


Dystar admits challenges remain in driving sustainability 3 Oct 2018

Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has admitted challenges remain in the industry’s efforts to drive sustainability as the company conceded it has not yet reached it energy consumption and emissions goal.


EU and Singapore progress on trade deal 24 Apr 2018

The European Union and Singapore have finished negotiating their free trade and investment protection agreements, marking the first step towards their signature and conclusion.


Dystar launches resource for optimized continuous dyeing 13 Mar 2018

Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has launched an extension to its Cadira concept that it says will considerably reduce process costs, water, waste and energy consumption and machine utilisation in the dyeing process.


Browzwear in Vstitcher and Lotta new release 5 Mar 2018

Specialist software provider Browzwear Solutions has released the latest version of its virtual modelling and design product – Vstitcher – and its Lotta 3D design software.


Dystar launches salt-free denim dyeing concept 10 Nov 2017

Singapore-based dye manufacturer has launched a new concept for denim that allows salt-free dyeing with a strong effluent load reduction as part of its efficiency programme aimed at reducing water, waste and energy consumption during denim dyeing.