• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. Read More

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

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • 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

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

    A stellar line-up of top global brands and businesses from across the technical textiles industry have been announced as finalists in the inaugural ITMA Future ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    OUTLOOK focuses on nonwovens industry growth and sustainability

    Opening the 13th edition of OUTLOOK, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA reminded ... Read More


ITMA adds 11th hall for 2015 show due to strong demand

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 12:12

ITMA will be expanding to an additional hall in Fiera Milano Rho in November 2015, with all the current halls fully booked more than one year before the event.

Acetate filament yarn production lacklustre in China

By George Huang 18 October 2014 06:12

According to China National Bureau of statistics, acetate filament yarn output during August fell 3.03% from the previous month, to 31,000 tonnes, which, however, was up 6.67% on the comparable figure of 2013.

Polyester values continue to slump in China

By George Huang 18 October 2014 06:00

Polyester prices tumbled in China this week along with the collapse of the feedstock market.

China acrylic imports plunge again during August

By George Huang 18 October 2014 05:35

According to China Customs, acrylic imports during August amounted to 11,943 tonnes, down 0.62% from the previous month and 36.47% y-o-y.



High rate of poorer quality wools weakens SA wool market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 10:18

Prices declined at this week’s sale, which saw the Cape Wools Merino indicator shed 3.5% to close at R112.88 per kilo clean. This is 1.1% higher compared to the opening sale of this season and 2.9% down compared to the corresponding sale...

NZ wool market corrects sharply due to low export pressure

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 10:03

At Thursday’s North Island wool sale, prices took a sharp correction against previous weeks, as exporters finished buying for Chinese orders. This, combined with a recent quiet period of business and a rise in the New Zealand dollar, has...



US circular knitting design centre in progress

By John McCurry 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.

Firing up an industry

By Dr John Provost 26 September 2014 16:58

Print head development – the key component driving growth in digital textile printing



Contifibre celebrates 20 years of production in France

By Marianne Curtis 15 October 2014 11:45

Contifibre has celebrated 20 years of production in France. At an evening event held recently, 100 representatives of customers from across France and Belgium enjoyed a dinner and catwalk show charting the history of women’s lingerie and...



Wool Market Report - 20th October 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 11:16

A comprehensive weekly round-up and analysis of price developments at the major wool auctions around the world.


Web Watch

Nylon producer NILIT buys Invista's Brazil unit

From Just Style 20 October 2014 12:00

US nylon producer NILIT has acquired Invista's Americana, Brazil manufacturing site, with intent to continue the site's nylon 6.6 operations. The acquisition will complement NILIT's current global nylon 6.6 manufacturing...........

Coats to open zips factory in Ctg

From Financial Express Bangladesh 20 October 2014 12:00

Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is celebrating 25 years in Bangladesh.  This historic milestone is being marked by the announcement of the opening of a new state of the art...........

Adidas shares jump on report of bid for Reebok

From The Hindu Business Line 20 October 2014 11:00

Shares in German sportswear firm Adidas AG jumped on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that an investor group that includes Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the Abu Dhabi government plan a $2.2-billion bid to...........