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8th June 2016, Milan

ACIMIT presents new video on Italian sustainable technology

Raffaela Carabelli, ACIMIT President. © ACIMITACIMIT, the Italian Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has produced a new video entitled Italy’s textile machinery industry goes green. The video aims to highlight the ongoing commitment of Italy’s manufacturers to sustainable technologies.

The video illustrates ACIMIT’s Sustainable Technologies project, marking the ongoing commitment of Italy’s machinery manufacturers in recent years to make production more efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Sustainable benefits

The video also demonstrates the data of a recent survey conducted to quantify the benefits reaped from the adoption of Italian Green Certified machinery.

Based on estimates drawn from the engineering firm D’Appolonia, in 2014 the reduction in CO2 emissions generated by the use of Green Certified machinery based on the protocol of the Sustainable Technologies project amounted to 221,181 tons of CO2, equivalent to what is typically emitted by 38,534 automobiles travelling on average 35,000 km per year.

“This video aims to highlight the contribution of the association, as well as that of its member manufacturers, to promote a textile industry that is increasingly sustainable and focused on the parsimonious use of resources and its environmental impact on production processes,” commented ACIMIT President Raffaela Carabelli.

Sustainable Technologies project

Italian textile machinery sector is working to provide technology solutions that place reduced consumption in energy, water and chemical products at the centre of the production process, for a manufacturing cycle that is more responsible and mindful of consumption, while respecting the environment. Within this context, ACIMIT has realized the Sustainable Technologies project, in cooperation with D'Appolonia.

This initiative testifies the commitment of Italian textile machinery manufacturers to research and advanced solutions that respond to sustainability criteria. The transparency of the technical information provided is the first step taken to make visible the attention placed by Italian machinery manufacturers on issues involving sustainability.

At the centre of the project is the ACIMIT green label, designed by ACIMIT and used by its members. The project is supported by the Ministry for Economic Development and Italian Trade Agency, which is convinced of the important role of Italy’s textile machinery sector in re-launching the country’s economy.


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