• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Patagonia cuts ties with Ovis XXI after animal mistreatment investigation

    Outdoor garment manufacturer Patagonia has severed its ties with Ovis XXI, a grassland regeneration B Corp, following an investigation into inhumane animal ... Read More

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

    Countervailing duties on US and EU PET imports to help local producers

    Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has welcomed the latest developments from the US and the EU regarding countervailing duties (CVD) on polyethylene terephthalate ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    As strong as a 'box'

    The unique structure of the boxfish, a puffer-like fish mainly found in the Pacific Ocean, could serve as inspiration for body armour, robots and even flexible ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Out with the old…

    Global nonwovens manufacturers are under pressure to update their polypropylene spunbond and spunmelt facilities as demand for this technology grows. Read More


Superior design behind Culp Q1 sales rise

By Marianne Curtis
03 September 2015

Design and diversity of product offering are credited with driving growth as US-based mattress and upholstery fabric manufacturer, Culp, reports its first quarter results. Culp saw net sales of $80.2m, compared with $76.1 million a year...

Covestro business stands alone from Bayer

By Sally Priestley
02 September 2015

Bayer MaterialScience, the leading global polymer and specialty chemicals business, is now formally operating under its new name Convestro.

China viscose staple fibre values up

By George Huang 02 September 2015

Spurred by expectations for the high trading season, viscose staple fibre quotations continued to rise this week in China.

China polyester staple fibre shipments continue to rise

By George Huang 02 September 2015

According to CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, polyester staple fibre exports during July amounted to 81,463 tonnes, up 0.17% on June and 2.31% on an annual basis.



Future Lifestyle now owns 96% stake in Rachika Trading

03 September 2015

Future Lifestyle Fashions, part of the Kishore Biyani-led Future group has announced that it has increased its stake in Rachika Trading by

Currency market volatility worries TEA

03 September 2015

Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) President Dr A Sakthivel has expressed concern that China’s recent devaluation of the yuan could hit India

Kelheim Fibres experts to present at Dornbirn Congress

03 September 2015

Experts from German viscose speciality fibres producer Kelheim Fibres will be part of discussions on sustainability and health, technological

INDA seeks entries for RISE Durable Product Award

02 September 2015

US-based nonwovens industry body INDA is looking for companies to nominate innovative products and technologies for its 5th annual RISE Durable Product Award.



A streamlined approach

By Fiona Haran 09 July 2015

A look at the latest techniques used by nonwoven manufacturers to optimise the process and quality control of their nonwovens

How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...



Dupont: protecting key assets

By Adrian Wilson 01 September 2015

DuPont remains a pioneer in the development of products for the workwear and personal protection markets, thanks to its portfolio of key performance fibres – all invented over half a century ago.



Executive Market Report – 1st September 2015

By George Huang 01 September 2015

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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Crazy World Today... In Pictures

From Emirates Business 24/7 03 September 2015

Employees for Japanese toymaker Wakamatsuya wear masks of a wolf and a pug to demonstrate the company's latest products at a toy exhibition. (AFP) An Indonesian man rides two bulls in a bull race locally called "Karapan Brujul"...........

Luen Thai Group plans to expand in Vietnam

From Vietnamese Investment Review 03 September 2015

The plan was reported in the group's announcement of interim results for first half of 2015 which said it recorded a revenue of approximately US$522 million. It said the investment was an important strategic step for the...........

Atomic Force Microscopes from Asylum Research Guide the Development of Thin Film Deposition and Etch Processes

From Nanotechnology News 03 September 2015

Home > Press > Atomic Force Microscopes from Asylum Research Guide the Development of Thin Film Deposition and Etch Processes Abstract: Thin films are ubiquitous in materials science and technology, with uses ranging from exotic...........