Indonesia Anticipates Textile Exports to Grow at a Faster Pace this Year

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Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia is expecting its textile exports to grow at a faster pace this year, driven by increasing overseas orders particularly from the United States and European Union (EU) member states, reports Jakarta Post. Domestic textile manufacturers target textile exports to top US$13.3 billion this year, up around 5

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Archroma Presents Colorful Opportunities for Reducing Water Consumption at Indo Intertex 2014

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By   17 hours ago

Reinach, Switzerland –  Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, celebrates its new beginning in Indonesia at Indo Intertex 2014 with eco-advanced innovations to support the country’s transforming textile and garment industry. With the motto: “We touch and color people’s lives, every day, everywhere,” Archroma’s [...]

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ITMF-ICCTM: Aqualab Recognized

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By   17 hours ago

Zürich, Switzerland – The ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods  gave full recognition to AQUALAB, a fiber-testing instrument produced by Mesdan Spa, Italy. The ICCTM met in Bremen/Germany on March 18, 2014 at the start of the 32nd International Bremen Cotton Conference. Mesdan Aqualab is an instrument to measure the moisture content and moisture [...]

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Vietnam Garment Sector Eyes Localisation of Inputs

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By   2 days ago

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Vietnamese garment industry is seeking the localization of inputs in the garment sector, reports Vietnam News. The domestic garment and textile industry aims to reach a localisation rate of 60 per cent by 2015 to increase profits and competitiveness, and reduce the need for the imports of raw materials, [...]

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Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

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By   2 days ago

Weinheim, Germany – With their joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility. Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company will continue to place a high emphasize on sustainability and

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USDA: Abundant Chinese Cotton Stocks Mask Global Picture

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By   3 days ago

Washington D.C., United States - Despite record high global stocks, those held outside of China are projected at a 4-year low. Major exporters hold more than half of those stocks. In fact, U.S. stocks are forecast to fall to their lowest level since 1990/91. Driving this paradox is China’s support policy. Until recently, it was based [...]

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USDA: Global Cotton Stocks Continue to Rise in 2013/14

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Washington D.C., United States - The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cotton projections for 2013/14 indicate that global ending stocks are forecast to reach a record 96.9 million bales, 8 percent (7.3 million bales) above 2012/13. Stocks have risen dramatically over the last several seasons as cotton prices encouraged higher global

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Bayer Redefines Development of Coated Textiles

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By   6 days ago

Shanghai, China – Bayer MaterialScience, a world leader in high-tech polymer solutions, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line at its Polymer Research & Development Center in Shanghai, China, as well as newly installed lab facilities and a new lab coater in Leverkusen, Germany.

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FreshPer4mance Coating from Johnson Controls Makes Automotive Seat Covers Stain-Resistant and Antimicrobial

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By   17 hours ago

Michigan, United States - Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has developed a coating for fabrics that keeps automotive seats clean and hygienic. The coating repels dirt and liquid, and protects passengers from microbes and static. “Seat covers are

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Archroma Presents Colorful Opportunities for Reducing Water Consumption at Indo Intertex 2014

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By   17 hours ago

Reinach, Switzerland –  Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, celebrates its new beginning in Indonesia at Indo Intertex 2014 with eco-advanced innovations to support the country’s transforming textile and garment industry. With the motto: “We touch and color people’s lives, every day, everywhere,” Archroma’s [...]

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GyroWash – Washing and Dry Cleaning Colour Fastness Tester by James Heal Offers Complete Flexibility of Test Methods

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By   3 days ago

London, United Kingdom - GyroWash, from James Heal, is used to determine colour fastness to washing, dry cleaning and chlorinated water of textile and leather samples and as the test vessels are interchangeable, testing can be carried out to both European and American standards. It is also equipped with a UniController™, a smart and

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Bayer Redefines Development of Coated Textiles

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By   6 days ago

Shanghai, China – Bayer MaterialScience, a world leader in high-tech polymer solutions, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line at its Polymer Research & Development Center in Shanghai, China, as well as newly installed lab facilities and a new lab coater in Leverkusen, Germany.

