• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Two Italian manufacturers win Fabric No.1 awards

    Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti have won the third annual Fabric No. 1 award, commending the season's finest merino wool fabrics for ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... Read More

  • 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

    Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

    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 ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    OUTLOOK focuses on nonwovens industry growth and sustainability

    Opening the 13th edition of OUTLOOK, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA reminded ... Read More


Rieter sets new priorities

By Marianne Curtis 30 October 2014 13:44

Rieter is setting new priorities including reinforcement of its innovative capabilities and expansion of its product and service offering, particularly in parts and components. Additional resources for research and development are being...

Exports buoy Italian textile machinery orders

By John Scrimshaw 30 October 2014 13:31

Orders for Italian textile machinery grew in the third quarter of 2014, according to national association ACIMIT, but growth was entirely attributable to export business.

Ahlstrom launches EMEA-wide service centre

By Fiona Haran 30 October 2014 12:10

Ahlstrom has inaugurated its new service centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The centre will manage most of Ahlstrom’s finance, accounting and customer service operations in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Itema boosts Asian regional hub

By Marianne Curtis 30 October 2014 12:10

Weaving technology manufacturer Itema is to boost its regional hub of Itema Asia based in Hong Kong, in line with the company’s strategy to build a stronger presence in important weaving markets throughout Asia Pacific.



Turkish carpet industry becoming more competitive

By Jonathan Dyson 28 October 2014 10:14

A leading carpet producer in Gaziantep Province, a major carpet production hub in Turkey’s Southeaster Anatolia Region, has told WTiN.com that the industry is facing a number of challenges as the Turkish sector becomes increasingly...

SA wool market weakens

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 October 2014 10:14

The wool market continued its lacklustre performance this week with the Cape Wools Merino indicator shedding 0.8% to close at R112.00 per kilo clean. This is 0.3% higher compared to the opening sale of this season and 1.1% down compared to...



US circular knitting design centre in progress

By John McCurry 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.

Firing up an industry

By Dr John Provost 26 September 2014 16:58

Print head development – the key component driving growth in digital textile printing



Contifibre celebrates 20 years of production in France

By Marianne Curtis 15 October 2014 11:45

Contifibre has celebrated 20 years of production in France. At an evening event held recently, 100 representatives of customers from across France and Belgium enjoyed a dinner and catwalk show charting the history of women’s lingerie and...



Executive Market Report – 27th October 2014

By George Huang 27 October 2014 15:44

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


Web Watch

Lightweight cables stable under extreme loads

From Engineering Specifier 30 October 2014 14:30

HUBER+SUHNER has responded to market demands for cable with the new electron-beam crosslinked insulation materials by launching the RADOX EN 50306 300V and RADOX TENUIS-TW 600V cable families. These very lightweight, thin-walled...........

Finland : Finnish nonwovens producer Ahlstrom reports flat Q3 sales - Technical Textiles News Finland

From Technical Textile 30 October 2014 13:30

October 30, 2014 (Finland) For the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, Finnish nonwovens producer Ahlstrom reported near flat sales, when compared with third quarter ending...........

Finland : Healthy demand pushes Suominen Q3 revenue by 10.5% - Technical Textiles News Finland

From Technical Textile 30 October 2014 13:30

October 30, 2014 (Finland) Healthy demand for nonwovens in North America and Europe helped Finland based Suominen, report a 10.5% year-on-year hike in sales from continuing operations...........