• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Freudenberg awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More

News

Vietnam boosts China fabric exports again in 2014

By George Huang 27 February 2015 15:32

According to China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), fabric exports during December reached 3.35 billion metres, up 0.51% on the previous month and 2.95% y-o-y.

China viscose prices firmer

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:06

Helped by the tight supply on the feedstock market, viscose quotations inched up slightly in China.

Acrylic prices slump in China

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:00

Dented by the sluggish demand and crumbling feedstock replacement costs, acrylic values in China dived again after the long holiday.

Groz-Beckert to acquire Bekaert Carding Solutions

By Marianne Curtis 27 February 2015 08:32

Groz-Beckert is to acquire Bekaert’s Carding Solutions activities. The division has about 350 employees. The acquisition allows Groz-Beckert to build on its existing service programme for card clothing with a corresponding product...

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Analysis

India needs more development-minded polyester industry – PCI Fibres

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 February 2015 16:28

In 2014, both the global natural and man-made fibres industries had a difficult time due to overproduction and dropping prices.

Cutting-edge technology

By Fiona Haran 27 February 2015 11:59

DuPont and MCR Safety have launched a new cut-resistant glove, ‘Memphis Orange’ featuring Kevlar technology.

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Technical

Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.

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Profiles

Bigger Banners: Flag Print Bern Expands Opportunities with 3.2m Printer

By WTiN 24 February 2015 11:21

When it comes to navigating the world of wide-format textile printing, Swiss company Flag Print Bern certainly knows which way the wind is blowing.

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Reports

NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 27 February 2015 12:31

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.

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Web Watch

Berkshire set for next phase after 50 years of runaway growth

From South China Morning Post 01 March 2015 12:30

Berkshire Hathaway is controlled by Warren Buffett, who is chairman and chief executive of the company which owns a range of companies, including GEICO and NetJets, a substantial stake in Heinz, and has stakes in American...........

Ryan Gosling gets tattoo for daughter?

From The Express Tribune 01 March 2015 10:30

LOS ANGELES: It seems Ryan Gosling has turned to body art to showcase his love for his daughter. The actor was spotted with ‘Esme’ – which is short for Esmeralda – written onto his knuckles. The ‘inking’ sent his fans into a...........

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Fall 2015

From Women's Wear Daily 01 March 2015 05:00

“Minimal to the Maximum.” With that show title, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi signaled they were ready to distance themselves from their signature Baroque embellishment. This season, the designers were inspired by the...........

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