• 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

    Toray to expand nonwovens production in Indonesia

    Toray Industries has announced plans to expand its nonwovens production facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, by 18,000 tons per year. Read More


Hexcel Awarded "Best Research & Technology Partner 2014" by Aerolia SAS

By Tansy Fall 22 December 2014 16:32

Hexcel has been presented with an award for “Best Research & Technology Partner” by AEROLIA SAS (Stelia Aerospace), acknowledging the strong collaboration between the companies in demonstrating the potential of HiTape technology for next...

DuPont Consolidates Corporate Headquarters

By Tansy Fall 22 December 2014 16:16

Today, DuPont announced that it is consolidating its corporate headquarters at the company’s Chestnut Run Plaza campus in New Castle County effective July 1, 2015. This follows a review of separation of assets and real estate associated...

Toray to expand nonwovens production in Indonesia

By Fiona Haran 22 December 2014 11:00

Toray Industries has announced plans to expand its nonwovens production facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, by 18,000 tons per year.

High time for Cambodian textile industry to upgrade, says ADB

By Jens Kastner 22 December 2014 09:54

The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has urged Cambodia to upgrade its manufacturing sector, including the development of textile production and finishing, to successfully transition from a low-income to a middle-income country,...



Mixed fortunes for last 2014 wool sales in New Zealand

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 December 2014 11:12

The combined North and South Island auctions saw mixed results with finer, stronger and better style wools faring the best. Of the 13,078 bales on offer 81.1% sold.

Vietnam textile and garment trade shows to be hot sellers in 2015

By Jens Kastner 22 December 2014 09:36

Vietnam is planning a wide range of textile industry shows and conferences in 2015 that will help generate international business relationships enabling it to profit from any deal that may emerge regarding the planned Trans-Pacific...



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...



Wool Market Report - 22nd December 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 December 2014 11:43

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


Web Watch

American Apparel Weighs Buyout Offer

From Wall Street Journal 22 December 2014 18:00

American Apparel Inc. said Monday that it is evaluating an offer to sell itself at a hefty premium, as the retailer pushes to stabilize its business after a slew of recent shakeups. The company, which officially ousted its chief...........

221 new species described in 2014

From Research & Development 22 December 2014 17:00

In 2014, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added a whopping 221 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make...........

Best practice for sustainability claims

From Ecotextile News 22 December 2014 16:30

The Energy & Environment Management Specialist's principally includes further developing the energy and environment strategy across Kering and its brands to reduce the footprint of energy, water consumption and waste...........