This video, produced by the Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with ACIMIT and with financial support from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, highlights the strong culture of innovation that distinguishes the Italian textile industry and the importance that Italian technology plays in developing the most technical and innovative textile products.


Lighter basis weights drive industrial nonwovens market

By Fiona Haran
26 November 2015

A new report from Smithers Apex, entitled The Future of Nonwovens for Industrial Applications to 2020 has identified the key drivers for industrial nonwoven consumption and technology developments over the next five years.

Pakistan cotton values stabilise

By George Huang 26 November 2015

Pakistan cotton prices climbed slightly on Tuesday, following selective buying from mills and the fears for production.

Cotton futures recover

By George Huang 26 November 2015

Cotton futures recovered this week from a six-week low hit last Friday. The benchmark December contract on the ICE Futures US climbed during the last three sessions to 61.98 cents per pound on Wednesday – 1.94 cents, or 3.23%, higher than...

Infused performance by Formax

By Adrian Wilson
26 November 2015

Formax multiaxial carbon fabrics are finding favour with boat builders and the automotive industry, reports Adrian Wilson.



Arvind plans major expansion drive

26 November 2015

Arvind Limited has unveiled plans for its premium brand Tresca an offering in Giza cotton and Linen base and an ambitious drive to expand its retail network, according to reports.

Lenzing is VONIX’s ‘All Time Index Member’

26 November 2015

Lenzing AG has been presented with the ‘All Time Index Member’ award at the 10th anniversary of VONIX.

Zschimmer & Schwarz debuts Diamontex at ITMA

26 November 2015

Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf debuted its textile auxiliaries division, Diamontex at ITMA, which presented its new product line for digital textile

Texcare International expands exhibition space for 2016

26 November 2015

Texcare International, a leading international trade fair for textile care organised by Messe Frankfurt, is expanding it exhibition space by occupying



Nanotechnology: thinking small to grow big

By Fiona Haran 28 October 2015

Poised to top US$75 billion by 2020, the nanotechnology market is targeting a vast array of application areas, proving that good things really do come in small packages.

A streamlined approach

By Fiona Haran 09 July 2015

A look at the latest techniques used by nonwoven manufacturers to optimise the process and quality control of their nonwovens



Healthy hygiene business

By Sally Priestley 21 October 2015

As the hygiene industry has thrived over recent decades, nonwoven companies in the sector have enjoyed ample opportunities for growth across all segments. WTiN hears from German company BICMA, which is celebrating 20 years of growth in the...



Executive Market Report-23rd Nov 2015

By George Huang 23 November 2015

Global cotton values recovered last week except in China, where the cotton price was still in doldrums. Polyester spot rates slid due to waning demand and softened feedstock in China. Nylon and viscose also dropped. Acrylic was steady, but...


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Black Friday Retail Workers Try to Make the Most of a Shopping Slump

From New York Times 27 November 2015

On Black Friday, Jeffery Santos, 23, will rise at 4 a.m., grab a bagel and a strong espresso, jump on a train from the Bronx into Manhattan, and ready an American Apparel store on Broadway for its big 6 a.m. opening. There, Mr............

Stocks down on BIDV share sale

From Viet Nam News 27 November 2015

Stocks down on BIDV share sale HA NOI ­(VNS) — Vietnamese shares yesterday fell on both local exchanges as the banking sector dropped after the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam...........

Cotton price at seasonal high

From The News International 27 November 2015

The reports of short size of cotton crop this year has made a few textile mill-owners panic to have paid this season's (June-March) highest price at Rs5,750/maund (37.324 kilogram), a dealer said on Thursday. Textile mill-owners...........