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Indonesia a burgeoning market for German knitting machine builders

With German textile machinery exports to Indonesia increasing by 132% to ?120 million in 2012, more than 300 high-ranking technical experts and decision makers from the country?s textile industry have been hearing how the latest knitting machines and equipment from Mayer & Cie, Karl Mayer and Groz Beckert can continue to improve their businesses.

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Open-width efficiency from Monarch

Major investments in research and development programs by UK-based knitting machine builder Monarch and its Japanese business partner, Fukuhara have ensured that the company?s knitting machines incorporate the very latest technology. Emphasis has been placed on sustainable technology, energy saving and user-friendly features which ensure minimum downtime, maximum efficiency and, hence, maximum productivity.

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Liba honoured for 'multi-compact' warp knitted fabric

German warp knitting machine builder Liba Maschinenfabrik has been honoured by the Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Prizes for its new 'multi-compact' fabric.

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Lower cotton prices lift Hanesbrands

Despite slower sales, Hanesbrands has posted a substantial first-quarter profit, lifted by lower raw materiel costs and higher prices.

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Enhanced quality finish for terry towelling

One of South Africa?s leading warp knitters, which supplies a range of major retail groups and around 80% of the country?s hotels, has invested in new equipment aimed at guaranteeing the quality and reproducibility of its range of luxury, terry towelling products.

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Planet Textiles logo Planet Textiles date confirmed

This year's Planet Textiles Conference is to be held 22nd October 2013 in Shanghai. Jointly organised by Ecotextile News and Messe Frankfurt, Planet Textiles tackles the crucial issues of sustainability in the global textiles sector. Early-bird sponsorship opportunities and VIP packages are now available - for?enquiries?please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NEW ISSUE: sign up to see a sample of the contents of the most recent magazine.
Now six issues per year, the March April issue of Knitting Trade Journal includes the latest news, features and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries.

The March-April edition examines some of the latest developments from the circular knitting industry including a detailed look at the latest labour saving devices for knitting mill owners to invest in.

There are also several knitting mill profiles including visit to one of Columbia?s leading circular knitters as well as the reports from some of the most recent exhibitions such as ISPO, Expofil and Premiere Vision.

Also included is a feature exploring the latest innovations from the hosiery machine sector as well the latest industry news, exhibition news,? patents and more.

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Commercial launch for new Stoll flat knitting machine

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