Alephannounces the signing of a binding agreement whereby WiseSGR S.p.A. –on behalf of Wisequity IV closed-ended fund –will purchase a majority stake of the company.

 

Wise SGR is a leading Italian management company of private equity funds and has a significant experience in the digital printing industry.

 

Aleph is emerging as a leading player in the digital printing industry providing not only large format textile digital inkjet printers for textile and other applications but also drying systems, proprietary software and consumables.

 

Over the last 18 years, Aleph has installed over 400 digital plotters and provided customers with related consumables in Italy and abroad. In 2015 the company has successfully launched the new series of La Forte large format printing machines and since then is contributing to the further digitalization of the textile market.

 

Beside developing and producing state of the art products for all printing processes, Aleph invested a lot in offering aprompt and reliable post-sales technical support and this is recognized by its customers as one of the key assets of the company.

 

Aleph has successfully combined the software competencies of its team with the knowledge of the textile industry being based in the unique textile district of Como.

 

“It is not a coincidence that the leading companies within this industry are Italian and Aleph is emerging as one of the most reliable solution providers. Innovation capabilities, service attitude and a great deal of commitment convinced us that Aleph team is the right one to invest on”,Valentina Franceschini, Partner at Wise, said.

 

Alessandro Manes, founder and CEO of Aleph, said: “Aleph has chosen Wise as a partner because they have a significant knowledge of our industry and a successful track record in supporting small and medium companies like us in growing business through operations improvement, internationalization and M&A.”

 

Aleph founders will continue to manage the company focusing onthe development of new innovative products and solutions and the improvement of the international presence.

 

Aleph’s ambition is to become the preferred partner for companies printing on textile and other selected applications around the world.

 

 

German manufacturers of Sewing and Garment technology are again looking back on a successful year 2016: Sales increased by 8 per cent compared to last year. Likewise, exports increased by 7 per cent from 523 million Euros in 2015 to 561 million Euros in 2016. Key export markets for German Sewing and Garment technology were Poland, the US and China. Only incoming orders increased by mere 0,1 per cent in 2016 compared to last year.

 

The forecast for the current year is positive as well. “In the first quarter of 2017, German manufacturers of Sewing and Garment technology reported an increase in sales of 9,5 per cent in real terms”, explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, on the occasion of Texprocess kick-off press conference on May 8 in Frankfurt. With 8,8 per cent increase during the first three months of the current year, the order income posted significant growth as well.

 

Expectations are accordingly high for Texprocess. The leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials will open its doors in Frankfurt from May 9 to 12, offering international manufacturers of Sewing and Garment technology and machines for processing technical textiles the ideal platform for presenting their innovations.

 

The major issue at Texprocess will be the megatrend individualization: due to the great demand for individual products, the need in automation and digitization of the entire value chain is increasing as well. Other important issues for the sector that will be presented at Texprocess are Digital Printing, the development of Functional and Smart textiles as well as sustainability.

 

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies is sponsor of Texprocess

 

Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. From May 9-12, 2017, international exhibitors will present their latest machines, equipment, procedures and services for manufacturing textile and flexible materials to trade visitors for the fourth time. Texprocess will take place together with Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for Technical Textiles and non-woven fabrics.

  • Customer cooperation creating innovative new products
  • New fibre technology made-in-Belgium from November 2017
  • Visit the team at Techtextil, Hall 4.1 Booth F13, 9-12 May, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
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 Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, demonstrates its strengths as a “Technology Innovator” at Techtextil 2017, promising more fibre innovations to address market demand in segments such as automotive, flooring and geotextiles.



Beaulieu Fibres International’s recent Supplier Excellence for Technological Innovation Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, is just one example of its commitment to developing innovative new products in close cooperation with customers to enable them to bring more environmentally-friendly, lighter and better performing products to market. 



To support this, Techtextil visitors will hear first-hand of Beaulieu Fibres International’s investment in new fibre technology on an industrial scale in Belgium. The EUR 15 million investment will be commissioned in November 2017. It is part of an ongoing programme to extend fibre production to meet future challenges and customer needs.



