• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Armadillo Merino shoots for the stars

    Armadillo Merino, manufacturer of next-to-skin protection garments for professionals working in high risk environments, has extended its reach to the aerospace ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Archroma confirms commitment to Future Materials Awards

    With less than a month to go before winners are announced in the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards, global color and specialty chemicals company Archroma ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    EDANA highlights sustainability of automotive nonwovens

    International nonwovens association EDANA has launched a new infographic focusing on automotive nonwovens and their lightweight fabric for vehicles. Read More


European conference outlines latest innovations in PPE

By Sally Priestley 21 November 2014 15:47

The impact of contaminated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the health of firefighters was one of the topics for discussion at a recent European conference dedicated to the PPE market.

China yarn market diverges

By George Huang 21 November 2014 14:59

China’s yarn market failed to establish a clear direction this week as feedstock values were mixed.

Turkish textile major to benefit from upcoming Ethiopia industrial park

By Jonathan Dyson 21 November 2014 14:02

The Turkish textile and garment manufacturer Ayka Tekstil has told WTiN.com that construction of its new textile and garment industrial zone in Ethiopia, which it is developing in partnership with the Ethiopian government, is likely to...

Wool antimicrobial treatment R&D underway

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 November 2014 13:08

As part of an IGF research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim and the Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI) in Aachen have developed an antimicrobial treatment for wool and other textiles containing...



Beneficial partnerships between education and industry

By Alison Gault 21 November 2014 10:28

Developing partnerships between industry and universities is beneficial, according to a recent study looking at the impact on teaching and learning pedagogy and the knowledge transfer between the tripartite relationship of industrial...

India Focus: Spinning industry woes

By Munish Tyagi 20 November 2014 11:18

The yarn spinning sector has traditionally been a risk-free and stable segment of the Indian textile industry. Large Indian textile corporates such as Vardhman, Nahar, Trident Group and many others in the south leveraged their success in...



PVC-free plastisol inks now available for screenprinting textiles

By Dr Daniele Uboldi,Flavio Ronchini 18 November 2014 16:09

Achieving a balance between technical performance, and health, safety and environmental concerns is a continuing challenge for ink makers. Traditional plastisol inks (containing PVC) have been the inks of choice for screenprinting on...

Volume paradox of reactive inks

By Dr John Provost 14 November 2014 15:32

Textile reactive inks are the major printing system for the digital textile printing of cotton, viscose rayon and silk-based fashion fabrics and, in ink volume terms, are the second largest sector behind disperse dye inks.



Stoll fuses fashion with technology

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 November 2014 11:20

H. Stoll, international flat-knitting-machinery manufacturer, has tasked its Stoll Fashion & Technology department with creating many different trend-setting applications for both fashion designers and patterning technicians. Combining...



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 21 November 2014 10:24

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.


Web Watch

What really goes on at school formals in 2014

From Sydney Morning Herald 23 November 2014 06:00

Waiters in white gloves carrying trays of tropical mocktails and young women preened to within an inch of looking like Kim Kardashian. No, it's not the ARIAs come early . . . welcome to high school formals, circa 2014. While...........

One thing that can stop Julie Bishop

From Sydney Morning Herald 23 November 2014 02:00

New York:  It's minus 4 degrees, 6.30am and Julie Bishop has had four hours' sleep. "We don't have time for that," she says cheerily. The icy wind from upstate is blasting down 50th Street but the bone-chilling cold is no...........

Trading activity slowed down on cotton market | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 23 November 2014 00:30

Some leading mills and spinners were on the sidelines on the cotton market on Saturday, causing a fall in the volume of business, dealers said. The official spot rate maintained overnight level at Rs...........