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ECHA: Draft Decisions on Substance Evaluation Under CoRAP

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By   6 days ago

Helsinki, Finland – In 2013, Member States have been evaluating 47 registered substances under the substance evaluation process and they have also prepared a draft decision in case further information is needed in order to assess the safety of the substance. The deadline for submitting a draft decision to ECHA was on 20 March 2014. [...]

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LANXESS Expands Material Testing Center

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By   6 days ago

Cologne, Germany – LANXESS has expanded its Material Testing Center for high-tech thermoplastics in Dormagen with two sophisticated Kappa Multistation creep testing machines, engineered by Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH, the Zwick Roell Group’s competence center for creep testing. These machines can be used to test how Durethan polyamides, Pocan polyesters and TEPEX continuous fiber- reinforced [...]

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BASF and Sinopec Inaugurate Acrylic Acid and SAP Plants in Nanjing, China

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By   7 days ago

Nanjing, China – BASF and Sinopec inaugurated two new plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. Additionally, a new butyl acrylate plant will begin production later this year. The new plants will further strengthen the C3 (propylene) value chain [...]

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Henkel Showcases Innovative Solutions with Adhesive Technologies

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By   7 days ago

Düsseldorf, Germany – This year will see Henkel presenting its Adhesives business at the 2014 Hannover Messe. The individual businesses in the Adhesive Technologies business unit will be showcasing their solutions for customers in various industrial and trade sectors as well as private households in the Adhesive Technology display area. Henkel, the world’s largest adhesive [...]

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Reliance Industries’ Polyester Plant at Silvassa Starts Production

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By   17 hours ago

Mumbai, India - Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) commissioned its new Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) facility at Silvassa. The entire production from this facility has been successfully placed in the domestic and international markets. With the commissioning of this ultra-modern Polyester Filament Yarn Facility,

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Champion Thread to Showcase the Latest Threads and Yarns at Texprocess Americas

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By   17 hours ago

North Carolina, United States - The global provider of thread, yarn and other sewn products components, Champion Thread Company will showcase its wide range of premium products and technical industry knowledge in Booth #3419 at the May 13-15 event in Atlanta. Champion Thread Company, a leading producer and supplier of industrial

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Bracker, Graf, Novibra and Suessen at ITMA Asia with the Latest Developments for Fibre Yield and Productivity

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By   17 hours ago

Switzerland / China - The 4 companies Bräcker, Graf, Novibra and Suessen unite the world’s leading brands for the supply of technology components to the textile industry, forming the only global provider of components for all spinning

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50 Million Cotton Swabs Per Hour with Trützschler Cards

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By   17 hours ago

Mönchengladbach, Germany – Together with Rosink Systeme, Trützschler has been selling installations for the production of card slivers used for making cotton swabs for many years. The web of a Trützschler cotton card is split into four segments. These web sections result in 4 fine card slivers. They have a count of approx. 1.5 g/m. The four [...]

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AWI: Incredible Rebound Across All Wool Types Seen

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By   17 hours ago

Sydney, Australia – An incredible rebound across all wool types occurred this week at the Australian wool market auctions. Prices have not just stabilized, but have seemingly, in one week, reversed the trend instantly from bearish to bullish. The slightly positive close to last week was seemingly a signal for the overseas buyers that the [...]

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ITMF-ICCTM: Aqualab Recognized

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By   17 hours ago

Zürich, Switzerland – The ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods  gave full recognition to AQUALAB, a fiber-testing instrument produced by Mesdan Spa, Italy. The ICCTM met in Bremen/Germany on March 18, 2014 at the start of the 32nd International Bremen Cotton Conference. Mesdan Aqualab is an instrument to measure the moisture content and moisture [...]

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Competence Across the Entire Spinning Process of Rieter to be Presented at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

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Winterthur, Switzerland - On its exhibition stand at the ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 (June 16th – 20th, 2014), Rieter will be demonstrating its competence across the entire spinning process and presenting all 4 end spinning systems live on the stand (Hall W4, Booth No. D01). The know-how relating to financing, spinning mill planning, use of [...]

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AWI Supports Trade Delegation to Strengthen Australia-China Wool Ties

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Australia / China – Australian Wool Innovation, the owner of The Woolmark Company, has supported an Australian Government function, hosted by the Hon Andrew Robb, Trade and Investment Minister, to help further strengthen ties between the Australian and Chinese wool industries. The function was attended by an Australian Government delegation to China, including Minister Andrew [...]

