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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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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.


New Browzwear fabric analyser speeds 3D visualisation 7 Sep 2017

3D fashion design and development software specialist Browzwear has developed a new fabric analyser tool to give faster and more accurate digital fabric simulations.


DyStar surpasses four 2020 energy targets 29 Aug 2017

DyStar Group has surpassed four of its six 2020 targets, which seek to reduce resource consumption intensities and corresponding waste outputs by 20% of 2011 levels, the Singapore-based dye manufacturer revealed in its latest sustainability report.


Dystar completes US specialty chemicals acquisition 1 Nov 2016

Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar Group has completed its acquisition of three speciality chemical units from US-based Emerald Performance Materials in a deal that will expand the firm's American business platform.


Dystar on track for 2020 environmental targets 13 Sep 2016

Dystar Group is on track to achieving its 2020  energy consumption target the Singapore dye manufacturer revealed in its latest sustainability report, the first to be aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines.


Singapore's Tantex turns to visual analytics to forecast demand 8 Sep 2016

Singapore-based garment supplier Tantex has invested in a new visual analytics platform to help identify upcoming fashion trends and forecast demand.


Personalisation key to capturing millennial shoppers in Asia 7 Sep 2016

Retailers must improve their understanding of the tech-savvy, media-connected millennial generation in Asia if they want to capture a share of the $6 trillion wallet in the region, new research suggests.


RetailNext expands Asian footprint with EDBI investment 26 Aug 2016

US-based e-commerce analytics company RetailNext is set to continue its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region after securing investment from Singapore-based EDBI, the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board.


Dystar sets up global innovation centre in China 26 Jul 2016

Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar Group is setting up a global innovation centre at its Nanjing Colours production site in China to develop new environmentally-friendly dyes and chemicals.


Huntsman High IQ range meets different DWR needs 18 Jul 2016

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has launched a new assurance scheme to help mills and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection.