• 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

    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

    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


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....

Pakistan government pushes for trade deal with Turkey, but textiles sector has jitters

By Afshan Subohi 30 March 2015 14:50

The Pakistan government has launched a diplomatic offensive to improve trade relations with Turkey, which it hopes will enable its textile sector to win back Turkish market share lost after Turkey initiated safeguard measures against...



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.

New CEO at Saurer

27 March 2015 13:22

Martin Folini is to take over as CEO at Saurer Group from Daniel Lippuner, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. Mr Lippuner will remain on the board until the end of April to facilitate a smooth transition, according to the...



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.



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.



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.


Web Watch

Retailers plan closed-loop chemical recycling

From Ecotextile News 31 March 2015 10:30

Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and...........

China textile industry braced for lawsuits

From Ecotextile News 31 March 2015 10:30

Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and...........

Responsible Down Standard update released

From Ecotextile News 31 March 2015 10:30

The Textile Engineer will research and develop new component parts and processes for products to meet specific performance or aesthetic criteria.  The candidate will research and develop new ideas and techniques, including...........