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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.
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.
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