• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Do you recognise this blanket?

    Police in the UK are asking WTiN readers to help identify a tartan blanket that might be a major clue in an unsolved murder. Read More

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

    Smart electronics for smart clothing

    Covestro films are paving the way for freely formable electronic systems that will be exhibited in the form of luminous clothing at Germany’s K 2016 trade show ... Read More

  • Knitting & Weaving
    Knitting & Weaving

    How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

    Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary. Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    Is Africa ready for digital textile printing?

    AsiaInspection data has indicated that while the manufacturing base in Africa is growing, it is still immature. However, the international community is ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Making sense of smart clothing

    Smart clothing and body sensors can be considered the ultimate wearables, integrating into daily life as a garment, footwear or sensor device that can track or ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Traditional wound care and a bit beyond

    Dr Edmund Carus provides a personal perspective on the origins of wound care, and discusses how the sector has evolved since the 19th century. Read More

Insight

Medical textiles put pressure on ulcers

By Gareth Gillespie
26 August 2016

Death prevention and billion-dollar savings could be on the cards for healthcare providers, following the granting of commercial clearance to a medical textiles product that can avert potentially fatal – but preventable – pressure ulcers.

China cotton prices down

By George Huang
26 August 2016

Cotton quotations continued to fall this week in China, as buying interest from downstream mills ebbed quickly in the scorching summer, the traditional low trading season.

Durst expands its textile printing portfolio with Technijet

By Tansy Fall
26 August 2016

Industrial inkjet specialist Durst, and Technijet, a UK manufacturer of industrial high-pressure cleaning systems, have entered into a joint venture to develop auxiliary solutions for digital textile print production.

Kornit “open house” to offer insights into customisation

By John Scrimshaw
26 August 2016

The creative partnership between Kornit Digital and US-and-European B2C fabric printer Spoonflower continues to flourish and find new directions.

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News

Suominen publishes Supplier Code of Conduct

27 August 2016

Nonwovens manufacturer Suominen has published its Supplier Code of Conduct, which establishes the standards for conducting business with Suominen and deals with matters such as freedom of association and discrimination. By publishing its...

Room for expansion of nonwovens in India: SRF Ltd

27 August 2016

Nonwovens will have greater use in the automotives sector in addition to personal hygiene and medical textile sectors. Hence, there is room for expansion of nonwovens industry in India, according to an official with SRF Limited. There is a...

VF Corp completes sale of 3 brands to Delta Galil

27 August 2016

VF Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has completed the sale of its Contemporary Brands businesses to Tel Aviv, Israel based Delta...

Colorjet shows Vastrajet digital printer at Gartex 2016

27 August 2016

ColorJet, India’s leading manufacturer of digital printers, is showing a live demonstration of direct to fabric digital textile printer ‘Vastrajet’ at Gartex 2016, which opened today in New Delhi. Vastrajet offers precise dot placements...

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Technical

Developing approaches to non-halogenated flame retardants

By Ian Holme 26 August 2016

PIN chemistry research suggests routes to novel textile treatments.

Superabsorbents get technical

By Dr Edmund Carus 22 August 2016

WTiN’s technical editor, Dr Edmund Carus, looks at the use of superabsorbent polymers in areas other than absorbent hygiene.

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Profiles

How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

By Jonathan Dyson 04 August 2016

Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 22nd August 2016

By George Huang 22 August 2016

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

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Web Watch

Organogenesis' PuraPly and PuraPly AM wound care products now eligible for Medicare coverage in 10 states

From News Medical 27 August 2016

Organogenesis Inc., a global leader in advanced wound care innovations and technologies, today announced that its PuraPly and PuraPly Antimicrobial (AM) wound...........

Cotabato’s environment office shifts to web-based mobile app to monitor threats to forests

From Manila Bulletin 27 August 2016

KORONADAL CITY -- At least 120 forest rangers and technicians can now use a web-based mobile application to gather critical information in real time and...........

Cotton stable

From The News International 27 August 2016

Karachi Cotton prices remained steady on Friday due to sustained buying from needy spinners in fine quality lint, brokers said. Trade volume showed increase...........

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