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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 03.01.14 Print
Friday, 03 January 2014


Pai Lung aims for cost reduction

Pai Lung has developed a technique to equip its flat knitting machines with more cost effective needle beds.

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US yarn boom continues

A private equity firm has bought a majority stake in Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp, the second-largest US yarn manufacturer offering both commodity and speciality yarns for the knitting and hosiery sectors.

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New TL technology from Santoni for sports bra production

As well as highlighting the high performing sport garments that can be produced on seamless knitting machines, a key focus of Santoni?s presentation at this month's ISPO exhibition will be the new generation of one-piece, seamless sport bras that have been knitted using the company's latest TL technology.

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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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