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Wednesday 31 March 2010

Groz-Beckert looks to future with Technology & Development Centre

Albstadt - Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles a few years from now be able to open up new habitats for humanity on distant planets? The answers to these and many other exciting questions relating to visionary textiles production are all being researched at Groz-Beckert, the leading German company says.

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BOSS Green chooses 3XDRY for golf range

Sevelen - Boss Green, a Hugo Boss golf and sportswear line is using Schoeller technologies’ 3XDRY finishing technology for golf trousers in its 2010 Spring-Summer Collection.

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Pakistan’s knitters need economies of scale

Lahore - According to industry leaders, Pakistan's textile industrialists who have achieved economies of scale through consolidation are no longer under threat from the effects of the global recession, unlike their smaller rivals who are still under pressure.

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Van de Velde Annual Report 2009

Schellebelle - Belgian luxury lingerie designer and brands owner Van de Velde has published its Annual Report for 2009 and is predicting healthy growth for 2010 after recording small turnover and earnings increases.

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15th SPINEXPO Shanghai - Show Report

Shanghai - The 15th edition of SPINEXPO Shanghai, held at the Pudong Expo Centre, Shanghai, China March 9th-11th, 2010, featured the Spring/Summer 2011 collections of over 142 top-level textile and fibre promoters from 16 countries.

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Gildan acquires Bangladesh manufacturing facility

Montréal - Gildan Activewear has announced it has completed the acquisition of Shahriyar Fabric Industries Limited (Shahriyar), Bangladesh, for a total purchase price of approximately U.S. $15 million.

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Monday 29 March 2010

Developments in Medical Textiles 2010

Dublin – Research and Markets has added ‘Developments in Medical Textiles 2010’, a new report from textiles Intelligence to its offer. The report which covers recent advances in medical textiles, is summarized below.

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Groz-Beckert looks to future with Technology & Development Centre

Albstadt - Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles a few years from now be able to open up new habitats for humanity on distant planets? The answers to these and many other exciting questions relating to visionary textiles production are all being researched at Groz-Beckert, the leading German company says.

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Bangladeshi knitwear exports down 7.8% in first half

Dhaka - According to local newspaper reports, Bangaldesh's export earnings from readymade garments such as knitwear and other apparel items are now vulnerable in the post recession global economy and knitwear exports have been hit in the first half of the current fiscal year. The manufacturing sector and its relevant trade bodies are said to be lobbying the government for solutions.

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Lenzing doubles production capacity at Chinese site

Lenzing - The Lenzing Group, market leader in cellulose fibres, is to invest in further capacity expansion and modification of its sites in Lenzing (Austria) and Nanjing (China). The production capacity of the Nanjing site will be more than doubled to 140,000 tons per year with an investment of 55 million Euros over an 18 month to two year period and the Lenzing site will switch production from standard viscose fibres to modal fibres within the next fifteen months at an investment of 23 million Euros.

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Thursday 25 March 2010

Leigh Fibers plans US $10 million expansion

Spartanburg, SC - Leigh Fibers Inc. announced yesterday it will invest US $10 million expanding its Wellford plant to create 40 new jobs over the next five years. The 88-year-old private company recycles post-industrial and post-consumer textile waste and recycles it to manufacture new fabrics for a variety of industries.

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Falke runs Biophyl in latest collection

Falke, a world leader in the supply of functional sportswear, knitwear and hosiery, based in Schmallenberg, Germany, is using Advansa’s Biophyl sustainable polyester fibre in its Spring-Summer running collection for 2010. Biophyl is made from a special PTT polymer made with renewable resources.

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Wednesday 24 March 2010

FibeRio’s forcespinning technology takes silver at global tech showcase

Arlington, TX – FibeRio Technology Corporation has received the silver prize among the over 90 top technology innovators from across the USA and around the world competing in Arlington, Texas, March 16-17 for top honours at WBT2010 presented by Lockheed Martin.

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Karl Mayer Academy goes on tour with onsite courses

Obertshausen - For warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, maintaining good relations with its customers has always meant supplying customised machines, providing a full range of services and training machine operators. Now, the German company is to train operators in their own factories.

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Tuesday 23 March 2010

NanoHorizons receives 2009 Best of Business Award

Bellefonte, PA - NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale antimicrobial performance additives for textile, health care, industrial, and consumer products, announced that the Small Business Commerce Association of San Francisco has awarded it the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Chemical Additives category.

