French Machinery Manufacturers, Providers of Innovative Industrial Solutions and Cutting-edge Technologies at Techtextil 2015

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Courbevoie, France - Technical textiles manufacturers face an array of challenges: open new markets, design new products, produce them in a reliable and cost effective way. To navigate in a fast changing environment,

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Clariant Releases Colorforward® Interiors 2016: New Materials Appeal to Broader Fiber Audience

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Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has released ColorForward® Interiors 2016, the third annual trend and color forecasting guide for the fiber and textile market. This year’s edition was expanded to reach a wider range of textile yarn and filament producers, including those serving the carpeting, upholstery, automotive, and interior decoration [...]

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A Flourishing Summer Show at Texworld Paris!

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Paris, France - Texworld Paris closed its doors on Thursday evening after four very lively days of business. The show was marked by a revelation of its leitmotif «Presence» and its trends for summer 2016, designer fashion shows and effervescent exhibitors’ stands. The trade fair saw a slight year-on-year increase, welcoming 13,639 visitors.

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Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

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New Jersey, United States - Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, revealed the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2015, a comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. Released to coincide with New York Fashion Week,

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BGMEA President Stresses on ICT Support for RMG

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - The RMG industry needs support in ICT to realize the vision of reaching $50 billion of RMG exports by 2021, BGMEA President Md. Atiqul Islam said at a seminar on “ICT for better manageability in Private Sector” held at Bangabandhu International Center in Dhaka on February 11. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, and [...]

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Heimtextil 2015: Amazing Range of New Textile Design Products

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By   11 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany - Showcased at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main were the new designs and technical developments for the soft furnishings of tomorrow. From 14 to 17 January, 2,759 exhibitors from all corners of the globe showcased which fabrics, colours, patterns and shapes will be the hot commodities for the coming season. “As the leading international [...]

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New eCool70™ Dyes Address Textile Industry’s Sustainability Challenges

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By   11 days ago

Singapore - In another industry breakthrough, Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced its eCool70™ concept to make it possible for mills to achieve a range of brilliant shades while using less water and energy for better environmental performance, lower processing costs and enhanced productivity.

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Autocoro 8 – Automation becomes More Intelligent

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By   11 days ago

Uebach-Palenberg, Germany - The single-drive technology of the Autocoro 8 is catapulting the automation of the rotor spinning mill into a new dimension. This intelligent technology relieves spinning mills of the burden of organisational tasks. Machines with smart, autonomous spinning positions can be integrated far more easily into operating processes than conventional rotor spinning machines. Automatic [...]

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FESPA Launches Southern European Congress for 2015

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Barcelona, Spain - Three of FESPA’s national associations are to host a Southern European Congress from 10-11 March, 2015, at the Confortel Barcelona, Spain, with the support of FESPA. FESPA France Association, FESPA España Association (Spain) and SIOTEC Association (Italy) will deliver two days of educational content, networking and knowledge sharing. Funded through FESPA’s Profit for [...]

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Solvay Builds U.S. Specialty Polymers PEEK Production Unit in Major Expansion Drive

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Brussels, Belgium - Solvay is building a new specialty polymers resin unit in the United States, significantly expanding its production capacity of PEEK (polyether etherketone) and solidifying itself as a leader in the industry with a unique site presence in both the United States and in Asia. The new unit at Solvay’s Specialty Polymers site in [...]

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BASF at SIMAC 2015 in Milan: Polyurethane Innovations for the Footwear Industry

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Italy / Germany - This year the chemical company BASF will present its updated polyurethane portfolio and experience in footwear materials and processing at the SIMAC International Exhibition of Machines and Technologies for Footwear and Leather Goods Industries in Milan (Rho).

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2015 AATCC International Conference: A Must-Attend Event for Textile, Apparel, and Materials Industry Professionals

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North Carolina, United States – The 2015 AATCC International Conference is a “must attend” event, with a pre-conference technical textiles tutorial and presentations featuring industry leaders, plus opportunities to build or expand your professional network. A major industry event, IC 2015, will be held in Savannah,

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Bayer MaterialScience and IAF Collaborate in Coated Fabrics

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Leverkusen, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience and the International Apparel Federation have entered into a collaboration aiming at significantly improving the innovation and sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. As an important first step, both partners have recently run a number of INSQIN® series workshops which took place across three continents. Under the theme of “Setting [...]

