Clothing & Footwear

  • 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 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...

  • 13th January 2012

    Lenzing continues to supply FR fibres to US army

    Lenzing is to continue to supply flame-resistant specialty fibres for a new generation of U.S. Army combat uniforms with the signature of U.S. President Obama formally approving the National Defense Authorization Act enabling the delivery of TenCate Defende...

  • 9th January 2012

    Shima Seiki launches electronic SFG-I glove knitting machine

    Leading Japanese flat knitting and glove knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki has launched a brand new electronically controlled version of its legendary SFG series glove knitting machine. The SFG-I is available in 10, 13, 15 and 18 gauges and in sizes M,...

  • 9th January 2012

    Invista announces changes to global spandex business

    Lycra brand owner Invista has announced changes to its global spandex business. In a statement this afternoon Invista Apparel President Dave Trerotola announced changes to the global organisational structure which the company says will foster innovation an...

  • 21st December 2011

    Lenzing ramps up production of Smartcel and SeaCell fibres

    Market leader in the production of cellulose fibres Lenzing is to exclusively produce the lyocell based specialty fibres Smartcel and SeaCell which were developed by German company Smartfiber AG of Rudolstadt. The two companies have been cooperating for s...

  • 12th December 2011

    Kertak Nanotechnology invests in Forcespinning technology

    Kertak Nanotechnology, a leading manufacturer of ceramic nanofibers located in the Czech Republic, has invested in FibeRio Technology Corporation's new continuous nanofibre production system, the Cyclone FE 1.1 with Forcespinning technology. Kertak manufa...

  • 9th December 2011

    Adidas, MIT, Nike and Philips front Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced the agenda for the 8th annual Smart Fabrics 2012 conference which includes speakers from Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting. The scheduled presenters for Smart Fabrics 2012 include: ·         Dr. Vicki A. Barbur...

  • 8th December 2011

    Call for papers and student grant

    EDANA has announced that the deadline for the call for papers and student grant for the Nonwovens Research Academy has been extended to the 20th of January 2012 to accommodate the holiday period, and allow as many industry experts to submit their papers for...

  • 7th December 2011

    Groz-Beckert launches iPad app for textile manufacturers

    Groz-Beckert has launched an iPad app called myGrozBeckert for weaving, knitting, felting, tufting and sewing, which it says will keep textile manufacturers up to date on the company's product range and provide them with a set of useful conversion and calc...

  • 1st December 2011

    Overwhelming response for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    Despite the current global economic slowdown, the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers are said to be still strongly attracted to the prospects offered by China, the world's largest textile producer. This can be seen from the overwhelming respons...

  • 1st December 2011

    Wearable Technologies 5

    The Fifth Wearable Technologies Conference will take place alongside the ISPO sports show in Munich, Germany, on January 30, 2012. The conference will focus on key areas in which wearable electronics and smart textiles are rapidly emerging, including sports...

  • 30th November 2011

    Dressing for elements is key - Layer up say pros

    According to Duofold by Champion, a HanesBrand brand, more than 20 million Americans participate in snow sports from Nordic skiing to snowboarding, and ski professionals say that most first-time skiers will be cold when hitting the slopes this winter. Mor...

  • 29th November 2011

    Teijin introduces new Octa multi functional fibre

    Polyester fibres producer Teijin Fibers has developed a unique polyester fibre with a distinctive, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fibre. The new fibre, named Octa after its octopus-like appe...

  • 23rd November 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for Techtextil NA

    Messe Frankfurt has announced Miguel Caballero, the' Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing', as the Keynote Speaker for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2012, to be held 24-26 April  2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

  • 23rd November 2011

    Carvico and Jersey Lomellina launch Life Cycle Control project

    Leading Italian warp and circular knitted fabric manufacturers Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, both Carvico Group companies, have launched a new eco initiative - Life Cycle Control (LCC) project - at Mare Di Moda/ Intimo Di Moda which opened here this morning...

  • 22nd November 2011

    Oerlikon reorganizes textile machinery business

    Switzerland headquartered Oerlikon Group has announced it will simplify its textile machinery businesses to further increase competitiveness and profitability. The three key elements of the change are the consolidation of the five textile machinery and comp...

  • 21st November 2011

    Techtextil India 2011: Final Report

    The third edition of the biennial Techtextil India 2011, which took place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai earlier last month, welcomed 3814 visitors from 27 countries to visit its 130 exhibitors. The exhibiting countries were (in order of highest ...

  • 17th November 2011

    Yarn and fabric output down- Q4 outlook positive

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the second quarter of 2011. Year on year global fabric production was down for the quarter and although estimates for both yarn and fabric production are n...

  • 16th November 2011

    OEKO-TEX General Managers plan for 2012 and beyond

    With 11,283 certificates issued in the last year alone, and more than 9,500 companies involved in the scheme in over 90 countries, the OEKO-TEX organisation says its OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has once again confirmed its position as the world's leading certific...

  • 11th November 2011

    Demand for elastane fibres set for significant growth

    Demand for elastane fibres, known as spandex in the USA and parts of Asia, is set to grow considerably according to a new report, ‘Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort', from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. ...

  • 11th November 2011

    New applications and markets for technical textiles

    According to a series of new Textiles Intelligence reports, global demand for technical textiles is on the rise as new applications and new markets continue to emerge. The reports can be purchased via Innovation in Textiles by following the links below: I...

  • 10th November 2011

    New appointment at Cordura Performance & Protective Fabrics

    Invista's Cordura brand team welcomed Iain Bradley as European business manager for the Performance and Protective Fabrics group in October. In his new role, Bradley will lead marketing, sales, and new business development activities to help grow Cordura b...

  • 10th November 2011

    Lenzing fibres get USDA sustainability certification

    Lenzing has announced that it's Tencel and Lenzing FR fibres have been certified as 100% Biobased by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Biobased certification is part of the BioPreferred program which encourages government agencies and contracto...

  • 9th November 2011

    Poor third quarter for Italian textile machinery

    Following several quarters of sustained recovery since the lows recorded during the 2008-2009 period, Italy's textile machinery sector is now seeing a downturn in orders. According to an economic survey carried out by the Italian machine builders associati...

  • 4th November 2011

    Conference: Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011

    The Textile Institute with the support of the Manchester & Cheshire Section and the Technical Textiles SIG will be building on the success of last year's event and hosting this one day conference on 30 November 2011. ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011...

  • 3rd November 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects reinforces market focused strategy

    3 November 2011, Singapore Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries which was originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrat...

  • 2nd November 2011

    Messe Frankfurt teams up with Esmod fashion school

    One of the world's leading trade fair companies and a leading fashion school have joined forces to promote sustainable fashion. Messe Frankfurt, Germany's leading trade fair organiser and the international École Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode...

  • 1st November 2011

    Clariant relocates Textile Chemicals HQ to Singapore

    Specialty chemicals company Clariant today officially inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore. Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile appli...

  • 31st October 2011

    KPS Capital Partners buys American & Efird from Ruddick

    KPS Capital Partners, LP has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire American & Efird, Inc. (A&E) from Ruddick Corporation through a newly-formed affiliate, A&E Global, for $180.0 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustme...

  • 26th October 2011

    Multi-risk protection gets comfortable at A+A

    Sabine Anton-Katzenbach reports from A+A in Dusseldorf The biannual trade show A+A in Düsseldorf is a must for everyone who is involved in safety and health at work. And it is an important newsroom for the latest technical textiles applied in protective clot...

  • 25th October 2011

    Forcespinning production system debuts at Filtration 2011

    FibeRio Technology Corporation announced today that it will launch its new 1.1 meter wide continuous nanofibre production system at the INDA Filtration 2011 show in Chicago on November 16th. The company says its Cyclone Fiber Engine 1.1 is the first full scal...

  • 21st October 2011

    Norwegian Woolmark licensees win with merino

    Two Norwegian producers of knitted merino wool apparel have recently taken major industry awards in the active/outdoor sector. Both Aclima and Devold are well established design leaders in the growing active/outdoor market but also supply to the important wor...

  • 21st October 2011

    VDMA: ITMA 2011 results exceeded expectations

    According to the VDMA, German exhibitors at ITMA drew very positive conclusions from September's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. 83% of exhibiting VDMA members assessed their overall experience of the fair as good to very good. 91% said the quality of visitors was go...

  • 18th October 2011

    NILIT to showcase innovations at Intertextile Shanghai

    Israel based Nylon 6.6 producer Nilit has announced it will be showing its innovative yarn range, including the company's novel Innergy yarn at the forthcoming Intertextile Shanghai 2011 trade fair. At the show, Nilit will also showcase the Nilit BodyFashion T...

  • 17th October 2011

    RITE Group Conference seeks paradigm shift through traceability

    RITE Group Conference seeks paradigm shift through traceability 17 October 2011 Debra Cobb reports from London How can the apparel textile industry link together its diverse efforts toward sustainability in a way that is meaningful to the brand, retailer an...

  • 13th October 2011

    Merz launches new medical compression hosiery machine

    Specialist German producer of circular knitting machines for medical stockings Merz launched a new four feed machine with reciprocating heel and toe movement at last month's ITMA. The Merz CC4 II replaces the company's tried and tested CC4 MED model for the p...

  • 11th October 2011

    REPORT: Information on Man Made Fibres

    CIRFS, the Brussels based European Man‐made Fibres Association has published its latest statistical report on developments in the global man‐made fibres industry. The report, ‘Information on Man‐made Fibres' is the 47th edition of this valuable summary...

  • 10th October 2011

    Strong growth predicted as Techtextil India 2011 opens

    India's technical textiles industry is expected to grow to a value of Rs 1,58,000 crore by 2017, a senior government official said at the opening of Techtextil India 2011 in Mumbai, Moneycontrol reports. "The technical textiles industry is forecast to grow at...

  • 7th October 2011

    Energy saving initiative stimulates Japanese apparel market

    A Japanese government-sponsored initiative known as Cool Biz has encouraged companies to allow employees to dress more casually, including shedding the traditional suit coat and tie, in an effort to save energy for the past few summers. This year, however, in...

  • 7th October 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects opens new facility in Brazil

    Huntsman Textile Effects has officially opened its 12th Formulation and Distribution Center (FDC) in Sao Paolo, Brazil that further enhances the company's ability to shorten the supply chain in its Americas markets. The FDC will focus on the production of dyei...

  • 5th October 2011

    Attending to consumption at ITMA

    Adrian Wilson in Barcelona Without a doubt, savings in energy, water and raw materials were the key drivers for the machine and process innovations on show at this year's ITMA in Barcelona. ACIMIT and the VDMA - as the respective textile machinery trade asso...

  • 3rd October 2011

    Clariant launches new generation flame retardant

    Clariant's innovative program for fire retardancy, Sustainable Protection, was detailed in full on the 22 September, the opening day of ITMA - the first of six ‘innovation sessions' scheduled by the company during the exhibition in Barcelona. According to C...

  • 1st October 2011

    Lenzing launches eco Modal Edelweiss

    Lenzing has launched an eco version of its Modal fibre at this autumn's trade shows. The Austrian company's new Lenzing Modal Edelweiss is said to be produced by an innovative, eco friendly manufacturing technology. "The Lenzing group has always set the techn...

  • 28th September 2011

    Hong Kong knitter signs CRAiLAR flax fibre deal

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has entered into a purchasing agreement for a minimum of one and a half million pounds of CRAiLAR Flax fibre with Brilliant Global Ltd, the Hong Kong-based private label knitwear manufacturer which produces a broad sp...

  • 23rd September 2011

    Clariant launches Quiospheres cosmetotextiles effect

    Innovation is the key theme for Clariant at ITMA 2011 and one of the most important developments being presented by the global textile solutions provider is Quiospheres, a high strength, high performance effect in cosmetotextiles that is said to generate welln...

  • 22nd September 2011

    VDMA launches new textile machinery website

    As ITMA opens here today, Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association has announced the launch of a new internet portal for the global textiles industry www.machines-for-textiles.com . The machine builders association says the portal will be a useful tool for...

  • 14th September 2011

    Loeffler offers functionality with elastane by creora

    Austrian premium brand Löffler, known for its innovative sportswear with strong design and optimum comfort is highlighting ‘Transtex light' a fabric made from polypropylene and elastane by creora in its summer collection. The extremely light, single-layere...

  • 14th September 2011

    Xennia appoints Laurie Geldenhuys as Commercial Director

    Xennia Technology has announced the appointment of Mr Laurie Geldenhuys as Commercial Director. Dr Alan Hudd, Xennia's Managing Director, comments: "Xennia has many years of knowledge and experience in developing inkjet inks for a variety of important applica...

