VDMA: Textile Machinery For A Sustainable Textile Industry

FRANKFURT, Germany — October 22, 2021 — In a position paper published today, the companies organized in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the E.U. to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the E.U. textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Up to now, the increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rising use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organized in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process”, explained Regina Brückner, chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and managing associate of Brückner Trockentechnik.

In the new position paper, the executive board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association emphasises that the new framework must be practicable. Brückner said: “The E.U. must strike the right balance between necessary, yet also minimal, legislative regulation. A successful transition requires a level playing field which sets out fair rules for sustainability, thereby enabling European companies to nonetheless increase their international competitiveness.”

The complete position paper can be read here: www.vdma.org/textile-machinery or www.industryarena.com/m4t

Posted October 22, 2021

Source: VDMA Textile Machinery Association