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Insight

China polyester filament yarn exports rise

By George Huang
12 February 2016

According to CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, polyester filament yarn exports during December reached 179,446, a record high, jumping 21.21% on the prior month and 27.51% on an annual basis.

INFOGRAPHIC: Italian machinery exports rise in Q4 2015

By Tansy Fall
12 February 2016

Textile machinery body ACIMIT has reported that the orders index for textile machinery from Italy grew during the fourth quarter of 2015, due to a boost in exports to foreign markets.

Pushing the boundaries of nanofibres

By Gareth Gillespie
12 February 2016

A new nanofibre project aimed at pushing the boundaries of nylon 6.6 use has been launched by two Italian companies.

Fuel and pharmaceutical sectors boost filtration market

By Fiona Haran
12 February 2016

The global nonwoven filter media market accounted for US$3.42bn in 2014, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.35%, reaching US$8.08bn by 2022.

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News

SDC Enterprises acquires Sam Weller & Sons

12 February 2016

SDC Enterprises, which manufactures premium-quality colour fastness testing consumables, has announced its acquisition of specialist weaver Sam Weller & Sons.

Huggies receives baby wipes award

12 February 2016

Huggies One & Done Refreshing Wipes from Kimberly-Clark were recently selected as the 2016 Best Baby Wipes in The Bump Best of Baby Awards.

Everflow Petrofils to exhibit premium fabrics at F&A Show

12 February 2016

Everflow Petrofils Limited will exhibit its new premium fabric range at F&A Show 2016 to be held in Bangalore from 4-6 March 2016.During the event

Anil International gets good response at Istanbul fair

12 February 2016

Ahmedabad based Anil International received good response especially for its speciality and fancy yarns at the 13th Istanbul Yarn Fair held earlier

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Technical

Digital textile printing and the sustainability promise

By Dr John Provost 10 February 2016

With screenprinting a major user of energy – and therefore greenhouse emissions – and a large water user, the benefits of digital textile printing over traditional screenprinting are becoming widely recognised.

Advances in polyester dyeing and printing

By Dr Ian Holme 03 February 2016

Dr Ian Holme reports on the increasing developments of polyester fibre, and their role within the dyeing and printing industry.

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Profiles

Flexible medical knits

By Marianne Curtis 14 January 2016

The majority of main textile types are used in medical applications, so what is it that makes knitted textiles suitable for particular products in this field?

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 8th February 2016

By George Huang 08 February 2016

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

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Web Watch

Teatum Jones Wins Women’s International Woolmark Prize

From Women's Wear Daily 13 February 2016

The line, designed by Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones, bested five other finalists who showed innovative designs in Merino...........

Mexico PP, PE imports from US rose, PS dropped

From ICIS 13 February 2016

...Mexico PP, PE imports from US rose, PS dropped. Marianela Toledo. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Mexico polymer imports from the US rose for polypropylene (PP)...........

Cotton prices remains flat

From The News International 13 February 2016

Reuters New Delhi Cotton prices remained flat on Friday, owing to slowdown in the demand from spinners. Trade volumes also declined, as only 1,000 bales of...........

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