Clothing & Footwear

  • 16th September 2014

    VF’s new Vice President to lead Apparel and Footwear Innovation Centres

    Under Dan Cherian’s leadership, the company will assemble teams of chemists, scientists, engineers and designers for the Innovation Centres....

  • 15th September 2014

    Dyneema succeeds in trademark action

    DSM Dyneema argued that the Chyneema name could create confusion with end-users not receiving the quality and performance they have been led to expect. ...

  • 12th September 2014

    PrimaLoft launches technical knits for high output activities

    The technical knits collection features a blend of technical, trilobal polyester fibres and innovative moisture-management technologies to deliver outstanding softness and comfort....

  • 10th September 2014

    Collaboration for development of Russian man made fibres industry

    The Russian textile industry continues to be heavily dependent on China, while among the major problems are still outdated production and lower operating performance, Eugene Gerden reports....

  • 10th September 2014

    PrimaLoft next generation apparel insulation now available

    A global first, next generation of insulation combines benefits of down and synthetics for optimal warmth and dryness....

  • 9th September 2014

    VDMA Textile Machinery Association honours graduate engineers

    In his celebratory speech Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Lindauer DORNIER Board of Management, characterised the textile machinery industry as real high-tech incubator....

  • 4th September 2014

    Ohmatex appoints Klaus Ostergaard as new CEO

    With a significant growth in textile integrated wearables in 2014, Ohmatex believes it is the right time for the company to grow its capacity....

  • 3rd September 2014

    SSM Giudici gets large machine order from polyamide yarn manufacturer

    The machines will be supplied in five stages and by the end of 2016 all 23 machines will be in full operation....

  • 2nd September 2014

    Aerotherm Aerogel Insulation Brings Space Technology to Everyday Life

    USA based Aerogel technologies Inc. is using technology developed for NASA in its Aerotherm aerogel insulation products for apparel and footwear....

  • 2nd September 2014

    Scott wins 2014 Eurobike Award with ceramic print by Schoeller

    The technology and the knit impressed the international jury of experts at the Eurobike trade fair in Friedrichshafen. ...

  • 2nd September 2014

    Teijin to exhibit carbon and aramid fibre solutions at China Composites Expo

    The companies will showcase innovative applications for carbon and aramid fibre reinforced composites developed by the Teijin group....

  • 1st September 2014

    Elliotts presents new Mec-Flex Gloves range for workplace safety

    The new range features 12 task specific models, which cater for simple handyman tasks right through to high impact mining, oil and gas duties....

  • 29th August 2014

    Genomatica named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

    Genomatica was recognised for its biotechnology-based manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world's most widely-used chemicals a ‘better way’....

  • 29th August 2014

    Stahl completes EVO PU coating range for more sustainable coated fabrics

    Stahl's EVO building blocks are said to enable manufacturers to produce coated fabrics in a more sustainable way....

  • 29th August 2014

    Shenghong Group receives STeP certificate for sustainable textile production

    Shenghong Group hopes to inspire more companies in the regional and national textile industry to follow its lead....

  • 29th August 2014

    James Heal Impulse conforms to new ISO 12945-3 standard

    The new ISO 12945-3 is based on the French standard NF G 07-121: 1987 and has been adopted by CEN as EN ISO 12945-3....

  • 28th August 2014

    New arrivals at the MTEX UK Digital Textile Printing Demo Centre

    The new arrivals to the MTEX demonstration centre will be followed by two more printers for fashion fabrics later in the year, the company reports....

  • 27th August 2014

    Oeko-Tex showcases MySTeP for sustainably managed textile supply chains

    MySTeP complements the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification, a comprehensive certification programme for brands, retailers, and manufacturers....

  • 27th August 2014

    Xennia appoints John Anderson as Managing Director

    John Anderson has previously led companies as diverse as New Stores Europe, Kessler International, 600 Group and Airsprung Group. ...

  • 27th August 2014

    Largest ever Cinte Techtextil China to take place next month

    Asia’s leading biennial technical textiles trade fair has has become 45% larger than the previous show in 2012 and the largest event in its history....

  • 22nd August 2014

    Lenzing reports ongoing difficult market situation in the first half of 2014

    The cost reduction programme was only able to partially offset the decline in sales and earnings in the first six months of 2014....

  • 21st August 2014

    Chinese functional fibres in adidas CLEANCOOL

    The new label shows that the domestic fibre raw material brand was for the first time recognised by the international brand....

  • 21st August 2014

    Digital technology driving textile printing industry

    ITMA 2015 will feature a dedicated chapter on textile printing technology. Strong support has been received from ESMA, which is looking forward to showcasing its latest innovations at ITMA 2015....

  • 20th August 2014

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is set for strong growth

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is growing at an annual rate of 25%, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Opportunities and applications for digital textile printing....

  • 20th August 2014

    Techtextil 2015 heading for new exhibition-space records

    The number of registrations is expected to have a positive impact on the new hall exhibiting functional apparel textiles....

  • 18th August 2014

    Textile Technology Center receives $150,000 from state

    Textile industry leaders state the need for a more skilled workforce, while young people often try to steer clear of textile jobs....

  • 18th August 2014

    North Carolina’s College of Textiles awarded first Wal-Mart grant

    The grant recipients were selected for their ability to address two key areas that currently present barriers to increased domestic manufacturing....

  • 18th August 2014

    TIWC 2014 announces keynote speakers

    The conference, hosted by Wuhan Textile University, will feature key speeches from seven recognised industry leaders....

  • 15th August 2014

    K-Sorb to be introduced to Asian market at CINTE Techtextil

    K-Sorb contains the company’s Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) and is said to provide unparalleled levels of absorption and retention of sweat....

  • 15th August 2014

    Quiksilver launches expanded Repreve product line

    The new product line is the perfect fit for Repreve’s #TurnItGreen initiative, which raises awareness about the importance of recycling....

  • 15th August 2014

    Elliotts G-Flex Gloves get hand protection certification

    According to Elliotts, it is the manufacturer first in the world to certify these types of gloves to Australian/New Zealand standards....

  • 14th August 2014

    China’s D&Y Group gets acceptance on new textile technologies

    Both projects, aimed to fill the existing gaps in the market, have been accomplished by DAIYIN Textile and Garment Group Shandong....

  • 14th August 2014

    Getting the pressure right with the Hohenstein Institute

    The Institute will be introducing its testing and quality control of compression hosiery during the webinar set to take place in November....

  • 14th August 2014

    Icebreaker Merino reveals new collection for travel, sports and outdoor

    The highlights of the latest collection feature Icebreaker Cool-Lite fabric for the new Sphere range for travel and lifestyle....

  • 13th August 2014

    Outdoor Industry Maintains Its Cool

    Debra Cobb explores a number of challenges posed by a wide range of market disruptions and shifts in consumer preferences faced by the outdoor industry...

  • 13th August 2014

    Finns say recycled fibres can make better fabrics

    Fabric better than the original can be obtained by using solvents to break down worn out textiles, the VTT reports....

  • 6th August 2014

    Biobased nylon intermediates become focus of Genomatica’s development programme

    Genomatica is focused on developing biobased processes that deliver the exact same chemicals as those made with petroleum-based feedstocks....

  • 6th August 2014

    Dyneema to be used by South Korean army for Body Armour Program

    This multi-year programme will see the Republic of Korea Army equipped with armour that incorporates Dyneema fibre....

  • 5th August 2014

    Total cover for Guanghzhou

    Around 40,000 tons of warp knitted fabrics are now produced annually for large scale advertising billboards and hoardings. Read more about the findings that were presented by VDMA Textile Machinery Association at the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition......

  • 4th August 2014

    Italian textile machinery orders on the rise for Q2

    This growth in orders came entirely from the foreign markets, according to the Association’s President Raffaella Carabelli....

  • 1st August 2014

    All international market leaders on board at Texprocess

    The next Texprocess will be distinguished by Source it platform, which puts the spotlight on manufacturers of apparel and fashions....

  • 1st August 2014

    Positive industry forecast at Asia Outdoor 2014

    According to the latest market report, sales of China’s core outdoor brands rose by 16.2% in 2013....

  • 31st July 2014

    Toyota Tsusho to launch PFC free membranes with DSM technology

    The new membranes are said to contain no PFCs, and are 100% recyclable, waterproof and highly breathable....

  • 31st July 2014

    Successful start-up for jumbo Tencel production plant

    A new Tencel facility is decisive to ensure the long-term viability of fibre production at the Lenzing site, said the company’s COO....

  • 30th July 2014

    Bulwark’s FR fabric named as one of the top 100 high-technology products

    The game-changing chemistry used in the product enables polyester to enter the protective apparel fold unlike ever before....

  • 30th July 2014

    Teijin presents performance polyester fabrics at Outdoor Retailer

    The company will showcase its advanced hybrid products, including the new DELTA 2000 fabric for high performance sportswear. ...

  • 30th July 2014

    James Heal reveals new Martindale tester at ITMA ASIA + CITME

    The instrument allows easy access to every station from the front which reduces time to load and unload, the company reports....

  • 29th July 2014

    New programme for Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo

    On the show floor attendees can discover the world of extreme sports and the specialty as well as technical textiles. ...

  • 28th July 2014

    Registration opens for sports textiles platform at ISPO Munich

    For designers and product managers, ISPO Textrends delivers a reliable overview of the most powerful innovations....

  • 28th July 2014

    New Xennia range for digital polyester fabric printing

    New Xennia Corundum range of digital textile inkjet inks offers unsurpassed colour vibrancy and industrial reliability, according to the manufacturer....

  • 24th July 2014

    Textiles Intelligence strengthens editorial team for continued growth

    The recruitment of Kate Lloyd will help to develop the in-house editorial team at Textiles Intelligence, led by Robin....

  • 24th July 2014

    Opportunities for Italian machinery in Uzbekistan

    Many of the current projects in Uzbekistan require technologically advanced machinery, explained Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT....

  • 24th July 2014

    Summit will explore business benefits of an effective sustainability strategy in textiles and clothing

    Leading textile machinery companies have confirmed their sponsorship of the event that sets out to deliver an inspirational, forward-looking agenda. ...

  • 22nd July 2014

    Flat knitted technical textiles showcase for Stoll

    Flat knitting machine builder Stoll says its 'Technical Textiles' pave the way for greater sustainability with its research and development assignments...

  • 18th July 2014

    T-shirt for health and sports sectors premieres at Wearable Technologies

    The shirt is said to help athletes to plan their training sessions and can also be used by people suffering from stress symptoms....

  • 18th July 2014

    IDTechEx launches Wearable Technology LIVE! event

    The event has a two day programme consisting of over 50 speakers that cover the end user view from a variety of sectors....

  • 18th July 2014

    Sonobond announces trademark registration approval

    The result of the new machine line is ultra-reliable seams achieved up to four times faster than with conventional sewing machines....

  • 17th July 2014

    Industry reports positive growth as Outdoor showcases latest developments

    OutDoor decides to remain for trade visitors only, as the latest research shows that the outdoor sector continues to grow in Europe....

  • 17th July 2014

    Sensing Tex named as one of Catalonia’s most promising companies

    Catalonia based technology company has been chosen as one of the best 21 companies in the region to invest....

  • 17th July 2014

    Archroma publishes ZDHC MRSL compliant list

    The list is said to be the most comprehensive that is available to textile manufacturers, brands and retailers on the market at the moment. ...

  • 14th July 2014

    Oeko-Tex launches MySTeP sustainability management tool at Texworld USA

    The new database facilitates private, transparent communication between customers and suppliers, according to Dr Haug, General Secretary of the International Oeko-Tex Association....

  • 14th July 2014

    Technical Absorbents launches K-Sorb at Emergency Services Show

    The composite structure of the K-Sorb material allows sweat to rapidly be absorbed from the body, providing a dry, comfortable feeling....

  • 11th July 2014

    Checking product authenticity with Identity by HeiQ

    The Identity technology that makes it possible to track every part of the garment will be presented at the upcoming OutDoor Friedrichshafen....

  • 10th July 2014

    Huntsman takes sustainability action to see a better world

    Huntsman's approach to sustainability is grounded in the belief that individual actions have the power to make extraordinary changes, the company’s President reports....

  • 10th July 2014

    Change of date for ITM 2016 exhibition

    The leading textile exhibition had to be moved following the demand from participating brands and exhibitors....

  • 9th July 2014

    Invista announces new Lycra brand strategy

    The new Invista’s brand architecture has been shaped by consumers as well as global qualitative and quantitative research, in order to connect better with its customers....

  • 8th July 2014

    Hyosung introduces new elastane at Paris Mode City Interfilière

    The new eco friendly product will allow mills to dye and finish more effectively, according to a leading elastane producer Hyosung....

  • 4th July 2014

    Textile Terms and Definitions goes digital

    The current online version of the definitive collection of all industry terms includes around 4,000 terms. ...

  • 2nd July 2014

    Winners selected for Outdoor Industry Award

    A mammoth task faced the expert panel as the selection process began for the OutDoor Industry Awards a few days ago....

  • 1st July 2014

    Huntsman extends its range to deliver brighter shades

    The new dyes developed by Huntsman Textile Effects to deliver bright fashion shades are expected to help textile mills meet rising demand for cost effective PA fabrics. ...

  • 1st July 2014

    Brands featuring ecorepel finish to exhibit at OutDoor 2014

    ‘PFC-free’ is trending, according to Schoeller, which believes its ecorepel water repellent finish is the perfect combination of function and sustainability. ...

  • 30th June 2014

    Sympatex eco-friendly solutions at OutDoor 2014

    Sustainability and comfort are the main characteristics of the new product range that Sympatex Technologies will be showcasing in Friedrichshafen next month....

  • 30th June 2014

    Successful ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

    Around 100,000 visitors from 102 countries came to Shanghai to attend what appears to be the largest combined show for textile and textile machinery....

  • 30th June 2014

    After the horse has bolted...

    Adrian Wilson reports from Shanghai and finds out why the number of European textile machinery manufacturers at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 has shrunk. ...

  • 25th June 2014

    Lenzing listed in Austrian sustainability index

    Receiving a good rating eighth year in a row, the leading producer of Tencel fibres joins the list amongst 21 other Austrian companies....

  • 25th June 2014

    Schoeller presents Summer 2016 fabric collection

    Exciting denim looks, water repellent and wool blend fabrics – Schoeller presents its latest stretch fabric Summer 2016 collection. ...

  • 24th June 2014

    CEMATEX launches ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

    ITMA is returning to Milan after 20 years with a new award programme, offering more than a showcase of the latest technology....

  • 24th June 2014

    Reduced textile friction with GLIDER treatment

    HeiQ believes it found the solution to fight friction, as it presents its new GLIDER treatment at OutDoor Friedrichshafen next month....

  • 23rd June 2014

    Aquafil wins 'best fibre' industry award

    The Aquafil’s pride, ECONYL fibre is 50% made from post-consumer waste, and the company aims to take it even further....

  • 19th June 2014

    Sustainable Italian technology on display in Shanghai

    ACIMIT, the Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is demonstrating the expertise of its members in sustainable textile production, with the latest innovations on display in Shanghai. The specially designed project aims to provide the industry with so...

  • 18th June 2014

    Teijin develops advanced fabric for high comfort and performance

    DELTA 2000 is the latest addition to Teijin Frontier’s DELTA series of precisely balanced high performance materials suited for sports. The company now expects to develop new applications for this high density fabric....

  • 16th June 2014

    Americhem showcases solution dye technology at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    Americhem, a leading provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, is displaying its solution-dyed products in three key categories – awnings and outdoor fabrics, automotive fabrics and high-performance apparel – at the internation...

  • 12th June 2014

    Outlast expands into new spheres

    Outlast technology, originally developed for NASA to protect astronauts from temperature fluctuations in space, now will be utilised in a new blend from PCM viscose fibres and polyester fibre balls for use in apparel. ...

  • 11th June 2014

    Textile chemistry and sustainability specialist joins Hohenstein Institute America

    A strong background in textile chemistry and textile sustainability are main advantages of the Hohenstein Institute America new Customer Relations and Technical Specialist, according to the Institute’s Managing Director, Dr Sam Moore. ...

  • 6th June 2014

    Repreve Recycling Center expands due to new customer adoptions

    Recycling capacity at the Unifi’s Repreve Recycling Center will increase by more than 70%, bringing the total investment to $15 million. This will be driven by demand from new customer adoptions with companies such as Ford, The North Face, Nike, Volcom and...

  • 2nd June 2014

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2014 set record attendance

    More than 9,000 visitors came to a dynamic synergy created by the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and second Texprocess Americas co-located with JEC Americas that took place in Atlanta last month. The three in one event hosted 759 exhibiting bran...

  • 2nd June 2014

    China’s clothing retail market is set to soar as the government acts to offset falling export growth

    The competitiveness of the Chinese clothing industry is set to weaken over the next few years as costs rise. As a result, export growth could falter, according to according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – ...

  • 28th May 2014

    Swiss textiles go to space

    Dr Gerst is setting off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, for the six-month long mission at the International Space Station (ISS). He will be responsible for a series of clothing physiology experiments that are expected to shed new light on the inte...

  • 23rd May 2014

    15 Days Left to Enter the IFF Innovation Award

    There are only 15 days left to enter the IFF Innovation Award. Find out the prize money and prestige the award offers and check out the variuos categories covered. ...

  • 22nd May 2014

    Something for Everyone at Techtextil North America

    According to US textiles industry veteran and Innovation in Textiles correspondent Bill Smith there was something for everyone at last week’s Techtextil North America in Atlanta, GA - and in fact, he says, it was the best edition of the show since it began i...

  • 21st May 2014

    Techtextil NA & JEC Americas 2015 to co-locate in Houston

    The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America, the premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens is to co-locate with JEC Americas and the move to Houston, TX, in 2015. But why Texas?...

  • 20th May 2014

    American Ingenuity Sparkles at Techtextil/Texprocess NA

    Debra Cobb visits Techtextil NA and Texprocess Americas in Atlanta and finds out how important Made in America is in technical textiles....

  • 19th May 2014

    Oeko-Tex trains more auditors for STeP certification

    Since STeP certification for Sustainable Textile Production was introduced in June 2013, the International Oeko-Tex Association has trained a total of 57 auditors in Europe and Asia. During this time and in addition to eight pilot projects at various stages,...

