• 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

Texworld registers surge of Asian visitors

By Kamelia Kountcheva 19 September 2014 15:10

Texworld and Apparelsourcing Paris closed its doors on Thursday evening after four days of trends, designer catwalk shows, the Sustainability Days and an important talk on the responsibility of the textile industry by Jason Kibbey on...

SESEC supports 50 European textile companies to improve energy efficiency

By Kamelia Kountcheva
19 September 2014 13:10

The final SESEC project conference took place this week in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together entrepreneurs, industry representatives, researchers, consultants and policy makers to discuss the most profitable energy efficiency measures.

17 companies named in US denim patent infringement investigation

By John Scrimshaw 19 September 2014 13:07

Several top denim companies are expected to figure in an investigation by the US International Trade Commission into alleged infringement of a patent held by laser technology specialist RevoLaze.

Lectra appoints new Northern Europe director

By Marianne Curtis 19 September 2014 11:31

Lectra has appointed Edwin Ingelaere as director of Lectra Northern Europe. Based in Destelbergen, Belgium, Edwin Ingelaere is responsible for a team of 35 people spread across nine countries: Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands),...

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Analysis

Textile industry still awaiting clarity on EU-Vietnam FTA

By Jens Kastner 19 September 2014 13:27

Although outgoing European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, on his late-August visit to Vietnam, presented the planned EU-Vietnam free-trade agreement (FTA) as a nearly finalised deal – and Vietnamese state media predict the...

Raising awareness of diaper need in the US

By Tara Hounslea 18 September 2014 17:20

A week-long annual campaign is aiming to raise awareness of families who cannot afford to provide diapers for their children in North America – and is looking for support from the nonwovens industry

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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

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...

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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

Hubble Telescope Time Preferentially Goes to Men

From Scientific American 21 September 2014 17:00

For an astronomer, winning precious observation time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for your study is a big deal—more than three quarters of proposals are rejected. It turns out, however, that this honor is a bit easier for...........

Hubble Telescope Time Preferentially Goes to Men

From Scientific American 21 September 2014 17:00

For an astronomer, winning precious observation time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for your study is a big deal—more than three quarters of proposals are rejected. It turns out, however, that this honor is a bit easier for...........

Smart-material chinstrap harvests energy from chewing

From Research & Development 21 September 2014 16:30

A chinstrap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It’s hoped that the device will be able to generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of...........

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