• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    What’s behind cotton overproduction and the low prices?

    In the wake of the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) predicted a cotton production surplus of 1.7 million tonnes for the 2014/15 season, ICAC ... Read More

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

    RadiciGroup presents low-denier carpet yarns at Domotex 2015

    RadiciGroup introduced its new 2015 BCF yarn collection, part of its Radifloor brand, at Domotex 2015. The product has been optimised, rationalised and ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Garmatex launches cotton substitute

    Garmatex Technologies, a supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics, has launched its Kottinu fabric at The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Bostik campaign marks 125th year

    Bostik’s Global Nonwovens Business Unit is celebrating 125 years in business with a new campaign urging customers to “Stick with Bostik. The best is yet to ... Read More


Kornit Digital launches DC Pro ink for digital discharge printing

By Tansy Fall
28 January 2015 16:18

Kornit Digital, provider of digital textile printing solutions, has launched a new-generation discharge ink for the Kornit Avalanche DC Pro direct-to-garment printing system. This solution creates unique digitally printed garments which...

China viscose value softens again

By George Huang 28 January 2015 16:09

Viscose prices lost ground again in China as downstream yarn manufacturers continued to trim production before the Spring Festival.

Nylon quotations encounter mounting pressure in China

By George Huang 28 January 2015 16:06

Dragged by shrinking feedstock values, the polyamide price was back on a downward trajectory again in China, as downstream firms started to cut their operating rates before the Spring Festival.

Suominen launches advanced flushable substrates

By Fiona Haran 28 January 2015 15:43

Global nonwovens supplier Suominen has launched Hydraspun Dispersible Plus, a new range of flushable substrates for the global wipes market.



Behind BBE’s bottle-to-POY line

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 January 2015 11:31

Earlier this month, BB Engineering (BBE) unveiled its VarioFil R+ machine – what it called the world’s first bottle-to-POY (partially oriented yarn) line in operation, presented at an Open House at its Remscheid site in Germany. BBE tells...

Indian technical textiles branded ‘sunshine sector’

By Seshadri Ramkumar 27 January 2015 17:18

The Ministry of Textiles in India is promoting advanced technical textiles as a sunshine sector.



Pathways to prosperity

By Marianne Curtis 26 January 2015 09:05

India’s textile industry still struggles with cotton contamination which has a knock-on effect on success throughout the textile value chain. A recent workshop examined the issues

A digital printing revolution

By Sally Priestley 22 January 2015 10:22

The latest innovations in digital printing promise to take inkjet beyond traditional coloration and into the unchartered territory of chemical finishing of textiles. Sally Priestley outlines two examples of developing technologies which...



Science in style

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 January 2015 14:46

Fashion designer Brooke Roberts loves a combination: she married the seemingly incompatible fields of radiography and fashion design and she favours fibre blends in yarns. She talks MRI scans and merino wool with WTiN



Carbon black market for textile fibres to reach US$253.1 million by 2020

By Tansy Fall 28 January 2015 10:34

The global carbon black market for textile fibres is expected to reach US$253.1 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.


Web Watch

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

From Research & Development 28 January 2015 18:00

Researchers at Chalmers Univ. of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26% higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous...........

Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments

From Nanotechnology News 28 January 2015 18:00

Home > Press > Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments The "garden center spider" (Uloborus plumipes) combs and pulls its silk and builds up an electrostatic charge to create sticky filaments just a few nanometers thick............

Bangladesh’s clothing industry urges PM, BNP chief to save economy

From Financial Express Bangladesh 28 January 2015 17:30

Bangladesh's apparel industry have urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to save the economy, hit hard by the ongoing political unrest. Several organisations of ready-made garment (RMG) manufacturers...........