The four trend proposals all Made in Italy from the designers at Eurojersey for the Summer 2015 Underwear and Lingerie collections are inspired by the natural elements: water, earth, air and fire.
The fabrics feature various patterns and colours that intertwine and merge into one another, created using EcoPrint printing technology.
Real reproductions, minute details and contrasts, effects and see-through designs are interpreted by Sensitive Plus, Sensitive Seric Plus, Sensitive Ultra Light, Sensitive Touch, Sensitive Sheer and Sensitive Classic fabrics, following the trends.
Australian Wool Innovation, the marketing organisation behind Australia’s wool growers, reports that for the first time in two decades Russian textiles interests have travelled directly to the country to source what is arguably the finest wool in the world. The return of Russian interests is thought to be significant given the large potential the former Russian states have for processing and consuming the natural fibre.
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has attended a high-level lunch organised by Walpole, the British Luxury association, where the action plan for implementation of the European strategy for fashion and high-end industries by 2020 was discussed.
The plan was presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani at the event, attended by key stakeholders and sectors of the fashion and high-end industries.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association will be adding a new legwear committee to its organization this month to help fill the void created by the dissolution of The Hosiery Association at after 100 plus years of operation.
With Christmas and New Year parties approaching, Invista, a leading integrated producer of polymers and fibres, believes that women up and down the country will want to look their best for the festive season.
A survey in support of Lycra Beauty Brand shapewear, conducted by the company, has revealed how unconfident UK women are with their appearance and figure.
Research shows that they spend nearly a third of a year not feeling comfortable with how they look, with more than half spending up to 90 minutes a day fretting, and 5% are spending more than four hours a day worrying about their appearance.
Nylstar, one of the leading suppliers of nylon 6.6, known for its Meryl yarns brand, has announced it will investment more than Euro 1.2 million to enable it to significantly increase its annual production capacity from 15,000 to 17,000 tons.
This year's meeting of the OEKO-TEX General Managers took place in Lucerne, at the heart of Europe and Switzerland on 14 and 15 November to mark the establishment of the OEKO-TEX Secretariat 20 years ago this year in Switzerland. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has worked towards the effective exclusion of harmful substances from products at all processing levels of the textiles sector since 1992.
The winter session of Interfilière Paris, the leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, will take place from 25-27 January in Paris, Porte de Versailles, exploring the dominating trends for Spring-Summer 2015.
Designed as a creative showcase for tomorrow’s trends, the show will bring together the entire intimates and beachwear industry in the same pavilion. A unique concept, the event is offering the sector’s professionals excellence in fabrics, the most sought-after accessories, know-how and inspiration.
Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), a leading knit fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has announced a number of significant investments and initiatives to add capacity, modernize its plant, substantially reduce energy costs and to expand regionally.
This week it was revealed in the national press that a UK company is in talks with Victoria’s Secret about 3D printing 10 million pairs of knickers a year for the US headquartered lingerie giant.
Lenzing Group, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, reports that it has achieved business results in line with expectations in the first three quarters of 2013 in spite of unfavourable market conditions. However, the company now plans to cut costs following record results over the past few years.
“The difficult market situation will continue in 2014 and possibly well into 2015. We will resolutely counteract this unfavourable situation and adjust our cost structures to the new circumstances as quickly as possible,” commented Peter Untersperger, Chief Executive Officer of Lenzing AG.
“Our aim must not only be to expand our quality leadership and innovative strength on a sustainable basis, but also to regain the cost leadership in our industry. We continue to see attractive growth potential for our products, but we are already preparing ourselves today as optimally as possible for the increasingly tough competition. Cost discipline and cash generation will be our targets over the coming years.”
According to the global business information company Textiles Intelligence, cellulosic fibre production is set to continue growing rapidly in the coming years. Faced with soaring raw cotton prices in 2011, many textile and apparel producers switched to man-made fibres or started to use a greater proportion of man-made fibres in blends. In its recently published latest edition of Textile Outlook International, the company reports:
The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the trade fair for the beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories, held from 5-7 November at Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, has closed with a 3% rise in visitors, validating the lively recovery of the European beachwear and underwear sectors.
The highest number of visitors were from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, while the most interesting performances in terms of an absolute rise in numbers, were from the United States, Russia and Turkey.
Leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie. has launched a number of new developments recently amongst which is the German company’s HPI (High Productive Interlock) version of its well proven D4-2.2 II machine. The machine is reported to be selling well in India and Turkey, with one buyer in India recently ordering 12 machines.
Première Vision Shanghai and Denim by Première Vision Asia confirmed their premium positions as more than 3,100 professionals came to Shanghaimart on 22-23 October to discover the offer of 70 exhibitors.
Première Vision events featured premium collections, exclusive trends and industry information, creating a unique business and network platform for the Asian fashion industry.
At Denim by Première Vision Asia, international and domestic denim makers presented top developments and excited designers with their cutting-edge collections. Première Vision Shanghai exhibitors displayed a strong and focused offer to the Asian market for the Fall-Winter 14/15 season.
Lingerie and Swimwear were the centre of attention during the two day trade shows and fashion events in Shanghai at Interfilière Shanghai and Shanghai Mode Lingerie.
The ninth edition attracted 7300 visitors from 60 countries, reaching a new milestone. Chinese and international industry specialists gathered to explore the latest collections of 269 Interfilière exhibitors and 41 lingerie and swimwear brands from Europe, Americas and Asia.
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced the winner of the Lycra Future Designers Award – part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony.
Lucy Gardner from the UK scooped the coveted prize at a glamorous event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 30 October. Competition included designs from across the globe, ranging from cycling garments, swimwear and lingerie.
Lucy said: “I am absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious prize. Lycra fibre is such a well-known brand across the world and the fibre is so versatile for designs, no matter what apparel you are incorporating the fibre in. I can’t wait to see my designs come to life and to work with Invista in getting the collection in front of buyers, designers, stores and consumers. This is one of the most exciting things that has happened to me!”
Overall orders of textile machinery for the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 7% compared to the previous quarter, ACIMIT reports.
ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli said: “The slowdown in the Chinese market is taking its toll abroad, whereas in Italy a general lack of confidence is hurting a recovery in investments.”
The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the international beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories fair, will take place from 5-7 November at Palais des Festivals and will feature the Summer 2015 collections presented by leading European companies. Buyers are expected to return in numbers to the Paris show.
The number of companies returning back to the fair is now growing. “There are more and more cases of large and medium companies in the beachwear and underwear sector, which have decided, following their negative or no longer economical experiences, to come back to purchase European fabrics, perhaps also manufacturing their garments in North Africa or Eastern European countries,” commented Marco Borioli, President of Maredimoda.
HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has reported double-digit earnings growth in the third quarter 2013. The company delivered strong profitability despite general retail weakness in the back-to-school selling period. Operating profit in the quarter ended 28 September, increased by 13% to $177 million, and net sales in the quarter decreased by 2% to $1.2 billion.
“We had a great quarter with record earnings and strong margins,” commented Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll. “Our brands are gaining share, our supply chain is generating savings, and our product innovations are creating value. Given our strong earnings momentum, we are raising our earnings guidance for both 2013 and 2014 despite a soft retail environment.”
For German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie., business has pretty much gone to plan over the past few years. The Albstadt headquartered company sold 860 machines in 2011, 1030 in 2012 and this year it expects to sell in excess of 1200 machines – steady growth which is impressive during a period of economic downturn – which also secures jobs in its Swabian Alb home town where today 285 people are employed, 35 more than 2 years ago.
Unifi has released preliminary results for the first quarter ended 29 September 2013 of its 2014 fiscal year.
Net income for the September 2013 quarter was $8.9 million, compared to net income of $2.3 million for the September 2012 quarter. This reflects gains from improved margins, lower net interest expenses and higher earnings from the company's unconsolidated equity affiliates.
Ramsay McDonald Group, textile agents in Australasia, is pleased to offer for sale a full and comprehensive range of knitting and dyeing production plant and equipment located at the New South Wales, Australia sites of Standard Knit Fabrics and Universal Dye Works.
Calzedonia, an Italian lingerie retailer, has expanded its production facilities in Sri Lanka, and increased its workforce to 12,000 from 9,000 with enhanced capacity.
Calzedonia, which owns several brands including Intimissimi and Tezenis, now has a network of 3,100 shops in Central and Eastern Europe and employs 9,000 people in Sri Lanka in a network of factories.
Its first factory Omega Line now employs 3,070 workers, and its second one, Sirio, started in 2002, now employs 2,233 people. Alpha Apparel, started in 2005, now has 2,035 workers, and Benji, started only four years ago employs 1,940 people.
Texworld USA, the apparel fabrics show in North America, has partnered with Manufacture NY, a fashion incubator for emerging designers. The partnership is expected to provide designers with an opportunity to source fabrics and speak with Manufacture NY about their products and services offered.
“Our goal is to be able to provide all the necessary resources for our attendees at Texworld USA. By partnering with Manufacture NY we will be able to provide our visitors with an interactive show floor and for our emerging designers, a premium resource on how to start their brand,” commented John P. Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
In view of ever shorter innovation cycles in the textiles and clothing industries, machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer says it finds that four years is quite a long time between the ITMA exhibitions in Europe, the leading trade fair for international textile machinery builders. This is the reason why the company decided to present its latest machine innovations halfway between ITMA 2011 in Barcelona and ITMA 2015 in Milan at an Open House exhibition at its German headquarters a few weeks ago.
Nilit, a manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be showcasing its Nilit Ecocare newly patented recycled nylon fibre at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show.
Intertextile, held annually in China, is the leading international trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories. This year the tradeshow will take place from 21-24 October in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, with a special focus on sustainability and recycling in the textile industry.
Warp and weft knitted fabrics producer Willy Hermann is said to be streets ahead of other manufacturers when it comes producing fine knitted fabrics. The long-established company was set up in 1934 and is currently being run by the third generation of the family, employing a workforce of 130 in two locations in Austria. The company’s headquarters are in Hard and it also has interests in a finishing company in Saxony, Germany to enable it to supply products of the highest quality.
HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel, has acquired Maidenform Brands for approximately $583 million.
Maidenform is a leading seller of bras, shapewear and panties under brands such as Maidenform, Flexees, Lilyette, Self Expressions and Sweet Nothings.
“Maidenform is a great company with strong brands and a rich tradition of innovation in intimate apparel,” commented Richard A. Noll, Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Maidenform business and brands are a perfect addition and complement to our core business and brands. This is an excellent use of our strong free cash flow to create value.”
Italian knitted fashion fabrics producer Piave Maitex to exhibit at the Mare i Moda – Intimo di Moda 2013 that will be held in Cannes from 5-7 November.
The show will feature a wide assortment of novelties, ranging from plain fabrics suggestions, to the printed Beachwear collection 2015 and the preview of the printed underwear Spring - Summer collection 2015.
Swiss yarn spinner Herman Bühler will be showcasing its new AirJet spun Swiss Tencel Micro yarns at the Filo yarn exhibition in Milan from 9-10 October. Made with Lenzing Micro Tencel fibres, the product is what the company calls “a high-tech yarn with low-tech appeal; because of its special fibre structure, the growth of bacteria is inhibited, and more fibres in the yarn cross-section means greater fineness.”
Premiere Vision September 17-19th opened in a market atmosphere becoming more positive as each trade fair opens, buoyed up by forecasters. This was reflected in general attitudes of the professional visitors there in greater numbers, always more sceptical, but nevertheless inspired by the current offer.
Most were interested in the level of ingenuity and technical expertise revealed in the colours, knits and blends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. There is still great interest in knit developments, helped by the Knitwear Solutions area and a focus on men’s knitwear, presenting new approaches in garment form, highly visible at the entrance of the show for the third time.
Gildan Activewear announced today that it is evaluating potential sites in the Southern United States for the construction of two additional yarn-spinning facilities, to support its projected sales growth and further reinforce its position as a global low cost manufacturer. Gildan says the facilities will be built with the most modern technology, which will help it continue to differentiate the product quality of its branded products. 700 new jobs are expected to be created.
Exports to EU countries from many of the world’s leading clothing exporting countries fell at rapid rates in 2012, reflecting continuing uncertain economic conditions in the region, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Trade and trade policy: the world’s leading clothing exporters and key markets.
Exports to countries in the Middle East, by contrast, grew strongly – as did exports to a number of countries in Asia and South America.
Leading cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is presenting ‘Natural Connection’, the new marketing concept developed especially for Tencel/cotton blends, at the textile trade fairs in Paris.
The two cellulose fibres, Tencel and cotton, are ideal partners, the company reports. According to Lenzing, they go together perfectly, both of the natural origin and with similar features such as good breathing properties.
“There are numerous opportunities to place Tencel in relevant products where the added value of a Tencel/cotton blend would be appreciated. The combination of both fibres gives luxury textile manufacturers and retailers the chance to stand out from mass-produced products by means of innovation and marketing,” Dieter Eichinger, Vice President of the Textile Fibres Business Unit, commented.
Gildan Activewear is one of only two North American companies to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods sector, the company reports. “We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to sustainability by our inclusion in this prestigious global index,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“All of our stakeholders can continue to have confidence that our vertical manufacturing and supply chain business model allow us to ensure that the Gildan family of branded products are manufactured in safe and responsible working conditions, which is now further reinforced by our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.”
Première Vision, aiming to showcase textile creativity and innovation, is now also seeking to show that responsibility is not incompatible with creativity and technical and technological progress.
Joined by a panel of textile and fashion industry professionals, experts in this new strategic issue, Première Vision is hosting a roundtable discussion dedicated to the theme of responsible textile creation.
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced the four finalists for the Lycra Future Designers Award, a part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony.
The finalists in this year’s edition of Lycra Future Designers include candidates from four different countries: Lucy Gardener from the UK, Patricia Clariza from the US, Hanna Lucatelli from Brazil, and Han Zhongshu from China.
Van de Velde, the producer of luxury lingerie, has reported a decrease in its consolidated turnover by 1.8% from EUR 98.7million for the first half 2013. On a comparable basis consolidated turnover fell by 2.5%.
The company’s net profit amounted EUR 19.7 million, which entails a fall of 12.7% compared with the same period last year (€22.6m).
The company expects better development in the second half of the year as it reports a very positive reception for the launch of its new bathing wear line within PrimaDonna.
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”.
Falke Ergonomic Sport System will expand its product range for the Spring/Summer 2014 season, following its dedication to focus on three fundamental ergonomic pre-requisites; anatomy, so garments are designed to fit men and women; climate control, to develop rapid moisture management, controlled redrying and optimum thermal insulation; and support, providing protection for athletes.
Huber has launched a new ‘Pure Ocean’ underwear collection featuring the innovative Tencel C fibre. The collection, made from Tencel, Tencel C and elastane, features shirts with short and long sleeves, Brasil slips, short and long pants.
First presented by Lenzing two years ago, Tencel C is a result of the company’s attempt to combine cosmetic properties with the well-known skin-sensory advantages of its Tencel fibre.
In first half of 2013 Lenzing has generated earnings in line with the company’s expectations, but considerably below the first half of 2012. Consolidated sales declined by 6.8% in the first half of 2013 to EUR 989.9 million. Furthermore, there was a loss of external sales of about EUR 42.5 million at the Paskov pulp plant.
EBITDA amounted to EUR 162.0 million, down 16.3% from the first half of 2012. The EBITDA margin was 16.4% in contrast to the prior year figure of 18.2%. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) in the first half-year totalled EUR 103 million, a decrease of 27%.
The disposal of the Business Unit Plastics by the Lenzing Group resulted in a cash inflow of EUR 61.7 million and a gain on disposal before taxes of EUR 25.9 million at the half-year reporting date.
Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has been announced as the headline sponsor of Moda Lingerie & Swimwear trade show for the fifth consecutive season. With a key focus on the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand, the team from Invista will be present at Moda, which will be held at Birmingham NEC from 11-13 August.
“We’re extremely proud to be sponsoring Moda once again, and as the UK's national show for the intimate apparel and swimwear industries we feel it is the perfect fit for Invista and the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand,” commented Michele Duncan, Invista’s Marketing Account Manager.
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.
Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan together with its U.S. subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc. will exhibit at the ENKVEGAS August 2013 leading womens wear show in Las Vegas this month. On display will be the latest collection of the “Isola Bella” brand of knitwear line, including the latest in seam-free Wholegarment knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics.
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%).
Pitti Filati is a great place for designers to see new yarns, however not many of us wonder where the fibres used by spinners come from. During the latest edition of the show, even Filmar decided to celebrate one of their greatest loves: cotton.
Unifi, a producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials, has released preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The company's reported net sales increased by 6.8% to $200.7 million, compared to net sales of $187.9 million for the same period last year.
Net income for the June 2013 quarter, however, resulted in $0.54 per share, compared to $0.56 per share for the June 2012 quarter, showing a decrease caused, according to the company, by lower earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and higher income tax expense.
According to ITMF, an international association for the world’s textile industries, global yarn production jumped in the first quarter of 2013 in comparison to the previous quarter as a result of higher output in Asia, North and South America.
HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has announced that it plans to acquire Maidenform Brands for $23.50 per share, a 30% premium to Maidenform’s average closing price over the past 30 days.
The transaction, valued at approximately $575 million, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013 and deliver full benefits within three years of more than $500 million in incremental annual sales and $65 million of free cash flow.
Knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer has incorporated a new working width into its tried-and-tested ML range of Multibar Lace machines, creating the right conditions for increasing the production output by as much as 50%.
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced 13 semi-finalists for the Lycra Future Designers Award, which is a part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony, in a reception co-hosted by singer and style innovator Kate Nash.
Shortlisted candidates in this year’s edition of the Award include candidates from seven different countries. Four UK participants Alison Vincent, Eva Lai, Irina Lazova and Lucy Gardner; Hanna Lucatelli from Brazil; Han Zhongshu, Chow Bohan and Shixuan Zhao, from China; Alejandra Perdomo and Daniela Larrea from Colombia; Himani Harish from India; Silvia Silvia from Singapore; and Patty Clariza, from the United States.
Another development from Karl Mayer in Jacquardtronic machines for efficiently producing lace for lingerie and apparel is the Multibar Jacquardtronic Lace models MJ 42/1B and MJ 59/1B.
According to the manufacturer, these new machines offer an exceptional price:performance ratio, having a low and average number of bars, and are therefore extremely attractive to lace producers all over the world.
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.
Première Vision, a leading organiser of trade shows for the fashion industry, and Eurovet, a leading organiser of trade shows for the lingerie/swimwear sector, have signed an agreement which will lead to the acquisition by Première Vision of the Eurovet fashion shows.
This action comprises the fashion manufacturing shows Fatex, Zoom by Fatex, and ‘Made in France’ by Fatex, as well as Tissu Premier and Collections, shows dedicated to fabrics and products positioned around the short term and updating. This represents a group of eight shows per year, organised in both Paris and Lille.
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.
HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel, has announced that Robert F. Moran, former chairman and chief executive officer of PetSmart, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
“We are delighted to have Bob join our board with his wealth of retail leadership experience and a strong finance background,” Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll said. “Bob’s successful international career and North American retail experience will be assets to our company.”
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.
Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers will present at Mode City, that will take place in Paris from 6-8 July, unveiling an extension of its Lycra Beauty fabric platform for shapewear, and also taking part in a number of industry-led conferences and roundtables to showcase its long-standing dedication to innovation in the lingerie and swimwear sector.
The company is working closely with aspirational brands and garment manufacturers across the globe to showcase the expansion of the Lycra Beauty fabric certification programme ‘The Science of Shaping’ utilising delicate lace and fabrics with natural/cellulosic fibres from innovative producers worldwide.
Sri Lanka-based MAS Fabrics will showcase its latest line of fabric and trim solutions for intimate apparel and swimwear products at Interfilière 2013, that takes place this weekend from 6-8 July, in Paris.
Given the complex construction of garments and the number of components essential in the manufacturing process, MAS Fabrics claims to present a unique value proposition with its one-stop-shop solution for requirements across lace, fabrics, elastics, moulded cups and accessories.
Stretchline, the leading narrow fabric manufacturer, has launched Fit-U a new quality of elastic where stretchability and power is engineered to suit the contours of the body, bringing a new dimension to comfort. Fit-U will be showcased at this weekend’s Interfilière trade fair for beachwear and lingerie in Paris.
Stretchline has developed a technology that produces elastic which exerts the right amount of pressure against the body offering superior comfort. With Fit-U, the wearer is said to enjoy a lot more comfort with a strap or waistband that feels great on the body.
The Fédération Française des Dentelles et Broderies will be showcasing the Dentelle de Calais lace during the next Mode City that will take place from 6 to 8 July, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.
The event, organised jointly with the Chambre Nationale des Détaillants en Lingerie, will feature great names in lace from Calais and Caudry exhibiting at Interfilière, such as Codentel, Desseilles Laces, Noyon Dentelle/Darquer and Solstiss.
This year’s Galleria Intima will be three times bigger than its previous edition last year, with more than 300 brands and industry leaders from the intimate apparel industry visiting the event that will run from 23-24 August, organised by the leading industry body, the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI). After successfully hosting 30 exhibitors last year, the event this year will feature over 80 brands showcasing their products.
Galleria Intima welcomes intimate apparel industry experts, leading manufacturers and suppliers as well as top lingerie brands at the event that will feature exclusive exhibits of fibres, fabrics, laces, embroideries, accessories, machinery, automated technology and packaging materials.
Eurojersey invites the visitors of Interfilière Paris to ‘Be Sensitive’ with the demonstration of its Sensitive Fabrics, focusing on all types of garments and accessories, as well as emphasising the technical performance of its fabrics through the art of contortionism.
A contortion artist will highlight the advantages offered by the new Sensitive Sculpt, the fabric dedicated to the figure.
The international trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics Interfilière will take place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailes, from 6-8 July. Eurojersey will be exhibiting their fabrics on 6 and 7 July.
The leading elastane manufacturer Hyosung plans to expand its production facility of creora brand spandex in Vietnam, targeting the growing demand of the Asian markets.
This follows the company’s expansion of its Turkish plant in Cerkezkoy, near Istanbul, completed last year as a part of its plans of placing production as close to the customers as possible.
Undergoing two expansion phases that will take place this August and November, the production facility of creora brand spandex in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai, Vietnam, will be designated for the Asian customers, while the factory in Turkey is targeting the European markets.
Twelve Turkish companies are showcasing at the summer edition of Texworld USA, that will take place from 16-18 July. Alongside the Uludag Textile Exporters Association, they will present their new fabrics in a fully booked exhibition hall at the Javits Convention Centre, New York City.
The Turkey Pavilion is said to add to the diversity of the trade show currently hosting 426 confirmed exhibitors from 17 countries and is sponsored by UTIB, the Uludag Textile Exporters Association based in Turkey.
Nilit, a leader in the production of nylon 6.6, has announced the launch of Nilit Black Diamond, its newest fashion fibre, at the upcoming Interfilière 2013 show in Paris, where the company will also present its BodyFashion Trendbook for Spring/Summer 2015.
Interfilière, the international trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics will take place in the Paris Expo, Port de Versailles, from 6-8 July 2013.
An Exclusive Creative Coaching Workshop is to be hosted by Carlin International, a France based trend forecasting company, at Galleria Intima 2013, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals, that will be held from 23-24 August at Goa.
A two day seminar focusing on the upcoming trends in the intimate apparel industry and brand building through design innovation will be conducted by David Landart, Asia Sales Director of Carlin International, and his team.
Interfilière, the international trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, has announced the theme for its Paris edition that will take place next month.
In partnership with the Fédération de la Maille & de la Lingerie, Interfilière Paris is showcasing exhibitors’ techniques and know-how through the prism of wellbeing – comfort and wellbeing, body-care and protection, softness, beauty and seduction.
Exactly half way between ITMA 2011 in Barcelona and ITMA 2015 in Milan, leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest machine developments during two open house event to be held simultaneously on 25th September 2013.
Intimate Apparel Association of India, IAAI, has announced that MAS Fabrics will participate at Galleria Intima 2013.
Sri-Lankan based MAS Fabrics, a vertically integrated powerhouse under MAS Holdings, offers extensive range of services from design to delivery, with comprehensive supply chain integrations to cater to a global clientele. MAS Fabrics is a venture by MAS Holdings, consisting of different backward integration ventures including Stretchline Elastics, Trischel, Texprint, Silueta, Prym Intimates and Noyon Laces.
Piave Maitex, an Italian knitted fashion fabrics manufacturer, will present its PM One, a new generation fabric based on Raschel cutting edge knitting technology, at Interfiliere, an international trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, in Paris on 6 July 2013.
Italian knitted fashion fabrics producer Piave Maitex launches its new lingerie printed collection Autumn - Winter 2014/2015, which it will first introduce at Interfiliere, an international trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, in Paris on 6 July 2013.
A decade ago, few leaders in the apparel industry would have predicted the high level of technical expertise, quality, and design sophistication we are seeing in China’s knitwear business. While opinion once held that Italian and British knitwear were unsurpassed, recession in the West and compressed supply chains have resulted in a more level playing field. Today we are seeing exciting new alliances and collaborations between Chinese spinners and their European counterparts, which will serve growing Asian markets as well as the West.
DyStar has announced that the inaugural winners of the annual CEO ‘Caring for the Future’ Award are its Wuxi Production Site, which executed the best sustainable production practices while continuing to deliver high value products and DyStar China’s sales offices and laboratory, which implemented several programs that have reduced their consumption of electricity and water, on a continuing basis.
Sustainability at DyStar is driven by the integration of sustainable practices into its daily operations and value chain. An annual award scheme linked to its Company-wide Sustainability Program, ‘Caring for the Future’, was introduced in 2011 to motivate all production site and offices to uphold this core brand value.
Leading Italian manufacturer of circular knitting machines for seamless garments, Santoni will be showcasing its latest machines and know-how at the upcoming Shanghaitex exhibition which runs from 10-13 June in Shanghai, China.
Groz-Beckert relaunched its website (www.groz-beckert.com ) on 1st May with a new fresh design and expanded content and functionality.
A world leader in fibres, Invista is coming back to visit a second edition of Galleria Intima, India’s only sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals that will run 23-24 August 2013.
Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials such as apparel fabrics, technical textiles and composite materials has announced the success of its early-adopter program for its Modaris 3D system.
Invista, owner of Lycra brand, is teaming up with the WGSN Global Fashion Awards to find the fashion industry’s newest design star. This year in its 5th edition, the Lycra Future Designers Awards’ winner will be announced at a glamorous awards event on 30 October at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
European textile and clothing companies are looking further afield for growth, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence called World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: the EU.
According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a new record was set for shipments of large diameter circular knitting machines.
Fifty gauge (E50) fabric makes a fine distinction when it comes to warp-knitted lingerie and sportswear fabrics. The finest warp-knitted fabric in the world produced on a machine fitted with 50 needles per inch, is the result of research work carried out by Karl Mayer and was available for viewing at the Interfilière trade fair for lingerie and swimwear in Hong Kong earlier this year.
Just days after launching its new online Looking for Wool sourcing guide, an online directory which will enable businesses to source wool and wool-rich products for both the apparel and interiors sector, The Woolmark Company has released five new introductory training manuals to assist in educating the retail and trade sectors about the benefits of Australian Merino wool.
German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has launched new versions of its HKS 3-M and HKS 3-S tricot machines with completely new features
IAF President Mr. Harry van Dalfsen has announced that IAF will launch an action plan on global responsibility. Speaking in the opening session of the Fashion Retail Summit in Mumbai celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), Mr. Van Dalfsen emphasized that the IAF is a truly global association representing both buyers and manufacturers and small and large companies.
Knitting machine manufacturers have historically been well represented at ShanghaiTex and Karl Mayer is no exception - the leading warp knitting machine manufacturer will be showcasing some of its latest innovations at the June show in Shanghai.
Karl Mayer’s longstanding managing partner, Fritz P. Mayer, will retire from the company on 30th June 2013 and from the 1st July 2013, he will represent the Mayer family on the Supervisory Board, together with Suzanne Forker. Mayer will be replaced by Arno Gärtner who joined the Management Board of Karl Mayer Holding on 1st March 2013.
Companies involved in the wool production pipeline are being invited to promote their wool-rich products in a new, free-of-charge initiative created by The Woolmark Company. The Looking for Wool sourcing guide is an online directory which will enable businesses to source wool and wool-rich products for both the apparel and interiors sector.
The International Textile Manufacturers Association’s (ITMF) State of Trade Report Q4/2012 reports that although there was a drop in global yarn output in Q4/2012, estimates for Q/2013 and Q2/2013 for global yarn and fabric production are positive.
First-class materials, perfect workmanship and flawless quality – these three features characterize the priorities of Bühler’s Germany based customer, Taubert Textil. As a specialist in the development and production of dimension-stabilizing knit fabrics for lingerie, Taubert utilizes Bühler’s SwissCotton Compact yarns on their high speed tricot machines with extremely high tensions.
Indorama Industries, a subsidiary of Indorama Corporation, is to double production of spandex yarn to meet the growing demand for the product in India, The Times of India reports. The company is to expand its Inviya spandex yarn production from 5000 tonnes per year to 10,000 tonnes by the end of 2014.
More than 300 technical experts and decision makers from the Indonesian textile industry met with almost 100 delegates from the German textile machinery industry and their agents at a two day conference in Jakarta on the 16th and 17th April, organised by Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association.
Algodonera del Valle is a vertically-integrated textiles operation with headquarters in Buenos Aires, which has developed into one of the largest textile companies in Argentina by continual investment in spinning, knitting and finishing, over the past few decades. The family-run enterprise is specialized in the manufacture of soft knitting yarns for the domestic market and a good cooperation with textile machinery manufacturer Rieter is an important component for its success.
The creative headquarters of leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey has combined international research and careful study with creativity to come up with its recommendations and suggestions, which focus on Italian-made quality, functionality and comfort of Sensitive Fabrics for use in Winter 14/15 lingerie.
This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in NC state was dead. It’s a full blown TV documentary which lasts 30 minutes but its well worth watching.
Branded apparel manufacturer HanesBrands has reported first-quarter 2013 net sales, operating profit and diluted earnings per share consistent with the high end of estimated preliminary results announced on 4thApril.
Eurojersey, the leading Italian warp knitter behind the innovative, patented Sensitive Fabrics concept, has launched a new fabric called Sensitive Sculpt, which it says offers innovative and exclusive functional qualities and numerous benefits for users.
The Source it procurement platform at Texprocess 2013 in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June offers a comprehensive overview of the world’s most important sourcing regions. For the first time this year, the focus of Source it is on national presentations with selected manufacturing companies and among the countries and regions represented will be Egypt, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South America and Vietnam.
According to Australian wool industry experts, the’ next-to-skin’ wool garment industry is set to be transformed by two ground-breaking new fabric testing devices available for commercial use through the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA). Used together the Wool ComfortMeter and Wool HandleMeter are said to allow manufacturers and retailers to produce and market vastly improved next-to-skin garments.
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers. You can read Part 1 at Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres – Part 1.
As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing fibres, Lenzing AG has agreed to sell 85% of its shareholding in plastics business (Lenzing Plastics GmbH) to an Austrian bidding consortium led by Invest AG, the investment company of the Raiffeisen Banking Group Upper Austria based in Linz.
Interfilière Hong Kong closed its doors for the 7th time on a positive note at the end of March, with a 5% increase in overseas visitors. For the 2013 show, the organiser, Eurovet, focused on bringing innovation and creativity to the show to inspire Asian and international designers and buyers. Eurovet says the show had a very high international attendance on day one which reaffirmed the importance of Hong Kong as a centre for intimates and swimwear.
Fountain Set (Holdings) Ltd, a global leader in the manufacture of circular knitted fabrics, has published its final results for the sixteen months ended 31 December 2012*, which show a loss of HK$324.2 million.
On 6, 7 and 8 July 2013, 300 exhibitors and nearly 11,500 visitors will come together at Interfilière Paris, which the organisers Eurovet describe as the only trade fair to attract the highest performing international textiles for intimates and beachwear.
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers.
The Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry, will take place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September 2013, where over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ‘Communicating the Future of Man-Made Fibers’.
Cesare Citterio, textiles entrepreneur and owner of Cifra SpA, a world leader in the field of seamlessly knitted garments, is a man on a mission – a warp knitting seamless mission - or as Citterio likes to call it a ‘WKS’ mission.
Friedel Dickmeiß and Jörg Alexander, Oerlikon Barmag
Statistics reveal that spinning line capacities are becoming increasingly large
The majority of recent installations for polyester have been spinning lines directly connected to a common reactor. Lines of this kind are economically prudent, although flexibility is very limited compared to extruder spinning lines. Here, additive injection and mixing systems can help regain this lost flexibility.
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be present at this summer’s Shanghaitex exhibition were it will exhibit along with its partner Terrot Hongkong Ltd from 10-13 June. The well established show is highly instrumental in promoting the upgrading and transformation of China’s textiles and clothing industry.
Lenzing has succeeded in achieving the second best business result in its history in the 2012 financial year in spite of difficult market conditions in its core fibre business. The Austrian company’s Annual Report published today says that this can be attributed to new record fibre sales volumes and good performance of its specialty Tencel fibre. Readers can download the full Lenzing Group Annual Report 2012 at the foot of this article.
Karl Mayer will be showing its latest warp knitting and warp preparation innovations at this summer’s Shanghaitex textile machinery exhibition which takes place from 10-13 June 2013 in Shanghai.
After years of experience, studies, continuous development and technical improvements in advanced polyester fibres, Advansa introduced its ‘Duoregulation’ fibre technology Advansa ThermoCool to the market in 2008 at Ispo BrandNew.
As far as Karl Mayer is concerned, Brazil belongs to a group of countries which offer great market potential – and this is the reason why the German textile machinery manufacturer is already making preparations for its participation in the country’s leading trade fair of the year - Tecnotêxtil.
The following interview with Gerald Rosner, CEO of warmX GmbH, conducted by Groz-Beckert and published in its e-newsletter, investigates the history, function, applications and technical challenges faced by the German flat knitter which is becoming a force in heatable garments.
Discarded fishing nets made from nylon 6 are to be recycled and made into socks, underwear and other textiles under a new European initiative involving business and conservation organisations.
Developer of spinning systems Rieter has released a new version of its air-jet spinning application for new raw materials and yarn count ranges. Rieter’s air-jet spun yarn Com4 jet, a member of the Com4 yarn family has been under a steady innovation process both in terms of machine design as well as textile technology research, since the launch of the air-jet spinning technology the system some years ago.
Leading cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has been selected by the Underfashion Club as a FEMMY 2013 Honoree in the Supplier category. Andreas Dorner, Lenzing’s Global Marketing Director for the Textile Fibers Group, accepted the award at the 2013 Femmy Gala in New York City this week.
At the 21st edition of Spinexpo Shanghai, a new Knitwear Pavilion is bringing together the best and the brightest of Asia’s new generation of knitwear producers. These young entrepreneurs defy old stereotypes with the latest equipment, dedication to design, and willingness to engage in an open exchange with their partner customers from traditional as well as new markets. It’s a new way of doing business, bringing fresh ideas to stimulate customer thinking, and resulting in differentiated product that reflects the trends yet is tailored to the needs of the customer.
Karl Mayer will be exhibiting at this year’s ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013, which takes place from 29 May-1 June in Istanbul. The world leader in warp knitting machinery and warp preparation units will have an ML 46 machine on its exhibition stand and will demonstrate the advantages of the latest generation electronic multibar Raschel machine.
