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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 29.11.13 Print
Friday, 29 November 2013



Karl Mayer swoops for majority stake in Liba

Karl Mayer has acquired a majority stake in fellow German warp knitting machine builder Liba Maschinenfabrik GmbH, a move which will see Liba integrated into the Karl Mayer Group.

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Gloomy outlook for US hosiery industry

Hosiery mills industry revenue across the US is estimated to have fallen at a rate of around 6.7 per cent to US$1.5 billion in the five years to 2013, according to a new report.

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Fine count demand prompts Nylstar expansion

Nylstar is to spend ?1.2 million on increasing its production capacity from 15,000 to 17,000 tons per year as it looks to meet the growing demand for its fine count, nylon 6.6 Meryl yarns.

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Hanesbrands extends Unifi yarn contract

Hanesbrands Inc. and speciality yarn supplier Unifi have agreed to a temporary extension of a key contract that sees the latter supply a range of textured and covered nylon for apparel, socks and hosiery.

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Gildan moves for huntingwear licence

Gildan Activewear is continuing to expand its product mix after securing the worldwide license for the Mossy Oak hunting camouflage wear brand which includes a range of activewear, underwear and socks.

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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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