Words have power. When we use the word "sustainability", we stand by it. Watch this video and understand how Kornit supports a sustainable future in fashion and textile printing. As a water-free printing system with no need for any external pretreatment, steaming and washing, our biodegradable ink and energy saving process makes Kornit the most eco-friendly printing solution.

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India cotton shortage leaves spinners scrambling for imports

By Raghavendra Verma
28 July 2016

A severe cotton shortage in India has led local spinners to scramble for imports, and prompted a government decision to sell its stock only to small-scale spinning mills within the country.

Brexit could make EU impose import duties on British textiles and inputs

By Andrew Burnyeat,Keith Nuthall
28 July 2016

Textile, yarn and fibre manufacturers in Britain face a risk that their exports to the European Union (EU) will attract duties now the UK government has confirmed it will push ahead with leaving the EU, following the Brexit referendum.

A digital textile printing model for Africa

By Tansy Fall
28 July 2016

WTiN catches up with Craig Whyte, CEO of ArtLab, to discuss the business’ growth and the importance of low-cost, high-quality machinery for the region.

Brazil emerges as a promising textile market for Mauritius

By Villen Anganan
28 July 2016

The emergence of Brazil as a major economic power and highly promising market of 200 million inhabitants is luring Mauritian textile producers to move further into Latin America’s largest national market.

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News

Fulgar launches new fibre Q-Nova Melange Recycled

29 July 2016

Italian company Fulgar has launched Q-Nova Melange Recycled, a fibre created by blending Q-Nova, a nylon 6.6 fibre created using regenerated raw materials, with polyester produced entirely from reused plastic bottles. The nylon yarn maker...

PolyOne acquires specialty businesses from Gordon Holdings

29 July 2016

PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialised polymer materials, services, and solutions, has announced the acquisition of two specialty businesses from Gordon Holdings. The acquired businesses design and produce...

Mitsubishi Chemical to offload PTA units in China, India

29 July 2016

Japanese petrochemicals major Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has decided to sell off its Chinese and Indian operations that make a polyester feedstock in light of a persistent glut of the acid, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported. The...

Indians need to feel Indian to market Indian: Sabyasachi

28 July 2016

In a hard-hitting statement against people craving for foreign goods, ace Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has said if Indians paid as much attention to its social and cultural roots rather than just religion, India would be a...

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Technical

Plasma technologies for enhanced performance

By Dr Ian Holme 12 July 2016

Research into atmospheric systems targets continuous open-width treatments.

The power of polymer blends

By T Schlüter, D Gates, G Köppe, G Seide, T Gries, T Krooß & L Van der Schueren 24 June 2016

A report into the applications of innovative textiles and composites made from polymer blends.

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Profiles

Catexel celebrates 10 years of chemical innovation

By Tansy Fall 11 July 2016

Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Catexcel has taken the opportunity to rebrand itself and set out a road map for the company’s future growth.

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Reports

Wool Market Report - 25th July 2016

By Jonathan Dyson 26 July 2016

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

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Web Watch

Solvay Successfully Concludes LIFE+ GLEE Project

From chemeurope.com 29 July 2016

Solvay has announced the successful conclusion of the LIFE+ GLEE project, a highly focused sustainability program the aim of which was to replace organic...........

Kawaii’s Comedown: Japan’s Culture of Cute Sports Up

From Women's Wear Daily 29 July 2016

Kawaii's shift out of the pink is cut with the same sense of sportiness that is pervading the U.S. and European markets — albeit for a different...........

BLACKHAWK! New Apparel Line Available In Stores

From Soldier Systems 29 July 2016

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 28, 2016 –BLACKHAWK!’s new apparel line is now available in stores. The line features 14 new clothing styles and 10 new headwear...........

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