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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
Unifi to grow recycled polyester business
Greensboro - Textured yarn supplier Unifi is to expand its recycled polyester operation. Announcing net income of US$15.6 million for the fourth quarter, up from $8.
A&E highlights sustainability accomplishments
Mount Holly - US thread and technical textiles manufacturer American & Efird (A&E) has published its latest sustainability report, with highlights including significant progress in the areas of water use, energy management and waste management and reduction.
Nylstar offers new Meryl yarn options for knitting sector
Blanes - Nylstar has added to its family of Meryl yarns, its polyamide 6.6 yarns which, available in particularly fine counts, are finding increasing applications across the knitting sector, particularly in the swimwear, intimate apparel and sportswear markets.
Pitti Filati offers craftsmanship and exclusive high-end yarns
The new season approach from the yarn sector is the result of the evolution of the best yarn qualities with original and fancy interpretations of key Italian and European production practices for top international buyers.
New treatment to improve yarn elasticity
Biella - Italian spinner Zegna Baruffa has developed a new manufacturing process, which it says adds vital properties such as higher wrinkle resistance and natural elasticity to its yarns.
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