50 gauge fabrics make a fine distinction when it comes to warp-knitted lingerie and sportswear fabrics. The finest warp-knitted fabric in the world is produced on a machine equipped with 50 needles per inch and is the result of research work carried out by
Janet Prescott reports from Paris
Gathering optimism evident since the first fabric and yarn shows was also present at Premiere Vision where there was an increase in exhibitors and where a colourful approach to design reinforced the mood of buyers looking for the new and attractive for SS 2014.
PVH Corp. announced earlier this week it has completed the acquisition of The Warnaco Group, Inc., which now makes it one of the largest global branded lifestyle apparel companies in the world. With a diversified portfolio of iconic brands led by Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as its heritage brands – Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Bass, Speedo, Olga and Warner’s, PVH has revenues of over $8 billion.
Lenzing is constructing a EUR 130 million jumbo Tencel production line at its plant in Lenzing, which will go into operation in 2014. The new plant will have a 64,000 tonnes per annum capacity.
Invista reports that it started production this week at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company’s polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company’s European fibre and plastic customers through its integrated supply chain.
Orders of Italian textile machinery are on the rise for both domestic and foreign markets, causing ACIMIT President Sandro Salmoiraghi to comment: “What’s needed now is to boost investments in capital goods and work together in foreign markets.”
Lenzing has released its Lenzing Color Trends Autumn-Winter 2014/2015. The 52 page image rich PDF version of Lenzing’s colour forecasts with Pantone TPX referenced colour palettes can be downloaded below.
The Board of Directors of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has announced a change of location for the upcoming 29th IAF World Fashion Convention. The convention will now be held in Shanghai, China, from 22 – 25 September 2013 and not in Nanjing as originally planned.
According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in Europe and North America was down.
The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge.
Outside was snow, on snow, on snow; inside Hall 1 of Paris’ Porte de Versailles some 26,373 designers, buyers, retailers, and decision makers gathered at the January 2013 Interfilière and Salon International de la Lingerie in search of new concepts in fabrics, technologies, and brand development. Indeed, the show’s ambience seemed particularly suited to the weather, with cozy igloos and fur throws, hostess’ costumes of winter white fleece capes and boots, and trend forums featuring shimmering, sparkling, iridescent innovations.
NatureWorks, supplier of biopolymers based Ingeo fibres, has announced that the company has located its first Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and has expanded its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel to enhance support of Ingeo customers throughout the region and to expand business.
Unifi has released preliminary operating results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 23, 2012. The Greensboro headquartered company reported net income of $2.4 million, compared to a net loss of $7.6 million, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended December 25, 2011. Net sales increased $5.0 million, or 3.0%, to $172 million for the December 2012 quarter, compared to net sales of $167 million for the December 2011 quarter.
Leading fibres and yarn show Expofil, part of the Première Vision Pluriel collection of shows, has announced a 17% increase in the number of participants for its forthcoming edition as compared to the February 2012 show.
On January 15 and 16, Première Vision Preview New York and Indigo New York started the year off strong at their fourth combined trade show. A surge of creative energy filled the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building as the world’s top mills and print design studios came together to showcase their innovative Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
After examining new research findings, Lycra brand owner Invista says it is introducing new quality standards for natural fibre based underwear.
A global cross-gender consumer study led by Strategic Insights surveyed 4,000 men and women. It yielded interesting statistics on customer preferences, revealing that consumers have high standards when purchasing underwear.
Sri Lankan new start knitted fabric maker Lumiere Textiles Ltd commenced production recently ahead of its official opening in May 2013. The $ 15 million Sri Lankan BOI (Board of Investment) approved company, which has an initial production capacity of 10,000 kg (around 40,000m) of circular knitted fabric a day, made its first fabric deliveries to customers in the past few weeks, which will go into underwear garments for a renowned international retailer.
WeConnectFashion (WCF) has been connecting fashion brands, retailers and service providers with each other and with marketplace intelligence since 1998, and now the brand has announced the launch of its innovative online Trend Shop.
Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced “a collaboration that is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile industry”.
The International OEKO-TEX Association has reported it is currently working on an optimised, independent certification system for environmentally friendly and socially responsible companies which will replace the current OEKO-TEX Standard 1000, launching this summer.
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a group representing more than 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits and nongovernmental organisations working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
The 2013 winter edition of Texworld USA, which kicks off this week (14 - 16 January) at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, features a new Turkey Pavilion hosting a number of Turkish knitters who are keen to increase their presence in the US market.
Leading Northern Italy based warp knitter Eurojersey has released its Sensitive Fabrics: Summer 2014 lingerie fabrics’ collection in preparation for the New Year’s European shows.
Well Link Consultants, organizers of SPINEXPO Shanghai and SPINEXPO New York have announced the dates of their 2013 shows.
Vietnam has set out an objective to become one of the top five textile and clothing manufacturing and exporting nations by 2020 while simultaneously fostering social improvements and environmental wellbeing, according to a new report - Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in Vietnam - by the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 502 million, out of which approximately 460 million in cash, equivalent to 6.3 times the estimated full year 2012 recurring EBITDA of those businesses. The divestment has been approved by the Boards of both companies. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2013.
Huntsman Textile Effects has launched two AEEA-free (amino-ethyl-ethanol-amine) alternatives for two of its key silicone softeners used in the manufacture of apparel and home textiles.
DyStar is planning to transfer textile chemical production from its plant in Hangzhou to a multi-purpose manufacturing site in Nanjing.
According to Karl Mayer, its JL 59/1 B Jacquardtronic Lace machine illustrates that versatility and speed do not necessarily have to be mutually exclusive. The all-round machine is based on the same concept as the JL 42/1 but its speed has been increased so that it now operates at speeds of up to 850rpm, an increase of 40% compared to similar jacquard raschel machines with conventional design.
A new course on the Karl Mayer ML 46 will be available as of January 2013 and the first series of courses in India was held in September 2012.
Lenzing’s lyocell cellulosic fibre Tencel turned 20 this week. Lenzing celebrated the anniversary by holding a commemorative ceremony and a customer symposium and here we look at the brand’s past, present and future.
Karl Mayer reports that the new EL drive system on the HKS 4-M EL tricot machine optimises the price:performance ratio. The company says the high-speed HKS 4 EL tricot machine is extremely efficient and highly flexible at the same time, which makes it perfect for meeting market requirements.
Delta Galil USA, the US based subsidiary of Delta Galil Industries, the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children, said today that it has agreed to acquire the trademarks of LittleMissMatched.
At this week’s India ITME 2012 Karl Mayer says it is presenting a machinery show of superlatives. In Hall 5, Stand P9/Q8 the German textile machinery manufacturer is showing an HKS 3-M machine of the 3rd generation and a FL 20/1 machine, each offering wide production possibilities for sari fabrics, a Wefttronic RS for the technical textiles sector and the new NOM automatic sectional warper for warp preparation. A machine range by which means Karl Mayer aims to meet the requirements of the currently booming Indian market.
Leading seamless circular knitting machine builder Santoni has reported strong sales of its machines into the sportswear sector especially for the production of merino wool based seamless garments. Sportswear manufacturers are mainly interested in the Italian company’s SM8 TR1 machine for single jersey garments with mesh effects – particularly in 24 gauge for zonal knitting or body mapping in natural fibres such as merino wool.
UK based Armadillo Merino reports that the Italian navy is set to order thousands of its British developed hi-tech garments, which give unprecedented next-to-skin protection and performance in action.
Efforts to manufacture sustainably have buoyed Sri Lanka’s textile and apparel exports in recent months, according to a new Textiles Intelligence report - Trade and trade policy: the EU clothing import market and its ten largest supplying countries.
According to a report on www.news.lk this morning, the official government news portal for Sri Lanka, MAS Holdings is expanding its manufacturing scope with an investment in automated knitting technologies, fully renovating a 200,000 square foot facility to accommodate the largest, automated knitting plant in the region. No technical details regarding the investment were revealed.
“Interfilière's reputation is beyond doubt,” says the show’s organiser Eurovet. “The trade show, a powerful ally for designers, collection managers, buyers, trend agencies and the intimates and beachwear industry, will bring them all together in Paris, the fashion capital on 19, 20 and 21 January 2013.”
Lenzing is repositioning its Lenzing Modal brand to reflect the new Modal production technology it now employs. The Austrian company says the slogan Makes the World a Softer Place will now be changed to ‘CO2 Neutral Softness by Edelweiss Technology’.
25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology can help the sector to cope with the tough competition from Asia and several German companies were able to close deals with Turkish customers during the events.
Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, organiser of the Yiwu exhibition for hosiery and knitting machinery, are urging visitors to pre-register online for this month’s event in order to avoid onsite queuing at the actual event. Visitors pre-registering online can also get a free copy of the show catalogue (while stock lasts). For more details and a full show update, please visit the official show website at www.yiwutex.com.
Yeşim Tekstil says it has once again demonstrated its sensitivity and responsibility for the environment by becoming a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in September. The leading eco-friendly Turkish knit goods manufacturer claims it has once again displayed exemplary behaviour by becoming a member of organisation.
Australia’s woolgrowers have voted to maintain the 2% levy on sales of Australian wool to fund research, development and marketing of the natural fibre.
For nearly 30 years, Interfilière has made its mark as the leader in the fabrics and accessories market for intimates and beachwear. Positioned as both a trend-setter and business platform, Interfilière, the organisers say, combines innovation, tradition and the most high-performance expertise.
The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its ‘State of Trade Report’ for Q2, 2012 which shows that global yarn output for the quarter was up and estimates for global yarn and fabric output in Q3/2012 are positive - the outlook for Q4/2012 is unchanged/positive. The following is the main body of the report – the full report with detailed statistics can be downloaded at the foot of this article.
Textured Jersey Ltd (TJL), a leading manufacturer of circular knitted fabrics, has demonstrated its operating excellence by doubling its net profits for the quarter ended 30 September 2012 (2Q FY2012/13), according to financial results released to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) this week.
Leading German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie will be focussing on highly productive machines both for the garment sector and for the growing elastic mattress tickings fabrics sector at India ITME 2012 in Mumbai next month.
Almost 1500 guests assembled in Wakayama, the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, for the Shima Seiki 50th Anniversary Celebration last week.
Approximately 750 guests and Shima Seiki representatives gathered at the company’s headquarters and at the city’s Big Whale arena on each of the 8th and 9th November to celebrate the historic occasion. In addition, almost 1350 employees celebrated their company’s 50th on Saturday 10th November at the same venue.
Invista is working with India’s Exim Knits to develop fabrics with Lycra fibre that possess the dual qualities of excellent recovery and enhanced elongation. Exim Knits Pvt. Ltd., which has stste of the art production facilities, is a manufacturer and exporter of knit, woven and organic cotton products which was established in India 21 years ago.
Teijin Limited has announced that Teijin (Thailand) Limited in the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate of Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province, which was flooded by torrential rainfall in October 2011 and then resumed partial operation in February this year, returned to full-scale production on October 31. All three Teijin Group polyester production facilities in Thailand affected by the flooding are again operating normally.
At this year’s India ITME 2012 to be held from 2nd to 7th December in Mumbai Karl Mayer will be presenting its most comprehensive machinery range ever displayed at ITME. The market leader invites the visitors to its booth to have a look at its innovative products in the sectors of warp knitting machines and warp preparation units.
Malaysian textile and clothing exports are set to double to an annual value of US$7.5 billion by 2020 after advancing strongly in 2011, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
A UK based company has launched a new website which matches buyers and sellers of surplus yarns. Cheshire based Yarn Harvester has launched the new site to promote its growing global business.
Lenzing successfully conducted a test run of its fifth production line at its Indonesian subsidiary PT South Pacific Viscose in October. With an additional nominal capacity of 80,000 tons of viscose fibres per annum, the annual total capacity of SPV will increase to 320,000 tons once Line 5 has been fully launched.
According to scientists at Germany’s Hohenstein Institute, in addition to modern sportswear, the market is increasingly demanding functional undergarments for the fashion and business sectors.
However, the researchers say, for these applications, fabrics with special properties are required which clearly differentiate them from sportswear. The Hohenstein says that these gaps in the market have now been closed by a current research project entitled (ZIM-Project KF2136724CJ2) which is investigating first-layer fabrics.
HanesBrands, a leading producer of branded basic apparel, has reported third-quarter net sales increased 3%, earnings per diluted share for continuing operations increased 31% to $1.11, and free cash flow totalled $287 million.
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot is heading for India in December where it will exhibit at INDIA ITME 2012, together with its partner Voltas Ltd. The Chemnitz based company will show its single jersey electronic jacquard SCC572 Open Width as well as the latest version of its I3P284-1 8 lock machine.
Italian boarding and packaging machine manufacturer Tinarelli aired its latest offering for the hosiery sector at last month’s FIMAST exhibition in Brescia. The Zola Predosa (Bologna) based company showed its C15 Hanger-packs packaging machine for knee-highs, leggings and tights to a fascinated audience and says it was delighted with the response it got.
Three Taiwanese industry organizations signed letters of intent with Japanese partners on Friday to pave the way for cooperation on technology, marketing and capital.
Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment).
Gerber Technology has announced the launch of a wide model version of its industry-leading GERBERcutter GTxL. This machine is designed to cut materials as wide as 2.2 meters (86 inches) and is said to be ideal for manufacturers of knitted fashion fabrics, technical textiles and furniture fabrics where wide materials are often used.
Nilit announced yesterday that it will be introducing its Nilit Breeze cooling yarn to Asian markets at the forthcoming Intertextile Shanghai 2012 tradeshow. Nilit Breeze, the Israeli company’s most recent innovation, is said to be a revolutionary nylon 6.6 fibre that has been proven to cool wearers by almost one degree Celsius in comparison to fabrics knitted with standard fibres.
Huntsman Textile Effects and the Netherlands’ DyeCoo Textile Systems are joining forces to develop and grow DyeCoo’s Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology with the aim of creating more sustainable products which will benefit the industry as a whole.
Monforts’ Klaus A. Heinrichs talks about his company’s participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence sustainability initiative.
Blue Competence is an initiative launched by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to demonstrate the know-how and experience of its members for sustainable solutions. Key points of the campaign are technologies and products that conserve raw materials, reduce emissions and sustainably improve the living conditions of people.
Now in its third year, The Campaign for Wool, of which HRH Prince of Wales is a patron, is being celebrated on an unprecedented global scale with more countries than ever before creating their own programme of activity to celebrate ‘Wool Week’ around the world – and knitting will play an important role.
Italian narrow fabrics machine manufacturer Comez, best known for its crochet machines, has been acquired by Swiss competitor Jakob Müller.
Karl Mayer has reported strong growth in India over the past 18 months and says it has up to 80% of the market and is still expanding its position. The German company says it has responded to the growing importance of the country by offering a “projected development of its supply of services, training programmes and new machine construction as well as an improved spare parts service”.
This article was written by Debra Cobb for our sister site Innovation in Textiles which has a technical textiles focus. However, the ‘fashion fabrics get technical’ message was so powerful and knits featured so heavily, that we thought we would publish it here too...
Exhibitors at this week’s hosiery machinery events in Brescia, Northern Italy seem satisfied so far with both the number and the quality of visitors. Brescia is host to a total of four events this week - FIMAST (International Textile Machinery and Accessories Trade Show), Santoni’s Open House, Lonati’s Open House and sock machine manufacturer Rumi’s private show all of which opened yesterday and close Saturday lunchtime.
The 20th session of Spinexpo is said to have ended in a positive climate of global satisfaction just before an enormous storm which turned the exhibition hall into multiple waterfalls. “We can only thank the Gods for planning this storm right after the closing time, escaping from a real flood during the show,” organisers exclaimed at the close of the show.
Brescia and its surrounding area has always been one of the most important manufacturing centres for hosiery and sock manufacturing machinery as well as home to many internationally renowned producers of socks and hosiery.
Fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 contrasted opulent surfaces and handles with compact density and functional technicity at the September 2012 edition of Première Vision Pluriel in Paris.
Visitor traffic was strong over the first two days of the fair, according to Phillipe Pasquet, CEO and editor-in-chief of Première Vision, calling the opening day “historic, ahead of expectations.” Exhibitors were also pleased with attendance at the fair; Bel Maille’s Stéphane Ziegler commented, “Traffic has been very good with our current customers. We were very happy to see several new customers, including more Americans.”
Lenzing presented its brand new Color and Black Modal fibres at last week’s Expofil and Texworld shows in Paris, the first time the new developments had been shown at international yarn and fabric trade shows.
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits. You can read Part 1 at Beyond Beauty: The Future of Cosmétotextiles.
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits.
Italian seamless garment manufacturer Cifra SpA has launched a brand new line of beauty and sports apparel called Doubleskin, which combines the Milan based company’s seamless warp knitting technology with Rhodia’s bioactive fibre Emana. Doubleskin is available from this week via a brand new website and online shop.
According to a recent set of reports by the business information company Textiles Intelligence, world clothing export growth in 2012 is predicted to be even slower in volume terms than the already modest 5% growth rate seen in 2011.
The UK government announced yesterday over £2 million worth of support for a new skills programme led by a consortium of employers and the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield that will improve the skills of people already working and develop the next generation of skilled talent for these industries. The partnership includes manufacturers from textiles, technical textiles, apparel and textile services sectors, trade associations and Creative Skillset.
Santoni has launched a great new video based on its seamless warp knitting technology in the run up to the FIMAST and Santoni Open House exhibitions which take place in Brescia later this month.
Karl Mayer will be exhibiting at India ITME 2012 in December with a highly qualified staff and four machines on a 500 square metre stand.
According to the leading Germany warp knitting machine builder, the machines on display are exactly adapted to the requirements of the Indian textile manufacturers.
Santoni, the leading producer of electronic circular knitting machines for seamless garment manufacture, will be showing a range of innovative seamless garments at this month’s FIMAST exhibition which takes place in its home town of Brescia, northern Italy, from 26-29 September.
Mr Zhang Jie, Chairman of the China Hi-Tech Group, visited A. Monforts Textilmaschinen in Mönchengladbach last month, to see for himself the latest addition to his group of companies with its worldwide activities.
Monforts, a world leader in the manufacture of textile finishing machinery including stenters, has launched new generation of vertically guided stenter chains called Hercules-V, following market requests, which complements the range of Monforts chains.
Brescia and its surrounding area has always been one of the most important manufacturing centres for hosiery and sock manufacturing machinery as well as home to many internationally renowned producers of socks and hosiery.
Karl Mayer exhibited at this year’s ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 exhibition in Shanghai from 12 to 16 June as a leading company in its sector and as a manufacturer who, with its clever, innovative solutions, always takes into account the needs of its customers.
The recent symposium on cosmétotextiles held at Interfilière Paris highlighted the growing success of these hybrid fabrics, as well as posing questions about their future.
A cosmetic textile is defined by the French Office for the Standardisation of Textile and Clothing Industries as “a textile article that contains a substance or a preparation that is intended to be released sustainably on to the different superficial parts of the human body, especially the skin, and which claim particular properties such as cleansing, perfume, change of appearance, protection, maintenance in good condition, or correction of body odours.”
Cashmere World organisers say the show is primed for a big and successful Hong Kong debut with many of the world’s most important cashmere producers and luxury brands invested in the exhibition.
Although China's textiles industry is experiencing challenges under the 12th Five Year Plan, the industry’s transformation and upgrading is ongoing and according to the organiser of the ‘Yiwu’ exhibitions, Adsale Exhibition Services, it is still showing healthy development.
The Santoni Group and parent company Lonati are busy planning ‘Open House’ exhibitions which will be held at the same time in September at the Santoni and Lonati headquarter sites in Brescia in northern Italy.
According to a new series of Textiles Intelligence reports, textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy, and the fact that the debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to hit business and consumer confidence.
Leading Italian knitting machine builder will be showcasing its latest technologies at Febratex 2012, one of the most important textiles exhibitions in South America next month.
The recent Interfilière show in Paris confirmed the importance of the cosmetic textiles or cosmetotextiles market for producers and marketers of next-to-skin knitted fabrics.
Interfilière organiser Eurovet, has published a seven page report on Cosmetotextiles (cosmetic textiles), which summarises a symposium held at the Paris show and which was jointly sponsored by Interfilière and La Federation de la Maille et de la Lingerie.
Karl Mayer’s attendance at ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012 in April this year could be described as being ‘a first’ in many respects. This was the first trade fair the company had exhibited at this year, it was the first time in a while that it was showing a machine actually operating and the innovations on show were also being exhibited for the first time in Turkey.
Wool’s credentials as a textile fibre that promotes health and wellbeing were presented by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress this week in Melbourne.
150 years ago, on 16th April 1862, Charles Terrot (1831-1903) and the businessman Wilhelm Stücklen founded the Terrot circular knitting machine factories in Germany.
This marked the beginnings of what is now Terrot GmbH and according to the company makes it the world’s oldest large diameter circular knitting machine manufacturer that is still in business.
As if current economic challenges weren’t enough to cast a pall over last weekend’s Interfilière and Mode City shows for the intimate apparel and swimwear trades, the November-like Parisian weather did its best to dampen spirits. But Interfilière’s mills and suppliers did much more than “keep calm and carry on.” They continue to invest and innovate at an extraordinary rate; with an emphasis on upgrading their fabrics with new fibres and technologies.
Clarion Events North America (Clarion) announced yesterday the launch of ExpoProducción, a new trade fair primarily for the apparel and sewn products manufacturing industry in Mexico and Central America.
The first commercial MicroModal Edelweiss products went on show at this weekend’s Interfilière in Paris when Swiss spinner Hermann Bühler AG showed a range of yarns made from Lenzing’s new eco fibre. Collaborating partner company Arula Textile Solution from Austria also showed a range of circular knitted fabrics which were made from the same yarns.
Visitors to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 are said to have greatly appreciated the commitment of the German textile machinery industry on the issue of sustainability. On occasion of the region’s leading textile machinery exhibition from 12th to 16th June in Shanghai, the VDMA Textile Machinery Association presented its sustainability initiative Blue Competence for the first time in the Asian market.
Leading Italian knitting and hosiery machine builder Santoni launched a number of new machines aimed at the Chinese market at last month’s ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai. Amongst the new exhibits from the Brescia, Northern Italy, headquartered company best known for its circular seamless knitting machines, were two new underwear and outerwear models which it is building at its own factory in China in order to meet the demand and price request of the market.
According to media reports, UK headquartered Quantum Clothing Group Ltd has been acquired by Japanese trading company Itochu. Quantum, which was created as a management buyout from Coats Viyella in 2000, employs around 5000 people worldwide and has factories producing hosiery and intimate apparel in Sri Lanka, India and Cambodia.
The Warnaco Group, Inc. today announced that it has been conducting a comprehensive business review of its European-based operations with the aim of better positioning the company for future growth and improved profitability.
Invista has announced that the first commercial fabrics with Lycra fibre W technology will be presented at this weekend’s Interfilière/Mode City show, six months after the technology’s introduction to the intimate apparel industry.
Karl Mayer has launched several new versions of its tried and tested and highly successful Jacquardtronic Lace machines and it is not only the working width and speed of the JL 65/1B that have been optimised.
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, which was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012, ended on a high note for the organisers with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors.
Italy’s RadiciGroup has introduced a low environmental impact version of its Radyarn polyester yarns. R-Radyarn is said to be a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles.
Hyosung will use next weekend’s Paris Mode City & Interfilière to celebrate 20 years of its creora spandex/elastane and to unveil its Creora 2014 Swim Trends with highclo elastane.
Following the successful completion of an environmental impact assessment, work has started on Lenzing’s new 67,000 tonnes per annum Tencel fibre production facility at Lenzing in Upper Austria. The build is expected to take two years.
Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group's polyester fibres business, announced today that it will participate in Interfilière Paris 2012, which will be held at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from July 7 to 9.
Creora by Hyosung, the world’s largest spandex/elastane producer will present a collection of new fabrics highlighting its 2014 trends for the Swimwear market at next weekend’s Interfilière/Paris Mode City.
YIWU, China’s top exhibition for hosiery and seamless knitting machinery is getting ready for another successful edition with many of the world’s top machine builders already confirming their attendance.
The 2013 edition of ShanghaiTex aims to pioneer the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry by bringing a full array of textile products, machinery and technology from China and all over the world under one roof.
The Teijin Group announced today that its three polyester fibre and textile subsidiaries, Teijin Fibers Limited, Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited and Thai Namsiri Intertex Co., Ltd., will participate in the Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok International Leather Fair 2011 (BIFF & BIL 2012).
Ten renowned U.S. mills have chosen to exhibit at Texworld USA, an important platform for apparel fabrics in North America, being held in New York in July. The mills represent the complete supply chain from spinner to knitter to full package garments, and are part of the Lenzing pavilion.
ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the theme chosen for the 2015 edition is ‘Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation’.
Italian circular knitting machine builder Pilotelli showed a number of innovations at last week’s ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai, which were said to be very well received by Chinese visitors to the company’s stand.
Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant, has announced that it has recently joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The company says the move is aligned with its long-term commitment to uphold sustainable practices in textiles and supports the SAC’s overall vision of addressing social and environmental challenges in the apparel and footwear industry.
A leading Indian warp knitter paid tribute to Groz-Beckert’s needle quality last week when it revealed it was running a group of raschel knitting machines using the original needles supplied with the machines when they were installed eleven years ago.
Hong Kong-listed Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd. (Fong’s) announced today that it has acquired a 100% stake in A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts) from German based company L. Possehl Co. & GmbH (Possehl).
“High standards and innovative ideas are certainly not limited to Western companies. That has been proven by South Korea’s Namyeung Group, which has specialized in the production of lingerie, underwear and shapewear since 1954.”
The third ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition kicked off here in Shanghai today at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The show has drawn a very strong response as textile machinery makers continue to leverage the established branding of ITMA ASIA and CITME to market their latest textile machinery and related technology.
Warp knitting machinery pioneer Karl Mayer will be exhibiting at next week’s ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai and says visitors to its stand in hall 5 will be treated to a first-class machine show.
Organisers of July’s Interfilière Paris say that whilst their aim is always to reflect the international market for the textiles industry, they have always worked hard to support innovation by encouraging the development of new technologies and the latest to catch their eye is cosmetic textiles.
Italian knitted fashion fabrics producer Piave Maitex is to launch its latest Fall-Winter 2013/14 range at a special preview in Italy on 28 June and then again to a worldwide audience at Interfilière Paris from 7 July 2012. As always the range includes a wide selection of new fashion and hi-tech fabrics and is completed by a brand new printed fabrics collection.
Nilit revealed its new trend concepts for bodywear and activewear for Spring-Summer 2014 yesterday, which will be published in its forthcoming biannual Bodyfashion Trendbook. This season’s fashion concepts will reflect bold and optimistic creativity, replacing the ‘play it safe’ industry attitude of the recent past.
Viyellatex Ltd is making savings on utilities such as water, gas and electricity as well as savings in dye stuffs and chemicals, following the installation of a new Thies iMaster H2O dyeing range.
The 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress will take place from 19 – 21 September 2012 in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, where over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet to discuss the future of the man-made fibres industry.
Leading Israeli Nylon 6.6 producer Nilit announced today that its innovative patent pending Nilit Breeze speciality yarn is available as a performance fibre for sportswear, hosiery, underwear, shapewear, socks, outerwear and workwear.
Around 1300 exhibitors from 28 countries are gearing up to showcase their latest technologies at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 as the countdown for the third combined show begins. All of the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery and equipment for the knitting industry will be exhibiting and a full list of exhibitors can be downloaded at the foot of this article.
Senol Sankaya, CEO of leading Turkish manufacturer of knitted goods, Yesim Tekstil, has been named as one of three speakers in the Supply Chain session of the 28th IAF World Apparel Convention to be held from 24-28 September 2012 in Oporto, Portugal.
Graphic, dimensional and chromatic effects play a big part in the ethereal offerings produced by the Eurojersey creative office for the Winter 2013/14 collection of Sensitive Fabrics for lingerie.
Speaking at the ‘Great Ideas in Cotton’ conference in Hong Kong recently, Cotton Incorporated and DuPont Industrial Biosciences presented the results of a collaborative project quantifying the effectiveness of bio based enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in cotton textiles preparation.
Last year, Karl Mayer made its HKS 2-3 E tricot machine available in a gauge of E 50 and by doing so, created the perfect tool for producing the finest stretch warp knits in the world. E 50 gauge fabrics are incredibly soft and supple and have a silky shimmer, making a promise to designers in search of completely new creations. A promise which can only be kept if the entire production process is in perfect harmony.
According to leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, warp-knitted spacer fabrics are functional, versatile materials, whose appearance is increasingly setting the scene in their various end-use sectors.
Karl Mayer says it is a textile machinery manufacturer which understands the market signs better than any other company in the sector, and reacts to the latest developments by constantly optimising its products. The HKS 3-M, it says is just one example of the company’s constant powers of innovation.
Leading German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is
busy making preparations with its employees and customers to celebrate its 75th year in business.
Each sector has its leader and Karl Mayer is certainly the
leader in the field of warp knitting. The company has been a real success story
and says this has been both unexpected and logical.
"When our company
took up the production of warp knitting machines in 1947, nobody could foresee
how much the production an
According to a report in the Daily Star, Bangladesh’s ministry of commerce is planning to start training workers new to the garment industries in order to build them into a skilled workforce as well as counselling them on the working environment of the industry’s many booming factories.
According to a report on the Scotsman.com website yesterday, Scotland’s textile manufacturers are now working together on the nationwide roll-out of an initiative aimed at encouraging more young people into the industry, following the successful launch of a modern apprenticeship scheme in the Scottish Borders region last year.
The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that estimates for Global Yarn and Fabric Output in Q1/2012 are negative but that the outlook for Q2/2012 is positive.
In cooperation with Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH, a developer and supplier of specialist bras, swimwear and breast prostheses, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute have developed a special bra for breast cancer patients. The new bra, which was developed under a publicly funded research project (AiF no. KF2136714HG0) can be worn during and directly after radiation therapy and takes into account the high sensitivity of the skin which often occurs during treatments as well as changes in breast volume.
After a sharp reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 and 2009, as a result of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009, deliveries of new textile machinery surged in 2010 and even stronger in 2011, in most cases to new record highs.
manufacturer of the Agion Active and Agion Lava brands of odour elimination
technology, has announced its partnership with leading Italian warp knitter Sitip
SpA, to offer odour control finishes on fabrics that will target performance
knit, swimwear and intimate apparel brands.
Sitip's new Point and Ritmo fabrics with Agion Active and
Agion Lava were on show at last week's Performance Days show where the partnership
announcement was made. Agion Active
Technologies (NAT) which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fibre made
from flax and other bast fibres, has entered a joint development agreement with
leading cellulosic manmade fibres producer Lenzing. The agreement calls for the
companies to evaluate the blending of CRAiLAR Flax fibres with Tencel (Lyocell)
and Lenzing Modal.
Lenzing's high-quality fibres are primarily used in the
textile industry in women's outerwear and sportswear, as we
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be
showing the latest versions of its single and double jersey jacquard machines
at the 3rd ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition which will be held at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 12 to 16 June.
At the close of space application, around 130,000 square
metres gross of exhibition space in 11 halls had been booked by leading
industry names from 30 economies and Terrot, as one of the leading circular
Sri Lanka's leading
producer of high quality circular knitted fabrics, Textured Jersey Lanka Plc
(TJL) reported last week that it intends to use part of the proceeds raised
through its Initial Public Offering (IPO) last year on the purchase of an
operating fabric mill. According to a report in The Nation, negotiations are
already underway with a fabric mill in South Asia.
According to the report, the knitted apparel exporter said in
a disclosure filed with the Colombo Stoc
The Italian textile
machinery industry is getting ready for the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition which
will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June where its focus will be on technologically
ITMA ASIA + CITME is the international textile machinery
trade show which is held every two years in China and once again the Italian exhibitors
contingent will be one of the largest. In fact, there will be 117 Italian textile
machinery manufacturers showcasing their latest
Italian circular knitting machine builder Orizio says it had
an unexpectedly successful exhibition in Turkey recently. The company's redesigned
MJMBF2, a single jersey striper with electronic individual needle selection
with 3 way technique, is said to have been well received at the Texpo Eurasia 2012,
which was held from 21 to 24 April in Istanbul.
Visitors are said to
have been positively impressed with the 30 inch diameter, 24 gauge MJMBF2 single
jersey electronic stripe
US and EU textile and clothing import prices rose sharply in 2011 reflecting hikes in raw material prices, according to the latest Textile Outlook International reports from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
In this third part of a three part feature on sustainability Sabine Anton-Katzenbach discusses how retailers, producers and importers have begun campaigning for working conditions that are socially sustainable, within the scope of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).
manufacturer Delta Galil is to acquire German underwear brand Schiesser in order
to advance its branded strategy and global diversification. The combined businesses
have net sales of approximately US$ 900 million.
Delta Galil Industries has signed a definitive agreement to
acquire Schiesser AG, the leading underwear manufacturer and marketer in Germany,
for a purchase price of Euros 68 million (approximately US$90 million).
The deal is expected
to expand D
Südwolle Group, a leading
producer in the field of worsted wool spinning has obtained Oeko-Tex
certification to ensure that its yarns are tested to be free from harmful
levels of more than 300 substances that are suspected of being dangerous to
Südwolle has earned Class I Oeko-Tex certification
indicating its yarns meet the most stringent requirements for products intended
for infant use as well as Class II certification for textiles and apparel. The
According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai is an excellent platform for German technology suppliers who will play a key role in the technological upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry.
Organisers of Interfilière have released details of exhibitors, trends and what designers and buyers can
expect from this July's show in Paris.
For its second edition, Interfilière Paris will be occupying
Pavilion 1 at Porte de Versailles, alongside Mode City from 7-9 July this year.
This is the third show of the year for the Interfilière brand, following
Interfilière Paris in January and Interfilière Hong Kong in March.
The world's leading
trade fair for intimates and
Leading Italian warp
knitter Eurojersey has introduced a new range of ‘intelligent' cosmetic
textiles under its patented Sensitive Fabrics brand.
The Sensitive A-more concept is described as a new textile technology which delivers beauty cream to
the wearer. It is said to help the skin by making it firmer and revitalizing it
by applying active ingredients both safely and accurately. A-More stands for
Act More because, Eurojersey says - "that is exactly what it does."
The current challenges in the economic climate do not seem to have adversely affected demand
for space at the third ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition and due to the overwhelming
response, the show owners say they have now booked the remaining available
space at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
The combined show
which will be held from 12 to 16 June 2012, is owned by CEMATEX and its Chinese
partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex),
"The metal floor
shines with the glory of science and technology, and the roar of the machine
shows the surge of industrial age. Under the simple appearance, the distinctive
circular knitting technology is trying to bring new concepts and ideas to
fairly mature textile industry of China."
These are the words that the Santoni Group uses to describe
its booth and high-tech machinery offer at the forthcoming ITMA Asia 2012,
which will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June. The
China's state owned
cotton trader Chinatex Corp is set to take over top circular knitted fabric
producer Fountain Set. Hong Kong based Fountain Set, formed in 1969 by the Ha
Chung-fong family, is reported to be selling 409 million new shares totalling
HK$511.3 million to Chinatex Corp, China's largest cotton trader.
According to a report in The Standard this morning each
share is being offered at HK$1.25, a 33% premium to its closing price on
Tuesday. After the sale of
materials (PCM) developer and marketer Outlast Technologies has been acquired
by Golden Equity Investments, (GEI), a Colorado private equity firm that
invests in operating businesses.
