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Tuesday 30 June 2009

New cushioning material for swimwear bra cups

Osaka - Teijin Fibers Limited, has developed what it says is the world’s first polyester-based cushioning material for swimwear bra cups, made with V-Lap, a vertically lapped nonwoven fabric that the company introduced in 2007. Swimwear incorporating the new bra cups will enter trial sales this summer, with full-scale sales and marketing planned for next year.


Gildan unaffected by political situation in Honduras

Montréal - Gildan Activewear Inc., yesterday confirmed that the current political situation in Honduras has had no impact on its operations or employees in Honduras.

Monday 29 June 2009

TenCate sells non-strategic associated company in Australia

Almelo - Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) and Noel P Hunt International Limited have reached agreement on the takeover of the TenCate 50% interest in the joint venture Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd of Cheltenham (Australia). The takeover price of the shares amounts to AUD 40 million (approximately € 23 million). The book profit on the sale of the 50% interest amounts to approximately € 11 million and will be incorporated in the half-year figures of TenCate.


LGL exhibits latest developments in Frankfurt

Frankfurt - Italian yarn feeder manufacturer LGL Electronics showed its latest developments at the recent Techtextil exhibition, including its new Spin tension controlling device and Compact yarn feeder with reduced dimensions and weight.


Wednesday 24 June 2009

Coolmax fabric highly rated by sports consumers in Europe

Wilmington, DE - To support the Coolmax fabric brand in Europe, Invista, together with its European licensee Advansa, has recently commissioned a comprehensive brand tracking survey and launched an advertising campaign across Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK.


Tuesday 23 June 2009

Traceable Repreve now available from 100% Post-Consumer PET Bottles

Greensboro - Unifi, Inc. continues to grow its family of Repreve recycled products with the introduction of a new fibre made from 100% post-consumer PET bottles. The new addition offers a 100% post-consumer option to the brand's well known 100% hybrid blend, which combines pre-consumer and post-consumer content.


Original or fake? DNAtex from Schoeller tells in seconds

Sevelen - Product piracy is becoming an ever greater problem worldwide and it is no longer just a question of copies of good designs. Fakes and copies of technical products call the safety of these products into question and, consequently, product liability claims are on the increase. At Techtextil in Frankfurt, the Swiss technology company Schoeller Technologies AG presented its DNAtex project for the first time, a new technology which detects counterfeits almost instantly.


Merino showcased by Hong Kong’s brightest new talents

Sydney - Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has partnered with Hong Kong PolyU’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), the country’s most prestigious design school, to showcase Merino wool in contemporary design at its annual graduation fashion show.


Chinese cashmere Company invests in Todd & Duncan

Kinross - Dawson International’s announcement last week that it had sold its cashmere spinning division to Chinese cashmere business Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere Company has been warmly welcomed by Todd & Duncan, the 140 year old cashmere spinning business based on the banks of Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland.


Innovative legwear trends for 2010 from Invista

Invista, one of the leading producers of integrated fibres and polymers and owner of the Lycra fibre brand, has launched a Legwear Innovation Collection dedicated to the Spring/Summer season of 2010.


Curtain of light offers energy savings for market gardens

Tampere - TAMK University of Applied Sciences in Tampere, Finland, has developed a unique warp knitted textile based lighting system intended for use in commercial greenhouses. The light required by the plants is produced by means of LED technology and is placed between the rows of plants. It is estimated that in the future the method will achieve savings of up to one half of the present vast need for energy in hothouses.


Friday 19 June 2009

Strong interest in Shima’s technologically advanced machines at Shanghaitex

Shanghai - At Shanghaitex 2009, which took place last weekend, Shima Seiki exhibited its line of advanced computerized flat knitting machines and reported strong interest in its technologically advanced machinery such as its latest Wholegarment knitting machines. The display ranged from its SSG and SIG series conventional shaping machines to its latest MACH2-series high-performance Whole garment knitting machines.


