• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. Read More

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

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics
    Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More

News

New PVC facility opens in Russia

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 September 2014 16:02

The RusVinyl polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility was inaugurated today in Kstovo (Nizhny Novgorod Region), and ranks among Russia’s largest petrochemical investment projects.

H&M CEO awarded for contribution to humane economy

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 September 2014 15:47

H&M’s CEO Karl-Johan Persson has been awarded the Pontus Schultz prize for the company’s contribution to a more humane economy.

Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 September 2014 15:06

The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week.

Class D Recyclable Materials permit issued to GlyEco

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 September 2014 13:01

Sustainable glycol technologies company GlyEco has been issued a Class D Recyclable Materials permit by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP), Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste and Bureau of Recycling...

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Analysis

Textile testing in Cambodia needs investments

By Poorna Rodrigo 23 September 2014 09:16

Garment exporting outsourcing centre Cambodia relies on overseas laboratories for the bulk of its textile testing because it lacks local facilities, meaning there is a significant potential to develop such locally-based services, experts...

Shortage of quality wools causes mediocre SA market performance

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 10:38

The wool market receded slightly at this week’s sale and the Cape Wools’ Merino indicator shed 1.3% to close the day at R113.97 per kilo clean. This is still 2.1% above the opening sale and is up 4.0% on the corresponding sale of the...

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Technical

Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.

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Profiles

ITA: 80 years of high performance fibres research

By Kamelia Kountcheva 19 September 2014 16:45

Today, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Minister of Science, Ms Svenja Schulza, opened the 80th anniversary of the Instutut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. Addressing over 350 guests, Minister Schulze explained the...

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Reports

Executive Market Report - 22nd September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 22 September 2014 17:16

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

BASF expanded TPU makes finalist list for innovation award

From ICIS 23 September 2014 21:30

23 September 2014 18:52  [Source: ICIS news] Interview story by Al Greenwood GRAPEVINE, Texas (ICIS)--BASF's expanded thermoplastic polyurethane - the world's first - produces a foam that maintains its elasticity at a wide...........

BASF expanded TPU makes finalist list for innovation award

From ICIS 23 September 2014 21:30

23 September 2014 18:52  [Source: ICIS news] Interview story by Al Greenwood GRAPEVINE, Texas (ICIS)--BASF's expanded thermoplastic polyurethane - the world's first - produces a foam that maintains its elasticity at a wide...........

Video: Superdry's autumn 14 campaign

From Drapers - Womenswear news 23 September 2014 21:00

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