• 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
    Effects

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

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

    Freudenberg expands automotive business in China

    Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in Eastern China. Read More

Insight

IVL acquires only Canadian PTA producer, but faces tough market

By Kamelia Kountcheva
31 March 2015 16:41

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), intermediate petrochemicals producer, has acquired 100% shareholding of the PTA business of Montreal-based Cepsa Química SA, wholly-owned affiliate of Cepsa, and IQ CHIMIE INC, a subsidiary...

Streamlining PTA production for profitability

By Kamelia Kountcheva
31 March 2015 16:18

The man-made fibres industry represented around 70% of the global production of raw fibres in 2013, according to statistics from CIRFS, the European Man-made Fibres Association. The global textile fibre production volume in 2013 was at...

Vietnam cotton yarn grabs greater market share in China

By George Huang 31 March 2015 14:49

According to China Customs, cotton yarn imports during the first two months of 2015 displayed a y-o-y increase of 2.27%, to 341,800 tonnes, indicating that the nation’s cotton fabric sector is recovering from the deflation triggered by the...

China MEG imports tumble

By George Huang 31 March 2015 14:44

According to China CCF Group, imports of MEG, the key feedstock of the polyester industry, during February dropped 7.91% from the previous month, but increased 2.89% y-o-y, to 658,500 tonnes.

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News

Paper submissions opened for Nonwovens Innovation Academy

31 March 2015 10:48

EDANA has opened its Call for Papers for the 2015 Nonwovens Innovation Academy, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research results, and encourages the development of technical knowledge to support the future growth of...

Sigmatex funded for lightweight vehicle composites

30 March 2015 17:24

Sigmatex, an independent converter of carbon fibre, has been awarded government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to...

Mimaki USA and Next Wave Media Solutions Sign Distribution Agreement

30 March 2015 15:03

Mimaki USA has announced that it has signed an agreement with Next Wave Media Solutions (Buford, GA) to distribute the Mimaki JV Series, TS Series and TX Series printers, with Mimaki Sb Series inks exclusively, as a premier solution for...

AFM Heatsheets scoops innovation award

30 March 2015 09:32

Chicago-based AFM Heatsheets, a manufacturer of reflective insulation fabrics, was recently announced a recipient of FabricLink Network’s annual Top 10 Innovation Awards for its Ultraflect insulation fabric.

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Technical

Schlafhorst launches new Autoconer 6

By Marianne Curtis 26 March 2015 08:47

Schlafhorst, part of Saurer Group, has launched a new version of its Autoconer 6 aimed at boosting productivity and energy efficiency in the winding process.

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.

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Profiles

Jeans jump ahead

By John McCurry 26 March 2015 10:54

After nearly 30 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tennessee-based company than ever before.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 30th March 2015

By George Huang 30 March 2015 16:13

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

Cotton market: prices rise amid dwindling supplies | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 01 April 2015 02:30

Prices went up sharply on the cotton market on Tuesday in the process of tight supply, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5150, dealers said. In the ready session, nearly 8000 bales changed hand between Rs...........

Plan to Keep 1,700 RadioShack Stores Open Is Approved

From New York Times 01 April 2015 01:00

A bankruptcy judge gave his blessing on Tuesday to a plan that would keep about 1,700 RadioShack stores open, saying he would approve the plan over a higher cash bid that would probably have liquidated the retailer but raised...........

JAAF takes up GSP+ issues with visiting EU delegation

From Sri Lanka Daily News 31 March 2015 23:30

At a meeting held last week between the visiting EU delegation and the representatives of the Joint Apparel Association (JAAF) the importance and value attached to the EU market to the apparel industry was highlighted.It was...........

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