• 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
    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
    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
    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

News

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).

New app offers collaborative textile development platform

By Sally Priestley 16 September 2014 15:41

A new online app aimed at providing a collaboration platform for material engineering has been launched by US textile development specialists Tek Textil.

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Analysis

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.

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Technical

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.

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Profiles

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.

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Reports

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.

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Web Watch

Cotton market: Prices drop further on improved arrivals | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 17 September 2014 02:31

Significant improvement was seen in arrivals of seed cotton, caused panic selling, pushing rates further down on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said. The official spot rate fell by Rs 100 to Rs 5,550, they added. In the...........

Medtronic Hopes to Expand Cardio Biz | Qmed

From Medical Product Manufacturing News 17 September 2014 02:01

Medtech giants jockeyed for attention to their coronary catheterization products at the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting held this week in Washington, D.C., according to a report on bidnessetc.com and...........

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Rice University lab refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass

From Nanotechnology News 16 September 2014 22:00

Home > Press > Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Rice University lab refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass Abstract: Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined...........

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