New product visions for SMEs – Product visions SMEs technical textiles Europe

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New product visions for SMEs

Stuttgart and partner country USA will together host a congress for technical textiles in Europe – Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD) – that takes place from 30 November to 1 December.

The aim of the event is to inspire medium-sized enterprises and developers to take a look at new research results and high-tech applications. The key focus points of the congress are high-performance fibres, medical textiles and fibre composites.

Highlights

Users in the construction industry will undoubtedly be particularly interested by research and development solutions such as 3dTEX spacer fabrics for textile-based building envelopes, solar films for shading textiles or prefabricated steel-free reinforced concrete parts, the organisers report.

Product visions SMEs technical textiles Europe

Medium-sized medical engineering companies might benefit significantly from textile UV sensors, new results in wireless health monitoring or filaments for chitosan resorbable OP suture material, among much else. Highlights such as these will be showcased in Stuttgart alongside exceptionally economical load-bearing carbon fibre frames or even fibre composite recycling products.

New wound dressings

At the ADD, Dr Daniela Beck, of Kelheim Fibres GmbH, will present a bandage material made from collagen-containing viscose fibres, which has been developed jointly with Resorba Medical and partners from the Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut in Chemnitz and the Hohenstein Institutes.

These bio-based multifunctional fibres are also usable for many other medical applications, and can be used in gel-forming or pH-regulating applications or as a pH indicator for example.

Silicone-based sensor systems

In Denkendorf, not far from Stuttgart, the technical staff at DITF – Europe’s largest textiles research facility – have developed a device for characterising the liquid uptake of hygiene wovens. It is expected to become invaluable wherever the liquid absorption, storage and delivery capabilities of textile structures are important for evaluating new utility functions.

Product visions SMEs technical textiles Europe

This would apply most especially to medical products, bed linen and towels, but also for sport or work clothing. The many other ideas for product innovations which may benefit medium-sized enterprises especially include, for example, wireless medical monitoring systems in the form of smart textiles, efficient production methods for medical UV sensors, new interpretation capabilities for textiles and other surfaces that come into contact with blood and tissue, or a textile-based bio-battery for medical purposes.

In search of innovations

“Smart textiles or textile composites are extremely diversified material classes which medium-sized enterprises can integrate in their smart or ultra-lightweight product innovations tomorrow,” said Prof Dr-Ing Götz Gresser, member of the board of German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF) and host of the textile congress.

As a nexus for dialogue between research and industry the ADD serves as a venue for presentations on new trends, technologies and application-ready solution concepts and stands at the threshold of their practical implementation.

www.aachen-dresden-denkendorf.de/itc

Première Vision to launch of its marketplace in 2018 – Première Vision marketplace 2018

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Première Vision to launch of its marketplace in 2018

Première Vision marketplace 2018

A leader in trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry, Première Vision has announced launch of its marketplace in 2018. Drawing on its long-standing relationship with the fashion industry, Première Vision’s marketplace aims to accompany profound changes in an industry seeking accelerated product renewal, and a shorter time-to-market.

In an ever more connected and technological world, Première Vision is already positioning itself to meet future market developments. Marketplaces have conquered the B to C markets by integrating e-commerce sites. This technology offers new business opportunities to professional markets as well.

The Première Vision marketplace will be simultaneously a B-to-B e-commerce site which will present a selective catalogue of products from the exhibitors’ collections. These product offers may be made private, and permission to consult them managed by the exhibitors themselves. For buyers, access to the marketplace will be free of charge, and require authentication. Initially, the site will be exclusively reserved for sampling requests, similar to the transactions that take place at the shows, but which in this case will extend beyond the actual events themselves.

It will be an editorial platform based on seasonal fashion trends and product trend information produced by the Group’s in-house team. The marketplace will act as a service provider for the fashion industry to facilitate connections between exhibitors and buyers.

As a true strategic project for the Première Vision Group, the marketplace will make it possible to support the business development of its exhibitors in international markets, as products put on line will be immediately available worldwide. It will connect industry players 365 days a year, beyond the show periods. The marketplace will adapt to the new accelerated pace of more diversified collections and accompany evolutions in the fashion sector and the arrival of new generations of buyers and designers who expect connected tools.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Première Vision Group, Première Vision Digital has been created in order to operate this new initiative, and plans to put together a team of about 15 people in the medium term.

In the medium term, Première Vision’s ambition is to bring together within its marketplace 1,500 companies on the platform, 70,000 products including fabrics, leathers, accessories, denim, yarns, etc. with a rapid renewal of the offer, a database of 250,000 potential buyers, and news, content and analysis produced on a regular basis.

