• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

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

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    Impression Technology to expand into roll-to-roll digital textile printing market

    Australia’s Impression Technology – best known for its direct-to-garment printers, sold internationally under the DTG brand – has announced a strategic move ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Freudenberg expands automotive business in China

    Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in Eastern China. Read More

Insight

China textile and apparel exports increase sharply

By George Huang 27 March 2015 15:22

According to China Customs, textile and clothing shipments during February contracted 15.14% from January, but skyrocketed 99.3% on the same month of 2014, to US$ 21.68 billion, indicating the influence of the Spring Festival factor.

Global yarn markets mixed

By George Huang 27 March 2015 14:26

Global yarn markets struggled to establish a clear direction this week again amid the fluctuation of currencies against the US dollar.

Man-made fibre quotations soften in Turkey

By George Huang 27 March 2015 14:13

The dramatic fluctuation of local currency against US dollar dented the confidence of Turkey traders and the news of bankruptcy also sparked panic on market.

World demand for wipes continues

By Sally Priestley 27 March 2015 11:40

Wipes continue to represent a key driving force in the nonwovens hygiene sector, with a new report forecasting the demand for wipes will increase 5.2% annually through to 2018.

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News

New CEO at Saurer

27 March 2015 13:22

Martin Folini is to take over as CEO at Saurer Group from Daniel Lippuner, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. Mr Lippuner will remain on the board until the end of April to facilitate a smooth transition, according to the...

Shima Seiki to Exhibit at FESPA 2015

26 March 2015 17:37

Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG., Ltd., from Wakayama, Japan, together with its European subsidiary Shima Seiki Europe, Ltd. and sales distributor Fenix Digital Group SRL, will participate in FESPA 2015,...

European nonwovens show better growth for 2014

26 March 2015 16:31

Nonwoven production in Europe grew by 4.7% in 2014, according to new statistics from industry association EDANA.

Kelheim to showcase flushable fibres at Shanghai event

26 March 2015 12:38

Kelheim Fibres will demonstrate how its viscose short cut fibres are the perfect raw material for wet wipes that meet flushability guidelines at an upcoming nonwovens symposium in Shanghai.

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Technical

Schlafhorst launches new Autoconer 6

By Marianne Curtis 26 March 2015 08:47

Schlafhorst, part of Saurer Group, has launched a new version of its Autoconer 6 aimed at boosting productivity and energy efficiency in the winding process.

Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

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Profiles

Jeans jump ahead

By John McCurry 26 March 2015 10:54

After nearly 30 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tennessee-based company than ever before.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 23rd March 2015

By George Huang 23 March 2015 16:26

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

Free ‘Manufacturing Your Way’ video series from Make it in Design

From Large Format Review 27 March 2015 17:00

As a designer, manufacturing your own products is a fantastic way to grow your own label, get more visibility and be in control of the quality of products...........

Quicksilver appoints Agnes to CEO role

From Just Style - News 27 March 2015 17:00

Surf-led fashion business Quiksilver has made a number of management appointments, including the promotion of president Pierre Agnes to CEO and the appointment of a new CFO. Agnes, who has been added to the board of directors,...........

Vaucluse's Le Tran pitches for a $20 million sale

From Farm Weekly 27 March 2015 16:30

Dentist and property investor Le Tran only bought his Vaucluse mansion on Hillside Avenue eight months ago for $14 million and is already set to off-load it for a handsome profit given a $20 million asking price. Tran bought...........

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