  • 13th September 2011

    Groz-Beckert offers comprehensive training programme

    Groz-Beckert is to launch its offer to the textiles industry of a comprehensive training programme under its new Groz-Beckert Academy at ITMA in Barcelona this month. The company says the entirely new offer is distinctive for its hands-on practicality, experie...

  • 8th September 2011

    Tencel capacity expansion completed at Heiligenkreuz

    Lenzing has announced it has successfully completed its capacity expansion drive initiated three years ago at its fibre production facility located in Heiligenkreuz in the Burgenland region of Austria. Production capacity of the cellulose fibre Tencel has bee...

  • 5th September 2011

    Symposium addresses India's technical textiles needs

    The organisers of Techtextil India have announced program details for the Techtextil India Symposium which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 11-12 October 2011 alongside the exhibition. The symposium has been designed to offer pract...

  • 5th September 2011

    Energy efficiency will be hot topic

    Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association says a hot topic at the forthcoming ITMA in Barcelona will be ‘efficient production', as growing energy and raw material prices lead textile manufacturers around the world to optimize their cost structures and pro...

  • 1st September 2011

    Indian state plans Rs 110 crore technical textiles park

    The western Indian state of Maharashtra is to get its first technical textiles park at Ichalkaranji off Kolhapur in the state's western region. According to a report in the Business Standard yesterday the project involves an investment of Rs 110 crore, Rs 50 c...

  • 26th August 2011

    India's technical textiles industry to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion by 2017

    According to a report in India's Economic Times yesterday  the country's technical textiles industry is projected to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion ($31.4 billion) by 2016-17, with healthcare and infrastructure sectors accounting for a major chunk of the consumption...

  • 23rd August 2011

    Lenzing records most successful first half in company's history

    The Lenzing Group has reported record results after the most successful first half year in the company's history. Following a very good first quarter 2011, sales and earnings were significantly surpassed in the second quarter of 2011 and the company has now s...

  • 16th August 2011

    Invexus invisible plasma coatings launched

    Triton Systems, Inc. has launched its Invexus brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings which are deposited via its patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology. Invexus for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbi...

  • 15th August 2011

    IFAI Advanced Textiles Europe 2011 to showcase new technologies

    Leading experts from around the world will gather in Barcelona at the fourth Industrial Fabrics Association International Advanced Textiles Europe conference (AT Europe '11) which is being held alongside ITMA 2011 with two consecutive morning sessions on 26 an...

  • 12th August 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011 ‘New Paradigms in the Global Textile Industry' To be held 19-20 September 2011, Barcelona The ITMF Annual Conference 2011 takes place next month in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 September 19/20, 2011 prior to the start of ITMA 20...

  • 11th August 2011

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q1 2011

    In the 1st quarter of 2011 global yarn and fabric production fell compared to the previous quarter but rose in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2010. The decrease in global yarn production resulted from lower outputs in Asia, Europe and South America. It has ...

  • 11th August 2011

    New technique scales up nanofibre production

    A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibres, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. "Collections of nanofibres, because they are porous and l...

  • 10th August 2011

    New developments from Harry Lucas for ITMA

    Harry Lucas Textilmaschinen GmbH is a textile machinery manufacturer specializing in circular warp and weft knitting machines and knit braiders. The well established German company's highly specialized machines are exported worldwide for production of fabric u...

  • 9th August 2011

    Xennia to unveil digital textile printing solutions at ITMA

    UK based Xennia Technology, a leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, will be demonstrating its range of inkjet printers and inks for digital textile decoration at ITMA, the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery, in Barcelona on 22-29 September 2...

  • 9th August 2011

    Interview with Karl Mayer's Fritz P. Mayer

    The following interview was conducted by Kettenwirk-Praxis (KWP) in the run up to ITMA in Barcelona. KWP: Karl Mayer is one of the largest exhibitors at ITMA 2011. What do you expect to achieve by exhibiting at ITMA? Fritz P. Mayer: We are hoping to meet hig...

  • 8th August 2011

    VIDEO: Smart Textiles Salon 2011

    Systex, organisers of the Smart Textiles Salon (STS) say it is an innovative exhibition concept. "It combines the transfer of theory through a presentation of various exposés from the field of Smart Textiles as well as hands-on practical insight through demon...

  • 5th August 2011

    Dates announced for 8th annual Smart Fabrics Conference

    IntertechPira has announced that Smart Fabrics 2012 will take place April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event, now in its eighth year, is expected to bring together experts from a variety of industries, including textiles, fashi...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Indian technical textiles sector to reach US$36 billion in 5 years

    According to media reports the Indian government now estimates that the country's growing technical textiles sector will reach US$36 billion by 2016-17. According to an article on www.commodityonline.com by leading technical textiles academic Seshadri Ramkumar...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Technical Service for Sewing & Joining Technology

    Groz-Beckert says it has set a new benchmark in customer service by setting up Sewing Expertise Centres world-wide for fast answers to application problems, making at the same time a closer connection to its customers. Groz Beckert's Sewing Expertise Centres ...

  • 1st August 2011

    Amyris partners with Kuraray to develop renewable polymers

    California's Amyris, Inc. has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray Co., Ltd. to develop innovative polymers from Biofene, a renewable hydrocarbon building block made using Amyris's technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to replace ...

  • 29th July 2011

    2011 OUTLOOK draft programme announced

    EDANA has announced that the draft programme for the 10th edition of OUTLOOK, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from the 28th to the 30th September 2011. Included in the programme are sessions which focus on business and future perspectives, retail a...

  • 25th July 2011

    RISE conference to connect innovation with real world applications

    With the ambitious goal of connecting cutting-edge technical innovation with real world applications, the second annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference will be held October 3-6 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, N...

  • 19th July 2011

    New Garnett-e-Controls for textile machinery

    Garnett Controls Ltd (UK) is launching its new generation retrofit control systems for textile machinery aimed at replacing traditional inefficient drive systems with economic, easy to use, and expandable systems. Utilising the latest in touch screen technolo...

  • 18th July 2011

    ITMA to feature extended Research & Education pavilion

    According to show owner CEMATEX, visitors to ITMA 2011 can look forward to knowledge-sharing, cross-fertilisation of ideas and more collaborative interactions with some of the world's leading textile researchers and educators. A total of 46 institutions have...

  • 14th July 2011

    Researchers print solar cells onto paper and fabric

    By David L. Chandler, MIT New MIT-developed materials are making it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out o...

  • 13th July 2011

    Far Infra Red technology can be printed onto fabrics

    Following the recent launch from Schoeller Textil AG, the company's energear technology will now be available commencing summer 2011 under licence from group company Schoeller Technologies.   energear is a recently launched novel textile technology from the ...

  • 8th July 2011

    Karl Mayer highlights for ITMA 2011

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, Karl Mayer will be presenting at this year's ITMA 2011 exhibition for the first time with all of the company's business units on the same 1400 square metre exhibition stand. "Visitors will h...

  • 8th July 2011

    DyStar moves forward

    DyStar says it is continuing to move ahead of expectations in spite of difficult market conditions as it returns to profitability. Overall sales revenue increased by approximately 15% over the same period last year. "We wouldn't have achieved such good progre...

  • 7th July 2011

    Extended fibres and yarns area at ITMA 2011

    Organisers of the ITMA 2011 textile machinery exhibition are extending the area dedicated to fibres and yarns at this year's show due to what they call overwhelming demand. Debuting at the show's 60th anniversary, the fibres and yarns section was due to occup...

  • 6th July 2011

    Teijin shows eco cushioning material for bra cups

    Polyester fibre producer Teijin Fibers has announced today it will present its urethane-alternative environmentally friendly high-performance polyester cushioning material for bra cups, called ELK, at Interfiliere in Paris from July 9 to 11. ELK is said to be...

  • 6th July 2011

    ATNT conference to be held in Coimbatore, India

    The 7th edition of the Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles" (ATNT 2011) international conference is to take place in Coimbatore, India from 15-17 December 2011. The ATNT conference originated in 2004 through the efforts of Lubboc...

  • 6th July 2011

    FibeRio wins R&D 100 award for nanofibre production equipment

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced it has been selected by the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. The accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the p...

  • 5th July 2011

    Endless possibilities from Performance Fibers at Techtextil

    Performance Fibers, a specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in The Americas, Europe and Asia, showed just some of its extensive product range at the recent Techtextil in Frankfurt.  The USA based company, which is ...

  • 4th July 2011

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can: Treat depression Integrate physical training into everyday life Increase safety at festivals Can sign ...

  • 4th July 2011

    Comez innovations for ITMA 2011

    Italian narrow fabrics machine builder Comez will take part at this year's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with important innovations including new and renewed machine models.  The Italian company says it will highlight the excellence of its technology from its broad ...

  • 29th June 2011

    Master the art of innovation with Huntsman Textile Effects

    ITMA 2011 is focused on innovation driving the business, with cutting-edge solutions for the entire textile value chain. Huntsman Textile Effects has announced it will showcase recent innovation delivering real value to mills, brands, retailers and consumers i...

  • 28th June 2011

    Polyester fabric offers water absorption and oil repellency

    Polyester fibre and fabrics producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has developed a new stain-resistant polyester fabric that offers, both water absorption to eliminate stickiness and oil repellence to resist oil-based soiling. According to Teijin, the...

  • 23rd June 2011

    German technology for the Chinese technical textiles industry

    Germany's VDMA -Textile Machinery Association is organising a series of one day conference and exhibitions called ‘German Technology for the Chinese Technical Textile Industry', which will take place from 5 to 9 March 2012 in Jinan, Hangzhou and Guanzhou. S...

  • 21st June 2011

    Super Absorbent Fibre well received at China Hygiene Exhibition

    UK-based based Technical Absorbents, part of the Bluestar Fibres Company Limited, reports that it enjoyed a record number of enquiries for its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) at the recent China Hygiene Exhibition (CIHPEC 2011). CIHPEC 2011 hosts a wide range of ...

  • 16th June 2011

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2012 - Call for Papers

    The ninth edition of Techtextil North America Symposium will be held from 24-26 April 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in at Atlanta, GA. "We are pleased to announce that in 2012, ATME-I (American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International) will be i...

  • 15th June 2011

    ITMA Asia + CITME supports buoyant Chinese textiles industry

    The third ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition is expected to draw positive response from leading textile machinery manufacturers as the Chinese textile industry continues to expand. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) ...

  • 13th June 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects appoints new VP Specialty Textiles

    Huntsman Textile Effects has announced the appointment of Mr. Kent E. Kvaal as the new Vice President of its Business Specialty Textiles Unit.   "Kent E. Kvaal is based at the Textile Effects headquarters in Singapore, and as Global Vice President of Special...

  • 9th June 2011

    Techtextil extends lead as innovation powerhouse

    Techtextil, the world's primary event for generating business between manufacturers and users of technical textiles and nonwovens has extended its industry leading position with more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries attending last month's Techtextil 2011...

  • 8th June 2011

    Luxicool - the cooler than cool yarn

    High-tech Belgian monofilaments producer Luxilon Industries NV has developed an award winning cooling monofilament yarn which can cause the surface of fabrics to cool by up to 3.7°C. Luxicool was developed in conjunction with French knitted fabrics producer S...

  • 7th June 2011

    Research examines how to apply

    "Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer."  It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like ...

  • 6th June 2011

    NWtexnet into Europe

    Now a privately owned business following the ending of its contract with England's North West Development Agency, technical textiles cluster organisation NWtexnet held a breakfast briefing session for the region's industry on Wednesday June 1st 2011 in Bolton....

  • 6th June 2011

    Outlast polyester wins Techtextil Innovation Prize

    Outlast, the pioneer and market leader in temperature regulation phase change materials (PCM) impressed the international jury of Techtextil last month winning the Techtextil Innovation Prize 2011 in the New Materials category for the development of the world'...

  • 3rd June 2011

    Smart and sensory materials with built in technology

    The East Midlands' materials hub project (MATHUB) is running a seminar aimed at all companies and individuals who have an interest in Smart and Sensory Materials with built in technology. Key speakers are leading textile academics Professor Tilak Dias of Notti...

  • 2nd June 2011

    French textile machine builders see strong turnaround in 2011

    Interview with the President of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President, Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General, Evelyne Cholet, report on the present state and the persp...

  • 1st June 2011

    Trying to understand Russia

    Adrian Wilson reports from Techtextil in Frankfurt One thing I noticed at this year's Techtextil was a considerable rise in both exhibitors and visitors from Russia, compared to the last show two years ago. There are no figures available from show organiser ...

  • 31st May 2011

    Techtextil: Steiger targets technical textile markets

    Swiss flat knitting machine builder Steiger was exhibiting for the first time last week at Techtextil, the leading German show owned by Messe Frankfurt which focuses on technical textiles. Steiger, which is now owned by giant Chinese flat knitting machine bui...

