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Lyocell market to hit $1.5bn by 2024
Delaware - The lyocell fibre market is to expected to reach US$1.5 billion by 2024, driven by evolving fashion trends and a demand for more environmentally friendly textiles and clothing.
A&E commits to zero discharge programme
Mount Holly - American & Efird (A&E), one of the world's major manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme.
Invista launches fabric finder tool
Paris - Invista says it is striving to strengthen its leadership position in the intimate apparel category with the development of a new proprietary tool: the Lycra Bra Fabric Finder.
Nilit launches new premium nylon
Paris - Nilit has launched a new type of Nylon 6.6 which, aimed at the premium end of the intimates, fashion and performance apparel sectors, is said to be ideal for engineered compression garments in 3D knits.
Surge in demand for space at Yarn Expo
Shanghai - The current dynamism in the Asian yarn and fibre market is reflected in a huge demand for space at October's Yarn Expo Autumn with the show set to more than double in size.
Lenzing to build new fibre plant in Thailand
Lenzing – Speciality fibre manufacturer Lenzing is to build a new lyocell fibre production plant in Thailand.
Recycled indigo yarns from Unitin
Barcelona - Spanish textile firm Unitin has set up a new scheme, which aims to use all its Indigo cotton leftovers to make recycled yarn. Unitin, which has worked closely with knitting machine builder Santoni on the development of knitted denim fabric, says the new scheme is aimed at enhancing its adherence to environmental friendly production, a strategy which includes the adoption of a zero waste policy.
Sofileta partners with Hyosung for functional fabrics
Bourgoin-Jallieu - Sofileta, the French circular knitter that specialises in advanced functional and technical textiles, has partnered with Hyosung to develop a new collection of creora Fresh fabrics.
Merino wool opens opportunities for Indian knitters
Tirupur - Knitwear manufacturers in the Tirupur region of India are being encouraged to look to wool garments as a future source of diversification and growth.
Pitti Filati gets creative with new yarn collections
Florence - Pitti Filati will return to Florence at the end of June with a world preview of the latest autumn/winter 2018-19 yarn collections for knitwear.
A&E’s sustainability report highlights transparency and traceability
Mount Holly - American & Efird (A&E), the manufacturer and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Primaloft turns to cashmere for new performance yarns and fabrics
Latham - Primaloft, whose portfolio includes technical knitted fabrics for activewear and outdoor apparel, has developed an enhanced collection of performance yarn and fabric technologies,
Lenzing launches new sustainable viscose fibre
Austria - Lenzing has developed EcoVero, a new fibre, which it says, will meet the increasing demand for environmentally friendly viscose, a product widely used in the knitwear sector.
Trevira offers hybrid yarns for knitted spacer fabrics
Frankfurt - Trevira responded to the growing demand for hybrid yarns with a new development for the production of knitted spacer fabrics and filament yarn specialties for other technical and functional textiles.
Coats to showcase latest developments at Techtextil
Uxbridge - Coats, the industrial thread and yarn manufacturer, will be bringing together its Performance Materials and Apparel and Footwear products on a single stand at next week's Techtextil exhibition.
Südwolle and Cordura launch performance yarns
Nurnburg – German wool yarn producer Südwolle Grouphas teamed up with Invista’s performance fabric brand Cordura to create a collection of merino wool yarns blended with nylon 6.
Woolmark reinforces commitment to designers and textile mills
Sydney - The Woolmark Company is reinforcing its commitment to supporting emerging design talent by enhancing the prize money for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize.
Synthetic yarn market remains buoyant across Asia
Shanghai - The demand for synthetic and fancy yarns is growing across the Asian knitting sector with many mills attracted by keen pricing and technological developments.
New Meryl yarn counts for knitting sector
Blanes - Nylstar has added to its family of Meryl yarns, its polyamide 6.6 yarns which, available in particularly fine counts, are finding increasing applications across the knitting sector.
H&M fails in elastic patent appeal
London - Retail giant H&M has failed with a patent appeal against a UK elastic manufacturer over the designof a tubular fabric for use in underwired garments such as bras.
 
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