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A&E strengthens position in South East Asia
Mount Holly - American & Efird (A&E), a major supplier of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, to the knitting industry, has announced the addition of a new licensee, Manila Bay Thread Corporation, strengthening its position in Southeast Asia.
Airy softness from Nilit yarns
Migdal Haemek – Speciality yarns manufacture Nilit showcased a range of nylon 6.6 yarns derived from the application of its new Air Textured Soft (ATS) technology at the Performance Days Functional Fabric Fair, which takes place in Munich, later this month.
Fulgar completes recycled nylon LCA
Verona - Italian synthetic fibre business Fulgar has complete a life cycle assessment (LCA) process in which it compared the environmental impact of its 6,6 recycled nylon fibres with other fibres such as cotton.
Increasing demand for Asahi's 'sustainable’ spandex
Shanghai - Japanese textile chemicals and fibres giant Asahi Kasei is offering two new solutions to help knitwear manufacturers solve problems when it comes to lowering the environmental impact of using 100 per cent synthetic-based spandex (elastane) fibres, writes Tommy Lee in Shanghai.
Spinners adapt to buyers changing demands
Shanghai - Knitwear sector buyers looking for flexibility, quick delivery, small quantity and trend appropriate colours was a key message at the most recent edition of SpinExpo Shanghai.
Yarn Expo Autumn returns to Shanghai
Shanghai - One of the most important annual events in the Asian yarn and fibre industry, Yarn Expo Autumn is set to return next week from 11 – 13 October, with a record number of exhibitors and exhibition space.
Filo debut for HF Filati
Milan - HF Filati, the Italian producer of fancy yarns acquired by Suedwolle Group in January 2016, made its debut at the recent Filo exhibition in Milan with its its new 'Fancy' Spring/Summer collection, designed and developed for the circular knitting and weaving sectors.
Carbon nanotubes for technical knits
Wollongong - A research team has developed a knitting technique to produce 3D yarns from elastane and carbon nanotubes that are capable of conducting electricity.
Lenzing develops new knitwear 'softness' test
Paris - Lenzing has developed a new testing mechanism designed to demonstrate the softness of fibres such as Modal, which is increasingly used in 100 per cent form in knitwear.
Hosiery advances to feature at Dornbirn
Dornbirn- Advanced fibre technology for the hosiery sector will be a prominent feature for delegates at next week's Man Made Fibers Congress which takes place in Dornbirn, Austria.
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