Bitter turn of the times? How deindustrialisation must be prevented in Germany

We have so many great medium-sized industrial companies in Germany that keep the shop running every day. Whether foundries, ceramics or plastics manufacturers, steel and metal processing companies, hot-dip galvanisers or manufacturers of special textiles. Without them, every construction site comes to a standstill, there are no new trains, no new electric cars, no wind turbines, no environmental filters, no medical textiles, no workwear; the list could be continued indefinitely. All these companies need energy to keep their machines running.

Read article  

Celebrate 25 years of Peppermint with us!

In 1997, the Peppermint Group was established with, among others, the acquisition of the ZKS spinning mill and the Jacquard weaving mill Ertex.

Read article develops physical NFT gummy

Together with co-founder Christoph Jentzsch, who is considered a pioneer in the blockchain and DAO community, the startup has developed a new type of crypto-optical code. With its help, physical objects can be transferred into the digital world using NFT. The digitalisation of physical objects is to be revolutionised with the easy-to-use product - gummy - and thus set new standards in the web3 and in virtual trade.

Read article  

Interview on the situation in the textile industry with t+m President Ingeborg Neumann

The textile and apparel industry has had a turbulent year: Broken supply chains and skyrocketing procurement prices caused enormous problems for the companies. In addition, the climate-neutral restructuring of the economy is on the agenda. aktiv talked about this with Ingeborg Neumann, president of the textile+fashion association since 2013.

(Article in German language)

Read article