  • 19th May 2014

    Monitoring azo colourants in Australian textiles

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently started monitoring the market for the presence of azo colourants in textiles , in spite of the fact there are presently no defined legal requirements and laws in Australia for products whic...

  • 19th May 2014

    Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

    The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. In recent years, as part of research p...

  • 15th May 2014

    Energy efficiency focus for German technology at ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2014

    Efficient textile production in terms of energy and resources will be the main topic of German exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014, which will be held from 16-20 June in Shanghai. Volatile prices and sporadic shortages of energy as well as commodities and s...

  • 14th May 2014

    High performance sportswear range from X-BIONIC for Lamborghini

    Automobili Lamborghini and X-BIONIC, the innovation leader in high-performance sportswear, are joining forces in their first innovative brand experience: High-performance Wear from X-BIONIC for Automobili Lamborghini, developed and produced by X-BIONIC. This...

  • 13th May 2014

    Kornit Digital to launch new six-colour printer at CITPE show

    Kornit Digital, a leader in direct-to-garment (DTG) and digital roll-to-roll textile printing solutions, will launch the Avalanche Hexa direct-to-garment printer in Asia at the CITPE show, which will be taking place from 20-22 May 2014 at the Nan Fung Internat...

  • 12th May 2014

    New absorber systems for mechanically and visually perfect seams

    As part of the research project Absorber systems for the laser welding of textiles, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and the DWI Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials have developed new absorber systems for laser welding technical textiles in the ...

  • 12th May 2014

    Milliken strengthens its FR fabrics portfolio by acquiring Westex

    Milliken & Company has acquired Westex, strengthening Milliken’s commitment to providing superior flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for protective clothing. “We look forward to welcoming the Westex team to Milliken & Company,” said Jeff Price, President, Spe...

  • 9th May 2014

    Toray reports growing revenues for fiscal year 2013

    Toray Industries, a multination technology and chemistry corporation, has reported US 17,860 million consolidated net income for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, a 15.4% increase compared to the previous year. Operating income has increased by 26.1% to US ...

  • 9th May 2014

    Performance Days completely sold out

    The 12th edition of the leading functional fabrics and materials trade show, Performance Days, that is scheduled to take place from 13-14 May in Munich includes many new highlights, according to organisers. Five completely sold out exhibit halls wait for thei...

  • 8th May 2014

    Nike reduces environmental impact while continuing to grow

    Nike, a leading designer of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, has released its FY12-13 Sustainable Business Performance Summary, providing an update on performance against current busines...

  • 7th May 2014

    Lycra bio-derived spandex introduced

    Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, and owner of the Lycra brand, has introduced the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. Arnau...

  • 2nd May 2014

    Invista to support first Kingpins denim show in Europe

    Invista, a leading producer of polymer and fibres, will co-sponsor the upcoming Kingpins show that will be taking place in Amsterdam from 7-8 May, where the company will be exhibiting under the motto Comfort at any Degree. Focused exclusively on denim, the sh...

  • 2nd May 2014

    Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas hit record exhibitor numbers

    The eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and 2nd edition of Texprocess Americas along with JEC Americas will take place from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, for suppliers and end-product manufacturers to showcase the enti...

  • 1st May 2014

    The Smart Fabrics Conference: Much More Than Textiles

    Over the past ten years, the development of products which combine technology with wearables has evolved from academic research and early start-ups to brand roll-outs and a fully-developed supply chain that encompasses sensors, electronics, platforms, and apps...

  • 1st May 2014

    New vapour permeability testing methods for breathable fabrics

    Versaperm, a leading manufacturer of testing equipment, has introduced two ranges of textile permeability testers for measuring the weather and water-proof breathability (vapour permeability) of new and improved textiles. The company’s development is a resp...

  • 28th April 2014

    Sioen Industries reports economic recovery for Q1 2014

    The Sioen Industries Group has reported growth for the first quarter of 2014, with net sales from continuing activities reaching EUR 81.5 million compared to EUR 77.5 million for the same period last year, resulting in a sales increase of 5.2 %. According to ...

  • 28th April 2014

    Cathay starts production of renewable polymer for textile applications

    Cathay Industrial Biotech, a leader in industrial biotechnology, will start a commercial production of Terryl, a renewable polymer for textiles and polyamide 56 (PA56) for engineering polymer applications in its larger multi-thousand metric ton facility in the...

  • 23rd April 2014

    French textile machinery at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014

    The UCMTF, French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is ready to showcase its offer at the ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014 exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June in Shanghai. France is the 6th textile machinery exporter worldwide with an annual...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Turkey sets dates for ITM 2016

    ITM Texpo Eurasia, an International Textile Machinery Exhibition, will be held from 1-4 September 2016 at the Beylikdüzü Tüyap Convention and Congress Center. Pre-registrations for the anticipated event will start on 1 May. Uniting hundreds of domestic and...

  • 23rd April 2014

    DyStar showcasing Jettex at 2014 FESPA

    DyStar will showcase its extensive offer of high quality, high performance Jettex digital printing inks, ranging from reactive, acid to disperse inks, at FESPA Munich 2014 trade fair that will take place from 20 -23 May 2014. A leading provider of dyes, chemi...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Supply Chain USA Pavilion at Texprocess Americas increased by 50%

    The SEAMS Association will once again organise the Supply Chain USA Pavilion at the Texprocess Americas trade fair that is co-located with Techtextil North America and will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dedicated to promoting so...

  • 18th April 2014

    Spacetex project prepares for lift-off

    On 28 May 2014, the German ESA astronaut Dr Alexander Gerst will take off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). During the six-month Blue Dot mission, Dr Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 diffe...

  • 16th April 2014

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb joins SAC

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility, by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the company believes. Freudenberg Far Easter...

  • 15th April 2014

    Champion to showcase latest threads and yarns at Texprocess Americas

    Champion Thread, a leading producer and supplier of industrial sewing threads, yarns, narrow fabrics, and product identification solutions, will be showcasing its products at the Texprocess Americas 2014 trade fair that will be held from 13-15 May in Atlanta, ...

  • 14th April 2014

    The Wearable Technology Show – London

    What’s the collective noun for a group of Futurists? A “ponder” perhaps? I’ve never knowingly met one before but there were a whole bunch at London’s wearable technology show, which took place at Olympia last month. Inevitably, there were also quite...

  • 9th April 2014

    Despite 2013 numbers, CRAiLAR makes progress towards profitability

    Since its 1998 Canadian origin as a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced clothing, CRAiLAR Technologies has focused on the development of a revolutionary, sustainable natural textile fibre. CRAiLAR’s technology is an enzymatic proc...

  • 8th April 2014

    Lenzing appoints new CFO

    The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than ...

  • 8th April 2014

    BMSvision monitoring systems at ITMA Asia 2014

    BMSvision will exhibit the latest version of its Manufacturung Execution Systems (MES) for weaving, knitting, tufting and spinning, at ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place in Shanghai from16-20 June. All of these systems include software modules for real ...

  • 7th April 2014

    Anti-ageing fibre in Yaluronica cosmetotextile line

    Meryl Hyaluronan, the anti-ageing fibre produced by Nylstar, has been selected as the fibre to develop GT Calze’s new and exclusive Yaluronica cosmeto-textile product line. The new product line was showcased during Cosmoprof Bologna 2014, which took place ...

  • 7th April 2014

    RadiciGroup staple fibre portfolio at Index 2014

    RadiciGroup will exhibit its product lines – Dylar polypropylene spunbond nonwoven specialties and Dorix, and Radilon Staple Fibre staple products – at the Index 2014 international nonwovens exhibition that will be held from 8 to 11 April in Geneva, Switze...

  • 4th April 2014

    Craft introduces eVent waterproof fabrics for cycling line

    Craft has introduced eVent fabrics in its Tech Rain Jacket for cycling enthusiasts for Spring 2014 season, adding to eVent’s family of sporting goods brands that use the original air permeable and waterproof technology. Mattias Carlsson, Craft’s Product ...

  • 31st March 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Texprocess Americas 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at Texprocess Americas trade show for innovations in clothing manufacturing industry and textile processing, which takes place in Atlan...

  • 31st March 2014

    European nonwovens production exceeds two million tonnes

    EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed its preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. The release offers a comprehensive picture of the Nonwovens industry in Greater Europe, information which off...

  • 28th March 2014

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapons against infection . ...

  • 27th March 2014

    Date change for ISPO Beijing

    Messe München International is moving ISPO Beijing to a time slot one month earlier than usual in 2015. This one-time change had to be made because of the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated during the usual date range for ISPO Beijing. Asia’s most powe...

  • 27th March 2014

    TenCate Millenia fabrics selected by Dutch fire brigade

    The Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade has opted for TenCate high-tech fabrics in their turnout gear. The protective materials from TenCate will be used in 800 new fire-fighting suits that will be supplied in partnership with the LHD Group in Germany. T...

  • 26th March 2014

    Greater focus on clothing industry at Texprocess 2015

    The international textile and clothing industry will be presenting itself for the third time at Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, that will be taking place from 4-7 May 2015 in Frankfurt. “Thanks...

  • 21st March 2014

    AATCC focuses on filtration and UV protective clothing

    ATCC, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists, will be focusing on two main topics – filtration and UV protective clothing – during its April series of webinars. ...

  • 20th March 2014

    Second edition of ACIMIT Green Guide published

    The new edition of the ACIMIT Green Guide has been available since early March. It provides a summary of the actions taken by Italian textile machinery firms in the field of sustainability, in terms of savings in resources used during the textile production pr...

  • 20th March 2014

    Climachill: Apparel that lowers body temperature

    Adidas has launched a new cooling apparel technology called Climachill which incorporates an innovative knitted fabric with titanium and industry first 3D aluminium cooling sheres. The technology is said to provide an instant chilling sensation to help athlet...

  • 20th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert felting solutions at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair that is due to be held in Shanghai, China, from 16-20 June. In the centre of Groz-Beckert’s show pr...

  • 19th March 2014

    Special textiles may offer protection from harmful UV radiation

    About two and a half million people in Germany regularly work for eight hours or more in the sun, the Hohenstein Institute reports. Their risk of developing skin cancer is twice as high as that of those employees who do not work outdoors. Only a very few of ...

  • 19th March 2014

    FabricLink Network announces the 2014 Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards

    The 2014 winners for the FabricLink Network's Top 10 Innovation Awards include CRAiLAR , Edema Stocking, ELUTE, EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper, Geckskin, GeoDetect , Mushroom Materials, PurThread, and QMilk, and RamTect. Kathlyn Swantko, President of the FabricLin...

  • 18th March 2014

    White Paper: Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014

    Danish smart textiles consultancy Ohmatex ApS, has published its latest White Paper – Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014 - just in time for The Wearable Technology Show which takes place in London today and tomorrow. The eleven page document, which...

  • 17th March 2014

    Hunter Sportswear introduces class 5 safety gloves for ice-skaters

    The leading skate-wear manufacturer Hunter Sportswear will launch its latest innovation, a safety glove for ice-skaters with the highest class 5 cut resistance, at SPOVAK that will be held from 16-17 March 2014 in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The glove re...

  • 15th March 2014

    ITMA ASIA + CITME sold out spaces ahead of event

    The fourth combined ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre is gearing up for another mega showcase. The show will take 15% larger space than during the last edition in 2012. To...

  • 14th March 2014

    ‘Spacetex’ project takes functional textiles into outer space

    On 28 May 2014, the six-month Blue Dot space mission lifts off. A German astronaut from ESA will be among those on board the International Space Station ISS, who will be carrying out about 40 experiments. These will include the Specatex project, the first clo...

  • 14th March 2014

    SPESA VIP event to welcome sewn products and textile industries to Atlanta

    The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) will host the third biennial edition of its SPESA VIP Networking Event on 13 May 2014 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia. Held in conjunction with the co-located Texprocess Americas, Tec...

  • 14th March 2014

    CEMATEX provides grant to institutes participating at ITMA 2015

    The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, CEMATEX, has announced that it will provide a grant to all participants of the Research and Education Pavilion at ITMA 2015 that will take place from 12-19 November in Milan, Italy. Charles Beauduin...

  • 13th March 2014

    Archroma solutions for China sportswear market

    Archroma, a leader in specialty chemicals, will participate in the upcoming China Outdoor Sports Industry Summit 2014 that will take place from 12-14 March at the Crowne Plaza Century Park Hotel, Shanghai, China....

  • 10th March 2014

    TenCate supplies protective fabric for Dutch military mission in Mali

    TenCate Protective Fabrics supplies the protective fabric TenCate Defender M for the uniforms of the special units of the Dutch army on its mission in Mali. The new Multicam combat clothing is fit for military operations under extreme conditions. The uniform...

  • 9th March 2014

    Nike launches Magista football boot with Flyknit technology

    Nike has launched a brand new Magista football boot based on its revolutionary Flyknit technology. Nike Flyknit technology first appeared in running shoes for the London Olympics but this is the first time it has been used in football (soccer) boots. The boot ...

  • 26th February 2014

    Nobody saw it coming, let alone in 3D...

    There’s a wealth of know-how in fibres and yarns for technical textiles behind the small Dutch company Applied Polymer Innovations BV (API). Based in Emmen, it has brought together around 20 of the key specialists who have previously worked at now-vanished ...

  • 25th February 2014

    Elegance with YKK and Alcantara

    A designer of fastening solutions YKK is showcasing its new collections at the Spring/Summer 2015 session of Modamont international trade fair that takes place from 18-20 February in Paris. Due to hit the stores in summer 2015, YKK has come up with a new twis...

  • 25th February 2014

    Exports continue to drive Italian textile machinery

    Orders for textile machinery rose during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to figures provided by the economics department at ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers. The development shows a 5% increase compared to the previous ...

  • 21st February 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Exintex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at Exintex 2014 exhibition that takes place from 11-14 March 2014 in Puebla, Mexico, where a broad spectrum of new products from the textile, apparel and thread industry will be on displ...

  • 20th February 2014

    A textile renaissance in the US?

    On Tuesday, Japan’s Toray Industries announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the US textiles industry and the ‘Made in Amer...

  • 19th February 2014

    Tracking down comfort with ‘Sherlock’

    A new sweating thermal articulated manikin, built to look like a 175 cm tall man and with fully jointed limbs, has been named ‘Sherlock’ by customers and employees of the Hohenstein Institute. The latest piece of test equipment in the Clothing Physiology...

  • 14th February 2014

    Keynote speakers at Wearable Technology Show

    The leading conference and event for the latest innovations in wearable technology, the Wearable Technology Show, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers. Comprised of some of the biggest names in the wearable space, these exclusive keynotes lead an arr...

  • 14th February 2014

    Albany International expects sales growth in 2014

    Albany International, an advanced textiles and materials processing company with core businesses in machine clothing and engineered composites, has reported $8.7 million income for the fourth quarter 2013. These results were increased by a net reduction in r...

  • 11th February 2014

    South Africa’s textile and clothing industry has benefited the least from growth in the clothing retail sector

    Retail demand for clothing in South Africa has expanded significantly since the world recession, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in South Africa. ...

  • 11th February 2014

    Follow the paw print...

    It sometimes seems as if every second person in Germany owns a Jack Wolfskin jacket, with its familiar paw logo. The brand – which employs 700 people in Germany and had 2013 turnover of €324 million – is tremendously popular in the country due to the qua...

  • 7th February 2014

    Auburn Manufacturing creates certification for 100% Made in the USA products

    Textile manufacturer Auburn Manufacturing has created its own ‘Country of Origin’ certificate in response to rising US Government and private industry requirements for proof that its textile products are made in America. The AMI certificate attests that ...

  • 6th February 2014

    Hybrid Technologies Update Outdoor Product at OR Winter Market

    A perfect storm of overlapping trade show schedules and an east coast blizzard reduced attendance at the Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market 2014, held January 22 to 25 in Salt Lake City. Although the halls of the Salt Palace seemed quieter than usual, there wa...

  • 6th February 2014

    Textile industry comes back to life, especially in South

    Decades after many people thought the US textile industry was dead, the industry generated $54 billion in shipments in 2012 and employed about 233,000 people. Business is on the upswing as Southern states, in particular, woo textile companies with tax breaks,...

  • 3rd February 2014

    Smart textiles industry trends and market segment forecasts to 2020

    Miniaturisation of electronic components and the use of conductive materials and other structures have enabled the development of smart textiles. Growing demand for connectivity and enhancement in wireless technologies is expected to further market growth ov...

  • 31st January 2014

    Japanese smart clothing that monitors your heart-rate

    Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects and have now announced one called Hitoe, which means ‘one layer’ in Japanese. It is a cloth that contains Toray's nanofibres that are coated in a transmit...

  • 30th January 2014

    Recycled fibres and yarns at ITMA 2015

    The chapter on fibres and yarns is expected to grow at ITMA 2015, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition that will take place from 12- 19 November 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. As the textile and garment industry moves towards ...

  • 30th January 2014

    Outlast selected as top innovation for F/W 2015-16

    A climate controlling Outlast polyester phase change material (PCM) has been awarded as top innovation for the season Fall/Winter 2015-2016. It has been elected by an international Jury at ISPO Textrends 2014 as TOP 10 Winner for the category ’Second layer...

  • 30th January 2014

    Success at ISPO Munich 2014

    More than 80,000 visitors from 110 countries came to ISPO Munich that took place from 26-29 January. This year, the trade show experienced a strong increase of visitors from other nations, such as the USA and Russia. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Managemen...

  • 30th January 2014

    Harmful substances in children's clothing

    Oeko-Tex Association has stated that children's clothing that meets the strict requirements of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 does not pose any health risks for consumers, following a study published by the environmental organisation Greenpeace. In its paper entitled ...

  • 28th January 2014

    OutDoor 2014 bolsters its top position

    Despite various challenges facing international outdoor markets, Messe Friedrichshafen is upbeat about OutDoor 2014. Early this year, exhibition space bookings were encouraging, indicating brisk business on the 85,000-square-metre site as a whole. From 10-13 ...

