• Markets

    Pakistan’s textiles and clothing exports pick up in February

    Figures published by Pakistan’s National Bureau of Statistics indicate that textiles and clothing export earnings grew in February by over 3% compared with the ... Read More

  • Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    India and China dominate wool exports to US

    India dominates exports of wool textiles, whilst China is the number one supplier of woollen apparel to the US. Read More

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

    BASF to enhance Brazilian polyamide production line

    BASF is to replace all the polyamide categories currently sold at its production plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, with its own Ultramid high performance ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    Moving to the high ground

    A glance at Hong Kong’s official trade data gives the impression that all is rosy for the Chinese special administrative region’s (SAR) knitwear manufacturers. ... Read More

  • Effects

    New textile solution centre aims to push boundaries of print

    Epson took a significant step forward in its strategy to expand its position in industrial markets, with the opening of a Textile Solution Center in Como, ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    ITMA becomes headline sponsor of the Future Materials Awards

    ITMA has become the Headline Sponsor of the Future Materials Awards, which will take place in November 2014, in Dresden, Germany. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Medical focus: Nonwovens in woundcare

    Demand for nonwovens used in woundcare applications is growing worldwide. Alan Osborn and Julian Ryall report Read More


Innovant and Luna Textiles announce partnership

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 April 2014 16:28

Luna Textiles has joined Innovant to offer five Luna patterns in its standard selection of fabrics.

DiloGroup to exhibit nonwovens equipment at ITMA Asia

By Kamelia Kountcheva
23 April 2014 14:19

DiloGroup will present new equipment aimed at improving the efficiency of nonwovens production, including web quality and uniformity, at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 in Shanghai.

Martex Fiber opens South Carolina Fiber Division plant

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 April 2014 12:35

Martex Fiber has installed a fibre reclamation line to produce value-added fibres for the automotive, upholstery and yarn sectors at its manufacturing site in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Chinese textile and garment exports lacklustre in Q1

By George Huang 23 April 2014 12:10

According to China Customs, textile and clothing exports during March reached US$ 18.64 billion, jumping 71.38% from February following the impact of the Spring Festival. This is an increase of 11.46% year-on-year.



Vietnamese textile exports up 21.9%

By Charlotte Rogers 23 April 2014 10:35

Exports of textiles from Vietnam rose by 21.9% in the first quarter of 2014.

Quality mohair clip attracts demand

By Charlotte Rogers 22 April 2014 12:13

A selection of 'excellent' individual clips attracted buyer demand in South Africa.



Saving energy in drawing process

By Marianne Curtis 10 April 2014 10:48

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in textile activities including spinning. Retech, which develops and produces components and installations for processing of synthetic filaments mainly in the mechanical and thermal...

Strong year for Crealet

By Marianne Curtis 09 April 2014 10:16

Crealet saw a strong financial year in 2013, profiting from recognition of the quality of its products and greater awareness of the company worldwide, said CEO Walter Wirz.



New textile solution centre aims to push boundaries of print

By John Scrimshaw 16 April 2014 15:41

Epson took a significant step forward in its strategy to expand its position in industrial markets, with the opening of a Textile Solution Center in Como, Italy.



Executive Market Report - 22 th April 2014

By George Huang 22 April 2014 17:21

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


Web Watch

Wonderla public issue gets overwhelming response

From The Hindu Business Line 24 April 2014 07:00

Thanks to the robust secondary market, the ?180-crore IPO received bids for over 46.90 crore shares as against over 1.23 crore shares on offer, data available on the BSE till 7.45 p.m. showed. In contrast to Loha Ispaat The...........

Birla Sun Life MF to launch Emerging Leaders Fund - Series 1

From The Hindu Business Line 24 April 2014 07:00

Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, a part of Aditya Birla Financial Services Group, is planning to launch a new scheme ‘Birla Sun Life Emerging Leaders Fund — Series 1’, which is a 3-year close-ended equity scheme. This scheme will...........

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 updates came into force on April 1, 2014

From ATA Journal for Asia on Textile and Apparel 24 April 2014 02:30

After the expiry of the usual three-month transition period, the test criteria and limit values for Oeko-Tex Standard 100 that were published at the start of the year came definitely into force on April 1, 2014, according to...........