• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. 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

    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

    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


DuPont unveils advanced DTG ink Artistri Brite

By Kamelia Kountcheva
21 October 2014 22:05

DuPont Digital Printing (DuPont) has launched its new DuPont Artistri Brite digital textile inks, designed to deliver a step change in colour saturation and speed for advanced direct-to-garment (DTG) printing.

Itema presents airjet weaving machines to Pakistani market

By Kamelia Kountcheva
21 October 2014 17:29

Itema is exhibiting its airjet weaving machines at IGATEX 2014 (October 21-24), in Lahore, Pakistan.

MTEX Technologies now open in the UK

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 October 2014 16:17

The Chairman of the North West Leicestershire District Council, Graham Allman, officially opened the UK branch of MTEX Solutions, manufacturer of digital textile printers, at the opening ceremony last week.

Kelheim presents FR viscose fibre Danufil BF at Materialica

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 October 2014 14:51

Kelheim Fibres is presenting its flame retardant (FR) viscose fibre Danufil BF at this year’s Materialica (October 21-23, Messe München), designed for use in home textiles, interior fittings and for acoustic insulation in the automotive...



Costly electricity and low skills hinder textile growth in Cambodia – World Bank expert

By Poorna Rodrigo 21 October 2014 11:14

Cambodia’s “high cost of electricity – the third highest in South East Asia after Singapore and Myanmar – along with low skills are keeping the country away from producing textiles,” the World Bank chief economist for the East Asia and the...

European trade deal with East African community to increase textile trade

By Hanna Lange-Chenier, Kigali 21 October 2014 10:14

A comprehensive trade deal finalised on Thursday, October 16, between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC), will boost trade, including textiles and nonwovens, between the two regions.



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 – 20th October 2014

By George Huang 20 October 2014 16:21

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


Web Watch

Brookfield points to rail freight growth in light of report findings

From Farm Weekly 22 October 2014 04:00

BROOKFIELD Rail chief executive Paul Larsen says the WA government's inquiry into local grain rail operations delivers an "emphatic no" on the key question of whether lease arrangements hamper State development. "The question...........

Marks & Spencer to Sponsor CEW's U.K. Beauty Awards

From Women's Wear Daily 22 October 2014 03:00

BEAUTY’S NEW DUO: Marks & Spencer is to be the title sponsor of the Cosmetic Executive Women U.K. Beauty Awards in 2015, which will mark the U.K. awards’ tenth anniversary. The awards, which recognize new and classic brands at...........

Bioplastics Market to Reach Market Value of USD 3.94 Bn in 2014, Foresees Visiongain

From SpecialChem 22 October 2014 02:30

The bioplastics market will reach a market value of $3.94 billion in 2014. The global bioplastics market is a small but significant sub-sector of the plastics industry. Bioplastics is an environment-friendly method that does not...........