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EDANA board to meet Turkish nonwoven producers

Istanbul – The board of directors of European nonwovens body EDANA is to meet with nonwoven producers in Istanbul in April as part of its objective to engage local markets in the ongoing development of the nonwovens and related industries.

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Stoll M1 Plus upgrade reduces Argyle programming time by 95%

Reutlingen – Flat knitting machine builder Stoll has launched a new version of its M1plus pattern software, version 5.1, which it says offers many new highlights for knitting technicians, including high speed Argyle programming.

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Karl Mayer improves efficiency with second generation CFP technology

Obertshausen - Technical progress in the warp knitting is certainly the domain of German machine builder Karl Mayer and the continual increased performance, quality and flexibility of the machines it produces have helped the company enjoy considerable success for many decades around the world.

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Monday 22 March 2010

Bekaert Textiles expands R&D as business grows

Waregem - Bekaert Textiles, a market leader in mattress and bedcover fabrics, is planning a number of expansions in several of its global locations.

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Nominations open for 2010 WOW Innovation Awards

Cary, NC - Nominations are now open for the coveted WOW Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the upcoming 2010 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June.

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Texprint appoints new chairman

London - Texprint, the UK based non-profit organisation that nurtures home-grown textile talent, has announced the appointment of its new chairman Barbara Kennington, formerly creative director of WGSN, a leading online research, trend analysis and news service for the fashion industry.

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Merino in high-end cycling apparel range

Sydney - Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), reports that leading Japanese cycling and sports apparel company Pearl Izumi has introduced MerinoPerform into its 60th anniversary cycling jersey range for sale in the USA and Japan.

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Thursday 18 March 2010

DyStar restarts production in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel

Leverkusen - DyStar has reached agreement with Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart production at both sites in March.

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Wednesday 17 March 2010

ITMA 2011 sharpens focus on garment making

With the textile and garment making industry undergoing tremendous change in the light of globalisation and current economic challenges, CEMATEX is making a concerted effort to support manufacturers with a solutions platform that will help the industry stay focused and competitive.

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Tuesday 16 March 2010

TenCate partners Roctest in geotextile monitoring solution

Almelo – One of the world's largest manufacturers of fibre optic sensors for civil engineering applications and a world leader in geosynthetics are collaborating in the development of a unique geotextiles monitoring solution, TenCate GeoDetect, which will provide unprecedented detail about the properties of embankments, slopes, walls, levees, roads, rails and other earth structures.

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Comez at ITMA Asia + CITME 2010

Cilavegna – Comez, a leader in advanced narrow fabric technology which offers a complete range of crochet knitting machines and double needle bed warp knitting machines is to show four of its latest machines at the forthcoming ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 in Shanghai. Two of the machines are applicable to the warp knit and crochet sectors.

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Monday 15 March 2010

Advansa debuts with high-tech solutions at Interzum Guangzhou

Guangzhou, PRC – European polyester producer Advansa is introducing its multifunctional, ecological and high-tech fibre innovations Thermo°Cool, Climarelle and Suprelle to the Chinese market at the forthcoming home textiles fair Guangzhou. The event runs from 27 – 30 March.

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Karl Mayer targets Russian market

Moscow – Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is to showcase its latest technologies for the Russian market when it exhibits at the forthcoming Inlegmash 2010, which will be held from 20 – 22 April 2010 at the SAO Expocentr Krasnaja Presnja, Moscow with its Russian agent Textima Export Import GmbH.

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Tuesday 9 March 2010

Pegas adds 9th production line

Luxembourg - Pegas Nonwovens has announced that it is to invest in further production capacity and has already contracted with Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG for the supply of the spunbonding technology.

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IDEA10 to features more ways to network

Cary, NC - Utilizing the latest in communications technology as well a traditional print medium, three programs at the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition will allow exhibitors and attendees to connect with each other like never before possible, say organisers INDA.

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Invista partners Ritratti in new era intimate apparel

Geneva – Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, has announced a new commercial programme with Italian lingerie specialist Ritratti, which has created an entire collection for the high-end intimate apparel segment using Lycra 2.0 tape, one of Invista's latest innovations.

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Pai Lung targets Indian market with fully fashioned flat machine

Taipei - Taiwanese circular knitting machine builder Pai Lung is to target India’s developing knitwear manufacturing sector with its fully fashioned flat knitting machines which it launched at the last ITMA Asia + CITME in 2008. Until then the company, which is a major circular knitting machine builder had only ever built simple flat machines for knitting collars and accessories.