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Boldness and Experimentation to be Presented in Milano Unica F/W 2015-16 Directions

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By   17 hours ago

Milan, Italy –  Milano Unica is to present the F/W 2015-16 Directions characterized by boldness and experimentation. Like the last three editions, the presentation was held in the presence of exhibitors, specialized press, designers and product experts from the foremost fashion houses and style studios on both the domestic and

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Good Quality Buyers Satisfied With Increase in the Latest Products on Offer at Interstoff Asia Essential – Spring 2014

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By   6 days ago

Hong Kong, China - Interstoff Asia Essential – Spring 2014, which was held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19 to 21 March, attracted 7,027 visitors from 41 countries and regions. The top ten were Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the US, Macau, India, Australia and the UK. “While the visitor number [...]

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Obtains NSF/ANSI 336 Third-Party Certification for Sunbrella® Contract Fabrics

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By   8 days ago

North Carolina, United States – Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has reinforced its NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment with third-party certification by UL Environment, a company providing independent validation of green marketing claims. More than 50 patterns

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Change in the Trade Fair Schedule for Munich Fabric Start 2015 and Milano Unica

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By   9 days ago

Germany / Italy – With the Paris fabric trade fairs taking place a week earlier than usual in February 2015, the schedules of MUNICH FABRIC START and MILANO UNICA overlap. The aim is to resolve this situation in the best possible way for everyone involved and ensure that exhibitors as well as the visitors, can [...]

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500 Companies from 22 Countries to Partake at Sai Gon Tex, the Viet Nam Sai Gon Fabric and Garment Accessories Expo 2014

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By   9 days ago

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Vietnam News reports 500 companies from 22 countries are to partake at Sai Gon Tex More than 500 companies from 22 countries will take part in Sai Gon Tex, the Viet Nam Sai Gon Fabric and Garment Accessories Expo 2014, in HCM City next week. The four-day event will

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OMNOVA Solutions Earns Net Income of $1.2 Million, Global Coated Fabrics Sales Reported at $23.3 Million

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By   10 days ago

Ohio, United States - OMNOVA Solutions Inc. announced net income of $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the first quarter ending February 28, 2014, compared to a loss of $0.2 million, or breakeven per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013. Adjusted Income From Continuing Operations was $2.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014,

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Production of Linen With Nanoparticles in Uzbekistan

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Textile manufacturers are gaining experience with nanotechnology. Mass production of bactericidal textiles for everyday use to start in Uzbekistan, reports UZ 24. For the first time in Uzbekistan starts production of linen from natural cotton fiber having healing properties. The range includes socks, underwear and bedsclothes, silver crafted using

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World of Denim Magazine by Monforts Highlights Latest Fashion Trends in Denim Production

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Germany / Paris – World of Denim magazine from A Monforts Textilmaschinen highlights the latest fashion trends in denim production placing special emphasis on textile finishing with the company’s range of Montex stenters. Proving ‘jeans are more than just jeans’, the magazine illustrates new designs introduced at a recent ‘Denim et Premiere vision’ exhibition

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ITMA and EDANA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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By   17 hours ago

Geneva, Switzerland – The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries and MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organisation of a conference on nonwovens during ITMA 2015. Mr Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, said: “For more than 40 years, EDANA has [...]

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FreshPer4mance Coating from Johnson Controls Makes Automotive Seat Covers Stain-Resistant and Antimicrobial

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By   17 hours ago

Michigan, United States - Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has developed a coating for fabrics that keeps automotive seats clean and hygienic. The coating repels dirt and liquid, and protects passengers from microbes and static. “Seat covers are

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Strong Start for Gurit into 2014 with Q1 2014 Sales Up by 15.7% in Composite Materials Business

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Zürich, Switzerland - Gurit had a good start in 2014 with Q1 2014 sales increasing by 29.6% over Q1 2013, and sequentially by 4.5% over the last quarter of 2013 to CHF 78.8 million. This increase confirms Gurit’s recovery started during the second half of 2013. Gurit Composite Materials increased sales by 15.7% to CHF 61.2 million [...]