  • 27th May 2011

    Jump in global shipments of textile machinery in 2010

    Following a strong investment boom that reached its peak in 2007, shipments of new textile machinery were in strong decline aggravated by the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009. However, in 2010 global shipments of new textile machinery recorded...

  • 27th May 2011

    Techtextil and Texprocess shows convince industry

    Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened its doors on Tuesday in Frankfurt and closed yesterday, counting 24,500 visitors* (2009: 23,902). Over half of the visitors to the show and its Material Vision cuttin...

  • 25th May 2011

    Invista to invest US$100 million in new spandex plant in Brazil

    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, is investing more than US$100 million in a new Lycra fibre production plant in Brazil. Construction for the expansion project will begin immediately, with an expected opening...

  • 24th May 2011

    2011 Textile Institute Awards Launched

    The Textile Institute has announced the launch of its prestigious 2011 Medals and Awards. Following on from the success in 2010, the Awards are expected to acknowledge the dedicated work of individuals and provide recognition for organisations showing outst...

  • 22nd May 2011

    Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision 2011 ready for take-off

    With a total of 1561 exhibitors from 60 countries, the new trade-fair combination of Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision opens its doors this week in Frankfurt am Main for the first time. With this constellation including the new Texprocess trade f...

  • 19th May 2011

    Call for Papers: Managing Innovation in Textiles

    CALL FOR PAPERS Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference ‘Managing Innovation In Textiles’, papers are now invited for the 2nd international conference to be held in Manchester on 30 November 2011. The technical textile industry has ...

  • 19th May 2011

    Techtextil invitation to innovate with DSM Dyneema

    Visitors to the DSM Dyneema booth at next weeks Techtextil in Frankfurt will learn how exploiting the special properties of Dyneema fibre, the Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre from DSM, is resulting in innovation for a wide range of h...

  • 18th May 2011

    50th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC)

    50th Anniversary, 14 - 16 September 2011 Communicating the future of man-made fibres Umbrella Theme: “Man-made Fibers – the Next 50 Years” – a good choice Plenary Speakers and Visionaries Enlarge the Spectrum of Lectures Panel Discussion on the Top...

  • 16th May 2011

    Performance Fibers appoints new European president

    Performance Fibers, the specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, has announced the appointment of Greg Vas Nunes as President of Performance Fibers Europe.  Mr Vas Nunes has alread...

  • 16th May 2011

    Students design fabric for charging mobile phones

    Four students from Aalborg University in Denmark have designed a smart fabric technology which aims to make mobile phones and other hand held devices truly mobile.  Students Hans Christian Thiesen, Mads Gydegaard, Morten Ydefeldt and Marius Koppang were award...

  • 10th May 2011

    Karl Mayer to highlight new applications at Techtextil

    Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will be exhibiting alongside its subsidiary, Karl Mayer Malimo, a pioneer in the field of technical textiles, at this month’s Techtextil in Frankfurt. The well-known Obertshausen based company, not only builds effi...

  • 10th May 2011

    VDMA: Fritz P. Mayer re-elected Chairman

    Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen has been elected for the second time as Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Frankfurt on 6 May 2011. Mrs Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Br...

  • 6th May 2011

    Green Loop to keep more textile waste out of landfill

    Two North American companies with a combined 168 years of textile and fibre recycling experience, have formed a strategic partnership to increase the volume of post-consumer textiles saved from landfills. Leigh Fibers and Trans-Americas Textile Recycling ha...

  • 4th May 2011

    Eschler Textil set for year of innovation

    2011 is set to be a year of innovation for Eschler Textil GmbH. The German warp knitting company which specialises in technical textiles, moved into a new office and administration building in the Swabian town of Balingen in January, and is also planning to ex...

  • 4th May 2011

    Business information reports for technical textiles and nonwovens

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the technical textiles and nonwovens industries. The authoritative reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected...

  • 28th April 2011

    Unifi marks 40th anniversary with dedication to founder

    Leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns Unifi Inc. marked the dedication of its Yadkinville, N.C., facility to late founder, G. Allen Mebane IV on Tuesday, 26 April. A dedication ceremony at the G. Allen Mebane In...

  • 27th April 2011

    Nonwovens in a different class

    The advanced position of the nonwovens industry in respect of many aspects of trade was apparent at INDEX 11, which took place from April 12-15th in Geneva, Switzerland. Needless to say, the show made new records in respect of both exhibitors and visitors....

  • 27th April 2011

    Bill Mills sets up textiles and business support consultancy

    Bill Mills, an experienced UK based textiles specialist, has moved on from NWtexnet the UK regional development agency funded support organisation, to set up his own textiles and business support consultancy.   Using his global contacts and over 20 years e...

  • 21st April 2011

    RadiciGroup develops eco-friendly spandex

    RadiciSpandex Corp., a U.S. RadiciGroup company engaged in the production of RadElast spandex, is developing the world’s first eco-friendly elastane using a 100% renewably sourced material (biopolymer). “The innovative product line will be the world’...

  • 20th April 2011

    TCL2011 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

    First announcement and call for papers International Newsletters has announced that the original and most popular conference on textile coating and laminating is returning to the USA. The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace Ho...

  • 19th April 2011

    ITMA ASIA + CITME is door to China for textile

    The third edition of the combined ITMA ASIA + CITME show will be held from 12 to 16 June 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show aims to continue to be the leading marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the ...

  • 15th April 2011

    Levi's enter into development agreement for CRAiLAR flax fibre

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has announced it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR Flax fibre development agreement with Levi Strauss & Co. Commencing April 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR flax fibre in woven casual apparel p...

  • 12th April 2011

    Spotlight on Lycra Sport Fabric and Lycra T400

    Invista will be showcasing its performance-driven Lycra Sport fabrics as well as Lycra T400 fibre at the Performance Days Show at MTC world of fashion in Munich on 16 and 17 May 2011. Performance Days specialises in presenting functional fabrics and accesso...

  • 12th April 2011

    Study shows Dryarn offers high thermo-physiological comfort

    A recent study performed by the LATT laboratory in Biella, Italy is said to have shown that Aquafil Spa’s Dryarn, an innovative polypropylene micro fibre designed for high performance materials for underwear, sportswear and special technical applications ...

  • 11th April 2011

    Smart Fabrics move towards commercialization

    Debra Cobb reports from the 7th Smart Fabrics Conference The 7th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference, held April 4 – 6 at London’s Russell Hotel, covered an array of new technologies and applications focused on making our lives easier, safer, healthier and...

  • 8th April 2011

    New helicopter survival suit gets Outlast technology

    Survival-One Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and service of survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast technology for better comfort. We all know that water can be dang...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Technical Textile Markets reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading ...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Textile Outlook International reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading p...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Performance Apparel Markets reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading p...

  • 29th March 2011

    PhD Studentship in Development of Smart Yarn

    The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which allows us to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship. The studentships will pay UK / EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RC...

  • 29th March 2011

    Euratex urges EU action on raw materials crisis

    Euratex, voice of the European textiles and clothing industry, says the European textiles and clothing industry is now deeply concerned with the current situation in the raw materials markets. The Brussels based organisation has urged the EU to take prompt ...

  • 25th March 2011

    Inaugural lecture has smart textiles emphasis

    Around 70 academics, students and industrialists from the UK attended an inaugural lecture by Professor Tilak Dias, at Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Lecture Theatre at the end of February. Professor Dias holds the Chair of Knitting in the School of...

  • 22nd March 2011

    Reach tens of thousands of technical textiles buyers

    Readers interested in getting their marketing message in front of tens of thousands of technical textiles industry buyers in 2011 should check out the advertising opportunities now available on Innovation in Textiles. Request a copy of our new Media Informa...

  • 22nd March 2011

    French machinery manufacturers gear up for Techtextil

    The French textile machinery manufacturers group, which considers itself as part of the technical textiles industry, is all set to welcome technical textiles and nonwovens producers at Techtextil in Frankfurt from 24-26 May this year. “We understand the ...

  • 21st March 2011

    North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015

    The North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015 has recently been published by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The comprehensive report is the result of extensive interviews combined with market and production information provided...

  • 18th March 2011

    Hanesbrands signs 10 year CRAiLAR deal

              Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has agreed to a ten-year CRAiLAR fibre supply agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. that will commercialize NAT's proprietary flax fibres. Terms of the agreement were undisclosed. The deal represents...

  • 15th March 2011

    Buhler plans for greener future

    The words ‘Swiss Made’ are a highly regarded mark of origin, not only for watches, chocolate and precision tools, but also for textile industry products. A fine example in textiles is Hermann Bühler AG, which produces top-quality, super-fine yarns in S...

  • 14th March 2011

    Trevira introduces PLA fibres for nonwovens

    Polyester fibre and yarn producer Trevira is to show its first fibre developments made from PLA biopolymer Ingeo made under license from NatureWorks alongside it established polyester specialties for hygiene and technical applications at this year’s INDEX...

  • 10th March 2011

    Spacer fabrics feature at technical textiles symposium

    Leading German manufacturer of warp knitting machines Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest warp knitting technologies for technical applications, including a talk on spacer fabrics, at next week's Techtextil North America 2011 exhibition. The leading North...

  • 10th March 2011

    Techtextil: Schoeller Technologies Why reinvent the wheel?

    "Why re-invent the wheel? " - says high-tech textiles company Schoeller Technologies AG. The dynamic Swiss textiles company, which licences and markets successful new textile technologies developed by its parent company Schoeller Textil, says it can offer read...

  • 9th March 2011

    Second LYCRA fibre MOVES forum to be held in Barcelona

    The event aims to bring close to 250 textile industry professionals to the city for an experience that will stretch the imagination, providing insights into future industry, retail and consumer trends as well as a unique networking platform. The company ...

  • 9th March 2011

    New Eco-applicator soft coating solution from Monforts

    Leading manufacturer of machines and ranges for the dyeing and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, is to introduce its new improved soft coating solution at the leading technical textiles show Techtextil, which runs from 2...

  • 8th March 2011

    Strong growth continues in global yarn and fabric production

    According to a recently published report by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation), the strong global recovery in yarn and fabric production since their lows in the 1st quarter of 2009 continued into the 3rd quarter of 2010. In its State ...

  • 7th March 2011

    Final agenda announced for 7th annual Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced that the agenda has been finalized for its Smart Fabrics 2011 conference. Taking place at the Hotel Russell in London, UK, from 4-6 April, the conference will feature two full days of presentation as well as a pre-conference semi...

  • 4th March 2011

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery manufacturers

    Preliminary 2010 data drawn up by ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is said to show that a decisive recovery is under way for Italy’s textile machinery sector, in the wake of a 2009 which had been marked by a conspicuous ...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Techtextil North America 2011 Preview

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2011 this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. Techtextil North A...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Invista to build new nylon plant in China

     Invista, a world leader in nylon intermediates and fibres, has announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to construct a delayed manufacturing facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China to meet the region’s demand for nylon 6.6 int...

  • 1st March 2011

    Conference: Societal Challenges Textile Solutions

    The 6th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2011 in Brussels. With this year’s event entitled ‘Societal Challenges – Textile Solutions’, the European textile and clothing indus...

  • 28th February 2011

    Encouraging Success: Santoni Seamless in Sportswear - Casual & Athletic

    As reported on Knitting Industry on 15 February, leading Seamless knitting machine builder Santoni, showed a highly innovative range of sportswear at the recent Ispo show in Munich, the leading sportswear event in Europe.  Here, the Italian company’s ma...

  • 22nd February 2011

    16th Techtextil Symposium and 6th Avantex Symposium

    Techtextil, the world’s biggest trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will present a comprehensive symposium programme for exhibitors and visitors from 24 to 26 May 2011. As in the past, the 16th Techtextil Symposium and the 6th Avantex Sympos...

  • 21st February 2011

    Lenzing 2010 results confirm best ever year

    Preliminary figures show that Austria’s Lenzing Group, market leader in man-made cellulose fibres for the textile and nonwovens industries, has achieved record financial results in 2010. The determining factors for the result are reported as being the dyn...

  • 20th February 2011

    Wireless at ISPO

    Adrian Wilson reports from Munich By 2014, Nike’s target is that ten million people around the world will be hooked up via sensors in their clothing, footwear, wristwatches or other accessories to the Nike+ running community portal. As the latest chapt...

  • 17th February 2011

    Sinterama and Indorama consortium buys Trevira

    A consortium of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures PCL and Italy’s Sinterama are to take over Trevira, the polyester fibre manufacturer headquartered in Germany. On 4 February the consortium signed a share purchase agreement with Werner Schneider who re-estab...