Outlast Technologies LLC, a privately held U.S. corporation,
is a leader in phase change materials and applications. The company's Outlast
technology is a heat management technology originally developed for NASA that
enables textile materials to absorb, store and release
knitting machine builder Terrot is celebrating its 150th anniversary by
launching a new look website - www.terrot.de which will extend the information available
on its products whilst making it more accessible.
"We did not only give the internet presentation a new face.
With the new clean design, updated company profile, detailed product
information as well as informative company announcements the new Terrot website
provides information now even more c
Returning from the
DGT 2012 show in Dhaka, warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer reports that Bangladesh
offers it lots of opportunity for success and that the show allowed it to really
make its presence felt in a country which is now one of the top producers of
textiles and garments.
With its wide range of products on offer, ranging from
brightly coloured swimwear through smooth intimate apparel to all-over
patterned clothing, Karl Mayer's stand is said to have attract
Lenzing has continued
on its dynamic growth path by posting record results for 2011. Despite a
significant weakening of the global fibre market in the second half of 2011,
Lenzing again achieved double-digit growth rates in sales and earnings, and
surpassed the threshold of EUR 2 billion in consolidated sales for the first
time in the company's history. Operating margins also improved from a 2010 high
and set a new record.
Consolidated sales in the 2011 reporting year ro
Retail demand in
several emerging markets will grow at double digit annual average rates in the
five years to 2016 according to a new report by Textiles Intelligence. The fastest growth will be in China and India, where demand
is set rise by an average of 16.9% per annum in each country. Double digit
growth is also forecast for Indonesia (13.3% per annum), Russia (12.0% per
annum), Saudi Arabia (11.7% per annum), Turkey (11.4% per annum), Peru (10.3%
per annum) and South Africa (1
circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie has reported that its
business is currently ‘overwhelmingly good' and says that although 2012 is not
being considered as a great year by other players in the market, it is in fact
having its best year since 2007 which was a boom year for European textile machine
Speaking to Knitting Industry this week, a delighted Sales
Director Wolfgang Mueller said that Mayer's order book was already tightly
Italian circular knitting machine builder Orizio has announced that its newly redesigned MJMBF2
30 inch diameter single jersey striper machine will be now available with new
Orizio Oritec electronic control system.
The redesigned MJMBF2, a single jersey striper with
electronic individual needle selection with 3 way technique, will be on show
for the first time at the forthcoming ITM 2012, which is being held from 21 to
24 April 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Customers will be
(Holdings) Limited a leading manufacturer of circular knitted fabrics, today
announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Maxy Rich
Investments Limited, to dispose of sale shares and sale loan in its textile
machinery subsidiary Jiangyin Jintian Machinery Limited (JYJT).
The total consideration for this disposal amounts to
RMB90,000,000. After deducting relevant costs, it is estimated that Fountain
Set will record a gain from the di
Services (DTS), the service division of the DyStar Group, has introduced its
Sustainable Textile Service Programs which aim to help brands, retailers and
their Industry partners reduce the impact of their products and processes on
the environment and optimize supply chain costs.
"Greenpeace raised global awareness of the environmental
issues of the textile supply chain with its recent Dirty Laundry reports, and
brands, retailers and their Industry partner
knitting machine builder Santoni and its sister company Lonati, the world's
leading hosiery machinery manufacturer, are heading to Moscow this month. The
two Brescia based companies will be exhibiting at technical textiles exhibition
Techtextil Russia and textile machinery show Inlegmash, which are taking place
at Moscow's Expocenter-Pavilion Forum from 12-14 March (booths FD90 and FD120).
We caught up with Santoni's Marketing Manager Patrick Silva,
Lycra fibre and
innovations from Invista are positioned to play a prominent role in the spring
and summer ready-to-wear fashions for 2013. Invista's apparel experts have
identified four focus areas for the next generation of ready-to-wear styles. A
diverse selection of Lycra fibre innovations are specifically prepared to meet
the performance demands of these anticipated developments.
Invista describes the focus areas and innovations as
Playing with the past
Debra Cobb reports
Fashion apparel is in a print cycle. The shops are full of
vibrant colours and patterns for Spring 2012, from graphic T's, swimwear and
floral dresses to boldly printed jeans, sweaters, jackets and blouses meant to
be mixed and matched with abandon; and printed fashions from designers such as
Mary Katmantzou and Peter Pilatti are hitting the Autumn/Winter 2012 runways.
Our current love affair with prints owes much to digital inkjet printing, a
technology which is changing the
The Textile Institute
(TI) together with its partner the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia, has announced that registration for the 2012 World
Conference is now open.
The conference will provide an opportunity for participants
to travel to the tropical equator line to experience Malaysian society and
observe the country as it moves towards building a high income society for
"Malaysia is a
country of contrasts. From its towering skyscrap
DyStar has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
with the objective of strengthening its commitment towards sustainability.
The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative for businesses
that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten
universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour,
environment and anti-corruption.
By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization,
can help ensure that markets, commerce, tec
Schoeller Textil AG has a new medical textiles business called Schoeller
Medical AG. The new subsidiary will focus on innovative healthcare projects and
has launched its first product line of incontinence products.
Schoeller says that holistic health is now a mega trend and it
is expanding its reach in response to the new demands and expansion
opportunities created. Spearheading the strategic expansion of the Swiss
company into the fast-growing health ma
The Switzerland based
International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State
of Trade Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The organisation
reports that global yarn and fabric production were up in Q3 and that estimates
for Q4 are also positive.
The report reads as follows:
"Output of global
yarn production increased in the 3rd quarter of 2011 as a result of higher
output in Asia - in particular China - and South America and in spite lower
Swiss cotton spinner Hermann
Bühler AG is celebrating 200 years in business at Expofil in Paris this week. The
Zurich canton based company, founded in 1812 was recently granted a licence
from Rieter for its ComforJet yarns technology, the yarn from which goes into
The rise of the textile industry in the 19th century was the
starting point of the industrial revolution and it also left its mark on Switzerland.
The country experienced a boom following the expor
Group has announced the launch of its brand new Catalyst I warp and weft knit seamless knitting development and
production centre in Montreal in March 2012.
The Montreal headquartered company will also open a new North
Carolina-based facility, Catalyst II, which will also focus on domestic
production and development. Both facilities will offer state of the art design centres
for on-site development, as well as the latest in seamless knitting
Korean fibre producer Hyosung has launched a new creora brand elastane with outstanding
dyeability in blends with nylon for hosiery, warp knits, circular knits and
wovens. New creora dyeable is said to
be engineered in a proprietary way to allow absorption of dyestuffs and the delivery
of superior colourfastness compared to regular elastane.
Fabrics made with creora
dyeable are also said to be heat settable and mouldable at lower
temperatures, have softer hand and are chlo
In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian
textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current
year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy's textile machinery sector show a
further increase in manufacturing production and exports, following a good
recovery in 2010 and a recession hit 2009.
The value of Italian textile machinery production for 2011
registered a 9% increase compared to 2010, from 2.4 to 2.6 billion Euros. A
DyStar has announced it has joined the Sustainable Apparel
Coalition (SAC), the collaborative venture established in 2011 by leading
apparel retailers, suppliers and manufacturers with participation from
academics and NGOs.
The main objective of the SAC is to develop an Apparel Index
which takes a full life-cycle view of an apparel product and identifies all
major social and environmental impacts along the production chain from cradle
Dyes and chemicals are
Despite a number of challenges, China's textile and clothing
industry is said to be set for further growth while its competitors suffer
declines as a result of cutbacks by retail buyers, according to a recent report
from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
According to the
report, although the Chinese textile industry faces rising costs, an ageing
population and, in some regions, labour shortages, it looks to have done
reasonably well in 201
In the face of economic uncertainty, the mills and suppliers for the intimate apparel industry
remain focused on innovation and partnerships which meet the needs of their
customers. The message came across loud and clear at Interfilière and the Salon
International de la Lingerie, held last weekend at Paris Porte de Versailles.
While visitor numbers from Asia were down, perhaps due to
the show's conflict
Karl Mayer is aiming to extend its contact in the Chinese
technical textiles market when it takes part in a series of VDMA organised
symposia across China in March.
The textile machinery section of the German Textile
Machinery and Equipment Association (VDMA) will present three symposia at
different locations in China between 5 and 9 March 2012 under the heading German Technology for the Chinese Technical
Textile Industry - Conference & Exhibition.
The VDMA has co
Invista reaffirmed its commitment and dedication to the
Intimate Apparel industry during a gala celebration at the Pavillon Cambon in
Paris, France, on 21 January when the company introduced its latest innovation
for longer-lasting whites and clearer, more brilliant fashion colours in
Intimate Apparel fabrics - Lycra fibre with W Technology.
More than 170 fabric and garment makers, brands and
retailers, and members of the press were on-site to discover Invista's latest
Leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear Interfilière Paris
has named Dogi International Fabrics as Designer of the Year 2012 in
recognition of its major impact in textile innovation.
Already a leader in second skin fabrics with a reputation
for fine and light fabrics offering excellent hand-feel and comfort, the
company has launched a sophisticated range specially suited to plus sizes and
shapewear, two key areas in the current intimates market.
In a sensational deal
announced today, two of the world's market leading manufacturers of knitted seamless
apparel are to collaborate to produce a new line of unique lingerie,
bodyshapers, posture garments and sportswear products based on seamless warp
Israel's Tefron Ltd, a leader in circular seamless garment
production and Italy's Cifra SpA, a design led pioneer in warp knitted seamless
production, announced today that they have signed
Creativity and innovation abounded as 210 of the world's
foremost mills and print design studios gathered on January 10 and 11. For the
third consecutive year, Première Vision Preview New York and Indigo New York
(formerly Direction by Indigo) held their combined trade shows, drawing
fashion's elite to New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building.
At this one-stop shopping event, which kicks off the Spring/Summer
2013 season, attendees could purchase the
Swiss spinner Hermann
Bühler AG has been granted a licence from Rieter for its ComforJet yarns
technology. The official ceremony granting the licence took place at ITMA in Barcelona
in September 2011 in the presence of numerous visitors. Reto Thom, Rieter's
Head of Sales, presented the certificate to Dr. Beat Denzler, Chairman of the
Board and Mr. Martin Kägi, CEO Hermann Bühler AG.
Winterthur-Sennhof headquartered Hermann Bühler produces
yarns for circular knittin
Karl Mayer says its customers
not only benefit from its high-tech machines - the company's know-how and
expertise can also give them the edge over their competitors.
Warp knitted fabric manufacturers can win leading market
positions and tap into new applications using efficient high-speed tricot
machines and raschel machines, and the opportunities offered by the Karl Mayer Academy
to learn more about them are available to textile manufacturers worl
Karl Mayer has
reorganised the set-up of its ML series of machines so that it can best support
those customers who operate in the fast-moving lace market with its extreme
"On the one hand, standard lace (Fig. 1) is one of the
essential ingredients in the successful repertoires of lingerie and clothing
manufacturers. On the other hand, these delicate fabrics are among those
textiles that are subject to the rapidly changing trends of the fashion wor
Lycra brand owner Invista has announced changes to its
global spandex business. In a statement this afternoon Invista Apparel
President Dave Trerotola announced changes to the global organisational
structure which the company says will foster innovation and enhance service.
Invista's spandex business has created a new western region
and eastern region to serve its global base of customers. The western region,
led by Max Wiesendanger, merges the company's Europe, Middle Eas
Sri Lanka's leading knitted apparel exporter Brandix has
paid tribute to the passion that gave birth to, and has sustained the textile
industry, in another informative calendar that continues the group tradition of
providing more than a simple guide to the days, weeks, and months of the year.
"Commencing with the European discovery in the 1350s of
cotton in India '..... ripening to reveal sleeping sheep....' the 2012 Brandix
calendar takes its users on a journey that re
Thirty jobs have been saved at a UK based knitwear
manufacturer after the company was bought from administrators. Historic
Manchester Hosiery, a 106 year old company based in Hinckley, Leicestershire has
been sold to a Hong Kong business which has pledged to keep manufacturing in
According to a Leicester Mercury report, administrators
Dains had been seeking a buyer for the Hinckley company since last May, after
it had faced financial difficulties. Manchester H
Delta Galil Industries has entered a licensing agreement
with Kenneth Cole to manufacture men's and women's underwear, loungewear and
hosiery under the Kenneth Cole New York and Kenneth Cole Reaction labels.
Kenneth Cole announced yesterday that the collection is to
be developed, produced and distributed by Delta Galil and will be launched in autumn
2012, with the balance to launch by
early 2013. The range will be distributed at Kenneth Cole New York retail
Market leader in the production of cellulose fibres Lenzing
is to exclusively produce the lyocell based specialty fibres Smartcel and
SeaCell which were developed by German company Smartfiber AG of Rudolstadt. The
two companies have been cooperating for some time and under the newly expanded
arrangement Lenzing will produce the fibres at the Lenzing site in Upper
In 2007, Lenzing granted Smartfiber a license for the pilot
production of new types of lyocell spec
This light and airy,
lace-look lingerie fabric is the result of the latest upgrade made to Karl
Mayer's RSJ 4/1 machine. (click image to enlarge)
"Christmas is the time for snug hats, cosy gloves and warm
coats - yet you would be surprised at the beautiful, seductive textile hidden
under all this arctic clothing. When the wraps are off, something unexpected
may be revealed - as the example illustrated here shows," says Karl Mayer.
This festive lingerie
By developing these functional
3D briefs, Karl Mayer says it is getting the bodies of fashion-conscious women
into shape, as well as modernising the production of stylish shapewear.
The discreetly patterned briefs are produced so that they
are almost ready-to-wear on a DJ machine - type DJ 6/2 EL. According to Karl
Mayer, the only thing that remains to be done is to cut out the semi-finished
article, fold it vertically, close the inner leg seam and finally turn the
Karl Mayer reports
that the recent ITMA 2011 in Barcelona was a complete success and the best ever
ITMA since the company first participated. The leading German machine builder
says that the crowds flocked to its stand as soon as the exhibition opened.
A striking textile
roof structure in an umbrella like arrangement dominated the two-tier stand and
created an airy and relaxed atmosphere. The textile canopy was of course made
from warp knitted fabric produced on a HKS 3-M machine
A regular on the Institute's calendar, the annual Textile
Institute Parliamentary Lunch has risen to be one of the highlights of the
year. Hosted by Lord Simon Haskel and held in the Cholmondeley Room at the
House of Lords, London, UK, the event is an opportunity to experience a little
piece of the pomp and ceremony associated with one of the UK's greatest
institutions, its government.
Filled to capacity, over 120 people from around the world
gathered to listen to th
Bangladesh's knitted garments manufacturers targeting the
lucrative Japanese market are to take part in the sixth Knitwear Exposition
(KNITEXPO 2012) which will take place in Tokyo from 25-27 January 2012.
The sixth such exposition, KNITEXPO 2012 is being organised
by the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA) in
an attempt to expand the market for Bangladeshi knitwear and knitted goods that
has recently opened up in Japan.
In a news release
Invista has announced it will launch ‘a cutting-edge
advancement' in Lycra fibre technology in Paris in January. The innovation,
called Lycra fibre with W Technology, is designed to offer the European fabric
industry a new level of performance in an elastane fibre for intimate apparel,
offering improved whiteness retention, uniformity and brilliant colour clarity
for fabrics and garments.
Invista says that for the intimate apparel industry, the technology
Huntsman Textile Effects (TE) and Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings
recently held a joint seminar that aims to address the tough challenges the
textiles industry is facing in meeting stricter regulations that govern both sustainable
and environmental business practice.
Besides advocating and encouraging greater economic and environmental
sustainability, the ‘Partnership Towards Sustainability' seminar held on 18
November at Taj Samudra, Colombo, also focused on partnership
Aquafil, a leading producer of Nylon 6 yarns and Carvico a leading
manufacturer of warp-knitted stretch fabrics, have formed a joint venture
company XLAnce Fibre Italia which will manufacture and market the XLA
polyolefin stretch fibre.
XLAnce Fibre Italia has completed a transaction with The Dow
Chemical Company and its affiliates (Dow) to purchase the trademarks associated
with XLA polyolefin based stretch fibre and to acquire an exclusive license
under the related inte
Groz-Beckert has launched
a new app for for the iPad called myGrozBeckert for knitters, which the German
company says is a simple and comfortable way to access comprehensive
information on everything to do with Groz-Beckert.
The myGrozBeckert app aims to give users access to technical
information and will also allow them to benefit from the company's smart
calculation aids. Groz-Beckert says it will also allow users to stay completely
up to date with its product movies
Première Vision S.A., holder of a 49% stake in ModAmont SAS
since 2007, has just taken full control on Friday 2 December of the company
that organises the ModAmont show specializing in fashion accessories and
components, by purchasing the 51% stake held by Tarsus France SAS.
ModAmont has been fully integrated from the start in
Première Vision Pluriel, a group of trade shows targeting fashion professionals
that is held twice a year, in February and September, in Paris-No
Despite the current global economic slowdown, the world's leading
textile machinery manufacturers are said to be still strongly attracted to the prospects
offered by China, the world's largest textile producer. This can be seen from
the overwhelming response received by the combined textile machinery show, ITMA
ASIA + CITME 2012, which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo
Centre from 12 to 16 June 2012, organisers say.
At the close of space application,
Experience Makes the
Difference' - was the slogan under which German circular knitting machine
builder Terrot presented its latest machinery range at the 16th ITMA,
the world's leading textile machinery exhibition Barcelona, Spain in September.
ITMA 2011 featured exhibits from the entire textile and garment
making value-chain spread over 200,000 square metres of total exhibition space
and Terrot says it enjoyed a very successful exhibition.
"ITMA 2011 has
Leading producer of
seamless apparel for intimates and sportswear Tefron has announced very positive
financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
The Israeli headquartered company's sales in the third quarter of 2011 totalled
$30.1 million, a 67.4% increase compared with sales of $18.0 million in the
third quarter of 2010. Most notably, however, the company recorded an increase
of 75% in sales of seamless apparel, compared with same quarter last year with
most of the
Riedel Textil is expanding its range to include two new
functional first layer knit and apparel concepts for all season high
performance. The German company offers both performance knits and seamless
knitwear to respond to the needs of today's sportswear brands from fabric
concept to finished garment.
Summer Action is Riedel Textil's new range of knits for
functional first layer apparel. The company combines two high performance fibres
Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, a global leader in the
manufacture of circular knitted fabrics has announced that its subsidiary
Dongguan Shatin Lake Side Textiles Printing & Dyeing Co., Ltd. (Lake Side) has
been awarded a Gold Label in the WWF Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP)
from WWF Hong Kong, a branch of WWF, the leading global conservation
The WWF Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) aims at
reducing carbon emissions generated by
The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)
has published its State of Trade Report for the second quarter of 2011. Year on
year global fabric production was down for the quarter and although estimates
for both yarn and fabric production are negative for the third quarter, the
outlook for the fourth quarter is positive in both cases.
The ITMF reports as follows:
"Only as a result of
higher output in Asia in general and China in particular global yarn pr
16 November 2011, Shanghai The 16th edition of Première Vision China took place from
20-21 October at the Shanghai International Convention Center in the heart of
Pudong. The club-like show offers two days for business exchanges and meetings
between top textile companies and the best of Chinese fashion professionals.
According to the organisers, for this edition dedicated to
the autumn winter 12/13 season, the event presented a significantly enriched
offer with 60 participants (+ 40%) coming f
Karl Mayer has developed seamless ‘shapewear' panties on its
DJ series double needle bar raschel machines which it says helps sculpt and
shape the wearers body. The DJ series has been equipped with the German company's
Positive Patternbeam Drive (PPD) to enable smooth production of the new product
"Today's woman is extremely discerning - especially when it
comes to her appearance. She has no desire to lead the same miserable existence
as the stick-thin mod
Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has
revealed details of its recent collaboration with fellow German finishing
machine builder Brückner Textile Technologies in the area of the continuous
finishing of seamless warp knitted garments.
Karl Mayer explains
the fruitful collaboration in depth
"Today's fashions are stylish and comfortable, and change
faster than they have ever done before. Manufacturers along the entire
production chain react to these dy
Lenzing has announced that it's Tencel and Lenzing FR fibres
have been certified as 100% Biobased by the US Department of Agriculture
The Biobased certification is part of the BioPreferred program which
encourages government agencies and contractors to purchase products that are
biobased or made from significant amounts of biobased materials. The purpose of the BioPreferred program is to increase the
US government's use of environmentally-friendly products
Following several quarters of sustained recovery since the
lows recorded during the 2008-2009 period, Italy's textile machinery sector is
now seeing a downturn in orders.
According to an economic survey carried out by the Italian
machine builders association ACIMIT, the downturn already evident in the second
quarter of 2011, was confirmed during the summer July to September period.
ACIMIT says the overall index* of orders for the year's
third quarter shows a 45% decrease c
ITMA 2011 Barcelona was a successful and rewarding event for
DyStar, which shared its sustainable textile processing knowledge, products and
solutions with its guests and visitors as well as attendees of the Sustainable
Textile Leadership Roundtable (STLR) and Textile Dyestuff & Chemical
Leaders Forum (TDCL).
Representing DyStar as one of the panellists at the STLR,
John Easton, Ecology Solutions Manager, commented:
"I think the one big idea
that come out
Specialty chemicals company Clariant today officially
inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore.
Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant
is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile application technology
lab to Singapore.
The lab will be the main application development facility for
all new products developed globally by Clariant's Textile Ch
Lejaby, the insolvent French lingerie manufacturing brand has
been put into judicial administration by a Lyon court for a period of six
months, to allow the company to continue to trade while it restructures its
business and prepares a recovery plan.
According to a Just-Style.com report, Lejaby's debts to its
suppliers will be frozen while workers' salaries will be paid through insurance
protection, under the terms of
According to the VDMA, German exhibitors at ITMA drew very positive conclusions from September's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona.
83% of exhibiting VDMA members assessed their overall experience of the fair as good to very good. 91% said the quality of visitors was good to excellent and a survey of the German exhibitors, 134 of whom responded, showed that more than two thirds of the participants had already closed deals before the e
A unique collaboration between five of Europe's biggest players in knitted textiles has resulted in the creation of the finest ever jersey fabric in 80 gauge. The collaborators say the unique ultra-fine lightweight fabric is the result of an extraordinary mix of technology, research, innovation, commitment, passion and excellence in quality.
Leading Italian circular knits producer Jersey Lomellina and circular knitt
Karl Mayer Malimo has joined the VDMA's Blue Competence sustainability initiative, which aims to be a platform for sound factual information on the textile engineering sector. The initiative, which is particularly concerned with sustainability, energy efficiency and the conservation of resources, champions the textile engineering sector as the problem solver for the current and future demands of society.
More than 2
Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, says there is currently a high demand in the clothing and lingerie sectors for delicate, sheer, elastic knitted fabrics. The German company says these exceptionally pliable fabrics enable completely new designs to be created, offer haptic characteristics that have never been achieved before, and promise continuing lucrative business - a trend that has encouraged warp and
Raschel lace machine manufacturer Karl Mayer is to participate in a specialist conference on machine produced lace in Plauen in the Vogtland region of Germany on 27 October 2011.
"For more than 150 years the Vogtland area has been an important centre for machine-produced embroidery. In addition woven and knitted goods have put their stamp on the frontier area of the three German Bundesländer Bavaria, Saxony and Thu
According to Karl Mayer, frogs are not the only creatures to be enchanted by the seductive bra shown here.
"This seductive lingerie is a real eye-catcher and features a lace band patterned with an attractive floral design in the art-deco style. The large floral motifs are clearly defined and feature a thick, hatched border and a raised pattern. The filled-in areas of the beautiful sepals are also particularly att
CIRFS, the Brussels based European Man‐made Fibres Association has published its latest statistical report on developments in the global man‐made fibres industry. The report, ‘Information on Man‐made Fibres' is the 47th edition of this valuable summary of the dynamic and growing man-made fibres industry.
It brings together data on the production of acrylic, cellulosic, polyamide, polyester, polypropylene, wool and cotto
The international textile and garment machinery industry converged for the 16th edition of ITMA, the world's most established textile and garment machinery technology exhibition in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 29 September 2011.
According to the organisers, over 100,000 visitors from 138 countries registered for the eight-day event held at Fira de Barcelona Gran Via fairgrounds. Just over 90% of visitors came from
Karl Mayer has launched an ultra fine 50 gauge (E50) version of it its well established tricot warp knitting machine here at ITMA. The HKS 2-3E is said to produce "the finest warp knitted fabric on the planet."
The 50 gaugePolyamide/Lycra fabric being produced on the HKS 2-3E at the show had beautiful drape and handle properties which were evocative of Belgian company Liebaert's Nanostitch fabrics which appear in rec
Innovation is the key theme for Clariant at ITMA 2011 and one of the most important developments being presented by the global textile solutions provider is Quiospheres, a high strength, high performance effect in cosmetotextiles that is said to generate wellness and well-being to the consumer through state of the art cosmetic microencapsulation that can be applied to any fabric.
Clariant says its high-tech t
As ITMA opens here today, Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association has announced the launch of a new internet portal for the global textiles industry www.machines-for-textiles.com . The machine builders association says the portal will be a useful tool for textile manufacturers who want to get quick and easy access to information on German technology.
Who produces machines for tailored fibre placement? Who offers machin
Hyosung, the largest spandex/elastane producer in the world, has started production of creora spandex in its newest plant located in Araquari in the Santa Catarina region of Brazil.
Hyosung has creora spandex plants in South Korea, China (3 plants), Turkey and Vietnam, opening the factories in Turkey and Vietnam in 2008, with the Brazil plant officially opening this month.
"We are excited to begin production in ou
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, will be presenting its brands and innovations at the 16th edition of ITMA which opened here today.In addition, the company will be one of the key sponsors of the Textile Sustainability Leaders Roundtable, and ITMA's opening celebration gala dinner.
For the first time in its 60 years of existence, ITMA has opened its exhibition to the fibre and yarn sector. Invi
There are historic reasons for the location of the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC) which drew 740 attendees from 30 countries to celebrate its 50th anniversary last week (September 14-16).
The first of these meetings was opened on July 16 1962 by Rudolf Seidl, then-chief of Lenzing AG - the Austrian company which half a century on sees its fortunes boosted by a renewed global demand for cellulosic fibres and is still very actively involved in the annu
German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie is to launch a revolutionary concept in textile machinery which combines circular knitting and spinning in a single machine.
The brand new Spinit machine has been under development at the company's headquarters in Albstadt for a number of years and will be shown at ITMA in Barcelona which kicks off next Wednesday.
The Albstadt company which is
UK based Warmwear Ltd, which makes thermal clothing for some of the country's major retailers including Next, Shop Direct and BHS, has secured £1m in funding from GE Capital for business expansion.
The thermal knits industry has been in decline in the UK for several years, but Warmwear's managing director, Fiona Smith, is said to be confident that her company will be able to thrive by tapping into the local skills
Lenzing has announced it has successfully completed its capacity expansion drive initiated three years ago at its fibre production facility located in Heiligenkreuz in the Burgenland region of Austria.
Production capacity of the cellulose fibre Tencel has been increased incrementally by 25,000 tons to today's 60,000 tons. A total of Euros 60 million has been invested at the Heiligenkreuz site and the total number of e
The Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière Paris, leading trade shows in the intimates sector and fabrics for intimates and beachwear respectively will be moving to Pavillion 1 in January 2012.
Following the merger between WSN and Prêt-à-Porter Paris, the layout of the exhibition spaces at Porte de Versailles has been revisited for January 2012.
Ready-to-wear and accessories shows will now present their full range
Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association says a hot topic at the forthcoming ITMA in Barcelona will be ‘efficient production', as growing energy and raw material prices lead textile manufacturers around the world to optimize their cost structures and processes.
"At ITMA, the German textile machinery manufacturers will present advanced technical solutions that offer excellent value for mone
At ITMA 2007 in Munich, Groz-Beckert presented new solutions for the production of fabrics with a then world record breaking ultrafine gauge E66. Now, at next month's ITMA in Barcelona the German company will reveal yet another world record with an even finer gauge.
The company says that a new knitting technology with the world's finest knitting cylinder and the finest of precision components guarantees the unique
The Brandix Group says it has achieved another global first for Sri Lanka by becoming the first apparel manufacturer in the world to receive ISO 50001, less than a month after the stringent Energy Management Systems standard was introduced by the International Standards Organisation.
According to a statement on the company's website, on Thursday 14 July 2011, auditors from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) from the Netherlan
The Lenzing Group has reported record results after the most successful first half year in the company's history.
Following a very good first quarter 2011, sales and earnings were significantly surpassed in the second quarter of 2011 and the company has now set its guidance for the full year 2011 at the upper end of the initial guidance announced in the first quarter, forecasting EBITDA of EUR 470 million to
According to raschel lace machine builder Karl Mayer, lace belongs to the ‘must have accessories of female charm, appearing in the same diversity as women themselves'. The German company says that nevertheless, the manufacture of these delicate and seductive articles not only requires a filigree design but also the highest efficiency, requireme
Lingerie and Royal corset maker Rigby & Peller announced yesterday the sale of shares to the Belgian public quoted company Van de Velde. The company has sold an 87% majority stake to Van de Velde, leaving the Kenton family with a minority 13% holding.
Speaking on behalf of her family, lingerie industry veteran Mrs June Kenton said: "It was important for us to choose a company that shared the same values and visi
When it comes to leading-edge processing technology for yarn feeding, control systems and lubrication technology for knitting machines, Memminger-Iro is still a market leader. The German company will be showcasing its latest technologies and products at next month's ITMA in Barcelona.
The following Memminger-Iro products will be showcased.
Yarn Sensor MIS
According to Memminger-Iro, the MIS self learning senso
Lenzing Nanjing Fibers, the Chinese subsidiary of Lenzing AG, has successfully started up a new production line which will offer a nominal capacity of 60,000 tons per annum of viscose fibres for textile applications and the nonwoven industry mainly for the Asian market.
According to Lenzing, approximately 60-70 % of the viscose fibre produced in Nanjing goes into knits and much of it is sold in the domestic market.
The ITMF Annual Conference 2011 takes place next month in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 September 19/20, 2011 prior to the start of ITMA 2011 (September 22-29, 2011). Delegates will also participate in the ITMA/ITMF World Textile Summit 2011 on September 21.
The theme of the ITMF Annual Conference "New Paradigms in the Global Textile Industry" is said to reflect that the circumst
In the 1st quarter of 2011 global yarn and fabric production fell compared to the previous quarter but rose in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2010. The decrease in global yarn production resulted from lower outputs in Asia, Europe and South America.
It has to be noticed here that the reduction of yarn production in Asia in the 1st quarter 2010 is mainly
As a leading textile solutions provider, DyStar will be present at the International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITMA) in Barcelona, Spain under the theme of ‘Sustainability is our Responsibility'.
"The company will be exhibiting its latest innovations in dyes and auxiliaries, new technologies and its wide range of services which are designed to help reduce the overall environmental impact of the textile supply chain," DyStar
Brandix Lanka Limited has been recognised as Asia's 'Best Brand' and 'Best Employer Brand' winning dual honours at a prestigious international forum held in Singapore with the representation of 37 countries in Asia, extending from the Middle East to Australia.
Sri Lanka's top apparel exporter was presented with the awards for 'Asia's Best Brand' by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and 'Asia's Best Em
Groz-Beckert says it has set a new benchmark in customer service by setting up Sewing Expertise Centres world-wide for fast answers to application problems, making at the same time a closer connection to its customers.
Groz Beckert's Sewing Expertise Centres offer extensive knowledge in all areas of the sewing industry, from clothing to cars and other technical textiles.
The aim is that ex
Direct customer benefits with litespeed ® needles:
Substantially reduced carbon footprint
Energy consumption and machine temperature reduced by up to 20 %
Significant increase in performance
Reduced oil consumption due to optimized lubrication
litespeed ® - A SMALL DIFFERENCE WITH A BIG IMPACT
Main characteristic features of a litespeed ® needle
Optimized needle shank geometry due to partial reduction of the needle shank thickness in circular knitting needles
Huntsman Textile Effects (TE) today challenged the textile industry to work in partnership and take on responsibility for environmental sustainability throughout all areas of the textile supply chain in order to reduce the global impact on the use of increasingly scarce resources such as water and electricity.
"The textile dyeing and finishing industry is one of the heaviest global consumers of water and energy. By 2030 it is estimated that the world demand for fresh wate
As a leading manufacturer of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, Karl Mayer will be exhibiting at this year's ITMA trade fair from 22 to 29 September in Barcelona and for the first time, all of the company's business units will be represented on the same 1400 square metre stand.
In the Lace sector, Karl Mayer will be showing the new, highly productive Textronic Lace TL 59/1/24 and the Jacquardtronic Lace JL 40/1 F, which th
The leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics Interfilière/ Mode City took place in Paris earlier this month and Knitting Industry is now offering readers the opportunity to order a copy of Debra Cobb's exclusive and authoritative extended show report.
The ‘Interfilière/Mode City July 2011 Extended Report: Trends & Topics' report will serve as an invaluable source of inf
Hyosung, one of the world's largest producers of nylon, polyester, and spandex fibres, has introduced new fibres and fabrics and its 2013 Intimate Apparel directions. The new fibres include MIPAN rexy for modern glamour with high glistenette appeal and MIPAN aqua X for cool touch and moisture management.
Dark and devilishly alluring, the core to Future Perfect is the strength and power of the fabrics w
Five world-renowned creative luminaries gathered at Texprint London last week, the presentation of the best new graduate textile designers from the UK, to select the winners of five special prizes (pictured right). The judging panel comprised:
Sophie Steller - knitwear studio chief and head of creative development at SPINEXPO
Stuart Stockdale - design director of the great British women's and men's brand Jaeger.
Italian circular knitting machine builder Orizio says its new motto, ‘Knitting the future', emphasizes its concept of using innovation and technology in order to satisfy its customers and during ITMA it will have its latest machine models on display.
The Brescia based company says a wide range of circular knitting machines will be shown on the Orizio stand including the new single jersey JHFP for sinkerless fabrics
According to show owner CEMATEX, visitors to ITMA 2011 can look forward to knowledge-sharing, cross-fertilisation of ideas and more collaborative interactions with some of the world's leading textile researchers and educators.
A total of 46 institutions have applied to take part in the Research & Education (R&E) pavilion, making it a key highlight at this year's ITMA exhibition which will be held at
Leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie has released details of its ITMA 2011 offer. The German company has come up with a whole raft of new innovations recently and has had to make choices about which machines to show in Barcelona.
"For many decades it has been good tradition at Mayer & Cie. to refresh the circular knitting machinery sector with partly revolutionary developments for ITMA. Followi
German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie. has strengthened its Albstadt production location and increased its world market share through the strategic acquisition of Amtek Machinery.
"With the acquisition of the Czech manufacturer of circular knitting machines, Amtek Machinery s.r.o. on 25 July 2011, Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG succeeded in making another strategically important
Italy's Santoni, a Lonati Group company, has announced its latest machinery innovations for ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, including two versions of its Atlas single jersey circular knitting machine in the unprecedented ultra fine gauges of 80 and 90.
The Atlas has been available until recently in ultra fine gauges such as 50 and 60 (needles per inch) but according to Santoni, with its "special and diversely
Lonati Group company Santoni has announced a number of exciting innovations for this year's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. Santoni's Patrick Silva talks us through the Italian company's latest machinery developments.
