• 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

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... 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 awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More

News

Vietnam boosts China fabric exports again in 2014

By George Huang 27 February 2015 15:32

According to China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), fabric exports during December reached 3.35 billion metres, up 0.51% on the previous month and 2.95% y-o-y.

China viscose prices firmer

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:06

Helped by the tight supply on the feedstock market, viscose quotations inched up slightly in China.

Acrylic prices slump in China

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:00

Dented by the sluggish demand and crumbling feedstock replacement costs, acrylic values in China dived again after the long holiday.

Groz-Beckert to acquire Bekaert Carding Solutions

By Marianne Curtis 27 February 2015 08:32

Groz-Beckert is to acquire Bekaert’s Carding Solutions activities. The division has about 350 employees. The acquisition allows Groz-Beckert to build on its existing service programme for card clothing with a corresponding product...

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Analysis

Strong rand weakens South African wool market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 March 2015 10:09

The South African wool market closed lower at the sale on February 25 due to the stronger rand. The Cape Wools Merino Indicator declined by 1.8% to close at R110.08 per kilo clean.

New Zealand wool market generally firm with low Chinese activity

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 March 2015 10:00

The South Island offering of 8,476 bales saw an 84% clearance on Thursday, February 26. Market pressure pushed some prices up, while others eased slightly, but overall it was generally a firm sale.

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Technical

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.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.

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Profiles

Bigger Banners: Flag Print Bern Expands Opportunities with 3.2m Printer

By WTiN 24 February 2015 11:21

When it comes to navigating the world of wide-format textile printing, Swiss company Flag Print Bern certainly knows which way the wind is blowing.

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Reports

Wool Market Report - 2nd March 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 March 2015 10:52

A comprehensive weekly round-up and analysis of price developments at the major wool auctions around the world.

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Web Watch

Quicksilver opens Boardriders concept store in Australia

From Sportswear International 02 March 2015 12:30

Surfing-inspired fashion brand Quicksilver has inaugurated its first Boardriders concept store in Coolangatta, Australia, a lifestyle spot that merges fashion and leisure with a bar, lounge area, barber shop and local bands’...........

Dual EFI VUTEk LED Printer Purchase to Multiply Capacity at SuperWide

From Large Format Review 02 March 2015 12:30

Trade-only printer SuperWide Digital has invested in two VUTEk machines from EFI to increase production capacity and support its expansion into new sales...........

Puma Argentina selects SCE tool to enhance logistics

From Just Style - News 02 March 2015 12:30

Sportswear business Puma Argentina has selected Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) to enhance its logistics operations and help support growth. The investment comes after the company recently enlarged its distribution centres...........

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