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Eastman Cyphrex™ Microfibers Wins the EDANA INDEX14 Award

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Tennessee, United States – Eastman Chemical Company received the EDANA INDEX14 Innovation in Raw Material Award for its Eastman Cyphrex™ microfibers. EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, presented the award on April 8, the opening day of INDEX14 in Geneva, Switzerland. INDEX, billed as the world’s

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Freudenberg: Long-Term Strategy Leads to Sustained Success

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Weinheim, Germany – In the 165th year of its history, Freudenberg, the internationally active family company, was more successful than ever before. In the 2013 financial year, the technology group reported record sales for the fourth year in succession, on the previous consolidation basis at €6,622.5 million (previous year: €6,321.7 million). Adjusted for the effects [...]

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Textile Construction Award – Sandler AG Wins INDEX14 Award

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Saale, Germany – Also this year the best innovations of the nonwovens industry were awarded the INDEX Award at the fair INDEX14 in Geneva. In the category “Nonwoven roll goods” won Sandler from Schwarzenbach / Saale, the price of their latest development for the construction industry: sandler fiber comfort ® crushable, water-resistant

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TENCEL® Skin – Winner of the INDEX™ 14 Awards from EDANA

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By   6 days ago

Geneva, Switzerland – During INDEX’14, largest Nonwovens fair in Geneva from 8.-11. April, EDANA announced the winner of the EDANA’s INDEX™ 14 Awards. INDEX™14, the largest global meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, was launched, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries.

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Teknoweb Exhibits New Materials Machinery at INDEX

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By   6 days ago

Switzerland / Italy – Teknoweb is the world technology leader in high speed converting machinery for wet wipes and wet toilet tissue. Teknoweb, starting in 2012, chose to expand innovation into the field of machinery for manufacturing substrates; transferring its experience and excellence in converting and packaging to designing and realizing multifunctional and modular lines that offer great flexibility.

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Award-Winning Warp Knitting Training Courses of Karl Mayer

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China / Germany – The KARL MAYER Academy China does not just do good work, it does excellent work, as the latest tribute paid to the company’s training centre in Changzhou City shows: on 22 November last year, the academy was awarded the prize, “Great Contribution to China’s Warp Knitting Industry 2013″, by the Chinese [...]

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KARL MAYER Launches a New Multibar Raschel Machine onto The Textronic® Market

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By   17 hours ago

Obertshausen, Germany - With the new MT 51/1/32, KARL MAYER is giving new impetus to the Textronic® lace market, both economically and technically. This machine offers an exceptionally high level of performance for a low investment outlay, thus enabling lace, with its characteristic relief-like designs, to be produced competitively. In this case, the MT 51/1/32 scores highly both [...]

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Picanol to Show 4 Airjets and 3 Rapiers at ITMA-Asia + CITME 2014

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Ypres,  Belgium - As one of the world’s leading weaving machine manufacturers, Picanol has always had a very close relationship with the Chinese textile industry. This relationship is not a matter of chance or coincidental developments: on the contrary, it is the result of long-term, strategic planning by the Picanol management. In this firm belief, Picanol [...]

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Textured Jersey Knits Closer Partnership with University of Moratuwa

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By   3 days ago

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Textured Jersey PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of knitted fabric, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Moratuwa to create the framework for a long-term collaborative relationship. The milestone agreement paves the way for a close interaction between the two organisations for the development [...]

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BMS Vision to Showcase Monitoring Systems for Weaving Mills at ITMA Asia 2014

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By   8 days ago

Wevelgem, Belgium - BMSvision, established in 2007 as a carve-out from the Barco group, is a leading supplier of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for discrete manufacturing, with focus on the textiles, plastics and pharmaceutical industry. The company is going to partake at ITMA Asia on 16 – 20 June 2014, Booth: Hall E1 Booth F12.

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Sturdy and Beautiful Shoes – with Perfect Needles and Awls from Groz-Beckert

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By   9 days ago

Albstadt, Germany - Shoes have accompanied us through life for thousands of years. Whether moccasins, sports shoes, boots, sandals, safety shoes or elegant men’s loafers – good wearability, durability and a perfect appearance are the top priorities where footwear is concerned.  Sewing and shoe-machine needles from Groz-Beckert create shoes that meet precisely those needs. Not only [...]

