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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Stoll China Trend Collection AW 2010/2011


The AW 2010/2011 collection transforms the idea of the ‘line’ into knitwear. This graphic theme runs through the collection like a pencil moving on a sheet of paper.

Natural organic lines to wood grain as well as graffiti tags and monograms are realized by twisted structures, torsion effects and wrapped technical details.


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Progressive in Speedo LZR Racer triathlon suit development

Loughborough - Progressive Sports Technologies, a Loughborough University spinout company, has helped Speedo to develop a world-class triathlon suit. Inspired by the record breaking LZR Racer swim suit worn by athletes including Michael Phelps and Rebecca Adlington to take 94% of the swimming gold medals in Beijing, the new triathlon suit is designed to be the lightest, fastest and most comfortable suit on the market.


Texas Tech textile researcher awarded for decontamination wipe

Lubbock, TX - A Texas Tech University researcher who developed a decontamination wipe to meet a critical need for the U.S. military, has received the Scientist of the Year award from the Lubbock chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation.


Texpasa saves up to 33% on energy costs with Brückner investment

Leonberg – Leading German knitted fabric finishing machine builder Brückner says that Guatemala’s Texpasa Group a large producer of jersey fabrics, is now benefitting from investment in Brückner’s energy saving finishing lines.


Carvico chooses sustainable Biophyl

Carvico (BG), Italy – Carvico SpA, a leading manufacturer of stretch warp knitted fabrics for swimwear and sportswear, has introduced Advansa’s eco-sustainable Biophyl yarns into its new Amazzonia warp knitted fabrics range. Carvico SpA is part of the Gruppo Carvico which also owns two of Italy’s other leading manufacturers of knitted fabrics, Jersey Lomellina SpA and Eurojersey SpA.


Karl Mayer Malimo eyes Chinese wind power market

Chemnitz – Karl Mayer subsidiary, Karl Mayer Malimo is eyeing Chinese wind power markets and will exhibit its wind power industry solutions at the Asia Wind Power 2009 exhibition from 12 to 13 November in Shanghai, China.


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Italian machinery showcase to be held in Raleigh, NC

Milan - The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) is to organize organize a technical workshop dedicated to Italian technology for the nonwovens and technical textile industries, in partnership with the Nonwovens Institute of North Carolina State University. The event will take place at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on November 11th and 12th, 2009.


Saxon specialist exploits latent potential of Karl Mayer’s Textronic Lace

Obertshausen - Although the roots and applications for lace fabrics are fairly constant, their appearance and the technologies used to manufacture them vary considerably. One company which understands this very well is Spiga GmbH, a family company and commission lace manufacturer based in the Saxon town of Flöha. Leading raschel lace machine builder Karl Mayer says that Spiga has consistently pursued a strategy of using only ‘state of the art’ lace manufacturing technology to service its many and varied international clients.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Santoni Days 2009: exhibition highlights

Brescia - Visitor’s to Italy’s hosiery machinery capital were not disappointed when the Santoni Group opened its doors for its established Santoni Days event from 8-10 October. Visitors were introduced to a range of Santoni’s ‘New Age Seamless’ innovations at a well attended show with a positive atmosphere and real international flavour.

New seamless warp knit

First up from Santoni was a brand new version of its double needle bar warp knit machine for seamless garment manufacture. Its SWD8, which was showcased at last year’s Santoni Days, has now been superseded with the updated and much improved SWD4/2J.


Monday, 19 October 2009

Malitronic Multiaxial up to 25% faster as first machine goes on trial

Chemnitz – Karl Mayer Malimo says its new generation Malitronic Multiaxial warp knitting machine is up to 25% more productive than its predecessor as the first machine goes on trial at a leading multi-axial fabrics manufacturer.


Friday, 16 October 2009

3XDRY to boost performance at work

Sevelen – Schoeller Technologies AG, a Swiss licensing company for innovative textile technologies, is to show a new range of workwear incorporating its 3XDRY moisture management technology at this November’s A+A safety and health at work show in Dusseldorf.


Karl Mayer sees huge potential for seamless

A fashionable, seamless look produced by the DJ series (photo by Jean-Luc Valentin)16 October 2009, Obertshausen – German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer says that it sees huge potential in the market for seamless products and the company is consolidating and extending its expertise in this area, as well as stepping up its R&D efforts in the seamless field.


Thursday, 15 October 2009

DyStar seeks investor but continues supplying customers

Frankfurt Am Main - DyStar, the Frankfurt-based chemical company and global supplier of dyes, additives and services for the textile and leather processing industries, can continue supplying its customers whilst it seeks new investors. “We have made great progress in our talks with banks and secured creditors. This allows us for the time being to continue our operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and resume delivery of our products,” confirmed the preliminary insolvency administrator appointed by the Frankfurt District Court Miguel Grosser from the law firm Jaffé Rechtsanwälte Insolvenzverwalter. Deliveries to customers resumed on Monday, 12 October.


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Unifi expands Repreve offer in China with polyester staple

Suzhou, P.R. China - Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) continues to expand its Repreve brand product offering in Asia with the launch of Repreve polyester staple fibre. The new addition is made from 100% recycled materials for use in spun yarns, including open-end, ring and jet spun.


‘Textile Days India’ attracts 4000 plus visitors with 175 exhibitors

Mumbai - ‘Textile Days India’, a combination of two fairs, Techtextil (International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens) and Heimtextil India (Trade fair for home furnishings), which took place from 10-12 October, was inaugurated by Mr. A B Joshi, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles India. The exhibition was held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.


