• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

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

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... 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

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Freudenberg awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More


Nylstar uses Merino wool in new yarn for outdoor wear

By Jonathan Dyson 02 March 2015 18:12

Nylstar, one of Europe’s leading producers of nylon 6.6 yarns, has launched a new product featuring superfine Merino wool.

Fashion brand is first with eco-friendly water repellent

By John Scrimshaw
02 March 2015 15:00

Fashion company Filippa K has become the first to apply a new ‘alternative’ water-repellent technology, developed by OrganoClick AB, that is said to be free from fluorocarbons, non-toxic and readily biodegradable. Both companies are based...

Biomimetic process to synthesise indigo

By Seshadri Ramkumar 02 March 2015 14:30

A University of California-Berkeley researcher is using molecular biology to synthesise indigo dye in a biomimetic process. Assistant Professor John Dueber, of the Department of Bioengineering, a Principal Investigator with the Energy...

Market statistics app launched by EDANA

By Sally Priestley 02 March 2015 13:01

An online tool providing latest market intelligence statistics and business resources is being launched by nonwovens industry association EDANA.



Lenzing’s Tencel micro A100 designed to meet demand for ultrafine fabrics

By Jonathan Dyson 02 March 2015 19:39

The cellulose fibres giant Lenzing is aiming to further extend the use of its Tencel fibre through a new micro version of its Tencel A100 fibre type. The new version is designed to meet a number of consumer trends including the desire for...

Strong rand weakens South African wool market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 March 2015 10:09

The South African wool market closed lower at the sale on February 25 due to the stronger rand. The Cape Wools Merino Indicator declined by 1.8% to close at R110.08 per kilo clean.



Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.



Knits get heavy

By AZM Anas 02 March 2015 15:59

A major Bangladesh knitwear company has launched an innovation that may inspire a new segment in this key outsourcing industry - ‘fake’ heavy knitwear.



Executive Market Report – 2nd March 2015

By George Huang 02 March 2015 16:24

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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Colon + septic tank = unique, at times stinky, study: Researchers use lab-scale human colon and septic tank to study impact of copper nanoparticles on the environment

From Nanotechnology News 03 March 2015 04:30

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Bill Gates still world’s richest man as list of billionares swells: Forbes

From The Express Tribune 03 March 2015 02:30

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Revolveman's New Catalog: Carmen Crest Drive

From California Apparel News 03 March 2015 01:30

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