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10/15/18

Export credit insurance policy a boon for $28 bn US textile export industry

As per Washington-based National Council of Textile Organisations figures, US textiles and apparels exports was worth $28.6 billion in 2017. In fact, exports helped the country pull out of global recession. No wonder many small and medium sized...

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10/15/18

Consumption of new clothes highest in UK among European countries

As per House of Common’s committee, consumption of new clothes is higher in the UK than any other European country. The committee has written to chief executives of the UK’s 10 leading fashion retailers to find out what steps they are takin...

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10/15/18

Brexit: British fashion industry braces up for tough times ahead

Only seven months remain for the UK to formally exit the European Union, and the £28 billion fashion sector has to get three different looks ready for future-proof business. As per Richard Lim, Chief Executive of Retail Economics, the potentia...

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10/15/18

Levi’s partners Timberlake for Fresh Leaves range

Levi’s has collaborated with Hollywood actor and singer Justin Timberlake on a range called Fresh Leaves. The 20-piece collection has been created by the brand’s design team which worked with Justin to come up with a reinvention of some of ...

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10/15/18

Invista targets to add 40,000 tons of nylon 6,6 polymer capacity

Invista has invested more than US$ 600 million in China to support the nylon market, including a 215,000-ton hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant and the plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), over the past five years. The company has...

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10/15/18

prAna develops it’s new Cardiff Fleece

With more than 22 years of experience, prAna clothing and gear is made with intention that every detail, from trim and fabric to hangtags, is carefully designed to strengthen our lives today while still considering the needs of tomorrow. p...

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10/15/18

Huntsman Textile Effects introduces Univadine E3-3D diffusion

According to the company, polyester, microfibers and blends treated with Univadine E3-3D diffusion accelerant comply with the requirements of bluesign, in addition to being suitable for Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex and an approved input dyeing auxi...

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10/15/18

Lenzing Web Technology on sustainable nonwoven products

Lenzing Web Technology will serve as a platform technology for a wide range of future products for the nonwoven industry. The flexibility of the technology and the possible integration with other nonwoven and textile technologies will enable th...

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10/15/18

Vidya achieves the next level of 3D simulation

Vidya is becoming more and more realistic -3D is a key technology in the apparel industry to drive the digitization of companies. And digital products can be integrated into advance process steps. At the Munich Fabric Start, Assyst is going to ...

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10/15/18

Active user controlled colour-changing fabric by CREOL

According to the University, the technology is scalable at mass-production levels via a process known as fibre-spinning and is currently produced in Melbourne, Florida, with CREOL’s collaborators at Hills. The CREOL team is currently working ...

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10/15/18

Clothing firms urged to act on plastic pollution

The fashion industry must do more to tackle plastic pollution, Friends of the Earth said as it published new figures highlighting the sector’s significant contribution to the problem. The environmental campaign group says clothes washing in t...

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10/15/18

Microban earns Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification

Two new non-antimicrobial technologies, Scentry and Scentry Revive, by Microban International, a leader in odour control and prevention solutions, have earned Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification – an independent testing and certification s...

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10/15/18

Loepfe quality control solutions

Loepfe, a manufacturer of sensors and monitoring equipment for yarn spinning and fabric weaving processes, will present its portfolio of quality control solutions for the textiles industry at ITMA Asia, which will be held in Shanghai next month...

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10/15/18

Developing green alternatives for faux leather in footwear

Lenzing and Covestro have joined forces to develop a sustainable solution for coated textile materials for shoes. Genuine leather, despite all its good properties, is increasingly criticised not only by animal welfare organisations and a growin...

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10/15/18

Organic Basics with Fulgar for sustainable fashion

The Danish brand Organic Basics will present three everyday garment collections, made using organic and recycled materials. Two of these collections, SilverTech and Invisible, are both made with Q-Nova by Fulgar, Italy’s leading man-made fibr...

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10/15/18

Suominen introduces Intelligent Nonwovens

Suominen, a leading nonwovens company, is introducing Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens concept to the market, as part of its Changemaker strategy. The concept makes it possible to embed digital features into Suominen nonwovens. For example, with ...

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New material makes Russian military helmets invisible 10/15/18

New material makes Russian military helmets invisible

A new textile material has been recently designed by the Russian military and industrial corporation Rostec to mask soldiers and military equipment, according to Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov.
According to Chemezov, the new material has chame...

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10/15/18

Printable coatings for elite athlete apparel

Haydale, an advanced materials group, has been jointly awarded a contract by the English Institute for Sport (EIS) for the development of advanced wearable technology for elite athletes in training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in ...

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10/15/18

Arville achieves ISO 14001 certification

Technical textiles weaver Arville has achieved ISO 14001 certification for the company’s commitment to the environmental standards.
Arville, which engineers technical fabrics for demanding applications in several industries, says it prides...

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10/15/18

Sensing technologies

Our collaboration with Myant has the potential to help people access Mayo Clinic healthcare expertise regardless of where they live, and to help those at risk of heart arrhythmias proactively understand and address issues related to their healt...

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10/15/18

Access to important information

Talking to Innovation in Textiles in New York this morning, Myant CEO Tony Chahine said: “I am so thrilled to announce a game-changing partnership with Mayo Clinic, the most esteemed hospital in the United States and the pinnacle for global h...

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10/15/18

Myant announces textile computing collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Myant, a leader in the design, development, and production of ‘textile computing’ products, has announced the launch of a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic to bring Mayo’s patented algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia det...

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10/15/18

Hainsworth launches new fabric collection

Hainsworth, a woollen mill in Stanningley, Yorkshire, has announced the launch of a new Spring/Summer fabric collection and revealed its latest colour trends card. The company also invested in a brand-new website, as part of an ongoing commitme...

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10/15/18

Customised solutions for hygiene products

Suominen offers a service of making mock-ups to configure new constructions to create innovative absorbent hygiene products with excellent rewet and wicking properties. According to the company, the results help guide the customers in selecting...

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10/15/18

Accelerating The Use of Thermoplastics in Composites

Van de Wiele was a key technology partner in the €7.8 million 3D Lighttrans project that led to the introduction of complex and cost-effective new 3D textile reinforcements for thermoplastic composites.
The global market for thermoplastic ...

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