  • 15th February 2011

    Santoni seamless innovations for sports and active markets

    Leading seamless knitting machine builder Santoni, a Lonati Group company, showed an interesting glimpse of the future with a striking range of garments for sportswear and activewear markets at last week’s Ispo show in Munich. On show was a range of inno...

  • 15th February 2011

    Danish project launches smart textiles competition for students

    A new ambitious project is said to be set to put Denmark on the world map of smart textiles and the opening of the project is to be marked by an international prize competition for students with a prize of Euro 6500. Students from all over Europe are invite...

  • 15th February 2011

    Chinese leader addresses ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit

    One of the most powerful men in Chinese textiles, Du Yuzhou, president of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), is to address international industry leaders at the ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit later this year. Mr Du is one of a trio of speake...

  • 8th February 2011

    Lenzing wins ispo Eco Responsibility Award

    Cellulose fibre manufacturer Lenzing Fibers  is one of the winners of this year’s ispo Eco Responsibility Award 2011. The Austrian company was declared winner in the new Fabrics & Fibres category for its sun screening Tencel Sun fibres, here in Munich y...

  • 8th February 2011

    LCA confirms CO2 footprint reduction for ECO2Technology

    Advansa has announced that an Independent Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has confirmed the CO2 footprint reduction of its ECO2Technology for its ThermoCool fibres. Advansa says the peer-reviewed study was conducted by TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Sc...

  • 2nd February 2011

    RadiciGroup, presents at Apparel Costs Rising: And Its Not Just Cotton

    The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a major American trade show held in Salt Lake City, Utah, concluded on Sunday, 23rd January. Among the participants were prestigious retailers from the outdoor sports sector (sportswear, equipment, footwear and accessorie...

  • 1st February 2011

    ATME-I to continue with Techtextil North America in 2012

    American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) and Messe Frankfurt USA have agreed on the inclusion of American Textile Machinery Exhibition–International (ATME-I) with Techtextil North America every even year starting in 2012. The two exhibitions successf...

  • 28th January 2011

    Alexium rolls out Cleanshell process

    Alexium has announced the development and commercial roll-out of its Cleanshell textile treatment process, an advanced process for water- and oil-repellent treatment of textiles. In a statement yesterday Alexium said: “This process offers unparalleled ...

  • 27th January 2011

    Euratex and IAF support Texprocess

    The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) have officially announced their support for Texprocess, the new international trade fair for processing textiles and flexible materials, in Frankfurt fro...

  • 25th January 2011

    Improved performance with MerinoPerform PRO

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is to launch its new MerinoPerform PRO fabric innovation at the ISPO international sports trade show in Munich, Germany next month. According to AWI, MerinoPerform PRO is a new knitted fabric technology made entirely of Mer...

  • 20th January 2011

    Scientists say skin unaffected by antibacterial clothing

    Hohenstein researchers carry out field study into the effect of antibacterial clothing on skin flora and microclimate. Trials show that the natural skin flora is unaffected even after long periods of wear. In recent years, antimicrobial textiles have becom...

  • 18th January 2011

    Outlast polyester partners acknowledged

    Outlast Technologies, a leader in heat management and moisture reduction technology in textiles, has named Far Eastern New Century Corporation as the primary partner involved in its new Outlast polyester fibre development. Outlast polyester, the company’s...

  • 17th January 2011

    In Memoriam: Luigi Omodeo Zorini

    A great entrepreneur and pioneer in the crochet knitting machine technology Mr Luigi Omodeo Zorini passed away on 24 December 2010, at the age of 86. He was the founder and president of Comez based in Cilavegna (PV), Italy, and had passionately dedicated h...

  • 13th January 2011

    Fibre cosmetics with Tencel C

    Lenzing is presenting its latest fibre innovation called Tencel C at Heimtextil, which opened yesterday in Frankfurt. The company says that after many years of research work, cosmetic properties can now be combined with the well-known skin-sensory advantage...

  • 12th January 2011

    Exhibitor space at Techtextil selling fast

    According to Messe Frankfurt, the current number of registrations for Techtextil 2011, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, indicates yet another successful exhibition. The organiser says that by the end of December, over 90% of ...

  • 7th January 2011

    Skin friendly polyester has stable pH level

    Teijin Fibers Limited announced today that it has developed a new polyester fabric that is gentle on the human skin by stably maintaining its mildly acidic pH level, similar to healthy skin. Teijin says that it will be the world’s first commercial polyest...

  • 4th January 2011

    The quest for greater comfort clothing and body climate

    The Hohenstein Institute’s Dr. Andreas Schmidt explains the fundamentals of clothing and body climate and the objective measurement of comfort. He then goes on to discuss the birth and the state of the art of functional textiles. 4 January 2011, Bönnighe...

  • 4th January 2011

    OEKO-TEX test criteria 2011

    4 January 2011, Zurich - The International OEKO-TEX Association has, as usual at the start of the year, updated its criteria and limit values for use when testing textiles for harmful substances in accordance with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100. “For many ye...

  • 31st December 2010

    Active silver underwear in race around the world

    Today, New Year’s Eve 2010, Barcelona is the main focus of the international sailing world as it is the starting point for the Barcelona World Race 2010/11, the second edition of a double handed non-stop race around the world. Textile technology will be ...

  • 21st December 2010

    Trevira reports healthy first year after restructuring

    Following its recent restructuring and launch as a new company, producer of specialist polyester yarns, Trevira GmbH says it can report a successful first year in business. The German company reports that all of its important product segments showed signs ...

  • 17th December 2010

    Scientists study environmental impact of silver nano-particles

    With the aim of confirming that textiles treated with silver nano-particles are harmless to the environment, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany,  together with 16 partners from research institutions, industry and the regulator...

  • 14th December 2010

    VDMA awards Germany's young textile engineers

    VDMA’s Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry has honoured three successful junior engineers in an award ceremony held as the closing event of the VDMA Textile Machinery Forum at Groz-Beckert’s headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen. executive p...

  • 14th December 2010

    Euratex and Cematex plan closer collaboration

    The representative bodies for the European Textile and Clothing Industry, Euratex, and the European Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in research, technological development innovatio...

  • 13th December 2010

    Lenzing to increase fibre capacity by 25%

    The Lenzing Group, world leader in man-made cellulose fibres, has set its course for the future expansion of its fibre production capacity. The recently agreed expansion program includes the construction of the first industrial-scale production plant for Te...

  • 10th December 2010

    Teijin to launch bio-derived PET fibre

    Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibres business, announced today that it will begin full production and marketing of a new plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibre in April 2012. Named Eco Circle PlantFib...

  • 8th December 2010

    Baltex wins innovation prize at TI World Conference

    UK based warp knitter of technical fabrics Baltex was awarded the prestigious prize for Product Innovation at the Textile Institute's centenary World Conference in Manchester at the beginning of November. Baltex was awarded the prize for work it had done o...

  • 8th December 2010

    Clariant raises prices for textile chemicals and dyes

    Clariant’s Textile Chemicals Business Unit has announced price increases for its ranges of textile chemicals and textiles dyes of up to 15%. The price rises will take effect immediately. “Continuing shortages in raw materials are creating an on-going ...

  • 7th December 2010

    ISUs new Chair focuses on functional apparel design

    When U.S. combat soldiers go into battle, they're now better protected because of some of Cheryl Farr's work. That's because Farr, Iowa State University's new Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing was part of the federally funded design team that ...

  • 2nd December 2010

    Leigh Fibers: Top 10 ways to make waste work for you

    A free white paper from Leigh Fibers explains the Top 10 ways a manufacturer can turn scrap into useful raw materials, with big benefits for the environment and the company’s bottom line. The white paper, ‘Waste Should Not Be Wasted — The Top 10 Way...

  • 1st December 2010

    Hohenstein Institute: Competence in textiles worldwide

    Interview with Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Head of the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim Q. Since they were founded in 1946 the Hohenstein Institutes have developed into one of the world’s leading research and service centres serving the textile indust...

  • 30th November 2010

    French textile machinery builders eye Turkey and Syria

    A delegation of French textile machinery manufacturers headed by Christian Guinet, Commercial Manager (Textile Division) of Stäubli France and Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Promotion Commi...

  • 29th November 2010

    Lenzing announces 10% increase in fibre price

    The Lenzing Group, world leader in man-made cellulose fibres, is to increase its fibre prices at beginning of 2011 by at least 10%, depending on the product. Price increases will take place in Lenzing’s Textile Fibers as well as in Nonwovens businesses. T...

  • 23rd November 2010

    Brazil hosts German textile machinery conferences

    430 delegates from the Brazilian textiles industry attended the recent Conference on German Technology for Brazilian Textiles in São Paulo and Blumenau, where decision makers as well as technicians were informed with regard to the latest technology trends...

  • 19th November 2010

    Atayne founder announced keynote for Techtextil North America 2011

    Techtextil North America has announced that Jeremy Litchfield, founder of performance apparel brand Atayne, will deliver the 2011 Keynote Address. Litchfield was chosen in an effort to highlight the high performance apparel and sporting industries as well a...

  • 19th November 2010

    Nonwovens start-up to open in South Carolina

    The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Clarendon County today announced that Treleoni Group will establish a new nonwovens manufacturing facility in Clarendon County. The $7.75 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs. "We are pleased...

  • 18th November 2010

    Win a trip to New Zealand at Icebreakers TouchLab in New York

    Icebreaker, the New Zealand based merino wool adventure apparel pioneer, has announced the grand opening of its first store called the Icebreaker TouchLab in Manhattan on December 1, 2010. The 2500 square foot SoHo store will be Icebreaker’s flagship, an...

  • 17th November 2010

    Smart Fabrics 2011 to be held in London

    The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 is to take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthrough...

  • 16th November 2010

    Lenzing records historic third quarter 2010

    Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has extended its strong first half performance into the third quarter of 2010, generating the best quarterly result in the company's history with earnings (EBIT) of Euros 60.8 million (Q3 2009, Euros 37.3 million).Nine-mont...

  • 10th November 2010

    Teijin to enter high-performance polyethylene market

    Teijin Limited announced today that it will enter the high-performance polyethylene (HP-PE) market by establishing its first production facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, aiming to start commercial production in the second half of 2011. Teijin plans to gr...

  • 8th November 2010

    Integrating platform for advanced smart textile applications

    Leading Belgian research institution Imec and its project partners have announced the launch of the European FP7 (Framework Program) project PASTA (Integrating Platform for Advanced Smart textile Applications) aimed at developing large-area smart textiles. ...

  • 5th November 2010

    The Textile Institute at 100 bright legacy, smart future

    Manchester weather at its very wettest failed to dampen the spirits of attendees from around the world at the Textile Institute Centenary Conference held here from November 2-4th. The venue was Manchester’s Midland Hotel, where the Institute was inaugura...

  • 4th November 2010

    ITMA returns to Italy in 2015

    CEMATEX owner of ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery show has announced that Italy will host the 17th edition of ITMA at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, from 12 to 19 November 2015. Fiera Milano won the international bid organised...

  • 29th October 2010

    First wellness label awarded to German sportswear producer

    German manufacturer of knitted sportswear Schneider Sportswear OHG from Albstadt in Baden-Württemberg has been awarded the Hohenstein Institute’s first Wellness Label for textiles and clothing. The company’s senior management was presented with the lab...

  • 27th October 2010

    Fila launches body toning apparel with Lycra Sport fabric

    Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, has teamed up with sports apparel brand Fila, to develop and release the Fila Body Toning System (BTS), a collection of engineered body toning workout apparel featuring Lycra Sport fabric. Aimed at the women's fitne...

  • 22nd October 2010

    Oeko-Tex presents sustainable textile webinar

    Oeko-Tex is to offer a free online seminar that overviews Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 certification, the independent validation that textile manufacturing facilities are operated with environmentally and socially responsible methods. The free one hour webinar w...

  • 18th October 2010

    ITMA 2011 expands to feature fibres and yarns

    As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the changing needs of global players, ITMA will feature a brand new section on fibres and yarns for its 2011 edition which will be held from 22 to 29 September at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, Spain.  The new fibr...

  • 18th October 2010

    Unifi introduces Repreve recycled FD filament polyester

    Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Is continuing in its drive to be a global leader in sustainable textiles with the introduction of Repreve FDY, a 100% recycled fully drawn yarn. Launching at the 2010 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show, Unifi says ...

  • 15th October 2010

    Clariant moves Textile Chemicals business to Asia

    Specialty chemical company Clariant announced today that its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) will relocate its headquarters to Singapore. Clariant says, the move, which is due to be completed by mid 2011, places the Textile Chemicals BU management team...

  • 13th October 2010

    Techtextil North America appoints Symposium Advisory Council

    Techtextil North America Symposium has been praised as ‘world class’ and ‘the best symposium of its kind’ by the trade press. In order to assure the continued popularity of the symposium, the Techtextil North America Symposium Advisory Council has b...

