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2013.07.09 – The Pinneco® Branding Team Attends bluesign® Conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland

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Media Contact │ Joey Kwan
Branding & Communication Officer
Pinneco Research Ltd.

The Pinneco® Branding Team Attends bluesign® Conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland


ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND, 9-10 July 2013 – The Pinneco® Branding Team attended the bluesign® Conference 2013 in St. Gallen, Switzerland this past week.

This is the third bluesign® conference, conference theme being “Time To Shift!” Participants from different companies and industry associations gathered at the Pfalzkeller in St. Gallen. This two-day conference was packed with industry-focused presentation topics and renowned lecturers to share knowledge and vision of the industry. Participants had a chance to engage with other industry peers and to discuss their thoughts on a delightful platform.

Topics covered in the conference included “A time to shift to greener chemistry and innovation,” “ZDHC – The Version 2 of the Roadmap – A true shift for chemicals management?” “Human health risk assessment of textiles – where are we now?” “Hydrophobing of textiles at the crossroads – How can we combine high performance and environmental questions in the future?” “The new (expected) change in the classification of formaldehyde and the impact on the textile industry,” “Plasma Technology and Textiles – still in its infancy?” “Time to Shift! Time to Decouple Wellbeing from Resource Depletion,” “Denim challenge toward zero discharge of hazardous chemicals,” “Advanced Denim: A new concept for more sustainable production of Denim,” Approach for Environmental Impact Reduction by Teijin Polyester Technologies,” and “High technology grows best in green,” “Transparency – Shifting Perspectives.” bluesign news, activities, as well as Chemical Working Group sessions for chemical supplier, as well as Roundtable discussions for manufacturers and brands took place on the second day to create a knowledge-exchange podium for participants. 

Pinneco®’s Branding Team is honored to be invited to participate in this intellectual meeting and we look forward to the next bluesign® conference to increase our industry presence and knowledge.

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About bluesign®
The bluesign® standard creates transparency along the entire textile manufacturing chain providing tangible solutions and practical tools, without compromising functionality, quality or design. With a sophisticated input stream management all input streams are assessed based on their ecotoxicological impact with a particular focus on resource productivity, consumer safety, air emission, water emission and occupational health and safety. Potentially harmful substances are eliminated before production even begins yielding products that contain only components and pass through processes that are safe for humans and the environment according to “Best Available Technology”.