• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

    Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, ... Read More

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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... Read More

  • Fabrics
    Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More

News

Possum fur yarn makes double debut at New Zealand Fashion Week

By Marianne Curtis
28 August 2014 09:53

Designers, Zambesi and Maree MacLean, are featuring Woolyarns NZ luxury possum fur product, Perino in collections for New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

China cotton yarn imports decline

By George Huang 28 August 2014 09:08

According to China Customs, cotton yarn imports during July amounted to 156,000 tonnes, 11.03% higher than the previous month (140, 500 tonnes), the lowest level of the last 17 months. However, the July imports still plummeted 21.3% y-o-y.

AATCC to hold moisture management symposium

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 August 2014 15:50

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), in conjunction with North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles and T-PACC (Textile Protection and Comfort Center), is conducting a symposium entitled ‘Moisture...

China acrylic market gathers momentum

By George Huang 27 August 2014 14:43

Boosted by firmer feedstock values, acrylic quotations in China have risen again since last weekend. The spot rate of key product (1.5 den, 38mm) rallied 250 yuan, or 1.4%, to 18,250 yuan per tonne on August 27, displaying an increase for...

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Analysis

Energy shortages trim Pakistan textiles export growth

By Rahimullah Yusufzai 27 August 2014 15:31

Pakistan’s ministry of textile industry has claimed that textile and clothing exports to the European Union (EU) increased by 18% from January-June 2014 compared to last year following its membership of the revised EU Generalised Scheme of...

Finer wools sell well at UK auction

By Kamelia Kountcheva 26 August 2014 10:13

With the grading season well underway, there was a larger volume of wool on offer. The market opened well with demand spread throughout the room with finer types selling particularly well.

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Technical

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...

Three-layer knitted fabric system

By Ralph Innes 18 August 2014 14:02

Putian Huafeng has applied for a patent for a new system of preparation technology for a warp-knitted elastic jacquard three-layer fabric. The technology comprises three steps. The first involves machinery for warping, at constant speed,...

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Profiles

Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

By Kamelia Kountcheva 12 August 2014 14:45

Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, residences and public buildings. The company has been identified by Oeko-Tex as...

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 26th August 2014

By George Huang 26 August 2014 16:34

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

Indian Terrain to re-launch vintage denims this winter

From Fashion United 28 August 2014 07:00

The CEO of sports lifestyle brand Indian Terrain, Charath Narasimhan feels that there would be an upswing in consumer sentiment, which would lead to a rise in spending and sales in the forthcoming festive season. He is hopeful...........

Less and less petroleum required for plastics production

From chemeurope.com 28 August 2014 06:30

28-08-2014: Bayer MaterialScience’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics is delivering further successes. In laboratory tests, the company has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need...........

Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

From New York Times 28 August 2014 04:00

Continue reading the main story For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel...........

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