  • 6th October 2010

    Anvil Knitwear film - Message from Earth: Organic Matters

    Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sustainable apparel, premiered a digital short at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America Concert at Miller Park in Milwaukee on 2 October, as part of its sponsorship of the event. The thought provoking video educates...

  • 30th September 2010

    High risk of nicotine transfer from clothing, scientists say

    A recent study by the Hohenstein Institute highlights the risks of nicotine transfer from clothing. The term ‘third-hand smoke’, coined by Hohenstein scientists, refers to that part of cigarette smoke which is not inhaled by either the smoker themselves...

  • 28th September 2010

    Lenzing extends Tencel and Modal production sites

    The Lenzing group, market leader in cellulosic fibres, plans to significantly expand its production capacities and will invest EUR 120 million in both Europe and Asia in the projects which will be completed by 2011. Key measures include the expansion of pul...

  • 23rd September 2010

    Crailar processed flax is viable compliment to cotton

    Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), which recently developed hemp yarns and fabrics with cotton like properties, is now using flax fibres in the next phase of its Crailar technology. The productivity of processing using flax is said to be twice as effic...

  • 22nd September 2010

    Icebreaker introduces Realfleece

    In a market dominated by ‘petroleum-based’ clothing, pioneering New Zealand merino company Icebreaker, says it is offering a natural alternative to the synthetic knitted fleece. Icebreaker, which has pioneered merino outdoor clothing since 1994, is intr...

  • 22nd September 2010

    Coldblack nominated for German design prize

    A textile finishing technology used to produce clothing that keeps the wearer cooler under sunny conditions could be in line for one of Europe’s top design prizes. Coldblack, co-developed in Switzerland by speciality chemicals company Clariant and textile...

  • 8th September 2010

    Report: India Textile and Apparel Trends 2009

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Textile and Apparel Trends 2009" report its offering. The following is a report summary provided by the vendor: Report Summary: India's relationship with textiles began as early as 3000 B.C wit...

  • 7th September 2010

    Books: Applications of nonwovens in technical textiles

    Edited by R Chapman, Consultant, UK Woodhead Textiles Series No. 102 ‘Applications of nonwovens in technical textiles’ is a new book published by Woodhead Publishing in June 2010. The following is a product summary provided by the publisher: The...

  • 6th September 2010

    Exmovere to launch baby monitoring biosensor sleepwear

    Exmovere Holdings, Inc., a US based biomedical engineering company, has announced plans to release vital signs monitoring sleepwear for babies. The company says it is in the advanced stages of taking washable, conductive fabric-based biosensor pyjamas calle...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Teijin to promote eco-polyesters at Interfiliere

    Teijin Fibers Limited, the Teijin Group’s polyester fibres business, announced today that it will participate in Interfiliere Paris 2010, where it will exhibit its range of eco-friendly polyesters. Interfiliere, the world's leading international trade fai...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Early bird rate for Textiles Coating & Laminating conference

    Organisers would like to remind delegates there are only a few days left to save on registration for TCL2010, the international Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France from 4-5 November 2010. If you have not already register...

  • 1st September 2010

    Call for papers for Indian technical textiles conference

    The International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, which is being held from 11-13 November 2010 at IIT Dehli, in India has issued a call for papers. The conference is being organised by the Department of Textile technology at the Indian Insti...

  • 31st August 2010

    Eco-efficient denim dyeing process from Clariant

    Swiss chemicals giant Clariant has unveiled Pad/Sizing-Ox, a new eco-efficient dyeing process that the company says gives brand owners and retailers new opportunities to offer fashionable, high quality jeans based on the most sustainable, resource-saving pr...

  • 27th August 2010

    Lenzing records best half year in company history

    As with the first quarter of 2010, the Lenzing Group has made optimum use of favourable global market conditions achieving excellent results in Q2. Consolidated sales in the first half of 2010 climbed 43.6 %1 to EUR 847.2 million from EUR 589.9 million. ...

  • 26th August 2010

    Smart clothing could power electronic devices

    Researchers at the UK’s University of Southampton have revealed plans to develop fabrics for clothing which will generate electricity through wearers’ movement and body heat. It is believed the technology could be used to power personal devices such as ...

  • 25th August 2010

    Stretchable Nonwovens Report available from INDA

    The technologies behind stretchable nonwovens, key market opportunities and an explanation of market end uses, are all covered in a new report entitled  ‘Stretchable Nonwovens Report’ authored by Smith, Johnson & Associates, recently released by INDA, ...

  • 23rd August 2010

    Hohenstein Institute interview: Sun protection textiles

    This summer, sun protection is literally a hot topic. Shading textiles such as sunshades, blinds and beach shelters promise to provide cooling shade and protection from harmful UV radiation and there is also more and more specific UV protection clothing to ...

  • 20th August 2010

    Latest textile advances presented at Paris conference

    Building on the success of the first two IFAI Advanced Textiles conferences (in Berlin and Brussels), IFAI presented a third successful edition in Paris 16-17 June, in the modern Congress facilities of UICP (right next to the Eiffel Tower). The Industrial ...

  • 17th August 2010

    Merino base layer wins Scandinavian Outdoor Award

    A base layer garment in a knitted net structure made from merino wool has won the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for Summer 2010. According to competition judges Woolnet from Norwegian sports underwear brand Aclima showed an “innovative approach in terms of ...

  • 17th August 2010

    Keynote announced for personal care products conference

    EDANA has announced its Keynote speaker for the 9th edition of its OUTLOOK, personal care products conference which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from the 22nd to the 24th September 2010. Robert Ward, Director of Global Forecasting for the Economist ...

  • 17th August 2010

    Waterless dyeing process for DryDye fabrics

    The Yeh Group, a leading producer of functional knitted fabrics has announced plans to introduce DryDye fabrics which use an exclusive waterless dyeing process that the company says will save it millions of litres of fresh water annually. The announcement c...

  • 9th August 2010

    NanoSphere at World Exposition in Shanghai

    Cheese, chocolate and a chairlift over a flowering meadow taking visitors to the Swiss pavilion is apparently one the biggest draws at the World Exposition in Shanghai which runs to the end of October 2010. From May to July, more then 1.1 million visitors...

  • 9th August 2010

    Massif selects TEXbase for MLM

    Massif, a leading supplier of flame resistant, high performance apparel to the military, law enforcement and other high risk professions has chosen TEXbase to streamline their material development, colour approval and compliance processes. TEXbase is a ‘...

  • 9th August 2010

    Nanofibers conference program announced

    At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 – September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibres will gather to discuss the state of fibre formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled p...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Unifi reports first profits in 10 years

    Unifi, Inc. today released preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 27, 2010. For the 2010 fiscal year, net income was $10.7 million or $0.18 per share, which represents the company's first profitable year since fiscal...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2011 Call for papers

    The 2011 edition of the Techtextil North America Symposium will be held in conjunction with the western edition of Techtextil North America, March 15-17, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The symposium will parallel the theme of, “T...

  • 30th July 2010

    Hangtags ordered in millions after Lycra Sport launch

    Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, reports that millions of hangtags have been ordered for the recently launched Lycra Sport fabric. The innovative fabric was launched to the industry in July 2009 and Invista reports that hangtags have been ordered to...

  • 29th July 2010

    Thies iMaster H2O dyeing machine is economic and environmentally friendly

    German dyeing and finishing machinery builder Thies GmbH & Co KG has launched a new dyeing machine for both woven and knitted fabrics that offers ultra-low dye liquor levels. The new Thies iMaster H2O has been designed to ensure economic and environmentally...

  • 28th July 2010

    4th Hohenstein Institute Innovation Exchange

    Article written by the Hohenstein Institute On Thursday 10 June 2010, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels welcomed nearly 80 people with an interest in the textile industry and research to the 4th Innovation Exchange at the Hohenstein Institute. On the previous ...

  • 27th July 2010

    ThermoCool with merino for advanced base layers

    The growing demand for garments with wool are beginning to make merino a favourite for Outdoor apparel and in response  Mönchengladbach based Stöhr AG a manufacturer of combed wool yarns, and Leicester, UK based Wykes International Ltd., a yarn covering ...

  • 23rd July 2010

    Groz-Beckert - Building for the Future

    German textile engineering powerhouse Groz-Beckert opened its highly impressive Technology & Development Centre (TEZ) here in Albstadt on Friday confirming its status as one of the most successful and forward thinking textile engineering businesses in the worl...

  • 22nd July 2010

    Acqua Zero for water repellent stretch fabrics

    Leading Italian manufacturer of warp and weft knitted fabrics SITIP SpA Industrie Tessili, showed its new Acqua Zero range of ‘non-wetting’ fabrics at last week’s Outdoor show on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany. Acqua Zero non-wetting fabrics...

  • 21st July 2010

    Ethics and eco-textiles join forces in London

    The environment and ethically sourced fashion will be on the agenda in London this coming autumn when leading non-profit organisations the RITE Group and the Ethical Fashion Forum run two major textile events alongside each other. Located together for the ...

  • 15th July 2010

    Trevira to manufacture Ingeo fibres

    NatureWorks LLC and Trevira GmbH have jointly announced that Germany’s Trevira, a leading producer of high-quality branded polyester fibres and filament yarns, now holds a master license to manufacture Ingeo fibres. The rationale for this new partnershi...

  • 14th July 2010

    Oeko-Tex says farewell to Secretary General Raimar Freitag

    After more than 17 successful years at the helm of the International Oeko-Tex Association, Raimar Freitag has transferred his responsibilities as Oeko-Tex Secretary General to his long-time colleague Dr. Jean-Pierre Haug, COO of the Swiss textile testing in...

  • 14th July 2010

    Intradeco converts dyehouse effluent to plant fertilizer

    Intradeco Apparel Inc, a manufacturer of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing , has pioneered numerous energy efficient programs under its corporate sustainability objectives.  However, Intradeco’s most recent success has come from its subsidiar...

  • 13th July 2010

    Plasma finishing technology for Swiss knit fabrics

    Swiss knit fabrics manufacturer Eschler and Austrian textile finishing specialist Grabher Group, have joined forces to engineer a new generation of functional fabrics for sports and workwear using cutting edge plasma finishing technology. Plasma, known...

  • 13th July 2010

    Programme announced for personal care products conference

    European nonwovens organisation EDANA has announced the programme for the 9th edition of OUTLOOK, its leading personal care products conference, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from the 22nd to the 24th September 2010. Included in the programm...

  • 13th July 2010

    Ecotec yarns get Global Recycle Standard

    FildiUSA, a North American producer of recycled cotton yarn, has announced that its Ecotec recycled cotton-blend yarns have been granted Control Union’s Global Recycle Standard. The Global Recycle Standard validates both a yarn’s recycled content as wel...

  • 12th July 2010

    TenCate Defender M fabric could be used by fire fighters

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced that its TenCate Defender M protective fabric for combat uniforms of the United States military is now being evaluated for use in fire fighters’ garments. Engineered with patented, inherently flame-resistant prope...

  • 9th July 2010

    Coldblack nominated for prestigious German Design Award

    Schoeller Technologies’ ‘coldblack’ sun-reflector and UV protector textile finishing technology has been nominated for this year’s prestigious German Design award. Coldblack is the result of a close cooperation between Schoeller and Clariant Intern...

  • 9th July 2010

    China's nonwovens market big enough to accommodate everyone

    Chinese companies have not surprisingly moved into the production of nonwovens manufacturing machinery in a big way over the past ten years, and at the recent ITMA Asia + CITME show in Shanghai, virtually outnumbered the established names in this field from...

  • 7th July 2010

    Melchior introduces new line of thermo-regulating fabrics

    For many people, daily life entails a constant change between   indoors and outdoors, from warm to cool environments. These fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a source of discomfort. Melchior Textil has come up with a range of new, heat-regul...

  • 5th July 2010

    Karl Mayer expands Hong Kong subsidiary

    As the market continues to grow in Asia, manufacturers are stepping up their operations. International companies are intensifying their supply relationships with Asian companies and setting up subsidiaries in the booming conurbations of the huge conti...

  • 1st July 2010

    Liquid Mountaineering - Running on Water

    As many of you will have seen, there has been a video sweeping the Internet worldwide under the name Liquid Mountaineering, amassing more than 6 million YouTube views to date and featuring heavily in the media, including The Sun, The Daily Star, the Guardia...

  • 29th June 2010

    Turkish knitter launches sustainable seamless collection

    Turkish knitter Eurotex Tekstil has introduced the world’s first seamless garments made from Biophyl sustainable yarns in its ‘Green is Smart’ collection. The new collection includes eco-active base layers with zonal patterns and elastic recovery ...

