• 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


India’s logistics under fire at Textile Association annual conference

By Kamelia Kountcheva
26 November 2014 14:06

Chief secretary (Textiles) at the Government of Maharashtra, Sunil Porwal, has pinpointed India’s logistics in terms of textile production as the country’s biggest challenge, at the Textile Association (India)’s Annual Conference on...

Piave Maitex hailed Designer of the Year 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva
26 November 2014 12:25

Italian stretch fabrics company Piave Maitex has been voted designer of the year 2015 in the intimates category by Interfilière Paris. The company has been present at Interfilière since the show’s launch and will be celebrated at the 2015...

Report on the flame retardant fabric market published

By Tansy Fall 26 November 2014 11:19

A market intelligence report looking at the global and Chinese flame retardant fabric industry, in 2014, has been released by Deep Research Reports, and is available online.

Untreated yak’s wool sourced for apparel

By Tansy Fall 26 November 2014 10:57

Untreated yak's wool, sourced directly from nomadic herders in Tibet, has been used by apparel company Citizen Cashmere for their Lhasa Hoodie garment.



African trade boost

By Bertha M Rinjeu, Nairobi,Hanna Lange-Chenier, Kigali,Poorna Rodrigo 24 November 2014 15:46

Kenyan knitwear exporters may be the biggest knitting sector winners from a comprehensive trade deal struck between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC). It should boost trade between the two regions - including of...

US wool market slow

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 November 2014 10:26

US wool trading on a clean basis was slow with 131,500 lbs (59,648 kilos) of confirmed sales this week against good demand and trade activity moderate for this time of year.



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...



Executive Market Report - 24th November 2014

By George Huang 24 November 2014 17:11

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


Web Watch

Wolverine Adds Flame Resistant Apparel

From Women's Wear Daily 26 November 2014 17:00

Wolverine, Rockford, Mich., known for its work, outdoor and lifestyle footwear and apparel, is adding yet another category to the mix — flame-resistant apparel under the FireZerO by Wolverine label. The collection provides...........

TNT wins key environment award

From Materials Handling World 26 November 2014 16:00

TNT – The People Network showed that orange is the new green when it won the Environment Award at the prestigious Global Freight Awards. The leading business to business express delivery company triumphed in the face of stiff...........

US chemicals provider Lubrizol signs deal to buy Warwick Chemicals

From Chemicals Technology 26 November 2014 14:30

US-headquartered speciality chemicals provider Lubrizol has signed a deal to buy detergent compounds producer Warwick Chemicals for an undisclosed sum. North Wales-based Warwick Chemicals primarily caters to detergent producers...........