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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 21.02.14 Print
Friday, 21 February 2014


First Max 5 technology for US

A US technical textiles firm has become the first in the country to install a Copcentra Max 5 warp knitting machine, a system which is now sold under the Karl Mayer Liba Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH brand.?

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Optical effects in warp knitting

With ultra-lightweight textiles featuring significantly across the trends in both the sportswear and haute couture sectors, Karl Mayer says that the open tulle grounds produced on the HKS 3-M and similar warp-knitted fabrics are proving increasing popular with its customers.

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Ultra-fine needles for perfect loops

Groz Beckert?s new Vo-LC generation has been designed to provide knitting mills with ultrafine knitted fabric with a perfectly uniform loop structure, the capability to run machines at the highest possible speeds and reliability in production.

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Delta Galil acquires underwear label

Delta Galil is continuing to expand its portfolio with the acquisition of another underwear brand as well as a new licensing partner for its Schiesser label. Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil also recently admitted that the company failed with an attempt to buy Italian underwear brand La Perla.

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Knitwear giant rolls out sustainability tool

Crystal Group, one of Asia?s largest knitwear manufacturers, is rolling out it Higg Index adoption right across its operations and says its new factories in Cambodia and Bangladesh will employ version 2.0 of the Higg Index by 2015.

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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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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.

?The January-February printed edition of Knitting Trade Journal, the leading technical magazine for the global knitting sector, includes an in-depth look at German knitting technology including company visits, exclusive interviews and equipment reviews.

This issue also includes a close look at the knitwear manufacturing sector with profiles of different companies from across the global supply chain ranging from manufacturing giants such as Textured Jersey Lanka to leading retailers such as Benetton.

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