• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... 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

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More


Polyester values diverge in China

By George Huang 02 September 2014 16:14

Recent polyester prices in China have failed to exhibit any clear market trend.

China wool imports recover during July

By George Huang 02 September 2014 16:07

According to China Customs, wool imports during July reached 28,693 tonnes, rising 2.03% from the previous month and 0.26% on the comparable level of 2013, extending the y-o-y expansion to the second consecutive month.

China viscose staple fibre production rises steadily during July

By George Huang 02 September 2014 16:04

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, viscose staple fibre output during July was 273,000 tonnes, up 10.53% on the previous month and 14.04% from the same period of 2013.

China silk exports during 2014 shrink year-on-year

By George Huang 02 September 2014 15:58

The data from China Customs showed that silk exports during July, of 597 tonnes, rose 4.37% from the previous month and surged 20.61% on the corresponding period of last year.



Turkey textile machinery exhibitions to tap growing demand for orders

By Jonathan Dyson 02 September 2014 09:19

Two new textile machinery exhibitions due to be held in Turkey in October are expected to provide a significant boost to the country’s textile industry as it seeks to expand its range of machinery across its long textile and clothing...

Price lift and 99% clearance for SA Mohair

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 September 2014 10:34

The second sale of the 2014 winter season took place in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, August 26. A total of 109,117 kilos were on offer (748 bales including kids, young goats, adult fine and adult strong fibres), seeing a 99% clearance.



Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...



Matesa saves on energy with Brückner dryer

By Kamelia Kountcheva 02 September 2014 17:02

Matesa Tekstil is one of the biggest textile companies in Turkey, working in four production sectors: yarn manufacturing, production of knitted and woven fabrics and manufacturing and finishing of denim. Established in 1989, today the...



Executive Market Report – 1st September 2014

By George Huang 01 September 2014 15:52

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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Havix expands thermal bond production

From Nonwovens Industry 02 September 2014 18:00

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