By Specialty Fabrics Review
In a position paper published recently, the companies organized in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcomed the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.
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 toward a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process,” explains 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 emphasizes that the new framework must be practicable. According to Brückner, “The EU 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.”
This article was published in Specialty Fabrics Review October 25, 2021. VDMA is an associate member of SPESA.