  • 25th June 2010

    Xennia and Reggiani present revolutionary digital textile printer

    TenCate’s Xennia Technology Ltd and Reggiani Macchine s.P.a. today announced the completion of a full scale demonstration model of their revolutionary diagonal multi pass digital inkjet textile printing system. The system is said to enable reliable printi...

  • 23rd June 2010

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 opens in Shanghai

    The second ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 exhibition opened today with an impressive showcase of the latest textile machinery and solutions. Shrugging off the effects of the economic downturn, the combined show at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (S...

  • 23rd June 2010

    CEMATEX and ITMF announce the first World Textile Summit

    CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) have announced a high-level business forum, to take place next year alongside the ITMA 2011 show, in Barcelona, Spain. T...

  • 21st June 2010

    IFAIs Advanced Textiles conference to be held at ITMA in Barcelona

    As if the largest textile machinery trade show wasn’t enough of a draw, participants at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona will have the opportunity to attend a very special technical textiles conference. The Industrial Fabric Association’s Advanced Textiles ’11...

  • 16th June 2010

    Unifi invests in Repreve extrusion capability

    Polyester yarns producer Unifi, has announced it will invest in the backward integration of its Repreve supply chain to improve the availability of recycled raw materials and increase the company’s product capabilities. In addition to providing greater c...

  • 15th June 2010

    Wykes International emerges from recession optimistic about the future

    Mantec Group, owner of Wykes International, the well known UK based manufacturer of specialist elastomeric and industrial yarns, has announced that Wykes has emerged from the recession optimistic about the future. Group Chairman Tim Kelly said in a st...

  • 14th June 2010

    ITMA 2011 introduces major Research & Education pavilion

    ITMA, the world’s largest and most established textile machinery exhibition, has put a bigger spotlight on research and development, as well as education and training; a pavilion will be organised for research institutes and higher institutions of learn...

  • 9th June 2010

    SmartSilver eyes Korean market

    NanoHorizons Inc., a manufacturer of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, has announced a new partnership with J2LFA Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, under which J2LFA will be the sole distributor of its SmartSilve...

  • 8th June 2010

    International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) 2009

    The steep reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 following a strong investment period between 2003 and 2007 continued in 2009 in most of the segments. Compared to 2008 shipments of spinning machinery were down by -17% (short-stap...

  • 7th June 2010

    Research reawakens memories through intelligent textiles

    As part of the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, two teams of researchers led by Professor Barbara Layne of Concordia University, Montreal, and Professor Janis Jefferies at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., claim to have brought res...

  • 4th June 2010

    Techtextil North America 2010 considered best textile show in years

    - The seventh edition of Techtextil North America, which took place May 18 – 20, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia as part of a co-location effort with both the ATME-I show and SPESA EXPO creating the first ever Textile & Sewn ...

  • 2nd June 2010

    Australian triathlete wears coldblack apparel

    Coldblack and Descente are teaming up to sponsor Australian pro triathlete Paul Ambrose.  Ambrose is a rising star in professional triathlon and will race events globally in Descente apparel with coldblack. “I am looking forward to racing some of Euro...

  • 27th May 2010

    Double-sided knit in award winning bike wear

    Swiss manufacturer of warp and weft knit performance fabrics Eschler, has supplied its Flash double sided moisture management fabric to Swedish cycling brand Craft for its award winning bike wear. Craft’s Elite Attack Bib received the Eurobike Award 2...

  • 27th May 2010

    Europes first Montex 6500 JV stenter

    Europe’s first Montex 6500 JV has been recently installed at dyeing and finishing company Tintoria Stamperia di Tavernola, which is based in based in Como Tavernola on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy. The recently introduced Montex 6500 JV s...

  • 18th May 2010

    Xennias modular inkjet system to offer new levels of production reliability?

    TenCate subsidiary, Xennia, a leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, will launch its range of industrial-strength inkjet modules at IPEX in Birmingham which kicks off today and runs until 25 May. The company says its robust XenJet inkjet modules base...

  • 17th May 2010

    Japanese man-made fibre output falls 22%

    According to a new report by Textiles Intelligence, man-made fibre output in Japan fell in 2009 for the ninth consecutive year. Furthermore, the decline, at 22.0%, was more than twice as fast as any previous fall during the nine-year period. Output of filam...

  • 17th May 2010

    NAT to raise $1.4 million through private placement

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has arranged, subject to regulatory approval, a non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance of up to 1,400,000 units (each a "Unit") of the company, at a subscription price of $1.00 per Unit, to qual...

  • 13th May 2010

    Global fibre production exceeds 70 million tonnes in 2009

    The Oerlikon Textile report ‘The Fiber Year’ which is being published for the tenth time will be available for download from the company’s homepage www.oerlikontextile.com in June. A Chinese version of the report will be available at a later date. Acc...

  • 12th May 2010

    Lenzings Asian subsidiary opens fourth production line

    Lenzing's subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) officially started up its fourth production line at the beginning of April, with a total investment of USD 150 million making it the group's biggest individual investment project in recent years. Its ...

  • 12th May 2010

    Groz-Beckert awarded Kyocera Environment Prize

    Groz-Beckert has been awarded the third place prize at the Kyocera Environment Prize for its Litespeed system which helps save energy and resources in high speed circular knitting by optimizing needle geometries. Prize giving took place on 29 April at t...

  • 10th May 2010

    Lenzing finalizes acquisition of Biocel Paskov

    Aanti-trust authorities have approved Lenzing’s acquisition of Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. The acquisition is said to be an important strategic step towards the group's long-term extension of its vertical backwards integration. The acquisition ...

  • 6th May 2010

    German textile machinery orders soar in run up to ITMA Asia

    Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association has reported a 130% increase in orders in the first quarter 2010 for German textile machinery builders compared to the first quarter of last year. The association predicts an overall increase in sales of 3...

  • 5th May 2010

    Speakers announced for coating & laminating conference

    Organisers of TCL 2010, the International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van P...

  • 30th April 2010

    Unifi boosted by improved market conditions

    Textured polyester and nylon producer Unifi yesterday reported improved sales and net income for its third fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2010 and increased gross profits for the first nine months. The company said net sales were positively impacted by ...

  • 29th April 2010

    Texprocess Americas to launch in 2012

    Messe Frankfurt has announced the launch of Texprocess Americas in cooperation with SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas), April 24 - 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Messe Frankfurt USA and SPESA hav...

  • 27th April 2010

    Hanesbarands enters final phase in CRAiLAR commercialization

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) and Hanesbrands Inc. have jointly reviewed the results of their CRAiLAR Organic Fibers spinning trials and agreed to enter the final stage of their joint development agreement, which is expected to result in a com...

  • 26th April 2010

    Chinese manufacturer adds ThermoCool to performance socks range

    Chinese sports socks manufacturer China Access Marketing Ltd. (CAML) has introduced a new range of engineered performance socks for cyclists and runners based on Advansa’s ThermoCool polyester fibres. CAML is known for its winter sports and trekking...

  • 26th April 2010

    Speakers announced for Managing Innovation in Textiles conference

    The Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) of The Textile Institute, Manchester and The Manchester and Cheshire Section of the Textile Institute have announced the speakers for their International Conference on ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles’....

  • 23rd April 2010

    Hemp fibres could be used in fine gauge garments

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has concluded further trials which it says prove the quality and volume capabilities of its Crailar hemp fibres and expands applications to include tee-shirts and finer gauge knit garments. The company recently c...

  • 22nd April 2010

    Teijin develops V4 cationic-dyeable polyester

    Polyester fibre producer Teijin Fibers Limited has announced the development of a new cationic-dyeable polyester polymer, called V4, which it says can be dyed at ambient temperature and pressure and also offers excellent fibre strength and stainability. A...

  • 22nd April 2010

    Oeko-Tex changes for 2010 now in force

    Changes affecting the testing for harmful substances as per the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which were approved by the Oeko-Tex Association, went into effect on 1 April. In addition to the customary annual adjustments of test criteria and limits, the most impo...

  • 21st April 2010

    Oeko-Tex addresses sustainability at SYFA Spring Conference

    The International Oeko-Tex Association is to present ‘Sustainability and Value Creation in Textiles’ at the Synthetic Yarn & Fiber Association 2010 Spring Conference to be held 20-21 April at the Sheraton Airport Plaza in Charlotte, NC.  The SYFA conf...

  • 21st April 2010

    DyStar on track

    DyStar says that since the acquisition of the DyStar Group and its German assets by Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd on 3 February this year, it has made major progress. Steve Barron, CEO of DyStar told journalists: “We are pleased with the speed of implementa...

  • 14th April 2010

    TTNA 2010 showcases latest developments in technical textiles

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2010 next month in Atlanta, Georgia. The show represents...

  • 13th April 2010

    Exhibition space sold out at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, Asia’s leading textile machinery show, has been given a boost by the announcement from the show organisers that all exhibition space has now been sold for the forthcoming show.  According to organisers, over 1100 textile and...

  • 8th April 2010

    French textile machinery manufacturers on the road to recovery

    UCMTF President: 2010 Interview Bruno Ameline, the President and Evelyne Cholet, the Secretary General of UCMTF (French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association) report on the present state of the French textile machinery manufacturers and analyze their...

  • 6th April 2010

    Lenzing acquires Czech pulp producer

    Lenzing AG, a company quoted on the Vienna stock exchange and a leader in the manufacture of cellulose fibres, has acquired a 75 % share in Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. Biocel’s owner, Austrian company Heinzel Holding, will keep a 25 % share in ...

  • 1st April 2010

    DNA authentication for Tencel-bamboo blend

    Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing has announced it will partner Litrax AG to introduce a unique fibre blend of its Tencel lyocell regenerated wood pulp fibre and Litrax-1 natural bamboo stem fibres, which incorporates DNA in the bamboo fibre to provide...

  • 31st March 2010

    NanoHorizons expands SmartSilver business in Turkey

    NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, will extend its global antimicrobial business to Turkey through Uniteks of Istanbul, who will act as the SmartSilver distri...

  • 29th March 2010

    Lenzing doubles production capacity at Chinese site

    The Lenzing Group, market leader in cellulose fibres, is to invest in further capacity expansion and modification of its sites in Lenzing (Austria) and Nanjing (China). The production capacity of the Nanjing site will be more than doubled to 140,000 ton...

  • 29th March 2010

    Groz-Beckert looks to future

    29 March 2010, Albstadt - Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles ...

  • 24th March 2010

    Forcespinning technology takes silver at tech showcase

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has received the silver prize among the over 90 top technology innovators from across the USA and around the world competing in Arlington, Texas, March 16-17 for top honours at WBT2010 presented by Lockheed Martin. FibeRio Te...

  • 23rd March 2010

    EDANA board to meet Turkish nonwoven producers

    The board of directors of European nonwovens body EDANA is to meet with nonwoven producers in Istanbul in April as part of its objective to engage local markets in the ongoing development of the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA says it recognises t...

  • 22nd March 2010

    Nominations open for 2010 WOW Innovation Awards

    Nominations are now open for the coveted WOW Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the upcoming 2010 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June. The WOW Innovation Award will honour the most innovative advances within the en...

  • 18th March 2010

    DyStar restarts production in Leverkusen and Brunsbtel

    DyStar has reached agreement with Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart production at both sites in March. This week, DyStar employees were able to enter the plants in order to prepare for start-up of the f...

  • 17th March 2010

    ITMA 2011 sharpens focus on garment making

    With the textile and garment making industry undergoing tremendous change in the light of globalisation and current economic challenges, CEMATEX is making a concerted effort to support manufacturers with a solutions platform that will help the industry stay...

  • 12th March 2010

    Indias technical textiles industry to double by 2014-15

    12 March 2010, Mumbai – According to a recent Assocham study, India’s technical textiles industry is set to boom in the next five years. The sector is said to be ready to double from its estimated current value of US $10 billion today. According to t...

  • 4th March 2010

    Lenzing satisfied with 2009 result despite crisis

    Lenzing Group, leading manufacturer of quality cellulose fibres says it has achieved a comparatively satisfactory result in 2009 despite the difficult global economic situation. In a statement released today with its preliminary figures, the company says th...

  • 2nd March 2010

    DyStar sees huge opportunity for success and profitability

    DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the business both successful and profitable. Speaking at a two day meeting of the company’s Executive Management Team in Rheingau, Germany, Barron...

  • 28th February 2010

    Hohenstein Institute renames business units

    In view of the increasingly international orientation of the Hohenstein Institute, some of the business units of the International Textile Research and Services Centre have been renamed as of 1 January 2010. The main focus of the renaming was to strengthen...

  • 24th February 2010

    Carbon nanotubes in heated woven fabrics

    Bayer MaterialScience has announced that thanks to a combination of two new dispersion technologies, aqueous suspensions of its Baytubes carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can now be produced which contain single tubes which show high electrical and thermal conductivi...

