• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

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

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Freudenberg awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More


Polyamide quotations inch up in China

By George Huang 03 March 2015 14:15

In line with the robust rebound in the feedstock market, polyamide values in China rose on Tuesday.

China PTA exports slump in January

By George Huang 03 March 2015 14:10

According to China Customs, PTA exports during January amounted to 19,944 tonnes, plunging 35.53% on the previous month and 22.7% annually. The average price was US$ 649.6 per tonne.

Suominen introduces Fibrella Perf for South American markets

By Fiona Haran 03 March 2015 11:37

Suominen is launching Fibrella Perf Spunlace, a new range of aperture substrates for the South American medical markets, at today’s OUTLOOK Plus Latin America exhibition in Sao Paulo. The Fibrella Perf product range offers solutions...

Nylstar uses Merino wool in new yarn for outdoor wear

By Jonathan Dyson 02 March 2015 18:12

Nylstar, one of Europe’s leading producers of nylon 6.6 yarns, has launched a new product featuring superfine Merino wool.



Boot-drying technology from Biovation

By Fiona Haran 04 March 2015 12:07

In light of the recent moisture-absorbing technology for snowboard boots developed by Freudenberg, a new nonwoven product comes onto the market targeted at the US Marine Corps.

Cashmere and yak wool feature strongly in emerging Hong Kong look

By Elizia Volkmann 03 March 2015 14:31

A range of talented designers are developing a distinct Hong Kong look, using natural fibres such as cashmere and yak wool in imaginative new ways. Elizia Volkmann reports from Hong Kong.



Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.



Knits get heavy

By AZM Anas 02 March 2015 15:59

A major Bangladesh knitwear company has launched an innovation that may inspire a new segment in this key outsourcing industry - ‘fake’ heavy knitwear.



Executive Market Report – 2nd March 2015

By George Huang 02 March 2015 16:24

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


Web Watch

Futures lower ahead of ADP employment, services data

From Reuters - Business News 04 March 2015 14:30

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight decline, after a softer-than-expected report on the labor market and ahead of data on the services...........

New tech can create ‘hinge’ in FRP

From Reinforced Plastics 04 March 2015 14:30

This makes it possible to create new products from one continuous piece of carbon fiber, the company says. By ablating the resin, the reinforcement becomes an integrated hinge within the laminate.  Using a computer guided laser,...........

Myer promotes supply chain chief Umbers to CEO

From Just Style - News 04 March 2015 14:30

Australian department store retailer Myer Holdings has promoted chief information and supply officer Richard Umbers as its new chief executive officer and managing director with immediate effect, following the resignation of...........