"As ITMA has kept its standing every four years in Europe as the most complete world showcase for textile machines, the Santoni company will present, in a uni
Fluctuating costs, uncertain supply and increased accountability to eco-friendly claims are said to be leading buyers to invest further down the supply chain. In response to this trend, Texworld USA welcomes twelve yarn spinners as exhibitors to the July 2011 edition. Five of these companies: Bofine, Bros, Buhler, Huafu and Tuscarora will be exhibiting at the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion.
Participating yarn spinners hail from as near as the S
DyStar says it is continuing to move ahead of expectations in spite of difficult market conditions as it returns to profitability. Overall sales revenue increased by approximately 15% over the same period last year.
"We wouldn't have achieved such good progress without the continuous and dedicated efforts from our employees or the strong support from our shareholders," commented Steve Barron, CEO of the DyStar Group.
"And we have made a number of chang
UK based circular knitting machine dealer Warner Textile Machinery Ltd is seeking good quality used circular knitting machines to meet current strong demand from customers around the world.
Warner Textile Machinery is a family run business established in the 1960's, which specialises in machinery for the circular knitting industry. The company's knowledge of used machinery from all of the leading machinery man
Leading manufacturer of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, Karl Mayer will be presenting at this year's ITMA 2011 exhibition for the first time with all of the company's business units on the same 1400 square metre exhibition stand.
"Visitors will have the opportunity to see machines which will be demonstrating all their capabilities for producing completely new textile materials, and all of them have an impressive, exceptio
Organisers of the ITMA 2011 textile machinery exhibition are extending the area dedicated to fibres and yarns at this year's show due to what they call overwhelming demand.
Debuting at the show's 60th anniversary, the fibres and yarns section was due to occupy the whole of Hall 4. However, due to strong demand from fibres and yarns producers, an additional area in Hall 5 has been allocated.
Visitors to ITMA 2011 at the Fira de Ba
Though known as an overseas sourcing show, supply and demand for domestic resources is said to remain strong at Texworld USA. In a post-show attendee survey conducted after the January 2011 edition of Texworld USA, 48% of respondents indicated a desire to meet more domestic resources at the show.
Twenty-three American exhibitors are participating in the July 2011 edition, which opens 19 July at the Javits
Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has unveiled its new RD 7/2-12 EL double needle bar raschel machine here at ShanghaiTex. The machine is the German company's latest offering in the spacer fabric field and is suitable for the production of 3D knitted spacer fabrics for shoes, linings, orthopaedic bandages and supports, mattress covers, automotive interiors and furniture applications.
Chemnitz, Germany based circular knitting machine builder Terrot, is celebrating after a successful ShanghaiTex exhibition in China last week. Speaking at the textile machinery exhibition in Shanghai, Managing Partner Andreas Von Bismarck told Knitting Industry that the company had taken orders for 83 circular knitting machines by the third day of the show.
Terrot produces about 60 machines per month at the moment, depending on machine typ
The third ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition is expected to draw positive response from leading textile machinery manufacturers as the Chinese textile industry continues to expand. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012.
According to its owners, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), China Textile Machi
According to the organisers, the 15th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2011) has received an overwhelming response since it started recruiting exhibitors. The exhibition kicks off tomorrow and will be staged at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai from June 14 - 17, 2011.
ShanghaiTex 2011 will gather more than 1000 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions, in which 40% are overseas exhibit
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be exhibiting alongside its Chinese partner Terrot International Ltd., where the company will show its high performance single jersey model S296- 2 Open Width.
Terrot says it is setting sets new standards in the development and application of high performance single jersey machines and the 30 inch diameter S296-2 Open Width, 96 feed, 4 track machine on show in Shanghai will
Santoni Group is all set to show an updated and innovative range of knitting and hosiery machinery at next week's ShanghaiTex exhibition, and is anticipating success in its fast growing Chinese market.
Santoni founded in 1919 is a part of Lonati Group, one of the earliest Italian manufacturers of hosiery machinery. With its technology advancements driven by customer needs, Santoni has become a pioneer in the circular k
German finishing machinery builder Monforts says that with energy representing more than 60% of the total costs of a thermal system over a period of 10 years, it provides a constantly increasing expenditure. Consideration also has to be given to the cost factor for discharging the cleaned/recycled exhaust air into the atmosphere, Monforts says.
To meet these challenging issues, Monforts will be displaying its tried and tested solutions at ShanghaiTex, with a team of
Leading German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie. will show a new version of its 34 inch S4-3.2 II single jersey machine in a new 44 gauge format with 108 feeders at the forthcoming ShanghaiTex exhibition.
The S4-3.2 II machine offers high quality knitted fabrics in single jersey, in 2, 3 and 4 needle structures and in plated single jersey. The S4-3.2 II can also be configured to knit 3 thread fleece and includes high output at 39rpm with a 30 inch diameter.
For its second 2011 edition (20-22 September), dedicated to the autumn winter 2012-13 fabric collections, Première Vision's organisers say that indicators are looking positive, encouraging a climate of optimism. 24 new companies have signed up for the event, including a number of knitters from Italy, Turkey, Taiwan and Japan.
"Four months before the show, 694 companies have already confirmed their presence and the bar of 700 participants
Invista, an integrated producer of fibres and polymers, has announced the internal promotion of three of its key leaders to new roles within the company.
Effective immediately, these changes to Invista Apparel EMEA Sales and Marketing team coincide with the company's increased visibility within the industry at Mode City, Paris and LYCRA fibre MOVES events. The company says that this adds value to its offer at such an exciting and important time.
Denise Sakuma, p
Invista, one of the worlds largest integrated producers of
polymers and fibres, is investing more than US$100 million in a new Lycra fibre
production plant in Brazil. Construction for the expansion project will begin
immediately, with an expected opening in late 2012.
Brazil is a growing market for our business and our
customers, said David Trerotola, president of Invista Apparel. As the only
spandex producer currently in Brazil, Invistas presence plays an important role
The Textile Institute has announced the launch of its
prestigious 2011 Medals and Awards. Following on from the success in 2010, the
Awards are expected to acknowledge the dedicated work of individuals and
provide recognition for organisations showing outstanding achievement.
The Medals and Awards are presented under the authority of
the Institute’s Council, and are conferred upon individuals and organisations
in recognition of their outstanding contribution to t
Invista has announced the extension of its Lycra beauty fabric certification programme, ‘The Science of Shaping’, at Mode City, Paris – July 9th-11th 2011.
According to Invista the innovative garment certification programme was introduced to great success for shaping intimates at Mode City in September 2010 with commercial programs from distinguished international brands from around the globe. The company says that the proven performance of Lycra beauty fabric has pa
This article was written by Groz-Beckert and profiles one of
its interesting customers in the USA.
The secret to their success is evident as soon as you walk
into the building. Nestled among the palms of Southern California, you will not
find this is a typical textile operation. This is a gourmet knitting mill. No
t-shirts or sweaters here. The same machinery used in the production of apparel
has been adapted to the food industry.
Intimate apparel and sportswear producer Tefron has announced
its latest financial results which show that its sales of seamless products
increased by 80% in the first quarter of 2011 when compared to the same quarter
last year. Sales of seamless products were boosted to US$20 million and were
mainly attributed to initial sales to new customers following the acquisition
of the North American Nouvelle business.
Commenting on the results, Amit Meridor, Tefron's CEO said:
Austrian circular knitter of high quality fine gauge fabrics
for intimate apparel, Huber Tricot, has rebranded its development and
production of fine fabrics under a new brand name, Arula. "As the independent brand Arula, we will be able to provide
the optimal solutions for your needs with even greater efficiency. And you can
rest assured that there will not be any changes in our quality, service,
comprehensive expertise or enthusiasm for textiles," says Werner Erhart, Managi
Following the institutional mission in Uzbekistan, organized
by (), in October 2010 in partnership with the Italian Trade Commission, an
Uzbek delegation comprising Government authorities and textile manufacturers
recently visited Italy to meet with the Italian Trade Commission, an Uzbek
delegation comprising Government authorities and textile manufacturers recently
visited Italy to meet with ACIMIT's top management. This meeting provided an opportunity to
sign a memorandum of unde
In the run up to the 15th International Exhibition on
Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2011), which will be held at Shanghai New
International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai from 14-17 June 2011, organisers
have announced that more than 1000 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions
will participate with a total exhibition area of 92,000 square metres.
Exhibitors from Austria, Bangladesh, France, German, Hong
Kong SAR, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, PR China, Singapore,
Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Associate of Karl Mayer
Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen has been elected for the second time
as Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Frankfurt on 6 May
Mrs Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik
GmbH & Co. KG, Leonberg and Karlheinz Liebrandt, Co-owner of Liba
Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Naila are Vice-Chairmen. Prior to this, the member
companies of the Textile Machinery Associatio
German machine builder Karl Mayer will be showing its latest
innovations at ShanghaiTex from 14-17 June, innovations which the company says are
setting technical and economic standards in warp knitting and warp preparation
more than ever. The Obertshausen based company’s machines are developed within
the group and manufactured at its production locations worldwide, and aim to offer
exceptional price-performance ratio.
Warp knitters visiting the Karl Mayer warp knitting st
Polyester yarn producer Unifi celebrated the official opening of its REPREVE
Recycling Center yesterday; an $8 million investment which will allow the
company to expand production capacity of its REPREVE recycled fibre.
REPREVE is a family of recycled polyester and nylon fibres
that can be used in a wide range of applications, including apparel,
automotive, seating and panelling fabrics. Since its introduction in 2006,
REPREVE has grown from a single recycled polyeste
RadiciSpandex, producer of RadElast brand spandex, revealed the
winners of the eleventh annual Stretch to
the Future design competition held with the junior class at the Fashion
School of Kent State University, on April 21.
Serving as the event’s honouree designer judge, was
celebrated eveningwear designer Tadashi Shoji, who accepted the Stretch to the Future
Award from RadiciSpandex Marketing Manager Kim Hall during the judging session
held at the Fashion School’s
CEMATEX and its
organiser, MP International, is launching a global platform at ITMA 2011 to
share trends, exchange views and collaborate for the textile industry’s
sustainable future. The Sustainable Textile Leaders Roundtable Dialogue will see
participation from major textile machinery manufacturers, textile and apparel
producers, and brands and retailers when they converge at ITMA 2011 this
Organised as part of ITMA’s 60th anniversary celebrations,
According to local media reports yesterday, Turkey has put a
provisional 17% safeguard duty on the import of apparel products from the least
developed countries (LDCs), including Bangladesh. The measure which includes knitwear
and other knitted garments, is aimed at protecting Turkey’s domestic garment manufacturers.
The tariff imposition was announced at the end of March and
the proposed duty is set to come into effect from 21 July 2011. Bangladesh sells
nearly $1.0 bill
Karl Mayer has developed a stunning pair of seamless open
work leggings on its DJ 4/2 EL double needle bar warp knitting machine. Describing
the elegantly worked garment, the German company says:
“Seamless designs are one of the success stories of the
modern textile industry; they turn mere body parts into eye-catching things of
beauty and conjure up something magical out of clothing – as shown by the
leggings on this page. The garment, which comes somewhere betw
The 32nd edition of the India Knit Fair (IKF), an exclusive
International Trade Fair for knitted garments, is opening today in Tirupur.
The fair, which will showcase Spring/Summer Collections for
2012, is being held against the backdrop of an ongoing crisis faced by the knitting
industry in Tirupur. About 700 dyeing and bleaching units were recently closed
for continuing to discharge effluent into a river violating a Madras High Court's
Mr Arumugam Sakthivel, P
Greek circular knitting company Komotex AG has taken delivery
of the country’s first Thies iMaster H2O dyeing unit and claims to have achieved
rapidly successful results.
The company produces ‘body width’ tubular fabrics, ranging
in diameter between 20 and 90cm. Production Manager, Arno Stumpp says: “It is not
easy to find a dyeing machine able to produce high quality results for such
narrow and very sensitive articles.”
“The reason for ou
The third edition of
the combined ITMA ASIA + CITME show will be held from 12 to 16 June 2012 at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show aims to continue to be the
leading marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the
vibrant Chinese market.
“According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the
global market for textile machinery is projected to reach US$20.75 billion by
2015. The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate as t
Exports of knitted garments from India’s Tirupur textiles
hub have registered growth during the 2010-2011 fiscal year which has just
ended despite being hit by a number of problems including raw material price rises
and closure of its dyeing units due to a court order for violating pollution
In a statement to the press, Tirupur Exporters Association
(TEA) president Arumugam Sakthivel said that exports from the knit cluster had jumped
from Rs. 11,800 c
Artist and Nottingham Trent University PhD student Nicola
Donovan will be presenting ‘Lacework’, a project incorporating a sound piece
made from recordings of Victorian lace machines, at Nottingham Castle during
the forthcoming Easter festivities.
Lacework is the collaborative effort of Nottingham lace
enthusiast Nicola Donovan and media student Tom Watts, where Leavers lace
machines at Cluny Lace, which has been making Leavers lace in the UK since 1845,
Karl Mayer has set up a maintenance centre for the repair of
electronic components from its warp knitting machines in China. The first of
the service stations has been operating since November 2010 at Karl Mayer (China)
Limited in Wujin and is said to have been extremely successful so far.
The attributes of modern warp-knitting machines are speed,
flexibility and electronics, the characteristics with which Karl Mayer’s high-tech
products have determined market trends for
Leading UK lingerie retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S)
has launched the high street’s first ever carbon neutral bra – part of its new
Autograph Leaves lingerie collection. As well as focussing on sustainable bra assembly,
M&S will also be working with raw material suppliers such as lace producers
to find sustainable manufacturing solutions for the future.
According to M&S, The Carbon Trust Footprinting
Certification Company has calculated and independently
Decision makers and technical experts updated themselves on
the latest technology trends for efficient textile production, especially in
terms of reduced energy consumption and economical use of raw materials.
The two-day conference, themed ‘Innovation for successful
business’ and initiated by the German VDMA Textile Machinery Association, was
officially supported by the Ministry of Economics & Technology as well as
by AGTEK, the Association of Textile a
The 15th edition of Première Vision China was held 31 March
and 1 April 2011 at the Kunlun Hotel in Beijing. The twice-yearly event
organized by Première Vision, brings together top fabric manufacturers with
creative Chinese fashion professionals.
For this edition, dedicated to the spring summer 12 season,
the club-like show welcomed 46 participants from six countries (France, Italy,
Turkey, China, Japan, Spain) and registered 1765 visits by the close of the two
6 April 2011, Tel Aviv
Intimate apparel specialist Delta Galil Industries Ltd has
set goals for cutting the amount of water, energy and waste consumed by its
factories around the world as part of the company's first Global Corporate
The group, which is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel, says
it has also set its sights on basing 10% of its production on eco-friendly
materials by 2012. Delta Galil says that currently, 7.2% of its production is
based on sustainable materials
According to report by Lanka Business Online this morning, Textured
Jersey Lanka, a Hong Kong-Sri Lanka joint venture textile manufacturer, has raised
1.74 billion rupees (15.8 million US dollars) through a private placement of
shares ahead of a public offer.
The joint venture partners, Hong Kong listed Pacific Textile
Holdings and Sri Lanka's Brandix, a privately held company, said they had sold a
20% stake to selected new shareholders who had to buy a minimum of 50 milli
A decision by the Indian Government to lift the restrictions
on exports of cotton yarn as of last Friday, 1st April 2011, has been welcomed by
the EU textiles and clothing Industry.
EURATEX President, Mr. Alberto Paccanelli said: “The
imposition in December 2010 of a quota of 720m kg to Exports of Cotton Yarns by
the Indian Government created an extremely difficult market situation with raising
prices, lack of availability and severe disturbances in the T&C supply
Following the recent trend towards the finishing of circular
knitted fabrics in open-width format, Tirupur, India based commission dyer and
finisher Sri Gayathri Colours has recently installed a Monforts Montex 6500
stenter for heat setting and finishing. The aims of the investment in the high quality
German machinery were to reduce wastage and improve quality, in a knitting region
which has traditionally finished circular knitted fabrics in tubular format.
Sri Gayathri Co
Luxury lingerie leader Van de Velde has published its Annual
Report for 2010, an exceptional year for the Belgian headquartered company. The
following is an extract from a ‘Message from the Chairman’ Lucas Laureys. A
full version of Mr Laureys message can be read in Van de Velde’s full Annual
Report 2010 via the link at the bottom of this article.
“2010 was Van de Velde’s best year ever. Since the IPO in
1997 both turnover and EBITDA have risen more than th
Owner of the Lycra fibre brand Invista says it is
continuously working to create greater value across the industry value chain
through its Lycra fibre brand and at this year’s Interfilière Hong Kong - Mode Lingerie
exhibition, now taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Invista is showcasing collaborations with certified mills in China and overseas
to highlight the new levels of innovation that its Lycra beauty fabric offers.
Invista says, th
The world’s leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear
fabrics, Interfilière is the only international-scale event which brings
together both markets.
On July 9th, 10th & 11th 2011 Interfilière and Mode City
will be inaugurating their new dates. Ideally-timed for the profession, the
shows will kick-start the season, trends and fabric sourcing at the heart of a
new venue: pavilion 1…
AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL TO THE HEART OF SUMMER... RELAX AND
Euratex, voice of the European textiles and clothing
industry, says the European textiles and clothing industry is now deeply
concerned with the current situation in the raw materials markets. The Brussels
based organisation has urged the EU to take prompt action to reduce pressure in
the markets which have lead to a lack of availability and price increases for
the major textile raw materials.
When presenting the recent Position Paper on Raw Materials,
Mr. Alberto Paccan
“How do you get superior quality jersey sinker less fabrics,
with or without elastane, from a circular knitting machine without extra costs
and without extra problems for the knitters?”
The answer to this question, according to Italian circular
knitting machine builder Orizio Srl, is to invest in the newest addition to the
Orizio family of machines, model JHFP.
According to Orizio’s marketing manager Francesca Benedetti,
the Orizio JHFP has now been accepted in var
Thies Textilmaschinen is to introduce its iMaster H₂O dyeing
machine to the Asian market when it debuts at the ShanghaiTex textile machinery
exhibition which runs from 14-17 June in Shanghai, China. Under the banner ‘Go
green with Thies’, the German company will introduce its most recent
development which is said to comply with
stringent ecology standards, save
natural resources and provide energy saving solutions.
According to Thies, the iMaster H₂O high tem
Brandix, Sri Lanka's top apparel exporter has announced a
major addition to its portfolio, following the acquisition of full ownership of
Comfortwear (Pvt) Ltd., the group's joint venture with Lanka Equities.
“The new division, Brandix Lingerie, formally launched on 1
March 2011, will see the group emerge as a key player in the manufacture of high
end specialty bras and complementary coordinates for global high street labels
such as Marks & Spencer, H&M, and Vic
Jersey Lanka (Private) Limited, a leading manufacturer of knitted fabrics for
the intimate apparel and sportswear markets is planning to go public, a Sri Lanka Daily Mirror report said today. Specializing
in the manufacture of high quality, knitted stretch fabrics, Textured Jersey is
a major supplier to apparel manufacturers throughout Asia, Europe and the USA,
including Victoria’s Secret, Marks and Spencer and Intimissimi.
The company is currently jointly owne
Ultra-fine circular-knit fabrics are still a very important
trend. So, which yarns are best suited to them?
Our earlier Focus on Ultrafine
Circular-Knit Fabrics article by Groz-Beckert (Groz-Beckert Online
Newsletter second edition 2010) published in October 2010, reported on the properties
and potential applications of ultra-fine knitted fabrics, from knitting all the
way to sewing that meets precise requirements. Here Groz-Beckert advises on how
to choose the right ya
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has agreed to a
ten-year CRAiLAR fibre supply agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. that will
commercialize NAT's proprietary flax fibres. Terms of the agreement were
undisclosed. The deal represents NAT's initial commercialization agreement for
CRAiLAR and establishes the foundation for continued adoption of its
proprietary flax-based fibre.
The all-natural CRAiLAR process is said to be the first to
The Federation of Readymade Garments and The Hosiery
Association of India called a two-day nationwide ‘silent protest’' and hunger
strike earlier this week, in protest at the
10% excise duty imposed on apparel, hosiery and made-up garments announced
recently in the Union Budget.
The protest witnessed participation from the main textile and
clothing dominated regions like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahemdabad,
Indore and Ludhiana and other centres, including
The co-founder and managing director of one of India’s
biggest integrated textile enterprises is to address international industry
leaders at September’s ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit, in Barcelona, Spain.
B. Jiwrajka has been responsible for steering Alok
Industries Limited through a quarter of a century of astonishing growth and is
recognised as one of a handful of Indian entrepreneurs who correctly read the
impact of the dismantling of bilateral trade quo
Leading Turkish circular knitter Yeşim Tekstil has been
honoured by Burberry and awarded the fashion brand’s 2011 Protect Award.
Yeşim was the only producer from Turkey to be presented with
the award and received it for its long term commitment to improving working
conditions, protecting the environment and establishing related systems, acquisition
of the SA 8000 certificate, ethical commerce, and activities towards protecting
the brand name. Yeşim Textile’s pionee
The words ‘Swiss Made’ are a highly regarded mark of origin,
not only for watches, chocolate and precision tools, but also for textile
industry products. A fine example in textiles is Hermann Bühler AG, which
produces top-quality, super-fine yarns in Supima cotton and Micro Modal on
48,000 spindles at its site in Winterthur, Switzerland and a further 32,000 spindles
at a subsidiary factory in Jefferson, Georgia, USA.
Many of the Bühler yarn brands,
Leading manufacturer of machines and ranges for the dyeing
and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, is to introduce
its new improved soft coating solution at the leading technical textiles show Techtextil,
which runs from 24-26 May 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The new Eco-applicator is said to eliminate the need for a
wet-on-wet padder ensuring significant energy savings and reduced quantities of
softeners. Using trough and roller te
According to a recently published report by the ITMF
(International Textile Manufacturers Federation), the strong global recovery in
yarn and fabric production since their lows in the 1st quarter of 2009
continued into the 3rd quarter of 2010. In its State of Trade Report – STR Q3/2010,
the ITMF says that both global yarn and fabric production rose compared to the
2nd quarter of 2010 as well as to 2009’s 3rd quarter.
The report says that output increases in yarns coul
This year marks the 11th edition of the annual ‘Stretch to
the Future’ design competition sponsored by RadiciSpandex Corp, maker of
RadElast spandex. Headlining the event
program as the honouree designer judge will be Tadashi Shoji, designer to
A-list celebrities and socialites across the USA. RadiciSpandex will once again partner with
the Fashion School at Kent State University where judging will take place on 21
April at the School’s New York City satelli
A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is planning
major restructuring at its Mönchengladbach headquarters. After 127 years on
Schwalmstrasse, the textile machinery engineering company will be leaving its
old headquarters and moving to new premises in the Schlafhorst Business Park at
the end of May.
The leading textile finishing machinery manufacturer has
rented 2200 square metres of office premises and a production area of around 3700
square metres in th
Preliminary 2010 data drawn up by ACIMIT (the Association of
Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is said to show that a decisive
recovery is under way for Italy’s textile machinery sector, in the wake of a
2009 which had been marked by a conspicuous drop in production.
In terms of value,
Italy’s textile machinery production recorded an 18% increase on 2009, from 1.9
to 2.3 billion Euros. Exports drew a similarly favourable increase, at +19%,
reaching a value of ju
Members of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association from Germany
and Austria have high expectations for this year’s ITMA 2011 exhibition which
is to be held in Barcelona from 22-29 September. Almost 120 textile machinery
builders are said to be members of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and a
total of 230 companies from the two countries are planning to exhibit at the exhibition.
Knitting machinery, components and systems
Heinz-Peter Stoll, Managing Associate of R
The 6th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile
Technology Platform will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2011 in Brussels.
With this year’s event entitled ‘Societal Challenges – Textile Solutions’, the
European textile and clothing industry and its research community aim to
demonstrate to EU policy makers and the press how innovative textiles can help
As reported on Knitting Industry on 15 February, leading
Seamless knitting machine builder Santoni, showed a highly innovative range of
sportswear at the recent Ispo show in Munich, the leading sportswear event in
Europe. Here, the Italian company’s
marketing manager Patrick Silva explains the Brescia based company’s strategy
with regard to outerwear and in particularl sportswear.
“While Seamless underwear has grown formidably, especially
in China - both in its
For the edition of Première Vision Pluriel that just closed
(8-10 February 2011), attendance climbed by 6.5% compared to the February 2010
session, with 55,792 visits by fashion professionals from over 100 countries. Organisers
say the remarkable vitality was driven by the dynamism of each individual show,
with all six events (Expofil, Première Vision, Indigo, Le Cuir à Paris,
ModAmont, Zoom by Fatex) registering increases. The rise in numbers was also
said to be acco
Registration for the VDMA organised conference and
exhibition ‘German Technology for the Vietnamese textile industry’ is now open.
The conference will take place in the New World Hotel in Ho-Chi-Minh City on 6
and 7 April 2011. The symposium is officially supported by the German Ministry
for Economics and Technology as well as by AGTEK, the Association of Textile
and Apparel in Ho-Chi-Minh City.
The two-day event themed ‘Innovation for successful business’,
Preliminary figures show that Austria’s
Lenzing Group, market leader in man-made cellulose fibres for the textile and
nonwovens industries, has achieved record financial results in 2010. The
determining factors for the result are reported as being the dynamic expansion
of fibre production, very strong demand for the company’s fibres and
significantly higher sales prices compared to the previous year.
Preliminary consolidated sales¹ increased by 45% from EUR
A consortium of Thailand’s Indorama
Ventures PCL and Italy’s Sinterama are to take over Trevira, the polyester
fibre manufacturer headquartered in Germany. On 4 February the consortium
signed a share purchase agreement with Werner Schneider who re-established
Trevira in January 2010 following its insolvency in 2009.
With its German locations in Bobingen, Guben and
Hattersheim, and the Polish production site in Zielona Góra, Trevira GmbH will
be integrated int
One of the most powerful men
in Chinese textiles, Du Yuzhou, president of China National Textile &
Apparel Council (CNTAC), is to address international industry leaders at the
ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit later this year.
Mr Du is one of a trio of speakers newly announced by the
organisers of the summit, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on
September 21. He will outline China’s strategic ambitions for its textile
industry and report on progress in
“In the past, it seemed that
the concepts of glamour and comfort were mutually exclusive when it came to
briefs, tops and bras. Women felt that they had to hide their practical,
comfortable ‘passion killers’, whilst their more seductive, glamorous lingerie
was unfortunately only worn on special occasions,” says raschel lace machine
builder Karl Mayer.
The German company continues: “As far as modern lingerie is
concerned, the boundaries between the fun
The organiser of ITMA 2011 and
2015, MP International, has announced it has signed a working agreement with
International Wool Textile Association (IWTO). The agreement was inked at the
IWTO industry briefing in Paris, France today.
Owned by CEMATEX, ITMA is the world’s largest textile and
garment technology showcase and has been held since 1951. Set up in 1930, IWTO
is the international body representing the interests of the world’s wool
textile trade and industr
Cellulose fibre manufacturer
Lenzing Fibers is one of the winners of
this year’s ispo Eco Responsibility Award 2011. The Austrian company was
declared winner in the new Fabrics & Fibres category for its sun screening
Tencel Sun fibres, here in Munich yesterday.
“Tencel Sun fibres by Lenzing are so-called “man-made
cellulose fibers” – meaning they are derived industrially from natural raw
wood, consisting of about 40% cellulose. The natural origin of the
The VDMA German Textile
Machinery Association is to hold a textile machinery symposium in Vietnam in
2011. The event will be organised by the German Ministry of Economics and
Technology and will take place in the New World Saigon Hotel in Ho-Chi-Minh
City on 6 and 7 April 2011.
The aim of the event is to inform Vietnamese industry about
latest developments and to present technology solutions in order to achieve
sustainable competitive advantages for its texti
After the successful launch of
its AirJet spun yarns, Swiss cotton spinner Hermann Bühler AG is to further
increase its production capacity in the technology and will install another
AirJet spinning machine from Rieter in its mill this month. The expansion will
double the number of AirJet spindles and the additional capacity will allow the
company to supply further customers, to make new yarn developments and to
improve its flexibility.
says its previous e
Ready-to-use products save
resources and are therefore right on trend, but they have to be developed and
manufactured with great attention to detail. Karl Mayer’s DJ series of machines
now offers even more scope when it comes to designing lingerie and clothing
products and the warp knitting machine building company has developed two new
processes for producing seamless briefs, which show just how it’s done. More
specifically, these innovations relate to proces
According to a Reuters Africa
report today, Mauritius' textile sector, which supplies the top European
chains, expects growth of more than 2% in 2011 helped by stabilisation in its traditional
markets and diversification into new ones. According to the report, the sector,
which is said to contribute 6.5% of gross domestic product and provide 11% of
jobs, grew a marginal 0.7% in 2010 due to the global downturn.
"The textile sector may grow higher tha
The tenth edition of
Texworld USA showcased 147 exhibitors from 13 countries and welcomed 2741
attendees, representing an increase in attendance of 11.2% over the January
2010 show. Organisers Messe Frankfurt say that at Texworld USA, attendee
numbers are measured in unique individuals, therefore each attendee is only
counted once no matter how many days they visit the show. Attendee numbers do
not include exhibitors.
David Audrain, President of Messe Frankfurt U
Hyosung, one of the world’s largest
producers of nylon, polyester, and spandex fibres has introduced new fibres and
2012 directions in time for Ispo and Outdoor Retailer. The new fibres include MIPAN robic air for lightweight
durability and MIPAN aqua X for cool
touch and moisture management. Hyosung’s key fabric directions for 2012 are as
Achieving a balance of healthy body and mind sees apparel
for core stability fitness programs like yoga and
knitting machine builder Orizio has revamped its range of single jersey
machines with three new models in response to customer demand and in
preparation for this year’s ITMA exhibition which will be held in Barcelona in
“The technical change and fast production potential of
Orizio machines are capturing customers’ interest worldwide. Today’s market
demand seems to be more than ever high production and quality level fabric
According to organisers, a sporty
and relaxed ambiance inspired by summer 2012 marks the next session of the
Indigo Fashion Edition, taking place from 8 - 10 February at the Parc
d'Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte.
As of 31 December 2010, with 154 studios from 14 countries
registered, the number of exhibitors is said to be up by nearly 3% over
February 2010. Among them are 13 new studios: one German, one British, one
Spanish, six French, one Irish, two Italian and
A great entrepreneur and pioneer in the crochet knitting
Mr Luigi Omodeo Zorini passed away on 24 December 2010, at
the age of 86. He was the founder and president of Comez based in Cilavegna
(PV), Italy, and had passionately dedicated his life to his work.
Born on 25 May 1924, Mr Luigi Omodeo Zorini began his
entrepreneurial activities in Cilavegna in 1953, together with his brother
Mario, founding the company Costruzioni Meccaniche Zorini Comez for the production
Lenzing is presenting its
latest fibre innovation called Tencel C at Heimtextil, which opened yesterday
in Frankfurt. The company says that after many years of research work, cosmetic
properties can now be combined with the well-known skin-sensory advantages of
its Tencel fibre.
“Tencel fibre is
well-known for its positive skin properties. Due to its smooth fibre structure,
it is particularly silky next to the skin. Its botanic origin – Tencel is
According to the show organisers, the
upcoming edition of Expofil, which will be held +from 8-10 February at the Parc
d'Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte, will take place under a keynote of
stability. After a turbulent period that seriously perturbed the textile sector
upstream, the show, dedicated to spinners and fibre producers, says it is
rediscovering a more serene ambiance.
Expofil says the number of exhibitors testifies to this
situation. With 33 spinners and f
In 2010, organic turnover at
Belgium headquartered luxury lingerie manufacturer Van de Velde grew by 7.3% from
€ 140.1 million to € 150.4 million. The growth figure is excluding retail
turnover of Intimacy. When Inimacy’s retail turnover is taken into account, Van
de Velde’s consolidated turnover was € 166.2 million. Intimacy’s retail turnover was included as
from May 2010. Results for the fiscal year 2010 will be announced on Friday 18
A new Première Vision Prize is set
to join the Hyères Festival. As of the 2011 edition, the ‘World's Premier Fabric
Show’ will lend its name to one of the two prizes awarded during the Fashion
Competition of the renowned Hyères International Festival of Fashion and
“Première Vision provides a window onto the most creative
and innovative fabrics in the world, and thus was quite naturally drawn to this
event, which provides an early impetus to young
Teijin Fibers Limited announced
today that it has developed a new polyester fabric that is gentle on the human
skin by stably maintaining its mildly acidic pH level, similar to healthy skin.
Teijin says that it will be the world’s first commercial polyester material to
offer pH control.
Teijin Fibers will begin selling the new fabric in time for
spring/ summer 2012 sportswear and it will also be marketed for general apparel
and other applications. The fabric will be ex
The Hohenstein Institute’s Dr. Andreas Schmidt explains the
fundamentals of clothing and body climate and the objective measurement of comfort.
He then goes on to discuss the birth and the state of the art of functional textiles.
People have always been
interested in the connection between clothing and physical well-being. The
scientific discipline of clothing physiology, on the other hand, which in
Germany has been shaped primarily by the Hohenstein Institute in
The International OEKO-TEX
Association has, as usual at the start of the year, updated its criteria and
limit values for use when testing textiles for harmful substances in accordance
with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
“For many years now, the list of criteria has provided
effective protection against undesirable chemical substances and it is used
very successfully by the textile and clothing industry and many retailers and
distributors for quality control in this area,
Today, New Year’s Eve 2010,
Barcelona is the main focus of the international sailing world as it is the
starting point for the Barcelona World Race 2010/11, the second edition of a
double handed non-stop race around the world. Textile technology will be
playing its part in many ways and active>silver technology from Austria’s Schoeller
Technologies will be going along on the 25,000 nautical mile trip on board the
Hugo Boss yacht, one of the most powerful i
According to warp knitted
lace machine builder Karl Mayer, lace fabrics want to do one thing above all
else and that is to please people. The knitting yarns interact artistically
with each other to create eye-catching, delicate pattern details and attractive
grounds and the expertise and know-how of specialists are needed to efficiently
produce these delicate knitted fabrics with their many different patterns, the
German company says.
According to Karl Mayer,
Karl Mayer’s HKS 3-M is said
to be one of the most flexible, versatile machines in its product portfolio. The
efficient, high-speed tricot machine features a particular type of knitting
motion and special knitting elements and is said to be able to produce very
fine as well as very chunky knitted constructions in a wide range of lappings for
a variety of products.
Karl Mayer says the repertoire of this all-round production
machine includes automotive textiles,
With the aim of confirming
that textiles treated with silver nano-particles are harmless to the
environment, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany, together with 16 partners from research
institutions, industry and the regulatory authorities, are working on a major project
to investigate the behaviour, whereabouts and effect of silver nano-particles in
The Hohenstein says the results of the undertaking, which
VDMA’s Foundation of
the German Textile Machinery Industry has honoured three successful junior
engineers in an award ceremony held as the closing event of the VDMA Textile
Machinery Forum at Groz-Beckert’s headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen.
executive partner of Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co.
KG and Board member of the Foundation presented the awards. In her celebratory
speech at Groz Beckert’s new Technology and Development Center (TEZ), Brü
The representative bodies for
the European Textile and Clothing Industry, Euratex, and the European Textile
Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for
closer collaboration in research, technological development innovation and industry
The agreement aims to foster stronger collaboration of the
two European industry bodies in fields such as research, technological
development and innovations as well as the promotion of a
The Lenzing Group, world leader
in man-made cellulose fibres, has set its course for the future expansion of
its fibre production capacity. The recently agreed expansion program includes
the construction of the first industrial-scale production plant for Tencel
fibres at the site in Lenzing, Upper Austria, the construction of a fifth viscose
production line at its Indonesian subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV),
as well as further capacity expansion measures.
