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PCI Fibres Conference 2014 to Take Place in Turkey From 6-7 November.

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Istanbul, Turkey – There is growing competition in both fibre and textile markets. Feedstock costs appear to be decreasing, but there is little chance of wider margins for the fibre-producers. Demand growth is not strong enough. Th the USA recovery is still quite gradual. In Europe price-deflation has appeared and will be very difficult to […]

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HITCO Opts FabricOptimizer Software Solution to Improve Manufacturing Efficiencies.

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

California, United States – HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – the Carbon Company, and Plataine Technologies Ltd. have announced HITCO’s selection of Plataine’s Total Production Optimizer (TPO) trademarked FabricOptimizer software solution to improve its manufacturing efficiencies through increased material yields and manufacturing throughput at HITCO’s

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KOVA for Bendheim – Decorative Laminated Glass Collection.

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New Jersey, United States – The KOVA for Bendheim Collection is the latest addition to Bendheim’s extensive selection of safety laminated decorative architectural glass, creating new possibilities for dividing interior spaces. Inspired by the sparkling beauty of hand-cut crystalware, the Collection features five woven textiles, ranging from contemporary deco lace to wispy tulle, with touches of […]

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Sojitz GMC Acquires Trademark Rights to Admiral Brand for Five Regions in East Asia.

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Tokyo, Japan – Sojitz General Merchandise Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, acquired trademark rights to England’s Admiral casual fashion brand for five regions in East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and South Korea). With the acquisition of

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Wes Malloy, Cotton Genetics Research Award Recipient.

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Louisiana, United States – Wes Malloy, who has served as site manager of the Cotton Winter Nursery in Tecoman, Mexico for the past 38 years, is the recipient of the 2013 Cotton Genetics Research Award. The announcement was made here on January 7 during the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of […]

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LG Chem to Inject Large Investments into Acrylic Acid Business.

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Seoul, Korea – LG Chem, Korea’s largest chemical firm, is ready to ramp up its Acrylic Acid capacity in Yeosu. The official investment announced the totals up to 320 billion won to increase production until 2015. The AA capacity will jump up to 510,000 Metric Ton (MT) in total when the expansion is completed. The […]

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IAF and IFFTI Join Forces to Better Connect Fashion Business and Education.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands – The International Apparel Federation and the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) will join forces to better connect business and education in the fashion sector. IAF secretary general Han Bekke and IFFTI secretary Commodore Vijay Chaturvedi signed a memorandum of cooperation in Tokyo where IFFTI is holding its 16th annual conference. ”The […]

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Suominen Corporation Records a 7% Rise in Sales.

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Helsinki, Finland –  In the fourth quarter of 2013, Suominen’s net sales from continuing operations increased by 7% from the comparison period and amounted to EUR 105.2 million (98.1). Operating profit before non-recurring items from continuing operations was EUR 3.7 million (1.7) and after them EUR 2.8 million (-1.2). The non-recurring items reported in the review […]

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Jérôme Gandon Appointed Global Counsel for the Arkema Group.

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Paris, France – Jérôme Gandon, 45 years old, was until now Chief Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of the Aluminium Branch of the Rio Tinto Group. He also held the post of Managing Attorney, overseeing the Rio Tinto Group’s legal teams worldwide. A lawyer by training, he also has experience of […]

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Francis Dinsmore Limited Secures Business with Barbour.

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Fabric  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Francis Dinsmore Ltd has secured a contract with global brand Barbour, following an investment in a new production facility supported by Invest Northern Ireland. The company, based in Kells, is investing over £1 million to create the new facility to apply wax coatings to textiles. The investment is projected to create […]

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