• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

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

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More


Invista Seaford site celebrates 75 years

By Kamelia Kountcheva
17 September 2014 13:12

Invista’s Seaford site in Delaware, US, which manufactures nylon-based products like fabric for military uniforms, engineered polymers for automotive applications and fibres for carpets and airbags, celebrates its 75th anniversary this...

APDN interdicts $1m worth of mislabelled textiles

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 12:36

DNA authentication technology from Applied DNA Sciences (APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services, was recently used to interdict a shipment of mislabelled textiles resulting in...

Hollanders stops standard service contracts on original ColorBooster 230

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 11:34

Hollanders Printing Systems is ceasing to supply standard service contracts on its original ColorBooster 230 machines. Instead, ad hoc maintenance options will be offered, as well as an upgrade path to either the 2.5m ColorBooster 250 or...

PGI celebrates expansion at Old Hickory site

By Tara Hounslea 17 September 2014 11:09

Polymer Group Inc (PGI) is holding ribbon cutting ceremony at its recently-expanded Old Hickory facility in Tennessee, USA, later today. The company is celebrating investments made since it acquired the plant through the Fiberweb deal last...



India Focus: Honing India’s technical textile vision

By Munish Tyagi 16 September 2014 09:42

The technical textiles sector is one of the most innovative branches of the industry in the world, ranking as one of the five high tech sectors with the greatest potential for driving the textile industry in countries such as India and...

Weak rand boosts South Africa's wool market

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 11:17

This week’s market benefited from good demand and a weaker rand on the day, with the Cape Wools’ Merino indicator gaining 1.9% on the previous week to close at R 115.44 per kilo clean.



Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.



Trevira dazzles at Brussels Expo

By Arlene Lawler 10 September 2014 16:40

Hi-tech fibres giant Trevira is showcasing its latest creations in Brussels with the help of some dazzling fabric collections from across the world.



Executive Market Report - 15th September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 17:23

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


Web Watch

Indian shares rebound on hopes Fed will retain stimulus

From Business Recorder 17 September 2014 14:30

MUMBAI: Indian shares rose on Wednesday, recovering from nearly 2-1/2-week lows hit in the previous session, as hopes the US Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus measures...........

UK: Sainsbury's Tu nation's favourite fashion retailer

From Just Style 17 September 2014 13:00

In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's Tu brand topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at who came out on top in each category. Department store...........

CANADA: Government urged to support Rana Plaza victims

From Just Style 17 September 2014 13:00

Over 50 organisations have called on the Canadian government to publicly urge companies to support survivors of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy. The organisations, including human rights, religious, international development, and...........