  • 28th January 2014

    Nonwovens Associations launch shared mission and vision

    EDANA and INDA, the leading international trade associations for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries based in Europe and North America, respectively, have announced that they will harmonize their mission and vision to advance the success of their m...

  • 28th January 2014

    3-D printer to make clothes you'd actually wear

    A fledgling company called Electroloom wants to enter the apparel market by 3-D printing basics, like T-shirts and sweaters. So far, Electroloom says, 3-D printed clothing has yet to produce truly wearable products - we've seen fashion-as-art, like Iris van H...

  • 24th January 2014

    Karl Mayer and LIBA merger on track

    Karl Mayer has announced that LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which it acquired recently, is to be renamed Karl Mayer Liba Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH....

  • 22nd January 2014

    Sympatex expands Tection business

    As a result of the placement of a corporate bond in November 2013, Germany’s Sympatex Technologies GmbH is to substantially expand its latest Tection technical textiles division with the aim of consistently developing innovative technologies and products for...

  • 17th January 2014

    Super absorbent solutions at INDEX

    As the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition is drawing ever closer, the absorbent solutions provider, Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) reports it is in full preparation for what it expects will be an extremely busy four exhibition days. INDEX will commence...

  • 16th January 2014

    OEKO-TEX test criteria: New regulations for 2014

    At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX Association has, as usual, updated the valid test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with its OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The following new regulations have been provided with comment from OEKO-T...

  • 15th January 2014

    INDA appoints new director of marketing

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Joan Izzo as its new Director of Marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position....

  • 13th January 2014

    Hyosung celebrates 21st with new creora sub-brands campaign

    Hyosung, the world’s largest producer of spandex, has announced a new brand campaign to promote its newest sub-brands for specialty products in the creora spandex range....

  • 11th January 2014

    Newlife between sustainability and glamour

    Newlife, a complete range of yarns certified 100% from recycled post-consumption PET bottles, produced by Saluzzo Yarns, will be featured in the Spring-Summer 2014 collection of Weekend Max Mara. The garments of Weekend Max Mara made in Newlife will be sold in...

  • 9th January 2014

    Repreve helps turn X Games Aspen green

    Unifi’s Repreve brand will return as the official recycling sponsor of ESPN’s X Games Aspen, which will take place from 23-26 January 2014. Repreve says it is helping make X Games Aspen ‘greener’ by turning more than 100,000 recycled plastic bottles ...

  • 9th January 2014

    Programme at ISPO Munich 2014

    ISPO Munich, a leading trade fair for the sporting goods, will dedicate the completely restructured hall to the megatrend health style. The Health & Fitness area will be focusing on the key topics ‘Health at the Workplace’ and ‘Sport Shoes and Game Conso...

  • 8th January 2014

    Animal camouflage in 2015/16 Schoeller Collection

    Schoeller, a Swiss producer of highly functional fabrics and textile technologies, has introduced its 2015/16 Schoeller Collection, that is dominated by prints, sophisticated fabrics, 3D textile structures and washable wool blends. Sportswear becomes even mo...

  • 8th January 2014

    Thermore at ISPO Munich

    Leading Italian producer of thermal insulation for apparel and sleeping bags Thermore will be showcasing its Aria thermal padding at the ISPO Munich trade fair that will be taking place from 26-29 January. The company has developed its innovation, which is n...

  • 6th January 2014

    Professional Clothing Awards to be hosted by Olympic uniform star

    The Professional Clothing Awards 2014, which celebrates achievement in the workwear, corporate wear and PPE industry, will be hosted by Ruth Morris, Uniform Manager for the Rugby World Cup 2015 and manager of the uniform programme for the successful 2012 Londo...

  • 3rd January 2014

    The Colour Space Reflective project

    The leading supplier of high-tech textiles Paltex has developed a new Glow Reflective fabrics project. Following the success at the Performance Days 2013 trend fair, the company has concentrated on this project and it will now showcase its portfolio at ISPO Mu...

  • 3rd January 2014

    TAL exhibits at Techtextil in Dubai

    Messe Frankfurt is expanding its successful Techtextil brand to the growing technical textile markets in the Middle East, introducing Techtextil Dubai that will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19- 21 January 2014. ...

  • 31st December 2013

    Turkey gets new textile machinery exhibition

    Gaziantep, the centre of the Southeastern Turkey, is getting prepared to host the world’s textile and ready to wear industries, at OTM 2014 Middle East Textile Machinery Exhibition, which expects to welcome local and international participants. Tüyap Tüm...

  • 30th December 2013

    Revolutionary technologies for head protection are set to fuel growth in the sports gear market

    Developments in technologies for head protective gear are set to fuel growth in the market for sports gear, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Performance Apparel Markets - Product developments and ...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Series of lectures on bionics at Karl Mayer

    Nature is a rich source of inspiration for the development of technical solutions, which are being created within the framework of bionics, Karl Mayer, the textile machinery manufacturer, reports. In order to make middle-class and industrial users aware of t...

  • 21st December 2013

    Successful DNA-marking of cotton

    Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, has successfully completed a large-scale trial of its new SigNature T anti-counterfeiting platform to assure identity and originality of textiles...

  • 21st December 2013

    Technical textiles and nonwovens at Techtextil North America 2014

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies will showcase the latest products and technological advancements in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2014 that will be taking place from 13-15 May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tec...

  • 20th December 2013

    PPE testing against molten metal splash

    Workers in metal foundries are exposed to many dangers, including not only the extreme heat but also splashes of molten metal. Products designed to give protection against this hazard must be tested for compliance with, among other standards, DIN EN ISO 9185. ...

  • 20th December 2013

    ISPO to run summer trade fair in China

    Messe München is reacting to market demand during this year's ISPO Beijing and the ISPO Academy in Shanghai and is starting the first summer ISPO in China in 2015. According to the organisers, the desire of the industry for the summer platform in China has ...

  • 20th December 2013

    Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014 programme

    Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the premier trade event featuring the outdoor recreation market including industry manufacturers and top retail buyers, reconvenes from 22-25 January 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT. Kicking off the...

  • 18th December 2013

    Quality-controlled product development in the clothing industry

    Faults in product development can be expensive for clothing manufacturers, researchers for the Hohenstein Institute report. Inconsistencies in the materials, pattern, workmanship and function in the creative design process are said to put the efficiency of mea...

  • 17th December 2013

    Karl Mayer revamps spacer machines

    According to warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer, warp-knitted spacer fabrics produced on the RD 6/1-12 and RD 7/2-12 (EL) are absolutely indispensable nowadays for use as upholstery fabrics and shoe textiles. ...

  • 13th December 2013

    Groz-Beckert at Domotex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be presenting its Tufting Gauge Part System at the Domotex 2014, the leading trade fair for carpeting and flooring that will take place from 11-14 January at Hanover, Germany. The company is putting the emphasis particularly on tuft systems ...

  • 13th December 2013

    Top satisfaction ratings at Performance Days

    Performance Days trade fair for the newest functional fabrics for sportswear and workwear, that took place in Munich from 19-21 November, has reached a record 1020 visitors, an increase of 15.7% compared to the previous November edition. The show says it has ...

  • 12th December 2013

    Vestagen raises $15.5m for active barrier protective fabrics

    Vestagen Technical Textiles has raised an additional $7.3 million in an extension of its recent financing round. Existing investor Advent Life Sciences was joined in the extension by new investors Sofinnova HealthQuest Capital and the Clearwell Group. The ex...

  • 12th December 2013

    Identifying textile materials with new DNA technology

    Applied DNA Sciences has announced the rollout of SigNature T, a new DNA-based security platform specifically for textiles and apparel, made by a proprietary (patent pending) technology that is said to enable the company to identify textile raw materials as we...

  • 11th December 2013

    Bringing Ingeo PLA filament to the 3D printing market

    Global bioplastics leader NatureWorks and 3Dom Filament, a new technology startup with extensive Ingeo PLA technical experience, are supporting the rapidly growing 3D printing industry by combining the latest NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA resins with 3Dom’s state...

  • 9th December 2013

    Town honours founder of the Hohenstein Institute

    The town of Boennigheim has named a new access road to the internationally Hohenstein Institute after the name of Prof Dr-Ing. Otto Mecheels, the founder of the Institute. Otto-Mecheels-Straße leads from the Schlossfeld residential area to Schloss Hohenstein....

  • 9th December 2013

    Wearable and flexible textile battery

    A team of scientists from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has reported advancements in textile battery structures, which exhibit comparable electrochemical properties with metal foil cells and also have some of the features of textil...

  • 9th December 2013

    ISPO to feature new exhibitors

    The leading international sports business exhibition ISPO Munich adds a number of new exhibitors to its 2014 lineup. ISPO Munich will be held from 26-29 January at the Messe München exhibit centre and will now feature the new Padel Tennis Village, as well as...

  • 5th December 2013

    E-commerce at Heimtextil 2014

    Online trading and marketing are currently some of the widely discussed issues in the industry. The forthcoming Heimtextil exhibition in Frankfurt am Main will include a special two-day lecture series for retailers and e-commerce novices. Throughout the trade...

  • 4th December 2013

    Unifi buys Dillion Yarn assets

    Unifi has purchased the assets of American Drawtech, a division of Dillon Yarn Corporation, which were relocated to the company's manufacturing facility in Yadkinville this summer, as part of a commissioning agreement between the two companies. The assets co...

  • 4th December 2013

    Ultrasonic technology compliant with NIJ waterproof standards

    Sonobond, a leader in the application of ultrasonic bonding and welding technology, will showcase its ultrasonic equipment for assembling body armour, including the SeamMaster High Profile Ultrasonic Sewing Machine, at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHO...

  • 3rd December 2013

    A powerhouse in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s vertically integrated textile manufacturing company Nishat Mills is installing a new Thermex 5500 continuous dyeing system along with an Econtrol unit at its fabric plant in Lahore, ordered through the local representative Al Ameen Trading. Th...

  • 2nd December 2013

    Flex Stretch Electronics Conference Review

    When I mentioned I was going to an event called Stretch-Flex, there were a few raised eyebrows among those who know me but had never imagined me at a yoga retreat. Indeed, walking through Eindhoven’s impressive High Tech Campus en-route to the Holst Centre ...

  • 29th November 2013

    Extended lecture programme at Heimtextil

    Heimtextil international trade fair for home and contract textiles, taking place from 8-11 January, has enlarged its programme. Renowned architects and furnishing experts will discuss current issues relating to the contract business at the new ‘Contract Squa...

  • 29th November 2013

    TAL joins Techtextil at Intersec

    Messe Frankfurt is expanding its Techtextil brand to the growing technical textile markets in the Middle East. After a successful few days earlier this year at Techtextil Frankfurt, UK-based Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL), a leader in superabsorbent produc...

  • 28th November 2013

    Online database of certified Oeko-Tex suppliers

    Oeko-Tex has launched a new online buyers guide to its certified companies at www.oeko-tex.com. When searching for suitable suppliers and production facilities, purchasing organisations and retailers now have at their disposal an extensive network of manufact...

  • 28th November 2013

    WINGS winder to increase productivity by 20%

    Oerlikon Barmag claims to have set a new benchmark for the efficient production of polyester fibres with its new yarn winder WINGS POY 1800. The new winding unit is said to boost productivity by a further 20 % using virtually the same amount of production spa...

  • 28th November 2013

    IAF and AAFA to host free webinar series

    In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the EU and US apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores ...

  • 27th November 2013

    CO2-based solutions for laundering clean room textiles

    According to CO2 Nexus, the producer of CO2-based textile and garment cleaning solutions, traditional cleanroom laundries and other service centres that launder textiles and garments worn in controlled environments are faced with high capital and operating cos...

  • 27th November 2013

    V-ZUG receives quality label for Refresh Butler device

    V-ZUG AG from Zug, Switzerland, that develops and produces high quality appliances for the kitchen and laundry room, was awarded the quality label of the Hohenstein Institute for their product Refresh Butler. The device is said to refresh textiles without was...

  • 27th November 2013

    Smart Fabrics Europe 2013 – Conference Review

    Having last reviewed the Smart Fabrics conference in 2009, but attended several in between, I anticipated an interesting event and wasn’t disappointed; Barcelona 2013 was, I felt, the best curated and most inspiring conference yet. Around 120 delegates atte...

  • 27th November 2013

    Nylstar invests to increase production capacity

    Nylstar, one of the leading suppliers of nylon 6.6, known for its Meryl yarns brand, has announced it will investment more than Euro 1.2 million to enable it to significantly increase its annual production capacity from 15,000 to 17,000 tons. ...

  • 26th November 2013

    Sioen Industries reports steady position for Q3 2013

    Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced its year-to-date results. At the end of the third quarter, the Sioen Industries Group realised sales from continuing operations of EUR 243.3 mi...

  • 23rd November 2013

    Kevlar innovations launched at Milipol

    DuPont Protection Technologies, the producer of the original DuPont Kevlar fibre, has launched two new products at Milipol trade fair, that took place from 19-22 November in Paris. Drawing on analysis from its extensive relationship with global customers, th...

  • 21st November 2013

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify cooperation

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema are working more closely together for launching innovative products and bringing personnel armour solutions to the international defence and law enforcement markets. TenCate will showcase its TenCate Multi-light insert ...

  • 20th November 2013

    Positive outlook for the European textile and clothing industry

    The second Euratex Convention, the European exchange and meeting platform for the textile industry, welcomed 130 participants from 16 countries, and featured 18 lectures providing ideas and visions for the future of the textile and clothing Industry. The even...

  • 20th November 2013

    Eco Circle Fibres in China basketball league

    The Teijin Group is providing its chemically recycled polyester fibre, Eco Circle Fibres, for the production of uniforms worn by players in the China Basketball Association (CBA). The uniforms, made by Li Ning, a major Chinese manufacturer of sports apparel, ...

  • 18th November 2013

    Fit for fitting at A+A

    The new dress at work is fashionable, cool and sportive. More than ever work wear and protective wear has been inspired by outdoor wear and sportswear thus adding elasticity, moisture management, UV-protection and anti-odour properties to a stylish look. ...

  • 18th November 2013

    Heat management technology from Outlast

    Outlast Technologies, market leader for temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), enlarges its product range with climate regulating fibre balls, which can be used in bedding. The PCM fibre balls based on polyester are said to offer a new possibil...

  • 15th November 2013

    IFAI continues momentum in Orlando

    IFAI, the Industrial Fabric Association International represents the interests of a broad range of industrial or technical textiles, producers and suppliers - and their Expo 2013, and the accompanying Advanced Textiles conference, held October 23-25 in Orlando...

  • 15th November 2013

    New high performance wet waxing agent

    Tanatex Chemicals, a leading producer of specialty chemicals, has introduced Fibermate CW, a high performance waxing agent, designed to create surface smoothness in yarns....

  • 15th November 2013

    Lenzing to review costs as earnings suffer

    Lenzing Group, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, reports that it has achieved business results in line with expectations in the first three quarters of 2013 in spite of unfavourable market conditions. However, the company now plans to cut costs ...

  • 15th November 2013

    Sympatex technology for dry feet wins Performance Award

    Sympatex Moisture-Tech 360° Technology, an innovative system of inner soles and linings for footwear, has won the Performance Award for the upcoming Performance Days trade fair. The product is said to have been proven to provide improved micro climate in the ...

  • 14th November 2013

    Look under the counter – dig deep to find gold

    Doing trade shows and finding the next big is easy right? Not according to Bill Smith it’s not... How do you do a trade show? Usually, one walks the aisle the first day, looking briefly at each booth and moves on if they don’t see at once anything new or ...

  • 13th November 2013

    Luckytex invests in Monforts technology to beat competition in Asia

    Long-time Monforts user Luckytex, Thailand, has installed a Thermex 6500 hotflue system for continuous dyeing as part of its strategy to move more strongly into value-added production and beat competition from the high-volume, lower-cost producers in other par...

  • 13th November 2013

    Inspired by hi-vis workwear

    Inspired by High Visibility Workwear, Paltex, a producer of high performance textiles, has introduced its 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material, a broad line of reflective products that incorporate ‘retroreflection’ technology. According to the company, due ...

  • 11th November 2013

    Restructuring of Texprocess trade fair

    Messe Frankfurt is restructuring the Texprocess trade fair on the organisational side. Previously part of the ‘Technology & Production’ Division, it has been transferred to the ‘Textiles & Textile Technologies’ Division. The leading international trad...

  • 11th November 2013

    Workwear options with Tencel

    Lenzing has presented the cellulose fibre Tencel for applications in industrial laundry at the A+A 2013, the leading trade show for workwear in Dusseldorf that took place from 5-8 November. Tencel addresses the demand of workwear for materials to be durable, ...

  • 7th November 2013

    New Performance Forum is more market-specific

    The Performance Forum, offering major new trends in the world of functional fabrics and fashion accessories for Winter 2015/16 and Summer 2015, has been reorganised and given a new design to provide purchasers and product managers with an even faster way to fi...

  • 6th November 2013

    DSM Dyneema at Milipol 2013

    DSM Dyneema will introduce a new range of products developed with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology at Milipol 2013, an international trade show for internal state security, that will take place from 19-22 November in Paris. This brand-new technology is a ...

  • 4th November 2013

    World yarn and fabric production up in Q2 2013

    Estimates for the third quarter of 2013 and outlook for the fourth quarter of this year for global yarn and fabric output are positive in Asia and negative in Europe, according to ITMF, the International Textile Manufacturers Federation. ITMF is an internatio...

  • 4th November 2013

    Unidirectional flax-fibre tapes range from Lineo

    Lineo, a producer of a full range of fabrics, prepregs or braids made with flax fibres, has created the brand name FlaxTape for its range of unidirectional flax-fibre tapes....

  • 2nd November 2013

    Vertx presents new collection with coldblack technology

    Vertx new 2013/2014 collection features Schoeller’s coldblack technology, which is said to prevent dark textiles from heating up and provide effective protection from UV rays....

  • 1st November 2013

    Orders for Italian textile machinery drop in 3Q 2013

    Overall orders of textile machinery for the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 7% compared to the previous quarter, ACIMIT reports. ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli said: “The slowdown in the Chinese market is taking its toll abroad, whereas in Italy a ge...

