BGMEGA launched US$ 50 Bn Roadmap for the RMG Industry by 2021

BGMEGA launched US$ 50 Bn Roadmap for the RMG Industry by 2021

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) launched a new roadmap to achieve US$50 Bn in ready-made (RMG) garment exports by 2021. Just 56 out of 466 Bangladesh textile factories that discharge potentially hazardous wastewater into the environment were found to have effluent treatment plants in operation. This is the startling conclusion of a new […]

German Textile Partnership adopts ZDHC MRSL

German Textile Partnership adopts ZDHC MRSL

More than 180 members in the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have agreed to adopt the Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) criteria of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group in a proposal to eliminate 100 plus problematic textile chemicals from their supply chains. German alliance of textile related businesses was launched in October 2014, […]

Huntsman launches eco-friendly DWR assurance scheme

Huntsman launches eco-friendly DWR assurance scheme

Huntsman Textile Effects has launched a new assurance scheme to help textile mills, brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection. The High IQ Repel branding scheme is built on a wide range of non-fluorinated durable water repellents (DWR), which now includes the new Phobotex RCO finishing for cotton […]

Brexit causes doubt on textile chemical rules

Brexit causes doubt on textile chemical rules

Although Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, uncertainty is prevailing about the environmental impact of textile production. Some of the UK based textile & clothing importers are already raising concern about whether the REACH regulations will apply to them in future or would they be watered downs soon. Meanwhile, the UK based […]

Government of India Plans Petrochemical Hubs around 22 Refineries in India

Government of India Plans Petrochemical Hubs around 22 Refineries in India

The government is planning to set up petrochemical complexes around all the 22 refineries in India to create ample job opportunities. “The government has decided to establish petrochemical hubs in and around all 22 refineries”, said Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar at a seminar. Mr. Kumar said that this move will result in […]

Rising Exports amidst Low Commodity Prices

Rising Exports amidst Low Commodity Prices

Indian merchandise exports recorded a downfall for the second consecutive year in 2015-16. But as per a Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) report, the volumes of exports of major commodities including chemicals, inorganic and organic chemicals, dyes, paints, varnishes and allied products have recorded an increase in terms of volumes. The conclusions of the […]