Organisers of the Shanghaitex
2011 textile machinery show report they have experienced robust demand from
both the international market and the domestic market for the 15th
International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2011), which will be
held at from 14-17 June
2011. The show’s Knitting & Hosiery Machinery Zone is reported to be fully
“The exhibition has continued to enjoy overwhelming responses
from exhibitors, especially in the Knitt
Within the framework of Paris
Capitale de la Création, Interfilière has named Liebaert, Designer of the Year.
A loyal exhibitor at the show, the Belgian company will be celebrating its
125th birthday in 2012. One of the sector’s most dynamic players, it is being
rewarded for its innovation capacities and the development of products designed
for the shapewear market and eco-sustainable fabrics.
At Liebaert, company turnover for 2010 (€34 million Euros)
owner of the Champion, Playtex and Wonderbra brands, announced today that the
company's global social compliance program has been accredited by the Fair
Labor Association, workers' rights group based in Washington, D.C., USA.
"Hanesbrands is a leader in providing workers with a
safe, clean and productive work environment and strictly enforces its global
code of conduct for company-owned and supplier production facilities,"
Taiwan, a major textile
exporter of knitted textiles, known for its innovative and functional fabrics, once
again targeted the Indian market last week with the 9th edition of the Taiwan
Textile Fair 2010 in India. The trade fair, which has just opened at the Source
Zone Fair in Gurgaon, 30 km south of New Delhi, has been organized by the
Taiwan Textile Federation and the Bureau of Foreign Trade. Earlier this month editions
of the Taiwanese trade fair were al
The Lenzing Group, world leader
in man-made cellulose fibres, is to increase its fibre prices at beginning of
2011 by at least 10%, depending on the product. Price increases will take place
in Lenzing’s Textile Fibers as well as in Nonwovens businesses. The company
said today that the decision was necessitated by the recent strong rise in raw
material prices, in particular for dissolving pulp and chemicals required for the
production of viscose, modal and Tencel fi
This theme explores the unexpected, contrasts and fancy
geometry. It stretches asymmetry and stylised plant motifs into natural or
arabesque shapes. Against myriad different backdrops and ornamental foliage,
lace produces fascinating, complex effects on geometric and organic motifs.
It’s a world unto its own, shrouded in mystery yet with a
sophisticated, contemporary edge.
Dotted Swiss lace provides a contemporary, dynamic blend in
which graphic and geometric effects mingle with
producer of warp knitted seamless garments and hosiery Cifra, has reported an
increase in sales of 82% during 2010. A buoyant Cifra also says that production
of its hosiery, which sells all over the world, has now risen to 130,000 pieces
per day after a slump in sales, caused by the global economic downturn.
Owner and Managing Director of Cifra, Cesare Citterio told
Knitting Industry: "In 2010 Cifra has been confirmed as world leader in
430 delegates from the
Brazilian textiles industry attended the recent Conference on German Technology
for Brazilian Textiles in São Paulo and Blumenau, where decision makers as well
as technicians were informed with regard to the latest technology trends from
Germany. The twin conferences, organised by Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery
Association and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics &
Technology, took place in São Paulo on 3
Listed Belgian luxury lingerie
house, Van de Velde says it expects turnover growth of around 6.5% for 2010
(excluding Intimacy). The company said in a statement earlier this week that backorders
in December will determine what growth figure is precisely achieved. Turnover indications for the first half of
2011 are also said to be positive.
Profitability growth for 2010 is said to remain healthy and
Van de Velde strives for earnings (EBITDA) in excess of €4
Seamless manufacturer Tefron
has announced it is raising $5.2 million to acquire the seamless activities of
North American apparel manufacturer, Nouvelle Canada. Tefron also announced
that it had entered into agreements to raise new capital.
In the first transaction, Tefron will acquire the seamless
assets of Nouvelle Seamless Inc. (Nouvelle). Nouvelle is a private Canadian
manufacturer of mass market seamless apparel which has established a strong
Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing
has extended its strong first half performance into the third quarter of 2010,
generating the best quarterly result in the company's history with earnings (EBIT)
of Euros 60.8 million (Q3 2009, Euros 37.3 million).Nine-months sales in 2010
grew by 45.2 % from Euros 885 million in 2009 to Euros 1,285.5 million. EBIT
reached a new nine-month record high of Euros 168.8 million and more than
tripled EBIT for the same period in 2009 (Euro
This fall Haute Contour,
the sexy, lingerie-inspired shapewear by Spanx, delivers haute-ness once again.
Fresh, figure-enhancing silhouettes are supremely stylish and equally slimming
thanks to innovative designs and flawless functionality. Fondly known as the
Dessert of Shapewear™, indulge in this collection of sumptuous styles this
season and be among the women who have their shape and sexy too. HC
“To me, fall is the
most fashionable season of all…and
Première Vision, owner of the
world’s largest and most directional fabrics show has pulled out of Première
Vision Tokyo/JITAC after only two editions, as it looks to new development
strategies in the Japanese market.
From the 26-28 October 2010, Première Vision Tokyo/JITAC
welcomed Japanese textile professionals to its second edition with around 2200
buyers and designers gathering in the Tokyo International Forum to view the
autumn winter 2011-2012 collections p
Mayer & Cie.’s newly formed
management team says it is more than pleased with the performance of its
business this year. The traditional, family-run Baden-Wurttemberg based business
will achieve a turnover of more than Euros 60 million in 2010 and will deliver
close to 1000 circular knitting machines.
More than 150 of the
machines are fully electronic jacquard machines which underlines the Southern German
company’s claim to technological leadership.
A Turkish company specialising
in the dyeing and finishing of synthetic warp and weft knitted fabrics has
invested in a Montex 6500-6F TwinAir stenter to gain competitive advantage
Yalcin Tekstil, located at Cerkezkoy, about one hour from
Istanbul on the E80 highway, was founded twenty years ago and is highly
experienced in finishing synthetic fabrics. Company director Baran Arin says
that the intention in adding the Monforts machine to the p
Manchester weather at its very
wettest failed to dampen the spirits of attendees from around the world at the Textile
Institute Centenary Conference held here from November 2-4th.
The venue was Manchester’s Midland Hotel, where the
Institute was inaugurated a century ago – in a notable period in which Rolls
also met Royce to kick-start the British automotive industry at the same
location, and in the year that Manchester United played its first football
CEMATEX owner of ITMA, the world’s largest
textile machinery show has announced that Italy will host the 17th edition of
ITMA at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, from 12 to 19 November
2015. Fiera Milano won the international bid organised by CEMATEX, the owner of
the ITMA show, after beating three other short-listed bidders from an original
list of 12.
The high profile exhibition is returning to Milan after 20
years, and the news will be welcomed no
Interfilière show organiser Eurovet,
reports that the outcome for both of its 2010 events has been positive and has released
the eagerly awaited Interfilière Trends for Summer 2012.
In January with the Salon International de la Lingerie and
in September with Mode City, Eurovet says that once again, Interfilière has
strengthened its position as the world's leading trade fair for the lingerie and
According to Eurovet, in January 2010, 74% of visitors
Karl Mayer says its new
raschel machine, the RSE 4-1 has turned out to be the right machine at the
right time and the right price. As the German company’s first raschel machine
with a carbon-fibre-reinforced composite guide bars, the innovative RSE 4-1
first appeared in the market in April this year and has since become a best
seller, especially in China.
According to Karl Mayer, over 400 RSE 4-1 high-tech
production machines were sold in the first six months
Vietnam’s textiles and garment
sector is expected to earn US$11 billion from exports by the end of 2010, an
increase of US$500 million above its set target. Total turnover for the first ten months was
The announcement, which was made by Nguyen Son, Vice
President of the Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS) last week,
comes as no surprise, as growth in the sector has remained high; most of the country’s
main markets are said to have
Modern lace machines, such
as Karl Mayer’s JL 59/1 and JL 42/1, operate at extremely high speeds and offer
a level of efficiency that has never before been achieved, but they also place
new demands on the logistics of yarn processing.
Karl Mayer therefore optimised its transverse draw-off creel
earlier this year to enable it to meet the increased demands made on yarn
delivery. The use of transverse creels is a concession to high machine speeds,
since the proble
As the global economy continues
to stabilise, response from companies signing up to ITMA 2011 is said to be
more and more positive. According to ITMA organisers CEMATEX, around 1000 applications
have been received so far from leading machinery manufacturers in 36 countries.
“ITMA is a recognised
brand and we are delighted that the industry continues to support our showcase
of innovative textile making technology. What is even more heartening is that
over 15 per
As part of its ongoing efforts
to serve the changing needs of global players, ITMA will feature a brand new section
on fibres and yarns for its 2011 edition which will be held from 22 to 29
September at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, Spain.
The new fibres and
yarns section of the exhibition will feature natural, man-made and technical
fibres, as well as natural, synthetic and technical yarns. With the new inclusion
ITMA 2011 exhibits will now be classified into 18
machinery specialist Karl Mayer has introduced its own training courses for the
warp knitting industry in the USA. Through its Karl Mayer Academy, which was
set up some time ago to consolidate international training, the company’s own
trainers are now able to also transfer knowledge and information on warp
knitting in the USA. Previously, outside partners were responsible for holding training
courses in the USA.
The first course to b
Located in the flatlands about one hour on the E80 highway from Istanbul, is
one of Turkey's great textile centres, with more than 300 factories set in zones
on the outskirts of the city as well as large outlets dealing in discount
clothing and other products.
Prominent in the area is the factory of Istanbul-based Isil
Tekstil, one of the country's leading manufacturers, producing and exporting
all types of plain dyed and printed knitted fabrics. A long established
The trend towards ever finer
gauges is presenting machine producers and system and parts supplier with ever
newer challenges across the entire textile value-added chain. From the point of
view of a systems supplier this results in the most diverse requirements. The
following article provides an overview here, ranging from the properties and
potential applications of ultrafine knitted fabrics to sewing styles in line
Market Center Management Company
(MCMC), the management company behind GlobalTex: LA International Textile &
Sourcing Fair, has announced that the fourth edition of GlobalTex held
September 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), delivered more
buyers and featured more international resources than ever with key growth in
denim and sublimation printing as well as new and innovative trend displays.
“GlobalTex continues to grow and to draw more attendees a
Première Vision has announced the
establishment of a new North American organization to integrate its own team
within its subsidiary Première Vision Inc. Located in the heart of Manhattan's
fashion district, the new office will be headed by Thierry Langlais, who has
over twenty years of experience in business development for fashion and brands
in the American market.
Première Vision Inc. takes over from France Ligne, the
company headed up by Laurence Teinturier, wh
For the Chinese market, Karl Mayer supplies
machines which are made in China and provides a whole raft of services. The
customer support operations are concentrated in the company’s subsidiary, Karl
Mayer Technical Services and its activities include setting up new
installations, instant help for individual clients, and advice on how to use
Since the beginning of this year, the company has been
systematically training its new service technicians on the
Last night was an historic occasion
for Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand and one of the world’s largest
integrated producers of fibres and polymers, as it brought together the UK’s
top retailers and brands for an exclusive evening with legendary comedienne,
The event ‘Laughing with Lycra fibre’ combined stand-up
comedy with the Lycra fibre brand to create a unique and exciting platform for
an audience of over 75 key market players that included
Bright, sexy and extravagant
right down to details, that is how Karl Mayer says it travels through the world
of styles and fashions with the collection from the DJ series featured here.
Lines in the Charleston style of the Golden 20s, shades in the Flower Power
look of the 60s and 70s, and the comfort design of modern, functional clothing
make it possible to produce an outfit in futuristic style with a hint of
Fringes form the main design element of the
In August this year, European circular
knitting machine builder Terrot was delighted to welcome a group of technicians
from Iraq who had travelled to Chemnitz to participate in in-house training as
a part of a successful contract which was concluded for several of the German
company’s circular knitting machines.
The group of ten from Iraq visited Terrot GmbH for a
three-week training program and the occasion marked the finalisation of the previously
The Lenzing group, market
leader in cellulosic fibres, plans to significantly expand its production
capacities and will invest EUR 120 million in both Europe and Asia in the projects
which will be completed by 2011. Key measures include the expansion of pulp
supply and the increase in the Modal production capacity in Lenzing (Austria),
a significant expansion of the site in Heiligenkreuz (Austria) and the
reconstruction of the English site for Tencel in Grimsby (UK)
Bangladesh’s leading apparel
industry lobbyists spoke out about their concerns over cotton prices in local
and international markets here on Wednesday, saying rocketing prices will
damage the country’s largest export earner.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters
Association (BGMEA) and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufactures and Exporters
Association (BKMEA) urged the government In a joint statement, to intervene in the
unstable cotton market.
Market Center Management Company
(MCMC), the management company behind GlobalTex: LA International Textile &
Sourcing Fair, has announced that the upcoming show will offer more resources
than ever before, inspiring and fresh trend displays, and relevant and timely
seminars. The show will be held from 28-30 September 2010 at the Los Angeles
Convention Center (LACC) in West Hall, Hall A.
“The fourth edition of GlobalTex will offer high-end
resources from 25 count
Are we finally seeing a revival
of the economy? According to show organisers, the latest edition of Première
Vision Pluriel (14 - 16 September 2010) was extremely encouraging with three
days of intense activity and excitement, with stands that often never emptied
out, busy traffic in the aisles where meetings and discussions continued, a
shared desire for news and creative boldness, orders being written, and a
palpable energy in all sectors.
Organisers report that fi
Creditors of circular knitting
machine builder, Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG in Albstadt-Tailfingen,have
approved of the insolvency plan submitted by Insolvency Administrator Wolfgang
Bilgery, as banks under the leadership of Deutsche Bank are said to be ready to
provide the company with the funds required for the continuation of the
720 creditors with claims amounting to Euros 82,497, 893.76 were
represented during the creditors’ meet
The Grand Jury Prize
- for the fabric that is the most exceptional, the most symbolic of the coming
fashion zeitgeist, and the most pertinent.
Handle Prize - for
the fabric that allies the most astonishing tactile and behavioural qualities,
the fabric that touches the senses and the emotions.
Innovation Prize - for
the fabric that is the most innovative, the most intelligent, the most
technological and creative.
Imagination Prize - for
the most daring, the most original
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre
brand and one of the world’s largest integrated producers of fibres and
polymers, is unveiling a new platform for the changing needs of shapewear at this
weekend’s Paris Mode City 2010.
Invista will be showcasing Lycra beauty fabric, a new
concept focused on helping the industry address the needs of the rapidly
evolving shapewear market. Invista says that fundamental global consumer
research and studies of shaping garments and
Market Center Management Company
(MCMC), the management company of GlobalTex: LA International Textile &
Sourcing Fair, has announced its schedule of seminars and special events for
the upcoming edition of GlobalTex. The show will be held from 28-30 September
2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).
“We are pleased to present a complete seminar line-up that
offers a range of industry leaders discussing relevant topics,” said Cindy
Morris, COO, MCM
Teijin Fibers Limited, the Teijin
Group’s polyester fibres business, announced today that it will participate in
Interfiliere Paris 2010, where it will exhibit its range of eco-friendly
polyesters. Interfiliere, the world's leading international trade fair for
lingerie and beachwear fabrics, which will be held at the Paris Expo Porte de
Versailles in Paris, France, from 4 to 6 September.
Teijin will present its environmentally friendly high
performance polyester m
As with the first quarter of 2010,
the Lenzing Group has made optimum use of favourable global market conditions achieving
excellent results in Q2. Consolidated sales in the first half of 2010 climbed 43.6
%1 to EUR 847.2 million from EUR 589.9 million. This was the company’s strongest
rise in sales ever, which it says was was made possible by higher fibre volumes
and price dynamics of global markets as well as full first time consolidation of
the company’s pul
A base layer garment in a knitted
net structure made from merino wool has won the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for
Summer 2010. According to competition judges Woolnet from Norwegian sports underwear
brand Aclima showed an “innovative approach in terms of material, form and
Aclima’s WoolNet is based on an open knit structure that
allows the garment to breathe and keep the wearer cool and dry. The net
construction also traps air that insula
With knitted textiles and apparel representing approximately one
third of the global textile market, the book provides an updated reference to
knitting technology, with specific focus on the developments in knitted fabric
production and textile applications.
The first set of chapters begin with a brief review of the
fundamental principles of knitting, including the types and suitability of
yarns for knitting as well as the properties achieved through knitted fabrics
Unifi, Inc. today released
preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June
27, 2010. For the 2010 fiscal year, net income was $10.7 million or $0.18 per
share, which represents the company's first profitable year since fiscal 2000
and an improvement of $59.7 million or $0.97 per share, from the prior year
period. Highlights for the 2010 fiscal year include:
Net sales increased by $63.1 million or 11.4 percent to
$616.8 million, re
As ready-to-wear fashion becomes
more and more body hugging, with tailored t-shirts, slim skirts and skinny
jeans and leggings, Italy’s Norman Group, a specialist in seamless wear, has created what it calls the perfect
collection of Seamless shapewear made with creora H-350 elastane. The Controlbody collection, made in Italy, is
designed to coincide with current fashion trends and to help the wearer look
their best with a wide range of shapewear styles to
German dyeing and finishing machinery
builder Thies GmbH & Co KG has launched a new dyeing machine for both woven
and knitted fabrics that offers ultra-low dye liquor levels. The new Thies
iMaster H2O has been designed to ensure economic and environmentally friendly operation
with advanced automation at low liquor levels and offers liquor ratios (textile
dyed: water used in dye bath) as low as 1:3.7 for cottons.
Thies says the iMaster H2O is based on 40 years'
Leader in warp knitting
technology, German company Karl Mayer has developed an active pattern beam
drive for its high-speed lace machines which consists of a tension controlled
yarn delivery system that the company says can be can be used with all pattern
beams. Karl Mayer says the innovative control principle has already been used
in practice by customers operating its raschel lace machines and the system is
based on the tried and tested servo system, which has b
The creora by Hyosung collection of
fibres will focus on the Intimate Apparel market with three 2012 trends at
Interfiliere/Paris Mode City: Perfection, Nurture and Retro Fit.
Second skin fabrics embrace the body, perfect in
constructions with high performance through the power of creora
spandex/elastane yarns. The mood of this direction incorporates matte and clean
finishes with gloss to project a futuristic look. Featherweight fabrics get
lighter and more co
Leading fashion and design luminaries have chosen the six special prize
winners from 24 selected graduate textile designers who presented their work at
First View which was held at The
Triangle Building at Chelsea College of Art on 15 and 16 July.
The Knit prize was won by Elena Munoz from Central St
Martins College of Art & Design Judge Derrick Campbell, managing director
of the prize sponsor Lyle & Scott, praised the way in which Elena took an
German textile engineering powerhouse
Groz-Beckert opened its highly impressive Technology & Development Centre
(TEZ) here in Albstadt on Friday confirming its status as one of the most successful
and forward thinking textile engineering businesses in the world.
Set in Baden-Württemberg, one of Germany’s wealthiest
regions, which borders France to the west and Switzerland to the south, the
town of Albstadt is the centre of the world’s needle manufacturing cen
German textile machinery
builders are said to be pleased with the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, held at
the end of June in Shanghai. According to a survey of the VDMA Textile
Machinery Association, over 60% of German exhibitors evaluate the prospects for
post exhibition business to be very good or good.
Fritz P. Mayer, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery
Association and Managing Partner of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik explained:
“The very good orde
The second ITMA ASIA + CITME
exhibition ended on 26 June 2010 on a high note, with participants hailing it a
major success. Despite persistent economic challenges, business sentiments on
the show floor were buoyant with many exhibitors clinching orders from the
Chinese and other Asian buyers.
The show owners,
CEMATEX (the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) and its
partners in China - the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex),
Speaking at the recent ITMA Asia +
CITME 2010 in Shanghai, Mayer & Cie. chief Rainer Mayer told Knitting
Industry that the company was now working flat out to meet strong demand for
its single and double jersey circular knitting machines. Mr Mayer said that the
company was in the final stages of its restructuring and was already working at
60% of its former capacity. The Albstadt based business shed almost half of its
workforce in November last year after filing f
For the next edition, taking place on 14,
15 and 16 September, Expofil says it is overcoming the challenges posed by the
slowdown in business and company closures in the spinning sector over the past
few years, and rediscovering a calmer business climate, as predicted by the
rather encouraging results of the February 2010 show.
For the first time in two years, the show's organisers say
its offer is demonstrating signs of recovery, with 39 spinners and fibre producers
Italian circular knitting machine
builder Pilotelli has exhibited a new sinkerless single jersey machine which is
available in gauges as fine as 60 and as coarse as 18. The SL, which Pilotelli
says is ‘true sinkerless’ with no added elements, was shown in 54 gauge at last
month’s ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai. Previously the machine has only been
exhibited at the recent Tuyap show in Turkey.
In Shanghai, Pilotelli showed 30 inch version of the 54
gauge SL which
As the market continues to grow in
Asia, manufacturers are stepping up their operations. International companies
are intensifying their supply relationships with Asian companies and setting up
subsidiaries in the booming conurbations of the huge continent. Others are
focussing on increasing their existing capacities and leading German manufacturer
of warp knitting machines and warp preparation systems Karl Mayer is no
Karl Mayer has had its own subsidiary i
The warp knitting sector was waiting
with great anticipation to see what market leader Karl Mayer had to offer at
ITMA Asia + CITME and their expectations were exceeded, says the German
company. With its latest innovations and new developments, the Obertshausen
based company says it stood out from its many Chinese competitors and its stand
quickly became a magnet for visitors. The company says it was surprised at the
number of visitors which came from all over the worl
Turkish knitter Eurotex Tekstil has
introduced the world’s first seamless garments made from Biophyl sustainable
yarns in its ‘Green is Smart’ collection. The new collection includes eco-active
base layers with zonal patterns and elastic recovery properties for both men
Eurotex has developed the seamless garment collection in
line with its mission to ‘increase human comfort and welfare with state-of-art
products’ and uses Santoni seamless technolo
CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile
Machinery Manufacturers and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation
(ITMF) have announced a high-level business forum, to take place next year
alongside the ITMA 2011 show, in Barcelona, Spain.
The ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit 2011 will be a one-day
event that brings together textile-industry leaders and some of the world’s
most influential thinkers and policymakers in strategically important fields
The second ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010
exhibition opened today with an impressive showcase of the latest textile
machinery and solutions. Shrugging off the effects of the economic downturn,
the combined show at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) covers over
100,000 square metres.
A total of 1171 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions are
showcasing a wide array of solutions to an expected 100,000 visitors during the
five-day exhibition. Organisers say t
Ashroff Omar, chief executive
officer of Brandix Lanka Ltd (Brandix), a leading industrialist and a prominent
figure in the knit apparel industry is to be a Key Note Speaker at The Textile
Institute Centenary Conference in Manchester in November this year.
The Brandix Group is the single largest apparel exporter in
Sri Lanka and is positioned as a leading apparel solutions provider to many of
the worlds’ super brands. Ashroff’s presentation, ‘Manufacturing on
Groz-Beckert’s knitting machine parts division is said to be looking
forward to the ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair with great confidence. Alongside
innovative needle developments, the Groz-Beckert knitting head and the
Groz-Beckert cylinder will be the focus of interest.
According to Groz-Beckert, the requirements placed on
knitting needles for the production of knitwear are growing increasingly
extreme. The search for new areas of appli
Mantec Group, owner of Wykes International, the well known UK based
manufacturer of specialist elastomeric and industrial yarns, has announced that
Wykes has emerged from the recession optimistic about the future. Group Chairman
Tim Kelly said in a statement released today:
International is now ready to fully re-engage with the industry as a well
resourced and funded company with a new team containing a balance of youthful
enthusiasm and mature knowledge a
ITMA, the world’s largest and most
established textile machinery exhibition, has put a bigger spotlight on
research and development, as well as education and training; a pavilion will be
organised for research institutes and higher institutions of learning to
showcase their projects, capabilities and programmes.
The Research & Education (R&E) pavilion will be a
major feature at next year’s ITMA exhibition, which will be held at the Fira de
Şenol Şankaya CEO of Turkish knit
apparel specialist Yeşim Tekstil, has urged Turkish exporters to take advantage
of improving economic conditions after being unanimously re-elected as chairman
of the Uludağ Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association (UHKİB). The UHKİB) comprises
a total of five Turkish associations: the Automotive Industry Exporters’
Association, the Textile Exporters’ Association, the Textile and Apparel
Exporters’ Association, the Fru
Invista has announced it will be unveiling
a platform for a new generation of shapewear at this year’s Paris Mode City.
‘The Science of Shaping’ will be displayed at the Invista stand
showcasing several leading innovations in both Intimate Apparel and Swimwear. According
to Invista, the innovation, entitled Lycra fibre beauty fabric, has been
engineered to meet demanding standards and is set to create new solutions for
shapewear that will satisfy the expectatio
The largest Latin-American textile industry exhibition is celebrating its
20th anniversary this year and is preparing for its biggest ever show. From 10
to 13 August, 2010 Blumenau in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State will host Febratex
2010, which brings together the best in textile machinery, equipment and raw
With over 82,000 thousand visitors during a four-day period,
Febratex 2008 was considered a great success with a significant number of deals
The steep reduction in global
shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 following a strong investment period
between 2003 and 2007 continued in 2009 in most of the segments. Compared to
2008 shipments of spinning machinery were down by -17% (short-staple spindles)
and -26% (open-end rotors), of weaving machinery (shuttle-less looms) by -3%
and of flat knitting machinery (electronic) by -12%.
On the other hand shipments of texturing spindles recorded
an increase of +4
Europe’s first Montex 6500 JV
has been recently installed at dyeing and finishing company Tintoria Stamperia
di Tavernola, which is based in based in Como Tavernola on the shores of Lake
Como in Northern Italy. The recently introduced Montex 6500 JV stenter has been
designed and engineered in Germany and produced in Monforts Joint Venture
facility, Monforts Fong’s Textile Machinery in China. The new Montex 6500 JV
incorporates proven Monforts technology and a
Seamless apparel specialist Tefron
has announced the appointment of Ilan Gilboa as Executive Vice President for
Operations and Customer Support. The company also announced the departure of
Amit Tal as chief marketing officer, who has resigned and chosen to take a
position with another company.
According to a statement released by the company, Mr. Gilboa
brings to Tefron 14 years of experience in a variety of operational roles, from
introducing shop floor contro
Local media reports say that Sri
Lanka's Hayleys net profit shot up 471% to 1.8 billion rupees last year, on the
previous year, as its core businesses recovered from recession, loss-making
sectors turned around and it sold stakes in hotels it owned.
According to Lanka Business Online, a stock exchange filing
said Hayleys group, which accounts for 2.3 percent of Sri Lanka’s export
income, had sales of 38 billion rupees in the financial year ending March 31,
Interfilière is the world’s leading
trade fair for lingerie and beachwear fabrics, and an inspiration for all
fashion sectors. Interfilière starts the dynamics for an entire chain -
creation, innovation and business are always on hand - and the September
edition, with 300 exhibitors expected, is already guaranteed to be energizing
and promising in terms of fashion offers, services and information.
Interfiliere has, as usual, released
its trend information in advance of September’s show. The organisers point out
that once again lingerie is bucking the trend in the face of recession.
“On the one hand, we have a recession which has hurt
people’s morale as much as their purchasing power. On the other, a lingerie
world which becomes ever-more opulent, richly decorated and lavishly
ornamented! At first glance this is a contradiction but it hides a simple
Groz-Beckert has been awarded the third
place prize at the Kyocera Environment Prize for its Litespeed system which
helps save energy and resources in high speed circular knitting by optimizing
needle geometries. Prize giving took place on 29 April at the Economics Day
organised by the Federal Association of Medium-Sized Companies e.V., Regional
Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the World Conference Centre at the
former German Bundestag in Bonn.
Background and h
Lenzing's subsidiary PT. South
Pacific Viscose (SPV) officially started up its fourth production line at the
beginning of April, with a total investment of USD 150 million making it the group's
biggest individual investment project in recent years. Its annual nominal
production capacity of 60,000 tons of viscose fibre for textile and nonwovens
applications raises SPV's total annual capacity to 220,000 tons and makes it
Asia's biggest viscose fibre production site and th
Germany’s VDMA Textile
Machinery Association has reported a 130% increase in orders in the first
quarter 2010 for German textile machinery builders compared to the first
quarter of last year. The association predicts an overall increase in sales of
30-35% in 2010, compared with 2009.
“After two extremely difficult years, the German textile
machinery manufacturers are guardedly optimistic for the future” explains Fritz
P. Mayer, Chairman of the Textile M
Belgian luxury lingerie group Van
de Velde says it expects organic turnover growth in 2010 to outstrip the 3.4%
posted in 2009. In its interim report, published yesterday, the company says the
accelerated growth will result in improved figures in the first six months of
The company says that, given the importance of follow-up
orders in May and June precise growth forecasts are not possible at this time. However,
Sardá is expected to continue to face
Technologies Inc. (NAT) and Hanesbrands Inc. have jointly reviewed the
of their CRAiLAR Organic Fibers spinning trials and agreed to enter the
stage of their joint development agreement, which is expected to result
commercialization agreement in the near future. Commenting on the
recent trials, Ken Barker, CEO of NAT said: “We are well on our way to
achieving full blown production of CRAiLAR in 2010.”
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be aiming to
capture more of the Turkish market for mini-jacquard and full jacquard fabrics
when it exhibits its latest machines at Texpo Eurasia 2010, (27th Textile,
Woven, Yarn, Finishing, Knitting, Hosiery Machines, Side Industries and
Chemicals Fair) which is organized by Tüyap Fairs Inc. with the cooperation of
Teknik Ltd. Known for many years as the Tüyap exhibition, the event takes place
from 15-18 May, 2
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be targeting Asian
markets when it exhibits at the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, which is
being jointly organised in Shanghai by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition
Co Ltd and MP International Pte Ltd.
The event will take place from 22 to 26 June 2010 at the Shanghai
New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and will highlight the
strength of the ITMA brand, featuring an A to Z of texti
Leading Seamless knitting machine
builder Santoni is exhibiting some of its latest technologies at the
forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai. The company is unique in that it now
offers both warp and weft knitting options for the production of Seamless garment
knitting. Here is a brief look at the Italian company’s seamless specialization
that has distinguished it.
Established in 1919,
Santoni was the first Italian manufacturer of circular knitting machines
According to a Which? report
published in February 2010, fewer than one in three high street bra fittings
provide a satisfactory fit. Indeed bra fit was deemed so poor, that according
to the Which? expert, a woman ‘would do just as well picking something off a
The report highlights the problems faced by designers, manufacturers
and retailers when constructing, selling and fitting bras or cup-sized
swimwear, and the frustration of consumers when
Leading warp knitting machine
builder Karl Mayer says the first port of call for all those interested in
warp-knitting machines and warp preparation equipment at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010
will be the company’s exhibition stand in hall E1, A54. The company will show a number of innovations
which can help producers of warp and raschel knitted fabrics, productivity
As one of the highlights, the Obertshausen global player will
be featuring the production in
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, Asia’s leading
textile machinery show, has been given a boost by the announcement from the
show organisers that all exhibition space has now been sold for the forthcoming
organisers, over 1100 textile and garment machinery manufacturers have successfully
applied to exhibit at the second combined show, taking up 100,000 square metres
of Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Chinese exhibitors make up the
Leading French lace manufacturer Noyon has emerged from administration after
eighteen months of restructuring and is to retain its independence following
takeover fears. Noyon’s status was finally decided by Boulogne-sur-Mer Court of
Commerce on 18 March and the company says it is now back on the market with
renewed confidence together with a brand new sales and marketing and
Noyon went into administration in October 2008 following a
Mayer & Cie. is to demonstrate
maximum striping performance with its S4-3.2 R single jersey striping machine
at ITMA Asia + CITME 2010, which takes place in Shanghai from 22-26 June.
The German company’s latest circular knitting machine has
108 feeders with a cylinder diameter of 34 inches and Mayer says that the machine
is innovative in that up to 3 colours can be knit per feeder over all 108
feeders or alternatively, up to 6 colours over 54 feeders. The compa
Cellulose fibre producer
Lenzing has announced it will partner Litrax AG to introduce a unique fibre
blend of its Tencel lyocell regenerated wood pulp fibre and Litrax-1 natural
bamboo stem fibres, which incorporates DNA in the bamboo fibre to provide
Following recent questions over the authenticity over bamboo
fibre, Litrax is to deliver the Litrax -1 natural bamboo fibres with special
DNA coding to help protect its vertical supply chain and
According to industry leaders, Pakistan's textile industrialists who have achieved economies of scale through consolidation are no longer under threat from the effects of the global recession, unlike their smaller rivals who are still under pressure.
According to Pakistani newspaper The News, larger companies in the spinning, weaving and clothing sectors have sustained robust growth during past three years although overall growth in the industry has declined."Clothing uni
Belgian luxury lingerie designer and brands owner Van de Velde has published its Annual Report for 2009 and is predicting healthy growth for 2010 after recording small turnover and earnings increases.
Consolidated turnover at the Van de Velde Group rose by 5.3% to €140.1 million, which includes its Sarda brand which was recognised for a full year in 2009, unlike in 2008 when it was only included for the second six months. On a comparable basis (for traditional Van
The 15th edition of SPINEXPO Shanghai, held at the Pudong Expo
Centre, Shanghai, China March 9th-11th, 2010, featured the Spring/Summer 2011
collections of over 142 top-level textile and fibre promoters from 16
The event attracted 9,618 international attendees, (a slight
increase over the previous edition). Japan visitors numbered 628 (the largest
showing after China). The number of European (185) and American (98) visitors
were equally stable, with fewer
The Lenzing Group, market leader in
cellulose fibres, is to invest in further capacity expansion and modification
of its sites in Lenzing (Austria) and Nanjing (China). The production capacity
of the Nanjing site will be more than doubled to 140,000 tons per year with an investment
of 55 million Euros over an 18 month to two year period and the Lenzing site
will switch production from standard viscose fibres to modal fibres within the
next fifteen months at an invest
Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles a few years from now be able to open up new habitats for humanity on distant planets? The answers to these and many other exciting questions relating to visionary textiles production are all being researched at Groz-Beckert, the leading German compan
For warp knitting machine
builder Karl Mayer, maintaining good relations with its customers has always
meant supplying customised machines, providing a full range of services and
training machine operators. Now, the German company is to train operators in
their own factories.
The Karl Mayer Academy’s training courses are not only being
held at selected Karl Mayer subsidiaries, but they have also been held in the
factories of the company’s customers since th
Technical progress in the warp
knitting is certainly the domain of German machine builder Karl Mayer and the continual
increased performance, quality and flexibility of the machines it produces have
helped the company enjoy considerable success for many decades around the
One of the most important chapters in the company’s history
was the integration of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFP) bars into the
machines and the corresponding modification of t
Texprint, the UK based non-profit
organisation that nurtures home-grown textile talent, has announced the
appointment of its new chairman Barbara Kennington, formerly creative director
of WGSN, a leading online research, trend analysis and news service for the
Kennington (pictured right) will formally take over from the
current chairman Julius Schofield in September 2010 at Texprint’s annual prize
ceremony at Indigo, Paris. During his seven years
Leading spandex producer Hyosung, says
it has signed a memorandum of understanding to invest over US $100 million in a
new spandex production facility to manufacture 10,000 tons per year capacity in
Brazil. The plant will be located in the Santa Catarina region and is expected
to be operational by next year. Additional investment is also planned in the
future for a total of 20,000 tons per year as Hyosung sets its sights on becoming
the market leader in South America
DyStar has reached agreement with
Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart
production at both sites in March.
