• 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

    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

    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

    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


Rieter issues 6-year CHF100m straight bond

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 September 2014 09:22

Rieter Holding has issued a fixed rate bond in the amount of CHF 100m ($108.68m). The bond is due September 29, 2020, and pays an annual coupon of 1.50%. The issue price is 100.215% minus commissions. Credit Suisse AG is sole lead...

Super-green style launches at Munich Fabric Start

By Arlene Lawler 01 September 2014 17:06

A revolutionary super-green fabric collection is making its debut appearance at a Munich textile show this week.

Digital print in automotive interiors to take off

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 16:21

ESMA’s Inkjet Conference will open its doors from September 30-October 1 at the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany. The event will cover the newest developments in digital printing in applications such as packaging, textiles and...

Order book swells following European launch of Hollanders ColorBooster CB250

By Sally Priestley 01 September 2014 16:07

Hollanders Printing Systems is extending its manufacturing capabilities to keep up with high demand for the ColorBooster 250, following its introduction into Europe at FESPA Digital this year.



Turkey textile machinery exhibitions to tap growing demand for orders

By Jonathan Dyson 02 September 2014 09:19

Two new textile machinery exhibitions due to be held in Turkey in October are expected to provide a significant boost to the country’s textile industry as it seeks to expand its range of machinery across its long textile and clothing...

Price lift and 99% clearance for SA Mohair

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:34

The second sale of the 2014 winter season took place in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, August 26. A total of 109,117 kilos were on offer (748 bales including kids, young goats, adult fine and adult strong fibres), seeing a 99% clearance.



Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...



Please touch!

By Kobi Mann, Business Development Manager, Ink & Consumables, Kornit Digital 29 August 2014 13:15

Ensuring printed textiles are safe for all end-users



Executive Market Report – 1st September 2014

By George Huang 01 September 2014 15:52

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


Web Watch

BASF increases prices for pigments and dyes worldwide

From chemeurope.com 02 September 2014 08:30

02-09-2014: With effect from September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for numerous pigments and dyes by up to 15 percent worldwide. The products affected are predominantly azo pigments, yellow and red...........

Cotton growers advised to save crop from rain | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 02 September 2014 00:30

Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to take all necessary steps for saving their crop from damages may be caused by the rains at this important juncture. In an advisory issued here on Monday, a...........

Lesotho PM heading home after 'coup'

From Business Recorder 02 September 2014 00:30

MASERU: Lesotho's exiled prime minister is heading home, an aide told AFP on Monday, as regional mediators sought to reinstall him to power days after an apparent coup. "We are going home now, most probably we will be in...........