• 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


Sandler recognised in German business awards

By Sally Priestley 02 October 2014 10:51

Nonwoven manufacturer Sandler AG has been recognised in a prestigious business award open to companies throughout Germany.

Textile technology business centre launched in Bangladesh

By Marianne Curtis 02 October 2014 10:37

A Textile Technology Business Centre (TTBC) was launched in Bangladesh this week. The centre was set up by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands...

Schlafhorst fits out cutting edge Austrian cotton mill

By Marianne Curtis 02 October 2014 09:52

Linz Textil GmbH in Austria, Europe’s leading manufacturer of yarn and textile fabrics, is building a new cotton-spinning mill in Landeck for producing very fine premium yarns.

Global cotton consumption forecast to rise 4%

By Marianne Curtis 02 October 2014 08:35

At the end of 2013/14, international cotton prices were around 80 cents/lb and have continued falling in the first two months of the new season. Given the predicted 1.8 million tons of surplus cotton production and changes in China’s...



Indonesia electricity hike encourages textile firms to invest in on-site cogeneration

By Jack Hewson 30 September 2014 16:18

Indonesia's upstream textile industry is turning to onsite combined heat and power (CHP) on the back of double-digit electricity-price hikes this year, according to an industry insider.

Tough times down under

By Barbara Bierach 29 September 2014 11:02

When Adrian Bressan started working in the Australian knitwear industry 50 years ago, there were hundreds of competing factories in Australia but today, his A&B Knitwear, in Melbourne, is one of only a few left.



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



Gildan expands US spinning capacity

By John McCurry 01 October 2014 10:38

Montreal-based Gildan announced big plans during the second half of 2013 to invest heavily in new yarn spinning facilities in North Carolina. A year later, those new plants are well under way.



Executive Market Report – 29th September 2014

By George Huang 29 September 2014 16:29

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


Web Watch

India SBR may fall further on heavy supply from Asia, Europe

From ICIS 02 October 2014 09:30

02 October 2014 06:08  [Source: ICIS news] Focus story by Helen Yan SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot prices of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) in India look set to fall further as suppliers from Asia and Europe are diverting surplus...........

LUM GmbH opens own application laboratory in Paris

From chemeurope.com 02 October 2014 09:01

02-10-2014: The new application lab of LUM GmbH opened in Plaisir, a Western suburb of Paris, on October, 1st 2014. „The opening of the application laboratory is the next logical step in the further development of the French...........

WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices For Dispersions and Dispersible Powders in Americas

From chemeurope.com 02 October 2014 09:01

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