This week, DyStar employees were able to enter the plants in
order to prepare for start-up of the facilities, the company said. According to
DyStar, orders for the necessary raw materials to start production have already
Lanxess, owner of the buildings and facilities used by DyStar
With the textile and garment making industry
undergoing tremendous change in the light of globalisation and current economic
challenges, CEMATEX is making a concerted effort to support manufacturers with
a solutions platform that will help the industry stay focused and competitive.
In line with this
value proposition, the expanded product index of ITMA 2011 includes a dedicated
chapter on garment making technologies and machinery. Embroidery and braiding
equipment will al
Comez, a leader in advanced
narrow fabric technology which offers a complete range of crochet knitting
machines and double needle bed warp knitting machines is to show four of its
latest machines at the forthcoming ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 in Shanghai. Two of
the machines are applicable to the warp knit and crochet sectors.
Comez says the machines feature the application of newly
engineered solutions aimed at maximizing production efficiency and flexibility and
Warp knitting machine builder Karl
Mayer is to showcase its latest technologies for the Russian market when it
exhibits at the forthcoming Inlegmash 2010, which will be held from 20 – 22 April
2010 at the SAO Expocentr Krasnaja Presnja, Moscow with its Russian agent Textima
Export Import GmbH.
The leading manufacturer of warp-knitting machines and warp
preparation equipment will provide information on its latest developments highlighting
the new Malitronic Multia
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre
brand, has announced a new commercial programme with Italian lingerie
specialist Ritratti, which has created an entire collection for the high-end
intimate apparel segment using Lycra 2.0 tape, one of Invista's latest
innovations. Invista says the collection called Sensation 2.0 by Ritratti, is a
revolution in the world of high quality feminine underwear and has been made
with Lycra 2.0 tape to replace stitching within the garments.
Just a few months before the next ITMA
ASIA + CITME is due to open in Shanghai from June 22 to 26, Italy’s position
amongst textile machinery’s leaders has been confirmed by the high number of
Italian manufacturers exhibiting at the event.
110 Italian companies will be exhibiting at ITMA ASIA +
CITME 2010, occupying an overall exhibition space of approximately 3800 squaremetres.
Of these, 66 will be presenting their products as part of the National Sector
Lenzing Group, leading manufacturer
of quality cellulose fibres says it has achieved a comparatively satisfactory
result in 2009 despite the difficult global economic situation. In a statement
released today with its preliminary figures, the company says this was made
possible by timely counter measures it took and also by improved demand in its core
fibres business from the second quarter on.
According to the group’s preliminary figures consolidated
DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the
newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the
business both successful and profitable.
Speaking at a two day meeting of the company’s Executive
Management Team in Rheingau, Germany, Barron said: “It is our declared
intention to deliver according to our shareholder’s plans. With such high a calibre
and dedicated global team we see a huge chance to make the business successful and
US based Buhler Quality Yarns is
to launch Lenzing’s MicroTencel, a 0.8 denier lyocell microfiber at Globaltex
which opens later today in Los Angeles. The new development which will be
manufactured in Austria and will be available in the United States through
Buhler Quality Yarns will also be showcased at the LA Textile Show from 15-17
March. MicroTencel will be first launched in seamless and circular knits and will
be marketed under Buhler Quality Yarns 3B’s:
Warp knitters from around the
world braved the cold snowy weather in late January when they attended Karl
Mayer’s in-house exhibition of their DJ Smart Seamless technology in
Obertshausen near Frankfurt. Heavy snow fall caused runway closures at
Frankfurt airport on the Monday night and Tuesday morning but in the end only a
few visitors were slightly delayed and show went on as planned.
Around 70 attendees on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th
January were hosted by
According to the organisers of SpinExpo,
Spring/Summer 2011 reflects the desire for a change of direction, taking on new
challenges with clarity of vision and finding new energy to move forward.
140 spinners and fibre marketers from 16 countries are
getting ready to show their Spring/Summer 2011 collections at the 15th edition
of SpinExpo – Shanghai, which will take place next month from 9-11 March at the
Pudong Expo Centre in Shanghai. The showcase will inc
Belgian luxury lingerie
designer and brands owner Van de Velde is predicting healthy growth for 2010 after
recording small turnover and earnings increases in its 2009 annual report.
Consolidated turnover at the Van de Velde Group rose by 5.3%
to €140.1 million, which includes its Sarda brand which was recognised for a
full year in 2009, unlike in 2008 when it was only included for the second six
months. On a comparable basis (for tradi
The eighth edition of Texworld
USA showcased 138 exhibitors from 14 countries and welcomed 2465 attendees. In
accordance with the apparel fashion cycle, the January shows feature Spring/Summer
fabric collections, while the July editions feature Fall/Winter.
The verified attendance for the January 2010 show represents
an increase of 20% over February 2009 and 5% over January 2008, providing
evidence that apparel fabric buyers are returning to markets in 2010 with
Leading builder of warp
knitting machines Karl Mayer has reported a full order book for the coming
months as it celebrates the shipment of the company’s 100,000th
machine, an HKS4 EL high speed tricot machine.
At a gathering of staff, management and members of the Mayer
family on 18 February to celebrate the company’s 100,000th machine
shipment, Managing Director, Fritz P. Mayer, stressed that: “It was not simply
a question of celebrating the successful
‘Lingerie Market Report 2010’, a
new report from Key Note Publications Ltd examines the UK lingerie market,
which encompasses corsetry, lingerie and hosiery. According to the report the
market has performed well over the review period (2005 to 2009), and has
withstood the sharp declines experienced by many retail sectors during the
recession. This, the report says, is partly due to the essential nature of
underwear purchasing, but the industry has also benefite
Invista, says it is taking a
concerted stance against trademark misuse on behalf of its brands. The owner of the Lycra fibre brand is to
launch an advertising campaign to reinforce the importance of protecting the
value of its trademarks.
Following an announcement of two Italian court rulings
against importers of counterfeit goods bearing Invista branded names, the
company, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and
fibres, has developed
Turkey’s Yesim Tekstil a leading
manufacturer of knit goods for US and European retailers has won an award for
export performance which is granted to companies that achieve the highest
increase in their exports compared to the previous year. Yesim was awarded the
bronze prize in the country’s Stars of Export ‘Export Incentive Awards’, organized
by the Dünya Gazetesi periodical and sponsored by Akbank with the cooperation
of DHL Turkey.
A production partn
German circular knitting
machine builder Terrot will be targeting the South and South East Asian markets
when it exhibits at the 9th Bandung International Textile and Garment Machinery
& Accessories Exhibition, which takes place from 22 - 25 April 2010 at the Jakarta
International Expo-Kemayoran, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Bandung Inter Tex 2010 is a popular exhibition for the
textile and garment industries in the region and this 9th edition of
the fair is bein
Premiere Vision Pluriel has
reported increased visitor numbers at all of its six shows (Expofil, Première
Vision, Indigo, Le Cuir à Paris, ModAmont, Zoom by Fatex), which were held in
Paris last week from 9-12 February. Over 40,000 fashion professionals viewed
the proposals of over 1500 exhibitors, an overall increase of 6.3% over the
February 2009 edition. PV issued the following press release today:
With local and high speed trains delayed and out of service
DyStar’s new CEO Manish Kiri
has announced his senior management team for the DyStar Group. Manish Kiri
himself will take on the position of Chairman and Steve Barron, until now Vice
President responsible for Strategic Marketing at DyStar, will become CEO of the
Bart VanKuijk, previously Sales Area Manager for South Asia,
has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Viktor Leendertz will continue his
responsibilities as CFO in the new DyStar Gro
‘If you want to know your
future, invent it!’
This is the upbeat message which leading Seamless machine
manufacturer Santoni will convey via a brand new range of exciting garment
developments in Seamlesswear at the forthcoming SpinExpo which is being held in
Shanghai from 9-11 March 2010. Fibres, yarns, knitwear, knitted fabrics,
creative textile machinery trend developments will all be on show.
“Focus on New Age Seamless Knitted outerwear: this is the
The Indonesian subsidiary of
Lenzing AG, PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) has started up first successful
trials of its new fourth production line. Regular operation is expected to
commence in the course of the second quarter. The new line will produce viscose
fibres for textile applications and for the nonwovens industry. Production is
intended for the domestic Indonesian market, as well as for export.
A total investment of about USD 150 million makes the
Leading builder of warp
knitting machines Karl Mayer is showing at this year’s Bandung Inter Tex in Jakarta,
Indonesia, which takes place from 22 to 25 April. The German machine builder will
be exhibiting a range of machines including its type HKS 3-M flexible tricot
Karl Mayer says the HKS 3-M is suitable for producing a wide
range of textiles, from light tulles to high-quality plush fabrics. The company
stresses that it is even suitable for man
Leading UK warp and weft knitter Nylatex, which supplied
the fabric for England's football team for the 2006 World Cup, has gone into
administration with the loss of 80 jobs. The former Courtaulds company based at
Acton Road, has made all of its staff redundant after a decision to cease
trading last Wednesday.
The company was originally Penn Nyla which was formed by the
merger of Derby Nyla and Penn International and was part of Courtaulds
Unifi, Inc. a diversified
producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns has
released preliminary results for its second fiscal quarter ended 27 December, 2009,
reporting net income of $2.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010
compared to a net loss of $9.1 million for the prior year quarter.
With the improving economy, the company has maintained profitability
in its overall first half fiscal 2010 results, seen renewed i
Hanesbrands, owner of
the Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Wonderbra and other well known apparel brands has
donated 2000 tents to employees of its contract sewing operations in Haiti as
part of the company’s efforts to help feed, clothe, shelter and employ
thousands of earthquake victims.
The company said last week that the family-sized tents,
purchased for $250,000, were in transit to the port of Miami and were expected
to arrive in Haiti late this week f
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Administrators have announced
that operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH &
Co. KG at the four German DyStar sites in Brunsbüttel, Leverkusen, Frankfurt am
Main and Ludwigshafen are now set to restart under the new management of Kiri
Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. (KDCL).
“The investor has secured financing of the purchase price
and also met other conditions. The purchase agreement concerning operations of
the German DyStar Grou
DyStar’s owner, Kiri Holding
Singapore Private Limited, has appointed Manish Kiri as the company’s new
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective February 4, 2010 Manish
Kiri will replace J Mark Allan J. Mark Allan, will remain with the company as a
Strategic Advisor for a period of 6 months to assist in the transition of duties
and responsibilities, the company said in a statement issued this afternoon.
“Manish Kiri, together with the other me
Leading producer of
seamless intimate apparel and active wear Tefron, has announced the appointment
of industry veteran Amit Meridor to the position of CEO, effective 21 January 2010.
Meridor brings to Tefron 15 years of direct experience in the textile industry,
as well as executive managerial experience in business development, special
situations and turnaround programs, which Tefron’s board of directors believes
will contribute greatly to Tefron's ne
Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills, a cotton
and synthetic jersey fabric manufacturing business which is owned by Sri Lanka’s
Hayleys Group's, has reported a net profit of US$ 1.96 million for the nine
months ending 31 December 2009, on a turnover of US$ 37 million. According to
figures released to the Colombo Stock Exchange last week, both turnover and
profit declined in the third quarter of the year, when compared to the
corresponding period of last year.
Hayleys MGT J
The eighth edition of Texworld
USA showcased 139 exhibitors from 14 countries and welcomed 2468
attendees. In accordance with the
apparel fashion cycle, the January shows feature Spring/Summer fabric
collections, while the July editions feature Fall/Winter. Organiser, Messe Frankfurt says the verified attendance for the January 2010
show represents an increase of 20% over February 2009 and 5% over January 2008,
providing evidence that apparel fabric buyers
Expofil is adopting a new look for
the edition taking place from 9 to 12 February 2010. Like Première Vision, it
has been rethought-out by designer Eric Jourdan and set designer Francesca Avossa,
adopting the same white and sober architecture of an international city of
While the concepts are identical in nature, Expofil sets
itself off through specific design touches, which are subtle but nonetheless
visible. The stand facades, which are made of
Circular knitting machine
builder Terrot will show its two track S4F348 single jersey striper machine at
the International African-Arabian Exhibition for Textile, Embroidery and Sewing
Machinery & Accessories (ITCE), which is being held from 23-26 February at
the Cairo International Fair Ground in Cairo, Egypt.
ITCE 2010, the largest trade event in the entire MENA
region, is being held to serve the ever-growing emerging markets of the textile
leading producer of underwear and hosiery, has pledged assistance to earthquake
relief efforts in Haiti where the company has a small percentage of its overall
“Hanesbrands offers its sympathy to the people of Haiti and
its heartfelt concern for the well being of those associated with our contract
sewing operations in the country,” said Gerald Evans, Hanesbrands’ President,
International Business and Global Supply Ch
Unifi, Inc. is continuing its
global growth strategy with the opening Unifi Central America, Ltda. DE C.V.
(UCA). The company says that given the economic climate, brands and retailers
continue to evaluate their global sourcing strategies in order to react more
quickly to the constant changes in consumer demand. It says that the Central
American region provides customers with an additional quick-turn, quick
replenishment solution in this hemisphere.
With a b
Seamless and engineered
apparel producer Tefron Ltd., has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with its principal lenders to continue and expand its line
The MOU, signed on 6 January 2010 with Bank Leumi le-Israel
Ltd., Bank Discount le-Israel Ltd. and Bank Hapoalim Ltd. effectively ends a
month of financial uncertainty for Tefron.
“With the signing of the MOU, we have removed the last
element of doubt about Tefron
To date, over 100 German textile machinery builders,
including their Chinese subsidiaries have registered for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 in Shanghai (22–26 June)
via the country’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association.
The list of
exhibitors includes all of the well known manufacturers who will show their innovative
‘Made in Germany’ textile production technology to visitors from all over Asia
and other parts of the world. According to the VDMA, most companies e
It’s all about being clever.
We are witnessing a growing trend towards ecology and green
space, planting seeds and new gardening trends, and an increasing awareness of
what is beneficial for our health and well being.
More and more people working or studying from home: We
consume less, and in the world of fashion, this means recycling, re-utilizing
buttons, ribbons, hooks and cords, macramé and patchwork, a return to crafting,
learning to knit and crochet, and to accessorize.
In February 2010 Première Vision
changes its look. From then on, the show will be an international city, a white
city comprising small buildings, “white blocks”, some topped with a textile superstructure,
which evoke an architectural style based on geometry, the essential and
subtlety. In this new layout, the stands, like “white boxes”, highlight the
Why white? Because it is timeless. Because it is without
reference to a particula
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 has
received very strong support from textile machinery makers as the world economy
continues its recovery momentum, organizers said today. With seven months still
to go before the second combined show, over 95% of the exhibition space has
already been sold.
To-date, applications grossing over 95,000M² have been
received from over 1,000 exhibitors. Chinese manufacturers make up the biggest
country group, booking almost 50% of the space, w
The Lenzing Group, market leader
in cellulose fibres, will continue to expand production capacity in 2010 by
investing a scheduled EUR 120 million its European and Asian sites. The projects
will be realized over the next two years. The key elements are the further
extension of pulp production at the Lenzing site (Upper Austria) and a further
extension of fibre production at Heiligenkreuz (Burgenland, Austria) as well as
remodelling the Tencel site at Grimsby (UK)
Indian Company Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. plans to take
over four German sites and 36 international subsidiaries
Up to 800 jobs in Germany and some 2,000 worldwide may be
Creditor committees agree to purchase agreement –
implementation due in January 2010
Operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and the production
at three German sites are set to continue as the company confirms it has found an
investor in BSE-listed Indian manufacturer and
Pacific Textiles Holdings Ltd., which has both warp and weft knitting
operations, has reported revenues of HK$3,032.9 million for the six months
ended 30 September 2009, representing a 18.9% growth over the same period last
year, mainly driven by strong volume gains. Profit attributable to equity
holders of the company was HK$388.5 million, representing a significant increase
of 113.7% over the corresponding period of last year. Net profit margin rose to
Media reports say that India’s Kiri
Dyes and Chemicals Ltd (KDCL), an Ahmedabad-based company engaged in the
manufacturing of organic dyes for cotton fabrics, has executed a purchase
agreement with DyStar Group, a German-based company in a similar space.
Reports say that as part of the agreement, the company will
acquire DyStar Group and its selective assets for an undisclosed sum but suggest
the deal size is somewhere in the region of £100 million (about
Tefron Ltd., a leading
producer of seamless intimate apparel and performance active wear, has announced
its financial results for the third quarter of 2009, which show significantly widening
losses when compared with the same period in 2008.
Third quarter revenues were $21.0 million, representing a
45.1% decrease from the third quarter of 2008 revenues of $38.3 million. The
decrease in revenues in the quarter was due to a decrease in sales in all of
producer Nilit has launched its new trend concepts for bodywear and
active-sportswear for Fall-Winter 2011-2012 which will be presented in its
forthcoming Nilit Bodyfashion Trendbook.
“Faced with pressing environmental and social challenges in
today’s world, a new creative energy is emerging from the global economic
crisis. There is no time to waste when it comes to redefining products and reassessing
the conventional framework in w
Following the formal
commencement of insolvency proceedings today, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH will
continue full operations. “We will maintain business activities, the global
supply of dyes, additives and services for the textile and leather processing
industries is currently continued,“ the insolvency administrator appointed by the
Frankfurt District Court, Miguel Grosser from the law firm JAFFÉ Rechtsanwälte Insolvenzverwalter,
CEMATEX, the European Committee of
Textile Machinery Manufacturers, says that ITMA 2011, to be held in Barcelona, Spain
from 22 to 29 September 2011, will be the world’s most comprehensive, one-stop
platform for textile and garment makers. Online application for exhibition
space will be available from 30 November 2009.
Showcasing the entire
value chain from spinning to garment making, textile processing, technical
textiles, logistics and distribution, the exhibitio
Karl Mayer is holding an
open-house event to demonstrate the DJ seamless machine series on 26 and 27 of
January 2010 at its Obertshausen headquarters.
The company has extended its activities in the seamless
garment sector following the success of its RDPJ range of machines and has
recently added the DJ series in narrower working widths.
The DJ double needle bar raschel machine range with jacquard
facility has been upgraded over the last twelve months and n
Preliminary insolvency administrator Miguel Grosser informs
Employees of GmbH and foreign subsidiaries to keep job after
institution of insolvency proceedings
Negotiations with potential investors continue
Operations at DyStar
Textilfarben GmbH will continue even after the anticipated institution of
insolvency proceedings next week.
“We are in a position to continue the activities of DyStar
Textilfarben GmbH, i.e. the global supply of dyes, additives a
The preliminary insolvency
administration of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG today set
up a works meeting to inform the employees on the current state of the investor
process at the following locations: Frankfurt am Main, Leverkusen,
Ludwigshafen, Geretsried and Brunsbüttel.
“There is no definite investor commitment at the moment“,
explained the preliminary administrator Dr. Stephan Laubereau. “However, the
search for a suitable invest
The 66th edition of
Pitti Imagine Filati, which takes place at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence
from 27-29 January 2010, will focus on research and creativity with new concepts
and a new layout for the Spazio Ricerca. Following on from the success of the
previous event the show will once more team up with associated event PRIMA Moda-Tessuto
at the Fortezza
“The strength of Pitti Filati lies in the fact that it is a
real research lab”, says Agostino Poletto,
• Sales in Q3 down
14% in local currency and 19% in CHF
• Operating income
before exceptional items decreased to CHF 107 million from CHF 178 million in
the third quarter 2008, but improved from CHF 69 million in the second quarter
• Cash flow from
operations improved to CHF 193 million from CHF 147 million in the
• Net debt reduced to
CHF 751 million from CHF 1 209 million at year-end 2008
• Outlook: For the
full year 2009, Clariant expects sales in loca
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre
brand, is to be the headline sponsor of the fashion design and communication
competition ‘The Link’ at this year’s MarediModa - IntimodiModa show, taking
place in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France on 25-27th November
The Link, Living Ideas for New Keys, is a competition which
challenges young students from the top fashion design and communication schools
across Europe to recreate their fashion and creativ
Hanesbrands Inc., one
of the world’s largest producers of underwear and hosiery, yesterday reported
results for the 2009 third quarter. The company increased earnings and profit
margins in the third quarter and reduced debt and third-quarter sales declined,
in line with the company’s stated expectations. Hanesbrands owns the Playtex,
Leggs, Champion, Wonderbra and Duofold brands amongst others.
Q3 EPS of $0.43, up
153 percent; EPS excluding actions
Leading German knitted fabric finishing
machine builder Brückner says that Guatemala’s Texpasa Group a large producer
of jersey fabrics, is now benefitting from investment in Brückner’s energy saving
The Texpasa Group, which was founded in 1992 in Guatemala, is
today headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., USA. In recent years, the company has developed
into one of the best manufacturers of knit fabrics in tubular or open-width
form in the regi
German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer says that it
sees huge potential in the market for seamless products and the company is
consolidating and extending its expertise in this area, as well as stepping up
its R&D efforts in the seamless field.
The company says that its DJ 4/2, 44 inch seamless double
needle bar raschel machine has made quite a name for itself worldwide. “It is
seamless in terms of the style of products it can produce, and
Frankfurt-based chemical company and global supplier of dyes, additives and
services for the textile and leather processing industries, can continue
supplying its customers whilst it seeks new investors. “We have made great
progress in our talks with banks and secured creditors. This allows us for the
time being to continue our operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and resume
delivery of our products,” confirmed the preliminary insolvenc
Israeli performance nylon
producer Nilit is to showcase its new EcoCare recycled nylon 6.6 and
high-performance Cordura products at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel
Fabrics Show. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo
Centre from 20–23 October.
The Company has selected the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel
Fabrics Show to highlight its recent innovations and apparel manufactured from
the extremely durable Cordura and says
Looking forward to post crisis
21st century trends , Santoni is all set to welcome visitors from around the
globe to its well established Santoni Days event which kicks off this Thursday
at the company’s premises in Brescia. The company is ready to unveil to its
customers, its three innovation routes for what it calls the advent of the ‘New
Age of Seamless’.
Three routes to
The first route is to face the new consumerism with
intelligent garments th
The board of leading French lace
manufacturer Noyon Dentelles met with Boulogne-sur-Mer Court of Commerce on
Thursday 24th September, in order to present the possible solutions
for the company, following an observation period of twelve months to be
completed by today.
Olivier Noyon, Chairman of the Noyon Group said: “Among the
options presented by Maître Labis, legal administrator, the proposal of a continuation
plan involving the main actors of the French lace
Interstoff Asia Essential opens
its doors next week at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre with a
programme of 14 seminars, an informative panel discussion on sustainability
plus several innovative design talent features. Running for three days, 7 – 9
October, the branded event will present some of the finest eco, fashion and
functional fabrics from around the world. More than 200 exhibitors from 12
countries and regions are confirmed, while China, K
17th and 18th November 2009, Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot, Paris
Summer 2011 Collections
A firm fixture in the diaries of
the industry’s key players, Interfilière Evolution Days is now a much-awaited
event that kick-starts the new lingerie fabric season. Its objective is to
fulfil buyers’ timing requirements, allowing them to compile their collections
by offering them access to the season’s new products at a very early stage:
creativity is the key pri
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH,
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG as well as DyStar Holdings
GmbH, global providers of dyes, auxiliaries and services for the textile and
leather processing industry, announced that they have filed an insolvency
petition yesterday with the Local Court Frankfurt am Main for the company’s
business operations located in Germany.
DyStar’s insolvency filing includes the company’s sites in
Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Brunsb
Dynamism, energy, a positive
approach, passion, zest, optimism, a fighting spirit: whichever words they used
to describe it, exhibitors and international buyers at the Première Vision
Pluriel shows underlined the stimulating atmosphere prevailing throughout the
four days of the session (15-18 September). A promising shift in terms of the economic
context, and one that made its presence felt across the 6 shows. Together they
registered 55,758 visits from fashion
Comez, a global leader in
advanced narrow fabric technology has launched a new electronic double needle
bar warp knitting machine, DNB/EL-1270, for the manufacture of a wide range of
technical and apparel fabrics including:
applications - Netting for sports equipment and the food industry, high
resistance ribbons in special fibres, ribbons and fabrics for geotextiles
applications, automotive, building and industrial sectors
applications - Tub
reports from Paris
laces and embroideries as well as new fabric and fibre technologies generated
excitement at last week’s Interfilière in Paris. While the show was noticeably
smaller with fewer exhibitors and attendees, traffic was steady at those
knitters known for quality and innovation. The Eurovet organization has not
released attendance figures, but suppliers said they were pleasantly surprised
by the attendance and were cautiously optimistic with business looking u
Creora by Hyosung, presented three
key textile directions for intimates and underwear, Organic Appeal, Pure
Embrace and Treasured for 2011 during Paris Mode City this weekend.
Organic Appeal reflects the continuing pursuit of
sustainability and responsibility towards the environment through the entire
textile chain and the influence on intimate apparel. Fabric structures range
from compact and smooth through to organically inspired textures but overall
the fabric de
As part of their growing
collection of eco friendly fibres, Hyosung are highlighting the creora eco
collection including creoraH-550 and Mipan regen recycled nylon and regen
recycled polyester, for the swim and intimate markets at Paris Mode City.
Hyosung, the second largest spandex producer in the world, says it has care for
the environment embedded in its corporate philosophy and is focused on offering
fibres for textiles that have reduced environmental impact.
Invista is to exhibit its latest
intimate apparel and swimwear innovations featuring Lycra 2.0 garment
technology and Xtra Life Lycra fibre at the Mode City fair in Paris, which
Displaying prototypes of intimate apparel garments made by
world-class intimate producers Regina Miracle and MAS Holdings, all garments
showcased will have incorporated Invista’s most recent innovation in the
intimate apparel world, Lycra 2.0 garment technology. Also
Berlin based exclusive
lingerie-label Wundervoll has used Biophyl, Advansa´s sustainable eco textile
product, in fine gauge circular knits for its new spring/summer 2010 collection.
Wundervoll, which combines high quality lingerie and Berlin fashion,
makes underwear for the fashion conscious woman, who sets a high value on
quality, design and classy materials. Biophyl fabrics are made of eco polyester
yarns that are based on an innovative polyester-polymer called P
First half year influenced by global recession – revival of
demand in cellulose fibres core business
The Lenzing Group was not able
to evade the impact of the global recession of the first half year of 2009 but
the company clearly reversed the trend by generating a profit for the period of
EUR 11.3 million in the second quarter, after a period net loss of EUR 5.4 million
in the first quarter.
Consolidated sales dropped by 14.4% from EUR 689.5 million to
Karl Mayer has optimized its
new generation of lace machines and made changes to their performance against a
background of continuing economic recession. The results of the upgrading are
the new ML 45 high-production raschel machine, the JL 42/1 high-production
machine, a JL 59/1 B, a flexible,
efficient newcomer in the Jacquardtronic series and a TL 71/1/36, the successor to the
TL 66/1/36 with a still larger range of patterns and greater productivity.
Market Center Management
Company (MCMC), the management company of leading wholesale trade centers and
trade events around the world, has announced 2010 dates for GlobalTex: L.A.
International Textile & Sourcing Fair.
GlobalTex is the first full-scale production and design
trade show in the United States presenting the complete supply chain for
fashion. GlobalTex features the latest fabric, trim, yarn, textile design;
garment manufacturing including private
Specialst knitted elastic fabrics
producer Elastic Fabrics Europe GmbH has been awarded the coveted Oeko-Tex
Standard 1000 for its environmentally friendly production methods.
Since December 2008, the German company's plant in
Neukirchen, Hessen, has been using proven environmentally friendly production
methods to make quality products for many top brand names such as Triumph,
Felina, Chantelle, Aubade and Lejaby. After two months of preparation, Elastic was
Leading circular knitting machine
builder Mayer & Cie, has engineered its way to excellence in ultra fine
gauge machines by stopping at nothing in pursuit of its goals. The German
company has even developed its own machine tools for manufacturing cylinders
and designed its own temperature control system to ensure trouble free
operation in its ultra fine gauge machines which are available up to gauge E60.
According to leading circular knitting machine builder
Faced with a world of uncertainty and instability, Bodyfashion and Activewear mirror a society seeking ways to live a better life in a new mood sparked by a quest for meaning. The Summer 2011 consumer will know how to combine two seemingly opposing worlds: on the one hand, one of purity and spirituality and on the other hand a need for ornamentation and sensuality. These two contradictor y aesthetics are confronted as we define Bodywear trends for Spring-Summer
Karl Mayer has speeded its JL
42/1 Jacquardtronic Lace machine and added a new model in the shape of the JL
The technology of Karl Mayer’s Jaquardtronic Lace series is
extremely sophisticated, and they are among some of the best selling machines
in the company’s lace machine programme. However, Karl Mayer says that this
status does not allow the developers of these multi-bar jacquard raschel
machines to be in any way complacent. Lace manufacturers ar
This seductive yet formal
garment has been produced on Karl Mayer’s RSJ 5/1 EL jacquard Rascheltronic
Setting the scene in describing the garment, Karl Mayer
says: “The ‘Knight of the Rose’ presents the bride-to-be with a silver rose,
thus heralding the arrival of the groom, a role which could be played quite
easily by a woman in the opera of the same name. The seductive body shown here
is perfect for wearing under a formal dress for announci
Nilit, a global leader
in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting its newest innovative fibre,
Nilit EcoCare, at Interfilière 2009. Nilit says EcoCare is the only recycled
nylon 6.6 with deep, uniform colour.
Nilit is taking an 84 square metre booth at this year’s show,
which takes place 5-7 September at the Paris Expo in France. Interfilière is a
leading trade fair for lingerie and beachwear fabrics and this year marks the
11th time Nilit
Leading nylon 6.6
producer Nilit, says it has made impressive progress since the
company expanded its activity in China by establishing yarn production
facilities in Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province last year. The company says it is running all of its
machines at full capacity in order to meet demand.
The Israeli fibre specialist recently celebrated by hosting a
major event in China in order to raise awareness of their products and to keep
Garment produced on the DJ 4/2 sets trends in fashion
Swing, cigarettes in long holders, evening
bags in gold lame, an extravagant, glitzy wardrobe with feathers, champagne
and, of course, caviar in excess – the glamour of the twenties has competition,
and the current crisis is guilty.
As before, when the stock market prices on Wall Street
plummeted into an abyss, trendy society is reacting with celebrations and
style. A deja-vu in time and fashion. The bohemian is celebrati
Each season when U.S. fashion and
fabric designers begin to design their new collections, they shop the spectrum
of spectacular textile and surface design collections exhibited at Direction by
Indigo, organisers say. According to Direction by Indigo, designers, as well as
fashion and home professionals, look to the show as the leading, influential
source of original textile designs, trend forecasts, concepts and services for
the U.S. market. On August 4, 5 & 6,
Texworld USA, which organisers say
is the largest sourcing event in the United States for apparel applications, returned
last week to New York City’s Javits Convention Center. The seventh edition
showcased 138 exhibitors from 13 countries and welcomed 2,678 attendees. While
the attendee number showed a decrease of 6% from last July due to current
economic conditions, it still made a record as the second highest attended
Texworld USA since the inception of the show.
Invista, one of the world’s
leading producers of integrated fibres and polymers, plans to exhibit a series
of Lycra fibre innovations at the upcoming Hong Kong Mode Lingerie held in Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on April 7-8, 2009, along with several
key mill customers in the intimate apparel and swimwear categories. In addition
to exhibiting its innovations such as Lycra 2.0 garment technology, Lycra Xtra
Fine Collection fibre, Lycra freshFX fabric a
Yunique Solutions Inc. has announced the addition of innovative new materials development tools to its market-leading plmOn product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution.
As PLM systems typically do not provide a comprehensive materials development toolset, these new plmOn capabilities will now make it possible for fashion companies to advance beyond the use of spreadsheets, e-mails, and other manual tools to the benefits of a single, integrated PLM system that
Black, white, all shades of
grey and a subdued pixel look are the visual attributes which are generally
associated with information and instruction couched in printer's ink, that is
to say, with newspapers. The product developers at Karl Mayer have made use of
the way that the paper carriers of headlines and reports with a short half-life
look and created the sports clothing featured right on its basis. The
two-colour effect featured below is the result of using
The Karl Mayer Group occupied a
large stand at this year’s Shanghaitex trade fair which was held from 12 to 15
June, and on show was a TM2 for the production of mattress tickings and the innovative
DJ 6/2 EL Seamless Smart machine. The company reported good visitor numbers at
its stand during the first two days of the exhibition and says that the TM2 was
the only tricot machine at the exhibition.
Karl Mayer says that the new DJ 6/2 EL double needle bar raschel
Following the recent acquisition of Benninger’s weaving
preparation operations, Karl Mayer has quickly set about the task of
For many years now,
Germany and Switzerland have been at the centre of first-class warp preparation
technology, as represented by two companies, Karl Mayer in Obertshausen and
Benninger in Uzwil.
Karl Mayer was known originally as a leading manufacturer of
warp knitting machines, but extended its product portfolio
Colour is the star
Creative freedom, a sense of ethics and esthetics, respect
for the environment
Echoes of the past, looking towards the future
Romanticism and urban glam
Sophisticated elegance and everyday comfort
Extra volumes and extra gauges
Sculptural and thick, rustic and refined
Technological materials and experimental components to
change the feel of yarns and wovens
Carded and combed
ProCad developer provides sophisticated functions for the
design and production of Multibar and Jacquardtronic® patterns. Starting from a
rough design draft, the program quickly calculates reliable machine data for
Clear graphical processing functions, yarn management via
yarn database, automated calculation of yarn consumption and extensive
documentation are only some of the strong points and highlights the ProCad
developer module offers. The Karl Mayer machine database contain
On the basis of the
integrated machine file, this simulation module calculates and creates a
photo-realistic image of the lace fabric. Lace designs can be displayed in
photo quality on the screen, or printed as hardcopy. The simulace module closely
mirrors the highly complex effects of Jacquard and Multibar threads on the
Jacquard ground. Changes to the design can be made fast. The development
process is in fact fully independent of yarn and production machine
The design calcul
7 – 9 July 2009 - Fortezza da Basso - Florence
The next edition of Pitti Filati will
focus on research and quality, strengthened by the new Moda Prima Tessuto
project sponsored by Pratotrade, at the Fortezza Concomitantly with Pitti
The big news for the next edition of Pitti Filati (7 to 9
July at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence) is that Moda Prima Tessuto, the new
project produced by the Pratotrade textile consortium will be held on the same
dates and at t
The software solution for secure design data transfer
The key to success for knitted goods producers, in
particular for those manufacturing lace fabrics, is the invention and
development of unique designs. All design-related data therefore are the
company’s most important capital, and to ensure their security is the central
task within the manufacturer’s company.
The ProFab designmanager developed by TEXION provides a
highly secure connection between the machine’s control system and t
Despite the current global economic woes, textile machinery makers
remain confident about the long-term prospects of the textile industry in Asia,
especially China. They have given the show owners of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 a
vote of confidence by signing up for space in the second combined show.
forms were only issued last month (the deadline for submission is September),
show owners CEMATEX and its Chinese partners - the Sub-Council of Textile
Nilit, a global leader
in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt next
week for the first time ever.
Nilit’s booth will be located in Hall 4.1, Stand H58, at this
year’s show, which will be held 16-18 June, in Frankfurt, Germany. Techtextil
Frankfurt is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and
“We look forward to showcasing woven and knitted fabrics and
finished garments made wi
Seamless and circular knitting machine builder Santoni, a member of the renowned Lonati Group, reports that it has been busy implementing
one of its new strategies to help address the current economic situation whilst bearing
in mind the emerging new world economic order that is inevitably taking shape.
