Huntsman Textile Effects unveils High IQ Sun Protect

2018/07 30 11:07

Courtesy: Huntsman Huntsman Textile Effects has extended the High IQ performance scheme to help mills, brands, and retailers meet consumer demand for garments with built-in sun protection. High IQ Sun Protect provides an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of up to 50 and above, providing the wearer with the highest level of protection for the lifetime […]

China’s online shoppers to spend over $1 trillion in 2018

2018/06 07 14:06

China’s over 500 million online shoppers are set to spend over US$ one trillion in 2018. Of this, cross-border eCommerce (Haitao) purchases, from a retailer located outside China, are set to reach US$125 billion, according to a new report, released by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with China retail strategy expert Azoya Consulting. […]

Zilingo raises $54 mn, launches B2B platform ZAM in US

2018/04 22 05:04

Courtesy: Zilingo Three-year-old South-east Asian e-commerce start-up Zilingo entered the US online marketplace by launching its new business-to-business (B2B) platform, Zilingo Asia Mall (ZAM) on April 6. The firm recently closed a $54-million series C funding round led by Sofina, Burda Principal Investments and Sequoia Capital India with Amadeus Capital joining as a new investor. […]

Singapore’s Feb online retail sales figure 3.9% of total

2018/04 22 05:04

Singapore’s online retail sales figure in February was 3.9 per cent of its overall retail sales figure of $110 million compared to 4.1 per cent in the previous month, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics, which has started publishing the proportion of its retail sales transacted online. An online sale was counted irrespective of […]

NUS team converts cotton fabric waste to aerogel

2018/01 29 08:01

Courtesy: National University of Singapore Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a fast, cheap and green method to convert cotton-based fabric waste, such as unwanted clothing, into highly compressible and ultralight cotton aerogels. The team demonstrated the use of this material to keep military water bottles cold and […]

L Catterton launches joint venture between GXG & 2XU

2017/12 03 16:12

L Catterton Asia, the Asian unit of the largest consumer-focused private equity firm, has launched a joint venture between two of its portfolio companies – GXG, the Chinese menswear fashion group, and 2XU, a leader in premium compression activewear from Australia. The move will make the two companies capitalise on the fitness and sportswear market […]

DHL to gain from GST, digitisation, e-commerce in India

2017/11 27 07:11

The goods and services tax (GST) regime, digitisation and e-commerce will lead to greater opportunities for DHL Express’ India operations, according to its CEO Ken Allen, who foresees a significant rise in cargo movements between India and China. The company sees strong growth potential within and outside the Indian market, said its Asia Pacific CEO […]

LF Logistics chosen as warehouse service provider

2017/10 14 13:10

Courtesy: LF Logistics LF Logistics has been chosen by Frost & Sullivan as the 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Warehouse Service Provider of the Year. LF Logistics’ warehouse service portfolio is designed to provide efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective solutions. This has enabled the company to establish successful partnerships with major international brands and retailers. The award was […]

Over 600 delegates attend ICA Singapore trade event

2017/10 12 08:10

More than 600 delegates are attending the trade event by International Cotton Association (ICA) in Singapore. From ginners and growers to spinners and merchants, the event has brought together the major players in the cotton industry, offering all delegates the chance to network, meet colleagues and attend lectures by international speakers. The two-day event that […]

RIL bags DuPont safety & sustainability award

2017/09 09 12:09

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is one of the 7 companies to bag DuPont safety and sustainability awards for commitment to excellence in safety and sustainability. These awards recognise outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness. The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Singapore. RIL, the largest private sector corporation […]

DyStar achieves four of its six 2020 sustainability goals

2017/08 30 09:08

Courtesy: DyStar In its 2016 sustainability performance report, DyStar, a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering colorants, specialty chemicals and services, has highlighted its success in achieving four of its six 2020 sustainability goals. It aims to reduce resource consumption and corresponding waste outputs by 20 per cent of 2011 levels. DyStar’s […]

ThreadSol to organise Apparel Tech-Up in Bangladesh

2017/08 23 09:08

ThreadSol, the pioneer in enterprise material management for sewn products’ industry, is set to arrange Apparel Tech-Up, a technology seminar, at Radisson Blu in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on August 26, 2017. Leading garment manufacturers, technocrats, and top technology providers will explore a range of pivotal subjects for the future of garment manufacturing. The discussions will be […]