Sunday 14 June 2009

Schoeller presents latest innovations at Techtextil

Sevelen – Swiss textile powerhouse is to show a range of innovative textiles at Techtextil including a new version of 3XDRY and its textile DNA for protection against piracy.

Have a good night with 3XDRY

Textiles with 3XDRY finish repel water and dirt from the outside (hydrophobic) and absorb moisture from the inside (hydrophilic). Clothing with 3XDRY keeps the body dryer, prevents perspiration stains and produces a cooling effect.


Shima’s Air Splicer points to seamless knitwear future

Carluke, Scotland - The precision that we have come to expect from leading flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki, has now been applied to the company’s Air Splicer, a proprietary device which ensures high quality colour changes in multi colour knitwear. The Air Splicer has been developed for multi-colour knitting on the company’s range of complete garment knitting machines and it is set to significantly enhance the company’s Wholegarment technology. was recently invited to view the latest version of Shima’s latest innovation and found the technology to be very impressive indeed.


Friday 12 June 2009

Thermoplastic composites research centre established at University of Twente

Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and University of Twente establish research centre

12 June 2009, Enschede - Officials from Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and the University of Twente signed an agreement today to establish the Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC) at the University of Twente in The Netherlands.


Thursday 11 June 2009

Stoll shows new products and upgrades at Shanghaitex

Shanghai - Under the motto ‘My Stoll. My Future’, leading flat knitting machine builder, Stoll will present a variety of highly productive flat knitting machines as a representative cross section of its CMS machine program at Shanghaitex, which opens today, along with several software applications and a range of interesting and innovative patterns developed especially for the exhibition.


Nilit debuts with high-performance fibres at Techtextil

Migdal Ha'emek, Israel —Nilit, a global leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt next week for the first time ever.

Nilit’s booth will be located in Hall 4.1, Stand H58, at this year’s show, which will be held 16-18 June, in Frankfurt, Germany. Techtextil Frankfurt is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.


Wednesday 10 June 2009

New developments in Fraunhofer GeoDict

Kaiserslautern - Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics have upgraded their proprietarily developed software, GeoDict, with two new modules. PleatGeo and PleatDict support users in virtual generation and property calculation of pleated filter media.


Santoni implements new strategies for challenging times

Brescia – Seamless and circular knitting machine builder Santoni, a member of the renowned Lonati Group, reports that it has been busy implementing one of its new strategies to help address the current economic situation whilst bearing in mind the emerging new world economic order that is inevitably taking shape.


Zoot triathlon apparel uses Eschler Flash Synchro TX

Bühler - Uniting four different structures in one fabric, knit fabric specialist Eschler and endurance specialist Zoot have launched a high tech functional solution for triathlon apparel. Flash Synchro TX is a bi -component knitted garment utilizing polyester inside and polyamide on the outside, combining great moisture management with high abrasion resistance as well as compression benefits due to added elastane. In cooperation with Zoot, Eschler developed a body mapped fabric with four different qualities for the respective zones.


Monday 8 June 2009

Further developments in fibre dynamics simulation tool

Kaiserslautern - For the simulation of nonwoven processes and production steps of technical textiles the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, has developed the FIDYST (Fiber Dynamics Simulation Tool) software tool.


Santoni shows commitment to Asia with new developments at Shanghaitex

Brescia - Santoni is to emphasize the vital importance it attaches to China and Asia by presenting some of its most ultra-modern new models in both circular seamless and large diameter machines at Shanghaitex which kicks off this Friday, 12 June.


Technical Absorbents re-launch website

Grimsby - With an increasing number of business people sourcing products and information via the internet, it is important for companies to maintain their website regularly. However, Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacturer, Technical Absorbents Ltd, (TAL) is raising its' brand awareness throughout the world with its' new dual-language, re-designed website.


Première Vision launches the Textile Excellence Awards

...and for its next edition (15-18 September 2009), dedicated to the autumn winter 2010-11 season, a series of initiatives for both exhibitors and visitors.

