• 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


Cotton prices fall in India

By Jonathan Dyson 22 September 2014 12:15

Cotton values in India were down last week, with the Gujarat Shankar-6 dropping by Rs 500 from Rs 39,750 to Rs 39,250 per candy on Thursday September 18.

Next generation space suit

By Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University 22 September 2014 12:12

Cambridge-USA based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are a step closer to developing active ‘second-skin’ space suits. According to MIT, Dava Newman, Professor of Aeronautics, and her collaborators have developed...

Pakistan cotton price drops Rs 100

By Jonathan Dyson 22 September 2014 11:58

Pakistan cotton values fell last week, as the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) spot rate dropped Rs 100 to Rs 5,550 per maund on Tuesday September 16, and remained at the same value for the remainder of the week.

Outlast and New Era offer high performance heat management caps

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 11:54

Outlast Technologies, manufacturer of proactive heat management technology, has partnered with lifestyle brand New Era Cap to develop temperature-regulating hats for players during the 2014 PGA Ryder Cup from September 26-28, at Gleneagles...



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...

Kid mohair market indicator up 4.8%

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 10:35

The mohair market continued to deliver strong results on the 3rd sale of the 2014 winter season on September 16. A total of 185,727 kilos was offered.



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.



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...



Wool Market Report - 22nd September 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 September 2014 09:46

A comprehensive weekly round-up and analysis of price developments at the major wool auctions around the world.


Web Watch

Cotton Prices on International and Domestic Markets (Weekly Report)

From Emerging Textiles 22 September 2014 13:00

22 September 2014 - Cotton prices fell across the board in the last week, before China this Monday announced it will not release any additional import tariff quotas this year, meaning that demand will sharply drop on the...........

African cotton boosts BCI volumes

From Ecotextile News 22 September 2014 13:00

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...........

Exports of bedwear, readymade garments go up in two months

From Business Recorder 22 September 2014 12:30

ISLAMABAD: The exports of bedwear, readymade garments, cotton and yarn have increased during the first two months of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period...........