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Friday 25 June 2010

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010: Unprecedented growth in computerised flat knitting machine market

Cixing flat knitting machineSales of computerised flat knitting machines to China to grow by more than 300% in 2010.

Billy Hunter reports from Shanghai

25 June 2010, Shanghai – As the second ITMA ASIA + CITME draws to a close here, the big story is the almost incredible explosion in the sales of computerised flat knitting machines in China. Machine builders are reporting staggering and unparalleled market growth as hand flat knitting machines are replaced due to rising labour costs in the country.


Friday 18 June 2010

Fibertect successfully field tested in oil spill clean-up

Grand Isle, Louisiana - According Texas Tech University, preliminary tests on absorbent Fibertect nonwoven, prove it is successful at picking up the oily paste washing ashore at beaches and marshes across the Gulf State region. The test took place on the soiled beaches of Grand Isle, Loisiana.


Groz-Beckert to show innovative needle developments in Shanghai

Albstadt - Groz-Beckert’s knitting machine parts division is said to be looking forward to the ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair with great confidence. Alongside innovative needle developments, the Groz-Beckert knitting head and the Groz-Beckert cylinder will be the focus of interest.


Knitting Industry: ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 preview

Shanghai – With ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 kicking off in Shanghai next week, we have collated a range of articles which have recently appeared on Knitting Industry to give you a sneak preview of what’s going to be unveiled in Shanghai.


Tuesday 15 June 2010

Wykes International emerges from recession optimistic about the future

Leicester – Mantec Group, owner of Wykes International, the well known UK based manufacturer of specialist elastomeric and industrial yarns, has announced that Wykes has emerged from the recession optimistic about the future. Group Chairman Tim Kelly said in a statement released today:


Monday 14 June 2010

ITMA 2011 introduces major Research & Education pavilion

Barcelona - ITMA, the world’s largest and most established textile machinery exhibition, has put a bigger spotlight on research and development, as well as education and training; a pavilion will be organised for research institutes and higher institutions of learning to showcase their projects, capabilities and programmes.


Nilit BodyFashion & Activewear Trends - Spring-Summer 2011-2012

Migdal Haemek – Nilit has announced its new trend concepts for bodywear and active-sportswear for Spring-Summer 2012 which will be presented in the forthcoming Nilit Bodyfashion Trendbook. Below is Nilit’s summary of the concepts and the full Trendbook will be available for download soon.


Thursday 10 June 2010

EDANA releases nonwoven production statistics for 2009

Brussels - EDANA, the international Association serving the nonwovens and related industries yesterday released its statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2009.


Invista to unveil new generation shapewear at Paris Mode City

Geneva – Invista has announced it will be unveiling a platform for a new generation of shapewear at this year’s Paris Mode City.


Wednesday 9 June 2010

RescueProtectionSet protects crash victims and rescue personnel

Leipzig - Dutch company CT International is launching a new product called RescueProtectionSet at this week’s Interschutz Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany, the world’s largest trade fair for incident management, crisis management and disaster relief. RescueProtectionSet is aimed at the emergency response market and has been specially designed to protect fire fighters and other emergency service workers who have to rescue casualties from vehicles that have been involved in an accident.


SmartSilver eyes Korean market

Bellefonte, PA - NanoHorizons Inc., a manufacturer of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, has announced a new partnership with J2LFA Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, under which J2LFA will be the sole distributor of its SmartSilver antimicrobial performance brand to the Korean textile and industrial markets. According to Nanohorizons, J2LFA is a highly respected manufacturer of a broad assortment of natural and synthetic performance yarns including organic cottons and other eco-friendly products.


Terrot eyes Latin-American markets

Blumenau - The largest Latin-American textile industry exhibition is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is preparing for its biggest ever show. From 10 to 13 August, 2010 Blumenau in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State will host Febratex 2010, which brings together the best in textile machinery, equipment and raw materials.


Tuesday 8 June 2010

Bangladesh knitwear: “the game is just starting”

Hong Kong - Fazlul Hoque, President of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA) has said in an exclusive interview with Just-Style that the country faces labour, cost and infrastructure challenges as it matures into a key global garment exporter. In the ‘Speaking With Style’ interview, which was given at Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, Hoque tells the online apparel industry resource that in fact "the game is just starting."


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$37 million carbon fibre research centre for Australian university

Warun Ponds - A new research facility for carbon fibre innovation is to be established at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia. The carbon fibre pilot plant will be part of the research facilities to be built at the Campus from a $37 million grant to Deakin University announced on Friday 21 May by Kevin Rudd, the country’s Prime Minister.


International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) 2009

Zurich – The steep reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 following a strong investment period between 2003 and 2007 continued in 2009 in most of the segments. Compared to 2008 shipments of spinning machinery were down by -17% (short-staple spindles) and -26% (open-end rotors), of weaving machinery (shuttle-less looms) by -3% and of flat knitting machinery (electronic) by -12%.


Monday 7 June 2010

Meltblown nonwovens help in oil spill cleanup

Cary, NC – INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, whose members include the companies that supply products ranging from baby diapers and feminine hygiene pads to medical nonwoven gowns to household wipes, says its members are playing a crucial role in the desperate effort to contain the BP oil spill that threatens hundreds of miles of sensitive coastline in the Gulf of Mexico.


Innovative research reawakens human memories through intelligent textiles

Montreal - As part of the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, two teams of researchers led by Professor Barbara Layne of Concordia University, Montreal, and Professor Janis Jefferies at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., claim to have brought research in intelligent textiles to a new level.


Pai Lung showcases innovations in Shanghai

Taipei - Leading Taiwanese circular knitting machine builder Pai Lung will be introducing its latest innovations in circular knitting at ITMA Asia + CITME later this month as well as showing the latest versions of its recently introduced flat knitting machines for sweater production. The exhibition runs from 22 to 26 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai.


Friday 4 June 2010

INDA accepting nominations for 2011 Visionary Award

Cary, NC - As the prestigious Visionary Award program prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary next year, the nomination process for the 2011 Visionary Award is now open to the global nonwovens and consumer products industries.


Business booms for Canadian knitter after BP oil spill

Exeter, Ontario – Canadian warp and circular knitter Syfilco Ltd has reported its business is booming following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Syfilco, a family business founded in the 1970s manufactures knitted polyester fabric sleeves and polyethylene netting sleeves that are filled with absorbent materials to create booms used to contain the spill in the Gulf.