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Fibres & Yarns


New fibre technology for performance knits
Salt Lake City - Eastman Chemicals Company has launched a new bicomponent polyester fibre in partnership with Unifi, which allows for much finer fibres to knitted into performance fabrics for the active apparel market
Invista headlines at London show
London - Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres and owner of the Lycra brand, demonstrated its latest concept collection in London this month.
Dyeable polypropylene for high performance knits
Seoul - Functional fabrics featuring CoolVisions' dyeable polypropylene filament have now been developed with additional benefits provided by creora eco-soft, a low-heat settable spandex from global synthetic fibre manufacturer, Hyosu
Jakob Müller AG acquires dyeing & finishing specialist
Frick - JMBT Beteiligungen, part of the Jakob Müller Group, has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Benninger AG from Benninger Holding AG, a move that adds dyeing and finishing expertise to the Swiss company's current knitted and woven narrow fabric capability.
AEC Narrow Fabrics awarded Oeko-Tex certification
Zurich - Asheboro Elastics (AEC), the US-based manufacturer of knitted narrow fabrics has been awarded the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, which ensures that AEC narrow fabrics have been tested to be free of harmful levels of more than 300 potentially harmful substanc
Lenzing to ramp up speciality fibre production
Lenzing – Austrian fibre manufacturer Lenzing says it is responding to an increase in demand for its speciality fibres by expanding its production capacity by 35,000 tons by 2018.
Luxury yarns in abundance for coming season
Milan - Luxury yarns such as extra fine merino wool and cashmere along with speciality fibres ranging from yak to alpaca will characterise the next Fall/Winter seas
A&E partners with Gerber to supply knitting industry
Mount Holly - American & Efird (A&E) has announced that its threads and colours, widely used in the knitting industry, are now integrated within Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM software.
BTSR to launch latest yarn feeding technology
Milan - Visitors to October's ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition will be able to see BTSR’s latest yarn feeding solution for hosiery and knitwear production.
Invista launches next generation Lycra Sport
Salt Lake City - Invista has launched the latest version of its popular Lycra Sport technology.Unveiled at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah,Lycra Sport technology is said to be scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch activewear.
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