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Woolam Cotton Gin Certified as First United States Organic Textile Processor Utilizing Applied DNA Organic Cotton Traceability System.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified U.S. organic cotton gin utilizing Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, which provides a single platform to tag, test, and track the organic […]

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Chinese Companies Powering Ethiopia’s ambition to become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – China Daily reports that as part of its vision to become the manufacturing hub of Africa, Ethiopia will on inaugurate the first phase of its flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park.

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USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China.

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Washington, D.C., United States – U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden […]

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India Tops Global Retail Development Index in 2017; Overtakes China.

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United States/China – CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading real estate consulting firm, announced the findings of its latest India Retail MarketView Report – H1, 2017​. According to the report, in the recently announced Global Retail Development Index 2017, India has topped the rakings, overtaking China. This is indicative of the growing prominence of India […]

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Lenzing Group Achieves Best Half-Year Results in its History.

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Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing Group generated new record highs in the first half of the 2017 financial year for both revenue and earnings. The key underlying factors were good capacity utilization, higher selling prices and an attractive product mix.

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Viscose Speciality Fibres from Kelheim – An Answer to a Global Problem?.

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Kelheim, Germany – Marine Litter is a global problem which is attracting more and more public attention: Plastic waste is not only ugly and a danger to flora and fauna – vast amounts of small plastic particles are floating in our oceans and are able to enter our food chain without being detected.

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Mahlo Gmbh: Birthplace of the Weft Straightener.

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Saal an der Donau, Germany – On 5 August, Mahlo GmbH + Co.KG celebrated its 72 birthday. Then, over seven decades earlier, nobody could have guessed the success the “Dr. Eng. Heinz Mahlo Electromechanical Workshops” would have someday. The development of the first automatic weft straightener put the company in the position of a global market […]

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The Medici Effect: Highly Flexible, Wearable Displays Born in KAIST.

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Daejeon, South Korea – How do you feel when technology you saw in a movie is made into reality? Collaboration between the electrical engineering and textile industries has made TVs or smartphone screens displaying on clothing a reality.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Opens.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News  /  No Comments

Shanghai, China – The time has come again when global industry players assemble in Shanghai, trying to capture the sought-after opportunities in the Chinese and Asian home textiles markets. Following the success of the spring edition in March this year, the autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will open for business on 23rd August.

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RSB-D 50 Draw Frame – A New Dimension in Productivity, Quality and Operation.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Winterthur, Switzerland – In the fall of 2016, Rieter introduced the new RSB-D 50 single-head draw frame for the first time to a global audience at the exhibitions ITMA Asia in China and ITME in India (Fig. 1). The new draw frame generation excels with a multitude of innovative solutions.

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