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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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Chemical companies unite to drive textile sustainability 16 Oct 2020

Seven leading chemical companies have forged a new alliance that aims to drive the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions in the textile and leather industries.


DyStar adds to its Cadira sustainable solutions line 15 Oct 2020

Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar has added a new sustainable scour-dyeing process and a further Cadira module for exhaust processing of polyester/cellulosic blends.


Dow project to divert sports shoes from landfill in Singapore 1 Oct 2020

The Dow Chemical Company has partnered with national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) on a project to divert 300,000 pairs of shoes away from landfill and drive circular economy solutions in Singapore.


Huntsman advances sustainable polyester production 24 Sep 2020

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects says mills that have adopted its all-in-one Eriopon E3-Save textile auxiliary for polyester processing have collectively saved more than 130m litres of water.


Huntsman 'Lasting Black' helps garments retain colour 1 Sep 2020

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its High IQ brand-assurance programme to help brands and mills meet global demand for eco-friendly black shades for garments that retain their colour.


Huntsman develops new disperse dye for polyester and blends 11 Mar 2020

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new technology for dyeing polyester and its blends, providing "right-first-time" results leading to savings of water, energy and costs.


DyStar switches industry association membership amid spat 17 Feb 2020

Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has joined TEGEWA – a sector association within the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) – after resigning from the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) following an ongoing spat.


Standard Chartered and Infor digitise financial supply chain 7 Feb 2020

International banking group Standard Chartered has teamed up with cloud software specialist Infor to digitise the financial supply chain in a bid to improve liquidity and reduce supply risk.


Fashion platform Zilingo buys IoT start-up nCinga for $15.5m 20 Dec 2019

Singapore-based fashion supply chain platform Zilingo has bought Sri Lankan startup nCinga, whose industrial IoT platform helps to build smart factories, in a US$15.5 cash and stock deal.


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.