• 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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... 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

  • 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

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More


Super-green style launches at Munich Fabric Start

By Arlene Lawler 01 September 2014 17:06

A revolutionary super-green fabric collection is making its debut appearance at a Munich textile show this week.

Digital print in automotive interiors to take off

By Kamelia Kountcheva
01 September 2014 16:21

ESMA’s Inkjet Conference will open its doors from September 30-October 1 at the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany. The event will cover the newest developments in digital printing in applications such as packaging, textiles and...

Order book swells following European launch of Hollanders ColorBooster CB250

By Sally Priestley 01 September 2014 16:07

Hollanders Printing Systems is extending its manufacturing capabilities to keep up with high demand for the ColorBooster 250, following its introduction into Europe at FESPA Digital this year.

Evonik ups global product prices by 10%

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 15:45

Evonik’s Interface & Performance business line is increasing the prices of its products effective October 1, 2014, or as contract allows.



Price lift and 99% clearance for SA Mohair

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:34

The second sale of the 2014 winter season took place in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, August 26. A total of 109,117 kilos were on offer (748 bales including kids, young goats, adult fine and adult strong fibres), seeing a 99% clearance.

Crossbred prices up at South Island auction

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:26

At Thursday’s South Island Wool sale, prices consolidated on the back of continuing short falls of volumes coming forward onto the market.



Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...



Please touch!

By Kobi Mann, Business Development Manager, Ink & Consumables, Kornit Digital 29 August 2014 13:15

Ensuring printed textiles are safe for all end-users



Executive Market Report – 1st September 2014

By George Huang 01 September 2014 15:52

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


Web Watch

Currency Trends in Low-Cost Countries (Monthly Report)

From Emerging Textiles 01 September 2014 21:00

1 September 2014 - A sharply falling euro and potentially rising currencies in India and Indonesia could significantly change apparel sourcing decisions in coming months. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive...........

Gap audits reveal compliance issues at Myanmar factories

From Just Style 01 September 2014 19:00

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma. And the extent of these challenges...........

Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees

From New York Times 01 September 2014 18:00

Continue reading the main story Anita Maina was working on an arts and crafts project she found on Pinterest — creating a table out of wood and cork — when she ripped off a fingernail while removing staples...........