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News

Hancock CEO to continue on for four-year term

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 10:17

Hancock Fabrics has extended the employment agreement with Steve Morgan, the company’s president and CEO and member of the Board of Directors.

Indian cotton spot rates continue to fall

By George Huang 25 July 2014 15:45

The expectation of record cotton production this season weighed on the price in India again during the week.

China yarn market remain quiet

By George Huang 25 July 2014 15:39

The cotton yarn market in north China was weak this week as more and more small and medium sized enterprises closed their fabric plants.

Grey fabric values dip further in China

By George Huang 25 July 2014 15:34

The prices for representative grey fabrics were still on a downward trajectory in China as the market was weak in the low trading season.

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Analysis

Alpaca noils prices reach historical highs

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 11:49

This week, the Schneider Group has seen no significant changes on the prices of cashmere from China and Mongolia. In Mongolia, the season finished some weeks ago and there will be a wait until the next season begins.

Market remains stable as North Island auction sees 90% clearance

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 10:45

This week’s North Island wool offering remained reasonably stable. Of the 8,500 bales on offer, 90% sold. The weighted currency indicator eased back by 1.06% compared to the last sale on July 17, having a varied impact.

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Technical

Reusable clip strings set tone in string bar production

By Marianne Curtis 23 July 2014 15:21

Karl Mayer’s lace raschel machines are productive yet flexible. Latest developments include the introduction of a flexible pattern guide finger system that enables the company’s clients to mount the pattern guide fingers onto the string...

Advancing technologies in plasma treatment

By Dr Ian Holme 21 July 2014 11:30

Options expanding in fibre surface modification

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Profiles

Adidas, Johnson Controls and partners to increase automation in textiles

By Tara Hounslea 25 July 2014 10:57

What do leading companies in the field of sportswear and car seating have in common? They are both looking for new ways to optimise how fabrics are produced to meet future challenges, of course.

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Reports

Wool Market Report - 28th July 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 28 July 2014 12:56

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

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Web Watch

Stepan plans to build chemical plant in Louisiana, US

From Chemicals Technology 28 July 2014 13:00

Print Email Speciality chemicals producer Stepan has unveiled a plan to build a plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, US, with an investment of around $70m. The company said it will soon complete the...........

India's Reliance Power to buy Jaypee hydropower stations

From Channel NewsAsia 28 July 2014 13:00

India's Reliance Power will buy three hydropower plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures for an undisclosed sum to cut its dependance on coal, the firm said Monday (July 28). MUMBAI: India's Reliance Power will buy three...........

SOURCING: Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

From Just Style 28 July 2014 11:30

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing brands to contribute more funding in order to complete its factory inspections. This...........

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