  • 30th October 2013

    European Textiles + Fashion 2025

    The second Euratex Convention, organised and run by Gesamtverband textil+mode, will take place from 4-5 November at the Deutsche Bank, Berlin. Representatives from banks, institutes, associations and companies are looking into the year 2025, shedding light on...

  • 30th October 2013

    New possibilities with Monforts ECO Applicator

    Textile manufacturers continue to find new applications for the Monforts ECO Applicator as an economic alternative for precisely adding a wide range of functional finishing chemicals and treatments to their products, according to Monforts Head of Technology Di...

  • 29th October 2013

    New TenCate materials for protective clothing

    TenCate Protective Fabrics will launch two new protective products in the TenCate Tecasafe Plus collection during the forthcoming A+A 2013 international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. Protective knits for company polo shirts and T-shirts are said to be ex...

  • 29th October 2013

    Technical textiles expert joins Sympatex

    Sympatex Technologies, the so called ecological alternative amongst functional textile specialists, has strengthened its Contract and Workwear division, by appointing Yasemin Tören as Technical Sales Manager Contract and Workwear. The experienced textile eng...

  • 26th October 2013

    Successful Italian Textile Technology Symposium in Guangzhou

    Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers who presented at a Chinese technology symposium on technical textiles and nonwovens, saw a great number of attendees, according to the show’s organisers ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, and ACIMIT, the Association of ...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Schoeller-works appoints new Business Unit Manager

    Schoeller-works, the workwear division of Schoeller Textil, has appointed Hendrikus van Es a new Business Unit Manager. The new manager is expected to start in his new role as of 1 November, also taking his place as a member of the management board. At Schoe...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Crealet celebrates 10th anniversary

    Crealet, a Swiss-based leader in electronically controlled warp let-off devices for narrow and wide weaving machines, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The company has expressed its gratitude to the employees for their efforts. It also thanked t...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Pioneering a sustainable textile industry

    Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile industry, has given an overview of the current environmental issues facing the textile dyeing sector in Asia at the annual Planet Textiles conference in China. The ...

  • 23rd October 2013

    DSM Dyneema joins forces with Levi jeans

    DSM, the producer of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE), branded as Dyneema, has joined forces with Levi’s 501 jeans to create the blend of strength, durability and style in new Warrior and Trooper jeans. “The reputation of the Dyneema bran...

  • 19th October 2013

    Teijin at Intertextile Shanghai apparel fabrics show

    Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, and Nantong Teijin, the group’s polyester textile manufacturing and processing company, will participate in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, which will be held at the Shanghai New ...

  • 18th October 2013

    Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow, the new pre-treated conjugate release pad for reliable performance of the lateral flow diagnostics. “The Ahlstrom ReliaFlow is a vital component to the lateral flow a...

  • 18th October 2013

    Measuring energy transmittance may help optimise products

    The Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim, Germany, has expanded its current range of tests to allow modern office and living spaces to achieve needed climate control with minimum energy use. According to the institute, manufacturers of textiles, windows and m...

  • 17th October 2013

    Italian textile machinery producers return to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, returns to Indonesia with two symposiums presenting Italian textile technology to local textile manufacturers. The industrial areas of Solo and Bandung will host symposiums, organised by ACIM...

  • 16th October 2013

    Bluesign Technologies appoints Director CRM North America

    Kevin Myette, outdoor and apparel industry expert for sustainability, quality and supply chain optimisation will join Bluesign Technologies as a Director of CRM for North America. In his new role, Kevin will oversee all Bluesign operations in North America wi...

  • 16th October 2013

    Protective knits offer top performance in industrial laundering

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, will launch a new range of highly functional certified protective knitted fabrics which can be industrially laundered at this year’s A+A Safety, Security & Health At Work 2013 s...

  • 15th October 2013

    Dryarn and Mico sportswear collection

    Mico, a producer of technical products for sport, has presented its MC2 collection, a sports underwear range designed for running, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. The collection aims to address the question of fighting the fatigue that subjects the bo...

  • 10th October 2013

    The Future in Confusion

    The big problem with 3D printing as a potentially DIY-driven new force in manufacturing is that not much that’s being produced on an entry-level system so far looks like it’s worth owning – or even throwing away for that matter. How is it possible to ge...

  • 9th October 2013

    Nilit at Intertextile Shanghai 2013

    Nilit, a manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be showcasing its Nilit Ecocare newly patented recycled nylon fibre at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show. Intertextile, held annually in China, is the leading intern...

  • 8th October 2013

    Double digit growth for Performance Days

    Performance Days functional fabrics fair that marked its 10th anniversary this year, opens a fifth hall at the MTC in Munich, as the growth rate of the next edition taking place from 19-21 November reaches double digits. Visitors can now expect a greater num...

  • 7th October 2013

    India’s technical textiles industry to reach $36 billion by 2016-17

    News that India's technical textile industry is set to be growing rapidly in the next few years comes as the Techtextil India trade fair welcomes more than 182 exhibitors from Austria, India, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, UK, Netherlands, US, an...

  • 7th October 2013

    Freudenberg at Intertextile Shanghai

    An Asian market leader for apparel interlinings, Freudenberg & Vilene International will be showcasing its recent product range at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Fair that will be held from 21-24 October. According to the company, its bi-elastic an...

  • 3rd October 2013

    Invista and Ingenza to work on bio-derived industrial chemicals

    Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will work together with Ingenza, a leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, in order to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production ...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Messe Frankfurt and JEC announce co-location for US shows

    The organizers of the Techtextil North America technical textiles show and JEC America composites show plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA from 13-15 May 2014....

  • 26th September 2013

    Teijin to Exhibit at Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition

    Teijin will participate in Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition 2013, which will take place at Tokyo Big Site from 2-5 October. The group will showcase high-performance protective apparel solutions incorporating the group’s proprietary Teijinconex...

  • 25th September 2013

    Texprocess Americas 2014 Symposium to address technological advancements

    The latest technology, applications, and advancements in the sewn products industry will be presented by experts and leaders during the Texprocess Americas Symposium that will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, concurrently...

  • 23rd September 2013

    Invista acquires Advansa’s specialty polyesters

    Lycra and Coolmax brands owner Invista and Advansa a leading European polyester fibre producer have reached an agreement whereby Invista has acquired Advansa’s assets related to the Specialty Polyester products sector for apparel end uses. The acquisition in...

  • 19th September 2013

    Shima Seiki at A+A 2013

    Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, a leading manufacturer in the computerised flatbed knitting machine industry, will participate in the A+A 2013 Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair that will take place in Dusseldorf, from 5-8 November....

  • 19th September 2013

    Meeting the Challenge - by Bill Smith

    “Everything that can be invented has been invented” is a comment often attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899. He never said any such thing, of course but some did express similar ideas over the years… As it turned out, ev...

  • 18th September 2013

    Clothing exporters look towards emerging economies

    Exports to EU countries from many of the world’s leading clothing exporting countries fell at rapid rates in 2012, reflecting continuing uncertain economic conditions in the region, according to a new report from the global business information company Texti...

  • 17th September 2013

    Techtextil North America 2014 Symposium

    The latest research, technology, applications, and the overall direction of the technical textile and nonwovens industry will be presented by experts and leaders from around the world during the Techtextil North America Symposium that will be held from 13-15 a...

  • 17th September 2013

    Nylstar ‘Sport Tech Couture’ collection at Expofil 2013

    Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns, is presenting its Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Trend Forecast at the Expofil 2013 trade fair for yarns and textile fibres, that is taking place in Paris from 17-19 September. The company w...

  • 16th September 2013

    Ahlstrom new soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom TenderGuard, a new soft SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) fabric for surgical gowns. According to the company, its TenderGuard offers the optimal balance between safety, softness ...

  • 13th September 2013

    EcoStar felting needle for efficient production

    Groz-Beckert, the leading manufacturer of industrial machine needles and precision engineering, introduces new EcoStar felting needle. With 13% less cross-sectional area than a standard felting needle, and with its stabilising edge profiles, the new EcoStar i...

  • 12th September 2013

    TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

    TenCate Advanced Armour will cooperate with a Singapore-based shipyard to design, develop and manufacture lightweight ballistic protection for crew and mission critical equipment on a number of large maritime vessels for a Middle Eastern end-user. This, the c...

  • 11th September 2013

    US Air Force to test Alexium’s treatment with live CWAs

    Alexium International Group has moved its Cleanshell CB repellency treatment forward for testing with live chemical warfare agents (CWAs) under its research contract with the US Air Force after evaluation on different fabric types and simulated CWA’s. Alexi...

  • 6th September 2013

    Cytec to exhibit at DSEI 2013

    Cytec Industrial Materials, an international provider of advance composite materials, will be exhibiting at the DSEI, the defence and security exhibition show, that will be held in the ExCeL Centre, London, from 10- 13 September. Focusing on innovation and ad...

  • 6th September 2013

    Techtextil NA & Texprocess Americas announce Graduate Student Poster Program

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas invite submissions to the student poster programme, which aims to provide a forum, where students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, and introduce themselves to more senior members of th...

  • 5th September 2013

    Brain tests show tight clothing may affect wearer’s focus

    A recent Hohenstein Institute study may help to develop or optimise specific clothing, meant to help the concentration of the wearer, for example in CI wear or military clothing, after it confirmed that clothes can affect the person’s focus. The research ...

  • 4th September 2013

    New Trick from X-Bionic

    According to X-Bionic, the award winning sportswear manufacturer, its new collection is a new way to regulate the body temperature during an athletic performance, by tricking the heat receptors of the body. During normal thermoregulation the body temperature...

  • 3rd September 2013

    Alexium proceeds with Nycolon production trials

    Alexium International Group is starting the production trials on Nycolon FR treatments for variety of synthetic-cellulosic blend fabrics. Positive developments over the last two months have also enabled the inclusion of polyester-cotton blends in the first pr...

  • 30th August 2013

    Nike launches novel tri-layer fleece

    For Fall/Holiday 2013, Nike updates classic styles with a revolutionary reinvention of fleece fabric in its Nike Tech Fleece Collection that is said to combine the fit, feel, and function of Nike’s most iconic sportswear silhouettes....

  • 30th August 2013

    Demand for indoor sportswear and fitness apparel set to grow

    Demand for indoor sportswear and fitness apparel is set for strong growth despite constrained consumer spending, according to a new report entitled 'Indoor sportswear and fitness apparel' from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Global dem...

  • 30th August 2013

    Long winter subdues Sioen

    Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced the first half 2013 year results, with the net sales from continuing operations of EUR 161.7 million compared to EUR 167.1 million over the same...

  • 29th August 2013

    Falke seamless Ergonomic Sport System

    Falke Ergonomic Sport System will expand its product range for the Spring/Summer 2014 season, following its dedication to focus on three fundamental ergonomic pre-requisites; anatomy, so garments are designed to fit men and women; climate control, to develop r...

  • 29th August 2013

    Heimtextil reveals trends for 2014/15 season

    Heimtextil trade fair for home and contract textiles, that will take place in Frankfurt from 8 – 11 January 2014, has given a head start to its exhibitors, designers, furnishers and decorators. Representing the Trend Table, the London based agency FranklinT...

  • 29th August 2013

    Repreve has it covered for Milliken

    Milliken’s table linen business is now adapting its successful Signature range of table linen to a phased transition towards verifiably recycled polyester yarns. The company is cooperating with the American fibre manufacturer Unifi during this process. The ...

  • 28th August 2013

    Vestagen ready to launch active barrier protective scrubs

    Vestagen Technical Textiles has completed an $8.25 million financing, which it will use to accelerate the commercial launch of medical scrub uniforms and other protective apparel made from its Vestex fabrics. According to Vestagen, Vestex is the first in a ne...

  • 28th August 2013

    Innovative TenCate fabrics help firefighters to stay cooler

    TenCate Protective Fabrics will be exhibiting new lines in fabrics and systems for firefighter turnout gear that are more durable, lighter and excel in the reduction of heat stress at the Emergency Service Show 2013 in Birmingham from 25-26 September. Accordi...

  • 28th August 2013

    Polartec to license Stay-Fresh antimicrobial technology

    Quick-Med Technologies, a life sciences company that is developing innovative technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, has signed a licence for a range of products and fields of use with Polartec LLC, a premium producer of textile solutions. "We ...

  • 27th August 2013

    Eco Circle features in China National Games

    The Teijin Group, the leading high-performance fibre supplier, will provide uniforms made from its recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibres for staff at the athletes’ village of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China, the largest national spor...

  • 26th August 2013

    Natural fibres with high-tech eco finish

    In its current collection Schoeller Collection puts a major focus on ecorepel, the fluorocarbon free finishing technology for water and dirt repellence. The collection also features cotton or linen blends in rich shades or refreshing Cool Fabrics in the colou...

  • 26th August 2013

    Hohenstein quality label for Coolcore

    The temperature-regulating fibres made by Coolcore LLC, a company based in Portsmouth, NH, are the first product worldwide to be awarded the Hohenstein Quality Label ‘Innovative Technology - Cooling Power’. With the award, the scientists at the internatio...

  • 24th August 2013

    Schoeller wins the Outdoor Industry Award 2013 gold with EXP 4.0

    Schoeller, a global supplier of yarns, is the winner of the Outdoor Industry Award 2013 GOLD with its chlorine free EXP 4.0 machine washable treatment. At the Outdoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen, a panel of experts evaluated 316 Innovations from 27 countrie...

  • 23rd August 2013

    UKFT to support the Professional Clothing Show

    The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) has announced its support for the forthcoming Professional Clothing Show and Professional Clothing Awards, which will take place from 1-2 April 2014 at Birmingham's NEC. As the only show covering all three industry ...

  • 21st August 2013

    SILVADUR Antimicrobial recognised by R&D Magazine

    SILVADUR Antimicrobial has been named by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year. SILVADUR Antimicrobial was introduced by Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, in...

  • 21st August 2013

    Lenzing to focus on Tencel and Modal production

    In first half of 2013 Lenzing has generated earnings in line with the company’s expectations, but considerably below the first half of 2012. Consolidated sales declined by 6.8% in the first half of 2013 to EUR 989.9 million. Furthermore, there was a loss of ...

  • 19th August 2013

    Karl Mayer to host innovation and high-tech show

    Leading textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest tricot and raschel machines as well as ideas for manufacturing innovative sportswear and outerwear fabrics on 25 September at its open house event. For the company’s Business Un...

  • 19th August 2013

    Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

    Karl Mayer will take part in this year’s Techtextil India trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, that will take place from 3-5 October in Mumbai. The company will display its products at an information booth set up at the joint exhibition stand of...

  • 19th August 2013

    Nike Pro Elite Knit: seamless, breathable and lightweight

    When it comes to performance apparel, seams are the enemy, according to Nike - they are heavy, create areas of weakness and can be uncomfortable against the skin. Nike says it has found the solution, by introducing the Nike Pro Elite Knit, an innovative appli...

  • 16th August 2013

    RES explores fourth dimension of textiles at Première Vision

    RES, Resine Espanse Sintetiche , the Italian producer of laminated materials, will present its new collections for Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 at Première Vision that will take place in Paris, from 17-19 September. The company will show its classic ‘forte’ t...

  • 16th August 2013

    Pegas halts testing at new Egypt factory

    Czech synthetic textile maker Pegas Nonwovens has halted a test run of its new factory in Egypt because of political turmoil in the country. The start up process of the plant has completed in mid July and has successfully qualified the first materials with its...

  • 16th August 2013

    Supacore launches its new compression clothing range

    After six years of research and development, an Australian clothing manufacturer Supacore has announced the launch of its new range of compression clothing designed to assist the athlete to recover from an injury. Designed and produced in collaboration with p...

  • 15th August 2013

    Unifi purchases additional texturing assets

    Unifi has purchased nine DTY (drawn textured yarn) machines and a sample machine, all of which will be relocated to the company's manufacturing facility in Yadkinville, NC. The purchase is expected to increase the company's production capacity in the growing...

  • 14th August 2013

    Invista and SilicoLife to develop bio-derived raw materials

    Invista and a computational biology company SilicoLife have announced a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. The two companies are working together in order to furthe...

  • 14th August 2013

    Teijin to focus on protective wear at PetroWorld India 2013

    The Teijin group, a leader in ultra-high performance materials, will take part in PetroWorld India 2013, India's premier exhibition for the oil and gas industry, which will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 22-24 August. The company wi...

  • 13th August 2013

    Naturally dyed clothes may help to improve your physical health

    Wearing particular colours might not just be good for your mental health but could also boost the body as it absorbs natural dyes, suggests work by a University of Derby researcher. Dr Kate Wells, Senior Lecturer in Textiles at the University of Derby, is inv...

  • 11th August 2013

    True to its Roots, OR Balances Technology with Sustainability

    The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which finished its four-day run on August 3, is billed as the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and certainly its physical footprint seemed to dominate Salt Lake City, with hotels and restaurants jammed to capacity. T...

  • 11th August 2013

    Autefa Solutions expands into Chinese market

    The newly founded company Autefa Solutions Wuxi was inaugurated on 28 and 29 July. In the presence of more than 100 guests the traditional ‘ribbon cutting’ was performed by Maoxin Ye, Vice President CHTC and CEO of Textile Machinery Unit, and Dr Stefan Sch...

  • 7th August 2013

    First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the textile industries

    The First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries will take place at the University of Manchester, from 5-6 September 2013, organised by TexEng Software in association with University of Manchester. The conference will feat...

  • 6th August 2013

    Monforts opens world class Advanced Technological Centre

    A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a massive new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which occupies a 1500m2 area in a complete hall at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunit...

  • 5th August 2013

    The digital signposts to success: Fespa 2013

    The growth of digital textile printing to date has largely been down to applications for ‘soft signage’. Promotional banners and displays and other wide-format applications – as was much in evidence at Fespa 2013, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at...

  • 1st August 2013

    Invista unveils Coolmax Air fibre

    Invista, owner of apparel brands Lycra fibre and Coolmax fabric has unveiled its newest product offering, Coolmax Air fibre technology at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which is being held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City this week. ...