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Clariant Delivers Strong Growth and Improves Operating Margins in an Adverse Environment in 2014

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Muttenz, Switzerland - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced 2014 full-year sales from continuing operations of CHF 6.116 billion compared to CHF 6.076 billion in full-year 2013, an increase of 5% in local currencies, mainly driven by higher volumes (+4%). In Swiss francs sales increased by 1%.

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Clariant Releases Colorforward® Interiors 2016: New Materials Appeal to Broader Fiber Audience

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Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has released ColorForward® Interiors 2016, the third annual trend and color forecasting guide for the fiber and textile market. This year’s edition was expanded to reach a wider range of textile yarn and filament producers, including those serving the carpeting, upholstery, automotive, and interior decoration [...]

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Earnings of $1,340 Million at Huntsman for the Year 2014

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Texas, United States – Huntsman Corporation reported fourth quarter 2014 results with revenues of $2,951 million and adjusted EBITDA of $292 million. Peter R. Huntsman, our President and CEO, commented: “2014 was a remarkable year for us; our differentiated businesses that include our MDI urethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects

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Surprising Resilience in Wool Auction Sales in Australia

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Sydney, Australia - Wool auction sales in Australia showed a surprising resilience to volume pressure this week, as prices mostly held their ground around current levels. The week was initially met with some trepidation by buyers and exporters faced with the prospect of up to 60,000 bales having to be financed as the Chinese headed into [...]

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Honeywell Introduces New Super-Strength Fishing-Line Material

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New Jersey, United States - Honeywell announced the launch of Spectra® HT high tenacity fiber, the newest generation of high-strength Spectra fiber and the world’s strongest fishing-line material of its size. Shimano’s PowerPro® brand is first to use Spectra® HT fiber in new Maxcuatro™ product Honeywell also announced that Shimano, makers of the popular PowerPro® brand of fishing-line products,

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Consolidated Revenues Grow 6% at Indorama Ventures, An Improved HVA Portfolio in the Fibers & Yarns Business

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Bangkok, Thailand - Higher utilization of PET assets, debottleneck of Poland PET, startup of ‘state of art’ Greenfield Polyester Fibers & Yarns in Indonesia, acquisition of PHP Fibers, acquisition of Adana PET, full year run of Trevira Fibers & Yarns post start of consolidation in 4Q13 in IVL from earlier as a Joint Venture and higher [...]

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FET Joins BTMA as a Member of the Association

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London, United Kingdom - BTMA has welcomed FET as a member of the Association. FET was established in 1998 and designs, develops and manufactures extrusion equipment for a wide range of high value textile material applications worldwide. FET listen carefully to customers technical requirements and objectives and they work closely with them to ensure a successful project, delivered on [...]

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84th IWTO Congress to Discuss Wool Supply Chain Transparency in China from February 18-20

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Belgium /China - The IWTO Congress is the annual meeting place for industry leaders throughout the supply chain. With the goal of working together to build a professional and sustainable industry, participants include growers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weavers and garment manufacturers, together with retailers and other organisations involved in the wool pipeline. IWTO Congresses are [...]

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ITMF: Global Yarn and Fabric Output Up in Q3/2014

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Zurich, Switzerland – Global yarn production decreased in Q3/2014 compared to the previous quarter due to lower output in Asia and Europe. During the same period, the yarn production in North America increased moderately, while in South America it recorded a strong rise. On an annual basis, the global yarn production rose and was supported [...]

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Sound Absorbing and Digitally Printable: Interior Sun Protection Textiles in Trevira CS

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Bobingen, Germany - Fibre manufacturer Trevira GmbH will be presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both product developments and commercial fabrics from Trevira partners, with special focus on the sound absorbing function and on digital printability.

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The New SSM DURO-TW Precision Package Winder will be Exhibited Techtextil

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By   11 days ago

Switzerland / Germany - SSM announced their participation to the forthcoming Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 4th to 7th 2015. Techtextil is Europe’s leading fair for technical textiles and nonwoven products. The show is covering twelve application areas, which comprehensively span the full range of modern textile technologies. SSM will show their new machine for [...]

