EU expands its NPE ban

July 24th, 2015

Members of the European Union have unanimously voted to expand the ban on nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to include clothing that’s imported into member nations. While NPE use in production is already banned in the EU, NPE use in Asian manufacturing locations has continued to be a concern. It prohibits placing on the market textile articles […]

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Record cotton stocks expected

March 16th, 2015

Cotton stocks outside of China are estimated to rise to 9.5 million tons by the end of the 2014/15 season, the largest volume in 35 years, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). As reported by, China’s stocks are expected to remain stable reaching just over 12 million tons in 2014/15, after increasing […]

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