  • 31st July 2013

    Freudenberg-Politex and Komitex plan nonwovens JV

    Komitex, Russia’s leading producer of nonwovens and synthetic fibres is considering the possibility of establishing a joint venture with Freudenberg-Politex later this year. The new venture is expected to be established at the production site of Komitex in t...

  • 30th July 2013

    Exports drive Italian textile machinery

    Italy has recorded 12% overall growth in new orders for textile machinery for the second quarter of 2013, thanks to foreign markets (+14%) and a stable domestic market (-1%). ...

  • 30th July 2013

    Momentum grows for Outdoor Retailer show

    Less than 24 hours away, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013 (ORSM 2013), being held July 31 - August 3, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, is gearing up with a number of new events, show features, education and business inspiration for the industry's most influent...

  • 29th July 2013

    EverGlide Low Friction Systems for active sportswear

    Huntsman Textile Effects, a leader in developing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain, has developed a new textile system designed to effectively reduce fabric to skin friction and promote longer-lasting performance especially for ac...

  • 29th July 2013

    Nilit innovations at Outdoor Retailer Show

    Nilit, a leading manufacturer of nylon 6.6, will be for the first time participating at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show that will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 31 July – 3 August. The company will showcase its range of high-performance prod...

  • 25th July 2013

    Nylstar boss plans to double turnover in next 5 years

    Nylstar, one of the leading suppliers of polyamide 6.6, has announced the appointment of Zigor Kortazar as Corporate General Manager and plans to double its turnover in the next 5 years. The newly created position, according to Nylstar, will be key to managin...

  • 24th July 2013

    Eschler Summer Collection 2015

    A unique and functional knitted fabrics collection from the leading textile company Eschler, owned by Schoeller, has been produced under ecological conditions on the company’s high-tech knitting machines. “It surprises with flexible and creative ideas,”...

  • 23rd July 2013

    INDA applauds pro-manufacturing legislation

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has applauded the 17 July introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade Su...

  • 19th July 2013

    New design ethos guides Nike innovations

    Nike, the world’s leading running brand, has unveiled four new innovations at an event at the company’s global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, introducing two new running shoes, the Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel, and two new apparel technolo...

  • 19th July 2013

    Tanatex launches fluorine-free water repellent finishes

    Tanatex Chemicals is launching its new HydrECO Concept, which offers comprehensive fluorine-free alternatives to water repellents....

  • 18th July 2013

    Shin-guard football socks for Brazil, Argentina and Spain

    Italian sock knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni’s Idea Twin Layer cylinder and dial sock knitting machine is being used to produce unique football socks with integrally knitted shin-guard pockets for stores in Brazil, Argentinia and Spain – three of th...

  • 17th July 2013

    adidas DryDye wins Outdoor award

    adidas was awarded the OutDoor Industry Award 2013 in the category ‘products of high ecological and sustainable value’ at the recent Outdoor trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, for its SS14 Terrex Swift DryDye Tee shirt....

  • 16th July 2013

    Truetzschler at Techtextil 2013

    Truetzschler Nonwovens, Truetzschler Card Clothing and Truetzschler Man-Made Fibers provided information on complete plants, machines for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles, card clothing, individual components and services at the Techtextil tr...

  • 16th July 2013

    Ecorepel wins OutDoor Industry Award 2013

    Schoeller’s sustainable DWR ecorepel has won the renowned OutDoor Industry Award in Friedrichshafen at the OutDoor trade fair in the category ‘products of high ecological and sustainable value’. With the development of ecorepel, Schoeller Technologies h...

  • 15th July 2013

    Cautious optimism over outdoor sector growth

    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has revealed some initial findings from the latest phase of its ongoing market research programme, with the first indications showing that the sector continues to perform well relative to the wider economy, with low single digi...

  • 13th July 2013

    ‘Positioning Excellence Award’ for Lenzing

    Lenzing has been given the Positioning Excellence Award from Trout & Partners, a leading consulting company for strategic positioning and differentiation on 1 July. “Lenzing is receiving this award for resolutely pursuing a clear positioning as the world ma...

  • 12th July 2013

    Innovation and commercialism

    In my years in the technical textiles industry, I have seen many new ideas and products, many innovative and creative, get substantial coverage in the press as “pathways to the future”, never to reach commercial status. Many of the high performance fibers...

  • 11th July 2013

    Thermocool natural fibre blends at Outdoor

    Leading supplier of polyester fibre, filament and specialities Advansa will present its new Thermocool products at the OutDoor trade fair that will take place in Friedrichshafen from 11-14 July. These will include Thermocool duoregulation fibre system with Me...

  • 10th July 2013

    Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA

    A new textile engineering laboratory specialising in innovative flat knit engineering has opened in Los Angeles under the slogan ‘Just what you need: The world is flat, green, and lean.’ ...

  • 9th July 2013

    Pink & Black Haute Couture by CuteCircuit

    CuteCircuit presented its latest Pink & Black Haute Couture collection at the exclusive Fashion Show sponsored by Magnum that took place in Istanbul....

  • 9th July 2013

    Litzler celebrates 60th anniversary

    Drying machinery manufacturer C.A Litzler is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The Cleveland, Ohio based company is proud to continue as a family-owned and operated business which is now run by members of the third generation. Launched in 1953, CA...

  • 9th July 2013

    Fongs confirms One Way sustainability calculation system

    The effectiveness of Clariant’s new One Way sustainability calculation system has been confirmed in physical tests carried out by leading machine builder Fong’s. The test results verified the accuracy of the calculations and measurements obtained from Cla...

  • 8th July 2013

    OutDoor paints in bold colours

    It has only been five years since the first collection of outdoor outerwear in bold colours came on the market. Now, it’s almost impossible to imagine the outdoor industry without these eye-catching colours. Producers devote considerable effort to developing...

  • 6th July 2013

    Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress

    The 52nd Dornbirn MFC that already registered an increased number of early participants, will focus on topics such as sustainability, innovation and communication. The Congress will take place from 11-13 September in Dornbirn and will welcome about 800 partici...

  • 5th July 2013

    Sinterama portfolio on show at Techtextil

    Sinterama, European leader in the production of coloured polyester threads and yarns, recently presented its whole product portfolio at Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens that took place in Frankfurt, from 11-...

  • 5th July 2013

    Alternative water resistance textile testing

    The recent dramatic growth in outdoor sports and activities has seen a blossoming in the outdoor clothes and textiles markets covering everything from high-performance clothing to high-fashion and from technical textiles to tents. The drive to create new and ...

  • 3rd July 2013

    Dubai to host Techtextil Middle East Symposium & Exhibition

    Techtextil will take its first steps into the growing technical textile markets of the Near and Middle East as Messe Frankfurt announces it is expanding its successful Techtextil brand with the launch of the Techtextil Middle East Symposium and an associated T...

  • 3rd July 2013

    Nylgold to be showcased at Interfilière

    Nylstar, one of the leading producers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns will be participating at Interfilière Paris next weekend, showcasing its premium fibre, Nylgold, as well as other recent innovations....

  • 2nd July 2013

    Schoeller Summer 2015 Fabric Collection

    Schoeller, a Swiss producer of highly functional fabrics and textile technologies, featured ecorepel, the fluorocarbon-free water and dirt-repelling finishing technology in the 2015 summer collection. The collection is made in earthy, warm shades or refreshin...

  • 2nd July 2013

    Ethiopian mission for Italian textile machinery

    A business and institutional mission organised by Italian Trade Promotion Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is travelling to Ethiopia from 1- 4 July, with the intention to strengthen contacts between Italy’s texti...

  • 2nd July 2013

    TenCate commences digital finishing of textiles

    Netherlands based technical textiles giant Royal Ten Cate has put into production the first machine for the digital finishing of technical textiles, based on inkjet printing technology. Dignitary Theo Rietkerk, member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel ...

  • 28th June 2013

    OutDoor - a success story

    OutDoor trade fair has been reflecting on the development of the entire outdoor industry over the last 20 years and is expressing positive expectations for the future as it gets ready for its 20th edition that will take place from 11-14 July in Friedrichshaf...

  • 28th June 2013

    New president for ACIMIT

    At an assembly held on 24 June, ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has appointed Raffaella Carabelli as its president, replacing outgoing president Sandro Salmoiraghi. ...

  • 28th June 2013

    Lenzing scores A- in VÖNIX Sustainability Index

    Fibre producer Lenzing was given a good A- rating in the VÖNIX index (VBV Austrian Sustainability Index) on a nine-point scale between A+ and C- for the eighth straight time this year. Since 2005, about 60 publicly traded Austrian companies are analysed eac...

  • 28th June 2013

    X-BIONIC wins Most Innovative Brand at Plus X Awards

    For the 5th time in a row, Swiss high-tech sportswear company X-BIONIC has been honoured at the recent Plus X awards in Cologne, Germany, winning the most coveted award of Most Innovative Brand. The Plus X Award is one of the world’s most prestigious innovat...

  • 26th June 2013

    Lenzing awarded for product innovation

    The independent testing and certification system Oeko-Tex presented its Sustainability Award to the leading fibre manufacturer Lenzing in the category ‘Product Innovation’, soon after the company celebrated its anniversary under a logo ‘75 Years of Innov...

  • 26th June 2013

    Cordura expands Air Flow Technology collection

    Invista’s Cordura brand has expanded its Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection with new knit constructions featuring enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance combined with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in collaboration with Taiwan-based Tiong...

  • 26th June 2013

    New standard for lightweight fabric technologies

    With the brand’s focus ‘Durable Fabrics for Durable People’, Cordura Lite Plus fabric, the innovative new addition to the Cordura fabric portfolio, debuted at the world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles trade fair Techtextil, that took place i...

  • 25th June 2013

    DyStar innovative solutions at Techtextil 2013

    DyStar presented a variety of new, innovative solutions for the different segments of the technical textile industry at the world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles trade fair Techtextil, that took place in Frankfurt from 11-13 June and recorded abou...

  • 21st June 2013

    Techtextil: Freudenberg’s multi market nonwovens solutions

    Freudenberg Nonwovens presented new product solutions from six market segments at last week’s Techtextil - Apparel and Footwear, Building Interiors, Automotive Interiors, Energy, Medical and Specialities. At an international press conference which took place...

  • 20th June 2013

    French textile machinery builders reach record sales in 2013

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General Evelyne Cholet report on the state of the French textile machinery manufacturers. UCMTF comprises 30 specialty textile machinery manufacturers, o...

  • 20th June 2013

    The Bloody Beetroots glowing mask

    English fashion house CuteCircuit has designed a new spectacular Mask for DJ Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, known as the Bloody Beetroots. Controlled wirelessly using CuteCircuit’s Q Software, the new high tech mask has its original Venom shape, however it lights ...

  • 19th June 2013

    Aria thermal insulation - made of air

    Leading Italian producer of thermal insulation for apparel and sleeping bags Thermore has introduced Thermore Aria, the latest line of avant-garde Thermore products. With the presentation of its new product range, Thermore revives its slogan ‘Search inside,...

  • 19th June 2013

    Fresh impetus for Europe’s textile rental sector

    The European Textile Services Association held a conference in Berlin, from 28-29 May, where it announced a launch of its new website. The event billed as an impulse generator and idea forum saw 115 industry leaders coming together for an intensive exchange of...

  • 17th June 2013

    Techtextil & Texprocess set new records

    Around 40,000 visitors from 113 countries attended Techtextil and Texprocess trade fair duo last week to find out about the latest innovations and trends. A total of 1,652 exhibitors from 56 nations presented their latest products and innovations. “Techte...

  • 17th June 2013

    A stitch in time: Texprocess 2013

    The garment making-up industry has always been the labour-intensive ‘bottleneck’ of the conventional textile chain, despite attempts such as the Leapfrog EU7 project to streamline and automate all of its processes into a single-line system....

  • 10th June 2013

    Eschler warp knitted solutions at Techtextil

    Schoeller owned Eschler Textil will showcase its wide range of warp knitted products alongside new developments in areas such as medical, 3D and velcro textiles at this week’s Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles in Frankfurt. ...

  • 10th June 2013

    Technical yarns portfolio takes centre stage at Techtextil

    Italian engineering plastics and synthetic yarn producer RadiciGroup will showcase its recent developments at the Techtextil 2013 leading event for technical fabrics and nonwovens in Frankfurt. The highlights of the presentation will be nylon yarn products s...

  • 8th June 2013

    Energear finish from Schoeller at Techtextil

    Muller Premium Guards, a specialist in accessories for equestrian sports, will be introducing a range of innovative functional textiles for horses with energear finish from Schoeller Technologies this summer. Meanwhile, energear for clothing and medical texti...

  • 7th June 2013

    Mak Fashion Lab’s new sound project

    In a new exhibition series MAK Fashion Lab is initiating a comprehensive examination of intelligent fashion as it presents the innovative BLESS No45 Soundperfume sound technology. Introducing the features of the new concept, such as personalised sonic ambienc...

  • 7th June 2013

    IFF Innovations Award 2013

    The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF), an organisation dedicated to education and research in the specialty fabrics industry, is holding an Innovations Award at IFAI's Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando. This award honours companies who have put great ...

  • 6th June 2013

    Textile trade fair duo to open with 1,648 exhibitors

    Techtextil hits a record number of exhibitors as it is due to open on the 11 June, while the exhibition running alongside, Texprocess, has confirmed its position as the leading international trade fair for cutting-edge textile-processing technologies. The two...

  • 6th June 2013

    Nylstar innovations on show at Techtextil

    Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns, will showcase its latest Meryl and Premium Nylgold fibres at Techtextil for the first time this year, presenting its new slogan: ‘Polyamide Feels Better’. Nylstar Polyamides that...

  • 5th June 2013

    Nexar cooling technology on show at Techtextil

    Kraton Performance Polymers, a leading producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers will present its Nexar polymer coatings at Techtextil trade fair, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, Germany. "We want to capitalise on the momentum of the recent...

  • 5th June 2013

    Synergo workwear fabrics debut at Techtextil

    Next week’s Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt will see the launch of Synergo, a new range of high performance workwear fabrics jointly developed by two market leading fabric manufacturers - Klopman International and Schoeller-works, a division of Schoeller ...

  • 4th June 2013

    AATCC India international conference

    The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) is partnering with India based TecniTex Nonwovens to organise an international conference on “Advances in Fibres, Finishes, Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (AFFTTN)” in Mumbai. The event ...

  • 3rd June 2013

    Nantong Teijin targets China workwear market

    Nantong Teijin, the polyester textile manufacturing and processing company based in Nantong, China, has announced it will take part in Shanghai International Occupational Uniform Exhibition, China’s sole international uniform show, which will be held at the ...

  • 3rd June 2013

    SCS certifies Unifi’s Repreve

    SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that Unifi Manufacturing, a leading producer of multi-filament polyester, nylon textured yarns and related raw materials, is the first manufacturer of its kind to earn Responsible Source certification. ...

  • 3rd June 2013

    Get your FREE copy of ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ at Techtextil

    Innovation in Textiles has just published ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ - a great new 36 page illustrated A5 sized booklet all about cutting edge technical textiles developments (RRP £25.00) - and we’ve got a limited number to give aw...

  • 27th May 2013

    Fitting solution for all sizes

    New fitting tests designed to address the challenges faced by the ready-made-clothes manufacturers and their customers have paid off, according to Stephanie Müller, expert for fitting tests at the Hohenstein Institute....

  • 23rd May 2013

    Cornell students bond fabrics using sound waves

    When Cornell University fashion design students were assigned to create open-jacketed suits from fashion fabrics, the added challenge was to use Sonobond’s SeamMaster High Profile ultrasonic ‘sewing machine’ to develop original fabrics for the blouses or...

  • 21st May 2013

    On the winning road with X-BIONIC

    Earlier this year when 4,662 innovative products from 1,865 inventive companies competed for one of the world’s most treasured design prizes, the red dot - X-BIONIC, the high-tech sportswear brand won double honours in Essen. The innovative Swiss company was...

  • 21st May 2013

    Objectively evaluating fabric handle

    The UK’s University of Leeds has developed an innovative system for the objective evaluation of fabric handle, which uses established and proven test equipment underpinned by scientific principles, which account for key material properties. ...

  • 16th May 2013

    Drop in textile machinery shipments

    According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a...

  • 14th May 2013

    Tanatex presents novel solutions at Techtextil

    Tanatex Chemicals will be present at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany from 11-13 June 2013, showcasing several innovative solutions to the world of technical textiles. ...

  • 9th May 2013

    ACIMIT on trade mission to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, participated in the Sistema Italia trade mission to Indonesia from 6-8 May, promoted by the Italian Ministries of Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, and organized by ICE – the Italian...

  • 8th May 2013

    EDANA 2012 nonwovens production statistics

    EDANA’s European annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2012 were recently disclosed at its Nonwoven Producers Forum. ...

  • 7th May 2013

    Techtextil: Nanotechnology gains traction in technical textiles

    In the run in to Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, organisers Messe Frankfurt have published the following article on the spread of nanotechnology in technical textiles. The article shows how nanotechnology is ...

  • 2nd May 2013

    New advisory services from David Rigby

    Well known industry consultant David Rigby (formerly David Rigby Associates) is now providing personal advisory and consulting services to business owners, CEOs and senior managers in technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, with the aim of helping them c...

  • 30th April 2013

    New multi-function FR fabrics from Argar

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, has launched three new flame retardant (FR) fabrics ranges which it will be showcasing along with its current range of innovative products at this year’s leading technical texti...

  • 28th April 2013

    Still Standing – The real story of North Carolina’s textiles industry

    This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in N...

  • 26th April 2013

    Techtextil & Avantex Innovation Prize winners announced

    Energy efficient membranes, silicone-coated textile fibres, a new master batch for tintable polypropylene or new technologies for integrating systems into apparel – these are just some of the inventions of the ten winners of the Techtextil and Avantex Innova...

  • 25th April 2013

    Mount Vernon appoints FR Technical Specialist

    Mount Vernon Mills is proud to announce Carolyn Black, a 20 year veteran of the textile industry, has joined the company as FR Technical Specialist. In her new role with Mount Vernon Mills, Carolyn will focus on the company’s flame resistant fabric brand, Mo...

  • 25th April 2013

    Associations to co-organise Outlook Latin America

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA, are to partner to co-organise a new edition of EDANA’s Outlook conference programme for Latin America early in 2015. ...

