ITMF Names Winners Of Various Categories Of Awards
At the ITMF Annual Conference 2023 which was held from November 4-6, 2023 in China, the federation presented the ITMF Awards in the categories of ‘Sustainability & Innovation’, ‘International Cooperation’ and ‘Start-Ups’.
The winners of the ITMF Start-up Award 2023 include CarboScreen from Germany for its ‘Online monitoring system for carbon fibre manufacturing’ project and Cebiotex SL from Spain for its ‘Biocompatible and biodegradable implant matrix’ project.
Other Start-up award winners were Colorifix from the UK for its ‘Biological dyeing process’ project and Rheiazymes from Switzerland for its ‘Molecular bio-recycling technology’ project.
Shaoxing Qian Yong Textile from China bagged the award for its ‘Exploration in the textile digital printing industry for SMEs’ and TreeToTextile AB from Sweden for ‘Biobased fibre with a low climate impact’ project.
The awardees under the ITMF Sustainability & Innovation Award 2023 include, Qingdao Jifa Group from China for its ‘Supercritical CO2 Assisted Dyeing of Polyester’ project and Qingdao University also from China for its ‘Marine Bio-Based Fibres’ project.
Others include, Universitat Politechnica de Catalonia from Spain for its ‘Upcycling Fibres of Clothing & Textile Waste to Building Materials’ project and UPM Biorefining from Germany for its ‘Future of Fabrics with Renewable Materials – How UPM and VAUDE Think Beyond Recycling’ from Germany
Another ITMF Sustainability & Innovation award was won by Winner Medical from China for its ‘Biodegradable Nanofiber Masks’ project.
The awardees for the ITMF International Cooperation Award 2023 were Kelheim Fibres from Germany and Santoni from Italy for their ‘Advanced Machine Technology Meets Performance Viscose Fibres’ project.
Lenzing from Austria and Södra from Sweden bagged the award for their ‘Enabling the Circular Textile Industry Together’ project and Magnolab from Italy for its ‘Setting up a Textile Innovation District’ project.
Satori from Germany won for its ‘B2B E-commerce – Accelerating International Growth for Fabric Mills’ project and Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STAR Network Asia) for its ‘Improving Purchasing Practices’ project.