8 June 2009, Paris - Nearly 700 exhibitors from 31 countries have already announced their participation in the September 2009 session, thus confirming the uncontested leadership of Première Vision: the single most effective tool for the fashion textile industry, a place for both business and the discovery of new products.


Friday 5 June 2009


What WHOLEGARMENT means to you

WHOLEGARMENT a superior alternative to conventional knitting methods, the seam-free construction of WHOLEGARMENT realizes substantial benefits unmatched by any other textile product. It opens up a world of unprecedented opportunities for the knitter, merchandiser, retailer and consumer alike.


Shima Seiki: Air Splicer

Reliable high-speed yarn splicing for precise colour changes

Air SplicerThe precision that goes hand-in-hand with Shima Seiki’s excellent shaping, 3-D shaping and WHOLEGARMENT® capabilities is now available as a proprietary device ensuring the highest quality color changes in multi-colour knitwear applications. Introducing Shima Seiki’s new Air Splicer high-speed yarn splicing device. Unlike conventional knotter systems which mechanically tie together yarn ends, the Air Splicer cuts then twists together yarns with a burst of pressurized air with split-second accuracy. Working in precise coordination with our i-DSCS® Digital St itch Control System with Intelligence, the Air Splicer is able to time each splice so that perfect colour changes can occur exactly as programmed. Whether it be intarsia or jacquard, border patterns or argyle shapes, designs and patterns can be knit to precise specification and with beautiful results.


Teijin presents latest offerings at Techtextil

Osaka - The Teijin Group, a Japan-based global manufacturer and supplier of performance fibres and textiles, announced today that it will participate in Techtextil 2009, the international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries that will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 16 to June 18. Three Teijin group companies, Teijin Fibers Limited, Teijin Aramid BV and Teijin Monofilament Germany GmbH, will present their latest environmentally friendly solutions as well as competitive products covering a wide range of industries.


Shima speeds into the future with MACH2X

Derby, UK – Pioneering manufacturer of advanced flat knitting machines for complete garment knitting, Shima Seiki Mfg., has reported early sales of its new MACH2X high speed Wholegarment knitting machine. The machine, which was launched at last year’s ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai, is now on show at some of Shima’s subsidiaries and the company reports that it has already sold some 15 gauge MACH2X machines in Italy.


Textile machinery shipment statistics for 2008

- Electronic flat knitting machine shipments down just 7% to 20,300

- Circular knitting shipments down 21% but still better than pre-boom period

Zurich – The period of heavy investment in most textile machinery segments between 2003 and 2007 came to an abrupt end in 2008. All textile machinery segments recorded lower shipments in the range of -3% to -66% in 2008 as compared to 2007.


Tuesday 2 June 2009

Geotube selected for Nigerian and US projects

Almelo - TenCate Geosynthetics has announced that it is involved in projects in both Nigeria and the United States, in which TenCate Geotube technology is being deployed. In Nigeria, Geotube is being used to strengthen and protect river banks in the Niger delta and in the USA, TenCate Geosynthetics is working with the U.S. Corps of Engineers on the rehabilitation and protection of the coastal strip of Grand Isle in New Orleans (Louisiana).


Stoll ChinaTrend Collection Spring / Summer 2010


This year the Stoll China Trend Collection SS 2010 lives on near nuances and colour shades that seem to go softly together to a casual mood, which finds its origin in the water colour paintings of Paul Klee and Marc Chagall. The general feel of a summer road movie with a fresh breeze in the hair is an invitation to get into the clothes...


Monday 1 June 2009

Nilit bodywear and active-sports wear trends - Spring-Summer 2011

Migdal Haemek, Israel – Nilit has announced its new trend concepts for bodywear and active-sports wear for Spring-Summer 2011, which will be presented in the Nilit Bodyfashion Trendbook.