• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woollen carpets against indoor pollutants

    New Zealand is a specialist area in the production of coarse crossbred wools, the longer types of which are ideally used in carpets. The country has a strong ... Read More

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

    Invista’s P8 technology offers further PTA production efficiency

    The purified terephthalic acid (PTA) industry is at an interesting juncture. While the Asian PTA industry is oversupplied and is expected to continue to be ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    Designer perspective

    Moving from analogue to digital – an interview with Debbie McKeegan, Creative Director, Digetex Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Carbon nanotube fibres make superior links to brain

    Carbon nanotube fibres invented at Rice University in the US may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Researchers develop 3D nonwoven fabric for implants

    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, have teamed up with the university hospital in Tübingen and the University of California, Los ... Read More

Insight

Weak cashmere demand pushes prices down

By Kamelia Kountcheva
24 April 2015

Weak international demand for cashmere has caused prices in China and Iran to drop before the new clip arrives in June, the Schneider Group reported.

Fibres on form

By Fiona Haran
24 April 2015

Chemical company Eastman is expanding its Cyphrex microfibre and high performance polymer product ranges still further, amid the buzz of a coveted sustainability award win, writes Fiona Haran

Adidas ups its sustainability efforts

By Fiona Haran 24 April 2015

The Adidas Group has announced a new partnership with Parley for the Oceans to tackle ocean pollution, while launching its new Sustainability Progress Report

China cotton imports plunge again

By George Huang 24 April 2015

According to China Customs, cotton imports during March amounted to 127,900 tonnes, slumping 19.61% from February and 42.41% compared with the same month of 2014.

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News

‘Eco- sustainable clothing consumption needs govt support’

25 April 2015

A new research in England says that while the UK’s leading clothing retailer Marks and Spencer has encouraged more sustainable consumption of clothes,

North Face expands used apparel recycling programme

25 April 2015

North Face, an apparel and footwear brand owned by VF Corporation said it has expanded its ‘Clothes The Loop’ recycling programme to all of its retail

Savio to exhibit Polar winding machine at ShanghaiTex

25 April 2015

At the ShanghaiTex exhibition, Italian yarn finishing technology producer Savio will exhibit a Polar 12 winding unit machine especially useful for

Evonik launches new Dynapol polyester for food packaging

25 April 2015

Germany’s Evonik Industries is expanding its Dynapol polyester, a binder for coating of metal packages product range with Dynapol L 907 and Dynapol

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Technical

The all-in-one solution

By Sally Priestley 20 April 2015

Shemesh Automation’s XPander packing solution for wet wipes has been two years in the making. Shai Shemesh explains why the market needed an all-in-one machine offering top-notch packaging technology.

Fix the Dye Fixing Problem on Textile Substrates

By Dr Naresh M. Saraf 10 April 2015

Dye-fixing agents are of considerable interest in the art of textile coloration. Dyed and printed fabrics often have unsatisfactory wet fastness, especially washing and water fastness. This is found with dyeings carried out using direct...

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Profiles

Taking the lead

By Fiona Haran 23 April 2015

A string of industry moves and a highly profitable 2014 has strengthened PGI’s leading position in the nonwovens marketplace. Fiona Haran reports on the recent developments driving the company’s success

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Reports

NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 24 April 2015

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

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Web Watch

Kendall Jenner Celebrates Calvin Klein Jeans Ad Campaign

From Women's Wear Daily 26 April 2015

ALL IN THE FAMILY: How many Jenner-Kardashians does it take to snap one photo? At the bash hosted by Opening Ceremony and Calvin Klein on Thursday night at Chateau Marmont, guest of honor Kendall Jenner first tried to get one...........

The 'flash crash' suspect is a far cry from the flash boys on Wall Street

From South China Morning Post 26 April 2015

Navinder Singh Sarao always stood out among the day traders sweating it out for small change. Everybody noticed the lanky Londoner when he removed his leather jacket, snapped on noise-reduction headphones and took a seat in front...........

Task force formed: Aptma expresses concerns over 16 percent fall in exports | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 26 April 2015

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) has voiced its serious concerns over the alarming fall of 16 percent in textile and clothing exports in March and set up a task force to discuss the gravity of the situation. The...........

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