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Domtar Unveils 2020 Sustainabilty Indicator Framework.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Montreal, Canada – Domtar Corporation released its 2011 Sustainable Growth Report, unveiling 35 key performance indicators that will shape the company’s sustainability efforts out to 2020. This sustainability framework builds on years of industry leadership in forestry certification, mill-level environmental performance and longstanding ENGO collaborations. This year also marks the first time Domtar is issuing a […]

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UniFirst Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2012.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Wilmington, USA – UniFirst Corporation announced results for its third quarter of fiscal 2012, which ended on May 26, 2012. Revenues were $320.9 million, up 10.1% from $291.6 million for the third quarter a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $27.5 million ($1.37 per diluted share) compared to $18.4 million ($0.93 per diluted […]

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Dow and Aksa Announce Formation of Joint Venture for Carbon Fiber and Derivatives.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Other Textile News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

DowAksa to focus on solutions that reduce overall costs, thereby enhancing economics and driving adoption in a broader array of industrial markets Emphasis to be on integrated carbon fiber composite solutions for growing energy, transportation and infrastructure markets globally Midland, Mich. & Istanbul, Turkey – The Dow Chemical Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dow Europe […]

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LYCRA® Fiber Manufacturing Site Celebrates 38 Years Accident-free.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Paulinia, Brazil – INVISTA’s Paulínia, Brazil, site completes 38 years without a single lost-time accident. The achievement is an example of INVISTA’s commitment to providing a safe work environment around the world, including at its Paulínia and Americana sites in Brazil. The Paulínia site produces LYCRA® fiber, ELASPAN® fiber, XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fiber and LYCRA […]

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Buckeye Specialty Line Running; Fluff Line Restart Targeted for July 4.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Memphis, USA – Buckeye Technologies Inc. announced it is targeting the restart of its fluff pulp line for July 4. The specialty pulp line has been up and safely running at target rates since early Saturday morning, June 23. The specialty pulp line mix will not be fully optimized until the fluff line is back […]

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Clariant Launches Sustainable Water Repellent Technology to Outdoor Market.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Fabric, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Launch of one-step-ahead innovation in fluorine-free water repellency Outstandingly efficient and sustainable: Water repellency lasts more than 20 washes. Improves fabric abrasion, tear resistance and sewability Reinforces Clariant’s commitment to sustainability as a path to innovation, performance and cost-savings for customers Pratteln, Switzerland – Clariant opens up a new level of performance to the outdoor […]

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r-Radyarn® for Sport: Low Environmental Impact Yarn for Safe, High-Performance Fabrics.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Fabric, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Bologna, Italy – RadiciGroup r-Radyarn® is a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles. It is an eco-sustainable yarn ideal for applications in the technical sportswear and medical sectors. What is more, r-Radyarn® is a safe product, the result of a multi-stage process – from post-consumer bottle collection to reprocessing and […]

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Asia Ethylene Hits Two-Year Low on Ample Supply, Outlook Hazy.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Singapore – Asia ethylene spot prices have slumped to a near two-year low in June on weak derivative markets resulting in ample supply but it remains unclear if prices have hit a bottom, industry sources said. Spot prices fell to levels not seen since August 2010 and were assessed at $890-930/tonne (€703-735/tonne) CFR (cost and freight) […]

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Textile, Clothing Exports Drop.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s export of textile and clothing dropped 9.961 per cent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year due to weak demand from recession-hit key markets Europe and US. The exports proceeds from these sectors fell to $11.273 billion in July-May period this year from $12.472 billion over the corresponding […]

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Garment, Textile Exports Rise by 6%.

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Cotton - Global Prices & News, Fabric, Other Textile News, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Hanoi, Vietnam – Viet Nam expected to earn about US$7.5 billion from exports of fibre, textile and garment in the first half of this year, up 6 per cent against the same period last year. In reality, the quantity of garment products exported increased 12 per cent from the corresponding time because of lower prices […]

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