  • 24th April 2013

    Nonwovens associations join forces on free trade

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA are joining efforts to promote the free and fair trade of Nonwovens globally starting with an active role in the upcoming US-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement negotiations. EDANA will volunteer Nonwo...

  • 22nd April 2013

    New Ingeo grades at IDEA

    The latest developments in nonwoven applications for Ingeo biopolymer, a low-carbon-footprint polymer made from renewable plant material, will be on display at IDEA13 in Miami, Florida this week. NatureWorks says it will show new grades of Ingeo along with a r...

  • 19th April 2013

    Part 2: Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers. You can read Part 1 at Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrar...

  • 18th April 2013

    Lenzing sells plastics business to concentrate on fibres

    As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing fibres, Lenzing AG has agreed to sell 85% of its shareholding in plastics business (Lenzing Plastics GmbH) to an Austrian bidding consortium led by Invest AG, the investment co...

  • 18th April 2013

    Positive atmosphere at Techtextil North America

    The overall response from the exhibitors and visitors at the latest edition of Techtextil North America was confirmation that they were pleased with the show and venue, organisers say. The tenth edition of Techtextil North America took place from 19-21 March a...

  • 18th April 2013

    TECHTEXTIL: Technologies for future trends

    Whether it’s for wind power systems, aerospace technology, stadium roofs made from high-tech membranes, geogrids made from polyester used in landscaping or nonwovens for insulating and roofing, technical textiles cover a very wide range of applications. ...

  • 16th April 2013

    Stretching the limits at IDEA

    Kraton Performance Polymers, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers has announced plans to exhibit at IDEA 2013, in Miami, Florida from 22-25 April at the Miami Beach Conference Center....

  • 16th April 2013

    Cocona founder honoured by AATCC

    Gregory Walter Haggquist of Cocona Inc. has been honoured by the AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) as the recipient of the 2013 TCR Service Award in recognition of his achievements and service to the Association. The award was presented at the 2013 A...

  • 15th April 2013

    Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers....

  • 15th April 2013

    IFAI in ExpoProducción collaboration

    Clarion Events North America, Inc. announced today that a collaboration agreement has been signed with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) regarding Clarion’s annual ExpoProducción event in Mexico City. The collaboration will include an ...

  • 12th April 2013

    Carolina Silver acquired by X-STATIC owner

    US based technical textiles manufacturer Carolina Silver, has been acquired by Noble Biomaterials, which wants to add the North Carolina based company’s antibacterial technologies to its range of antibacterial products....

  • 12th April 2013

    Advanced additives protect plasticized PVC

    Sanitized AG, a leading producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticized PVC at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt....

  • 11th April 2013

    Innovation - the path forward

    Perspectives by Bill Smith - a new regular column for Innovation in Textiles. When I began my consulting practice in 1986, I discovered a book called “Innovation – The Attackers Advantage” (Summit Books) by Richard Foster, then a Director of the major c...

  • 9th April 2013

    Cordura Naturelle commended in ISPO Textrends

    Invista’s Cordura Naturelle fabric from Chia Her Industrial Mill in Taiwan was named one of the Top 10 Second Layer Fabrics at ISPO Textrends Forum at ISPO MUNICH 2013 this year. Aimed at showcasing fabrics for the fall and winter seasons of 2014 and 2015, I...

  • 5th April 2013

    Communicating the future of man-made fibres

    The Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry, will take place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September 2013, where over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ...

  • 3rd April 2013

    Man on a seamless mission

    Cesare Citterio, textiles entrepreneur and owner of Cifra SpA, a world leader in the field of seamlessly knitted garments, is a man on a mission – a warp knitting seamless mission - or as Citterio likes to call it a ‘WKS’ mission....

  • 2nd April 2013

    Teijin to accelerate business incubation

    Teijin is to establish a specialized department to accelerate materials business incubation through technology acquisitions and alliances with immediate effect. The new Technology Alliance Development Department, established under Teijin’s New Business Devel...

  • 28th March 2013

    Invista acquires US-based FR apparel company

    Fibre producer Invista has acquired Ashburn Hill Corp., along with its associated intellectual property, including the Tecgen brands and a manufacturing operation in Texas. The company says Tecgen flame resistant garment products will expand its existing perfo...

  • 27th March 2013

    Additive injection and mixing in modern spinning plants

    Statistics reveal that spinning line capacities are becoming increasingly large The majority of recent installations for polyester have been spinning lines directly connected to a common reactor. Lines of this kind are economically prudent, although flexibili...

  • 26th March 2013

    Nominations open for World of Wipes Innovation Award

    Nominations are open for the 2013 World of Wipes Innovation Award, which recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. ...

  • 22nd March 2013

    Good Tencel performance drives Lenzing

    Lenzing has succeeded in achieving the second best business result in its history in the 2012 financial year in spite of difficult market conditions in its core fibre business. The Austrian company’s Annual Report published today says that this can be attrib...

  • 21st March 2013

    Texprocess 2013: New technologies for innovative sportswear

    Market leaders in the sportswear sector will present specialist technologies at Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials from 10-13 June this year in Frankfurt, Germany, in co-location with Techtextil, the ...

  • 19th March 2013

    Nike announces bluesign partnership

    Nike has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss company bluesign technologies to accelerate the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries for use in its products. The strategic partnership unlocks the potential for bluesign technologies’ industry...

  • 18th March 2013

    Russia: New plant for polyester fibre and nonwovens

    A new large scale plant for the production of polyester fibre and a new generation of nonwovens will be built in Russia this year by CJSC Kotovsky Nonwovens Plant, one of Russia’s largest producers of nonwovens. ...

  • 15th March 2013

    Rise in industry takeovers in water sports apparel market

    Adverse conditions in the water sports apparel market are leading to a rise in industry takeovers, according to a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 14th March 2013

    New report on Latin American nonwovens

    A comprehensive new report entitled Latin American Nonwoven Markets: Trends, Forecasts, and Analysis 2012-2017 is now available from INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. ...

  • 7th March 2013

    Busi machine offers superior compression hosiery

    Innovative Italian sock knitting machine manufacturer Busi Giovanni is ramping up the promotion and production of its IDEA Medical line of compression stockings knitting machines, following strong sales in Italy and elsewhere. ...

  • 7th March 2013

    Celliant used in Puma’s Usain Bolt line

    Celliant, a developer of innovative responsive textile technology, has announced an alliance with global brand, Puma. The brand’s men's athletic apparel line inspired by Olympic gold medalist and world record sprinter Usain Bolt now features performance-driv...

  • 6th March 2013

    Alexium launches Ascalon flame retardant nylon

    Following a successful product development period, Alexium International has announced it is starting the product launch phase of its flame retardant (FR) nylon products, which it will introduce over the coming months under the Ascalon trademark. ...

  • 5th March 2013

    DiloGroup presents nonwovens solutions in Istanbul

    The DiloGroup will present its portfolio of fibre processing equipment to the Turkish market when it exhibits at the ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013 which is being held together with the Hightex 2013 in Istanbul from 29 May to 1 June. This exhibition is also an importa...

  • 4th March 2013

    Russia to develop nanotechnology based textiles

    The Russian government together with the country’s nano giant Rusnano and Swiss Oerlikon, a developer of innovative industrial solutions for food, clothing, transportation and other industries, (owned by the Russian financial conglomerate Renova), are consid...

  • 28th February 2013

    Texprocess Innovation Award: Honouring innovative solutions in textiles & apparel

    Entries are invited from all Texprocess exhibitors for the second ‘Texprocess Innovation Award’, which will be presented at this year’s Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from ...

  • 27th February 2013

    Full line solutions for nonwovens at Hightex/ITM

    International technology group Andritz will present the latest technologies from its three nonwoven competence centres - Andritz Asselin-Thibeau, Andritz Küsters, and Andritz Perfojet, at Hightex/ITM 2013 in Istanbul in May. ...

  • 22nd February 2013

    Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution

    Unfortunately the article entitled ‘Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution’ has been removed from this website. For further news on Technology, Machinery & Equipment, please visit our Technology, Machinery & Equipment page. ...

  • 21st February 2013

    Litrax warming technology wins ISPO award

    Nanotechnology maker Litrax’ L2 fibre and filament technology has been named in ISPO 2013’s Top 5 Fibres Innovations for fall/winter season 2014/15....

  • 19th February 2013

    Stoll website now available in Russian

    Already catering to German, English and Chinese speakers, the long established Reutlingen, Germany based company Stoll is now launching its website, www.stoll.com , in Russian. ...

  • 19th February 2013

    Bayer crosslinker for gentle coating of textiles

    Bayer MaterialScience has developed a new high-performance cross linking agent for the coating of temperature-sensitive textile fibres. The company’s polyurethane dispersion Imprafix 2794 XP is also said to have possible advantageous applications in glass an...

  • 15th February 2013

    Argar Technology: ‘Made in Italy’ quality for protective clothing

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, will be showcasing its range of innovative products at this year’s leading technical textiles exhibitions – Techtextil 2013, and A+A Safety, Security & Healt...

  • 15th February 2013

    Invista starts polyamide salt facility in Netherlands

    Invista reports that it started production this week at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company’s polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company’s European fibre and plastic customers through its...

  • 12th February 2013

    ISPO Triumphs in a Difficult Market

    Combining innovation, technology, and styling to combat the difficult economic climate, apparel and fabric suppliers generated positive energy at last week’s ISPO in Munich. The four-day fair, featuring apparel, gear, textiles, and accessories for winter spo...

  • 7th February 2013

    Global yarn and fabric output rises

    According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in ...

  • 6th February 2013

    INOTEK: Adaptive moisture management fibre technology

    Just a short time after UK start up, MMT Textiles Ltd announced on www.innovationintextiles.com that it had invented and patented a method of constructing bio-responsive fibres and yarns so that they react to humidity levels in a micro-climate, the London base...

  • 30th January 2013

    Super Absorbing Solutions at IDEA

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be exhibiting at the IDEA Nonwovens and Engineered Fabrics exhibition, which takes place in Miami between 23-25 April. The North East England based company says IDEA will be the ideal opportunity for the Super Absorbent Fibre (S...

  • 30th January 2013

    Researchers develop washable wearable computing

    According to researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, wearable computers which can withstand washing are one step closer thanks to a technology which integrates electronic micro devices into yarns. The academics developed a prototype garment to de...

  • 30th January 2013

    Training courses provide intensive injection of knowledge

    The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge....

  • 28th January 2013

    Overcoming all obstacles at Colombiatex

    Technical fabrics and performance apparel have a key role to play in finding new international niche markets for Colombia’s textile industry. This was immediately apparent at the 2013 Colombiatex trade fair which celebrated its 25th anniversary from January...

  • 25th January 2013

    INDA enters strategic alliance with CNITA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with the China Nonwoven and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA). CNITA is the Chinese government-approved national association for the nonwov...

  • 24th January 2013

    NatureWorks locates regional HQ in Bangkok

    NatureWorks, supplier of biopolymers based Ingeo fibres, has announced that the company has located its first Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and has expanded its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel to enhance support of...

  • 22nd January 2013

    Performance polyesters on show at sports trade fairs

    Fibre converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., a member of the Teijin Group will be showcasing high-comfort, high-performance polyester products at two upcoming leading international sports trade fairs - the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013 in Salt Lak...

  • 22nd January 2013

    Alexium appoints US based Group CEO

    Alexium International Group has announced that Nick Clark, the group’s current Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer based in Greer, South Carolina. ...

  • 18th January 2013

    Nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards announced

    A total of 15 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Delivering sustainable solutions to Taiwan’s textiles industry

    Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced a collaboration, which the two companies say, is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile industry”. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Teijin solutions for Indian market

    The Teijin Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance fibre, is participating at Technotex 2013, India’s premier exhibition of technical textiles, which will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India this week from 17-19 January. Tei...

  • 16th January 2013

    New OEKO-TEX certification for sustainable production

    The International OEKO-TEX Association has reported it is currently working on an optimised, independent certification system for environmentally friendly and socially responsible companies which will replace the current OEKO-TEX Standard 1000, launching this ...

  • 15th January 2013

    Techtextil 2013 to be biggest yet

    Its official - the next edition of Techtextil will be bigger than ever before. According to organiser Mess Frankfurt, the number of exhibitor registrations for the trade fair, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already signific...

  • 15th January 2013

    Invista joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

    Lycra brand owner Invista has announced that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a group representing more than 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits and nongovernmental organisations working to reduce the ...

  • 14th January 2013

    Leigh Fibers mourns Chairman Philip Lehner

    Philip Lehner, long-time chairman and CEO of Leigh Fibers, passed away on 5th January at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 89....

  • 11th January 2013

    EURATEX chief highlights importance of Techtextil and Texprocess

    At a recent International Press Conference for the Texprocess and Techtextil fairs to be held in Frankfurt in June, Francesco Marchi, Director General of EURATEX, highlighted the importance of the textile and clothing industry, its coming challenges and the ro...

  • 10th January 2013

    Technical products need technical sewing threads

    To learn about how different types of sewing thread can help in the manufacture of specialist technical textile products, as well as with more conventional textiles, readers should visit Texprocess 2013, from 10-13 June and Techtextil 2013, from 11-13 June. Th...

  • 7th January 2013

    Tenowo Lincolnton in $7.2M expansion

    North Carolina based Tenowo Lincolnton Inc. is planning to add 26 jobs and spend $7.2 million to expand its nonwovens production facility in Lincoln County. The company, formerly known as HOF Textiles Inc., has received a $50,000 grant from the One North Carol...

  • 3rd January 2013

    Amicor adds Sanitized antimicrobial function

    Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd (TAF) and Switzerland’s Sanitized AG have announced the signing of a co-branding agreement and licensing program for Amicor fibres. Amicor will unveil the new Biocidals Product Directive (BPD) compliant fibres and yarns under the s...

  • 2nd January 2013

    Outlast rebrands

    Outlast Technologies, the market leader for temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), is rolling out its new brand identity this New Year with the aim of sharpening its profile....

  • 27th December 2012

    Clariant offloads Textile Chemicals business

    Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 502 million, out of which approximately 460 million in cash, equivalent t...

  • 21st December 2012

    Hohenstein introduces testing for protective gloves

    Germany’s Hohenstein Institute is now offering testing and certification of protective/safety gloves in accordance with a number of industry standards....

  • 20th December 2012

    Further potential for Alexium with military

    Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced it has received its second progress payment on a US Air Force contract this month, with additional progress payments on the contract expected over the next five months. Alexium’s says its financial position is ...

  • 19th December 2012

    Huntsman launches AEEA-free silicone softeners

    Huntsman Textile Effects has launched two AEEA-free (amino-ethyl-ethanol-amine) alternatives for two of its key silicone softeners used in the manufacture of apparel and home textiles. ...

  • 18th December 2012

    Fibre squeeze roll with full chemical resistance

    Dewatering breakthrough from RHL means textile finishers can finally say goodbye to conventional rubber squeezing...

  • 13th December 2012

    Lenzing Celebrates 20 Years of Tencel

    Lenzing’s lyocell cellulosic fibre Tencel turned 20 this week. Lenzing celebrated the anniversary by holding a commemorative ceremony and a customer symposium and here we look at the brand’s past, present and future....

  • 11th December 2012

    Armadillo wins business of the year award

    UK based Armadillo Merino was presented with the NatWest ‘Product Business of the Year 2012 Award’ in London on Friday. The Derbyshire based ‘new start’ company’s knitted tops and leggings in single jersey and rib structures, made from super-fine mer...

  • 6th December 2012

    Merino gains ground in seamless sportswear

    Leading seamless circular knitting machine builder Santoni has reported strong sales of its machines into the sportswear sector especially for the production of merino wool based seamless garments. Sportswear manufacturers are mainly interested in the Italian ...

  • 4th December 2012

    Italian navy seeks protection with British knits

    UK based Armadillo Merino reports that the Italian navy is set to order thousands of its British developed hi-tech garments, which give unprecedented next-to-skin protection and performance in action....

  • 30th November 2012

    Russia to set a course for technical textiles

    Leading Russian textile producers are considering switching to the production of synthetic fabrics and technical textiles from traditional natural fibre fabrics, in an attempt to increase the industry’s profitability and to reduce dependence from the ever ri...

  • 28th November 2012

    2013 Visionary finalists named

    Five new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics in an innovative manner have been nominated as finalists for the 2013 Visionary Award....

  • 27th November 2012

    Alexium accelerates introduction of novel FR treatment

    Alexium has announced a major advancement in the development of its Flame Retardant (FR) treatments and curing methods. The company has developed its novel, non-halogenated FR chemistry for nylon so it can be applied with a standard oven as well as Alexium’s...

  • 27th November 2012

    ACIMIT targets internationalization with 30 new members

    ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) will mark 2013 with a push towards internationalisation with 30 new members. This is the primary objective emerging from the initiatives promoted by ACIMIT for the upcoming year, and approved ...

  • 23rd November 2012

    VDMA: German technology meets Turkish textiles

    25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology ca...

  • 21st November 2012

    Textiles Intelligence reports to be published in Chinese language

    Textiles Intelligence and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) have agreed to cooperate in making Chinese language editions of two of Textile Intelligence’s business and market information publications available to the Chinese fibre, textil...

  • 21st November 2012

    Artificial muscles for smart textiles

    Healthcanal.com reports that Australian scientists are part of a team which is developing a new artificial muscle with exciting possibilities for use in self-powered intelligent textiles that could automatically react to environmental conditions like heat or s...

  • 20th November 2012

    Chemical protective clothing market set for growth

    The market for chemical protective clothing is set for robust growth over the next few years, according to Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 15th November 2012

    ITMF: Global Yarn output up in Q2, 2012

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its ‘State of Trade Report’ for Q2, 2012 which shows that global yarn output for the quarter was up and estimates for global yarn and fabric output in Q3/2012 are positive - the outloo...

  • 12th November 2012

    Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry

    The fourth edition of the ‘Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry’, has been published, by INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in strategic partnership with EDANA the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Rel...

