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Fibres & Yarns


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.
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.
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