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Geofabrics Launches Geosynthetic Centre of Excellence to Support Tailored Outcomes for Engineers and Designers

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Perth, Australia - Geosynthetics will continue to be used in new and innovative ways. Understanding their performance in site specific applications can be complex yet important journey for engineers to take. With rapid development in the geosynthetic industry the need for research, testing and improvement of products has become ever more important. In 2009,

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Bayer MaterialScience and IAF Collaborate in Coated Fabrics

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Leverkusen, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience and the International Apparel Federation have entered into a collaboration aiming at significantly improving the innovation and sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. As an important first step, both partners have recently run a number of INSQIN® series workshops which took place across three continents. Under the theme of “Setting [...]

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Burlington Partners with PurThread Technologies to Provide Embedded Antimicrobial Protection to Fabrics

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North Carolina, United States – PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announced a partnership with Burlington, a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance and specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics,

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VOMATEX to Showcase Heat and Pressure Resistant Coverings at Texprocess

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Bremen, Germany - German products enjoy a high reputation internationally. The worldwide leading specialist for high quality ironing covers VOMATEX Germany is going to present the wide range of heat and pressure resistant foams, felts and textiles at the Texprocess fair which will be held in Frankfurt a.M. from 4.-7. May. Since 1968 the VOMATEX high [...]

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CORDURA® Brand to Showcase Innovations in Durable Fabrics at IDEX 2015

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Georgia, United States - INVISTA’s CORDURA® Brand will showcase durable protective fabrics during the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, February 22-26. The latest advancements in tactical gear and apparel featuring No Melt No Drip CORDURA® NYCO uniform fabric and Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) CORDURA® Classic fabrics

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A Flourishing Summer Show at Texworld Paris!

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Paris, France - Texworld Paris closed its doors on Thursday evening after four very lively days of business. The show was marked by a revelation of its leitmotif «Presence» and its trends for summer 2016, designer fashion shows and effervescent exhibitors’ stands. The trade fair saw a slight year-on-year increase, welcoming 13,639 visitors.

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Burlington Introduces the Iconic Collection of Merino Wool Fabrics

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North Carolina, United States – Burlington has introduced the Iconic Collection of high-end luxurious fabrics for menswear. A collection of super fine Merino Wool fabrics, the Iconic Collection is designed in contemporary and traditional silhouettes – styled for today’s tailored gentlemen and crafted for elegant suits, blazers, and trousers.

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GruppoCinque Presents a New Identity and Two Collections, Gruppocinque and Swing at Various Exhibitions

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Como, Italy - Gruppocinque continues its unceasing journey in research, and in the creative and qualitative development of its offerings, in order to listen, to recount, and to appropriate the new values and trends in contemporary fashion. The Como-area textile company, a leader in manufacturing high-quality, yarn-dyed, plain, and jacquard-patterned woven textiles that are 100% Made in [...]

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Techtextil 2015: Textile Aids for Bone Fractures and Strokes

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Frankfurt, Germany – Textile research and manufacturers of special textile fibers and textile-based primary products are actively involved in the regeneration of organs, tissues and bones. Health protection as an economic mega trend opens the floodgates for high-tech material textiles and their use in medicine and health. It was already within the surroundings of the [...]

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Sustainable and Groundbreaking – Certificate for Biological Degradability of Textiles Awarded to Freudenberg Interlining

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Bonnigheim, Germany - Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is marketing the first ever polyester lining to be made from 100% biodegradable fibres.

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Honeywell Introduces New Super-Strength Fishing-Line Material

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New Jersey, United States - Honeywell announced the launch of Spectra® HT high tenacity fiber, the newest generation of high-strength Spectra fiber and the world’s strongest fishing-line material of its size. Shimano’s PowerPro® brand is first to use Spectra® HT fiber in new Maxcuatro™ product Honeywell also announced that Shimano, makers of the popular PowerPro® brand of fishing-line products,

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Geofabrics Launches Geosynthetic Centre of Excellence to Support Tailored Outcomes for Engineers and Designers

