• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Schoeller 2017 fabric collection aims to meet current industry demands

    Demand for added functionality to textiles is booming in the industry. It is almost expected by consumers in today’s society, that a shirt will offer comfort ... Read More

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

    Teijin introduces new towel-like pile-structure polyester fibre

    The creation of fleece fabrics as a synthetic alternative to woollen products, was a major advancement for textiles. The synthetic-fibre product with a bulky ... Read More

  • Effects

    World Textile Summit names first speakers

    The first speakers have been announced for the World Textile Summit, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015 and explore sustainability strategies to Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Shrimp power material is making waves

    As scientists continue to look to nature for material breakthroughs, the most recently identified strength properties can be found in the humble mantis shrimp. ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Global medical nonwoven disposables market tipped for healthy growth

    The global medical nonwoven disposables market is expected to register a consumer annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% during 2015-2020, according to a report ... Read More


China PTA exports surge

By George Huang 01 July 2015

Data released by CCF Group, China’s leading textile information provider, shows PTA exports in May reached 96,500 tonnes, the record monthly high, soaring 73.58% on the prior month and 116.37% on an annual basis.

Teijin introduces new towel-like pile-structure polyester fibre

By Kamelia Kountcheva
01 July 2015

The creation of fleece fabrics as a synthetic alternative to woollen products, was a major advancement for textiles. The synthetic-fibre product with a bulky fibre structure offers a number of useful characteristics, such as being...

Pakistan textile and garment exports subdued

By George Huang 01 July 2015

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, textile and garment exports during May were up 3.72% on the prior month, to US$ 1.12 billion, which, however, was 5.91% lower, versus the comparable figure of 2014.

Archroma finalizes acquisition of BASF textile chemicals

By Tansy Fall 01 July 2015

Back in October 2014, it was announced that BASF was to divest its textile chemicals business to Archroma. Today, Archroma has confirmed that the acquisition is now complete and said that, with this, it hopes to further solidify its...



Clothes from gelatin to cut agricultural wastes

01 July 2015

From gummy bears to silky mousses, gelatin is essential for making some of our favorite sweets. Now scientists are exploring another use for the

Prepreg-ACM opens CF fabrics warehouse in Czech Republic

01 July 2015

Prepreg-ACM, a part of the Composite Holding Company, and a manufacturer of CF-based fabrics and prepregs, has launched a warehouse in Kladno, Czech

Picanol unveils innovations in rapier & airjet weaving

01 July 2015

With just a few months to go before ITMA 2015, Netherlands based Picanol has unveiled innovations in rapier and airjet weaving technologies. With the

Archroma acquires global textile chemical business of BASF

01 July 2015

Archroma, a producer of speciality textile chemicals has acquired the global textile chemicals business of Germany based BASF. “The acquisition



How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...

Disperse dye inks and their different characteristics

By Rene Wolferink 11 June 2015

Over the past few years an increase in the use of polyester fabric has been evident in the fashion printing market. Polyester, and especially recycled polyester, is labelled as ‘greener’, even compared to cotton. Fibre prices are down as...



Adapting nicely: North America technical textiles profile

By Kitty So 26 June 2015

Always a competitive force in the technical textiles industry, North American companies are remaining buoyant by looking to booming sectors, high performance solutions and cutting down costs for end users.



Executive Market Report – 29th June 2015

By George Huang 29 June 2015

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


Web Watch

Milestone announces new director of sales for menswear

From Sportswear International 01 July 2015

As of today, July 1st, Michael Kienst is new director of sales for the men’s collection of jacket specialist Milestone. The position includes the menswear sales management in Germany as well as the export. His predecessor Karsten...........

SKF sells two filtration businesses

From Filtration + Separation 01 July 2015

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McKinsey: Ethiopia a “genuine” sourcing option

From Ecotextile News 01 July 2015

As Technical Support Engineer at chemicals company OrganoClick, you will be responsible for training and giving support to customers during test runs and continuous production. Together with a sales manager, you will also attend...........