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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 26.07.13 Print
Friday, 26 July 2013

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Toray new light fleece innovation

A new patented knitting technology which aims to ?revolutionise the fleece market? has been shared by textiles and plastics giant Toray. The 125 grams/m? Thermos2kin performance fleece reportedly retains body heat 20 per cent better than comparable materials, whilst weighing up to 50 per cent less.

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High speed intarsia from Shima Seiki

Shima Seiki has introduced a new intarsia machine for knitwear production that is said to offer unprecedented speed and efficiency.?

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Yarn production jumps in first quarter

Global yarn production jumped in the first quarter of 2013, as a result of increased output in Asia, North and South America, despite a decrease in production Europe, according to new figures from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation.

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HanesBrands acquires Maidenform underwear brands

Intimate apparel marketer HanesBrands, whose brands include Playtex and Wonderbra, has today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Maidenform and its underwear and shapewear brands, in a transaction reportedly valued at US$575 million.

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Nilit acquires Brazil Scalina facility

Nylon 6.6 and microfibre yarn producer Nilit has announced its acquisition of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, yarn texturing & covering facility owned by Scalina, parent of lingerie, hosiery and shapewear brands Trifil and Scala.

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Planet Textiles 2013

This year's Planet Textiles Conference is to be held 22nd October 2013 in Shanghai. Jointly organised by Ecotextile News and Messe Frankfurt, Planet Textiles tackles the crucial issues of sustainability in the global textiles sector. Early-bird sponsorship opportunities and VIP packages are now available - for?enquiries?please email? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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