• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Schoeller 2017 fabric collection aims to meet current industry demands

    Demand for added functionality to textiles is booming in the industry. It is almost expected by consumers in today’s society, that a shirt will offer comfort ... Read More

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

    Macron develops technical underwear for sport market using Fulgar technology

    Sportswear and performance clothing is one of the fastest growing and most innovative sectors of the technical textiles industry. The US sportswear market was ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    World Textile Summit names first speakers

    The first speakers have been announced for the World Textile Summit, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015 and explore sustainability strategies to Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Shrimp power material is making waves

    As scientists continue to look to nature for material breakthroughs, the most recently identified strength properties can be found in the humble mantis shrimp. ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Global medical nonwoven disposables market tipped for healthy growth

    The global medical nonwoven disposables market is expected to register a consumer annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% during 2015-2020, according to a report ... Read More

Insight

China cotton imports fall further

By George Huang 29 June 2015

According to China Customs, cotton imports during May climbed 1.43% on the prior month, to 163,100 tonnes, the highest level of 2015, which, however, was a plunge of 34.38% y-o-y.

Review: Techtextil 2015

By Fiona Haran
29 June 2015

WTiN reports on this year's Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt, featuring video interviews that cover the latest innovations in technical textiles and nonwovens, strategic partnerships and future development plans.

Schoeller 2017 fabric collection aims to meet current industry demands

By Kamelia Kountcheva 29 June 2015

Demand for added functionality to textiles is booming in the industry. It is almost expected by consumers in today’s society, that a shirt will offer comfort and breathability, that sportswear will reduce drag and offer odour control, or...

Italy textile machinery industry worth £2.3bn in 2014

By Marianne Curtis 29 June 2015

Textile machinery is big business in Italy, with a value of €2.3bn last year and employing 12,000 across 300 companies. Its market share of world exports of textile machinery is about 11% and it is a key supplier along with Germany,...

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News

Italian textile machinery producers exhibit optimism

29 June 2015

Although sales of textiles machinery have fallen in 2013 and in 2014, those gathered at the annual general meeting of the Association of Italian

INDA launches website for IDEA16 nonwovens & fabrics event

29 June 2015

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched a new website for IDEA16, the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and

SEAC restricts using decaBDE as flame retardant in textile

29 June 2015

The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) has agreed to an ECHA proposal to restrict the use of decaBDE as a flame retardant in plastics and

Proyog products to be available on Myntra

29 June 2015

Bengaluru-based yoga wear startup Proyog has announced that it has tied up with online retailer Myntra. Its products will be available across the

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Technical

How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...

Disperse dye inks and their different characteristics

By Rene Wolferink 11 June 2015

Over the past few years an increase in the use of polyester fabric has been evident in the fashion printing market. Polyester, and especially recycled polyester, is labelled as ‘greener’, even compared to cotton. Fibre prices are down as...

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Profiles

Adapting nicely: North America technical textiles profile

By Kitty So 26 June 2015

Always a competitive force in the technical textiles industry, North American companies are remaining buoyant by looking to booming sectors, high performance solutions and cutting down costs for end users.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 29th June 2015

By George Huang 29 June 2015

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

Ceylon Chamber conducts study on ‘global and local apparel sector’

From Sri Lanka Daily News 29 June 2015

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has conducted a statistical analysis on the Global Apparel sector along with a look at Sri Lanka’s Apparel sector’s performance. The study titled ‘Apparel Sector Statistical Analysis 2014,’ compiled...........

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!

From Sri Lanka Daily News 29 June 2015

Beginning with first impressions, no aspect of workplace manners should be overlooked. It all starts with appearance and good grooming. It includes eye contact, a smile, using the customer’s name, a genuine desire to please and a...........

The development project of the Yala National Park

From Sri Lanka Daily News 29 June 2015

The development project of the Yala National Park | Daily News Online : Sri Lanka's National News Skip to main content Tuesday, 30th June...........

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