From the fifteen Lyonnais weavers in the early seventies to the more than 1,950 exhibitors at Première Vision Paris today, the strategy of the Première Vision group has remained the same: to support the development of the international fashion industry and the market’s major evolutions through its services and 22 events per year. (SV)

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Braskem issues second September price hike on all PE grades sold in Brazil – Braskem September price PE Brazil

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Braskem issues second September price hike on all PE grades sold in Brazil

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Braskem September price PE Brazil Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem has raised for the second time this month domestic prices on all polyethylene grades, a company source said Friday.

Braskem is boosting prices on all PE sold in Brazil by about Real 150/mt (around $48/mt), effective September 18, the source said. It comes on the heels of Braskem raising PE prices by Real 300/mt (around $96/mt) September 1. Increases include Brazilian PIS and COFINS taxes.

Braskem’s domestic polypropylene pricing, meanwhile, is remaining stable, the source said. Braskem raised prices on PP sold in Brazil by around Real 250-300/mt (around $80-$96/mt) to begin September.

Fellow South American producer Dow Chemical also has raised prices on PE sold in Latin America this month, according to multiple letters to customers that S&P Global Platts obtained.

Regional increases come on extremely limited availability of US-origin resins in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, affecting production and logistics along the US Gulf Coast.

The US has for much of 2017 served as primary source of overseas imported resins for South American buyers, with competitive prices and quick delivery windows at times putting pressure on regional producer pricing. After Harvey made landfall August 25, South American buyers increasingly have had to turn to Asia and the Middle East for imports, resulting in higher prices. Overall, spot import PE pricing in Brazil has risen 9.3% to 12.1% from pre-Harvey levels August 23.

Domestic Brazilian PE prices, in turn, have risen 5.8% to 6.1% during the same period, with Braskem previously citing “changes in international resin prices” when implementing the September 1 increase of Real 300/mt.

Platts last assessed domestic Brazilian PE prices Wednesday at Real 5,500/mt for LDPE; Real 5,300/mt for LLDPE; Real 5,450/mt for HDPE injection; Real 5,200/mt for HDPE blowmolding; and Real 5,250/mt for HDPE film.

All assessments were stable week on week and are made on a delivered Sao Paulo basis.

–Phillipe Craig, phillipe.craig@spglobal.com

–Edited by Valarie Jackson, valarie.jackson@spglobal.com

Innovative inventors ready for final face off – Innovative inventors biodegradable plastic

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Innovate manager Dave Craig briefs the competition’s 31 mentors before they hear business pitches from the top 20 entrants.

The field is narrowing in Manawatū/Whanganui’s 2017 Innovate competition as the top 20 entries are whittled down to the final six entrepreneurs

Innovate manager Dave Craig said the quality of entries had been getting better and better over Innovate’s  six-year run, and it was getting harder for the judges to pick between the ideas on display.

“We used to get hundreds of entries every year, and one in 20 was an idea that had legs. Now it’s every second entry.”

In fact, this year’s crop of aspiring entrepreneurs was so good, the final five had become the final six, he said.

One of the finalists, UCOL executive director business development Arthur Chin, cut a trip to Australia short and made a mad dash across the ditch to take his shot at Innovate.

He flew from Canberra to Sydney and on to Wellington before driving up to Palmerston North and arriving less than an hour before he was due to make his pitch.

Chin sunk $25,000 of his own money into developing and patenting a new disposable, single-serve package for baby formula.

A frequent traveller, Chin said he saw a lot of parents feeding their toddlers and babies from bulky plastic containers. He came up with a single serve bag that was easy to fill and more hygienic because it was disposable. The design was also fairly environmentally friendly and made of 60 per cent biodegradable plastic.

Chin said the same bag could be used for liquids for any traveller, or even fitness fanatics looking for single-serves of protein shakes.

Over the past four years, he had made a protoype,  got a patent for his design and had an initial production run lined up when he heard about the Innovate competition.

Chin said he decided to delay launching his business to enter Innovate, because he wanted to make sure he wasn’t making any rookie mistakes by running his plans past some of the best business minds in Manawatū.

OBO sports equipment manufacturer owner Simon Barnett, one of this year’s 31 Innovate mentors, said Chin had everything ready to get a business started, but he’d likely have to leave his banking job to give it the attention it needed.

“Honestly, I think he just needs to get on and do it.”

It took bravery to risk giving up a good job for a start up, but Barnett thought the idea’s potential was worth the risk.

There were 10,000 planes in the air at any one time, most with at least a couple of babies or toddlers on them, he said.

