Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New Zealand textile sector plan to cut energy costs
New Zealand textile sector plan to cut energy costs
12
Jun '12

The energy efficiency of New Zealand’s textiles sector is set to improve under a programme announced.

The EEC Business Textiles Sector Energy Efficiency programme will be delivered by industry organisation Textiles New Zealand.  

The programme seeks to improve the competitiveness of the sector, which faces strong competition from low-cost producers off-shore, through a range of energy efficiency initiatives that will reduce energy costs and enable increased productivity.

It will partly fund energy efficiency assessments and resulting energy efficiency opportunities for textiles firms including carpet, footwear and apparel manufacturers.

The programme will fund at least 10 projects during 2012-13 from total EECA funding of up to $128,000. It follows a successful EECA-funded textiles industry pilot programme under which five firms averaged energy savings of 14% in 2010.

EECA Business Manager Rod Treder says there are significant opportunities for the textiles sector to become more energy efficient.

“The companies we worked with during the pilot found there was scope for efficiencies across the board – particularly in thermal energy and compressed air systems.

“Many of these initiatives provided a financial pay-back within a relatively short time after which savings were locked in, improving productivity and competitiveness long term,” he says. 

Textiles New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Claire Cilliers says improving energy efficiency can provide a competitive advantage for New Zealand firms.

“Regardless of whether they are focused on the domestic market or exporting, energy efficiency can reduce costs for New Zealand textile manufacturers.

“Increasingly, environmentally aware consumers at home and abroad are seeking out products that are sustainable produced,” she says.

In addition to energy efficiency assessments, funding is available for energy efficiency projects involving process heat and boiler management, heat recovery systems, water heating, tumble drying, washing and air conditioning; other technologies specific to individual textiles businesses are also eligible.

EECA BUSINESS offers a range of services, resources and funding to help your business succeed through better use of energy. EECA BUSINESS is brought to you by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Textiles New Zealand


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2017

AAFA urges negotiators to preserve TPLs in NAFTA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), an alliance of...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

SIMA urges Centre to re-look duty drawback rates

he Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has appealed to the...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

PKR 690.65-mn budget for Pakistan Cotton Committee

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) recently approved a PKR...

Interviews View All

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search