• 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

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... 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

  • Effects
    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

    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

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More

News

Breathability measurement methods under scrutiny

By Kamelia Kountcheva
22 September 2014 17:06

Breathability for garments should ideally be based on data gathered from a skin model measuring technique for more comprehensive and comprehensible results, according to the Hohenstein Institute.

EDANA to launch nonwoven product award at Outlook Asia

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 15:01

Global nonwovens association, EDANA, has launched a new award for the nonwovens industry, specifically aimed at the Asia Pacific region.

Groz-Beckert hosts circular knitting machine builder conference

By Marianne Curtis 22 September 2014 14:41

Groz-Beckert hosted a conference for large diameter circular knitting machine builders, with 70 visitors attending last week. Eric Schöller, member of the Groz-Beckert management board, welcomed the guests. After a short presentation...

Six Italian textile suppliers to Detox products by 2020

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 14:29

Marking the end of Milan Fashion Week, today six of Italy’s biggest textile suppliers made landmark Detox commitments to eliminate hazardous chemicals, Greenpeace has said.

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Analysis

Textile testing in Cambodia needs investments

By Poorna Rodrigo 23 September 2014 09:16

Garment exporting outsourcing centre Cambodia relies on overseas laboratories for the bulk of its textile testing because it lacks local facilities, meaning there is a significant potential to develop such locally-based services, experts...

Shortage of quality wools causes mediocre SA market performance

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 10:38

The wool market receded slightly at this week’s sale and the Cape Wools’ Merino indicator shed 1.3% to close the day at R113.97 per kilo clean. This is still 2.1% above the opening sale and is up 4.0% on the corresponding sale of the...

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Technical

Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.

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Profiles

ITA: 80 years of high performance fibres research

By Kamelia Kountcheva 19 September 2014 16:45

Today, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Minister of Science, Ms Svenja Schulza, opened the 80th anniversary of the Instutut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. Addressing over 350 guests, Minister Schulze explained the...

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Reports

Executive Market Report - 22nd September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 22 September 2014 17:16

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

Planet Textiles 2015 adds new speakers

From Ecotextile News 23 September 2014 09:00

Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and...........

Australia shares edge higher after uptick in China PMI survey

From Business Recorder 23 September 2014 08:30

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares reversed an early dip to rise 0.3 percent on Tuesday as a better-than-expected manufacturing survey from China showed modest expansion,...........

Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads: Diamond nanothreads are likely to have extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers

From Nanotechnology News 23 September 2014 08:00

Home > Press > Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads: Diamond nanothreads are likely to have extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and...........

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