• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    AWI to invest $800,000 in ewe management course

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) will invest an additional $800,000 to the Lifetime Ewe Management course (LTEM), for its further expansion up to 2017. Over ... Read More

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

    Armed against cuts with Kevlar sleeves

    Industrial glove manufacturer Southern Glove has introduced a new line of Kevlar sleeves for protection in manufacturing environments where cuts and abrasions ... 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

  • 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

    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

News

Knitwear manufacturer and branding company enter joint venture

By Kamelia Kountcheva 19 August 2014 16:03

Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting, considered the largest vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China, has entered into a joint venture with Avery Dennison RBIS, to provide customers with decorative transfers, printed and woven labels,...

China textile and apparel exports rise during July

By George Huang 19 August 2014 14:00

According to China Customs, textile exports during July amounted to US$ 10.11 billion, up 9.15% on the previous month and 5.54% from the same period of last year.

China PX imports subdued in July

By George Huang 19 August 2014 13:56

According to China Customs, Paraxlyene (PX) imports during July lost pace, rising a mere 0.77% on the previous month, to 681,000 tonnes, 13.45% down on the same period of last year.

China MEG imports grow steadily

By George Huang 19 August 2014 13:52

The data from China Customs indicated MEG imports during July reached 695,000 tonnes, increasing 6.12% on previous month and 10.55% from the same period of 2013, respectively.

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Analysis

Praise for printer

By Marianne Curtis 18 August 2014 15:47

Jane Walker, founder of Bailey Hills Print+Wool, who designs wool furnishing products, was approached by Shima Seiki, which recently launched textile printing machine, SIP-160F, and given the opportunity to have some of her designs sampled...

First winter mohair auction sees 99% clearance

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 August 2014 09:48

The first sale of the 2014 winter season kicked off in Port Elizabeth on August 12 with 86,092 kilos on offer and a 98.6% clearance. The first winter offering is traditionally very mixed, making comparisons difficult.

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Technical

Three-layer knitted fabric system

By Ralph Innes 18 August 2014 14:02

Putian Huafeng has applied for a patent for a new system of preparation technology for a warp-knitted elastic jacquard three-layer fabric. The technology comprises three steps. The first involves machinery for warping, at constant speed,...

Orthopaedic orthosis

By Marianne Curtis 13 August 2014 07:57

Italy-based BFT Medical has applied for a patent for a knitted orthopaedic orthosis in the form of a post operative knee brace. The invention is designed to overcome the draw-backs of the conventional knee brace and is made entirely from...

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Profiles

Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

By Kamelia Kountcheva 12 August 2014 14:45

Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, residences and public buildings. The company has been identified by Oeko-Tex as...

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 18th August 2014

By George Huang 18 August 2014 16:18

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

A Supplier to Tinkerers, RadioShack Struggles in a Wireless World

From New York Times 20 August 2014 04:00

Continue reading the main story In 1971, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hawked tiny machines called Blue Boxes that allowed long-distance phone calls to be made free by mimicking certain tones. “If it hadn’t...........

Cotton market: prices fall on regular supplies of phutti | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 20 August 2014 00:30

Rates dropped modestly due to easy supply of phutti on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said. The official spot rate was down by Rs 50 to Rs 5350, they added. In ready session, around 22,000 bales of cotton changed hands...........

Rain related damages: Cotton growers advised to take timely actions | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 20 August 2014 00:30

Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to take timely actions for saving their crop from damages caused by rain. In an advisory issued here on Tuesday, a PAD spokesman said that cotton crop was at a...........

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