  • 8th November 2012

    Thai polyester facilities resume full-scale operation

    Teijin Limited has announced that Teijin (Thailand) Limited in the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate of Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province, which was flooded by torrential rainfall in October 2011 and then resumed partial operation in February this year, returned to f...

  • 6th November 2012

    SPV becomes world’s largest viscose fibre plant

    Lenzing successfully conducted a test run of its fifth production line at its Indonesian subsidiary PT South Pacific Viscose in October. With an additional nominal capacity of 80,000 tons of viscose fibres per annum, the annual total capacity of SPV will incre...

  • 2nd November 2012

    Gore-Tex expands Scottish site

    Gore-Tex producer W.L. Gore & Associates has invested in a new building at its Livingston site in Scotland. According to an STV report today, the environmentally friendly construction of the £5 million building has allowed energy consumption to be reduced by ...

  • 31st October 2012

    Scientists investigate functionality of seamless underwear

    According to scientists at Germany’s Hohenstein Institute, in addition to modern sportswear, the market is increasingly demanding functional undergarments for the fashion and business sectors. ...

  • 30th October 2012

    Graniteville installs state-of-the-art technical coatings line

    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art technical coatings line. The new high-speed equipment further expands the South Carolina base...

  • 25th October 2012

    Lille region opens textile innovation centre

    A new ‘cutting edge’ facility for technical textiles, nonwovens and composites development opened its doors in the city of Roubaix, in the Lille region of Lille of Northern France, this month....

  • 23rd October 2012

    Alexium benefits from Australian government scheme

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) has announced that it expects to receive a cash payment of approximately $205,000 from the Australian Government under the 2012 Research and Development Tax Incentive (Australia) scheme....

  • 19th October 2012

    Nilit Breeze heading for Shanghai

    Nilit has announced it will be introducing its Nilit Breeze cooling yarn to Asian markets at the forthcoming Intertextile Shanghai 2012 tradeshow. Nilit Breeze, the Israeli company’s most recent innovation, is said to be a revolutionary nylon 6.6 fibre that ...

  • 18th October 2012

    Russian nonwovens industry heading for big change

    Eugene Gerden reports from Moscow The Russian nonwovens industry is on the verge of big changes, due national government plans to approve a state strategy for the industry’s further development until 2020. ...

  • 17th October 2012

    DiloGroup prepares for India ITME 2012

    The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition, INDIA ITME 2012, which is being held for the 9th time at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from December 2nd – 7th, is an excellent opportunity for the DiloGroup to present its portfolio of ...

  • 17th October 2012

    Scottish textile technology helps cancer patients

    Researchers at a top Scottish university have helped develop headwear that uses smart textiles for women with cancer related hair loss. Micro-encapsulated textiles, which offer added comfort as well as aroma-therapeutic benefits to cancer patients, are now bei...

  • 15th October 2012

    RITE Conference Explores Issues of Consumption

    Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment). ...

  • 10th October 2012

    Huntsman partners DyeCoo in CO2 dyeing technology

    Huntsman Textile Effects and the Netherlands’ DyeCoo Textile Systems are joining forces to develop and grow DyeCoo’s Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology with the aim of creating more sustainable products which will benefit the industry as a who...

  • 9th October 2012

    INDA names new president

    The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, this week appointed David Rousse as its new President. As of 15 October Rousse will assume the position currently held by Rory Holmes, who has announced his retirement in mid-2013. ...

  • 8th October 2012

    Monforts’ Blue Competence trio

    Monforts’ Klaus A. Heinrichs talks about his company’s participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative. Blue Competence is an initiative launched by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to demonstrate the know-how and experience of its member...

  • 5th October 2012

    Huntsman launches HeiQ odour control solution

    Huntsman Textile Effects and HeiQ have announced a strategic business alliance with the launch of PURE by HeiQ, an innovative, new-generation silver product that is said to set it apart from other odour control solutions. ...

  • 4th October 2012

    Lenzing takes over at Czech pulp producer

    Vienna stock exchange listed Lenzing, the global leader in man-made cellulosic fibre production, has acquired a 100% shareholding in the Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. Lenzing has held a 75% stake in the company since it acquired its majority stake fro...

  • 4th October 2012

    Nominations open IDEA13 Achievement Awards

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has announced that nominations are now open for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards, which it organizes in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. ...

  • 3rd October 2012

    Tefron to distribute hi-tech sportswear brands in North America

    Seamless knits specialist Tefron has announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with X-Technology Swiss R&D AG (XTS), under which it has been granted exclusive rights to manufacture, market and distribute XTS sportswear brands in North Amer...

  • 2nd October 2012

    Dornbirn 2012: The future’s for sharing

    In marking its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Dornbirn Conference celebrated the contribution of the manmade fibres industry to society over the last half a century. At the 2012 event in Austria from September 19-21 – with over 100 individual presentations a...

  • 1st October 2012

    Fashion Fabrics Display Dual Personalities at Première Vision

    “Fashion Stories” was the Autumn/Winter 2013/14 theme at Première Vision, the trade show for high-fashion fabrics held in Paris September 19 – 21. Combining historical references with a high-tech future, juxtaposing urban living with nature and the elem...

  • 26th September 2012

    Nike granted interim injunction against adizero Primeknit

    Just weeks after the closing of the Olympics, Nike has been granted an interim injunction against adidas for patent infringement by adidas’ adizero Primeknit shoe which it released in July on the eve of the London games. The patent or patents in question pro...

  • 24th September 2012

    Government skills support for NWTexnet companies

    The UK government has announced £2.3 million of ‘in principle’ support for a new textile and clothing skills programme jointly led by Bolton headquartered NWTexnet and the Huddersfield based Textile Centre of Excellence. ...

  • 20th September 2012

    Beyond Beauty: The Future of Cosmétotextiles, Part 2

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits. You can...

  • 19th September 2012

    Beyond Beauty: The Future of Cosmétotextiles

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits....

  • 18th September 2012

    Digital printing in artistic spotlight at Première Vision

    Creativity, production speed and design quality through digital printing Miroglio Textile will be taking one of the key challenges faced by the textile sector to the very heart of Prémiere Vision this week by means of an unprecedented performance by Stefano ...

  • 18th September 2012

    Seamless sports and beauty brand uses Emana

    Italian seamless garment manufacturer Cifra SpA has launched a brand new line of beauty and sports apparel called Doubleskin, which combines the Milan based company’s seamless warp knitting technology with Rhodia’s bioactive fibre Emana. Doubleskin is avai...

  • 14th September 2012

    Alexium granted Australian patent for smart surface technology

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) (announced today that the Australian patent office has granted a patent for the “Method for Attachment of Silicon-containing Compounds to a Surface and for Synthesis of Hypervalent Silicon-compounds” (Australia...

  • 13th September 2012

    UK Plastic Electronics speakers announced

    Organisers have released early details of speakers and topics in the expanded free-to-attend Open Forum conference programme at the second annual UK Plastic Electronics Show, which will be held at the UK’s NEC in Birmingham on 7-8 November. The show is part ...

  • 12th September 2012

    Skills drive for growth in UK fashion and textiles

    The UK government announced yesterday over £2 million worth of support for a new skills programme led by a consortium of employers and the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield that will improve the skills of people already working and develop the nex...

  • 10th September 2012

    Nominations for RISE Durable Product Award

    Four unique new products have been nominated as finalists for the second annual RISE Durable Products Award that will be presented at INDA’s RISE Conference in late October. The RISE Durable Product Award will be awarded to a durable nonwoven product us...

  • 7th September 2012

    Monforts to open Advanced Technology Centre

    Mr Zhang Jie, Chairman of the China Hi-Tech Group, visited A. Monforts Textilmaschinen in Mönchengladbach last month, to see for himself the latest addition to his group of companies with its worldwide activities. ...

  • 7th September 2012

    Sulzer technology helps expand Ingeo portfolio

    NatureWorks and Sulzer’s Sulzer Chemtech division announced this week that Sulzer has shipped proprietary production equipment to NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska facility that will enable NatureWorks to increase production of Ingeo biopolymer and produce new,...

  • 6th September 2012

    Groundbreakers that break the bank

    The recently-announced bankruptcy of Konarka illustrates just how tricky it is to bring groundbreaking new technologies to market – however smart they may be. The company is the latest in a list of companies who over the past decade have attempted the fusio...

  • 4th September 2012

    New calender for technical textiles

    Andritz Küsters, a leading supplier of calender technology for the textiles, nonwovens, and paper industries, has developed an innovative calender concept for the growing technical textiles market incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper...

  • 3rd September 2012

    Nanotextiles speaker confirmed for TCL2012

    International Newsletters has announced that the speaker on nanotextiles has been confirmed for its TCL2012, International Conference on Textiles Coating & Laminating. Dr. Dirk Hegemann from the prestigious Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...

  • 30th August 2012

    Techtextil 2013 almost fully booked

    With ten months still to go, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already almost fully booked. “Over 90% of the exhibition space occupied in 2011 has been reserved; 8...

  • 30th August 2012

    Texprocess 2013 - 50% of space already sold

    All the signs are that Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June 2013, will be a success. With a year still to go before the doors open, over 50% of exhibition space has ...

  • 22nd August 2012

    Sustainable technologies partnership for textiles

    The University of Manchester and Beyond Surface Technologies AG have joined forces in the development of sustainable technologies for textiles. The two organisations have come together to provide alternatives to fossil-based raw materials currently used in te...

  • 21st August 2012

    Brands battle for supremacy in major sporting events

    In a year of several key sporting events, most notably the London 2012 Olympic Games, the major brands in the summer sportswear industry are battling for market share, according to the latest issue of Performance Apparel Markets from the business information c...

  • 20th August 2012

    2013 Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums: Call for papers

    Experts wishing to give a lecture at the symposiums during Techtextil in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens being held from 11 to 13 June 2013, are invited by the organisers to submit their manuscripts. The deadline fo...

  • 14th August 2012

    Cosmétotextiles at a Crossroads

    The recent symposium on cosmétotextiles held at Interfilière Paris highlighted the growing success of these hybrid fabrics, as well as posing questions about their future. A cosmetic textile is defined by the French Office for the Standardisation of Textil...

  • 27th July 2012

    Adidas unveils adizero Primeknit running shoe

    In a sensational move just one day before the Olympic opening ceremonies, adidas has revealed the adizero Primeknit, its first one-piece upper performance running shoe featuring what it calls “a new seamless engineering technology.” Images released tonigh...

  • 27th July 2012

    Nike Flyknit: Quantum leap for knitting

    Industry rumour mills have been running at warp speed (no puns intended) since we published an article on Nike’s Flyknit integrally knitted running shoe upper in February on our Knitting Industry website - see Nike Flyknit – a seamlessly knitted running sh...

  • 26th July 2012

    Regulating fibre makes for comfortable play

    Pablo Larrázabal, a young European Tour professional golfer from Spain, chose the 2012 ThermoCool range of knitted shirts from well known Scottish golf wear brand Lyle & Scott for last week’s Open Championship which was held at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s f...

  • 24th July 2012

    Cosmetotextiles market takes-off

    The recent Interfilière show in Paris confirmed the importance of the cosmetic textiles or cosmetotextiles market for producers and marketers of next-to-skin knitted fabrics. Interfilière organiser Eurovet, has published a seven page report on Cosmetotextil...

  • 24th July 2012

    REPORTS: Textiles and clothing markets remain subdued

    According to a new series of Textiles Intelligence reports, textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy, and the fact that the debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to hit business...

  • 20th July 2012

    Tailoring sports clothing for everyday use

    The high performance fabrics beloved of mountain sport enthusiasts are fast becoming a fixture on clothing racks. Their growing popularity is providing a boost for the Swiss textile industry. Growth in sales for the industry overall has been in the “double ...

  • 20th July 2012

    Building the scientific credentials of wool

    Wool’s credentials as a textile fibre that promotes health and wellbeing were presented by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress this week in Melbourne....

  • 18th July 2012

    Monforts Eco Applicator makes an impact

    The new improved Eco Applicator soft coating solution from Mönchengladbach, Germany based Monforts, is reported to be making a strong impact following launches at recent shows in Bangladesh, USA, India and ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai, by providing significa...

  • 16th July 2012

    Clariant rebrands: Performance, People, Planet

    Specialty chemicals producer Clariant is rebranding and from today, 16 July 2012, will have a new appearance, a new logo and a new motto. A striking new high quality movie has also been made to communicate the new image. The Swiss company says the rebrand mark...

  • 16th July 2012

    Corkshell wins Outdoor Industry Award

    A new technology which combines the outstanding natural features of cork with those of high performance fabrics has won one of the coveted Outdoor Industry Awards the Outdoor 2012 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany....

  • 16th July 2012

    Research shows compression hosiery assists muscle recovery

    According to the Hohenstein Institute, 50 % of everyone in Germany practices sport at least once a week, which is still fourth place in a European country comparison. Wearing knee-length compression socks, the institute says, was long viewed as uncool by sport...

  • 12th July 2012

    Continued growth in nonwovens production

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has released a public summary of its annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2011. The report is said to show growth in production volume for 2011 of 5.7%, ...

  • 11th July 2012

    New show for Mexican apparel and sewn products

    Clarion Events North America (Clarion) announced yesterday the launch of ExpoProducción, a new trade fair primarily for the apparel and sewn products manufacturing industry in Mexico and Central America....

  • 10th July 2012

    Blue Competence well received by Asian textiles industry

    Visitors to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 are said to have greatly appreciated the commitment of the German textile machinery industry on the issue of sustainability. On occasion of the region’s leading textile machinery exhibition from 12th to 16th June in Shangha...

  • 9th July 2012

    Italian’s launch green label for textile machinery

    According to ACIMIT, the association representing the Italian textile machinery builders, last month’s ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition provided positive indications for Italian exhibitors, in spite of the current uncertain economic outlook. In addition, the ass...

  • 5th July 2012

    ITMA ASIA + CITME ends on high note

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, which was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012, ended on a high note for the organisers with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. ...

  • 4th July 2012

    Nanofront used in New Balance insoles

    Japanese polyester producer Teijin Fibers, announced today that it is supplying its Nanofront high-strength polyester for use in replacement insoles for running shoes made by New Balance. The insoles will be marketed by New Balance Japan and sold in its direct...

  • 4th July 2012

    Recycled yarns for high-performance fabrics

    Italy’s RadiciGroup has introduced a low environmental impact version of its Radyarn polyester yarns. R-Radyarn is said to be a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles....

  • 3rd July 2012

    Work starts on new Tencel facility

    Following the successful completion of an environmental impact assessment, work has started on Lenzing’s new 67,000 tonnes per annum Tencel fibre production facility at Lenzing in Upper Austria. The build is expected to take two years....

  • 3rd July 2012

    Raditeck high tenacity PA66 range extended

    The RadiciGroup has added two new products - Dyna and Fine – to its Raditeck range of high-tenacity PA66 yarns....

  • 2nd July 2012

    Growth in Japan’s technical textiles sector

    Technical textile production in Japan continued to increase in 2011 after growing substantially in the previous year, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence called ‘Statistics: Fibre Consumption for Techn...

  • 28th June 2012

    High-performance polyesters at Bangkok fashion fair

    The Teijin Group announced today that its three polyester fibre and textile subsidiaries, Teijin Fibers Limited, Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited and Thai Namsiri Intertex Co., Ltd., will participate in the Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok Inter...

  • 27th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert Chairman opens Hanover Fair

    Groz Beckert Chairman Thomas Lindner was accorded a special honour on 22 April this year. In his capacity as President of the VDMA (German Engineering Association). Dr. Lindner officially opened the Hanover Fair 2012 with none other than German Chancellor Ange...

  • 26th June 2012

    ShanghaiTex to drive upgrading of Chinese textiles industry

    The 2013 edition of ShanghaiTex aims to pioneer the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry by bringing a full array of textile products, machinery and technology from China and all over the world under one roof. ...

  • 22nd June 2012

    Russia to establish large scale production of innovative fabrics

    The Russian government is investing more than USD$20 million in the implementation of a major project, regarding with the design and further launch of production of innovative textile fabrics. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the proje...

  • 22nd June 2012

    ITMA 2015 to drive sustainable machinery innovations

    ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the...

  • 19th June 2012

    Polyester fabric offers total anti-sweat comfort

    Teijin Fibers has launched a new polyester knitted fabric that is said to offer total comfort during perspiration through enhanced absorption, quick drying and prevention of both chill and stickiness. ...

  • 19th June 2012

    Sustainability as the key to economic success

    All over the world there are do-gooders who give their all to serve a noble cause. In the management of an enterprise, however, they would become a liability because the primary goal of an enterprise is to earn money. For a long time, combining benevolence and...

  • 14th June 2012

    German textiles success depends on customer focus and niches

    Future materials in the shape of technical textiles and composites for the mobility sector and lightweight engineering were the major focus in Chemnitz from 8 - 10 May 2012 when more than 1300 visitors attended this year’s combined mtex - LiMA trade fair and...

  • 13th June 2012

    Researching tomorrow's innovative textiles

    Around 200 textile research professionals met at the end of May in St Gallen, Switzerland at the international Fiber Society Spring Conference to keep abreast of current trends in research and development in this field....

  • 13th June 2012

    Monforts acquired by Fong’s

    Hong Kong-listed Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd. (Fong’s) announced today that it has acquired a 100% stake in A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts) from German based company L. Possehl Co. & GmbH (Possehl). ...

  • 12th June 2012

    Smart Fabrics 2012 Conference Highlights

    By Valérie Lamontagne. A few weeks ago I attended the annual Smart Fabrics Conference 2012 held in Miami, Florida. This industry-focused event brings together owners, players, entrepreneurs and developers from various textile-based R&D fields interested in...

  • 12th June 2012

    Monforts appoints technical textiles specialist

    A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is strengthening its commitment to technical textiles with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager to expand its product portfolio for this growth market. Monforts has appointed Jürgen Hanel as the new B...

  • 11th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert interview: Great potential in India

    Dr. Anton Reinfelder (AR) is Managing Director of Groz-Beckert subsidiary Groz-Beckert Asia Private Limited, based in Chandigarh, India. He has corporate responsibility for the knitting and sewing divisions at two factories, local purchasing and also sales in ...

