The Woolmark Company has once again joined forces with Savile Row to present 'The English Gentleman' in lightweight Cool Wool outfits for London Collections: Men.

News

Hohenstein to introduce new tests for outdoor and athletic fabrics

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 16:01

Hohenstein Institute America will present several new fabric testing procedures and certifications for manufacturers of outdoor and athletic apparel and gear, at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, from August 6-9 in Salt Lake City, US.

Perfect Colours to sell Epson’s SureColor F series in the UK

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 15:14

Perfect Colours will supply Epson’s SureColor F series of textile printers to its UK customer base of wide-format professionals in a bid to extend the two companies’ relationship. The agreement is effective immediately.

Nonwovens help achieve high purity for biopharmaceutical industry

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 14:17

3M Purification has developed the 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve high product purity early in the manufacturing process.

Teijin to present new polyester sportswear fabrics at Outdoor Retailer

By Tara Hounslea 28 July 2014 13:39

Teijin Frontier will present its latest advanced hybrid products at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market next month, including the new Delta 2000 fabric designed for high-performance sportswear.

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Analysis

Design is the key

By Thomas Poetz 28 July 2014 16:42

Thomas Poetz of 3T InkJet Textile Consulting, highlights how digital printing can turn the customer into a creative designer

Alpaca noils prices reach historical highs

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 July 2014 11:49

This week, the Schneider Group has seen no significant changes on the prices of cashmere from China and Mongolia. In Mongolia, the season finished some weeks ago and there will be a wait until the next season begins.

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Technical

Durable water repellents: alternatives to C8 fluorocarbons

By Dr Ian Holme 28 July 2014 17:14

Environmental and health concerns prompt research into new systems

Reusable clip strings set tone in string bar production

By Marianne Curtis 23 July 2014 15:21

Karl Mayer’s lace raschel machines are productive yet flexible. Latest developments include the introduction of a flexible pattern guide finger system that enables the company’s clients to mount the pattern guide fingers onto the string...

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Profiles

Adidas, Johnson Controls and partners to increase automation in textiles

By Tara Hounslea 25 July 2014 10:57

What do leading companies in the field of sportswear and car seating have in common? They are both looking for new ways to optimise how fabrics are produced to meet future challenges, of course.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 28th July 2014

By George Huang 28 July 2014 16:43

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

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

From Reuters 28 July 2014 19:00

(Reuters) - Discount chain Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as...........

Climate change, air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

From Research & Development 28 July 2014 18:30

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution—specifically ozone...........

Royal Academy awards Fellowship to composites researcher

From Reinforced Plastics 28 July 2014 18:30

This includes Dr Soraia Pimenta of Imperial College London who is studying Novel carbon-fibre composites for large scale and sustainable applications. The fellowships provide outstanding researchers with financial support and...........

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