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By   4 days ago

Perth, Australia - Geosynthetics will continue to be used in new and innovative ways. Understanding their performance in site specific applications can be complex yet important journey for engineers to take. With rapid development in the geosynthetic industry the need for research, testing and improvement of products has become ever more important. In 2009,

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Greene, Tweed Expands Manufacturing Capabilities for Ramp-Up of Xycomp® DLF® Composites Production Programs

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Pennsylvania, United States - Greene, Tweed has announced the commission of additional state-of-the art composites manufacturing equipment to support the ongoing growth of production program awards for components produced from Xycomp® DLF® discontinuous long fiber thermoplastic composites. The investment expands Greene, Tweed’s capacity to meet the continued increase

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GE Successfully Tests World’s First Rotating Ceramic Matrix Composite Material for Next-Gen Combat Engine

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Ohio, United States – GE Aviation successfully tested the world’s first non-static set of light-weight, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) parts by running rotating low-pressure turbine blades in a F414 turbofan demonstrator engine designed to further validate the heat-resistant material

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CONWED Shows Filtration Portfolio at FILTECH 2015

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Minnesota, United States - Conwed, the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world, will display its latest filtration netting technology at FILTECH 2015 in Cologne, Germany  (Hall 11.1-Booth D27, February 24-26, 2015). Organized annually in Europe, FILTECH is one of the largest and most important filtration events worldwide. 

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Freudenberg Technology Makes Snowboard Boots Breathable and Waterproof

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Wienheim, Germany - More than 14 million Germans regularly head for the mountains to go skiing or snowboarding. And winter sport enthusiasts are certainly prepared to pay for their hobby. Every year, Germans spend some €16.4 billion on winter sports equipment and clothing. To make an investment in new boots worthwhile, the Freudenberg Group is working [...]

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AMRC Researchers Get Weaving to Unravel One of Composite Technology’s Dark Arts

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Rotherham, United Kingdom - Composite experts at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing are hoping to shed some light on the technology’s ‘dark arts’ with the help of some traditional Yorkshire skills. The AMRC’s Composite Centre has invested £150,000 in an FT Dornier Rapier Loom,

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Stoll at BSTIM Igualada/Spain with CMS ADF-3

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Reutlingen, Germany - A modest start in 1873 turned out to become an unprecedented success story today. With the development of the first links-links flat knitting machine, Heinrich Stoll set a milestone in the history of knitting technology only a few years after starting his business. He did not only revolutionize the textile machine market but [...]

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Itema Strategically Strengthens Position in Indonesia; Appoints PT Illies Engineering Indonesia as Sole Agent

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Colzate, Italy – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, announced the appointment of PT Illies Engineering Indonesia as sole agent in Indonesia. Effective January 2015, all activities related to the sale of Itema weaving machines, spare parts and after-sales services in Indonesia are carried out by PT Illies Engineering Indonesia.

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Zambian Handloom Weavers Complete their Two Months Skills Upgrading Training Programme in India

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Zambia / India - Eight handloom weavers from Zambia are set to promote higher-quality artisanal textile production in their home country, after receiving two months of training in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, reports allAfrica.

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Japan Agreed to Relax Rules for Knitwear Entry from Bangladesh

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Bangladesh / Japan –  UNB reports that  Japan has agreed to further relax the rules of origin for Bangladeshi knitwear products in its market which the Bangladesh government considers as its big achievement. “Japan in principle has agreed to relax the rules of origin for Bangladesh.

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Picanol Invests in the Future

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Ypres, Belgium - In 2013 Picanol approved an ambitious program of investment in its Ieper plant totaling 17.5 million euros. The plant in Ieper has undergone several changes that will raise competitiveness and enhance productivity and quality. In addition to the new training center and the test area for weaving machines, this investment program includes the [...]

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Valdese Weavers Announces the Acquisition of Dicey Mills

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North Carolina, United States – Michael Shelton, president and CEO of Valdese Weavers LLC, announced that the company has purchased Dicey Mills Inc. Valdese Weavers will begin the integration of Dicey immediately, with the expected completion of an orderly and deliberate transition of the Dicey business into the company’s facilities in Valdese by the end [...]