Nilit strengthens presence in Chinese market

Migdal Ha’emek – Israeli performance nylon producer Nilit is to showcase its new EcoCare recycled nylon 6.6 and high-performance Cordura products at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 20–23 October.


Invista launches Lycra Fusion fibre at Verona legwear event

Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers and the owner of the Lycra fibre brand, launched Lycra Fusion fibre, a new technology, to the industry at its international Lycra fibre MOVES event in Verona last week. The innovation promises to push boundaries within legwear industry and design world. The Lycra fibre MOVES event welcomed over 300 key players from 24 countries to celebrate the launch.


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Technical textiles news and information tailored to your needs

Manchester – In these days of aggressive internet marketing, readers can be excused from feeling overwhelmed by the volume of industry information and news which drops into their email inboxes. And what about the quality of the information and news you receive?

The good news for busy textile and clothing industry executives is that they can now choose exactly what news they want to receive by electing to receive specific news alerts from and its sister site Further good news is that both sites offer the service free of charge.


Knitting industry news and information tailored to your needs

Manchester – In these days of aggressive internet marketing, readers can be excused from feeling overwhelmed by the volume of industry information and news which drops into their email inboxes. And what about the quality of the information and news you receive?

The good news for busy textile and clothing industry executives is that they can now choose exactly what news they want to receive by electing to receive specific news alerts from and its sister site Further good news is that both sites offer the service free of charge.


Schoeller-works collection on show at A+A

Sevelen – High-tech fabrics manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG is to show its ‘schoeller-works’ range of solutions for workwear at the forthcoming A+A 2009 which is being held in Dusseldorf from 3 to 6 November.


Karl Mayer gears up for Chinese recovery

Obertshausen - Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is preparing for recovery in the Chinese market just one year after building a new factory in Wujin, in Jiangsu Province. The company has built more than 400 machines in China this year and says that the order situation is steadily improving.


Sunday, 11 October 2009

A+A 2009 focuses on disaster control

Dusseldorf – Leading international event for safety and health at work A+A 2009 (Trade Fair and Congress, 3rd to 6th November), will for the first time, this year deal with the topic of disaster control. The programme at the A+A Congress has now been extended to include a day-long ‘Disaster Control Forum’ to be held on 4 November. Discussions will revolve around the general theme ‘Overcoming Disasters – A Challenge for the Population, the State and the Economy’.


Shima Seiki collaborates with leading department store on Ordermade Wholegarments

Wakayama - Flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is collaborating with one of the oldest and most respected department stores in Japan, Takashimaya Department Stores, to take in-store orders for custom knitwear using its latest Wholegarment knitting technology. The company’s ‘Ordermade’ Wholegarment knitwear project is running at the Takashimaya Yokohama store from 7th to 19th October, and at the Tokyo main store from 21st October to 3rd November.


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Lonati sells 2500 machines to China’s Zhejiang Langsha

Brescia - Italy’s Lonati Group has signed a contract worth 35 million Euros with leading Chinese sock and hosiery producer Zhejiang Langsha Stocking Ltd for 2500 machines, including 2350 Lonati machines and 150 Santoni seamless machines. The contract amounts to about five months worth of work for the Brescia company, which produces on average 7000 machines per year.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Feel fantastic without plastic

New York, NY – Icebreaker, the New Zealand-based environmentally-driven outdoor apparel brand whose products are made from pure merino, is giving New York City’s eco runners a treat this week and next.

Take your synthetic t-shirt into Paragon Sports flagship store on 18th and Broadway and a live seamstress sitting in the store window will turn it into a reusable running shoe bag for free. Marathoners and aspiring marathoners will also receive 26.2% off their Icebreaker GT purchase and a free pair of Icebreaker socks (from October 5th to 12th).


Santoni's ‘New Age Seamless’

Brescia - Looking forward to post crisis 21st century trends , Santoni is all set to welcome visitors from around the globe to its well established Santoni Days event which kicks off this Thursday at the company’s premises in Brescia. The company is ready to unveil to its customers, its three innovation routes for what it calls the advent of the ‘New Age of Seamless’.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Teijin to promote eco products at Interstoff Asia Essential

Hong Kong - Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibres business, announced yesterday that it will promote its environmentally-friendly products and ongoing expansion into Hong Kong and South China at the upcoming Interstoff Asia Essential, in collaboration with Teijin Hong Kong Limited, a Teijin group company handling sales and import and export of textile materials globally.


Composites focus for Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

Obertshausen – Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, is to focus on machines for composites production at this year’s Techtextil India, where it will jointly exhibit with its subsidiary Karl Mayer Malimo.


Australian V8 Supercars test Innegra

Sydney - Australian speciality fabrics manufacturer Colan is working with V8 supercar teams to test the use of a revolutionary new lightweight fibre for the Australian championship following its successful use in Formula One cars. The new fibre, Innegra, is used in a high performance yarn that, when combined with carbon fibre, can improve the toughness of the cars while decreasing their weight.


Hohenstein gets new Function & Care department

Boennigheim – Commencing yesterday, the Hohenstein Institute will be combining its Clothing Physiology and Textile Services & Innovations sections to create new Function & Care department which will provide research and testing services to the textiles industry.


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Friday, 2 October 2009

Mayer & Cie insolvent: Business to continue as normal

Albstadt – World leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie filed for insolvency at the local court of Hechingen in Germany. Dr Wolfgang Bilgery has been appointed as its insolvency administrator. However, the company is believed to be under restructuring and the partners are believed to have injected fresh capital into the business. The company has said that it is confident it will restructure successfully and business will continue as normal.