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  • 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
    Effects

    Impression Technology to expand into roll-to-roll digital textile printing market

    Australia’s Impression Technology – best known for its direct-to-garment printers, sold internationally under the DTG brand – has announced a strategic move ... 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
    Nonwovens

    Freudenberg expands automotive business in China

    Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in Eastern China. Read More

Insight

Closer collaboration key to success

By Marianne Curtis
31 March 2015 13:20

It may surprise some to learn that the European textile industry has increased its productivity by almost 50% in the last ten years and its exports to countries outside the EU have risen by one-third to more than €42bn, but there remains...

Getting to grips with the latest fuel-saving tyres

By Fiona Haran
31 March 2015 09:12

Bridgestone Americas has launched the latest tyre in its fuel-efficient Ecopia tyre line, the Ecopia EP422 Plus tyre. The Ecopia EP422 Plus tyre is engineered with a combination of light and strong materials for greater fuel efficiency,...

Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International merger approved

By Kamelia Kountcheva 30 March 2015 17:25

The New Zealand Commerce Commission issued its draft determination last week, approving the merger of the scouring assets of Cavalier Wool Holdings Ltd (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd (NZWSI). CWH had submitted its...

Bangladesh cotton imports to double in six years – conference told

By AZM Anas 30 March 2015 15:31

With Bangladesh’s economy set to continue growing and local cotton production expected to remain insignificant, cotton imports are set to double by 2021, said industry players and experts attending the country’s first Global Cotton Summit....

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News

Paper submissions opened for Nonwovens Innovation Academy

31 March 2015 10:48

EDANA has opened its Call for Papers for the 2015 Nonwovens Innovation Academy, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research results, and encourages the development of technical knowledge to support the future growth of...

Sigmatex funded for lightweight vehicle composites

30 March 2015 17:24

Sigmatex, an independent converter of carbon fibre, has been awarded government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to...

Mimaki USA and Next Wave Media Solutions Sign Distribution Agreement

30 March 2015 15:03

Mimaki USA has announced that it has signed an agreement with Next Wave Media Solutions (Buford, GA) to distribute the Mimaki JV Series, TS Series and TX Series printers, with Mimaki Sb Series inks exclusively, as a premier solution for...

AFM Heatsheets scoops innovation award

30 March 2015 09:32

Chicago-based AFM Heatsheets, a manufacturer of reflective insulation fabrics, was recently announced a recipient of FabricLink Network’s annual Top 10 Innovation Awards for its Ultraflect insulation fabric.

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Technical

Schlafhorst launches new Autoconer 6

By Marianne Curtis 26 March 2015 08:47

Schlafhorst, part of Saurer Group, has launched a new version of its Autoconer 6 aimed at boosting productivity and energy efficiency in the winding process.

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.

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Profiles

Jeans jump ahead

By John McCurry 26 March 2015 10:54

After nearly 30 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tennessee-based company than ever before.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 30th March 2015

By George Huang 30 March 2015 16:13

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

Levi’s Taps Local Talent for Berlin Store

From Women's Wear Daily 31 March 2015 13:30

PERSONAL TOUCH: Levi’s has collaborated with local talents for the first time to celebrate the reopening of its Berlin flagship store on Kurfürstendamm. For two weeks starting March 30, classics like Trucker Jackets and 501 jeans...........

BPCL extends gains, up 5.5% on NSE

From The Hindu Business Line - Markets 31 March 2015 13:30

BPCL maintained its firm trend to extend its morning gains by the close on the NSE on Tuesday. At 3.20 pm the share was trading at Rs 811.60 as against Rs 769.30 at close on Monday. This was a gain of 5.50 per cent. Tata Power...........

April-Sept gas prices cut 8% to $4.66 per unit

From The Hindu Business Line - Economy 31 March 2015 13:30

Natural gas prices was today cut by about 8 per cent to USD 4.66 a unit to reflect the softening in international prices, a move that will lower electricity and fertiliser costs. Oil Ministry’s pricing cell, PPAC said...........

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