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AWI Acting CEO appointed

Sydney - The Chairman of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Wal Merriman has announced that Stuart McCullough has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AWI.

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Friday 5 March 2010

110 Italian textile machinery companies exhibit at ITMA Asia + CITME

Milan - Just a few months before the next ITMA ASIA + CITME is due to open in Shanghai from June 22 to 26, Italy’s position amongst textile machinery’s leaders has been confirmed by the high number of Italian manufacturers exhibiting at the event.

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Performance Days and EuroSIMA confirm partnership

Ismaning - After initial talks in Annecy, France and a meeting with EuroSIMA President and co-founder Fred Basse during the ISPO show in Munich, Performance Days functional fabrics roadshow and EuroSIMA have now confirmed their cooperation.

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SHIMA SEIKI - Knit Sample Collection, February 2010

Wakayama - SHIMA SEIKI's Total Design Center (TDC), plans, designs and produces original knit samples for consideration by its customers. From basic sweaters to WHOLEGARMENT ensembles, each monthly collection features a collection of the latest samples available from TDC.

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Thursday 4 March 2010

Lenzing satisfied with 2009 result despite crisis

Lenzing – Lenzing Group, leading manufacturer of quality cellulose fibres says it has achieved a comparatively satisfactory result in 2009 despite the difficult global economic situation. In a statement released today with its preliminary figures, the company says this was made possible by timely counter measures it took and also by improved demand in its core fibres business from the second quarter on.

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Wednesday 3 March 2010

Shima Seiki launches high speed 40 feeder intarsia machine

MACH2SIG123SV MACH2 technology applied to intarsia knitting

Maximum number of yarn carriers increased from 32 to 40

WideGauge option

Wakayama – Leading Japanese flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki has introduced a new intarsia flat knitting machine which looks set to raise standards in the machine knitted intarsia market. The company’s new MACH2SIG model is the latest addition to its latest generation high speed MACH2 series machines.

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Tuesday 2 March 2010

Shima Seiki introduces new Wholegarment machine model

Wakayama - In its continuing effort to bring Wholegarment knitwear and its benefits to the knitting industry and consumer knitwear market alike, Shima Seiki has introduced another breakthrough in this the most technologically sophisticated form of commercial knitting.

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MicroTencel launches at Globaltex

Los Angeles - US based Buhler Quality Yarns is to launch Lenzing’s MicroTencel, a 0.8 denier lyocell microfiber at Globaltex which opens later today in Los Angeles. The new development which will be manufactured in Austria and will be available in the United States through Buhler Quality Yarns will also be showcased at the LA Textile Show from 15-17 March.

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DyStar sees huge opportunity for success and profitability

Frankfurt - DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the business both successful and profitable.

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High speed tyre cord dipping line from Litzler

Cleveland OH – C.A. Litzler Co. Inc. reports it has received an order to design and build a 60 metres per minute Tyre Cord Dipping Line for Rajashree Polyfil, a division of Century Enka Limited India (BK Birla group company). Financial details were not disclosed.

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Finalists Selected For IDEA10 Achievement Awards

Cary, NC – A total of 16 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries of the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA10 Achievement Awards.

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First FILTREX ASIA conference a resounding success

Brussels – EDANA, the association representing the nonwovens and related industries, and BCH (Business Co-ordination House) have announced the successful completion of the first ever edition of the Filtrex Asia Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi, India.

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Toho Tenax launches ultra-lightweight carbon fibre fabric

New 60 gsm fabric is just 0.06mm thick

Osaka – Teijin’s Toho Tenax Co. is to start selling a carbon fibre fabric from March this year that is says is less than half the weight of conventional lightweight carbon fibre fabrics.

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AWI CEO resigns

Sydney – Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) Chief Executive Officer, Brenda McGahan has informed the AWI Board of her intention to resign, exactly one year after taking up the post. In a statement issued today, AWI said that Ms McGahan's decision had been brought about by her frustration at the ongoing differences of opinion amongst members of the Board particularly since the AGM.

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Seamless open house at Karl Mayer

Obertshausen - Warp knitters from around the world braved the cold snowy weather in late January when they attended Karl Mayer’s in-house exhibition of their DJ Smart Seamless technology in Obertshausen near Frankfurt.

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Trend is for fresh start at SPINEXPO-Shanghai

Shanghai – According to the organisers of SpinExpo, Spring/Summer 2011 reflects the desire for a change of direction, taking on new challenges with clarity of vision and finding new energy to move forward.

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