A viewpoint on both natural and manmade fibres and yarns, as seen through the eyes of manufacturers, growers, processors and spinners, with a mix of technical articles, analysis and product innovation news.
Unrivalled coverage of the manufacture and uses of engineered polymer and fibre ‘non-textile’ products.
By Ahmad Pathoni
By Fiona Haran
By Jessica Owen
Your instant window on the global raw materials prices, trade movements, resources and manufacturing costs that can affect the profitability of your textile products.
Our Insight channels take a look at global textile and apparel industry innovation, businesses, technology and markets, provided by WTiN’s in-house team of journalists. WTiN Insight is set apart from news content as it discerns the importance of changes and developments in the supply chain. Insight doesn’t only tell you ‘what’ has happened, it also covers impact, the bigger picture and the industry’s response to trends, events and more.
Industry insight, market information, and the connections you need to examine and evaluate market trends in the roll-to-roll digital textile printing sector.
By Dr Deya Roy
By Dr Deya Roy
Market and technical intelligence essential to the activewear and athleisure textile and clothing industries.
By Dr Robabeh (Zohreh) Gharaei & Valentina Perzolla
By Dr Robabeh (Zohreh) Gharaei & Valentina Perzolla
In-depth intelligence about textiles used in outdoor sportswear, footwear and equipment, as well as textile applications that require protection from external environments - such as workwear and PPE.
By Dr Valentina Perzolla
In-depth intelligence on the materials, manufacturing technologies and application areas of smart textiles.
By Xenia Mutter
By Anna Borkowicz
Providing investors and decision makers in the textile and apparel value chain with in-depth analysis and insight into the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and smart business models.
By Otis Robinson
By Sophie Darby
By Sophie Darby
Our Intelligence channels offer market intelligence, technical reports and deep-dive analysis of key industry motivators, technologies, materials and impactors. WTiN Intelligence provides detailed analysis of important high-growth areas of the textile and apparel industry. WTiN’s expert team of analysts and network of researchers go beyond the what and the why to look at what might come next, what businesses need to contend with in an evolving global supply chain, and how they can take advantage of the opportunities on the horizon.
Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA) arrives in Asia for the first time in April 2020. Over two days, key players in the industry will gather in Hong Kong to discuss the next wave of opportunities in the global textile and apparel manufacturing community. ITA leaves no stone unturned, from emerging manufacturing technologies, to innovations in materials and digital transformation business strategies being explored.
Future Textile (FT) is focused on innovation in the fast-growing technical textiles sector, from fibre to finished product, covering all the applications and end uses across the world. As global demand for technical textiles rises, high-level executives and product designers increasingly turn to FT for the latest news, product launches, R&D projects, conference reports and market insight.
Nonwovens Report International (NRI) keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments across the nonwovens market. With its team of technical and industry experts, NRI makes use of its close ties with associations, research institutes and market-leading businesses to bring you international reporting that covers areas all over the world.
Previously known as IoTex, the newly relaunched Textile 4.0 journal delivers vital insights into the burgeoning transformation of the textile and apparel value chain. It covers a spectrum of content, from technologies enabling the personalisation trend to supply chain transparency, the latest in fabric gripping robotics, smart clothing and much more.
Industry 4.0 is a concept that has captured the imagination of technology strategists across all sectors of industry and commerce. The ‘fourth industrial evolution’ describes an irresistible trend towards higher levels of automation and data exchange in manufacturing, exploiting opportunities offered by IoT and cloud computing. It foresees the age of the ‘smart factory’, where cyber-physical systems monitor the production process from start to finish and make their own decentralised decisions – communicating with each other and with humans in real time and delivering major efficiencies in the value chain.
The impact of Industry 4.0 in the textile industry will stretch from raw materials down to the ‘smart’ consumer, with high levels of customisation and personalisation in the finished product. The most disruptive of technologies will force businesses and supply chains to reinvent themselves and adopt new models in order to survive.
As a result of this, World Textile Information Network is pleased to announce the launch of two new products and an event focused on this area of innovation in the textile industry: IoTex magazine, WTiN Intelligence: Textile 4.0 channel, and the Textile 4.0 conference.
IoTex magazine will provide readers with an insight into the changing textile value chain and the new systems that are available, from supply chain management to the latest in robotics, monitoring key technical developments across the global economy. Pivotal areas will include: smart product development and virtual prototyping; manufacturing automation and vertical integration; smart control and management systems; robotic factory and warehouse systems; machine intelligence and communication; supply chain surveillance and planning; automatic article identification; virtual colour management and approvals; and consumer facing models for customisation and personalisation.
Whether you are a machinery manufacturer looking to promote your new technology for an Industry 4.0 world, or an apparel retailer looking to upgrade your supply chain, IoTex magazine will have something for you. The first issue of the magazine is to be published on April 3, 2017, and will have bonus distribution at INDEX, in Geneva, from 4-7 April, and then at Techtextil and Texprocess, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from 9-12 May, 2017.
Building on this, the Textile 4.0 channel is a new service from WTiN Intelligence that is intended to help investors and decision makers in technology, manufacturing and retail to understand how the coming industrial evolution may impact the future of their business. It monitors the key technical and business developments across all sectors of the global economy, analysing their impact and interpreting them in the light of their potential for exploitation in the Textile Industry. The channel will take an in depth look at the impact of digitalisation in industries such as consumer electronics, mining and automotive, and will extrapolate the learning experiences for the textile industry.
The need for better collaboration across the industry as this fourth industrial evolution plays out is crucial. As a result, WTiN hosted the first Textile 4.0 Conference in October 2017, at the Novotel in Amsterdam City. The conference brought together key players from the textile, IoT and fashion industries and will looked to start a conversation on the future of the textiles and fashion value chain.
WTiN Managing Director, Mark Jarvis commented: “In my view, the opportunities posed by digitalisation and the developments that are currently underway are the most exciting that have been seen in the textile and apparel manufacturing sector for decades. We are seeing phenomenal interest in our magazine, channel and conference, and this is a sign that the industry wants to make the positive changes that are rapidly becoming available to it. At WTiN, we are committed to providing the textile industry with ways to access information that is relevant to them and that enables them to make informed business decisions. With these three new products – IoTex, Textile 4.0, and the conference – we are looking to bring a new area of development to light and enable business to grow in a digital and connected way.”
For more information on the service, please contact:
+44 (0)113 360 9855
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