  • 22nd February 2010

    Techtextil NA names Kim Glas as keynote speaker

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2010 has announced that Kim Glas, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel, is to be its Keynote Speaker at its forthcoming event. The latest technology, applications, and the overall direction ...

  • 18th February 2010

    TenCate: Inkjet nano printing technology will change textiles industry

    Xennia Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of the Netherland’s Royal TenCate, is today unveiling its process demonstrator for nano printing and finishing of textile materials at its Letchworth, UK headquarters. The novel nano process technology, which TenCate sa...

  • 17th February 2010

    DyStar appoints group management team

    DyStar’s new CEO Manish Kiri has announced his senior management team for the DyStar Group. Manish Kiri himself will take on the position of Chairman and Steve Barron, until now Vice President responsible for Strategic Marketing at DyStar, will become CEO...

  • 17th February 2010

    ATME-I MEGATEX at Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week

    Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center will open its doors to the ATME-I MEGATEX exhibition from 18-20 May. The event, which is part of the Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week (TASPIW), will also see leading exhibitions SPESA Expo and Techtextil NA i...

  • 15th February 2010

    Edana announces programme of events for 2010

    EDANA, the trade association for the nonwovens and related industries has announced its programme of events and training courses for 2010 and into 2011.  “With a global scope and outlook, we are pleased to support our members, and the broader industry w...

  • 15th February 2010

    Nonwovens Research Academy moves to November 2010

    EDANA, the nonwovens and related industries trade association has announced that the 2010 edition of the Nonwovens Research Academy has been rescheduled to 16 and 17 November, 2010, which is this year jointly organised with the Institut für Textiltechnik o...

  • 15th February 2010

    Lenzing Indonesian subsidiary tests fourth production line

    The Indonesian subsidiary of Lenzing AG, PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) has started up first successful trials of its new fourth production line. Regular operation is expected to commence in the course of the second quarter. The new line will produce visco...

  • 10th February 2010

    NatureWorks announces program for global biopolymer forum

    Participants from Sony Corporation, International Paper, All Nippon Airways, Michigan State University, Frito-Lay, and Target Corporation are among the list of speakers announced for the ‘Innovation Takes Root 2010’ conference, April 13-15, at the Four...

  • 9th February 2010

    Icebreaker US HQ awarded LEED gold certification

    Icebreaker, the Wellington, New Zealand-based outdoor company that claims to have invented the natural and technical outdoor merino apparel category, today announced it had received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification fo...

  • 4th February 2010

    DyStar operations set to restart as Kiri Dyes secures financing

    Administrators have announced that operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. KG at the four German DyStar sites in Brunsbüttel, Leverkusen, Frankfurt am Main and Ludwigshafen are now set to restart under the new management o...

  • 4th February 2010

    Green cycling jerseys are cool

    Leading Spanish cycling brand Spiuk, is using Advansa’s Biophyl and Thermo°Cool technical yarns in its latest Elite Men 2010 summer collection to keep riders cool while they look after the environment. The company’s Elite Men cycling jerseys which are...

  • 4th February 2010

    Manish Kiri appointed President and CEO of DyStar

    DyStar’s owner, Kiri Holding Singapore Private Limited, has appointed Manish Kiri as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective February 4, 2010 Manish Kiri will replace J Mark Allan J. Mark Allan, will remain with the comp...

  • 3rd February 2010

    Porsche Design uses coldblack in latest collection

    Switzerland’s Schoeller Technologies AG reports that its coldblack technology is now being used in the latest Porsche Design Sport Collection for men. Coldblack is a finish which can be applied to fabrics to actively reduce the absorption of the sun’s r...

  • 2nd February 2010

    RISE conference for nonwovens and engineered fabrics

    With the ambitious goal of providing a world-class conference to stimulate innovation in all aspects of the development, production, marketing and sales of nonwovens and engineered fabrics, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE)...

  • 25th January 2010

    Teijin partners silk producers in Biofabrics project

    The millennia old tradition of silk production is about to be woven into the fabric of the 21st century. Under the ‘Tango Biofabrics’ project, Japan's Teijin is attempting to develop new, eco-friendly applications for Biofront, a type of bioplastic, in ...

  • 25th January 2010

    First Crailar sustainable yarns go on show

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), a company committed to producing renewable and environmentally sustainable textile fibres, has teamed up with Patrick Yarns, a manufacturer of high-performance industrial yarns, to give industry insiders a sneak p...

  • 14th January 2010

    Unifi partners Polartec in fabrics from 100% post-consumer waste

    Polartec and Unifi have announced a new partnership to introduce performance fabrics made with Unifi’s Repreve 100, which is made from 100% post-consumer waste from clear plastic water bottles. Polartec and Unifi’s collaborative efforts have grown Po...

  • 12th January 2010

    Unifi opens in Central America

    Unifi, Inc. is continuing its global growth strategy with the opening Unifi Central America, Ltda. DE C.V. (UCA). The company says that given the economic climate, brands and retailers continue to evaluate their global sourcing strategies in order to react ...

  • 11th January 2010

    Oeko-Tex 2010 Test Criteria

    Based on a joint resolution adopted by its 14 member institutes, the Oeko-Tex Association has again revised and expanded the applicable test criteria, limits and by-laws of the product certification process as per Oeko-Tex Standard 100 effective 1 January ...

  • 8th January 2010

    Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

    Research and Markets Ltd has added a guide to the tensile properties and failure of textile and technical fibres to its catalogue. The book titled ‘Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres’, provides an overview of the tensile beh...

  • 17th December 2009

    ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition gets overwhelming support

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 has received very strong support from textile machinery makers as the world economy continues its recovery momentum, organizers said today. With seven months still to go before the second combined show, over 95% of the exhibition spac...

  • 14th December 2009

    Lenzing invests to expand production capacity

    The Lenzing Group, market leader in cellulose fibres, will continue to expand production capacity in 2010 by investing a scheduled EUR 120 million its European and Asian sites. The projects will be realized over the next two years. The key elements are the ...

  • 10th December 2009

    Textile machinery offers interesting careers for French textile students

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers' Association, UCMTF, recently brought together students from the four French universities which train engineers for the textile industry. The goal was to further enhance relations with the students and to review th...

  • 10th December 2009

    DyStar confirms Kiri Dyes deal

    Indian Company Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. plans to take over four German sites and 36 international subsidiaries Up to 800 jobs in Germany and some 2,000 worldwide may be saved Creditor committees agree to purchase agreement – implementation due...

  • 9th December 2009

    Techtextil North America 2010

    The seventh edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from 18-20 May 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the techn...

  • 8th December 2009

    Kiri Dyes buys Germany's DyStar Group

    Media reports say that India’s Kiri Dyes and Chemicals Ltd (KDCL), an Ahmedabad-based company engaged in the manufacturing of organic dyes for cotton fabrics, has executed a purchase agreement with DyStar Group, a German-based company in a similar space. ...

  • 2nd December 2009

    DyStar jobs safe for now as investor talks continue

    Following the formal commencement of insolvency proceedings today, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH will continue full operations. “We will maintain business activities, the global supply of dyes, additives and services for the textile and leather processing ind...

  • 1st December 2009

    Harry Lucas celebrates delivery of 10,000th machine

    Highly specialised German knitting machine builder Harry Lucas celebrated the delivery of the company’s 10,000th machine in September. The happy owner of the anniversary model was German knitter Hans Minke from Wuppertal. "This is big vote of confidence ...

  • 27th November 2009

    Special Focus on Cotton at ATNT-2009 conference

    Cotton occupies an important place in the international textile trade and is at the forefront these days both in India and elsewhere. Availability and the quality of cotton are determining factors which will influence the economic viability of the textile i...

  • 26th November 2009

    ITMA 2011 expands offer with spotlight on innovation

    CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, says that ITMA 2011, to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 29 September 2011, will be the world’s most comprehensive, one-stop platform for textile and garment makers. Online applicat...

  • 25th November 2009

    DyStar to maintain worldwide operations

    Preliminary insolvency administrator Miguel Grosser informs staff Employees of GmbH and foreign subsidiaries to keep job after institution of insolvency proceedings Negotiations with potential investors continue Operations at DyStar Textilfarben Gmb...

  • 24th November 2009

    DyStar still seeking investor

    The preliminary insolvency administration of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG today set up a works meeting to inform the employees on the current state of the investor process at the following locations: Frankfurt am Main, Leverkusen, Ludwigsh...

  • 23rd November 2009

    Yarn manufacturer adds 135 jobs In North Carolina

    Gov. Bev Perdue announced last week that Richmond Specialty Yarns, a manufacturer of yarns, will expand in Richmond County, North Carolina.  The company plans to create 135 new jobs and invest $1 million during the next three years.  In addition, the pro...

  • 23rd November 2009

    ESA funds development of textile technology to prevent muscle loss in space

    In a bid to scientifically evaluate the efficacy of various training aids and astronaut workout methods, the European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Danish smart textile specialist, Ohmatex to develop and test an intelligent sock device to ma...

  • 19th November 2009

    Henri Lloyd to offer recyclable used polyester garments

    Teijin Fibers Limited announced today a program in the marine clothing industry for collecting and recycling used garments, launched in collaboration with Henri Lloyd, a major global brand of marine apparel based in the United Kingdom. Recycling will be car...

  • 17th November 2009

    Lenzing showcases renewable fibres for corporate wear

    At this month’s A+A in Düsseldorf Lenzing presented its range of fibres made from renewable wood raw material for corporate and protective clothing. The company reports that its Lenzing FR and Tencel fibres have been very successful this year and are bei...

  • 10th November 2009

    coldblack wins Textile Design Award 2009

    Schoeller Technologies AG has been awarded the Textile Design Award 2009 by the Swiss Textiles & Zumsteg Foundation for its sun reflector and UV protector textile finishing technology ‘coldblack’. The tenth biannual Design Prize Switzerland, which was...

  • 6th November 2009

    CLASS named official eco supplier for Copenhagen Fashion Summit

    Eco fashion and design network C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity, Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy), has announced the commencement of its strategic partnership with NICE, the Nordic fashion industry educational project. The partnership will involve a series of joint...

  • 4th November 2009

    Clariant reports Q3 improvements but still far from sustainable recovery

    • Sales in Q3 down 14% in local currency and 19% in CHF • Operating income before exceptional items decreased to CHF 107 million from CHF 178 million in the third quarter 2008, but improved from CHF 69 million in the second quarter 2009 • Ca...

  • 4th November 2009

    Texas Tech hosts ATNT conference in India

    The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University is to host the 6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009. The event, held in collaboration with Ban...

  • 30th October 2009

    Polyolefin gold rush could benefit technical textile producers

    According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global structure of polypropylene and polyethylene production is poised to change dramatically as capacity rises in China and soars in the Middle East. As a result, the shares of Western Europe and th...

  • 30th October 2009

    Eco-friendly cotton for sustainable workwear

    German high quality workwear fabrics manufacturer Melchior Textil is to present its new ‘Organic Cotton’ line of environmentally friendly fabrics for workwear at next week’s A+A Safety & Health at Work exhibition in Düsseldorf. The fabrics, which ar...

  • 15th October 2009

    DyStar seeks investor but continues supplying customers

    DyStar, the Frankfurt-based chemical company and global supplier of dyes, additives and services for the textile and leather processing industries, can continue supplying its customers whilst it seeks new investors. “We have made great progress in our ta...

  • 14th October 2009

    Textile Days India attracts 4000 plus visitors with 175 exhibitors

    ‘Textile Days India’, a combination of two fairs, Techtextil (International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens) and Heimtextil India (Trade fair for home furnishings), which took place from 10-12 October, was inaugurated by Mr. A B Joshi, T...

  • 13th October 2009

    Schoeller-works collection on show at A+A

    High-tech fabrics manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG is to show its ‘schoeller-works’ range of solutions for workwear at the forthcoming A+A 2009 which is being held in Dusseldorf from 3 to 6 November. Schoeller, which was founded in 1868, has been a lea...

  • 6th October 2009

    Teijin to promote eco products at Interstoff Asia Essential

    Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibres business, announced yesterday that it will promote its environmentally-friendly products and ongoing expansion into Hong Kong and South China at the upcoming Interstoff Asia E...

  • 6th October 2009

    Business focus on rich potential of textiles

    Entrepreneurs, businesses and academics have been networking at the University of Bolton, exploring the future of the textiles industry. More than 150 businesses were represented at the event which looked at how the North West could build on its textiles i...

  • 29th September 2009

    DyStar files for insolvency of German operations

    DyStar Textilfarben GmbH, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG as well as DyStar Holdings GmbH, global providers of dyes, auxiliaries and services for the textile and leather processing industry, announced that they have filed an insolvency petiti...