At Hall 4.1 Booth F13, Techtextil visitors can get insights on upcoming products and explore Beaulieu Fibres International’s extensive and diversified portfolio of Mono, Round and Trilobal fibres, plus BICO-fibres. 



Donald De Deygere, Sales and Marketing Manager Fibres Industrial, Beaulieu Fibres International, comments: “Being the European leader for polyolefin staple fibres, it is also our commitment to stay ahead as Technology Innovator. Our innovation strategy is the cornerstone of our activities and various awards have proven this success. We are proud to announce new industrial investments in both Belgium and Italy amounting to more than EUR 80 million over 2016-2018.”

 

 

 

 

 

Topaz-DOTS and INSQIN® transform the next generation PUMA football boot



Striking design, greater precision and improved sustainability
 

 
With its latest innovation in football footwear, the evoPOWER Vigor 1, PUMA has set new standards in design, precision and comfort. All this has been achieved with PUMA’s Accufoam technology, consisting of three-dimensional, diamond shaped dots called Topaz-DOTS, applied on both sides of a spandex upper material. Topaz-DOTS, the coating technology from Trans-Textil, is based on INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane technology from Covestro and gives the shoe its unique design and playing features.



“The Accufoam upper enables exceptional comfort and outstanding precision when kicking the ball powerfully”, said Matthias Hartmann, Teamhead Material Engineering Innovation Footwear at PUMA. “It also contributes to the innovative styling of the boot. This is why many football players – amateurs and professionals alike – are very keen to play in these shoes.”



In close collaboration with the PUMA design team, Covestro and Trans-Textil have developed both the coating formulation and the textile processing technology, creating a broad portfolio of technical properties and design options. “Coloring, patterns, wear and temperature resistance, waterproofness and breathability could be defined as required,” said Manfred Hänsch, Managing Director at Trans-Textil.



Innovation driven by sustainability
Not only is INSQIN® at the heart of the design and functionality of the product, it also improves its sustainability. The technology enables upper materials to be produced using 95 percent less water and 50 percent less energy compared to conventional types. An independently verified environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study showed a 44 percent lower carbon footprint.



“I am particularly proud of this development,” said Nick Smith, Global Head of Textile Coating at Covestro. “We have Covestro technology, that has delivered a beautiful, highly technical and sustainable product. Furthermore, it was only made possible by a great collaboration between Covestro, Trans-Textil and PUMA. This is the very essence of what Covestro stands for.”



Loved by POWER players
The evoPOWER Vigor 1 is PUMA’s latest football boot innovation, and brings top players even closer to the ball with even greater power. PUMA star striker and POWER player Olivier Giroud, who has been wearing the shoe for some time, praises the foam dots to be a total game changer. The innovative team of PUMA, Trans-Textil and Covestro is already preparing for the next highlight: The concept is to be expanded with new technologies to reflect the high level of diversity typical of this team sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition space application opens today


Exhibition space application for ITMA 2019, the world's largest textile and garment technology exhibition, opens today. The exhibition, which has been held every four years since 1951, showcases the entire textile and garment making manufacturing chain, as well as raw materials. 

 

As the most established industry exhibition, ITMA's owner, CEMATEX - the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers - constantly reviews its index of products to ensure its relevance and continuously improve visitor experience.

 

Mr Fritz P. Mayer, president of CEMATEX, explained: "A core value of ITMA is to be relevant to the textile and garment making industry and end-users. As such, we are always exploring new ways to reinvent and to make our platform vital to all stakeholders by offering an integrated sourcing experience. More importantly, during every ITMA, manufacturers are able to have meaningful discussions with their partners and customers on innovative ideas that offer users a competitive advantage.”

 

At ITMA 2011 a new fibre and yarn sector was introduced, and this was favourably received by visitors who could source their raw materials at the show.  Due to the favourable response received from fibre and yarn exhibitors and visitors at the last two ITMA shows, ITMA 2019 will include woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics in the fibre and yarn exhibit sector. In addition, digital and screen printing inks have been classified in the printing chapter. This will allow ink producers to be in the same hall as printing machinery manufacturers so that visitors can easily source technology and consumables. A new service introduced for the benefit of machinery buyers is leasing and financing services, according to ITMA Services, the organiser of ITMA 2019.

