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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 126:
July 2023

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Editorial: Opportunities for textile reuse and materials recycling highlighted at ITMA 2023 (13 pages)
Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, July 2023 (27 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 2--20 medium sized producers, July 2023 (78 pages)
Odour control technologies: managing bacteria in textiles and clothing (38 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, July 2023 (27 pages)
Statistics: nonwoven fabric production in Asia, 2023 (28 pages)

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Editorial: Opportunities for textile reuse and materials recycling highlighted at ITMA 2023

Buy 'Editorial: Opportunities for textile reuse and materials recycling highlighted at ITMA 2023' now 13 pages, published in Issue 126, July 2023  
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To meet upcoming sustainability targets, recycled fibres from post-consumer textile waste will have to be accommodated in nonwoven and technical textile applications. This was a key takeaway from ITMA 2023, a comprehensive textile technology exhibition held in Milan, Italy, during June 8-14, 2023. Recycling was a major theme at the event, highlighting the global textile industry's push towards sustainability and efforts to address forthcoming regulations, including the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, which aims to make all textile products on the EU market durable, repairable, recyclable, and made predominantly of recycled fibres by 2030. This ambitious goal is fostering supply chain partnerships and spurring innovation in recycling technology. At ITMA 2023, several exhibitors showcased their commitment to innovation in this field, including Andritz Group, AUTEFA Solutions, Dell'Orco & Villani, Pure Loop, Rieter, Säntis Textiles, Saurer Group, Starlinger, Temsan and Wastex. Also, the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles has brought focus to the potential for national extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes to help drive recycling efforts. France, which pioneered the "producer pays" EPR scheme for textiles as long ago as 2008, is paving the way for other European countries. Brands and retailers placing products on the French market are charged a fee to support their recycling. France's scheme also incorporates an "eco-modulation" component which rewards companies with reduced fees if their products are easy to recycle or contain recycled content. Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Sweden are gearing up to introduce their own EPR schemes and Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK are unlikely to delay taking action much longer.

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  • Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes
    • France
    • Other European countries


  • Automated sorting and recycling technology
    • Andritz Group
    • Säntis Textiles and Temsan
  • Physical and digital infrastructure for accurate garment sorting in textile recycling centres
    • Wastex
  • Polyester cycling shirt made from apparel waste
    • Pure Loop
  • Spinning of Circulose
    • Saurer Group
  • Yarn containing 40% recycled post-industrial fabric waste
    • Rieter


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Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.

A single issue of Technical Textile Markets includes:

    an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert

    a report on the latest product developments and innovations

    a profile of the world's top producers of nonwovens

    a main feature on a new or established market

    a round-up of the latest business news

    statistical data and analysis of fibre and fabric production in a key geographical market

An annual subscription to Technical Textile Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.

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