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China yarn production surges in March

By George Huang
28 April 2016

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, yarn production in March reached 3.39 million tonnes, up 7.5% annually.

Further action needed to help Pakistan’s textile industry

By Shahid Husain
28 April 2016

Pakistan’s textile sector is struggling as exports are declining, with producers unable to compete with regional countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam, according to Jawed Bilwani, chairman of the Pakistan Apparel Forum.

Nexera launches antimicrobial surgical mask

By Fiona Haran
28 April 2016

A new surgical mask developed by Sciessent and Nexera kills 99.9% of tested bacteria after one hour, and inactivates 99.99% of tested influenza viruses after five minutes of contact.

Industry 4.0, Welspun 2.0

By Adrian Wilson
28 April 2016

Leading textile manufacturers such as Welspun know that automation and continuous improvements are the secrets to success in 2016. Adrian Wilson reports.

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News

Hygiene application breakthrough for BTSR

28 April 2016

BTSR International S.p.A., a company supplying advanced technologies in spandex fibre tension control, will be at next week's IDEA show in Boston to showcase its hygiene application breakthrough.

Marteks gains renewal licence for Rieter’s Com4 yarn

28 April 2016

The Turkish company Marteks Textile has celebrated the renewal of the Com4 yarn licenses from Rieter. With the renewal of the licenses, Marteks has gained the right to continue selling its high-quality yarns under the trademarks Com4 ring...

Teijin to show eco-friendly technologies at IE Expo 2016

28 April 2016

Teijin Group will be exhibiting at IE Expo 2016, a leading environmental trade show in Asia, to be held from May 5-7, in Shanghai, China.The company’s integral solutions for pollution control, such as flue gas pollutant...

India clarifies position on export subsidies on cotton

28 April 2016

The government has clarified India is not a major user of the export subsidies and as per India’s notifications to the WTO, India has not given any export subsidy for cotton between the year 2006-07 and 2009-10.The Nairobi Ministerial...

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Technical

A new candidate for nonwovens?

By Dr Edmund Carus 27 April 2016

Technical editor Dr Edmund Carus looks at a process of producing fibres from milk proteins.

Fragrance finishes by microencapsulation

By Dr Naresh M Saraf and Dr Priti Tayade, of Sarex, India 20 April 2016

Fragrances are now available that can be readily added to textiles to emit a pleasant scent. A rise has been noted in consumer expectations and, to fulfil them, manufacturers need to add something to their products to increase market value.

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Profiles

Flexible medical knits

By Marianne Curtis 14 January 2016

The majority of main textile types are used in medical applications, so what is it that makes knitted textiles suitable for particular products in this field?

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Reports

NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Jonathan Dyson 25 April 2016

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.

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Web Watch

Running fans spark sportswear sales sprint

From China Daily 29 April 2016

Surging enthusiasm for participatory sports such as running continues to fuel demand for sportswear in China, pushing up a healthy annual retail growth figure...........

Depleting stocks push up cotton prices to seasonal high rates | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 29 April 2016

With barely a couple of hundred thousand bales (155 kgs) from the current crop (August 2015 / July 2016) remaining unsold with the ginners, mostly of lower grades, lint prices have risen to seasonal high levels. There are reports...........

Government urged to put fabric import from Dubai on negative list | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 29 April 2016

Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) Central Chairman Muhammad Usman has urged the government to put fabric import from Dubai on negative list, as there are no weaving/knitting factories in Dubai, while the Indian fabric is...........

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