• 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

    Impression Technology to expand into roll-to-roll digital textile printing market

    Australia’s Impression Technology – best known for its direct-to-garment printers, sold internationally under the DTG brand – has announced a strategic move ... 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

    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


China polyester filament yarn exports lacklustre

By George Huang 06 March 2015 13:34

According to China Customs, polyester filament yarn shipments during January shrank 10.46% from the previous month, to 126,013 tonnes, the lowest level since last August.

Indian cotton prices unaltered

By George Huang 06 March 2015 13:30

Supported by the procurement activity of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), cotton spot rates remained stable this week on the main markets.

Polyester industry picks up pace in China

By George Huang 06 March 2015 13:27

In line with the increasing operating rate of fabric producers and expectations for the traditional high trading season, the polyester sector in China is gathering momentum.

Dow Automotive honoured at Golden Mousetrap Awards

By Fiona Haran 06 March 2015 11:42

Dow Automotive Systems has won a 2015 Golden Mousetrap award in the category of Materials Assembly: Fastening, Joining and Assembly Components for its BETAMATE 1630 structural adhesive.



Maine Textiles International plans for sustainable expansion

By Tansy Fall 06 March 2015 12:56

WTiN.com speaks to co-founder Claudia Raessler about the history of Maine Textiles and its plans for the future following the appointment of a new CEO.

Swiss currency struggles

By Marianne Curtis 06 March 2015 10:42

Last year was a pretty standard year for Swiss textile machinery manufacturers. Business didn’t achieve the peaks of 2013, however, it was nothing to get too upset about.



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.



Knits get heavy

By AZM Anas 02 March 2015 15:59

A major Bangladesh knitwear company has launched an innovation that may inspire a new segment in this key outsourcing industry - ‘fake’ heavy knitwear.



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 06 March 2015 09:50

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


Web Watch

Breaking free from the clutches of mediocrity

From Engineering Specifier 06 March 2015 13:30

Brakes and clutches are often the defining element in the operation and productivity of driven machinery. However, they are frequently taken for granted, so here, Mike Hemming, Engineering Manager at Matrix International in...........

UK organic textiles market consolidates

From Ecotextile News 06 March 2015 13:30

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...........

Media at the heart of Mobile World Congress 2015

From Brand Republic 06 March 2015 13:30

Looking round the bar of Hotel Omm at 2am, after a busy first day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, three things became clear. One, It was looking less and less likely I’d get more than three hours sleep before heading...........