• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    Impression Technology to expand into roll-to-roll digital textile printing market

    Australia’s Impression Technology – best known for its direct-to-garment printers, sold internationally under the DTG brand – has announced a strategic move ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Freudenberg expands automotive business in China

    Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in Eastern China. Read More

Insight

Will proposed Bangladesh textile authority have teeth?

By Marianne Curtis 27 March 2015 08:44

Bangladeshi press reports this week indicate that government plans are afoot to create a new authority to oversee the country’s textile mills, with a mandatory requirement for mills to register with it.

Pakistan cotton prices up

By George Huang 26 March 2015 14:34

Cotton values were up again in Pakistan as shrinking inventories in the hands of ginners prompted panic buying from spinners who want to restock feedstock during the high trading season.

ICE cotton dips amid subdued buying interest

By George Huang 26 March 2015 14:28

ICE cotton dropped on March 25 while the US government report displayed a higher-than-expected figure concerning cotton ginnings. The run-up in prices late last week and early this week also jeopardized the appetite of buyers.

New FR for polyester

By Tansy Fall 26 March 2015 13:18

Recent developments in the area of flame retardant coatings for yarns and fabrics have centred on the need to make processes and products more environmentally friendly.

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News

Shima Seiki to Exhibit at FESPA 2015

26 March 2015 17:37

Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG., Ltd., from Wakayama, Japan, together with its European subsidiary Shima Seiki Europe, Ltd. and sales distributor Fenix Digital Group SRL, will participate in FESPA 2015,...

European nonwovens show better growth for 2014

26 March 2015 16:31

Nonwoven production in Europe grew by 4.7% in 2014, according to new statistics from industry association EDANA.

Kelheim to showcase flushable fibres at Shanghai event

26 March 2015 12:38

Kelheim Fibres will demonstrate how its viscose short cut fibres are the perfect raw material for wet wipes that meet flushability guidelines at an upcoming nonwovens symposium in Shanghai.

Huntsman support Daechun’s sustainable growth

26 March 2015 10:19

With the world’s brands and retailers increasingly choosing to work with only environment-friendly suppliers, Huntsman Textile Effects is working closely with South Korean textile exporter Daechun Co. Ltd to deepen its commitment to...

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Technical

Schlafhorst launches new Autoconer 6

By Marianne Curtis 26 March 2015 08:47

Schlafhorst, part of Saurer Group, has launched a new version of its Autoconer 6 aimed at boosting productivity and energy efficiency in the winding process.

Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

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Profiles

Jeans jump ahead

By John McCurry 26 March 2015 10:54

After nearly 30 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tennessee-based company than ever before.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 23rd March 2015

By George Huang 23 March 2015 16:26

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.

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Web Watch

Partners sign new agreement for joint catalysis laboratory in Heidelberg

From chemeurope.com 27 March 2015 08:30

BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis laboratory “Catalysis Research Laboratory” (CaRLa). The research cooperation at Heidelberg site ongoing since 2006 has been extended to October...........

Personnel changes at BASF

From chemeurope.com 27 March 2015 08:30

With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter. eressa Szelest, currently Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Hygiene,...........

Germany : Sika to show textile adhesive solutions at Techtextil 2015 - Textile News Germany

From Fibre2Fashion - Textiles News 27 March 2015 06:30

Sika, a producer of textile adhesive solutions for the global textile lamination industry is participating at Techtextil Frankfurt, Germany, which runs from May 4-7, 2015. Sika’s wide range of soft lamination adhesives finds...........

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