• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

    Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, ... 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
    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

New York cotton futures continue robust rebound

By George Huang 21 August 2014 15:57

Spurred by the wave of short-covering, the most-active cotton contract of ICE Futures US surged on August 20, to 65.81 cents a lb, rising 1.65 cents, or 2.57%, the biggest one-day gain of the last five months.

Pakistan cotton value rules firmer

By George Huang 21 August 2014 15:52

Recent strength of the US Dollar prompted Pakistan cotton traders to seal more deals with foreign buyers. As a consequence, Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) spot rate was up on Thursday, to Rs 5,500 per maund, with a 12,000 bales trading...

Autefa to present thermobonding and mechanical bonding solutions in Shanghai

By Tara Hounslea 21 August 2014 11:33

Autefa Solutions Nonwovens Technology is focusing on automotive applications and the growing need for air filters with its range of turnkey lines and individual machines for nonwovens manufacturing in China.

New blues from DyStar

By Marianne Curtis 21 August 2014 11:10

The DyStar Denim Team has developed four new blues based on DyStar’s patented Indigo Vat 40% Solution. Sky Blue is a bright blue that has a clear look after the wash-down process is applied; Ever Blue is a ring dyeing and keeps jeans...

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Analysis

Nanofibre research is enhancing vital medical material development

By Adrian Wilson 21 August 2014 11:51

Better drug delivery, cheaper blood dialysis, more powerful MRI scanning, widely-available eye surgery and improved pain relief are among the possible outcomes of the latest research into nanofibres

Global digitally printed textiles set for strong growth

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 August 2014 10:29

Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is growing at an annual rate of 25%, according to a new report.

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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

PG starts rolling out Always Discreet product line

From Nonwovens Markets 21 August 2014 20:00

PG starts rolling out Always Discreet product line in US market; uses airlaid absorbent layers CLOVERDALE, CA, August 21, 2014- Trucks are rolling, store shelves are being stocked and competitors are busily testing samples:...........

Koch Membrane Systems strengthens sales management in Italy

From Filtration + Separation 21 August 2014 19:00

The Koch Membrane Systems Division of John Zink KEU GmbH has hired Giuseppe Guglielmi as regional sales manager, water & wastewater for...........

Biwater to supply package water treatment plant to the Philippines

From Filtration + Separation 21 August 2014 19:00

MacroAsia Corp has contracted Biwater to design and construct a 10 million litres per day (MLD) water treatment plant for the district of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya province, on the island of Luzon in the...........

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