  • 5th June 2012

    Icebreaker founder wins world class award

    Jeremy Moon, founder and CEO of Icebreaker, the New Zealand company that pioneered the outdoor merino wool apparel category, has been awarded the World Class New Zealand Award for Manufacturing, Design and Innovation. ...

  • 5th June 2012

    Christian Eschler merges with Schoeller Textil

    Two of the strongest and most innovative textile and technology companies in the stretch knits and wovens sectors are joining forces. Swiss companies Schoeller Textil AG from Sevelen (St. Gallen) and the Eschler Group from Bühler (Appenzell Ausserrhoden) are...

  • 31st May 2012

    Conference addresses man-made fibres future

    The 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress will take place from 19 – 21 September 2012 in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, where over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet to discuss the future of the man-made fibres industry....

  • 29th May 2012

    Leading textile machinery builders flock to ITMA ASIA + CITME

    Around 1300 exhibitors from 28 countries are gearing up to showcase their latest technologies at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 as the countdown for the third combined show begins. The five-day exhibition will open on 12 June at the Shanghai New International Expo C...

  • 28th May 2012

    Nonwovens for MENA from Turkey

    At the recent EDANA Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul, the importance of conventional textile manufacturing to Turkey was underlined, in addition to the growing role of nonwovens in increasing trade with neighbouring countries....

  • 25th May 2012

    Texprocess Americas exceeds expectations

    The first edition of Texprocess Americas took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Techtextil North America and aimed to create a synergy making the largest and best technical textil...

  • 24th May 2012

    Techtextil North America returns to pre-recession levels

    The ninth edition of Techtextil North America, now incorporating ATME-I, took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Texprocess Americas which resulted in a dynamic synergy creating th...

  • 22nd May 2012

    Mount Vernon expands FR fabrics capacity

    US based Mount Vernon Mills announced today that it has more than doubled its capacity to produce flame resistant (FR) fabrics at its manufacturing facilities in Trion, Georgia, USA. The expansion will enhance the company’s ability to meet increased demand ...

  • 21st May 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q4 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that estimates for Global Yarn and Fabric Output in Q1/2012 are negative but that the outl...

  • 18th May 2012

    Check out our new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited relaunch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. Innovation in Textiles’ relaunched sister site Knitting Industry (www.knittingindustry.com ) went live on Wednesday afternoon offering re...

  • 16th May 2012

    Textile machinery shipments hit record levels

    After a sharp reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 and 2009, as a result of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009, deliveries of new textile machinery surged in 2010 and even stronger in 2011, in most cases to new reco...

  • 14th May 2012

    Testing the Limits of Sports Technologies

    The global sporting goods market—including sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports equipment—is on track to reach sales of $ 303 billion US by 2015 (according to a report by Global Industry Analysts), with a growth curve outperforming that of total r...

  • 11th May 2012

    Stretch fabrics for hook and loop applications

    Rhode Island, USA based stretch fabrics producer Darlington Fabrics has launched an innovative family of fabrics called Fasten-Air which stretch for comfort and function in personal protection applications and utilise familiar hook and loop closures....

  • 10th May 2012

    Sustainable focus for Italians at ITMA ASIA

    The Italian textile machinery industry is getting ready for the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition which will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June where its focus will be on technologically sustainable solutions....

  • 10th May 2012

    CRAiLAR flax to be blended with the Lenzing fibres

    Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT) which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, has entered a joint development agreement with leading cellulosic manmade fibres producer Lenzing. The agreement calls for the compa...

  • 8th May 2012

    Hohenstein to present nano silver findings

    Dr. Sam Moore of Hohenstein Institute America will present interim findings from a long term study of the effects of nano silver particles on the environment. The presentation will be made at the joint conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists...

  • 3rd May 2012

    Committed to fairness

    In this third part of a three part feature on sustainability Sabine Anton-Katzenbach discusses how retailers, producers and importers have begun campaigning for working conditions that are socially sustainable, within the scope of their corporate social respon...

  • 1st May 2012

    A 21st Century cottage industry?

    The mass manufacturing of textiles and apparel will return to developed regions like Europe and the USA, but probably not in any recognisable shape from the past. The only question is what timeframe this will take....

  • 1st May 2012

    Nilit cooling yarn verified in independent tests

    Leading Israeli Nylon 6.6 producer Nilit announced today that its innovative patent pending Nilit Breeze speciality yarn is available as a performance fibre for sportswear, hosiery, underwear, shapewear, socks, outerwear and workwear. ...

  • 30th April 2012

    MA/ MSc Technology Integrated Knit Design

    This new one-year Masters degree has been developed to meet the industry’s demand for a postgraduate course within the field of fashion knitwear design and product innovation in knitted technical textiles. Aimed at graduates and professionals from both desi...

  • 27th April 2012

    VDMA: Upgrading China's textiles industry

    According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai is an excellent platform for German technology suppliers who will play a key role in the technological upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry....

  • 23rd April 2012

    Techtextil North America moves to California in 2013

    The tenth edition of Techtextil North America TTNA), the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place from 19-21 March 2013 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California....

  • 18th April 2012

    Teijin opens R&D centre in China

    Teijin has announced plans to establish Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. in August this year to conduct fibre and textile product research and development in Nantong, Jiangsu Province commencing April 2013. The move will enhance the Teijin group’s...

  • 17th April 2012

    Eurojersey launches cosmetic textiles range

    Leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey has introduced a new range of ‘intelligent’ cosmetic textiles under its patented Sensitive Fabrics brand. ...

  • 17th April 2012

    Freudenberg's local solutions for global markets

    Five companies from the Freudenberg Group, one of the world's largest producers of nonwovens with 22 manufacturing and processing sites in 13 countries, will join forces to present their integrated nonwovens and filtration solutions to industry professionals i...

  • 17th April 2012

    CRAiLAR certified USDA biobased

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its CRAiLAR Flax Fiber. ...

  • 16th April 2012

    Growing demand for Italian textile machinery in India

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is organizing two important workshops in Mumbai and Ichalkaranji, India, in order to respond to strong demand for Italian technology from the local textiles industry....

  • 11th April 2012

    Strong demand for space at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    The current challenges in the economic climate do not seem to have adversely affected demand for space at the third ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition and due to the overwhelming response, the show owners say they have now booked the remaining available space at the...

  • 10th April 2012

    Srixon gets to grip with Nanofront

    Teijin Fibers Limited, a Teijin Group company, has announced that it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for the palms of Srixon's new Pro Tour golf gloves...

  • 10th April 2012

    Gore launches new protective fabrics website

    W. L. Gore & Associates has launched a new website which aims to provide a comprehensive resource for its latest products and technologies and to improve the online experience for visitors. The new site features videos and animations to illustrate the science ...

  • 4th April 2012

    Outlast acquired by private equity firm

    Phase change materials (PCM) developer and marketer Outlast Technologies has been acquired by Golden Equity Investments, (GEI), a Colorado private equity firm that invests in operating businesses....

  • 3rd April 2012

    Teijin and CCFA to develop China fibre market

    Teijin has announced it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) in order to pursue business opportunities in the fields of chemical fibres and related industries in China. This is said to be first time the CCFA has entered in...

  • 28th March 2012

    Italian machine builders head to Atlanta

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has organized a Meeting Point where exhibiting Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions at Techtextil ...

  • 23rd March 2012

    Karl Mayer to celebrate 75th anniversary

    Leading German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is busy making preparations with its employees and customers to celebrate its 75th year in business. ...

  • 22nd March 2012

    Another record year for Lenzing

    Lenzing has continued on its dynamic growth path by posting record results for 2011. Despite a significant weakening of the global fibre market in the second half of 2011, Lenzing again achieved double-digit growth rates in sales and earnings, and surpassed th...

  • 21st March 2012

    Merino wool on show for protective clothing

    The annual Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show which takes place on the 17th-18th April this year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry is used to showcasing the very latest high-tech manmade fibres and materials but this year, Armadillo Merino will be demonstrating...

  • 13th March 2012

    NAT announces key CRAiLAR developments

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.(NAT), which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, announced key developments this week toward advancing its first full phase of production in order to supply its CRAiLAR fibre t...

  • 9th March 2012

    Nominations open for RISE Durable Product Award

    The nomination process is now open for the second annual RISE Durable Product Award that will be presented at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference in October....

  • 9th March 2012

    DyStar launches Sustainable Textile Service Programs

    DyStar Textile Services (DTS), the service division of the DyStar Group, has introduced its Sustainable Textile Service Programs which aim to help brands, retailers and their Industry partners reduce the impact of their products and processes on the environmen...

  • 8th March 2012

    Research shows merino fabrics biodegrade rapidly

    Researchers in New Zealand say they have found that nine months is all that it takes for merino wool garments to biodegrade when buried in soil. The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) carried out research where two sets of trials compared the biodegradation beha...

  • 7th March 2012

    Customized solutions from Freudenberg Nonwovens

    From sound insulation to submarine cables and wound care, Freudenberg offers a wide range of nonwoven solutions customized for specific customers and applications. In addition, Freudenberg Nonwovens says, it can offer such customized solutions anywhere in the ...

  • 7th March 2012

    Alexium preparing for commercial US debut

    Having secured significant additional finance in the past few weeks, Alexium now has a clear roadmap for accelerating the industry take-up of its potentially groundbreaking new flame retardant and oil and water repellent nylon treatment. ...

  • 6th March 2012

    Santoni seamless gets technical in Moscow

    Italian circular knitting machine builder Santoni and its sister company Lonati, the world’s leading hosiery machinery manufacturer, are heading to Moscow this month. The two Brescia based companies will be exhibiting at technical textiles exhibition Techtex...

  • 5th March 2012

    New developments from Harry Lucas

    German knitting machine manufacturer Harry Lucas has launched a range of new knitting machinery developments for 2012. Following a successful ITMA in September last year, the company has upgraded a number of its models and introduced new variants to meet custo...

  • 2nd March 2012

    The assessment of sustainability requires a look behind the scenes

    Ever since the media began discussing the amount of water needed to produce a pair of jeans, the image of an entire industry line has suffered. And unjustly! In fact, the textile industry is very committed to the protection of the environment, and so is the te...

  • 1st March 2012

    Lycra innovations to enhance ready to wear fashion

    Lycra fibre and innovations from Invista are positioned to play a prominent role in the spring and summer ready-to-wear fashions for 2013. Invista’s apparel experts have identified four focus areas for the next generation of ready-to-wear styles. A diverse s...

  • 28th February 2012

    Drexel's $1m Shima Seiki smart textiles laboratory

    For the past three years, Assistant Professor and Fashion Design Program Director Genevieve Dion of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has focused her research on identifying production methods that advance the field of we...

  • 27th February 2012

    Registration opens for Textile Institute World Conference 2012

    The Textile Institute (TI) together with its partner the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, has announced that registration for the 2012 World Conference is now open....

  • 23rd February 2012

    DyStar joins United Nations Global Compact

    DyStar has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with the objective of strengthening its commitment towards sustainability....

  • 22nd February 2012

    CRAiLAR maker ranked 4th in Clean Tech Sector

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, announced that TSX Venture Exchange has named the Company to its 2012 TSX Venture 50, a list assembled based on quantitative m...

  • 22nd February 2012

    Newlife celebrates first year at Première Vision

    A year after its launch at Expofil, Filature Miroglio, manufacturer of the Newlife fibre platform presented its Newlife Eco-Innovation Library at last week’s Première Vision in Paris. The Italian company reports great interest and turnout for Newlife and th...

  • 20th February 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q3 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that global yarn and fabric production were up in Q3 and that estimates for Q4 are also po...

  • 20th February 2012

    Lenzing introduces MicroModal Edelweiss

    At the spring trade shows in Paris last week, leading Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing presented its latest eco fibre, MicroModal Edelweiss, which is made from European beech wood using eco manufacturing processes. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    ISPO success for seamless specialist

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitted seamless (WKS) garments Cifra, which has recently signed a collaboration agreement with circular seamless giant Tefron, exhibited at ISPO in Munich last month for the first time, claiming the show was a resounding success. ...

  • 15th February 2012

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery

    ACIMIT, the organisation representing the Italian textile machinery manufacturers says that orders for Italian textile machinery sector are now back on the rise. ...

  • 13th February 2012

    Invisibility is the goal for truly smart fabrics

    The $4.2 trillion healthcare market is increasingly eating into the GDPs of nations, as people seemingly get fatter, do less exercise, and as populations become drastically older....

  • 12th February 2012

    Hohenstein opens testing lab in Hong Kong

    On 9 December 2011, Prof. Stefan Mecheels, Head of the Hohenstein Institute, opened the new test laboratory at the International Textile Testing and Service Centre in Hong Kong. It was an opportunity to tell the approximately 70 invited guests from all around ...

  • 10th February 2012

    Trimera Group to open seamless knitting centres

    Canada’s Trimera Group has announced the launch of its brand new Catalyst I warp and weft knit seamless knitting development and production centre in Montreal in March 2012. ...

  • 9th February 2012

    ISPO's Innovations Meet Winter's Challenges

    It would be difficult to find a more enjoyable trade fair than winter ISPO in Munich, where some 80,000 industry professionals and over 2300 exhibitors converged from 29 January to 1 February, in 17 halls filled with the best the outdoor industry has to offer....

  • 9th February 2012

    Innovative yarn for sportswear and leisure wear

    German scientists have developed a new versatile functional yarn which aims to give maximum comfort and has excellent thermal insulation properties. Working in partnership with Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH and Helmut Peterseim Strickwaren GmbH in Mühlhausen, resea...

  • 8th February 2012

    Nike adopts waterless dyeing technology

    Nike announced this morning that it has entered into a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines. By using recycled carbon...

  • 6th February 2012

    Continued growth for Italian textile machinery sector

    In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy’s textile machinery sector show a further increase in manufacturing production a...

  • 6th February 2012

    YKK launches revolutionary zipper concept

    YKK launched a revolutionary new zipper concept at ISPO Munich 2012 last week called Ultra Light Zipper, which is being developed to answer the ongoing lightweight trend in sports and outdoor apparel....

  • 3rd February 2012

    Hologenix develops new science advisory board

    Hologenix, manufacturer of Celliant, a responsive textile technology for apparel, bedding and veterinary products, has announced the formation of a Science Advisory Board. ...

  • 3rd February 2012

    DyStar joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

    DyStar has announced it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the collaborative venture established in 2011 by leading apparel retailers, suppliers and manufacturers with participation from academics and NGOs. ...

  • 2nd February 2012

    Gore named a top US workplace

    W. L. Gore & Associates is among just five workplaces to appear on every list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For since the rankings debuted three decades ago. The global technology company, which continues to expand its workforce, earned the No. 38 spot on...

  • 1st February 2012

    ISPO 2012 marks major milestone for ion-mask

    P2i was promoting its ion-mask technology at the ISPO Munich show last weekend (29 January - 1 February 2012). ...

  • 31st January 2012

    China's closed loop recycling for uniforms

    The Teijin Group has announced the launch of a program in China for collecting and recycling used uniforms, in collaboration with Shandong Asahi Green Source Hi-Tech Farm Co., Ltd. and Shandong Asahi Green Source Milk Products Co., Ltd., both subsidiaries of A...

  • 30th January 2012

    NAT and Tuscarora to expand CRAiLAR applications

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), producer of one of the first new natural fibres in decades, CRAiLAR, announced today it will partner with Tuscarora Yarns, a leading yarn innovator, to explore a range of new blended yarns using CRAiLAR Flax....

  • 27th January 2012

    Schoeller launches water repellent eco finish

    Schoeller Technologies is launching a new fluorocarbon free textile finish which repels water at this weekend’s ISPO in Munich. The Swiss company, known for its innovative products, will exhibit its ecorepel finish for the first time at the Munich event whic...

  • 26th January 2012

    Eschler makes fresh start for winter 2013-14

    Swiss manufacturer of functional knitted fabrics Christian Eschler is to make a fresh start with the launch of its Winter 2013/14 collection after announcing in November that it was relocating production from its Swiss production plants to its subsidiaries in ...

  • 25th January 2012

    Bayer builds plant for coating materials

    Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. ...

  • 24th January 2012

    From FP7 to Horizon 2020

    The 7th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 29 – 30 March 2012 in Brussels. The scope of this one-and-a-half-day event will be to present and discuss how future EU research, innovation and industry policies...

  • 24th January 2012

    Alexium rolls out flame retardant nylon treatment

    Disruptive RST technology company Alexium has begun the commercial roll-out of its flame retardant, oil and water repellent nylon, which it says has met key technical milestones for flame retardancy, water repellency and durability. ...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Texprocess Americas addresses pressing issues

    The latest in product development, technology, and international trade updates for the sewn products industry will be presented by industry experts and leaders from around the world during the 2012 Texprocess Americas Symposium being held April 24 - 26, 2012 a...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Handbook of Technical Textile Design

    A new book entitled ‘Handbook of Technical Textile Design’ has been launched by authors Michael and Matthew Litton; two well known Ayrshire, Scotland, based technical textiles designer/ developers. The book is available in e-format (PDF) and can be purchas...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Workwear fabrics in perfect balance

    Comfort and durability are key features of modern workwear fabrics. The right balance of softness; absorbency and stability are essential characteristics of an all-purpose fabric and an absolute must for rental textiles. To meet the stringent requirements of ...

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the...

  • 18th January 2012

    Sustainability in Textiles & Clothing: Why Should We Care?

    Sustainability is the mega-trend of our time. The range of sustainable products and services is constantly on the rise. However, the concept of sustainability cannot be viewed in isolation but demands a holistic approach: it is not a case of "either ... or"...

  • 18th January 2012

    Warp & Weft - Cifra & Tefron in Seamless Partnership

    In a sensational deal announced today, two of the world's market leading manufacturers of knitted seamless apparel are to collaborate to produce a new line of unique lingerie, bodyshapers, posture garments and sportswear products based on seamless warp kni...

  • 17th January 2012

    Invista extends Lycra Sport fabric range

    Lycra brand owner Invista, set new textile technology standards in high-performance active wear and outdoor apparel standards when it initially launched its Lycra Sport fabric certification program two years ago.  The company is now expanding the range by i...