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West Texas cotton crop expected to increase 40 percent.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

Cotton output in West Texas, the top producing U.S. region, will jump at least 40 percent this year and may double if precipitation increases, said Darren Hudson, director of Texas Tech University’s Cotton Economics Research Institute. “We’re looking at a crop between 2.8 million and 3.2 million bales,” Hudson said Monday. “If we get good […]

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Cotton Falls to 31-Month Low as Supplies Outpace Demand.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

Cotton futures tumbled to a 31-month low on signs that a slowing world economy will expand a surplus of the fiber, reducing costs for clothing retailers including J. Crew Group Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) China, the world’s biggest cotton buyer, reported yesterday that non-manufacturing industries grew in May at the slowest pace […]

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Cotton producers optimistic despite low price.

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This time last year cotton producers were almost calling it quits.  The soil was too dry, it was a desperate plea for some moisture. Finally, this year, cotton crops across the South Plains received some much needed rain. The cotton crop is shaping up. Director, of Texas Tech’s Cotton Economic Research Institute Darren Hudson said, “Things are looking different this […]

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Value-added textile sector seeks to set up buffer stock of 4mn cotton bales.

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KARACHI: The value-added textile sector wants the government to establish buffer stock of over four million of cotton bales to avoid yarn crisis in the country, as it apprehending at least $1.25 billion decline in export during the current fiscal year. The fiscal budget 2012-13 left manufacturers and exporters of value-added textile sector disappointed as […]

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NY cotton ends near 3-year low, mills trim losses.

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NEW YORK: Cotton futures ended Monday near a 3-year low for the second session running on investor sales, but the market trimmed its losses on consumer buying and signs that it was heavily oversold and due for a recovery, brokers said. “Nobody’s got any confidence in the market,” said Mike Stevens, an independent cotton analyst […]

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Cotton seed sales drop 50% in Gujarat.

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Cotton seed producers have suffered up to 50% drop in sales so far in this season confirming fears that farmers are moving away from the once-lucrative commodity that has now turned less remunerative. Sales have been hit most in Gujarat and Maharashtra, the two top seed producing states. In north India, where the seed marketing […]

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Sharply-slowing Chinese textile exports worry industry.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

New figures have showed that China’s textile and garment exports slowed drastically in the first fourth months of this year as domestic companies worry about decreases in their market share overseas and inadequate support from consumption at home. The export value of textile and garments in the Jan.-April period stood at 71 billion U.S. dollars, […]

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Eurofibres kicks off open innovation project for cotton reinforcement with Dyneema®.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Cotton News, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

As innovation partner of DSM Dyneema EuroFibers is now seeking new participants to commercialize the latest innovation for Dyneema®. This patent pending combination of cotton with a negligible percentage of Dyneema® more than doubles the abrasion resistance of cotton. Besides the increase in abrasion resistance, also the tensile strength and tear resistance have improved significantly. An Open Invitation for open Innovation Cotton […]

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Dow Launches Nonwovens Technology Platform for RHOPLEX™ ECONEXT™ Acrylic Binders for North American Market.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Cotton - Global Prices & News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today the introduction of its technology platform for RHOPLEX™ ECONEXT™ Acrylic Binders for the North American hygiene and medical market. This series of low and ultra-low formaldehyde binders allows companies an opportunity to manufacture end-use nonwoven products with minimal levels of formaldehyde and comply with the industry’s most […]

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“Cotton Days” Celebrate U.S. Cotton Throughout Asia.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Cotton News, Exhibition & Conference News  /  No Comments

Cotton Council International (CCI) and Cotton Incorporated’s annual “Cotton Day” celebrations throughout Asia were the most successful to date, with approximately 1,000 industry representatives in attendance and more than $10 million in earned advertising value. The events in Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and Japan highlighted U.S. cotton and featured industry leaders, press interviews and celebrities. Cotton […]

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