• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    What’s behind cotton overproduction and the low prices?

    In the wake of the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) predicted a cotton production surplus of 1.7 million tonnes for the 2014/15 season, ICAC ... Read More

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

    RadiciGroup presents low-denier carpet yarns at Domotex 2015

    RadiciGroup introduced its new 2015 BCF yarn collection, part of its Radifloor brand, at Domotex 2015. The product has been optimised, rationalised and ... Read More

  • 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

    Garmatex launches cotton substitute

    Garmatex Technologies, a supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics, has launched its Kottinu fabric at The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Bostik campaign marks 125th year

    Bostik’s Global Nonwovens Business Unit is celebrating 125 years in business with a new campaign urging customers to “Stick with Bostik. The best is yet to ... Read More


EDANA announces winner of sustainability photo competition

By Fiona Haran 23 January 2015 17:07

International nonwovens association EDANA has announced the winner of its first ever photo competition. Ms Amparo Belda, who works for Suominen in Alicante, Spain, won EDANA’s ‘A life with nonwovens and related products’ photo contest,...

Teijin to exhibit at Nanotech 2015

By Fiona Haran 23 January 2015 16:37

High performance fibre manufacturer Teijin Limited will exhibit a range of nanotech materials and products incorporating advanced Teijin technologies during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference (Nanotech 2015), the...

Global cotton yarn markets sluggish

By George Huang 23 January 2015 16:15

Cotton yarn prices encountered a headwind on the main markets last week as the feedstock price touched a five-year low.

Indian cotton prices fall further

By George Huang 23 January 2015 16:09

Cotton prices have not halted their slide in India, although the state-owned Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has stepped up its effort, procuring around 5 million bales cotton.



Making sport safer

By Adrian Wilson 23 January 2015 16:55

There’s a tremendous amount of research and development going into the science of head protection in sports right now, says consulting editor Adrian Wilson, and some extremely interesting new materials and concepts are resulting from it

India interest rate cut provides relief for textile manufacturers

By Marianne Curtis 23 January 2015 11:56

The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to cut its key lending (repo) rate from 8% to 7.75%, is expected to boost business confidence and add momentum to economic growth in India’s textile industry.



A digital printing revolution

By Sally Priestley 22 January 2015 10:22

The latest innovations in digital printing promise to take inkjet beyond traditional coloration and into the unchartered territory of chemical finishing of textiles. Sally Priestley outlines two examples of developing technologies which...

Air-jet technology for the label market

By Juan Carlos Germann 16 January 2015 08:22

Jakob Müller AG launched its MÜJET MBJL6 air-jet label weaving machine last year. With a speed of 950 min-1 and a working width of 1,200 mm, the MBJL6 is said to facilitate efficient production of labels, images and technical narrow...



A fresh take on antimicrobials

By Karel Williams 14 January 2015 11:32

Karel Williams outlines the latest product development from Dow Microbial Control in the quest to provide reliable odor control and long lasting freshness in technical textiles



Technical textile chemicals market to reach US$4.96 billion by 2020

By Tansy Fall 23 January 2015 09:53

According to a study by Grand View Research, Inc., a US based market research and consulting company, the global technical textile chemicals market will reach US$4.96 billion by 2020. The study reports that this growth prediction stems...


Web Watch

Meet Angela Ahrendts, the Apple executive who made more money than Tim Cook in 2014

From Sydney Morning Herald 26 January 2015 02:00

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook received compensation valued at $US9.22 million ($11.7m) last year, more than double his pay in 2013, as optimism for new products pushed the iPhone maker's stock to a record. But it was...........

Triple J Hottest 100: the full list

From Sydney Morning Herald 26 January 2015 02:00

Here is the complete list of songs which made it into Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown of 2014. 91. Meg Mac, Bridges (Like a Version cover) 92. One Day, Love Me Less 93. Vance Joy, Georgia 94. Sticky Fingers, Liquorlip...........

After ‘Here Lies Love,’ Mark back in PH

From Manila Bulletin 26 January 2015 02:00

Actor-singer Mark Bautista has concluded his successful stint in the West End staging of hit musical “Here Lies Love.” Appearing on “Startalk” over the weekend, Mark shared his fulfilling experience over his seven-month stay in...........