Barnett said if Chin’s product was as easy to use as he said and convenient to take through airport security, that was huge market in itself.

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade – China oil trade North Korea textile trade

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China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

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Image caption Petrol prices are on the rise in Pyongyang

China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.

China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.

The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang’s income, while China’s oil exports are the country’s main source of petroleum products.

The tougher stance follows North Korea’s latest nuclear test this month.

The United Nations agreed fresh sanctions – including the textiles and petroleum restrictions – in response.China oil trade North Korea textile trade

Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?

A statement from China’s commerce ministry said restrictions on refined petroleum products would apply from 1 October, and on liquefied natural gas immediately.

Under the UN resolution, China will still be able to export a maximum of two million barrels of refined petroleum to North Korea annually, beginning next year.

North Korea is estimated to have imported 6,000 barrels of refined petroleum daily from China in 2016 – the equivalent of nearly 2.2 million in total for the entire year.

But China has not published data on oil exports since 2014.

The ban on textiles – Pyongyang’s second-biggest export – is expected to cost the country more than $700m (£530m) a year.

Clothing has often partially been made in North Korea, but finished in China, allowing a Made in China label to be legally sewn onto the clothing, BBC World Service Asia-Pacific Editor Celia Hatton says.

China and Russia had initially opposed a proposal from the US to completely ban oil exports, but later agreed to the reduced measures.

North Korea has little energy production of its own, but does refine some petroleum products from crude oil it imports – which is not included in the new ban.

Petrol prices in Pyongyang have risen by about 20% in the past two months, the AFP news agency reports.

“It was $1.90 yesterday, today it is $2,” a petrol station employee told the agency. “I expect the price will go up in the future.”

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Image caption Mr Kim delivered an unprecedented personal statement this week

North Korea also produces coal, some $1.2bn of which was exported to China in 2016, but China had already strictly limited its imports of North Korean coal earlier this year.

North Korea’s foreign minister is expected to speak at the United Nations General Assembly later on Saturday, amid an escalating war of words between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

The North Korean leader earlier labelled Mr Trump “mentally deranged” and a “dotard” while Mr Trump labelled Mr Kim a “madman” in response.

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said the row was “like when children in a kindergarten start fighting and no-one can stop them“.

Mr Lavrov said a pause was needed, “to calm down the hotheads”.

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The pair were at odds over President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if forced to do so in defence of the US or its allies.

He also mocked Kim Jong-un with a disparaging nickname, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.”

But the North Korean leader said remarks by the “deranged” US president convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.

In a personal address unprecedented from a North Korean leader, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for his speech, which he labelled “unprecedented rude nonsense”.

He said Mr Trump had insulted his country in the eyes of the world, and threatened to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire”.

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Euro-Area Economy Is on Track for Best Quarter Since 2015 – Euro Area Economy

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Euro-Area Economy Is on Track for Best Quarter Since 2015

 Euro Area Economy The euro-area economy may have grown at the fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter after an unexpected upturn in September.

IHS Markit’s index of private-sector activity jumped to a four-month high of 56.7 from 55.7 in August. Economists expected a reading of 55.6. Both services and manufacturing strengthened, with a gauge for the latter reaching a level not seen in more than six years.

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Markit said the economy showed a “burst of activity” in September and its surveys point to economic growth of 0.7 percent over the quarter. That would be the fastest since the start of 2015. Some companies raised concerns about the strength of the euro, but Markit said the currency appears so far to have had “only a modest impact on exports.”

At Barclays, economist Apolline Menut said the PMI surveys marked a “solid end to the quarter.” She expects economic growth of 0.5 percent this quarter and next as domestic demand offsets a moderation in net trade, though there’s a chance it could be stronger.

Separate reports on Friday showed improvements in both Germany and France this month, with the PMI for both nations hitting the highest in more than six years. Markit said Germany, the eurozone’s biggest economy, is in “rude health.”

The latest positive readings keep the 19-nation region on track for its best year since at least 2010. The euro rose on Friday and was up 0.4 percent to $1.1989 as of 10:34 a.m. in London. It’s near the highest since early 2015.

The economy’s outlook got another upgrade this month in Bloomberg’s latest economic survey. Gross domestic product is now forecast to rise 2.1 percent this year, up 0.1 percentage point compared with August. That’s the eighth positive reassessment in the past year.

The European Central Bank also raised its forecasts this month, to 2.2 percent. ECB President Mario Draghi said at the time that the expansion “continues to be solid and broad-based across countries and sectors.”

Against that backdrop, policy makers have begun a debate on how to slow the monthly asset purchases they’ve used to help support the economy in recent years.
Source: Bloomberg

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