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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.
Invista opens new nylon plant
Shanghai - Invista is celebrating the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art, nylon 6,6 facility in China as it looks to as it looks to meet the growing demand for products using the fibre such as hosiery and other apparel.
 
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