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Steinhoff Obtains Apparel Retailer Pepkor.

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Apparel & Fashion  /  No Comments

Cape Town, South Africa – The board of directors of Steinhoff announced that agreements have been concluded between, inter alia, Steinhoff, Titan Premier Investments Proprietary Limited, Thibault Square Financial Services Proprietary Limited , Brait Mauritius Limited and Pepkor management in terms of which Steinhoff or its nominated subsidiary will acquire an effective 92.34% interest in the […]

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BASF Plans Major Investment in Pioneering Superabsorbent Technology.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany  – BASF announced plans for a major investment in a pioneering superabsorbent technology platform of its hygiene business. BASF will invest up to €500 million ($625 million) over the next 2 to 3 years to establish droplet polymerization capacities worldwide by revamping existing plants.

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Heimtextil 2015: Sustainability for Textiles in Interior Design.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Frankfurt, Germany – Sustainability is one of the major topics among current trends in the furnishings and textile sector. And that is, of course, equally true for the world’s largest trade fair for home and contract textiles. Heimtextil, from 14 to 17 January 2015, will be devoting itself to the whole issue of sustainability, with inspiring […]

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Dyneema® in High Performance Textiles at Aachen-Dresden.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Dresden, Germany – DSM Dyneema will present a paper outlining the advantages of using synthetic chains made with Dyneema® fiber for heavy duty lashing. These new synthetic link chains exploit the excellent strength and bending fatigue performance of UHMWPE fiber, and are six to eight times lighter than their traditional steel chain counterparts, without compromising safety.They […]

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Tesco Developing Online Sustainability Community for 5,000 Suppliers.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply base. The Tesco Supplier Network will help Tesco, its suppliers and producers to drive sustainability across their businesses by fostering collaboration and innovation among them.

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Denim by Première Vision Attains Goals and Brings the Denim Community Together in Barcelona.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Fabric  /  No Comments

Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona, second edition, and nearly 4,000 international visitors (3,905 precisely).During two days of fruitful exchanges and intense activity, Denim by Première Vision confirmed its position as the unparalleled meeting point and inspiration for everyone who counts in the worldwide denim industry. In 15 editions, the international show for the upstream jeans sector

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EOG Exclusive Partner of ISPO Shanghai.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Shanghai, China – The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and ISPO further expand their partnership. EOG will exclusively support the new summer exhibition and multi-sport platform ISPO SHANGHAI. Renowned exhibitors have already confirmed their participation. ISPO SHANGHAI is the segment-overlapping sports business platform for the primary growth market China. It is held from July 2 to […]

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HB FULLER Wins First Ever OUTLOOK™ Asia Award.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – EDANA announced the winner of the inaugural OUTLOOK™ Asia Award, which specifically recognises a product or service developed in or produced for the Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent region. Following the selection of HB Fuller and Mobi-Air as finalists for the Award, conference delegates were given the final opportunity to select the company […]

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Disputed Effectiveness of Compression Textiles.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Bonnigheim, Germany – In the medical sector, compression textiles are mainly used to prevent various illnesses, or to treat them, or to improve quality of life. However, compression textiles are increasingly also being used in the non-medical sector and are being talked about more and more at trade fairs and among specialist retailers.

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5th International Digital Textile Conference – Inkjet India 2015 with Design Zones and Workshops to take place in February.

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Exhibition & Conference News  /  No Comments

New Delhi, India – Inkjet Forum India, the leading knowledge transfer platform for digital textile printing in South Asia is to hold the 5th edition of International Digital Textile Conference – Inkjet India 2015. Inkjet India 2015 will see participation from industry’s leading providers of inkjet technology,

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