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Insight

China’s dyeing units shaken up by government

By Jens Kastner & Flora Zhao
27 July 2016

It has been little over a year since China launched its comprehensive Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (the Water Ten Plan), which has triggered profound changes within the country’s textile dyeing sector.

Ahlstrom revises outlook following cancelled transaction

By Fiona Haran
27 July 2016

Finnish nonwovens producer Ahlstrom has issued a revised outlook for 2016, following the decision to terminate the planned divestiture of the company’s Building & Wind business unit to Owens Corning.

Pactics’ new Cambodia factory to produce textiles with sublimated printing

By Poorna Rodrigo
27 July 2016

Shanghai-based microfibre and fabric accessories maker Pactics Group is set to open a new factory in Cambodia, using innovative digital heat-transfer “sublimated” printing, which allows brightly coloured high-quality prints on fabric.

Wound dressings made from bacteria alginate

By Fiona Haran
27 July 2016

German researchers have teamed up to develop a biotechnological process to produce bacterial alginate for use as the raw material for fibre-based medical products.

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News

Italian brand La Perla chooses Centric PLM suite

27 July 2016

La Perla, Italy’s leading innerwear and beachwear brand, has selected Centric Software to help streamline its product development process and reinforce its market leadership. In 2013, La Perla was acquired by Silvio Scaglia, a fashion...

Epson to show latest printing technologies at Siggraph 2016

27 July 2016

Epson will display its latest professional printing and projection technologies at the Studio at Siggraph 2016 – ‘Transition Spaces’. According to Epson, visitors to the Studio will learn how to use a broad range of printing technologies,...

Vietnamese textile firms propose wage freeze

27 July 2016

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) has proposed that the Government freeze minimum wage in 2017 and only increase it once every two or three years to create favourable conditions so that textile and garment companies...

NIFT-TEA to develop waterless cotton dyeing machine

27 July 2016

The NIFT-TEA Knitwear Fashion Institute is working in collaboration with Synthetic and Arts Silk Mills Research (SASMIRA) to develop a machine for dyeing cotton fabrics without the use of water. The proposed machine would be similar to the...

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Technical

Plasma technologies for enhanced performance

By Dr Ian Holme 12 July 2016

Research into atmospheric systems targets continuous open-width treatments.

The power of polymer blends

By T Schlüter, D Gates, G Köppe, G Seide, T Gries, T Krooß & L Van der Schueren 24 June 2016

A report into the applications of innovative textiles and composites made from polymer blends.

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Profiles

Catexel celebrates 10 years of chemical innovation

By Tansy Fall 11 July 2016

Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Catexcel has taken the opportunity to rebrand itself and set out a road map for the company’s future growth.

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Reports

Wool Market Report - 25th July 2016

By Jonathan Dyson 26 July 2016

A comprehensive weekly round-up and analysis of price developments at the major wool auctions around the world.

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Web Watch

Hopes abound for new economic bloc

From Financial Express Bangladesh 27 July 2016

Of late, Bangladesh has decided to enter a deal with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a new Russia-led economic bloc, with the aim of exploring untapped...........

RMG union leaders call for buyers’ security

From Dhaka Tribune 27 July 2016

Trade union leaders in Bangladesh’s readymade garment industry called on the government to ensure security of foreigners and garment workers so buyers...........

Citi: GDP growth gathers pace

From Dhaka Tribune 27 July 2016

The US-based Citibank NA remained hopeful about Bangladesh’s economic growth prospect. In its latest half yearly economic update released yesterday,...........

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