• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Armadillo Merino shoots for the stars

    Armadillo Merino, manufacturer of next-to-skin protection garments for professionals working in high risk environments, has extended its reach to the aerospace ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... Read More

  • 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

    Dyneema leads the winners at ITMA Future Materials Awards

    DSM Dyneema triumphed at last night’s ITMA Future Materials Awards, scooping three gongs including the top prize of Launch of the Year for its Force Multiplier ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    EDANA highlights sustainability of automotive nonwovens

    International nonwovens association EDANA has launched a new infographic focusing on automotive nonwovens and their lightweight fabric for vehicles. Read More


HB Fuller wins first ever OUTLOOK Asia Award

By Fiona Haran 28 November 2014 12:36

Hotmelt adhesive specialist HB Fuller was announced the winner of the inaugural OUTLOOK Asia Award at a ceremony held in Singapore from 26-27 November.

Further Lenzing jobs at risk

By Marianne Curtis
28 November 2014 11:33

Lenzing is to restructure its internal engineering and maintenance business areas and its subsidiary Lenzing Technik, which could affect up to 250 jobs.

Three companies STeP certified at Intertextile Shanghai

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 November 2014 11:22

Over 3,500 international and national exhibitors took part in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade fair this year, presenting across 170,000 sq m of exhibition area.

BASF to invest in pioneering SAP technology

By Fiona Haran 28 November 2014 10:35

BASF plans to invest in a pioneering superabsorbent (SAP) technology platform of its hygiene business. The chemicals company will plough up to €500 million (US $625 million) into the project over the next two to three years to establish...



All in the mind: the story of the little blue dress

By Mike Horsten 27 November 2014 16:35

Ever wondered why, even when shopping takes a long time, you always end up buying something? I know speaking about this subject sounds a bit strange in the printing industry. Shopping has no relevance to our business, or does it?

Indonesian government to bankroll textiles training, signals easing of economic nationalism

By Jack Hewson 27 November 2014 09:22

The Indonesian textiles association (API) is to partner with the Indonesian ministry of industry to set up free training courses for textiles workers, according to API chairman Ade Sudrajat. The initiative is seen as an early indicator of...



Karl Mayer launches biaxial machine

By Marianne Curtis 28 November 2014 12:07

Karl Mayer has combined the key components of its RS MSUS-V machine with biaxial technology and developed a biaxial machine featuring weft insertion in line with the courses. This new innovation is known as the Biaxtronic CO.

PVC-free plastisol inks now available for screenprinting textiles

By Dr Daniele Uboldi,Flavio Ronchini 18 November 2014 16:09

Achieving a balance between technical performance, and health, safety and environmental concerns is a continuing challenge for ink makers. Traditional plastisol inks (containing PVC) have been the inks of choice for screenprinting on...



Profile: Rialco

By John Scrimshaw 27 November 2014 16:24

The name ‘Rialco’ is not widely known in the digital-textile printing industry, but in the past 12 years this UK company has quietly carved itself a niche at the heart of the supply chain for dye-sublimation inks. It processes and supplies...



Global nonwovens filtration market report

By Fiona Haran 28 November 2014 10:12

The global nonwovens filter media market totalled US $4.0 billion in 2014 compared to $3.7 billion the previous year, according to new research from Reportlinker.


Web Watch

Chinese investors show interest to invest in ginning and textile sector of Pakistan

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 28 November 2014 13:00

News Tags: buying majority shares, chinese businessmen, former chairman of PCGA, ginning and textile sector, Masood A Majeed, relocate yarn-making industry . infrastructure bottlenecks, show interest, to invest Chinese...........

L.A. based Britannia focus to bring eco friendly specialty product made from black wool

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 28 November 2014 13:00

News Tags: black sheep wool, Britannia Mills, chemicals, cotton industry wool, eco-friendly specialty product, effluent, fine black wool, less water, Los Angeles, natural beauty, owner, process it, requires no dyeing, shorter...........

Sika opens liquid roofing membrane R&D facility in Preston, UK

From Chemicals Technology 28 November 2014 12:30

Switzerland-based specialty chemical firm Sika has opened an R&D facility in Preston, north-west England, UK. The centre will primarily focus on 30 Sika products, including the roof waterproofing and interior floor coatings. It...........