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High profile speakers for Planet Textiles
Shanghai – This year's Planet Textiles conference takes place next month with high profile speakers from adidas, the ZHDC Group, VF Corp, bluesign and IPE China all lined-up for what promises to be a thought-provoking, timely show, particularly given the seismic changes currently taking place in China's textile industry where new laws are finally cracking down on textile polluters.
ITMA returns to Barcelona in 2019
BARCELONA - The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, CEMATEX, has announced the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s largest exhibition of textile and garment machinery technology, will be held in Barcelona in June 20
Lenzing celebrates Modal's 50th anniversary
Paris - Lenzing Modal, which is finding increasing applications in 100 per cent form in knitwear, will mark its fiftieth anniversary at this month's Premiere Vision exhibition in Paris.
Asahi Kasei goes fine-gauge for Premiere Vision
Paris - Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei will have an environmentally friendly version of its latest elastane yarn and an ultra fine gauge version of its most recent cellulosic yarn development at this month's Premiere Vision show in Paris.
Lenzing benefits from greater viscose demand
Lenzing – Austrian fibre specialist Lenzing has announced a 6.2 per cent increase in revenueto €955.4 million for the first half of the year, helped by greater demand for viscose and the launch of a new strand of the Tencel for knitwear.
Aquafil and Speedo launch up-cycling project
Trento – Italian nylon yarn manufacturer Aquafil has teamed up with swimwear brand Speedo in a take-back program that will see post-manufacturing Speedo swimwear scraps up-cycled into Aquafil's 100 per cent regenerated Econyl nylon.
Yarn Expo Autumn to grow by 70%
Shanghai - The largest ever Yarn Expo Autumn will be held from 13 – 15 October this year with both the gross area and exhibitor numbers jumping to an all-time-high.
Gildan Activewear shares Q2 results
MONTREAL – Gildan Activewear Inc. has announced its results for the three months ended 5 July 2015, and updated its sales and earnings guidance for 2015, noting growth of around 70 per cent in retail sales for the Gildan bra
New eco-treatment for knitting yarns
Nurnberg - Südwolle Group, the world's largest spinner of pure wool and wool blend worsted yarns for the circular and flat knitting sectors, has developed a new, environmentally friendly treatment technology which the company says delivers fibres with the same strength, the same or better pilling performance, and improved ability to absorb moisture than conventionally processed yarns.
‘Successful’ textile technology show ShanghaiTex
PUDONG - A new business matching programme hosted at textile machinery exhibition ShanghaiTex 2015 last month included buyers from Decathlon, C&A, New Balance, and H&M, according to organiser
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