Santoni’s strategy focuses on increasing and concentrating its
research and development efforts towards new machines in a very carefully
studied way, taking i
...and for its next edition (15-18 September 2009),
dedicated to the autumn winter 2010-11 season, a series of initiatives for both
exhibitors and visitors.
Nearly 700 exhibitors from 31 countries
have already announced their participation in the September 2009 session, thus
confirming the uncontested leadership of Première Vision: the single most
effective tool for the fashion textile industry, a place for both business and
the discovery of new products.
Among the exhi
Santoni is to emphasize the vital importance it
attaches to China and Asia by presenting some of its most ultra-modern new
models in both circular seamless and large diameter machines at Shanghaitex
which kicks off this Friday, 12 June.
As the world has seen in the last decade or so, China has
become the so-called ‘factory of the world’. Santoni is convinced that it will witness
in the coming years, China
becoming one of the top and most important consumers in the
- Electronic flat knitting machine shipments down just 7% to
- Circular knitting shipments down 21% but still better than
The period of heavy investment in most
textile machinery segments between 2003 and 2007 came to an abrupt end in 2008.
All textile machinery segments recorded lower shipments in the range of -3% to
-66% in 2008 as compared to 2007.
That investment boom up until 2007 was closely related to
China’s integration into the WTO structur
Nilit has announced its new trend concepts for
bodywear and active-sports wear for Spring-Summer 2011, which will be presented
in the Nilit Bodyfashion Trendbook.
Faced with a world of uncertainty and instability,
bodyfashion and activewear mirror a society seeking ways to live a better life
in a new mood sparked by a quest for meaning.
The Summer 2011 consumer will know how to combine two seemingly opposing
worlds: on the one hand, one of purity and spi
Pointing the way for
drum dyeing machines
The new COLORMAT and COLORCOMBI series stand for top
performance when dyeing – from hosiery and seamless knitwear, all the way to
bath mats made of natural, manmade and mixed fibres. The innovative technology
of the new models makes for a decisive increase in the quality and economy of
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The perfect laboratory
The COLORMAT 40 LAB is used for developing recipes and
guarantees trouble-free transfer to production machines. The machine meets all
the requirements for reproducible dyeing.
Loading capacity from 1 to 5 kg
Dyeing speeds from 1 to 70 rpm
Draining at 30 rpm
All parts in contact with the liquor are made of steel grade
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further details and full technical specification
Scientists at the Hohenstein
Institute have created a unique textile testing methodology that allows
manufacturers to evaluate the effects their fabrics may have on the people who
wear them. Scientists at Hohenstein’s Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology
have developed the ability to test a fabric’s interaction with living skin
cells. Test results will indicate whether a fabric is likely to induce an
allergic reaction or skin irritation in the wearer.
The creative flair and design talent of graduating
students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Institute of
Textiles and Clothing (ITC) have won big rounds of applause from the industry
at their Knitwear Fashion Show held today at The Mira Hong Kong.
A collaborated effort of design students, ITC, various
knitwear producers and yarn suppliers, the Knitwear Fashion Show aimed to
foster relations between ITC and industry, as well as showcasing the q
Applicant: MONTFORT SERVICES SDN BHD [HK]
Inventor(s): CAREY ANDY [GB]
Abstract of GB 2454677 (A)
An elasticized warp knitted fabric (50;
100) and a process for knitting hereof. The elasticized warp knitted fabric
comprises a group (52) of front yarns (54) knitted to form separate wales (56)
of pillar stitches (58). The wales (56) are interconnected by at least one
group (60, 62) of elastomeric rear yarns (64, 66). The path of each elastomeric
rear yarn (64, 6
Messe Frankfurt is to launch Texprocess,
a new machinery, equipment and process exhibition which will compliment Techtextil,
the leading technical textiles and nonwovens show. Texprocess will make its
debut in Frankfurt in parallel with Techtextil from 2011.
investment-goods fair for the textile and fashion industry, Texprocess will be
the meeting place for over 500 exhibitors and around 25,000 visitors from all
over the world”, explains Detlef Braun, Me
Santoni will open its doors to
its customers to show its latest developments in its seamless circular knitting
technology at Santoni Days from 8 – 10 October 2009 at its Brescia
headquarters. On show will also be an updated range of Santoni, Sangiacomo
(Socks & Seamless), Matec, Vignoni, Mec-Mor and Tecnopea machines.
Confirmation of the Santoni Days 2009 dates is a positive
sign that the company is optimistic about the future following the recent global
Organized by Eurovet, the world’s
leading French lingerie and beachwear trade show organizer with over 20 years
of experience, the third Hong Kong Mode Lingerie which was held on April 7-8,
2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre marked a successful
The Hong Kong Mode Lingerie 2009 provided the best sourcing
platform for buyers and exhibitors around the world showcasing specialized
lingerie aspects with the highest quality. This year there
The decline of the global economy has
massively affected the world fibre industry and the sales and financial results
of the Lenzing Group for the first quarter of 2009 reflect this. In comparison
to last year’s first quarter, consolidated quarterly sales dropped by 18.1%,
from EUR 346.8 million to EUR 284.0 million. The dramatic collapse of fibre
prices, particularly in Asia, and lower quantity sales were said to be the main
reason for the downturn. Fibre prices fo
Nylon 6.6 producer
Nilit has announced that it has acquired Nylstar’s U.S. operations including
its nylon 6.6 plant in Martinsville, VA.
Last year Nilit opened a new state-of-the-art facility in
China and the addition of this US plant will become a part of its global
production facility network, demonstrating its confidence and investment in the
nylon apparel industry throughout the world. With the Nylstar acquisition,
Nilit now becomes one of th
The use of diesel to power factories due
to constant power cuts has increased production costs in Bangladesh’s
knitwear sector by 20 percent.
Speaking to the Daily Star on Tuesday, BKMEA President
Fazlul Hoque said: “The power situation
turned so bad that outages continue through half of the factories’ total production
“The production cost is increasing significantly due to the
power and energy crises in the factories as the owners will have to dep
Leading textile machinery
manufacturers from around the world are invited to apply for space at the
second combined ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition to be held at the Shanghai New
International Expo Centre from 22 to 26 June 2010.
According to the show
owners, the mega textile machinery exhibition is expected to draw a huge
response despite the current challenging global economic climate.
Maria Avery, Secretary General of CEMATEX, The European
Committee of Textile Ma
5-7 SEPTEMBER 2009 PARIS EXPO - Porte de Versailles Halls
2 & 3
As the only upstream trade show coinciding with September’s
fashion trade shows at Porte de Versailles, Interfilière makes the most of its
unique position, taking advantage of these synergies to stand out from the
An international leader (70% of exhibitors and visitors
travel from abroad) dedicated to the intimates and beachwear markets;
Interfilière is a source of inspiration for all markets. A veritable
Noyon & Darquer, guests of the French Federation of Lace
For the 16th edition of the International Festival of Young
Fashion Designers in Dinard, the French Federation of Lace and Embroidery,
which partners the special “Lace and Embroidery” award, invited Noyon &
Darquer to sponsor the prize-winner.
Presided over by Marcel Marongiu, Artistic Director at Guy
Laroche, and including the participation of Lydia Grandjean, General Delegate
of the French Federation of
NC – Leading marketer of innerwear,
outerwear and hosiery, Hanesbrands Inc. reported first-quarter 2009 results
yesterday and announced it will start production at its new Chinese knitting
facility later this year.
Earnings per diluted share in the quarter decreased to a
loss of $0.20. Excluding actions, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were
$0.03, down $0.39 from a year ago amid tight cost control but lower sales.
Total net sales decreased by 13 percent t
China has urged its textile
producers to merge, innovate and export more, as part of a strategy to
strengthen competitiveness, the central government said on Friday in a stimulus
plan for the industry.
reports that according to the State Council statement, major textile producers
should realize added value of 1.2 trillion yuan (US$175 billion) by 2011 with
an annual growth of 10 per cent and their exports are to rise 8 percent year on
year to US$2
Two US speciality
spinners, Tuscarora Yarns Inc. and CloverTex LLC have announced that they will
merge their companies and operate jointly under the Tuscarora Yarns Inc. name.
Tuscarora, which has yarn manufacturing facilities in Mt.
Pleasant, China Grove and Oakboro, and an international office in Gastonia,
North Carolina and CloverTex, which has a manufacturing facility in Clover,
South Carolina, are planning for all facilities to continue operation. Th
German warp knitting machine builder to show DJ 4/2 double
needle-bar machine for seamless garments and hosiery in Shanghai
Shanghaitex, 12 – 15 June 2009, Shanghai New International
Expo Centre, Shanghai, P.R.C.
Leading builder of warp
knitting machines Karl Mayer, will exhibit two of its warp knitting machines at
this year’s Shanghaitex on stand B90 in Hall W2.
First up will be the entry level TM 2, which is already a
firm favourite in the Chinese mark
Narrow fabrics machinery
specialist Comez SpA, will exhibit along with its agent Benteks A.S, at the
forth coming ITM2009, to be held in Istanbul, from 6th to 10th June 2009. The company
will show its Comeztronic CT-11B, a versatile electronic crochet machine for
the production of an extensive range of laces, bands and ribbons, in both rigid
and elastic fabrics.
According to Comez, the Comeztronic CT-11B offers maximum
levels of productivity and versatility
China's textile machinery market has been growing rapidly in
recent years, and the gross industrial output value of textile machinery
manufacturing in China reached RMB72.64bn in 2008, up by 4.9% year-on-year,
according to a recent report. Research
and Markets has announced the addition of the "2008-2009 Report on
China's Textile Machinery Market" report to their offering.
total profitability of the sector continues to rise rapidly in Chinas
Invista, one of the world’s
leading producers of integrated fibres and polymers, is exhibiting a series of innovations
at this week’s Hong Kong Mode Lingerie held in Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Center from April 7-8, 2009, along with its key mill customers from intimate
apparel and swimwear.
In addition to exhibiting its innovations such as Lycra 2.0
garment technology, Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre, Lycra freshFX fabric and
Xtra Life Lycra fibre, t
Global recognition has once again been
bestowed on Sri Lanka's Brandix Group in the form of an Energy Globe Award, a prominent
and prestigious environmental prize, for its world-leading Green Factory at
The impressive environment-friendly indicators achieved by
the Brandix Eco Centre have resulted in the Group being adjudged the National
Winner for Sri Lanka, and being named one of three nominees for the Energy
Globe World Award in the 'Air' category at next mon
Leading flat, circular knitting and the hosiery machinery builders will exhibit their latest technologies at ITM 2009, to be held on 6 to 10 June 2009. Mayer & Cie, Monarch, Pilotelli, Terrot, Santoni Group and Well Knit are some of the world leading brands exhibiting at the show. Manufacturers of spare parts, accessories, chemicals, lubricants and related products are also amongst the exhibitors.
Organisers say that more than 1,000 local and international exhib
production requires high-tech solutions at every stage of the manufacturing
process and that is why Karl Mayer is constantly improving and revamping its
range of lace raschel machines and coming up with new innovations in warp
preparation at the same time. One of the latest innovations to come from the
renowned manufacturer of warp preparation equipment is the PBW 130/2 pattern
beam warping machine.
Karl Mayer claims that this new machine offers opt
Lingerie fabric produced on the Karl Mayer ML 35 C features
two textile zones
These are the perfect pair of panties for bringing women out
of their shell and for covering their nakedness to maximum effect.
This comfortable garment, with its elegant, discreet
styling, is suitable for every occasion, is perfect under any outfit, and can
be produced with the minimum of effort. The fabric produced on the ML 35 C
offers all these features. To produce this garment, the multibar raschel
Karl Mayer’s new
DS 21/30 EC direct warping machine has been used successfully in the Asian
market since August 2008, and has been available on the world market since
January of this year.
Karl Mayer’s DS machine series has represented highly
efficient technology for use in warp preparation for warp knitting for some
years. Sound construction principles and intelligent design features enable
high speeds of up to 1,200 m/min to be achieved when producing s
Sifas A.S., a leading
synthetic fibre producer in Turkey, has decided to cease production of raschel
knitted tulle fabrics. During its Executive Council meeting on March 30th, the
company decided to close its tulle fabric knitting factory as a measure against
the global economic crisis, a statement from Sifas said last Wednesday.
Sifas A.S. is a manufacturer of bright, dull and dyed
filament yarns from polyester and polyamide. The company also manufactures
Research and Markets has
announced the addition of the "Knitting Mills in Australia" report to
their offering. The IBISWorld Knitting Mills in Australia report is an in depth
study containing statistics, trends, forecasts and competitor information.
The industry consists of units mainly engaged in manufacturing knitted or crocheted
fabrics or knitted clothing including hosiery, cardigans, jackets, pullovers or
similar garments. Fabrics are sold to other manufacturer
and 26th May the German section of the International Federation of
Knitting Technologists (IFKT) will invite its members to its annual conference
and assembly. It will be hosted by Karl Mayer Texxtilmaschinenfabrik in
On the first day of the conference the tasks facing the
assembled knitting specialists will include electing a committee for the period
2009 to 2012 as well as considering the usual committee and auditors' reports.
China's largest vertically
integrated producer of knitted sportswear and lingerie, Shenzhou International
Group Holdings Limited, has announced its annual results for the year 2008.
Driven by the continuous and sharp increase in the sales of sportswear,
successful expansion into the global distribution markets and the acceleration
of the exploration of the domestic market, the Group achieved excellent
performance against the backdrop of the fluctuating global econ
Leading builder of
warp knitting machines, Karl Mayer has invested heavily in China, not only in
production facilities but also in a first class technical service organization.
Here, we take a close look at the company’s service operations in China.
China has the largest garment manufacturing capacity in the
world and its operations are highly centralised. More than 70% of all China’s
production comes from just six provinces, i.e. Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai,
The next edition of
Pitti Immagine Filati, No. 65, will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in
Florence from 7 to 9 July 2009 instead of from 1 to 3 July 2009.
This new date will make it possible to hold the event at the
same time as the first edition of PRIMA - Moda Tessuto, the new textile project
produced by the Pratotrade consortium.
Raffaello Napoleone, the Pitti Immagine CEO said, “Pitti
Immagine hopes that contemporaneity and physical proximity of the two fa
18th JUNE 2009
Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot – PARIS
Winter 2010/11 Collections
ONE-DAY EVENT TO KICK-START THE SEASON!
Selective and effective, Interfilière Evolution Days adapts
to suit the seasons and participants’ requirements. For the coming Winter
2010/2011 session, it has opted for a one-day event on June 18th for
concentrated business opportunities and optimized networking.
Key event for major players…
Interfilière Evolution Days is a working tool designed to
ACIMIT, the Italian
textile machinery manufacturers association is to support machinery manufacturers
with a promotional plan, implemented in partnership with the Ministry for
Economic Development and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, comprising
around 25 different initiatives for 2009.
Preliminary year-end 2008 figures for Italy’s textile
machinery industry register an 18% drop in production compared to the previous
year, with a total production value estim
Investment Climate Fund (IFC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Bangladesh
Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) to conduct a pre-feasibility
study for a special economic zone for the knitwear industry, The New Nation
said on Friday. The objective of the partnership is to help assist the BKMEA
with developing a Knit Village based on a proper feasibility study which
includes market demand forecast and financial and economic
underwear brand Bruno Banani has launched a new men’s underwear range called
Jump&Run, which uses Advansa’s eco-friendly Biophyl polyester fibre.
German entrepreneur Wolfgang Jassner launched the underwear
label Bruno Banani in 1993, to bring novel, trendy underwear for men to the market.
The company says that for the first time in the history of the clothing
industry, Bruno Banani suddenly pepped up the most intimate of all articles of
According to Swiss textile
machinery manufacturer Oerlikon Barmag, the demand for top-quality polyester
Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) is growing significantly, particularly in the Chinese
market. The company says that yarn qualities for further processing using
high-speed warp-knitting methods have been in especially high demand over the
past few months
The warp-knitting process which is especially good for
producing mesh fabrics requires particularly even yarn, as even t
Consolidated sales up by 5.4% to EUR 1.33 billion
EBIT down by 19.7% to EUR 130.3 million
Expected: Significant decline in 2009 results due to global
The Lenzing Group says it
made good use of 2008, a year characterized by volatility and the deepening
financial crisis, to further extend its position as world market leader in
According to preliminary figures, consolidated sales rose by
5.4% to EUR 1.33 bill. (2007: EUR 1.26 b
Following the successful debut
of the combined textile machinery show in 2008, the joint owners of ITMA ASIA +
CITME announced today that they would be extending their cooperation for a second
show in 2010. The exhibition will be held at the Shanghai New International
Expo Centre from 22 to 26 June 2010.
Show owners - CEMATEX (the European Committee of Textile
Machinery Manufacturers), and their Chinese partners the Sub-Council of Textile
Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Te
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Certification, the international standard for safe textile products, gives
manufacturers, retailers, and consumers confidence that their textile products are
safe for human use. The Oeko-Tex
Standard 100 Certification ensures that textile products are tested for harmful
levels of more than 100 potentially dangerous substances that can adversely
affect human health. The certification also provides third-party validation
that textiles comp
The sixth edition of Texworld USA showcased 92 exhibitors from 13 countries and welcomed 2,031 attendees from 25 countries.Organisers say that while many exhibitors arrived feeling apprehensive regarding the state of the U.S. economy, it remains the largest market in the world and the turnout of apparel fabric sourcing and design executives at Texworld USA demonstrates that buyers are determined to ride out the current conditions to ensure the continued growth and su
ITM 2009 International Textile
Machinery Exhibition is to be held on 6-10 June 2009 at Beylikduzu Tuyap Fair,
Convention and Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The exhibition is being organized
with the cooperation of Teknik Ltd and Tuyap, who say that the exhibition is
set to give a lift to the textile industry.
ITM 2009, which is the dedicated textile machinery exhibition
for the region, will host a wide range of textile machinery technologies. Teknik Ltd
Creativity and the ability to
present innovative services and collections, updated season after season, are strong
points of the companies united under the Première Vision Pluriel banner. This
strength sets them apart, and attracts international buyers to Paris-Nord
Villepinte looking for products to distinguish their collections.
Its unique potential in the fashion universe, perfectly
aligned with the expectations of an evolving market, confers on the 6 events
Santoni SpA, manufacturer of the Santoni, Sangiacomo, Mec-Mor, Vignoni and
Matec machinery brands, today issued a statement in order to clarify its
position regarding the effects of the global downturn on its business and
recent reports in the press.
Speaking from Brescia,
spokesperson for the company said:
“Referring to the latest news on magazines and
internet sites Santoni SpA underlines the following:
Due to the worldwide economic crisis and speci
Nylon 6.6 producer Nilit, has named its recently launched recycled
yarns Eco-Care. Eco-Care is produced from a mix of polymer waste and other
polymers. The company says that the development represents a breakthrough in
yarn engineering and production.
The garment opposite was knitted seamlessly with Eco-Care
yarn on a 13 inch diameter, 28 gauge Santoni
SM8-8 TOP machine. The yarn is a 70/40/2 SD recycled yarn plated with 22
spandex covered with 19/
Italian warp knitter Eurojersey
has launched Sensitive Touch, a new extra fine gauge range of ‘next to skin’
silk like fabrics based on its Sensitive technology for stretch fabrics here at
Premiere Vision. Sensitive is a unique system of patented, ‘made in Italy’
fabrics with a high Lycra content available until now in a range of hands and
weights from 117gsm to 350gsm. The new Sensitive Touch, which is knitted on 36
gauge tricot machines, weighs in at only
Jane Smith reports from Expofil
Italian spinner Filati Maclodio
are promoting their Milkofil range of yarns this season at Expofil. This is an
innovative organic and healthy yarn derived from milk. This extraordinary yarn
is particularly suited for contact with the skin in clothing, underwear, and
bedding. Fibre that is made from casein, which is the main protein in milk, has
long-term emissions of negative ions. It
is thus beneficial for air quality, it stimulates
Nylon 6.6 producer
Nilit has announced that its high-performance moisture management Aquarius fibre
will now be used in winter underwear from TAO Technical-Wear, a leading German
Nilit says Aquarius represents a significant advancement in
nylon 6.6 design that provides moisture management performance. The yarn’s
unique shape is actually designed to accelerate the removal of moisture away
Oded Breier, Nilit’
The themes, colours and
preliminary basic inspirations for the collections we will see in the markets
in eighteen months time, got off to a fine start at Pitti Immagine Filati. The
64th edition (Florence, 28-30 January 2009) ended on a note of confidence
notwithstanding the economic problems cutting across the international stage. According
to organisers, visitors from industry who attended the show expressed their
determination to start production for the coming s
Surprising and unexpected were the
words most often heard from exhibitors at last week’s Interfiliere, which kick started
the Summer 2010 season, organisers said.
Organisers say that fears raised prior to the show regarding
the uncertain economic climate were swept aside and generally speaking, exhibitors
found the session particularly positive and praised the level of
professionalism from buyers. Although brands tended to be represented by fewer
buyers, their ca
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
has unveiled its new Merino Perform range of extra fine Merino performance
fabrics designed for next-to-skin wear.
AWI says that the natural qualities of Australian Merino such
as natural breathability and elasticity, odour resistance, sweat and moisture
control and suitability for multi-climatic environments, mean that Merino
Perform fabrics provide an unrivalled level of next-to-skin comfort for
everyday, active and sportswear in all
Invista, the largest spandex
and nylon producer in the world and owner of many leading brands including the
Lycra fibre brand, has appointed Christine Do Phan as Marketing Communications
Director for its Apparel business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EUMEA).
Christine brings extensive marketing and communications experience to the role
having previously worked across Europe and Asia in the b2c, b2b and apparel
Christine will be resp
Expofil - 10-13
Sustainable development, respect
for the environment, ecology, recycling,… those are some of the final
consumer’s concerns that the textile chain has been gradually integrating and
that can be found in the collections of the fibre producers and spinners exhibiting
at the forthcoming Expofil that will be held from 10 to 13 February 2009 at
Parc d’Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte.
However, performance is not left aside as sho
The Teijin Group announced today that it
will participate in Premiere Vision Preview New York, the fabrics and trends
showcase that will take place at the Altman Building & Metropolitan
Pavilion in New York on January 14 and 15.
Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of Teijin Group's
polyester polymers, fibres and textiles business, will organize its exhibition
with N.I. Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd., the group company handling sales and
import/export of textile materials an
Lectra, the world leader in
integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials
such as textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials has announced
the launch of a new version of its Product Lifecycle Management solution.
Lectra Fashion PLM V1R5 includes new, advanced functionalities
for collection development process monitoring, giving management teams greater
control over performance. Lectra says that the new version also
Nilit, a global
leader in the production of nylon 6.6, has announced that it has recently
completed the scale-up of its recycled yarns, a unique combination produced
from polymer waste and other polymers. The company says that the development represents
a breakthrough in yarn engineering and production.
Fabio Kahn, Director of Nilit's Fibers Division, says: “The
development shows Nilit’s continued dedication to innovation in research and
Flames bring to mind raging infernos, destruction
and fire-fighting, but they are also often used to represent passion,
romanticism and startling colour effects. The lace shown here, with its
flickering palette of red and yellow and orange, is just one example which
arouses the senses and sets pulses racing. The bright, bold colours blaze
playfully and unrestrained over the delicate design, which features luxurious
flowers in a simple, abstract arrangement w
The 8th international Garment
& Allied Machinery & Accessories Trade Show is to be held from 13-16
January 2009 at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre Dhaka.
Zakaria Trade & Fair International of Bangladesh and Zak
Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. of India are jointly organising the event
attracting more than 250 international companies from all over the world. The
show is expected to draw the attention of more than 30,000 visitors from
Leading warp knitting
machine builder Karl Mayer, an international ambassador for the warp knitting
industry, recently saw its first graduates emerge from the Karl Mayer Academy
China which the Obertshausen, Germany based company opened earlier this year to
support the Chinese warp knitting industry.
The education and training centre in Wujin which belongs to Karl
Mayer China Ltd, offers a comprehensive range of specialist warp-knitting
courses in a block fo
Karl Mayer has introduced a
new revamped version of ML 35 C multibar raschel lace machine called the ML 45,
which it says will help its customers stay one step ahead in the dynamic raschel
lace lingerie market.
The company’s latest contribution to its strategy of rapidly
introducing new technical innovations in order to cater for the market is that
it has given its multibar raschel machines some ‘fine tuning’. With the
introduction of the ML 35 C in 20
Paul Hulme, President
of the Materials & Effects division of Huntsman Corporation, announced
today that the company has completed a comprehensive review of the strategy for
its global Textile Effects (TE) business.
As a result, the Textile Effects business will move to implement a new
structure that will see its operations expand significantly in Asia and consolidate
in the Americas and in Europe as it transitions from a regional to a global,
Icebreaker, a leading merino technical outdoor apparel brand today announced
the acquisition of its distributor in Germany, Sweden and Norway from Bradshaw
Taylor Ltd. Maximilian Hofbauer was named General Manager of the new Icebreaker
Pure Merino GmbH.
The new company will be based in Starnberg, Germany and will
begin selling Icebreaker’s new Fall/Winter 2009 apparel and accessories, which
will debut at the ISPO tradeshow, 1-
edition of Pitti Filati, which takes
place from 28-30 January, is continuing to invest in its calling of in-depth
analysis of creativity and trends, says Agostino Poletto, Deputy General
manager of Pitti Immagine.
“It does so by
expanding its essence as a laboratory-workshop and offering its audience, who
are international buyers and fashion designers, the tools for researching and
developing fashion products. For this reason the Ca
Warp knitted lace specialist Noyon
launched its Summer 2010 collection at Interfilière Evolution Days, which ran
from 19-20 November. The collection will also be shown at Interfiliere which is
to be held from 18-20 January 2009.
Powdery pastels in flesh and blusher shades: ivory, beige,
pink, lavender, turquoise.Brights come in plain, tone-on-tone or multicoloured
versions: violet, fuchsia, yellow and orange through to red.
Flowers grab t
KnittingIndustry.com is about to
launch a Chinese language version of its website. By the end of January 2009, KnittingIndustry.com
will be available in both traditional and simplified Chinese languages and will
be fully localised.
To give Chinese readers access to its unique content and
help advertisers reach the Chinese knitting and hosiery industries,
KnittingIndustry.com will be implementing a unique translation solution which
will allow accurate translation
Nilit today announced its new trend concepts for bodywear and active-sports
wear for Autumn - Winter which will be presented in the Nilit Bodyfashion
For Autumn-Winter 2010-11 Nilit showcases
its winter trends capturing the desires of the modern consumer who seeks
multifunctional and easy to wear products that offer style, innovation and high
performance. We witness a transformation of the identity of bodywear that has
now become a fusion o
A new research report called ‘Knit Fabric
Mills in the US’ – by Ibis World Industry Market Research is now available from
Companies & Markets (www.companiesandmarkets.com). The report replaces IBISWorld´s June 2007 edition of Knit
Fabric Mills in the US report.
Industry Market Research Synopsis
This Industry Market Research report from IBISWorld provides
a detailed analysis of the Knit Fabric Mills in the US industry, including key
growth trends, statistics, for
Wide-ranging agreement at the
latest biannual colour meeting organised by Eurovet: stylists and
industrialists agreed that the market demands colour.
Stars of the season: the greens. Guests of honour: nuances
of red and soft and refined pinks, mauves and neutrals in full evolution. And
essential are bright – almost neon – accents targeted at beachwear which is
ever-more influenced by the street and clubbing. Last but not least, white
(colour 26!) and indigo blue
Thanks to its international
dimension, Interfilière is the number one fabrics trade show for lingerie and
beachwear. In 2009, the dates for Interfilière and the Salon International de
la Lingerie (18/21 January 2009) have been moved forward in the fashion calendar:
between Sunday 18th and Tuesday 20th January 2009, Interfilière will
bring together 200 exhibitors from 20 different countries.
As was the case for the September 2008 session, Interfilière
has based it
announced today that it is eliminating approximately 210 positions in
management and corporate functions in order to reduce costs and navigate the
challenging economic environment.
About half of the cutbacks are being made in the company’s
supply chain management organization and half in the corporate functions of
customer management, finance, human resources, information technology and
“Given the significant economic unce
Lenzing AG will propose Peter
Untersperger as Chairman of its Management Board. The supervisory board announced
today that they will propose Peter Untersperger as their new chairman as of 1
January 2009 to the company's management board. Untersperger currently is head
of finance and will succeed Thomas Fahnemann, who is to join RHI AG.
Friedrich Weninger, who is currently is head of Lenzing’s Textile
Fibers business unit, the company's biggest business sector,
Leading builder of warp
knitting machines Karl Mayer, has confirmed that it has already made sales of
its DJ4/2 Seamless Smart double needlebar raschel machine. The news was
announced as Karl Mayer prepares to show the machine next week’s Yiwu H&G machinery
show in China, which runs from 18-22 November.
Karl Mayer says that the DJ 4/2, which is produced by Nippon
Mayer in Japan, was only presented to the market in spring of this year, and already
According to a new report
by Global Industry Analysts, seamless intimate apparel is to feature strongly
in the growth of the World Market for Knit Underwear & Nightwear which it predicts
will reach $78.5 billion by 2012.
The intimate apparel market is driven mainly by style, and
fashion with equal importance accorded to comfort, and novelty. The industry is
marked by new fabric developments, and innovations in prettier, and more
comfortable garment desig
The Federation of Indian
Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has sought a ‘Special Textile Package’
for the textile industry to face the current economic crisis, Business Standard
FICCI has highlighted the fact that profitability of the Indian
textile industry fell by over 99% in the June 2008 quarter and investment in
the current year (for April-July) has been less than one third of last year for
the same period. Under a ‘Special Textiles
Lenzing Group: Consolidated sales 1-9/2008, up by 10%
High energy and raw material cost burden EBITSecond-best EBIT in corporate history expected for 2008 despite weakening economyFiber production operating at full capacityLenzing benefits from focus on high-quality specialty fibers despite economic downturn
The Lenzing Group further enhanced its position as the world market leader in cellulose fibers in the first nine months of 2008 despite the dramatic unfolding of the financial market crisis
Chairman of the management board Thomas Fahnemann to leave
company and to assume chairmanship of the management board of RHI AG.
chairman of the management board of Lenzing AG since May 2003, has asked the
chairman of the company’s supervisory board for his pre-term release from his
position, in order to be able to assume the chairmanship of the management
board of RHI AG. Thomas Fahnemann’s change will take place at the beginning of
Clariant has recently developed and launched worldwide a
range of versatile new products.
Further information on the products summarized below is
available at: www.textiles.clariant.com.
Foron Black AS-3LF
Foron Black AS-3LF is a new disperse dyestuff for high
light-fast applications and the successor to Foron Black AS-LF. A high
light-fast and hot light-fast black disperse dyestuff, it is 30% stronger than
Foron Black AS-LF and characteri
Unifi, Inc. today released preliminary operating results for its first fiscal quarter
ended September 28, 2008.
For the September quarter, income from continuing operations before taxes
was $1.3 million and net income was a loss of $676 thousand or $0.01 per
share, which compares to a loss from continuing operations before taxes of
$16.1 million and a net loss of $9.2 million or $0.15 per share in the prior
September quarter. Increased sales of the Company's p
knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has worked closely with its system partner
Texion Software Solutions to develop Texion’s Procad warpknit 3D the latest
addition to the Procad family of software solutions for manufacturers of warp
The production of modern warp knitted fabrics is an
engineering science in itself. Anyone involved should have specialist knowledge
of yarn properties and finishing processes and, abo
The Lenzing Group has
successfully completed a comprehensive extension program at its Heiligenkreuz
site in Austria and started production on schedule. A total investment of 25
million Euros has extended production capacity for Tencel fibres by 10,000 tons
to almost 50,000 tons annually. The extension essentially comprises two new
spinning lines added to the second production line and adapted and enhanced
In a discussion with the state
Italian warp knit
seamless specialist Cifra SpA has confirmed to KnittingIndustry.com that it is
to trial the first Karl Mayer DJ 4/2 Seamless Smart double needlebar raschel
machine in Europe.
Karl Mayer’s Japanese subsidiary Nippon
Mayer exhibited a DJ 4/2 Seamless Smart at an in house show last week and the
machine is due to be exhibited publicly for the first time at Yiwu in China from
18-22 November. Cifra anticipates receiving a 24 gauge mac
Italian warp knit
seamless specialist Cifra SpA has launched two new seamless bodywear styles
using its patented double needlebar raschel process. The garments are produced seamlessly on a Karl
Mayer RDPJ 6/2 N double needlebar jacquard raschel machines with trims such as
collars being sewn after knitting.
Company owner and Managing Director, Mr Cesare Citterio told
KnittingIndustry.com: “Cifra is world leader in the production of fishnet and
Warp knitting and warp preparation
specialist Karl Mayer has introduced its new Rot-O-Tense motor driven yarn
tensioner which controls the yarn tension that has been set at the creel as an independent
Right from the early stages of the production process,
textiles for use in special applications have to be produced on machines with very
specific features. Special warp preparation technology is needed to produce
warps from high-strength technical yarns,
What price success? Daring. The six
Première Vision Pluriel events, which just held their autumn winter 2009-10
session at Paris-Nord Villepinte (23 to 26 September), have proven this true
once again. In spite of an exceptionally difficult worldwide economic climate,
the different shows took place in a very positive atmosphere of discoveries.
Exhibitors demonstrated surprising boldness in these
uncertain times, boldness that led them to continue to bet on creativity
New Eco-Focused Site Engages Consumers in Recycled Product,
Supporting the Environment
Unifi, Inc., a diversified
producer and processor of polyester and nylon yarns, unveiled a new
consumer-focused, interactive website as part of its new "Repreve(R). For
the Planet" campaign. The new website, www.Repreve.com, is focused on educating
users about the positive environmental benefits of Repreve(R), Unifi's family
of 100% recycled yarns, and the importance of r
Lavish celebrations to mark the opening of Karl Mayer
(CHINA) Ltd’s new premises in Wujin
China - Karl Mayer, one of the
world’s leading companies in the textile machine building sector, has the
future securely in its sights and the present firmly in hand. The specialist in
warp knitting machines and warp preparation equipment proved this once again
when it opened new premises for its Chinese subsidiary, Karl Mayer (CHINA) Ltd,
The impressive building
From 15th to 22nd
November 2008 the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre will host the
largest textile machinery exhibition in the country, the 8th India
International Textile Machinery Exhibition (INDIA ITME).
International exhibitors will include the most important
global players with product ranges covering the whole textile production chain.
One of the largest exhibitors will be the Karl Mayer Group (Hall 2, upper
level, booth A 104, specialists in warp
The JL 73/1 and JL 83/1 extends the successful range of
Jacquardtronic lace machines
The ITMA ASIA trade fair took
place at the end of July in Shanghai and was the perfect opportunity for Karl
Mayer to announce that it was extending its existing portfolio of lace
machines. Two new models have been added to the JL machine series to complement
the existing models, the JL 42/1, JL
65/1 and JL 95/1. The new machines are designated the JL 73/1 as the basic
For the 2008 edition of Simatex,
which will take place next November in Buenos Aires, ACIMIT (Association of
Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) and ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign
Trade) have organized a Meeting Point, which will host more than 10 Italian
textile machinery manufacturers. Visitors to the show will find the most
up-to-date Italian technologies in the spinning, weaving, knitting and
Argentina’s textiles industry has gon
For their first September session in
Paris, Interfilière and Mode City welcomed 25,040 visitors (up 24.8%). Two
thirds of visitors came from 113 different countries.
