• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More


Seaman Corp completes $50m capital investment

By Tara Hounslea 01 September 2014 10:26

US-based high-performance industrial fabrics producer Seaman Corporation celebrated the completion of a 10-year, $50m capital improvement programme with a ceremony attended by government and business leaders.

Water scarcity is a major problem, says CottonConnect

By Tara Hounslea 29 August 2014 16:24

In the build up to World Water Week in Sweden, water will increasingly be in the spotlight as major global corporate help to raise the profile of today’s most pressing water challenges. But CottonConnect, an initiative established by C&A,...

Launch Nordic selects nine material innovators

By Tara Hounslea 29 August 2014 16:20

Nine innovators have been selected to participate in the 2014 Launch Nordic Innovation Challenge, which will take place from September 10-11 in Malmö, Sweden.

Shenghong Group receives STeP certification

By Kamelia Kountcheva 29 August 2014 15:58

The New Fiber Fabric Workshop textile division of the Shenghong Group has become one of the first companies in China to be awarded STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for its environmentally friendly and socially responsible production...



Price lift and 99% clearance for SA Mohair

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:34

The second sale of the 2014 winter season took place in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, August 26. A total of 109,117 kilos were on offer (748 bales including kids, young goats, adult fine and adult strong fibres), seeing a 99% clearance.

Crossbred prices up at South Island auction

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:26

At Thursday’s South Island Wool sale, prices consolidated on the back of continuing short falls of volumes coming forward onto the market.



Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...



Please touch!

By Kobi Mann, Business Development Manager, Ink & Consumables, Kornit Digital 29 August 2014 13:15

Ensuring printed textiles are safe for all end-users



Wool Market Report - 1st September 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 09:59

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


Web Watch

Demand for sustainable developments rises

From Emirates Business 24/7 01 September 2014 09:00

Emaar’s Community Management programme will be at the forefront of sustainable developments on show at Cityscape Global next month, as UAE residents reveal their desire to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home. A...........

Success plans to diversify and spread across India

From Fashion United 01 September 2014 07:00

Established in 1996 with a mix of formals, occasion wear, casuals and designer wear, Success, has diversified into accessories and added ties and cufflinks into its product portfolio. Meanwhile the brand is aspiring for an all...........

Health workers death toll mounts in W Africa as Ebola spreads

From Channel NewsAsia 01 September 2014 06:30

LAGOS: Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday (Sep 1) as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare...........