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Yarn Expo set for record-breaking show
Shanghai - With two months still to go till the 2016 edition of Yarn Expo Spring, a higher than expected level of exhibitor interest means organisers have been obliged to increase the amount of available hall space by 40 per cent compared to 2015.
New textile standards and legislation tool
MCL Global, publisher of Knitting Trade Journal, and the European Outdoor Group today launch a unique, easy-to-use on-line resource that details over 70 textile sustainability labels, regulation and standards, in a bid to cut through the confusion surrounding environmental and social compliance in the global textile industry.
Kern Liebers Textile expands portfolio
Schwabach - Kern Liebers Textile has expanded its portfolio, adding the industrial pinning systems business for the spinning preparation of long staple fibre from fellow German firm Drei-S-Werk.
Lenzing teams up with enzyme specialist for Tencel treatment
Milan - Lenzing has embarked on a joint venture with enzyme specialist Novozymes to develop a sustainable process for the production of knitted fabrics with exceptional pilling performance without compromising fabric strength.
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.
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