 

Mr A. E. Roberts, managing director of ITMA Services, commented, "We have taken a comprehensive approach in ensuring the index of products will be extremely useful to manufacturers as the global business environment remains challenging. The launch of ITMA 2019 space application has been eagerly awaited by textile machinery manufacturers and raw material producers. We have received a lot of enquiries from past exhibitors and interested manufacturers who have not taken part in ITMA before. This augurs well for ITMA 2019 and the industry can look forward to another strong industry platform.”

 

Mr Han Bekke, president of International Apparel Federation, said: "ITMA is a very established textile machinery exhibition but over the years, the exhibition show profile has evolved in keeping with industry trends and challenges. It now features the entire textile and garment making production chain, including raw materials.

 

"Hence, our IAF members which represent the world's leading brands and apparel makers find it an excellent sourcing platform. As we look for innovative solutions to offer consumers exciting products made in a sustainable way, we are glad to be able to explore new materials and technologies in one location at ITMA 2019.”

 

ITMA 2019 will be held from 20 to 26 June at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. Interested participants can visit www.itma.com to apply for space or get more information on the sector allocation plan, exhibition schedule and travel arrangements.

 

Mr Jordi Galtés, president of AMEC AMTEX, the Spanish Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, enthused: "We are excited to be hosting ITMA again. Participants had a good experience in 2011 and we hope to replicate it again in 2019. Spain is home to some of the most famous luxury and fast fashion brands and an interesting destination for all in the textile, garment and fashion industry.”

 

The last ITMA exhibition, held in Milan in 2015, featured exhibits from the entire textile and garment making value chain spread over 108,268 square metres of net exhibition space. It drew the participation of 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries and visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 countries.

 

 

About CEMATEX & ITMA
The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) comprises national textile machinery associations from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It is the owner of ITMA and ITMA ASIA. Considered the 'Olympics' of textile machinery exhibitions, ITMA has a 66-year history of displaying the latest technology for every single work process of textile and garment making. It is held every four years in Europe.

 

 

About ITMA Services
Headquartered in Brussels with a subsidiary in Singapore, ITMA Services is the appointed organiser of ITMA 2019 and future ITMA branded exhibitions. It is managed by professionals with extensive experience in organising ITMA and other major trade exhibitions around the world. It aims to maintain and expand ITMA's unique selling proposition and relevance to a global audience.

 

GKD presents the latest process belt developments at the Techtextil trade fair



With ever more fields of application and the exponentially growing rate at which conventional materials are replaced, the demand for technical textiles continues to surge. Alongside the need for high-tech products, the challenges relating to productivity and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing are also increasing. At Techtextil, the world's leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, GKD - GEBR. KUFFERATH AG presents innovative process belt solutions for optimizing these sophisticated manufacturing processes. Highly efficient woven dryer belts with non-stick coating take center stage at GKD's trade fair display in Frankfurt from May 9 to 12. A particular eye-catcher at the stand of the world's leading technical weavers is the model of a double-belt dryer with upper and lower belt. The second focus of the exhibition is the newly developed CONDUCTIVE® 7690 forming belt for the production of spunbond nonwovens, which is already helping renowned reference customers achieve a significant increase in overall process efficiency. Spiral fabrics manufactured in-house round off the range of pioneering process belt solutions for nonwoven manufacturing.



As a solutions partner, GKD regularly sets new standards with process belts developed for specific applications and leading seam technology. This is founded on the company's consulting and engineering expertise acquired over the course of decades, which allows it to convert process practice and technology into customized product developments for the nonwovens industry. With fast response times and 24/7 service all over the world, the technological leader has proven to be a reliable partner even in emergencies. Seams that are thermally joined on site by GKD service engineers guarantee non-marking belt joints for drying sensitive products. This is why the process belt experts will not only present the latest products for sophisticated manufacturing processes at Techtextil, but will also be a sought-after partner for discussing new challenges or process optimization measures.



