WTiN Insight consists of 6 channels covering the manufacturing value chain for traditional & technical textiles; providing exclusive analysis of the day’s news by our in-house experts, giving our opinion on what it means. WTiN Insight continuously aggregates and organises news from authoritative 3rd party sources, to deliver a complete overview of textile manufacturing.


China PX imports fall in April

By George Huang
31 May 2016

Data published by CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, indicates that PX imports amounted to 1.04 million tonnes, dropping 9.93% from the previous month and 0.29% y-o-y.

China PTA exports soar once again

By George Huang
31 May 2016

According to CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, PTA exports in April were down 16.8% from the previous month, to 85,343 tonnes which, however, surged 53.51% on an annual basis.

Shipments of new textile machinery down in 2015

By Madelaine Cornforth
31 May 2016

Shipments in some textile machinery segments experienced a decline in 2015. Deliveries of new short-staple spindles fell by nearly 8% from 2014 to 2015.

The business of printing

By Tansy Fall
31 May 2016

WTiN catches up with John Sano, owner of New York City’s Sano Design Services, to talk about his thriving city centre business.



Fashion Week Story connects brands and influencers

31 May 2016

A fashion week with a twist! Shopping Links (www.shoppinglinks.com), Australia’s largest and most-established influencer marketing platform, hosted the inaugural Fashion Week Story, Sydney last week, drawing 50 top influencers and leading...

Bombay Dyeing’s Q4 profit up 43.21% compared to Q3

31 May 2016

Home textiles giant Bombay Dyeing posted rise of 43.21 per cent in net profit to Rs 111.92 crore during the fourth quarter of year ended March 31, 2016 as compared to Rs 78.15 crore in third quarter of the year. Diluted earnings per share...

DyStar launches Cadira Polyester for resource efficiency

31 May 2016

DyStar Group, solution provider offering a complete range of colorants, has introduced Cadira Polyester as the second concept of their new resource efficiency programme. The Cadira Polyester combines Dianix dyes and Sera auxiliaries with...

Santoni sells warp knitting technology to Karl Mayer

31 May 2016

Santoni, a supplier of circular knitting technology, has sold its seamless warp knitting technology to Karl Mayer. Karl Mayer will integrate the seamless warp technology of Santoni into its double needle bar competence centre at Nippon...



Utilization of β-Cyclodextrin

By Smita Honade, Neeraj Shrivasatava, Jayant Udakhe and Dr R V Adivarekar 06 May 2016

Research into the utilization of β-Cyclodextrin for enhancing disperse dye dyeability of wool/polyester blend fabric.

A new candidate for nonwovens?

By Dr Edmund Carus 27 April 2016

Technical editor Dr Edmund Carus looks at a process of producing fibres from milk proteins.



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?



Executive Market Report – 31st May 2016

By George Huang 31 May 2016

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


Web Watch

Cotton prices drop

From The News International 01 June 2016

Karachi Cotton prices slightly fell in a lackluster trade on Tuesday as traders were hesitant to buy the commodity in bulk due to subdued demand.  ...........

Total to buy East African oil retailer Gapco from India?s Reliance

From The News International 01 June 2016

NEW DELHI: French major Total has agreed to buy East African oil retailer Gulf Africa Petroleum Corp (Gapco) from India´s Reliance Industries for an...........

Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia

From Nanotech Now 01 June 2016

ANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO ? ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer,...........