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Record participation for ITMA Milan
MILAN – Textile industry manufacturers and suppliers trade fair ITMA 2015 has attracted the biggest number of exhibitors since the show's launch in 1951.
Lycra adds value and versatility to latest beachwear trends
Cannes - The 2015 edition of Mare di Moda once again highlighted the strong bond that exists between Italy's textile producers and Lycra fibre with a range of new fabrics demonstrating the unique stretch, resistance and versatility that is required for high quality intimate wear, beachwear and sportswear.
Invista launches 'hybrid' fibres for knitted denim
Wichita - Invista has developed a new technology for knit denim fabrics which is said to provide the comfort and flexibility of a knit with the authentic aesthetics and performance of a woven.
Fulgar launches high-performance fibre for sportswear
Castel Goffredo - Fulgar has developed a new high performance nylon fibre made from bio-polymer derived entirely from castor oil seed.
Südwolle swoops for Italian yarn spinners
Schwaig - Südwolle Group, the German manufacturer of worsted yarns for the flat and circular knitting sectors is to acquire 100% of Safil and 80% of GTI, the two Italian yarn spinning operations controlled by the Savio family.
Birla looks to China for cellulosic growth
Mumbai - Birla Cellulose, a division of the US$40 billion Aditya Birla Group and a major supplier of speciality viscose staple fibres (VSF) is looking to build up its presence in the Chinese market through a series of collaborations with the country's textile firms, several of which supply the knitting sector with high quality yarns.
Unifi expands Repreve global availability and product range
Greensboro - Unifi is to to widen the global availability of its Repreve recycled fibre with the assistance of Korteks, now a licensed manufacturer of Repreve in Turkey, and Sun Chemical, now a distributor of Repreve in Taiwan.
New viscose melange yarn offers shorter dyeing process
Singapore - A three-way collaboration between a fibre manufacturer, a dyes specialist and a yarn spinner has resulted in the development of a new viscose melange yarn.
New Lycra type for shapewear sector
New York - Invista has officially launched the latest platform for its Lycra brand - Lycra Beauty Cooling technology, which has been designed in response to consumer needs for increased sophistication and comfort performance in the shapewear category.
Experts share latest research in sustainable innovations
Milan - Visitors to ITMA 2015 will be able to learn about the latest research and development projects from more than 40 presenters from 8 countries at the Speakers Platform.
 
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