  • 25th September 2009

    No more sleepless nights with easy care wool

    Scientists in New Zealand have come up with a new concept for sleepwear which will make going to bed more enjoyable. AgResearch says it has made a breakthrough in textiles that allows a natural product which is lightweight, has no chemical treatment, helps ...

  • 23rd September 2009

    Baltex extends XD spacer fabric range

    UK based specialist warp knitter Baltex, has developed a range of novel warp knitted spacer fabrics  using Coolmax Fresh FX, which have been independently tested at the University of Bolton and found to outperform other spacer fabrics in their comfort pr...

  • 22nd September 2009

    Project Management Degree for technical textiles

    NW Texnet, the cluster management organisation for England’s North West technical textiles sector, has secured funding in conjunction with Blackburn College, from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), to develop and deliver a foundation degre...

  • 22nd September 2009

    First closed loop polyester recycling program for China

    The Teijin Group has announced what it says is the first-ever program in China for collecting and recycling used garments, which it has launched in collaboration with Li Ning Company Limited, one of China’s leading sports apparel companies. Recycling w...

  • 15th September 2009

    New Comez machine for technical narrow fabrics

    Comez, a global leader in advanced narrow fabric technology has launched a new electronic double needle bar warp knitting machine, DNB/EL-1270, for the manufacture of a wide range of technical and apparel fabrics including: Technical applications - Nettin...

  • 7th September 2009

    Dow Jones Sustainability World Index listing for Teijin

    Teijin Limited, announced today that it has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a global indicator for Social Responsible Investment (SRI). The DJSI World, which was jointly developed by Dow Jones and Swiss-based SAM Grou...

  • 6th September 2009

    Nexar polymers to breathe new life into high performance textiles

    Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, has introduced Nexar polymers, a new family of polymers which offer a unique set of key performance attributes that Kraton says can be used in a myriad of applications, ranging ...

  • 4th September 2009

    ICES and DyStar Singapore to cooperate

    The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), signed a Laboratory in Research Institute (Lab-in-RI) agreement today with DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (DyStar), the lo...

  • 2nd September 2009

    Ecoterra green fabrics to launch at Expo Hightex

    By using 100% certified organic cotton and Repreve recycled polyester, Canada’s Doubletex has responded to its customers' needs by creating a line of ‘green’ fabrics. Ecoterra will be launched at the Canadian textile industry's landmark event, Expo Hi...

  • 27th August 2009

    LEAF public review process for eco-labelling program

    Labelling Ecologically Approved Fabrics (LEAF) has announced its public review process for fashion and apparel industry stakeholders to provide feedback on a new eco-labelling program designed to showcase environmental and socially responsible practices to...

  • 18th August 2009

    Recycled polyester plant featured on Travel Channel

    Unifi, Inc. announced yesterday that the company’s Yadkinville, North Carolina plant, where Repreve recycled polyester is manufactured will be featured on the Travel Channel’s series ‘Extreme’.  The Extreme Mega Factories program is designed to tak...

  • 17th August 2009

    Green dyes for polyester

    DyStar has announced the launch of a range of Dianix dyes for polyester. The company says that its new disperse dye selection which is available under under its econfidence program avoids chemical contamination issues and is ideal for meeting retailers RSL ...

  • 11th August 2009

    Karl Mayers deep colour technology for Turkish market

    The Denim Centre of Excellence of Karl Mayer’s Warp Preparation section said it received an order for a new open-width dyeing and sizing machine with ‘deep colour’ technology, in July. With an investment of around 2 million Euros, Turkish manufactu...

  • 10th August 2009

    Certified and traceable non-mulesed merino

    The Merino Company says that in response to customer demand, it has launched the worlds first certified and traceable non-mulesed merino (n.m.m.) wool brand. The Merino Company is a purveyor of natural fibre, textile and apparel solutions for retailers and ...

  • 7th August 2009

    Elastic fabrics specialist gets environmental accreditation

    Specialst knitted elastic fabrics producer Elastic Fabrics Europe GmbH has been awarded the coveted Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 for its environmentally friendly production methods. Since December 2008, the German company's plant in Neukirchen, Hessen, has been ...

  • 6th August 2009

    First Asian garment manufacturers get Oeko-Tex Standard 100plus

    Two garment manufacturers in Asia, Suzhou Deylon Textile Co. Ltd. and Shangdong Lawrance Textiles Co. Ltd., became the first in the region to be issued the Oeko-TexStandard 100plus label for their products. Suzhou Deylon Textile Co. Ltd. makes traditional...

  • 3rd August 2009

    NAT reaches agreement for the manufacture of Crailar organic fibres

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), a company committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibres, has signed an agreement with G.J. Littlewoods Son, Inc. to manufactur...

  • 31st July 2009

    Pine cone effect to be used in moisture management fabrics

    UK based start up company, MMT Textiles Ltd has invented and patented a method of constructing bio-responsive fibres and yarns so that they react to humidity levels in a micro-climate. The porosity of subsequent knitted, woven or non-woven fabrics increases...

  • 30th July 2009

    Nurel to invest in new spinning plant at Zaragoza

    Nurel has announced it will invest in a new spinning plant with primary European technology at its site in Zaragoza, Spain. With the new plant, Nurel says it will be positioned as one of the most credible European fibre producers. The investment will a...

  • 30th July 2009

    Nilit to exhibit EcoCare at Interfilie

    Nilit, a global leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting its newest innovative fibre, Nilit EcoCare, at Interfilière 2009. Nilit says EcoCare is the only recycled nylon 6.6 with deep, uniform colour. Nilit is taking an 84 square metre bo...

  • 28th July 2009

    Teijins Thai subsidiaries awarded

    The Teijin Group has announced that its polyester fibre subsidiaries Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited (TPL) and Teijin (Thailand) Limited (TJT) each received the National Occupation Safety and Health Award 2009 from Thailand’s Ministry of Labour on Jul...

  • 27th July 2009

    Cost-effective dual-action odour elimination

    Agion has announced the launch of its Agion Active, which it says is the first textile treatment to combine antimicrobial protection with brand new industrial-strength odour elimination in a move that will take odour control into the mainstream for textile...

  • 22nd July 2009

    NatureWorks and Avantium to collaborate on biobased polymers

    NatureWorks and Avantium, two leaders in the field of sustainable materials, have announced they have formed a development partnership in order to  more fully understand the properties and commercial potential of a new generation of polymers made from rene...

  • 21st July 2009

    P2i raises 4.1m to exploit nano-coating technology

    P2i Ltd, a leader in liquid-repellent nano-coating technology, has raised £4.1 million ($6.7 million), from new and existing shareholders, to support its accelerating commercialisation and international growth. P2i was established in 2004 to commercialise...

  • 17th July 2009

    Lenzing unveils Tencel Sun at Outdoor Retailer

    At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, July 21-24, Lenzing will present Tencel Sun, a new Tencel fibre that provides superior solar protection especially designed to meet the performance and sustainability demands of the outdoor apparel market...

  • 14th July 2009

    New initiatives promote extended recyclability of garments

    Teijin Fibers Limited has announced today that the Eco Circle Garment Accessories Association, an organization dedicated to promoting the enhanced recyclability of garments through the use of more eco-friendly accessories, welcomed Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabri...

  • 14th July 2009

    Nanosphere provides lasting comfort in the rain

    Schoeller Technologies AG is to show its highly water repellent Nanosphere technology at this week’s OutDoor trade fair which takes place in Friedrichschafen, Germany from 16-19 July. New tests show that Nanosphere finish lasts longer than conventional fi...

  • 14th July 2009

    New Clariant products give technological and ecological edge

    Clariant’s Textile Business, the leading supplier of chemicals and dyes for the textile industry, took visitors to its Techtextil 2009 stand, on a voyage of discovery. The company launched new products that it says, give the technological and ecological e...

  • 14th July 2009

    Textiles treated with hyperbranched polyethyleneimine derivatives for odor control properties

    Applicant(s):      MILLIKEN & CO [US] Inventor(s):        FANG XINGGAO [US]; CHAN MARIE S [US]; MEREDITH MICHAEL BRETT [US]; SHUKLA PIYUSH [US]; HONG MICHAEL [US] Abstract of CA 2665630  (A1) The present disclosure is directed to synthe...

  • 14th July 2009

    Cellulosic textiles treated with hyperbranched polyethyleneimine derivatives

    Applicant(s):      MILLIKEN & CO [US] Inventor(s):        FANG XINGGAO [US]; CHAN MARIE S [US]; MEADOWS MICHAEL E [US]; HONG MICHAEL [US] Abstract of  CA 2665628  (A1) The present disclosure is directed to cellulosic textiles treat...

  • 11th July 2009

    Dow Corning expands impact protection materials range

    Dow Corning Corporation, a leader in innovative silicone technology for the textile industry, has added two new product lines to its Dow Corning brand Active Protection System family of impact protection materials. The S-Range is based on 3D spacer textile ...

  • 2nd July 2009

    Teijin sells Ingeo stake to Cargill

    Teijin Limited announced today that it had transferred its 50% ownership in NatureWorks LLC back to Cargill and terminated the joint-venture contract with Cargill regarding NatureWorks as of June 30. NatureWorks, established in 1997 and operated as a Tei...

  • 2nd July 2009

    Hohenstein offers hypoallergenic certification

    New textile testing methods developed by scientists at the Hohenstein’s Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology now enable Hohenstein to certify textile products as hypoallergenic. A unique testing process analyzes a fabric’s interaction with living sk...

  • 1st July 2009

    Scientists say synthetic fibres are best for suits

    Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute who have developed a polyester fabric for men’s suitings with good moisture and heat management properties, claim that the fabric significantly outperforms other materials. They also say that wearers of high-quality ...

  • 26th June 2009

    Huntsman acquires Indian textile chemicals business

    Huntsman Corporation yesterday announced the acquisition of the Baroda Division of Metrochem Industries, a manufacturing facility for the production of intermediates and specialty products for textiles, located in Baroda, India. The Baroda Division today ha...

  • 26th June 2009

    Record numbers of exhibitors and visitors at Techtextil

    The technical textile and nonwovens sectors came in droves to its leading international trade fair, with numbers never before seen. "Precisely because these are times of economic uncertainty, companies have been setting themselves new targets with innovativ...

  • 22nd June 2009

    Original or fake? DNAtex from Schoeller tells in seconds

    Product piracy is becoming an ever greater problem worldwide and it is no longer just a question of copies of good designs. Fakes and copies of technical products call the safety of these products into question and, consequently, product liability claims ar...

  • 19th June 2009

    Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards go to six brand-new developments

    A total of six innovations have been selected for this year’s Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards. The awards go to innovative solutions from the fields of material and product development, new processes and innovative garments. The aim of the awards...

  • 14th June 2009

    Schoeller presents latest innovations at Techtextil

    Swiss textile powerhouse is to show a range of innovative textiles at Techtextil including a new version of 3XDRY and its textile DNA for protection against piracy. Have a good night with 3XDRY Textiles with 3XDRY finish repel water and dirt from the outside...

  • 11th June 2009

    Nilit debuts with high-performance fibres at Techtextil

    Nilit, a global leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt next week for the first time ever. Nilit’s booth will be located in Hall 4.1, Stand H58, at this year’s show, which will be held 16-18 June, in Frankfu...

  • 2nd June 2009

    DNA authentication succeeds with single cotton fibre

    Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA security solutions, announced today that it has successfully marked over 500,000 pounds of raw cotton fibre with a naturally derived botanical marker called SigNature DNA, as part of a pilot study conducted in ...

  • 18th May 2009

    Beckaert presents new anti-static, shielding and heating products

    Bekaert (Bekintex), a leader in innovative textiles, will present its new anti-static, shielding and textile heating products during this year’s Techtextil to be held June 16 to 18 in Frankfurt. The TexiShield BabyProtect offers pregnant women and their u...

  • 14th May 2009

    Techtextil North America weathers economy on west coast

    The sixth edition of Techtextil North America took place April 21 to 23, 2009 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first ever edition on the West Coast and organisers say that it resulted in the majority of exhibitors an...

  • 14th May 2009

    New processing technology show to run parallel with Techtextil

    Messe Frankfurt is to launch Texprocess, a new machinery, equipment and process exhibition which will compliment Techtextil, the leading technical textiles and nonwovens show. Texprocess will make its debut in Frankfurt in parallel with Techtextil from 2011...

  • 8th May 2009

    Difficult first quarter for Lenzing

    The decline of the global economy has massively affected the world fibre industry and the sales and financial results of the Lenzing Group for the first quarter of 2009 reflect this. In comparison to last year’s first quarter, consolidated quarterly sales...

  • 6th May 2009