• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Südwolle Group scoops Industry Award at Outdoor 2015 for Naturetexx wool treatment

    The textile industry is on the long road to cleaning up its act after being revealed as one of the biggest polluting industries, especially of water, due to ... Read More

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

    Teijin introduces new towel-like pile-structure polyester fibre

    The creation of fleece fabrics as a synthetic alternative to woollen products, was a major advancement for textiles. The synthetic-fibre product with a bulky ... Read More

  • Effects

    World Textile Summit names first speakers

    The first speakers have been announced for the World Textile Summit, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015 and explore sustainability strategies to Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    INFOGRAPHIC: Automotive sector drives technical textiles market

    The global technical textiles market will reach US$193.7 billion by 2020, amplifying at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% during the forecast period ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    A force to be reckoned with

    Sonobond is highlighting the strength of its ultrasonic bonding technology for ballistic vests, while The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has developed a new ... Read More


Tirupur trade could receive boost

By Poorna Rodrigo
28 July 2015

India’s knitted garment making hub, Tirupur is banking on two separate free trade deals with Canada and Australia to increase its exports by as much as 20% and 25%, respectively. A Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)...

China PTA exports continue to soar

By George Huang 28 July 2015

The data published by CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, indicates that PTA shipments during June dropped 0.1% from the previous month, to 96,400 tonnes, which was still a surge of 61.87% y-o-y.

China MEG imports subdued in 2015

By George Huang 28 July 2015

According to CCF, the leading textile information provider in China, MEG imports during June declined 3.54% from May, to 706,700 tonnes, which, however, was 7.9% higher than the same month of 2014.

Nonwovens driven by ‘global megatrends’

By Fiona Haran 27 July 2015

The global nonwovens market is currently worth around €26 billion and is forecast to grow roughly 5% per annum, thanks to several megatrends driving the demand. That’s according to the latest market research from nonwovens giant Suominen...



Needlefelt line boosts super absorbents for TAL

28 July 2015

Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL), the UK-based super absorbent fibre (SAFTM) manufacturer, has installed its first needlefelt line for nonwovens at its facility in Grimsby.

US ignores forced labour in Uzbek cotton sector

28 July 2015

The US government’s decision to upgrade the Uzbek government’s ranking in its 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report despite noting that

Asahi Kasei to show Cupro & Roica at Premiere Vision

28 July 2015

Japanese company Asahi Kasei will display its Cupro and Roica fabrics for fashion and sport at the Premiere Vision autumn Salon in Paris in hall

Nordstrom to sell Madewell clothing in 15 more stores

28 July 2015

American fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom has announced plans to expand its partnership with denim apparel maker Madewell by adding distribution



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

How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...



Strong as silk

By Kamelia Kountcheva 09 July 2015

Spider silk is one of the most intriguing natural products with characteristics that could revolutionise the technical textiles industry and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is working on cracking the secret to its mass production.



Executive Market Report – 27th July 2015

By George Huang 27 July 2015

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


Web Watch

Laboratorial Performance of Nanocomposite Membrane Improved in Water Purification

From Nanotechnology News 29 July 2015

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Hollywood Gossip: What did Lady Gaga spend £190,000 on?

From Emirates Business 24/7 29 July 2015

Lady Gaga has bought three pairs of Alexander McQueen 'Armadillo' heels for £190,000 as a "memory" of her friendship with the late designer. (Instagram) The 29-year-old singer has taken to Instagram to reveal she was the...........

Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes: Berkeley Lab researchers create Ludinger liquid plasmons in metallic SWNTs

From Nanotechnology News 29 July 2015

Home > Press > Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes: Berkeley Lab researchers create Ludinger liquid plasmons in metallic SWNTs Abstract: The term "plasmons" might sound like something from the soon-to-be-released new...........