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SHIMA SEIKI’s Novel SRY 183LP Computerized Flat Knitting Machine on Display in Spain

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Japan / Spain - Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. will exhibit at the upcoming. During wednesday, 25th ~ thursday, 26th February 2015. Best Solutions in Textile Manufacturing Fair (BSTIM) in Igualada, Spain in February.

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Competition for 2015 Federal Ecodesign Award Opened

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Frankfurt, Germany - Companies with outstanding performance in terms of functionality, innovative prowess, precision and eco-compatibility can now put themselves forward for the Federal Ecodesign Award of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. Awards will be presented for products, designs and services judged extremely innovative and eco-friendly

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ETI Launches Programme in Leicester Garment and Textiles Sector

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London, United Kingdom – ETI has launched a programme to support the sustainable development of Leicester’s garment and textile industry. The programme seeks to address concerns that have been raised in a report on the sector. ETI’s programme tackles issues raised in a report commissioned by ETI and produced by the University of Leicester’s Centre for Sustainable [...]

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prAna’s Social Compliance Program Receives Accreditation from the Fair Labor Association

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California, United States – prAna announced that the Fair Labor Association’s Board of Directors accredited prAna’s social compliance program earlier this month, affirming prAna’s commitment to promoting and complying with international labor standards through their supply chain, using FLA’s workplace Code of Conduct. Being Accredited Affirms prAna’s Commitment to Comply with International Labor Standards

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Fast Retailing Strengthens Commitment to Improve Working Conditions at Production Partners

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Tokyo, Japan – Fast Retailing has been engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives since 2001, and CSR has become an integrated part of the company’s overall business strategy. Over the years, while giving back to local communities and making efforts to reduce environmental impacts, the CSR program has placed priority on respecting human rights [...]

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WACKER Joins “Together for Sustainability” Initiative

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Munich, Germany – WACKER aims to strengthen its commitment to sustainable business practices in the supply chain. To this end, the company now joined the “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) initiative. Established in 2011, the project is targeted on implementing a standardized global program for responsible procurement of goods and services in the chemical industry and [...]

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Bangladesh Bank to Create $500 Million Green Fund for Textile

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Daily Star reports that central bank of Bangladesh will set aside $500 million of low-cost funds for textile factories to help them adopt eco-friendly technologies and practices, Governor Atiur Rahman said. The money will come in addition to the existing export development fund (EDF) of $1.5 billion and will be named [...]

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Bureau Veritas Cambodia Receives LEED Platinum Certification

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Hong Kong, China -  Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services announced its laboratory in Cambodia has been awarded a LEED Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Following the recent LEED Platinum certification awarded for the Bureau Veritas Sri Lanka laboratory, this is the 2nd prestigious award at Platinum rating to date within the [...]

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New eCool70™ Dyes Address Textile Industry’s Sustainability Challenges

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By   11 days ago

Singapore - In another industry breakthrough, Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced its eCool70™ concept to make it possible for mills to achieve a range of brilliant shades while using less water and energy for better environmental performance, lower processing costs and enhanced productivity.

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Delta Apparel Anticipates Sale of The Game Branded Business

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South Carolina, United States – Delta Apparel, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, To The Game, LLC, previously entered into a letter of intent to sell its The Game branded collegiate headwear and apparel business to David Peyser Sportswear, Inc., the owner of MV Sport, Inc. MV Sport was founded in 1948 and has grown to become a leading supplier of [...]

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A More Casual, Active Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014 in U.S., Reports NPD

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New York, United States – U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear, and accessories in 2014, according to global information company,The NPD Group. The 1 percent increase compared to 2013, resulting in an additional $2 billion in sales, was driven primarily by growth in sales of activewear, athletic performance footwear, and bags. “Casual and [...]

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Stockmann Launches an Efficiency Programme Aiming at Annual Cost Savings of EUR 50 Million

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Helsinki, Finland - Stockmann is to streamline its operations in order to turn its earnings performance around. To this end, it is launching an efficiency programme with an annual cost savings target of EUR 50 million. The programme includes planned store closures and various measures to decrease costs and inventories.

