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Wednesday 30 September 2009

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Tenax targets Asian carbon fibre markets

Tokyo - Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres business, announced today that it will promote its high-performance Tenax carbon fibre products and ongoing expansion into Southeast Asia and India at JEC Composites Asia 2009.


Interfilière – Evolution Days

17th and 18th November 2009, Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot, Paris

Summer 2011 Collections

30 September 2009, Paris - A firm fixture in the diaries of the industry’s key players, Interfilière Evolution Days is now a much-awaited event that kick-starts the new lingerie fabric season. Its objective is to fulfil buyers’ timing requirements, allowing them to compile their collections by offering them access to the season’s new products at a very early stage: creativity is the key priority, as well as reactivity and availability for the development of exclusive products…


Tuesday 29 September 2009

Nordson Vice President to retire

Dawsonville, GA - Nordson Corporation yesterday announced the retirement of Michael Groos, Corporate Vice President of the company’s Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment in Europe, effective November 30, 2009. Organization announcements regarding changes to be made upon Groos’ retirement will be forthcoming.


DyStar files for insolvency of German operations

Frankfurt - DyStar Textilfarben GmbH, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG as well as DyStar Holdings GmbH, global providers of dyes, auxiliaries and services for the textile and leather processing industry, announced that they have filed an insolvency petition yesterday with the Local Court Frankfurt am Main for the company’s business operations located in Germany.


Bangladesh expects record numbers of knit buyers

Dhaka - Bangladesh knitters can expect large numbers of international buyers this year, according to two of the country’s leading trade bodies who are organising important garment fairs for this November.


Invista announces line-up for Lycra Fibre Moves event

Verona – Fibre and polymer producer, Invista, has announced an extensive selection of well-known figureheads from within the industry who will be speaking at its Lycra Fibre Moves event in Verona on 7 and 8 October 2009.


Monday 28 September 2009

Texprint’s double triumph in Paris

Paris - Wednesday September 16 2009 was a monumental day for Texprint. First, at its annual awards ceremony, Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Jaeger and, as recently announced, Aquascutum, presented the prestigious special prizes to six of the 24 British-trained new graduate textile designers. The presentation took place in the Texprint village of textile design show Indigo, part of the world-renowned fashion sourcing event Première Vision Pluriel, Paris. The prize winners each received £750 and the opportunity to showcase their work at Interstoff Asia Essential in Hong Kong in October.


Thursday 24 September 2009

No more sleepless nights with easy care wool

Canterbury – Scientists in New Zealand have come up with a new concept for sleepwear which will make going to bed more enjoyable. AgResearch says it has made a breakthrough in textiles that allows a natural product which is lightweight, has no chemical treatment, helps sleeping, maintains and regulates temperature and looks and feels fantastic.


Ingeo meltblown nonwovens now a reality

Minnetonka, MN - NatureWorks announced today at the 2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference (INTC) being held in Denver that two grades of its low-carbon footprint Ingeo bio resin are now commercially available for the production of meltblown nonwovens, fabrics widely used in such products as wipes and filters.


Biofront demonstration plant in operation

Teijin Limited has announced that it has begun producing its proprietary heat-resistant bio-plastic Biofront at a demonstration plant in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.


Première Vision Pluriel: Signs of optimism

Paris - Dynamism, energy, a positive approach, passion, zest, optimism, a fighting spirit: whichever words they used to describe it, exhibitors and international buyers at the Première Vision Pluriel shows underlined the stimulating atmosphere prevailing throughout the four days of the session (15-18 September).


Baltex extends XD spacer fabric range

Ilkeston – UK based specialist warp knitter Baltex, has developed a range of novel warp knitted spacer fabrics using Coolmax Fresh FX, which have been independently tested at the University of Bolton and found to outperform other spacer fabrics in their comfort properties. The company’s new Coolmax Fresh FX fabrics, which were launched at this year’s Techtextil, are part of its wider XD range of 3D knitted spacer fabrics.


Thygesen partners AWI in activewear market

Ikast - Danish warp and weft knitted fabric manufacturing giant, Thygesen Fabrics has joined forces with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to help develop the growing active/outdoor apparel market.