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New Mattress Ticking Machine by Monarch Knitting Machinery Corporation

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By   10 days ago

Leicester, United Kingdom - Monarch Knitting Machinery Corporation was founded in 1961 and is today widely recognised as being the world’s leading supplier of single and double jersey knitting machines. This reputation has been built on a very close working business partnership with Precision Fukuhara Works Limited in Japan

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Stäubli Jacquard Machines to be on Display at ITMA ASIA

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France / China  - The world of Stäubli Jacquard machines is a fascinating one. Throughout the entire world, countless weaving mills produce innovative high-quality fabrics with these reliable multipurpose machines. The variety ranges from the finest silks to the most complex technical textiles and original decorative fabrics.

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BCI: Year 2014 to See Close to 50 Better Cotton Projects Across 5 Countries

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Geneva, Switzerland – The investors of the Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP) recently met in Delhi, India and approved 50 Better Cotton projects across India, Pakistan, China, Mozambique and Mali. The committee consist of frontrunner retailers and brands IKEA, H&M, Marks & Spencers, Levis Strauss & Co, VF Corp, adidas group, Tesco, Nike, Walmart [...]

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“Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles”, a 4 Day Series of Events by FIT in June

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New York, United States – Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry, this [...]

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Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

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By   2 days ago

Weinheim, Germany – With their joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility. Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company will continue to place a high emphasize on sustainability and

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Timberland Incorporates Recycled, Organic and Renewable Materials in 70% of Footwear in 2013

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New Hampshire, United States – Timberland released its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility performance data. The brand first started reporting annual CSR data in 2001. Timberland’s persistent commitment to reduce its impact on the environment, while at the same time creating positive impact within its supply chain and in communities worldwide, yielded many notable strides

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H&M Doubles the Share of More Sustainable Cotton in the Last Two Years

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Stockholm, Sweden – H&M published its twelfth Conscious Actions Sustainability Report. Some of the highlights during 2013 are the launch of H&M´s roadmap for fair living wages, the first closed loop collection made with recycled material from collected garments and a doubling of the share of more sustainable cotton in the last two years. “We [...]

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The Museum of Costume in Madrid to Once Again Witness Sustainable Fashion Conference

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By   6 days ago

Madrid, Spain – The Museum of Costume in Madrid will be once again, the scene of the third Day Sustainable Fashion platform organized by  Slow Fashion Spain  during 25 and 26 April . A gateway which will parade the new proposals, visions and alternatives that this emerging sector is developing day by day, and whose future prospects are very favorable if we consider [...]

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Crocs, Inc. Achieves 16.5% Reduction in Volatile Organic Compounds Per Pair of Shoes

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By   8 days ago

Colorado, United States - Crocs, Inc. announced the release of its 2013 sustainability report. The company’s second report provides an update on its sustainability-related accomplishments and objectives, and sets goals in three categories: workplace and supplier standards, environmental management and community engagement. Report

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Obtains NSF/ANSI 336 Third-Party Certification for Sunbrella® Contract Fabrics

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By   8 days ago

North Carolina, United States – Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has reinforced its NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment with third-party certification by UL Environment, a company providing independent validation of green marketing claims. More than 50 patterns

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Ever Glory Reports Revenue of $368.1 Million, an Increase of 31.6%

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Nanjing, China – Ever-Glory International Group, Inc., a leading apparel supply chain manager and retailer based in China, reported its financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. Total sales for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $368.1 million, an increase of 31.6% from the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase was primarily attributable to a 74.7% [...]

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British Retail Sales Down But Fashion Sales Seen Strong

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By   17 hours ago

London, United Kingdom – UK retail sales were down 1.7% on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were down 0.3%, against a 3.7% increase in March 2013. The 3-month average total growth was 2.1%, just below the 12-month trend of 2.4%. [...]

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Levi Strauss & Co. Appoints Marc Rosen Head of Global E-Commerce

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California, United States – Levi Strauss & Co. announced that Marc Rosen will join the company as executive vice president and president of global e-commerce, effective May 5, 2014. Mr. Rosen will be responsible for leading the company’s global e-commerce business to drive new growth, consumer loyalty and sustainable profitability. Mr. Rosen will establish Levi.com [...]

