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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 16.12.11 Print
Friday, 16 December 2011

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Monarch introduces OD5 fabric opening device
UK circular knitting machine builder has introduced the OD5 fabric opening device, an example of which can be seen on the company?s new, finest ever gauge electronic jacquard machine.

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Interview: Dr Masahiro Shima, President, Shima Seiki.
European ITMA exhibitions are the ideal time for machine builders to renew acquaintances with their key customers and for Shima Seiki, Barcelona was no different, writes Haydn Davis.

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New LYCRA fibre technology for European intimate apparel
Invista says it will announce a cutting-edge advancement in LYCRA fibre technology in Paris in January.

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China ponders green manufacturing tax
As the Chinese government struggles to meet several of its own environmental targets to 2015, China?s textile industry could face a new ?green tax?, which together with higher wages and a slump in exports, puts additional pressure on an industry that is already facing big challenges. John Mowbray reports.

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Taiwan poised for textile growth
Despite financial woes across some Taiwan industries, the output of the country?s textile sector has not been seriously affected by fears of a global recession and is expected to grow 4.9% in 2011 compared to the previous year.

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Sustainable cotton guide launch draws closer
The Insiders Guide to Cotton and Sustainability, written by Simon Ferrigno and edited by John Mowbray, will be available for purchase from January 2012. Published by MCL Global, producers of Ecotextile News and Knitting Trade Journal, the 100 page booklet covers the ecological impact of cotton production and the environmental challenges that this presents.

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