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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 31.05.16 Print
Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Karl Mayer buys Santoni's warp knitting business

Germany's Karl Mayer has agreed to but Santoni's warp knitting technology business. The two companies agreed on 30 May 2016 that Santoni will transfer its SWD technology to Nippon Mayer, which will take over the complete range of products including patents, the relevant manufacturing equipment as well as the entire stock of machines and spare parts.

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Freudenberg opens new technical knits line

Technical textile manufacturer Freudenberg Performance Materials has inaugurated a new knits production line at its Weinheim location. The line will manufacture elastic interlinings for the international fashion industry.

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Shima Seiki to exhibit at ITM

Computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will be at this week's ITM Texpo Eurasia 2016 exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey a wide range of its latest technology including the latest WHOLEGARMENT, shaping and garment printing developments.

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Major UK hosiery manufacturer in administration

Historic hosiery firm Courtaulds, manufacturer of Pretty Polly, one of the UK's best-known hosiery brands, has gone into administration with the loss of up to 350 jobs.

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China drives flat knitting machines sales

Shipments of electronic flat knitting machines grew by a huge 52 per cent in 2015, driven by increased demand from China.

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A&E launches new colour selection app

American & Efird (A&E), a major supplier of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, to the knitting sector, has unveiled Colorlink, the company’s first mobile app with a focus on thread colour.

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NEW ISSUE: The May-June printed edition of Knitting Trade Journal, the leading technical magazine for the global knitting sector, is now available.

This issue includes a round up of the latest news from the circular knitting sector including new developments, as well as interviews, market trends and analysis.

There are also reports from some of the latest trade shows from our correspondents at key exhibitions, as well as a look at some of the latest innovations from the hosiery knitting sector and new developments from yarn and fibre suppliers.

The May-June issue of Knitting Trade Journal also features all the latest, and original, industry news, insight and new patent developments.


The 2016 media kit for Knitting Trade Journal is now available.
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