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Record Sales Up 3.6% on a Like-for-Like at House of Fraser

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By   17 hours ago

London, United Kingdom – House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland’s premium department store group, updates the market on its performance for the 52 weeks to 25 January 2014. Financial highlights for the period include: Record sales up 3.6% on a like-for-like basis (excluding VAT) to £1.2 billion; Online sales (excluding VAT) increased 41%, representing [...]

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Burberry Flagship Store Opens in Shanghai

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United Kingdom / China – Burberry announced the opening of its new flagship within Kerry Centre, bringing every aspect of the British luxury brand to Shanghai. The store opening marks the start of a new chapter for the brand in Shanghai, following a multi-year investment in China since acquiring the business in September 2010. Burberry [...]

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H&M Group Total Sales Increases by 13 %

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Stockholm, Sweden – In March, the H&M Group total sales including VAT increased by 13 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,216 on 31 March 2014 versus 2,853 on 31 March 2013. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in [...]

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Tom Tailor Retail Achieves Increase in Like-For-Like Sales by 9.6%

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By   17 hours ago

Hamburg, Germany - TOM TAILOR GROUP has enjoyed a dynamic start into the fiscal year 2014. In the first three months of 2014, the Group increased sales of its two retail segments TOM TAILOR and BONITA by 5.1% to EUR 127.6 million. The TOM TAILOR brand continued its growth course in the retail segment uninterrupted and [...]

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Stockmann to Revise Department Stores’ Operating Model in Finland

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Helsinki, Finland - Stockmann’s Department Store Division will continue its restructuring measures. In the weak market situation in the retail sector, the goal is to create an efficient sales-focused organisation that serves customers both at stores and online. The comparable annual savings target for the structural changes is around EUR 10 million. The savings would be fully achieved [...]

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British Retail Sales Down But Fashion Sales Seen Strong

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By   17 hours ago

London, United Kingdom – UK retail sales were down 1.7% on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were down 0.3%, against a 3.7% increase in March 2013. The 3-month average total growth was 2.1%, just below the 12-month trend of 2.4%. [...]

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Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center to Organize Textile Day in June

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By   17 hours ago

Washington D.C., United States – The purpose of the Textile Industry Day is to describe NSRDEC’s textile technology S&T programs and focus areas and its specific/unique expertise, facilities, and capabilities. The intent is to provide a forum to exchange information and ideas on how Academia and Industry might partner with NSRDEC in addressing Army

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Coats plc Appoints New Chairman and Non-Executive Director

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London, United Kingdom – GPG announced that Mike Clasper, currently a Non-Executive Director of GPG, has been appointed Chairman of GPG plc with immediate effect. In addition, Ruth Anderson has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of GPG and Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee both with immediate effect. Rob Campbell, outgoing Chairman [...]

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Indonesia Anticipates Textile Exports to Grow at a Faster Pace this Year

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By   17 hours ago

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia is expecting its textile exports to grow at a faster pace this year, driven by increasing overseas orders particularly from the United States and European Union (EU) member states, reports Jakarta Post. Domestic textile manufacturers target textile exports to top US$13.3 billion this year, up around 5

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Champion Thread to Showcase the Latest Threads and Yarns at Texprocess Americas

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By   17 hours ago

North Carolina, United States - The global provider of thread, yarn and other sewn products components, Champion Thread Company will showcase its wide range of premium products and technical industry knowledge in Booth #3419 at the May 13-15 event in Atlanta. Champion Thread Company, a leading producer and supplier of industrial

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NRF: Retail Sales Spring Up in March as Winter Weather Ebbs

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Washington D.C., United States – Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

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Angolan Textile Company África Têxtil to be Refurbished by August and Handed Over to Private Group

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Luanda, Angola – The Angola Hub reports that the Angolan Textile Company is to be refurbished by August. The refurbishment and modernisation of Angolan textile company ÁfricaTêxtil, in Benguela, which began in March 2012, will be concluded in August the contractor’s director for studies and

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Lectra Expands Versalis® Offer for Leather Cutting

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Paris, France – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—demonstrates once again its passion for innovation and its commitment to optimizing the leather manufacturing process. Less than three years after the launch of the first Versalis®, Lectra announced an extended range of [...]

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