• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. 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

China polyester filament yarn production dropped during summer

By George Huang 30 September 2014 16:41

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, polyester filament yarn output during August shrank 2.29% from the previous month, to 2.12 million tonnes, registering a contraction for two consecutive months.

China cotton imports slump during August

By George Huang 30 September 2014 16:38

According to China Customs, cotton imports during August amounted to 204,500 tonnes, plummeting 27.04% from the previous month and 25.87% on the same period of last year.

ESMA launches The Inkjet Conference

By Kamelia Kountcheva 30 September 2014 16:02

ESMA is staging ‘The Inkjet Conference’ (www.theijc.com), sponsored by enabling partner drupa, for the very first time at the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany, today and tomorrow.

Antimicrobial textiles tested in the lab may not work in real life

By Kamelia Kountcheva 30 September 2014 14:45

Human ecology researcher Rachel McQueen and her team from the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES), University of Alberta, US, has found that in two separate experiments, some antimicrobial textiles were far more...

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Analysis

Indonesia electricity hike encourages textile firms to invest in on-site cogeneration

By Jack Hewson 30 September 2014 16:18

Indonesia's upstream textile industry is turning to onsite combined heat and power (CHP) on the back of double-digit electricity-price hikes this year, according to an industry insider.

Tough times down under

By Barbara Bierach 29 September 2014 11:02

When Adrian Bressan started working in the Australian knitwear industry 50 years ago, there were hundreds of competing factories in Australia but today, his A&B Knitwear, in Melbourne, is one of only a few left.

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Technical

US circular knitting design centre in progress

By Marianne Curtis 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.

Firing up an industry

By Dr John Provost 26 September 2014 16:58

Print head development – the key component driving growth in digital textile printing

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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 – 29th September 2014

By George Huang 29 September 2014 16:29

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 Heartbeat Away? Hybrid "Patch" Could Replace Transplants: TAU researcher harnesses gold nanoparticles to engineer novel biocompatible cardiac patch

From Nanotechnology News 30 September 2014 18:00

Home > Press > A Heartbeat Away? Hybrid "Patch" Could Replace Transplants: TAU researcher harnesses gold nanoparticles to engineer novel biocompatible cardiac patch Abstract: Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac...........

Shapewear firms fined $1.5m for false weight-loss claims

From Just Style 30 September 2014 17:30

Two marketers of women's caffeine-infused shapewear undergarments have agreed to pay more than $1.5m in refunds to consumers for making misleading claims the garments would help them to lose weight and cellulite. The Federal...........

How to make a “perfect” solar absorber on Environmental XPRT

From Environmental Expert 30 September 2014 15:00

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface...........

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