• Markets

    Pakistan’s textiles and clothing exports pick up in February

    Figures published by Pakistan’s National Bureau of Statistics indicate that textiles and clothing export earnings grew in February by over 3% compared with the ... Read More

  • Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    India and China dominate wool exports to US

    India dominates exports of wool textiles, whilst China is the number one supplier of woollen apparel to the US. Read More

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

    BASF to enhance Brazilian polyamide production line

    BASF is to replace all the polyamide categories currently sold at its production plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, with its own Ultramid high performance ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    Moving to the high ground

    A glance at Hong Kong’s official trade data gives the impression that all is rosy for the Chinese special administrative region’s (SAR) knitwear manufacturers. ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    ITMA becomes headline sponsor of the Future Materials Awards

    ITMA has become the Headline Sponsor of the Future Materials Awards, which will take place in November 2014, in Dresden, Germany. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Medical focus: Nonwovens in woundcare

    Demand for nonwovens used in woundcare applications is growing worldwide. Alan Osborn and Julian Ryall report Read More


Johnson Controls develops new automotive fabric coating

By Tara Hounslea 16 April 2014 14:40

Johnson Controls has developed a coating for fabrics to keep automotive seats clean and hygienic. The FreshPer4mance coating has been designed to make textiles liquid-repellent, stain-resistant, antistatic and antimicrobial.

Picanol to debut weaving machine at ITMA

By Kamelia Kountcheva 16 April 2014 14:15

Picanol will showcase its GTMax-i machine at ITMA Asia

Sawgrass and Kiian sign license agreement

By Kamelia Kountcheva 16 April 2014 12:28

Sawgrass Technologies has signed a long-term agreement allowing licensee the Kiian Group to continue to sell dye sublimation ink for printers with a carriage width greater than 42 inches.

Dennison Group to manage Kornit UK support

By Kamelia Kountcheva 16 April 2014 11:42

Kornit Digital has appointed the Dennison Group to handle its service and support cycles for UK customers. Dennison will cover installation, training and routine maintenance of Kornit’s direct-to-garment printers.



Micro performers with heavy duty applications

By Adrian Wilson 16 April 2014 16:24

Technology advances are seeing the increased use of nanofibre layers in filter media writes Adrian Wilson

Cheap as chips: are sensors the next healthcare disposables?

By Adrian Wilson 16 April 2014 15:17

If you think there’s too much monitoring of citizens taking place in the world today, you’d better brace yourself for tomorrow, writes Adrian Wilson



Saving energy in drawing process

By Marianne Curtis 10 April 2014 10:48

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in textile activities including spinning. Retech, which develops and produces components and installations for processing of synthetic filaments mainly in the mechanical and thermal...

Strong year for Crealet

By Marianne Curtis 09 April 2014 10:16

Crealet saw a strong financial year in 2013, profiting from recognition of the quality of its products and greater awareness of the company worldwide, said CEO Walter Wirz.



New textile solution centre aims to push boundaries of print

By John Scrimshaw 16 April 2014 15:41

Epson took a significant step forward in its strategy to expand its position in industrial markets, with the opening of a Textile Solution Center in Como, Italy.



Executive Market Report - 14th April 2014

By Matt Robinson 14 April 2014 12:09

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


Web Watch

Carmichael promises more isles power

From BBC News 16 April 2014 23:00

He hopes to deliver "genuine and long lasting reform," and said an agreement should be in place by midsummer. The Scottish government said it was committed to "a prospectus" for an Islands Act following a "Yes" vote. ...........

Man wins 'first open N Korean race'

From BBC News 16 April 2014 23:00

A runner from Stafford believes he has won the first North Korean half-marathon to be open to international amateur athletes. Will Marks, who now lives in China, completed the half-marathon in Pyongyang in one hour and...........

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

From BBC News 16 April 2014 23:00

There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house. It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D...........