Coated belts for the bonding and drying of nonwovens


Dryer belts from GKD enjoy an excellent reputation due to their high lateral stability, optimum flatness, excellent running properties, proven robustness and non-marking pin seams. These characteristics are tried and tested all over the world and optimize the efficiency of demanding thermobonding processes in single- and double-belt dryers. Woven from metal, plastic or a combination of the two, they provide the process reliability needed for a high level of productivity. With coated belt types developed for drying nonwovens, GKD is now responding to the increased challenges when processing products that are difficult to remove. The glass hybrid mesh presented at Techtextil is both lightweight and laterally stable thanks to a glass wire in the warp direction. Moreover, its high-quality PFA coating minimizes both adhesion and soiling and makes otherwise unavoidable and costly cleaning processes a thing of the past - even for highly adhesive products. The innovative mesh structure for use in single- or double-belt dryers can be magnetic or non-magnetic depending on the respective application.



More grip and ease of cleaning for spunlaid nonwoven forming


Processes can also be improved significantly by using the innovative CONDUCTIVE® 7690 forming belt. Here, special monofilaments reliably dissipate any electrostatic charge that builds up during the process. The coarse belt structure in the running direction impresses through its high traction and homogeneous web formation in the laydown zone. The grip provided by this mesh structure renders prior grinding unnecessary when changing belts, meaning that production speed can be reached again very quickly. The innovative belt type also ensures that the nonwoven can be removed from the belt in an optimal manner. Moreover, renowned nonwoven manufacturers value the outstanding cleaning properties of the CONDUCTIVE® 7690. Dirt simply peels off or can be removed effortlessly.



Extra process reliability in high-speed applications


The process belt expert offers belt types made of metal or plastic for high-speed applications in the production of hygiene nonwovens. At Techtextil, GKD will unveil a mesh structure featuring plastic wires with a break-proof granite coating, which can safely dissipate electrostatic charges in fast-moving processes. Thanks to their self-regulating running properties, highly flexible V-crimp type belts enable fault-free production even at high process speeds. Their specific structure consisting of metal with wires made of special plastic in the running direction is ideal for small bending radii and a high application of force. Self-tracking, stainless steel V-crimp type belts successfully demonstrate their robust performance in washing and bleaching processes for fibers and textiles. These conveyor belts are resistant to aggressive lyes and boast impressive process reliability even when the bearing weight is uneven.



Spiral fabrics round off the product portfolio


Spiral fabrics that are completely manufactured in-house are a new addition to the GKD product portfolio. From now on, customers that need this belt type can also benefit from the comprehensive expertise of the process belt specialists. Alongside their pioneering product innovations, experience shows that it is the proven consulting and development expertise of the GKD engineers that is particularly in demand among the visitors of Techtextil.



Visit GKD - GEBR. KUFFERATH AG
at Techtextil in Frankfurt
May 9 - 12, 2017
Hall 3.1, stand D79


 

GKD - GEBR. KUFFERATH AG
The owner-run technical weaver GKD - GEBR. KUFFERATH AG is the global market leader for metal and plastic woven solutions as well as transparent media facades. Under the umbrella of GKD the company combines four independent business units: Industrial meshes, Process belt meshes, Architectural meshes and Transparent media façades. With its six plants - including the headquarters in Germany and other facilities in the US, South Africa, China, India and Chile - as well as its branches in France, Great Britain, Spain, Dubai, Qatar and worldwide representatives, GKD is never far from its customers.


The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) demonstrated a substantial increase, from 3,814 facilities in 2015 to 4,642 facilities in 2016. GOTS certified facilities are now located in 63 countries around the world. Growth is continuously, evenly spread across all market segments including the mass market and the big brands.

 

GOTS certification covers the processing of organic fibers along the entire supply chain from field to finished product.

 

Countries or regions with the largest increase in GOTS certification in 2016 are (in rank order): Bangladesh (+121), China (+68), Italy (+54), Germany (+41), India (+47) and Pakistan (+30). The top ten countries in terms of total number of certified entities were : India (1488), Turkey (423), Germany (347), Bangladesh (331), China (269), Italy (195), Pakistan (172), Portugal (96), Korea (61) and Japan (58).

