Textiles news updates
Pilbloc and Amicor brands from the Acrylic Fibre Business of Aditya Birla Group will be promoted at India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2011. The event is being organized during 14th-27th Nov at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With more than 7500 exhibitors and over 1 million visitors attending the show, it More >
Handloom artisans belonging to the Northeast Indian State of Manipur have been asked to preserve the State’s legacy of making indigenous products with hands.
Inaugurating Gandhi Shilp Bazaar 2011 and a special Handloom Expo in imphal, Manipur Commerce and Industry Minister Y Erabot said the State is a home to More >
Canada Clairvest Group Inc, Clairvest Equity Partners IV Limited Partnership and Clairvest Equity Partners IV-A Limited Partnership announced
Clairvest Group Inc, Clairvest Equity Partners IV Limited Partnership and Clairvest Equity Partners IV-A Limited Partnership announced a combined US$8.6 million investment in Linen King LLC (Linen King).
l services company that provides commercial laundry services to the healthcare and hospitality industries. Clairvest’s portion of the investment is US$2.3 million.
“Our More >
Unifi Inc. released preliminary operating results for its first quarter ended September 25, 2011.
Net sales for the September quarter were $171 million, a decrease from $175 million, or 2 percent, from the September 2010 quarter. Net income for the September 2011 quarter was $286 thousand, a decrease from $10.2 More >
Pakistan Ministry of Textile Industry in Pakistan is facing severe resentment Trade bodies resent Pakistan Textile Ministry’s statement
The Ministry of Textile Industry in Pakistan is facing severe resentment for its statement that trade bodies in the country are prejudiced and have their vested interests.
In a joint statement, executive members of various trade bodies including All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA), Karachi More >
South Africa Prices of all long wool types surge wool market continued its upward trend at this week’s sale and the Cape Wools Merino indicator
The wool market continued its upward trend at this week’s sale and the Cape Wools Merino indicator gained 3.9% on last week to close at R104,03/kg (clean) – an increase of 13% on the opening sale.
Supply concerns appear to be a major driving force with supplies in the main More >
Evonik Industries purchased the hydrogen peroxide business of Kemira Chemicals Canada Inc. The transaction includes the production plant in Maitland (Ontario, Canada) and the customer portfolio. It also covers the employees at the site.
This makes Evonik one of the market leaders for hydrogen peroxide in North America (Canada and More >
China YIWU H&G 12th China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Hosiery, Knitting, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery
The 12th China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Hosiery, Knitting, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery (YIWU H&G 2011)– A Showcase of the World’s Best Hosiery-Cum-Seamless-Underwear Machinery, Parts and Accessories, will be held on 23-25 November 2011 at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Yiwu, Zhejiang, PR China. Riding on the success of previous editions, More >
Indian textile industry enjoys a comparative benefit in artificial fibres and synthetics over other nations and hence the Pakistani Government needs to ensure a protective measure in place before conferring India with the status of Most Favoured Nation (MFN), All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Mohsin Aziz said.
Mr. More >
India Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit organized a Half Day Seminar on ‘Innovation in Textile Processing’ – grand success
The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit organized a Half Day Seminar on “Innovation in Textile Processing” in Dombivli on October 13, 2011. The Chief Guest was Mr. S. Balaraju, Jt. Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
Mr. Rajesh Balakrishnan, Vice President, TAI, Mumbai Unit welcomed the Chief Guest More >
Australia Breeding the wool leaders of tomorrow Applications for the Australian Wool Innovation Breeding Leadership course for 2012
Applications for the Australian Wool Innovation Breeding Leadership course for 2012 are now open.
A woolgrower’s idea, the course was established in 2006 to develop the leadership and professional skills of young people involved in the wool industry.
Since then, over 60 people have completed the course and in doing so More >
UK 500 delegates from 37 countries descended on Liverpool, UK last week to participate in the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) ‘Moving Forward’ trade event
More than 500 delegates from 37 countries descended on Liverpool, UK last week to participate in the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) ‘Moving Forward’ trade event.
Marking the culmination of one of the busiest times in the year for the cotton trade, the two day event, hosted by ICA President, Mr More >
India Garden Silk Mills Q2 net profit declines Surat-based Garden Silk Mills Ltd., India’s premier fabric engineer, design maker and a leading polyester yarn manufacturer,
Garden Silk Mills Q2 net profit declinesSurat-based Garden Silk Mills Ltd., India’s premier fabric engineer, design maker and a leading polyester yarn manufacturer, has reported a decline in its net profit in second quarter (Q2) of the current financial year.
In the quarter ended September 30, 2011, the company’s net More >
India SRF starts phase I of Gummidipoondi project
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles achieved great success this year with 1,159 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. 41,018 buyers from 107 countries and regions visited the fair held from 29 – 31 August in Shanghai, a 13% increase in exhibitor and 6% increase in visitor numbers as well as 10% More >
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association(PCCA) announced at the cooperative’s 58th annual stockholders meeting record total net margins of $41.2 million from fiscal 2010-2011 operations. Further cash distributions to members totaling $36.3 million will bemade this month comprised of $19.5 million in cash dividends, $4.7 million in stock retirements, and $12.1 million More >
Following the US Senate’s passing of legislation to renew the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), Bangladeshi sleeping bags have got zero-duty access to the US market till 31st July 2013.
