• 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

    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

    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

    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


Cambodian garment workers protest today for higher minimum wage

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 10:29

Garment workers across Cambodia, as well as Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) activists will take action today in front of stores and on shopping streets today, demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $177 a month.

EU urged to reconsider Horizon 2020 R&I investments budget for 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 16 September 2014 16:52

A €1bn cut in the Research Budget of Horizon 2020 for 2015, proposed by the European Commission, could affect over 600 collaborative projects under Horizon 2020. These involve more than 7,000 participants, of which around 1,400 are small...

Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

By Sally Priestley 16 September 2014 16:04

A stellar line-up of top global brands and businesses from across the technical textiles industry have been announced as finalists in the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards.

Clariant included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

By Kamelia Kountcheva 16 September 2014 15:55

Clariant has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned sustainability indices globally. The listing names Clariant within the European DJSI, as well as in the global DJSI (DJSI World).



India Focus: Honing India’s technical textile vision

By Munish Tyagi 16 September 2014 09:42

The technical textiles sector is one of the most innovative branches of the industry in the world, ranking as one of the five high tech sectors with the greatest potential for driving the textile industry in countries such as India and...

Weak rand boosts South Africa's wool market

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 11:17

This week’s market benefited from good demand and a weaker rand on the day, with the Cape Wools’ Merino indicator gaining 1.9% on the previous week to close at R 115.44 per kilo clean.



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.



Trevira dazzles at Brussels Expo

By Arlene Lawler 10 September 2014 16:40

Hi-tech fibres giant Trevira is showcasing its latest creations in Brussels with the help of some dazzling fabric collections from across the world.



Executive Market Report - 15th September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 17:23

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

From chemeurope.com 17 September 2014 06:30

17-09-2014: BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful...........

Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce Graphene -- the New Miracle Material: Company Enters Into an Agreement With the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to Fund the Further Development of a New Graphene Proces

From Nanotechnology News 17 September 2014 06:00

Home > Press > Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce Graphene -- the New Miracle Material: Company Enters Into an Agreement With the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to Fund the Further...........

Corinthian Colleges Faces Predatory Lending Lawsuit Over Student Loans by CFPB

From International Business Times 17 September 2014 05:00

In the spring of 2011, at the Everest College campus in Decatur, Georgia, a member of the financial aid staff is said to have earned an ominous nickname: the Grim Reaper. It alluded to the allegedly routine practice of pulling...........