• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Armadillo Merino shoots for the stars

    Armadillo Merino, manufacturer of next-to-skin protection garments for professionals working in high risk environments, has extended its reach to the aerospace ... Read More

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

    Fulgar focuses on sustainable polyamide microfibre

    Italian yarn manufacturer Fulgar has developed a new polyamide 6,6 microfibre, which is 99% derived from recycled materials. Read More

  • 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

    EDAG develops weatherproof textile skin for vehicles

    EDAG, a worldwide provider of engineering services, has developed The EDAG Light Cocoon, a bionically optimised vehicle structure combined with a weatherproof ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Tatham appointed European service centre for Yingyang Nonwoven

    Tatham, a specialist textile technology company, has been appointed the authorised service centre for Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Co. Ltd in Europe. Tatham is ... Read More


First artificial uterus developed using smart textiles

By Sally Priestley 18 December 2014 16:59

The first artificial uterus, aimed at helping premature babies to develop properly by providing sensory stimulation, has been developed by experts at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany.

China cotton production falls on shrinkage in acreage

By George Huang 18 December 2014 16:07

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, cotton output during 2014 contracted 2.2% from last year, to 6.16 million tonnes, due to the lower acreage of planting.

Pakistan cotton quotations recover

By George Huang 18 December 2014 16:06

Business sentiment on the Pakistan cotton market improved slightly on Thursday as mills started their selective procurement for high quality cotton to feed urgent requirements, pushing up quotations marginally.

Cotton futures rebound on Fed statement

By George Huang 18 December 2014 16:02

Sparked by the message from the Federal Reserve that an interest rate rise is not imminent, Cotton futures jumped on Wednesday, following the plunge of the previous session.



Start of Aussie wool market 2014/15 season influenced by trading restrictions and US currency

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 December 2014 13:20

The Australian wool market started the 2014/15 season on a strong note in August following the winter break. Over the month, the market dipped a little, with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) falling to below the 1,000 cents per kilo...

Speciality fibres market poised ahead of 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 December 2014 17:23

No major changes in cashmere prices were reported this week from The Schneider Group from any of the points of origin of the fibre.



Extended lifetime of cotton clothing with biotechnology

By Christian Wieth,Han Kuilderd,James Joyce,Malene Straarup,Mette Troels Berg,Per Henning Nielsen 17 December 2014 14:55

The production of clothing involves the usage of vast quantities of natural resources and is a major source of polluting emissions. There is an urgent need for processes which help to save energy, water and chemicals in the textile...

Karl Mayer launches biaxial machine

By Marianne Curtis 28 November 2014 12:07

Karl Mayer has combined the key components of its RS MSUS-V machine with biaxial technology and developed a biaxial machine featuring weft insertion in line with the courses. This new innovation is known as the Biaxtronic CO.



Printed outdoor fabrics that glow in the dark: textile craft business founded on luxury yacht market

By Tansy Fall 12 December 2014 15:44

Extex was established in 2002 out of parent company Marina Mill – a design, hand print and weaving business – as a luxury outdoor range of fabrics, specifically designed at the time for use on all exterior areas of a yacht. Twelve years...



Report published on SAP market

By Fiona Haran 16 December 2014 12:16

A new study has been published on the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market, which features global industry analysis, as well as details on size, share, growth trends, forecasts, and revenue from 2014 to 2020.


Web Watch

United Kingdom : NetComposites unveils program for ‘CompIC’composites forum - Technical Textiles News United Kingdom

From Technical Textile 19 December 2014 07:00

December 19, 2014 (United Kingdom) NetComposites, a research and training services provider to the composites materials industry, has announced the final programme for its latest...........

'The Way Ahead' launch: Karishma Kapoor aging backwards

From Emirates Business 24/7 19 December 2014 06:30

Karisma Kapoor unveiled her close friend Tamanna C's debut book 'The Way Ahead' at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday. The actress also did a reading from the book. She came to the event wearing a pink top with blue jeans and a...........

BASF to sell shares in ELLBA Eastern to joint venture partner Shell

From chemeurope.com 19 December 2014 06:30

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. 19-12-2014: BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its  share...........