• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

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

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... 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

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Freudenberg awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More


Focus on visitor education at FESPA Cologne

By Tansy Fall
05 March 2015 11:41

FESPA 2015 – due to take place in Cologne from 18-22 May, 2015, at Kölnmesse – promises to provide an array of new instalments that will educate visitors as to the opportunities for development in their markets.

Impression Technology to expand into roll-to-roll digital textile printing market

By John Scrimshaw
05 March 2015 10:50

Australia’s Impression Technology – best known for its direct-to-garment printers, sold internationally under the DTG brand – has announced a strategic move into the roll-to-roll textile printing market.

Dupont wins bio-based technology award

By Marianne Curtis 05 March 2015 10:18

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received the 2015 Bio Business Award for Breakthrough Bio-Based Technology Platform at the World Bio Markets Conference awards ceremony in Amsterdam.

BASF launches bio-based PolyTHF

By Marianne Curtis 05 March 2015 08:26

BASF has launched bio-based Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000). The company is providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications on a large scale.



Mattress fabrics sector continues to gain ground

By Marianne Curtis 05 March 2015 09:00

The mattress fabrics sector continues to gain ground. While fabrics were, once upon a time, a fairly plain affair, companies like Culp Inc, based in the US, have shown what is possible in terms of diversification of mattress manufacture....

Maine Textiles International plans for sustainable expansion

By Tansy Fall 04 March 2015 17:26

WTiN.com speaks to co-founder Claudia Raessler about the history of Maine Textiles and its plans for the future following the appointment of a new CEO.



Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.



Knits get heavy

By AZM Anas 02 March 2015 15:59

A major Bangladesh knitwear company has launched an innovation that may inspire a new segment in this key outsourcing industry - ‘fake’ heavy knitwear.



Executive Market Report – 2nd March 2015

By George Huang 02 March 2015 16:24

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


Web Watch

Sustainable Waste-To-Energy Facility Approved for Construction in Tennessee on Environmental XPRT

From Environmental Expert 05 March 2015 11:30

PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process. The waste-to-energy technology, which...........

M&S makes debut film promotion for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

From Brand Republic 05 March 2015 11:30

Pearl & Dean, the cinema advertising contractor, has brokered a partnership with Marks & Spencer for the cinema release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It marks the British retailer’s first ever venture into film...........

Stäubli to display its machinery for production of technical textiles at Techtextil 2015

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 05 March 2015 11:00

News Tags: Industrial Production, MAGMA Jacquard machines, manufacturer of high speed textile machinery, nonwovens, production of technical textile, Stäubli, Techtextil exhibition, to display textile machinery, versatile Unival...........