• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Patagonia launches sustainable and technical Merino Air baselayer

    Patagonia has launched its new Merino Air Baselayer, a fusion of sustainably sourced wool and cutting-edge technology, the company said. Read More

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

    Second PTA line to boost Tongkun Group position in polyester market

    In 2012, the Tongkun Group was the fifth-largest polyester manufacturer in China, with a total polyester yarn capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year. Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    World Textile Summit names first speakers

    The first speakers have been announced for the World Textile Summit, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015 and explore sustainability strategies to Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    INFOGRAPHIC: Military and fitness sectors dominate smart textiles market

    The smart textiles market is tipped to reach US$4,722.81 million by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.58% between 2015 and 2020, according to ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    A force to be reckoned with

    Sonobond is highlighting the strength of its ultrasonic bonding technology for ballistic vests, while The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has developed a new ... Read More

Insight

Commission defers decision on Cavalier’s acquisition of NZWSI scouring business

By Kamelia Kountcheva
03 August 2015

New Zealand is renowned for its luscious grasslands and green spaces. These comprise an ideal area for sheep farming and indeed New Zealand is one of the top wool producers in the world. Despite being eighth behind China, Australia and the...

High ambitions for Indian textile exports

By Marianne Curtis
03 August 2015

Latest figures compiled by the India Brand Equity Foundation show that India is the world’s second largest producer of textiles and garments, accounting for 63% of market share. India’s textile and apparel industry can be broadly...

UK wool market softer with selective buying

By Kamelia Kountcheva 03 August 2015

The second sale of the 2015/16 season was held by the British Wool Marketing Board on July 28 and offered 1,649,357 kilos. The market was mixed with good demand on finer wools which held their price levels very well.

Limited wool supply lifts NZ wool market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 03 August 2015

Despite a slightly stronger New Zealand dollar, wool prices were firm to slightly dearer on Thursday, July 30. Prices were underpinned by less wool being available due to weather affecting shearing and vacation-related shipping...

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News

Berry Plastics acquires AVINTIV

03 August 2015

Berry Plastics, a global manufacturer of plastic packaging products, will acquire AVINTIV from private equity funds managed by The Blackstone Group for approximately US$2.45 billion in cash on a debt-free, cash-free basis.

Indonesia tightens batik textile imports

03 August 2015

In view of rising imports of batik textiles, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade has issued a regulation requiring all importers of batik-patterned fabrics

InventHelp’s client designs new backpack style jacket

03 August 2015

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, has announced that one of its clients, an inventor from Massachusetts, has designed a modified jacket

Valmet acquires tissue rewinder business from Italian firm

03 August 2015

Valmet Corporation, a leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries, has

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Technical

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...

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Profiles

Strong as silk

By Kamelia Kountcheva 09 July 2015

Spider silk is one of the most intriguing natural products with characteristics that could revolutionise the technical textiles industry and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is working on cracking the secret to its mass production.

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Reports

Wool Market Report - 3rd August 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 03 August 2015

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

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Web Watch

Binay presents proof of ‘palpak at manhid’

From Manila Bulletin 03 August 2015

Binay presents proof of ‘palpak at manhid’ Opposition leader Vice President Jejomar presented “proof” of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s “palpak at manhid” (inept and callous) administration during the former’s counter-State...........

Inventory and price cuts hurt Gildan Activewear Q2

From Just Style - News 03 August 2015

Retailer inventory reductions and weak printwear sales in Europe weighed on Gildan Activewear's second-quarter performance, with the US apparel manufacturer now expecting full-year earnings and sales to be at the bottom end of...........

One-off gains, forex and higher volumes boost Wacker’s profits

From ICIS 03 August 2015

LONDON (ICIS)--Wacker Chemie's second-quarter net profit ballooned to €108.2m compared with €29.4m in the previous corresponding period, on one-off gains, aided by higher sales volumes and favourable foreign exchange rates, the...........

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