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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 15.11.13 Print
Friday, 15 November 2013



Steiger aims for greater knitting efficiency

Flat knitting machine builder Steiger has developed a knitting technique which aims to speed up the freeing up of knitting needles during stitch formation.

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Hanesbrands unveils plans for Maidenform

Around 650 jobs are to be cut at Maidenform Brands following its acquisition by Hanesbrands.

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Italian firms create circular knitting partnership

A group of four Italian textile firms have established a joint venture which, following the construction of a brand new knitting mill, will produce high quality, circular knitted fabrics for the volume market.

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Crailar shelves US expansion plans

Crailar Technologies is to postpone the completion of a fully integrated facility in South Carolina until it exceeds the capacity of its new European facility or a strategic partner desires a dedicated facility and supports the US$14 million construction project in South Carolina.

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Tricot machine a perfect fit for footwear

Applications for Karl Mayer?s TM 4-EL tricot machine continue to grow with the company now teaming up with a Taiwanese to explore the production of warp knitted footwear.

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Eco-Textile Labelling Guide 2014 - Published May 2014

The?publishers of?Knitting Trade Journal?will publish a new, updated and improved?version of the Eco-Textile Labelling Guide in May 2014.

The printed ETLG is a 100 + page ?A5 booklet designed for manufacturers, retailers and?buyers who are committed to reducing the impact of textiles on the environment and?lists all the labels and environmental standards relevant to the global textile and clothing supply chain.

As well as covering raw materials, the 2014 edition of?
ETLG will offer information on social criteria, such as Fairtrade, Fair labour, SA8000 etc., and textile processing?standards.

New additions will also include information on water standards,
?energy use,?and sections on disposal and biodegradability.

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In this issue we analyse the latest hosiery market developments, looking specifically at trends and new technology in the medical and compression sector, and offer?a special focus on the latest ancillary equipment developments which include the latest technology for improving knitting machine efficiency.

With a raft of new investments, we also analyse the current state of manufacturing in the US.

Now six issues per year,?Knitting Trade Journal?includes the latest news, features, patent developments and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries.

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