 

"The significant growth in numbers of GOTS certified facilities shows the willingness of more and more decision makers not only to drive change by complying with the strict GOTS criteria but also to prove this change by undergoing an independent third party certification", notes Herbert Ladwig, GOTS Managing Director.

 

To date the 18 GOTS accredited independent Certification Bodies report more than 1.4 million people in 4354 (out of the actual 4642) working in GOTS certified facilities.

 

"The increasing market acceptance is a result that GOTS delivers solutions for sustainability based problems for both, business need for risk management and credibility and consumers need for transparency", says Claudia Kersten, GOTS Director Marketing & Finance.

 

New GOTS Version 5.0

For GOTS, 2016 was a revision year resulting in the release of GOTS Version 5.0 on 1st March 2017. The key changes in brief: The use of Viscose and Modal (additional fibre content) is now restricted to 10% (25% for sportswear and socks). Lyocell fibre made from certified organic or FSC sources may still be used up to 30% because of its more sustainable manufacturing processes. For the first time, GOTS will allow “Combined Products” such as prams with textile fabrics, bassinets, car seats or furniture with textile fabric upholstery to have certified and labelled textile components. Regarding the GOTS social criteria, an explicit section on Ethical Business Behaviour including a corruption ban was added, based on the UN Global Compact Principles. The mandatory GOTS Social Compliance Management System for the first time includes guidance on the use of tools such as SAI Social Fingerprint™ to help companies measure and improve their social performance. GOTS Version 5.0, the Manual for Implementation Version 5.0 and a list of relevant changes can be found on http://www.global-standard.org/the-standard/latest-version.html.

 

New GOTS Representatives

In 2016, seven regional Representatives were working on GOTS promotion. Three new Regional Representatives have been appointed: Lina Pfeifer in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Lori Wyman in North America and Elif Yaraşik was appointed the first Regional GOTS Representative in Turkey. Given the fact that Turkey is the country with the second most GOTS certified facilities worldwide, it a very important sourcing market.

 

Detailed information about 2016 GOTS activities can be found in the GOTS Annual Report 2016, available for download from today on http://www.global-standard.org/images/stories/Annual_Reports/GOTS_AR2016Public_low.pdf

 

India continued its top position in a row with 1,488 GOTS certified facilities. GOTS is also a part of the QCI-UNFSS India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards, which was launched in year 2016 by Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India. GOTS Representative in India Mr. Sumit Gupta is a member of Textile Subcommittee in this platform. In India, the interest in GOTS certified organic textile products is on the rise in both consumers as well as industry. India also witnessed an increase of brands and stores selling GOTS certified textiles in retail.

 

Bangladesh has also maintained its fourth position with 331 facilities. Dhaka hosted highly successful National Seminar on GOTS Certification in November 2016, which was attended by 170 people from 5 countries.

 

ABOUT GOTS: GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. Key provisions include a ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), highly hazardous chemicals (such as azo dyes and formaldehyde), and child labour, while requiring strong social compliance management systems and strict waste water treatment practices.

 

GOTS was developed by leading international standard setters - Organic Trade Association (U.S.), Japan Organic Cotton Association, International Association Natural Textile Industry (Germany), and Soil Association (UK) which formed an International Working Group to define globally-recognised requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles. GOTS is a non-profit operation. For more information on the Global Organic Textile Standard, please see www.global-standard.org.

 

Covestro, the global manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials, in collaboration with STEM Learning Pvt Ltd, today inaugurated one of the four mini science centres at Jesus & Mary Convent School, Greater Noida. The other three science centers are installed at  Ft. Agnal School, Subhash ChandraBose Inter College and Dayavati Inter College in Greater Noida.

 

In continuance with its efforts to promote science education in India, the mini science centres established by Covestro and STEM Learning aim to enhance awareness among teachers and students about the value of learning, with a special focus on science and mathematics. The initiative also encompasses a unique teachers’ training program and facility maintenance for two years.