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The Winning Trio of The Leather Accessory Prize 2015 ENSAD X Première Vision Leather

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Paris, France - The ENSAD School of Decorative Arts and Première Vision Leather announced the winners of the Leather Accessory Prize. To mark its inaugural participation in the Première Vision Leather show, the ENSAD School of Decorative Arts created an accessories prize, displaying the competing accessories – leather goods, bags and shoes – made by its [...]

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BASF at SIMAC 2015 in Milan: Polyurethane Innovations for the Footwear Industry

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Italy / Germany - This year the chemical company BASF will present its updated polyurethane portfolio and experience in footwear materials and processing at the SIMAC International Exhibition of Machines and Technologies for Footwear and Leather Goods Industries in Milan (Rho).

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Growth of 7.8% and Comparable Sales Increase of 4.0% for the Year at Nordstrom

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Seattle, United States - Nordstrom, Inc. reported fiscal 2014 earnings per diluted share of $3.72, which was in-line with the Company’s full-year outlook of $3.70 to $3.75. During the year, the Company opened three full-line stores, including its first store in Canada, and 27 Nordstrom Rack stores, launched Nordstromrack.com and acquired Trunk Club.

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PUMA Reports Gross Profit Margin Increased from 43.2% to 45.0% in Q4 of 2014

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Herzogenaurach, Germany - In comparison with last year, consolidated sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 recovered and rose from € 698.3 million to € 750.8 million, which represents a currency adjusted increase of 6.3%. This was driven mainly by a stronger demand in the Americas

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European Action Plan on the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety

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Belgium / Bangladesh - On 12 February, more than 40 trade union representatives from the European garment and retail companies that have signed the Accord gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can provide concrete support and further protection for their colleagues in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety, signed after the Rana [...]

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International Retailers, Brands and Manufacturers Hear the Australian Cotton Story

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Sydney, Australia - The Australian cotton industry’s story of continuous improvement has been shared on a global scale this year, with a number of international events aimed at engaging with brands, retailers and manufacturers in the textile supply chain. Goondiwindi cotton grower and Cotton Australia Deputy Chair, Simon Corish, recently

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SMARTRAC at EuroCIS: Reshaping the Retail Business

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Improving the consumer experience and enabling a new era of merchandise visibility: those are SMARTRAC’s showcases to retailers, brand owners and consumers visiting its booth hall 9B14 at EuroCIS 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 24-26 February. During the event, labeled as “The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology”, the RFID technology [...]

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Fortunes Blossom as African Textiles Project Takes Off in Zimbabwe

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Gweru, Zimbabwe - A group of skilled women have taken advantage of the continental trend and set up a thriving textiles project that specialises in the design and production of African attirere reports The Zimbabwean.

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Chinese Government Reforms Trigger ‘Significant Opportunity’ For Brands To Help Build Stronger Supply Chain

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London, United Kingdom - CottonConnect says the shifting cotton market in China offers a valuable window of opportunity for international companies to invest and build a more resilient cotton supply in one of the world’s fastest growing cotton markets. In a new report from Cotton Connect,

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ILO and PTEA Sign a Unique Partnership Agreement Promoting Decent Work in Garment and Textile Industry in Faisalabad

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Switzerland / Pakistan - The ILO and the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association have forged a Public Private Partnership encompassing a comprehensive framework on improving productivity through training and compliance with International Labour Standards including occupational safety and health, wages, contracts of employment, discrimination

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110 Newly Recruited Labour Inspectors Receive Introductory Training in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - A total of 110 newly recruited labour inspectors are learning the skills necessary to help enhance working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh. A four-day introductory training course for 35 of the new inspectors commenced in Dhaka (24 February 2015) organized by the International Labour Organization

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AURELIUS Agrees to Acquire EMEA Crafts Business from Coats plc

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Germany / United Kingdom – The AURELIUS Group , the listed mid-market pan-European investor, has agreed a binding deal to acquire the EMEA Crafts business of Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. Coats’ EMEA Crafts business is the number one player in European textile crafts with a heritage dating [...]

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DOMOTEX: Fifteen Shades of Carpet Tiles

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Hannover, Germany - Admittedly, there are products with rather more sex appeal than carpet tiles. That being said, they do seem to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. Now, in 2015, replacing individual dirty or damaged tiles is no problem, while using tiles in different colors and laying patterns opens up scope for creativity.

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