Until mid-September this year, the US Congress had not authorized the renewal of the GSP programme which expired in December More >
Pakistan Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association PCGA disagrees with Cotton Crop Assessment Committee cotton production estimates
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has voiced disagreement with the downwardly revision of cotton production estimates to 12.22 million bales by the Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC).
PCGA Chairman Amanullah Qureshi said cotton production for the current year would not be less than the earlier projection of 15 million bales. More >
The Fiber Society’s Spring 2012 Conference will take place May 23 through May 25 at the Empa facilities, St. Gallen Switzerland. Fiber Research for Tomorrow’s Applications is the conference theme. Submissions of original work related to the following areas, as well as other aspects on the frontier of fibers and More >
The water consumption ratio of Scotland’s textile industries is considerably high and hence there is much scope for the industry to pioneer in water conservation by adopting good water practices.
According to Business Stream, Scotland’s leading non-domestic water supplier, domestic textile production units can annually conserve over 127,000 litres of More >
Wrinkle-free technology for cotton fabrics has taken a giant leap forward with Clariant’s launch of high performance, sustainable and innovative Foam Eco Care finishing. The new foam application formula results in increased productivity, improved energy usage as well as improved abrasion resistance and fabric strength, and reduced chemical usage without More >
Siyaram Silk Mills Limited (Siyaram’s), the leading producer of blended fabrics in India, has reported a net profit of Rs. 170 million during the second quarter of current financial year, showing a year-on-year rise of 16.9 percent.
Owing to higher volumes and realization, especially in the yarn dyeing segment, the More >
India Cotton prices of cotton have risen in India owing to demand in both the export and domestic markets
In the last few days, the prices of cotton have risen in India owing to demand in both the export and domestic markets. Lower arrivals due to delay in monsoon and insufficient inventory with ginning mills have also contributed to increase in the price of cotton.
The price of Shankar-6 More >
The new established Wool Co in New Zealand has extended its deadline for raising capital to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International (WSI) to December 9 from the earlier October 28.
Extending the deadline, Wool Co, a joint venture between Wool Equities Ltd and Christchurch-based investment bank Ocean Partners, said More >
Singapore 1st November 2011, Mr Rohit Aggarwal will be appointed Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning Huntsman Textile Effects realigns global business model
With effect from 1st November 2011, Mr Rohit Aggarwal will be appointed Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning and Mr Kent Kvaal, as Vice President, Sales and Technical Resources. These new appointments will replace the current Strategic Business Units (SBUs) organizational structure for Apparels and Home Textiles (AHT) and Specialty More >
USA 23rd Annual Conference for Textile and Apparel Importers United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel
The United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) and the American Import Shippers Association, Inc. (AISA) will host the 23rd Annual Textile and Apparel Importer Trade and Transportation Conference on Tuesday, November 8th, in New York City.
This year, the conference will feature top Obama Administration officials, More >
Manduka, creator of high performance yoga gear and the #1 choice of yoga teachers worldwide, announced its partnership with Anusara Yoga founder John Friend to debut its first ever co-created line of yoga gear.
Going outside the 24″ industry standard width for yoga mats, the John Friend Collection by Manduka More >
Pakistan has downwardly revised its cotton production estimates this season to 12.22 million bales from the earlier projected 15 million bales.
At a meeting of the Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC) chaired by Shahid Rashid, Secretary Ministry of Textile Industry, it was assessed that 9.75 million bales of cotton would More >
The Noman Group, Monforts’ largest customer in Bangladesh and in 2010, the country’s largest exporter of garments, has invested in new Monforts technology to ensure that the group retains its premier position.
The Noman Group, one of the largest vertically integrated textiles producers in Bangladesh and in 2010 the country’s More >
Matress and bed linen specialist, Bekaert Textiles, has launched high-tech textile products under the name Medi Tiss.
The new range of textiles, designed specifically for the care and hospital sectors, includes smart mattress covers that can alert nursing staff when a patient leaves his bed or dependent.
The Senso Tiss mattress More >
As the 9th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks are underway in Lima, Peru, 30 Members of Congress sent a letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, urging the United States to adopt a new approach on apparel trade in order to seek a high-standard TPP agreement that More >
Syria Syrian government has underlined and stressed upon the strategic importance of the cotton crop in the country
The Syrian government has underlined and stressed upon the strategic importance of the cotton crop in the country.
While speaking at the annual cotton festival, the Minister of Agriculture said the government gave great importance to development of cotton farming in the country.
He said that the government would continue More >
Switzerlandworld leader in specialty chemicals, announced sales of CHF 1.865 billion unfavorable currency developments
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced sales of CHF 1.865 billion in the third quarter 2011, compared to CHF 1.709 billion in the previous year. This includes Süd-Chemie (SC) sales of CHF 356 million. In local currencies, sales growth amounted to 25%.
In Swiss francs, year-on-year sales were More >
The Indian Government has sanctioned 21 new Textiles Parks under the Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks with a project cost of Rs. 2100 crores to be implemented over a period of 36 months.
Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma as Chairman of the Project Approval Committee under More >
Australia momentum driving cotton research will not be lost as the cotton industry joins forces Cotton Australia
The momentum driving cotton research will not be lost as the cotton industry joins forces to plan a seamless transition following the closure of the Cotton Catchment Communities Co-operative Research Centre (Cotton CRC) next year.
A taskforce has been established bringing together Cotton Australia, The Cotton Research & Development Corporation More >