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Machine builders lock in fabric quality
Wakefield - Knitting Trade Journal explores some of the circular knitting machines on offer for the production of increasingly popular interlock fabrics.
Turkish knitters turn to Serbia
Belgrade - Turkish knitted fabric and knitwear manufacturers are being urged to set up manufacturing plants in Serbia with the Balkan country offering financial incentives, such as government subsidies, as well as a prime strategic position as a link between southern and central Europe and the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.
Fears for Pakistan's polyester fabric makers
Karachi - Representatives of Pakistan's textile industry have urged the government to act quickly to help the polyester knitted fabric sector avoid further problems in the next 12 months.
New Zealand circular knitter to close down
Levin - One of New Zealand's last remaining large diameter, circular knitters is to close after more than 50 years in business.
Superfine knits for technical applications
Frankfurt - German warp and weft knitter Willy Hermann was continuing to push the boundaries of knitted fabric development at last week's Techtextil exhibition with a range of superfine gauge knitted textiles in up to 80G – amongst the finest gauge single jersey knits in the world.
Cooling fabrics market to soar by 2021
New York - The Cooling Fabrics Market, which includes sportswear, protective clothing and casualwear, was valued at US$1.80 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $2.
Strong first quarter for Italian textile machinery sales
Milan - The first quarter of 2017 has started off on a positive note for Italian textile machinery manufacturers with orders increasing from both the domestic and overseas markets.
Knitting giant benefits from automation investment
Hong Kong - Despite a dip in revenue, circular knitting giant Fountain Set has posted a 16 per cent increase in profit for the 2016 financial year, helped by its leaner production management system and investments in some of the latest automated equipment.
German technology to meet US and Mexican textiles
Frankfurt - Groz Beckert, Mayer & Cie and Karl Mayer are among the premium suppliers to the global knitting sector that will participate in the VDMA conferences in the US and Mexico later this year.
Investments drive sales growth at Gildan
Montreal – Gildan Activewear Inc. has reported a strong start to its 2017 fiscal year with the company continuing to invest in facilities in Honduras and increasing its capacity at its Bangladesh plant.
Export growth boosts Vietnam's textile sector
Hanoi - Vietnam's textile and garment sector has reported a buoyant first quarter following strong growth in orders from across Russia and Asia.
Hanesbrands to cut jobs in cost cutting drive
Winston-Salem – HanesBrands has launched a new initiative to increase investment for growth, reduce costs, and drive cash flow, a move that will see the activewear giant cut more than 200 jobs in its corporate sector.
Santoni augments knitted denim development
Brescia - A collaboration between seamless knitting machine manufacturer Santoni and fibre manufacturer Lenzing has resulted in a new knitted denim project.
Earnings up at Hanesbrands
Winston-Salem - Hanesbrands has announced better than expected preliminary 2017 first quarter results.
Brands bond with welding possibilities
Leeds - As Techtextil approaches, we look at the options for the increasing number of apparel brands and retailers that are interested in bonding and welding technology for knitted garment assembly.
Mayer & Cie to demonstrate technical applications at Techtextil
Albstadt - Mayer & Cie will be at the upcoming Techtextil exhibition demonstrating how its wide selection of circular knitting machines can be used for a number of technical textile applications ranging from home textiles to knitted wire meshes.
Swiss dyeing collaboration for polyester knits
Geneva - Swiss textile manufacturer Schoeller and auxiliaries and dyes specialists at Textilcolor have teamed up to develop a new polyester dyeing process for knitted fabrics.
Sri Lankan firm to open fabric plant in US
Colombo - One of Sri Lanka's largest fabric and clothing manufacturers is to open its first manufacturing and development centre in the US.
Premium brands report positive signs in the Chinese market
Shanghai - Organisers of last month's Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics were in a buoyant mood following the end of the four day show, asserting that any uncertainty about the state of the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry in the coming year was widely dispelled at the Spring Edition,
Indian underwear maker moves for Fruit of the Loom licence
Mumbai - Underwear brand Rupa & Co has signed an agreement to manufacture and sell products under the Fruit of the Loom brand name in India.
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