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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.
Woolmark Company unveils latest Wool Lab trends
Florence - Presenting a wide selection of commercially available wool fabrics and yarns, The Woolmark Company unveiled its latest seasonal guide, launching The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2016/17 exclusively at Pitti Uomo, held June 16-19.
No more angora knitwear from Benetton
Ponzano – Knitwear specialist Benetton has banned the use of angora wool in all its collections, writes Brett Matthews.
Crailar to re-assess strategic direction
Victoria – Crailar, the North American-based flax fibre manufacturer which counts retailers such as Hanesbrands amongst its customers, has set-up a Special Committee which, the company says, will "identify, examine and consider strategic and financial alternatives available to Crailar", writes Brett Matthews.
Superba acquired by weaving machinery giant
Mulhouse - French textile machinery builder Superba, which offers technology that can be used for the production of knitted artificial turf, has been acquired by Belgium's Van de Wiele.
Nylstar owner buys acrylic business
Blanes - Spanish investment group Praedium, the owner of Nylstar, the producer premium polyamide yarns and fabrics, has acquired 90 per cent of acrylic fibre manufacturer Montefibre Hispania SA.
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