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Elastane market will be worth $10b by 2022
Portland - The global elastane fibre market is expected to reach US$10,482 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 8.8% during the period 2016-2022.
Korean spinner swoops for Buhler
Georgia - A Korean cotton spinner has signed an agreement to acquire Buhler Quality Yarns, the American subsidiary of Swiss yarn maker Hermann Buhler,
Invista mulling Lycra sale
Wilmington - Invista has released a statement confirming it is exploring strategic alternatives for its Apparel & Advanced Textiles business.
Versatility, lightness and function form the new yarn generation
Florence - The knitting world met in Florence at the 80th edition of Pitti Filati where 110 brands, 15 of which from abroad, presented the new Spring Summer 2018 collections, writes Angela Cavalca.
Lenzing launches new recycled Tencel fibre
Paris - Lenzing has developed a new Tencel variant based on cotton scraps and wood. Known as Refibra, the new development is described as the first cellulose fibre featuring recycled material on a commercial scale.
Woolmark showcases the best of wool activewear at ISPO
Frankfurt - Taking advantage of the explosive growth in demand for sportswear and activewear, and in particular the opportunity for wool as a technical fibre to meet increasingly demanding consumer needs for comfort and performance, The Woolmark Company has unveiled its latest edition of The Wool Lab Sport at this week's ISPO exhibition.
Nylon and merino blends for luxury sportswear
Migdal Ha’emek - Nilit has partnered with merino wool yarn specialist LincSpun to create a new fabric for the sportswear, footwear, and seamless garment sector.
Unifi sales dip as domestic market slows
Greensboro - Unifi, Inc. the manufacturer of textured synthetic and recycled yarns, has posted a slight dip in sales for its second quarter and also warned of margin pressure in its international sector.
Nilit unveils new fibre trends
Migdal Ha’emek - Nilit, the speciality nylon fibre manufacturer, will launch its Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 Trendbook at the ISPO Munich Sports Business Show and Tüyap Istanbul Yarn Fair next month.
Eastern unveils new cellulosic yarn
Paris - Eastman has launched a new cellulosic yarn, which, as well as offering comfort and easy-care characteristics, is also said to be a highly sustainable manufacturers of intimate apparel and casualwear.
Italian yarn firm has it covered
Castel Goffredo - One of Italy's most renowned textured yarn suppliers says the key to its success is maintaining a good balance between tradition and innovation in its products.
Unifi expands manufacturing base to Vietnam
Greensboro - Unifi, Inc. is continuing to expand the global reach of its Repreve recycled fibre with a new manufacturing partnership in Vietnam.
Yarn Expo Spring expected to grow by 20%
Shanghai - Yarn Expo has increased in stature in the global yarn and fibre market over recent years, and as such, is expected to feature more exhibitors at its next edition.
New Oeko-Tex regulations for 2017
Zurich - Oeko-Tex, which will be 25 years this year, has made a number of changes to some of its key standards and certification processes, some of which will be relevant to manufacturers of knitwear and knitted fabrics.
Lenzing to open new Tencel plant in US
Mobile - The Lenzing Group is to open a new Tencel fibre plant in the US, a move that should contribute significantly to the company's plansto increase the share of specialty fibres as a percentage of revenue to 50 per cent by 2020.
Pitti Filati to offer world previews of yarn collections
Florence - Pitti Filati, the key international event featuring yarns for the knitting industry will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 25 to 27 January 2017.
Nilit Innergy Sport at SportsGear event
Annecy-le-Vieux - Revitalizing Nilit Innergy Sport and the new Nilit ATS nylon 6.6 yarns will be the main attractions at the Nilit Fibersbooth at this week's SportsGear Sourcing Days.
Outdoor brand opts for 'fresher' elastane
Seoul - Hyosung has struck a deal with Korean outdoor brand Black Yak which will see the specialist garment maker use Hyosung’s latest yarns and fibres which, as well as reducing odours, provides an alternative to to underwear and activewear manufacturers that wish to move away from the use of antimicrobial chemicals next to the skin.
Koch considering Invista sale?
Wichita - Koch Industries is believed to be mulling the sale of its Invista fibre business, owner of the Lycra brand of elastane.
Speciality fibres drive Lenzing
Lenzing –Lenzing has announced an 8.2 per cent increase in revenues for the first nine months of 2016, driven by higher selling prices of its three speciality fibres, namely Viscose, Tencel and Modal, with the latter increasingly used in 100 per cent form in knitwear.
 
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