Tuesday 15 September 2009

New Comez machine for technical narrow fabrics

Cilavegna - Comez, a global leader in advanced narrow fabric technology has launched a new electronic double needle bar warp knitting machine, DNB/EL-1270, for the manufacture of a wide range of technical and apparel fabrics including:


Monday 14 September 2009

LIQUIDATION SALE: Largest Narrow Fabrics & Trimming Manufacturer in North America


India hosts workshop on protective and FR textiles

Mumbai – India’s Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are jointly organising a workshop on ‘Strengthening-Government-Industry-Consumer Partnership in Protective Textiles’ here in Mumbai tomorrow. Senior Officers from Central and State Governments will address the delegates and over 100 delegates from various sectors like defence, police, security, regulators, state government, hotels, multiplexes and industry will be in attendance.


Referencing the past, Interfilière’s knitters look to the future

Debra Cobb reports from Paris

Fun Beachwear prints at Save the QueenArchival laces and embroideries as well as new fabric and fibre technologies generated excitement at last week’s Interfilière in Paris. While the show was noticeably smaller with fewer exhibitors and attendees, traffic was steady at those knitters known for quality and innovation. The Eurovet organization has not released attendance figures, but suppliers said they were pleasantly surprised by the attendance and were cautiously optimistic with business looking up for the third quarter.


Linen Dream Lab

Paris - A genuine trend laboratory for specifiers in the fields of fashion, home and design. The Linen Dream Lab supports creativity and innovation and promotes the green assets of linen, a pioneer in sustainability. It is both a showroom and a platform, linking the linen industry, designers, and luxury brands, style studios and colleges.


Monday 7 September 2009

Creora eco for sustainability

Paris - As part of their growing collection of eco friendly fibres, Hyosung are highlighting the creora eco collection including creoraH-550 and Mipan regen recycled nylon and regen recycled polyester, for the swim and intimate markets at Paris Mode City.


Saturday 5 September 2009

ICES and DyStar Singapore to cooperate

Singapore - The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), signed a Laboratory in Research Institute (Lab-in-RI) agreement today with DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (DyStar), the local branch of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany and a leading German provider of products and services for the textile and leather industry. The DyStar research unit in ICES’ premises with an initial team of 6 R&D members, led by Dr. Roxana Barbieru, will be collaborating with various research groups at ICES.


Massif and Gehring ink FR deal

Ashland, OR - Massif Mountain Gear Company and Gehring Textiles announced yesterday that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to jointly develop and supply military forces around the world with a new generation of flame-resistant fabrics and apparel. Under the terms of the agreement, Massif will become Gehring's exclusive customer for new flame resistant fabrics developed by Gehring, or jointly by Gehring and Massif, for apparel, headwear and gloves. Gehring will continue to sell certain styles in its current line of flame-resistant fabrics to existing customers.


Toyota Prius hybrid chooses Ingeo fibre

Tokyo - A special floor mat available for the fully remodelled third-generation Toyota Prius uses an advanced Ingeo based fibre. Known as the world’s most eco-conscious car, Toyota Prius features world leading fuel consumption (38km/L), a solar powered ventilation system, and environmentally friendly plant-derived plastics for seat cushion foam, cowl side trim, inner and outer scuff plates, and deck trim cover. Now, the new Prius adds to these bio based materials by offering optional floor mats (deluxe type) using NatureWorks’ advanced Ingeo fibre system.


Invista makes a splash at Mode City

Paris – Invista is to exhibit its latest intimate apparel and swimwear innovations featuring Lycra 2.0 garment technology and Xtra Life Lycra fibre at the Mode City fair in Paris, which starts tomorrow.


Stoll shines at SpinExpo New York

New York – From July 20-22 the first SpinExpo yarn exhibition was held in New York combining the forecast for Spring/Summer 2010 and Autumn/Winter 2010/11. SpinExpo New York provides a platform for quality yarns and technologies, especially for the Central and South American customers the exhibition brings the suppliers closer to the centre of the development process.


Biophyl fine knits for Wundervoll

Hamm - Berlin based exclusive lingerie-label Wundervoll has used Biophyl, Advansa´s sustainable eco textile product, in fine gauge circular knits for its new spring/summer 2010 collection.