 

 

With a mission ‘To make the world a brighter place’, Covestro aspires to provide innovative solutions, which change the lives of people for better.  Science education in India is facing several challenges today. The basic problem that has persisted since independence is our inability to provide schools with labs and equipment to be used while teaching science. The mini science centresare a  powerful and innovative tool to revolutionise science education and make it increasingly accessible.

 

 

These centres are an extension of a workshop conducted by Covestro India in New Delhi in October 2016,which was intended to drive STEM Learning among children; especially girls. 

 

 

Speaking at the inauguration of the centre, Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro AG said, "Covestro aligns its CSR activities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in order to contribute to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the the societies in which we operate. We believe these centres will benefit the youth of this area and contribute significantly to better enable these schools to build our children’s future, enabling them to make the world a brighter place tomorrow.”

 

Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India) Private Limited,“A robust culture of science and technology needs to be supplemented by sufficient infrastructure. After the success of Covestro’s STEM workshops we have been taking active measures to lend  infrastructure support to our mission of promoting science education in India. Through such initiatives we will continue to push boundaries and enable a  knowledge and research driven economy.”

 

 

The proposed centre will be placed closer to Covestro India’s plants and office locations. Proximity will help Covestro employees to voluntarily dedicate more time for the initiative.

 

Ashutosh Pandit, Founder, STEM Learning, stated that he valued the growing partnership with Covestro to create a science revolution in India. He added, “STEM’s working science models are devised by experts with a close eye on the young, less-privileged children. Every school’s progress is mapped on regular intervals by us. We are bringing quality education to the rural regions, which will truly transform India.STEM has given a platform to thousands of students to create their own projects and their growth has been phenomenal.”

 

About Covestro AG

With 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,600 people (full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2016. Find more information at: www.covestro.in

 

About STEM Learning Pvt Ltd

Building scientific temper and offering easy methodology to solve complex science theories is the mission of STEM Learning. They have 100 interactive Maths and Science working models and have so far reached out to 8,00,000 students.

 

STEM believes that school education cannot be only visual or audio but it is important for children to practically feel the products and experience it. With the same vision, STEM already owns 100+ products for better learning and believes in adding more for the improved learning of students,especially those from less privileged section of the society. STEM has successfully implemented 40 mega science centres and 650 mini science centres that has brought quality education to the doorsteps of schoolchildren in rural India and converted them into knowledge hubs. For the past five years, STEM has reached out to hundreds of schools in the rural areas of India’s 15 states – Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, J&K, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand  and Tamil Nadu - tapping the talent of school children and giving them a sense of hope that even they can harness their potential and make it big. STEM is partnering with India’s leading corporates offering them sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solutions. Find more information on www.stemlearning.in

The business unit “Engineered Products” of Beaulieu International Group is pleased to announce excellent safety results for the production sites of its Beaulieu Fibres International division, on the occasion of International Safety Day 2017. The Fibres division has no recorded accidents at its Terni, Italy site in the last 2 years or during the last 20 months at its Belgian sites.

 

The BU Beaulieu Engineered Products is committed to achieving similar strong safety performance in its Yarns and Technical Textiles divisions and has now fully launched a customised behaviour-based safety programme at 3 specific production sites in Belgium and France. This B.I.G. Behave Safely programme aims to minimize the number and severity of accidents and incidents.

 

 

Initiatives in progress actively involve employees in workshops, training events and coaching sessions on safety rules and instructions. Plus, an awareness-raising poster campaign draws daily attention to the importance of behaving safely.

 

Karena Cancilleri, Vice President BU Engineered Products, comments: “Beaulieu International Group is very serious about safety and has a Global Safety Policy that strives to offer a safe working environment to all employees. Improving safety behaviour is a continuous priority and the Engineered Products Business Unit has taken this to heart. We are excited to make a proactive contribution with B.I.G. Behave Safely and look forward to the positive impact of having our production teams for Beaulieu Yarns and Beaulieu Technical Textiles on board, to keep up the momentum of our Fibres division.”

 

 

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