Dyeing, Finishing & Printing
CRAiLAR Technologies, which produces and markets CRAiLAR Flax fibre, plans to acquire a European fibre dyeing facility with more than thirty years of experience in the industry. The company is remaining tight lipped about which particular facility it is acquiring, saying only that it is located in one of Europe’s traditional flax growing areas.
Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals came to an end on 24 August, 2013, receiving a massive response from the industry, the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI) reports.
Taking place from 23-24 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa, the second edition of the show surpassed the organisers’ expectations, welcoming about 1200 visitors, including 850 intimate apparel manufacturers. The event was inaugurated by Goa Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar and was also attended by the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar, and National Secretary of BJP, Smt Arti Mehra.
Yusuf Dohadwala, CEO of IAAI commented: “IAAI has once again proved its commitment towards the industry’s growth. Galleria Intima has pushed many boundaries in its second round and has given the industry new scope. Over four billion rupees worth of business was transacted over these two days”.
A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a massive new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which occupies a 1500m2 area in a complete hall at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunities to undertake trials on Monforts dyeing and finishing machines under fully confidential, real production conditions.
The new ATC includes comprehensive test facilities, where dyeing and finishing trials can be performed with the customers own knitted, woven or nonwoven fabrics or technical textiles, under full working conditions.
The Ready-to-wear Winter 14/15 collection from the leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey focuses on functional comfort, elasticity, perfect fit and ease of care – qualities, brought together in the new Sensitive Fabrics concept TravelWear, dedicated to providing high performing fabrics on the move.
According to the company, its inspiration is focused on people’s needs while travelling, and on items of clothing that are always ready to wear on any occasion, crease-resistant and practical. Combining technology and creativity, Sensitive Fabrics used the versatility of its fabrics range to create jackets and trench coats, looks inspired by winter moods.
Gildan Activewear, a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, has announced its results for its third fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2013. Earnings were a record for a fiscal quarter, and were at the top end of the guidance range. Net earnings were US $115.8 million for the third fiscal quarter, compared with net earnings of US $78.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
According to the company, the growth in the net earnings was due to lower cotton costs, higher unit sales volumes, more favourable branded product-mix in Branded Apparel, increased supply chain and manufacturing efficiencies, and lower financial expenses, partially offset by lower net selling prices for Printwear.
Italy has recorded 12% overall growth in new orders for textile machinery for the second quarter of 2013, thanks to foreign markets (+14%) and a stable domestic market (-1%).
Karl Mayer complements its DSE-HH machine series with the new direct warping machine, designated the DSE 21/21 EC, well suited to the commodity business, addressing the elastane yarns production challenges, during warp preparation in particular.
The capacity of the high-stretch synthetic yarns to stretch by as much as 700% demands that they be processed without any friction points, if possible, to avoid the uncontrolled distortion, which results in uneven dyeings.
Designed to deal with these issues, DSE-HH direct warping machine, according to the company, has been proving itself exceptionally well, especially in premium applications, and has now been complemented by a mid-range version to expand the machine series.
The 8th edition of Première Vision São Paulo that took place from 10-11 at Expocenter Norte, accommodated 110 exhibitors from 14 countries and welcomed 6,162 designers, buyers, journalists and representatives of the textile‐fashion market of Latin America.
An international platform for fashion information and business expansion, Première Vision is an important event that is being held in France and in other countries with strong textile tradition, such as United States, China, and Russia. This was the first edition headed by Guglielmo Olearo, Première Vision International Exhibitions Director. “The core objective of Première Vision is to inspire the market. We want the creators to find their ideas and the suppliers they need to start their collections,” he explained.
Leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey’s new 3D Print, Eco-Print and Pre-Cut printing techniques, due to their benefits in terms of savings (cost, energy), add significant value to the Sensitive fabrics range for Autumn/Winter 2014-15.
This development of these innovative and creative techniques is supported by the ongoing research carried out by Eurojersey’s design department, the company’s technologically advanced manufacturing site in the warp-knit textiles sector, and its 100% compliance with environmental standards.
Interfilière Paris, the international showcase with a comprehensive range of fabrics, accessories and haberdashery for intimates and beachwear, in conjunction with Mode City saw a total of 26,384 visitors, celebrating wellbeing, the topic that dominated the three day show last weekend.
On an international level, the event was popular among US and Eastern European participants, particularly Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and the Baltic countries. However, the top visitor countries were France, UK, Italy, Germany, US, Hong Kong, Spain, China, Russia and Switzerland, a new entrant to the event.