New points of reference for a new location this session
confirm Interfilière’s position as the must-see fabrics event for the start of
the new season. In a vibrant and busy atmosphere, Interfilière’s 325 exhibitors
confirmed their success in meeting clients: 6% increase in gold buyers and
identical garments – both attributed to the same designer. It is impossible to
distinguish between the two articles. The same fabric was used, the same
colour, the same pattern. Even the label looks the same…
However one is real – the other one is a fake. Which one is
AgResearch is today demonstrating for the first time how
this world-first technology can detect a fake designer garment. The textile
tracing system, called Verifi
Leading seamless circular
knitting machine builder Santoni has taken steps to protect its new SDW8 double
needle bar raschel warp knitting machine through international design
registration. The SDW8 is already protected
by a family of 15 patents but design registration will help stop copycat
machine builders from building machines which look like Santoni machines but
which are in fact, inferior in construction and performance.
Speaking in Shanghai at the recen
Prominent speakers from
renowned international fashion companies have agreed to present their outlook
on important industry-related topics at the 24th IAF World Apparel Convention
to be held in Maastricht (The Netherlands) on October 29th – 31st, 2008.Changing
Consumer Needs and the Future of Fashion Business is the central theme of this
year’s convention. Four plenary sessions related to the main theme will take
place during the convention:
- How will the n
Cotton Incorporated has
unveiled its advanced TransDRY moisture management technology, an innovative
new system that enables the production of quick-drying, engineered fabrics for
Cotton fabrics made with TransDRY technology offer cotton’s
familiar comfort and softness while staying dry, keeping the wearer cooler and
more comfortable. That’s because they’re engineered to transfer moisture in one
direction, away from the skin to the o
China International Trade Fair for Fibres and Yarns, Shanghai
International Convention Centre, 21 - 23 October 2008
Specialised show provides yarn and fibre producers with an
ideal trade venue
Yarn & fibre imports to China on the rise
Major textile trade week in Shanghai in October 2008
The speciality textile yarn and fibre trade event Yarn Expo
Autumn is set for 21 - 23 October 2008 at the Shanghai International Convention
Centre, Shanghai, China. Yarn Expo showcases yarn and fibre produ
The Home of Cutting-Edge Textiles
Eco-textiles continue to be the main focus at Interstoff
Suppliers join the fair with different highlights
Concurrent seminar programmes refresh textile trade with
latest industry knowledge
To fulfil the role of leading trade fair for eco-textiles,
Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn will feature world top eco-experts to explain
the thriving market and different standards for eco-fr
China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics &
Accessories, Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China, 20-
23 October 2008
More than 2,400 suppliers from
30 countries have confirmed their attendance at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel
Fabrics set for 20 - 23 October 2008 at the Shanghai New International Expo
Centre, Shanghai China. The show has blossomed to 10 halls with more than
115,000 sqm of trade space.
A highlight at the show will
Applicant: CARVICO S P A (IT)
Inventor: CALISSONI LAURA (IT)
Abstract of EP1947225
Described herein is a method for manufacturing a non-run elastic fabric on warp
knitting machines having two thread guide bars and a needle bar, consisting in
prearranging a rigid thread (2) on one of the two thread guide bars and an
elastic thread (3) on the other thread guide bar, and consisting moreover in
arranging a rigid thread (2) and an elastic thread (3) in phase with one
another and according to a weave
Advansa the largest European polyester
manufacturer is introducing a new brand for its fibres and yarns made from
polymer containing Bio-PDO from DuPont.
Products made with these fibres and yarns have marketing
support under Advansa´s new brand Biophyl. Biophyl products using Advansa’s
fibres and yarns are made with PTT, a special polyester-like polymer. In the
case of Biophyl, petrol based Glycol, has been replaced with Bio-PDO, which is
made of corn sucrose. This
Second Quarter Summary
revenues of $48.6 million, 19.7% above revenues of the second quarter of last
· EBITDA of
$0.5 million, as compared with EBITDA of $3.2 million in the second quarter of
loss of $1.9 million, as compared with operating income of $1.0 million in the
second quarter of last year
· Net loss of
$2.5 million or $0.12 loss per diluted share, as compared with net income of
Since its establishment in 1984,
Shanghaitex has become known as one of the largest and most influential
international textile exhibition in Asia. The International Exhibition on
Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex) is celebrating the 25th Anniversary in the
upcoming 14th edition to be staged from 12 - 15 June 2009 in Shanghai New
International Expo Center.
As the most historical textile industrial exhibition in
China history, ShanghaiTex has become a precious national bran
Leading textile specialist
printer La Moda Imprimes B.V is setting a new benchmark for couture fabrics
with its installation of a new Montex stenter.
Holland is not generally associated with the couture world
of Europe’s leading fashion houses, but, close to Eindhoven, in the Dutch
countryside, textile printing company La Moda Imprimes has carved a niche
market for its high quality designs and printing. Formed in 1975, La Moda
Imprimes B.V enjoys an enviable repu
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008, the first
combined show of the two established brands ITMA ASIA and CITME, closed its
doors on 31 July. 1,368 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions participated
in this show, taking up all 126,500 square metres of the 11 halls in the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
The net exhibiting space exceeded 73,000 square metres, and
the top five participating economies in terms of number of participants were
China, Italy, Germany, China Taiwa
Energy represents more
than 60% of the total costs of a thermal system over a period of 10 years,
causing constantly increasing expenditure. Further, consideration also has to
be given to the cost factor for discharging the cleaned / recycled exhaust air
into the atmosphere.
To meet these challenging issues, Monforts has tried and
tested solutions with highly effective equipment integrated systems. With energy costs currently increasing
Karl Mayer has revamped its MRES
33 EH multi bar raschel lace machine for the Chinese market.
According to the Karl Mayer faster, better, wider are
performance features that guarantee the success of warp knitting machines in the
Chinese market. This is why the company has decided to improve and revamp the
MRES 33 EH multibar raschel machine, which is manufactured in China. The result
has been a considerable improvement in productivity and performance and is
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:
HBI), a leading marketer of innerwear, outerwear and hosiery apparel, today
reported results for the 2008 second quarter.
Earnings increased in the quarter as a result of continued
strategic execution, while sales declined, reflective of the challenging retail
sales environment for apparel and later timing of back-to-school shipments.
Earnings per diluted share in the quarter more than doubled
to $0.60. Excluding actions, non-GAAP earn
Global leader in the manufacture
of knitting needles and elements Groz-Beckert, impressed at ITMA Asia with a
real show of strength. The Albstadt based company exhibited its latest
innovations in knitting, weaving and nonwovens at very impressive stand situated
in the main knitting hall.
Groz-Beckert brought a slightly smaller version of the stand
it had built for ITMA in Munich last year from Germany together with its design
and construction partner. The stand was
Hohenstein Institutes, the internationally
recognized textile testing and research center, has announced that Samuel B.
Moore will join the company as the Projects Manager for the United States
market. Hohenstein Institutes is a founding member of the International
Oeko-Tex Association which grants the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification, an
international certification process that ensures textile products are tested
for harmful levels of more than 100 chemicals known
Unifi, Inc. today announced
that it plans to form Unifi Textiles Suzhou Co., Ltd. ("UTSC"), a
wholly-owned, China-based subsidiary that will focus on the development, sales
and service of premium value-added (PVA) yarns for customers in the region.
Based in Suzhou, China, the new entity is expected to begin operations by the
end of the second quarter.
Unifi will work closely with high-value textile producers to
develop innovative PVA and specialty products design
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI)
today released operating results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 29,
Net income for the current quarter, including discontinued
operations, was $771 thousand or $0.01 per share compared to a net loss of
$74.2 million or $1.23 per share for the prior June quarter. Net sales for the
quarter were $189.6 million compared to net sales of $185.3 million for the
prior year June quarter.
The Company also announced a proposed agreeme
New products and trends will be highlights of Nilit’s
Nilit, a global
manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will celebrate its
devotion to the industry with a Happy Hour Celebration at Interfiliere at Port
de Versailles in Paris. The Celebration will be held on September 6th and 7th,
17:30-19:00, at the Nilit Booth in Hall 3, Stand H56/J65.
“Nilit is grateful to its customers, business partners and
employees for its tre
The first combined textile
machinery show, ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 opens today at Shanghai New
International Expo Centre. With the joint strength of the two established
brands ITMA ASIA and CITME, the combined show is by far Asia’s most important
textile machinery show in terms of exhibiting space and technology.
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008, jointly owned by CEMATEX (the
European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers), the Sub-Council of
Textile Industry, CCPIT (
21 July 2008, Schramberg – Needles and elements producer Kern-Liebers
has reported a 5% increase in turnover to 469 million Euros for the year ending
30 June 2008.
The Kern-Liebers Group, which has 5840 employees worldwide
and 3170 in Germany, is also forecasting a 6% increase to 500 million Euros for
the current financial year. The board of directors however is cautious due to
increasing raw material and energy costs, a strong Euro and anticipated higher
wage increases due to rising inflation
Vertical warp and
weft knit fabrics manufacturer Nylatex has developed three brand new
collections for the forthcoming Interfiliere, to be held in Paris in September.
The first of the collections for intimate apparel is a new
shape wear collection with secret shape wear elements. These have control
aspects but without the weight of more traditional fabrics. Nylatex told
KnittingIndustry.com: “At first glance you wouldn't know these innovative
At the next session, which takes place
from 23rd to 26th September 2008 at the Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord
Villepinte, Expofil aims to prove once again the strength of its concept.
In an industry which has been affected by a slowing down in
textile consumption, along with problems linked to the abolition of quotas and
the unfavourable dollar exchange rate, the exhibition for spinners and fibre
producers maintains its position and endeavours to meet the current and
China is losing its competitive edge in textiles and
clothing, according to a report by Textiles Intelligence. In the first quarter
of 2008 alone, US apparel imports from China declined by nearly 10% compared
with the corresponding period of 2007, reaching US$4.43 billion. In terms of
China's currency, the renminbi, the fall was an even greater 17%.
China's drop in competitiveness stems from mounting costs on
several fronts. Apart from higher costs of energy and raw
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI)
continues to evolve and expand its Repreve product offering with the
introduction of Repreve nylon 6,6 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008.
Repreve nylon, like Repreve polyester, is a first quality yarn made from 100%
Unifi has partnered with Burlington Worldwide, a division of
International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) and United Knitting in the development
of new woven and knit fabrics using Repreve nylon. ITG w
Karl Mayer has launched a new
Pattern Editor which allows users of its RS2 EL-F and RS3 EL-F raschel net producing
machines to quickly develop new patterns.
Until now, developing new net products on Karl Mayer’s RS2
EL-F and RS 3 EL-F raschel machines meant a lot of trial and error and the
development was carried out with the assistance of the machine builder. The
customer came up with a new lapping movement and sent the notation to Karl
Mayer in Obertshausen who
Karl Mayer has announced the departure of Dr Martin Prillmann, one of the warp knitting machines builder's executive management team.
Prillmann has asked to be
relieved of his contractual obligations as executive of Karl Mayer
Holding GmbH & Co. KG for personal and family reasons. After lengthy discussion, the management and
advisory board have decided to comply with his request. A company spokesperson said: "Dr. Martin
Prillmann leaves the company by mutual agre
The currents of our time bring the topic “sustainability” to
the 47th Man-made Fibers Congress.
Global mega-trends such as
the depletion of resources by a growing world population and rising affluence
with resulting price increases for energy and raw materials make sustainability
a topic everybody talks about. Global warming as a result of increased fossil
fuel utilization has added further urgency to the demands made on governments
Organizers of this months ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 have announced that they are to take tough action and expel offenders who flaunt their stringent new measures to enforce Intellectual Property Rights. Comprehensive
measures to protect Intellectual Property Rights are in place to
safeguard visitors and exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 against
counterfeit or ‘copied’ technology.
show organisers are determined to enforce stringent regulations to
BASF will be participating at the
ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 exhibition in Shanghai from July 27 - 31 (Hall E3, Stand
C19). Visitors will be able to see and discuss about the wide range of
ecological solutions for the textile industry under the three key aspects of
ecology that are consumer safety, resource saving and climate protection.
“Ecology is certainly not new to BASF, but a special focus
on consumer safety, resource saving and, especially, climate protection is
Warp and circular
knitter Christian Eschler AG has been awarded the Bluesign standard, an award presented
to companies which commit to manufacturing textile products that are
environmentally friendly, pose no health hazards, and conserve resources to the
greatest possible extent.
Demand for the Bluesign award is the result of strict
legislation and meeting it will be crucial for future success of textile
related businesses. The Bluesign standard, which has b
Curated, planned and designed by designer Angelo Figus and
knitwear expert Nicola Miller who, in eight editions, have revolutionized
knitwear concepts and design. They are continuing to strengthen and affirm the
success of Spazio Ricerca, the exclusive experimental laboratory/workshop
created by Pitti Immagine which, at each edition transforms ideas into yarns
and knits and attracts fashion's best creative heads. The Spazio Ricerca opens
the show at the Cavaniglia Pavilio
J. Mark Allan has been appointed
President and Chief Executive Officer of DyStar.
DyStar's owner, Platinum Equity (USA), has appointed J. Mark
Allan as DyStar's new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective
immediately, J. Mark Allan will replace Phil Norment as President & CEO.
Mark was previously serving as the COO and acting CEO and Phil Norment will
remain a member of the Board of General Managers and continue to oversee DyStar
in his capacity as Pr
With the trend for elegant seamless
garments or near seamless garments continuing to grow, machine builders such as
Karl Mayer are striving to satisfy the needs of designers in the fashion world.
In their pursuit to develop machines for producing seamless
garments or garments with fewer seams, product developers at Karl Mayer have
been experimenting with their multibar Textronic Lace machine to produce
lingerie which is almost ready to wear from the machine (see i
Karl Mayer opened a new sales
office for its Warp Preparation/Weaving section in Shanghai in April this year.
Being close to their customers gives companies a definite competitive edge and
has been an integral part of Karl Mayer company philosophy for many years.
For more than ten years, Karl Mayer has had a team based in
China to cater for its customers there, and the staff moved into modern offices
in a new building in April of this year. The office block is in t
Textile machinery manufacturers
around the world have been targeting China both as a market and production base
for some time now and many have set up production facilities and sales and servicing
operations in the country. Leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer
Karl Mayer is no different and here we take a look at the company’s operations
According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, textile
machines to the value of 3,900 mi
Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Director of
leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has
been appointed as Chairman of the Textile Machinery Association within Germany’s
The VDMA (Verband Deutscher
Maschinen & Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation) is a network of
around 3,000 engineering industry companies in Europe and Mayer was elected to the Board of Directors until
2011 at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Be
a global manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6,
officially opened its new nylon production facility in Suzhou in
China's Jiangsu province on June 3, 2008.
Nilit hosted a formal celebration with customers and dignitaries to
commemorate the grand opening. Nilit's executive representatives
included Michael Levi - Chairman of Nilit Group, Arie Gottlieb -
General Manager of Nilit Group, Fabio Kahn - Director Fibers Division,
At the ceremony held on June 9, former ACIMIT president and
owner of Mec-Mor SpA, Angelo Vanali awarded prizes to 10 students studying
textile engineering at Italian universities and textile institutes, winners of
the annual competition organized by the ACIMIT Foundation to promote research
on issues related to the textile machinery industry.
This year, two students were rewarded with a five-day trip
to Shanghai, to attend ITMA ASIA+CITME 2008 in July, where over 160 Itali
Part Two of a two part Feature
Last weekend we reported from Santoni Days in Brescia,
Italy, that circular seamless machine builder Santoni SpA had shocked the
knitting and hosiery industries by introducing a double needle bar raschel warp
knitting machine for producing seamless garments with integrally knitted
sleeves. In Part 1 of a two part Feature we explained the principles of the
development and here in Part 2 we look at the potential for the technology.
A complete new generation of
stenters from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen make their Asian debut at ITMA-Asia +
CITME - Stand no: A 36 in Hall E1.
A new generation of Monforts stenters offering a wider range
of finishing, relaxation and coating techniques will make their Asian debut –
including the flagship Montex 6500, the Montex 7000 TT and the Montex 6500
Montex 7000 TT
The latest Montex 7000 TT introduces for the first time 4 m
Green Business Practices and Upcoming Trends Highlight
Texworld USA’s Lenzing Innovation Botanic Symposium, Texworld USA, Javits
Convention Center, 14 - 16 July 2008
Green business practices in textiles
and 2009/2010 fashion trends will be the focus for the fifth edition of
Texworld USA’s Lenzing Innovation-sponsored Botanic Symposium, July 14-16, at
New York City’s Javits Convention Center.
“The implications of the green movement in the fashion and
‘Apply now to avoid being caught in an Olympic backlog’ show organisers urge
and exhibitors planning to attend the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 exhibition
are being urged to apply for their visa without delay. Most foreign
nationals will need a visa to enter China for the show, which is being held in Shanghai from July 27 to 31.
officials are warning that the Olympic Games, in Beijing from August 8
to 24, is already causing a backlog of visa applications in Chinese
embassies around t
In Part 1 of a Two Part Feature, Billy Hunter examines Santoni's latest quest for Seamless success.
Santoni SpA, leader in circular knitting machines for
seamless garments has surprised the knitting and hosiery industries with a venture
into double needle bar warp knitting. Some visitors to the company’s Santoni Days
exhibition last week, who came to look at the latest hosiery and seamless
developments from the likes of Lonati, Santoni, Sangiacomo and Matec however, see
Billy Hunter reports from Brescia.
Santoni SpA, leader in
circular knitting machines for seamless garments has stunned the knitting and
hosiery industries once again with a foray into warp knitting.
In a remarkable move, the Lonati Group company showed two prototype
SDW8 double needle-bar raschel knitting machines for producing seamless
garments during its Santoni Days exhibition at its Brescia headquarters over
The SDW8 is a double needle bar rasche
Nilitpresents BodyFashion and Active-Sports Wear Trends for Spring-Summer 2010
Nilit today announced its new trend concepts for bodywear and active-sports
wear for Spring-Summer which will be presented in the NILIT BODYFASHION TRENDBOOK. Spring-Summer 2010 anticipates a dynamic season in which the world of
bodywear celebrates the summer by offering an abundance of diverse
products to provide the modern woman with unlimited choices to express
Santoni will Premiere its very latest Santoni seamless machine at Santoni Days from 5-7 June 2008 at its Brescia headquarters. On show will also be an updated range of Santoni, Sangiacomo (Socks & Seamless), Matec, Vignoni, Mec-Mor and Tecnopea machines.
was founded in 1919 as the first Italian socks machine manufacturer and in 1988 it entered the prestigious Lonati group, worldwide leader
in the production of sock and pantyhose machines.
Lenzing’s Chinese subsidiaries, Lenzing (Nanjing) Fibers and Lenzing
Fibers (Shanghai), today provided donations for the earthquake victims
in the Chinese province of Sichuan. The funds are earmarked for rescue
and support operations.
The subsidiaries gave a total of RMB
500,000 (EUR 46,000) to the Jiangsu and Shanghai Red Cross. The staff
of the companies added their collection of RMB 61,937 (EUR 5,700).
For more information please contact:Angelika GuldtCorporate Co
Cotton Incorporated, today announced
the grand opening of its regional office in The Gateway, Harbour City,
Cotton Incorporated is the research and marketing company
representing US upland cotton, providing solutions to supply chain partners to
influence the use of cotton. Its mission is to build the demand for and
profitability of cotton worldwide. The new regional office in Hong Kong will
offer technical services for mills and manufacturers in the region.
Perfect circular knitting technology combined with the
"finest Terrot knitted fabrics" is the culmination of well-developed
machine engineering designed to sharpen the competitive edge of our
international customer base.
The name Terrot stands for quality and top performance in
the construction of electronically and mechanically controlled circular
knitting machines around the world. Maximum efficiency and an outstanding
cost-to-performance ratio, combined with t
Terrot at the 25th International
Knitting, Embroidery, Hosiery Machines, Side Industries and Accessories Fair (Tuyap),
May 14-18, 2008, Convention and Congress Center, Beylikdüzu Istanbul.
Circular knitting machine builder Terrot
GmbH has reported positive results from the Tuyap exhibition held earlier this
month in Istanbul
Terrot participated in the TÜYAP exhibition because of the
importance of the Turkish market for textile machinery suppliers and because
Marks and Spencer Group plc, Preliminary
Results 2007/08, 52 weeks ended 29 March 2008
Full Year Results:
• Sales up 5.1% at £9,022.0m: UK up 4.2%; International up
• UK like-for-like sales -0.5%: General Merchandise -0.5%;
• Adjusted profit before tax up 4.3% at £1,007.1m1
• Profit before tax up 20.5% to £1,129.1m
• Adjusted basic earnings per share up 7.9% at 43.6p1
• Basic earnings per share up 25.8% to 49.2p
• Dividend per share up 23.
city and the hub of its vast textile industry is ready to welcome 100,000
visitors to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008. From July 27 to 31, Shanghai will host
China’s biggest-ever textile machinery exhibition, uniting the ITMA and CITME
events to provide a ground-breaking display of latest technology.
Shanghai is gearing
up to meet the demands of show delegates from China, other Asian countries and
the rest of the world, with a comprehensive range of travel and
Nilit , a global
manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will officially open
its new nylon production facility in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province on June
3, 2008. Nilit executives will host a formal celebration with customers and
dignitaries to commemorate the grand opening. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will
begin at 9:30 am local time.
"We are very proud and excited to welcome the new
Suzhou facility into Nilit's global manufacturing net
NILIT today announced its new trend concepts for
bodywear and active-sports wear for Fall-Winter 2009/10 which will be presented
in the NILIT BODYFASHION TRENDBOOK.
Fall-Winter 2009/10 looks forward to a joyous fashion
adventure boasting a spirit of individuality and the freedom to put together
bodywear according to the mood of the moment. At a time when individualism is a
leading social phenomenon, the world of bodywear offers an abundance of diverse
The very good business
development of the Lenzing Group in 2007 continued into the first quarter of
2008, although there were first signs of weakening demand over the next
quarters in segment Fibers.
Consolidated sales rose by 23.3% from EUR 281.3 mill. to EUR
346.8 mill. as a result of increased volume production, higher fiber prices and
the inclusion of the companies acquired by segment Plastics in 2007.
First quarter EBIT grew by 27.6% to EUR 42.1 mill. (2007:
Company Increases Focus on Turkey
Nilit, a global
manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will showcase its
latest yarn innovations at the 6th International Istanbul Yarn Exhibition in
Istanbul, Turkey, May 14-15. Nilit will be located in Hall 5, Stand 519B.
"The Istanbul Exhibition provides a unique
international marketplace for Nilit ® to reinforce its commitment to and
leadership in the global yarn industry," says Oded Breier, Nilit's
The organizers of the three key industry trade
shows in the Americas – ATME-I/MEGATEX, SPESA Expo, and Techtextil North
America – have jointly announced that they have reached a landmark agreement to
co-locate and align their trade shows at the Georgia World Congress Center,
Atlanta, GA on May 18-20, 2010.
Techtextil North America is the premier exhibition for high
performance technical textiles and nonwovens in North America. This is the only
trade show t
North America’s premier trade show for technical textiles
and nonwovens, is increasing the frequency of its trade show. The event,
previously held only on even years in Atlanta, Ga., will now be held each year,
alternating locations between Atlanta and a Western region site.
The sixth edition of Techtextil North America will be held
April 21-23, 2009, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Techtextil North America is the only trade show that
assembles all v
The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:
WRNC) today announced that it has filed an application to list its common stock
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Company expects to begin trading on
the NYSE on May 15, 2008 (subject to approval by the NYSE) under the stock
symbol "WRC." The Company will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market until that time.
"We are pleased to be listing on the NYSE," said
Joseph R. Gromek, President and Chief Executive Officer o
The International Oeko-Tex Association is
presenting a new brochure titled "Questions & Answers about Oeko-Tex
Certification" in conjunction with the ITMA ASIA 2008.
Aimed at the textile and garment sectors, including specialist
trade, the flyer gives interested firms a preliminary overview of the
requirements (test criteria, cost, time commitment, quality assurance, etc.)
and the process of obtaining certification (application, testing, renewal,
High awareness level
for Oeko-Tex Standard 100 confirmed
Along with product quality and a fashionable
appearance – skin compatibility and proof of absence of harmful substances –
are amongst the most important considerations when buying apparel.
This is one
of the results of a survey commissioned by the German Oeko-Tex Certification
Centre and administered by the consulting firm BBE Retail Experts. Some 205
apparel professionals provided this assessment in a BBE questionnair
The capital increase will be used
to finance the final phase of DOGI II and increase capacity in Sri Lanka; and
to optimize the business in Asia and the group’s financial structure. The Board
of Directors has submitted a plan for the optimization of resources in Asia
which will help to improve the Group’s consolidated profit.
The General Shareholders’ Meeting of DOGI, held this morning
in El Masnou, has approved the capital increase submitted to vote by the Board
COMEZ is a global leader in advanced narrow fabric technology,
offering a complete range of crochet knitting machines, weaving needle looms,
double needle bed warp knitting machines and software for pattern programming -
used to produce a broad range of laces and bands for underwear, ribbons for clothing,
technical textiles, fancy yarns and fabrics for outerwear.
COMEZ machines are built using the most modern and innovative
For 2007, Asia remained the major destination for Italian
exports of textile machinery, with sales in all Asian markets attaining 793
million euro, representing fully 43% of Italy’s total exports in the sector.
Yet Asia’s textile and garments industry is a very diversified market. Next to
China and India, the industry’s global powers, other manufacturing areas are
seeking recognition on the increasingly competitive international scene. For
these relative new
Company Now Expects Full Year 2008 EPS of U.S. $1.45-$1.50
and Second Quarter EPS of U.S. $0.35
Gildan Activewear Inc.
(GIL; TSX and NYSE) announced that it expects to report adjusted diluted EPS of
approximately U.S. $0.35 for its second quarter ended March 30, 2008, up approximately
13% from the second quarter of last year. The Company had previously projected
EPS of approximately U.S. $0.42 for the second quarter of fiscal 2008. For the
full 2008 fiscal yea
Holdings will today officially open MAS Intimates Thurulie, its
eco-manufacturing plant located at MAS Fabric Park, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka. The plant will
manufacture lingerie for the UK high street retailer, Marks & Spencer (M&S).
Thurulie is the first lingerie manufacturing facility producing goods for
M&S which has been designed to reduce carbon emissions and aims to become
It features the
biggest installation of solar panels to da
With just a few months to go before the next ITMA ASIA +
CITME, to be held in Shanghai from July 27 to July 31, 2008, it appears Italy’s
textile machinery manufacturers will be among the most numerous and well
represented, testifying the Country’s leadership position among textile
160 Italian exhibitors will be on hand at ITMA ASIA + CITME
2008, occupying an overall exhibition area of some 7200 sq. meters; 76 Italian
manufacturers will be p
Exhibition Stand in Hall E1, B09 – Press conference on July
After a successful premiere
at ITMA 2007 in Munich, the International Oeko-Tex Association is going to
Shanghai to take part in ITMA ASIA 2008 from July 27th to July 31st.
At the Oeko-Tex exhibition stand B09 in Hall E1, interested
trade visitors will find contacts from several Oeko-Tex Testing Institutes who
can provide detailed information about Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Oeko-Tex
April 26-30, 2008
May 14-18, 2008
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008
July 27-31, 2008
SPIN EXPO 2009/2010A/W
September 8-10, 2008
In 2007 the Italian textile
machinery industry saw its production increase by 3% compared to the previous
year, thanks above all to growth in domestic market. The value of this economic
surge translates into just under 2.8 billion Euros.
The export market held on well with respect to 2006, in
spite of an overall performance that fell short in some of the major foreign
markets (China and India). The percentage of exports on Italian production of
textile machinery r
Inc. (NYSE: UFI) will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday,
May 1, 2008 to discuss its financial results of the third fiscal quarter ended
March 23, 2008.
To participate in this conference call, please dial (973)
935-8790 and reference conference identification 44230082 approximately 10
minutes prior to the beginning of the presentation, which is expected to begin
promptly at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). Participants can v
TÜYAP Fairs And Exhibitions Organization Inc. will organize
the 6th International Istanbul Yarn Fair between May 14 and 18, 2008 at Tüyap
Fair, Convention And Congress Center, Beylikdüzü – Istanbul, Turkey. Simultaneously with the above fairs
and at the same location, 25th International Knitting, Embroidery Hosiery Machines, Side Industries And
Accesories Fair And 25th International Textile Machines, Side Industries And
Textile Chemicals Fair organized in cooperation with TEMSAD Text
Briefs requiring very
little making-up, produced on the ML 35 C
Work on developing underwear having fewer seams is
continuing at KARL MAYER. Last year, a bra with an integrated band in the
under-bra section and a snugly fitting edge along the plunging neckline, made
from a fabric produced on the ML 35 C, was presented.
The matching briefs have now been developed, and these are
also designed to have the fewest possible number of seams. The bra and briefs
come as a set and are patterned with the
Joint Statement by the Ministry for
Investment, Industry and Information Technology, and Nylon Knitting on a new
Investment by Nylon Knitting.
A Memorandum of
Understanding has been signed between the Government and Nylon Knitting,
stating that Nylon Knitting will invest €43 million in the manufacturing plant
in Malta during the years 2008-2011, in line with their new Business Plan.
This was revealed by the Minister for Investment,
Industry and Information Te
Pacific Textiles Increases stake in PT Sri Lanka to 60% For a Cash Consideration of US$ 1,630,000. Under the Agreement, Pacific Textiles has agreed to purchase 8% of sales shares of PT Sri Lanka from Brandix in a cash consideration of US$ 1,630,000. The consideration for the acquisition will be funded by the internal resources of the Group.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Pacific Textiles and Brandix will own 60% and 40% of PT Sri Lanka respectively. As part of the Company’s strategy to ex
The history and success of COMEZ S.p.A. are closely bound to Mr. Luigi Omodeo Zorini, the company’s president and founder.
Following early experiences working at an important knitwear factory in his home town, Mr. Zorini launched his own business back in 1953, starting out as an entrepreneur.
Those were years characterised by hard work and a pioneering and enterprising spirit, years in which Mr. Zorini took his first steps along the road he was to follow in the knitwear machinery industry. It
KnittingIndustry.com has launched the world’s first interactive
Used Knitting Machinery trading system dedicated solely to the knitting industries.
Buyers can browse Used Machinery free of charge
and find the machine they need under the following categories:
Circular Knitting, Flat & Fully Fashioned Knitting, Hosiery
& Seamless, Warp Knitting & Crochet, Dyeing & Finishing,
Miscellaneous, Spare Parts
Used Machinery will allow sellers to offer their used machines to buyers aroun
Trust CAITME -The largest international textile machinery
exhibition in Central Asia.
CAITME is a showcase of the latest technology and a meeting
place for buyers and sellers from all over the world.
Uzbekistan Textile Industry Development
Only in 2006 twenty two new textile enterprises with total
cost over $108 millions and 7980 job opportunities were started up. 14 of them
are directed toward textile garments manufacturing. Export potential of the
A new era opens for Dryarn. After two years of research
conducted at the Dermatological Clinic of the University of Modena and Reggio
Emilia, Dryarn® - the polypropylene microfibre produced by the Aquafil group –
has successfully passed the winning post: the “dermatologically tested”
So from today Dryarn® can add to its already numerous performances
the assurance that this microfiber causes no unpleasant effects to the body,
especially to persons with very sensitive or probl
The DOGI Gruop is patenting
worldwide the technology that makes it possible to manufacture seamless curved
With this new technology, the DOGI Group becomes the only
manufacturer in the world capable of producing elastic fabrics with curved selvages
integrated in the garment. Penn Elastic is currently developing joint projects
with three internationally prestigious corsetry brands.
The DOGI Group has patented worldwide, through its Penn
Elastic brand –spec
Four months ahead of ITMA ASIA + CITME, which will take
place from 27 to 31 July 2008 in Shanghai, the German textile machinery
industry presents itself in top form. In 2007, the German manufacturers of
textile machinery and accessories had been able to increase the good export
figures of 2006 by 7.2 per cent to 3.9 billion Euro.
9,000 square meters Made in Germany
At ITMA ASIA, some 130 German exhibitors will present their
products and services to the Asian textile industries on 9,000 square m
2007 preliminary results
* Consolidated revenues 2,085 million euro, up 9%
* EBIT 243 million euro (+35%)
* Net income 145 million euro (+16%)
* Ordinary EBITDA up by over 27%
Ponzano, 21 February 2008 - h. 2:20 p.m. CET. The Benetton Group Board meeting today viewed the preliminary results for the 2007 financial year (*), pending availability of final numbers which will be examined and approved by the Board of Directors on 19 March 2008.
2007 preliminary results showed a 9.1% growth in consolid
The Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting to
elect Dominik Koechlin, Hariolf Kottmann and Carlo G. Soave to the Board of
Directors. The Board plans to appoint Jürg Witmer as Chairman and Rudolf Wehrli
as Vice-Chairman. Roland Lösser, Clariant’s Chairman, will, as communicated
earlier, for personal reasons, not stand for reelection. Furthermore Tony Reis,
Clariant’s Vice-Chairman, will retire from the Board, and Kajo Neukirchen,
Overseas exhibitors from the CEMATEX countries and Japan will present a powerful display of latest textile manufacturing technology at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 in July.
With all 126,500 sq. metres of stand space now fully booked, the exhibition, to be held from July 27 to 31, is guaranteed to be China’s biggest-ever textile machinery show.
Chinese machinery producers will, naturally, provide the largest national group of exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008, but the full particip
The business result of the Lenzing Group for 2007 clearly surpasses the very good result of 2006. Excellent economic conditions and the dynamic expansion of the group in fibres and plastics form the basis of yet another record result.
1. Consolidated sales up 20.9 percent to EUR 1.26 bill.
2. EBIT up 50.6 percent to EUR 162.3 mill.
3. Management board proposes dividend of EUR 14 (2006: EUR 10)
According to preliminary figures, consolidated sales rose by 20.9% to EUR 1.26 bill. (2
Karl Mayer ML 35 C -The shortest route from the machine to the body. A bra featuring functional zones and fewer seams is ready to go into mass production on the ML 35 C.
Fewer seams in a garment mean fewer making-up sequences and make the garment more comfortable to wear. This is why the product developers at KARL MAYER have been busy since the beginning of last year with producing a bra having fewer seams on the ML 35 C.
This multibar raschel machine offers all the advantages of the latest gene
Abstract of World Patent No.WO2008003463
knitting machine (101) with latch needles and without sinkers
comprising, in at least some of the regions of the needle holder (102)
comprised between two contiguous slots (103) which accommodate a
corresponding needle (5), a knitting retention element (106) which has
a portion (106a) which forms a stop shoulder (107) for the knitting;
the knitting retention element (106) can move on command from a first
position, in which it does not interfere with the
The new European Chemicals Regulation (REACH) came into
effect on June 1, 2007. It imposes new obligations on all manufacturers and
downstream users of chemicals. DyStar started to address the implications of
REACH very early on.
Interview with Dr. Eva Leweke
Dr. Eva Leweke is Manager in DyStar’s Product Safety,
Ecology Group. She studied biology at RWTH Aachen, Germany, and Michigan State
University, USA, specializing ecotoxicology
DyStar is well-prepared for REACH
We will be pre-registering
August 12 to August
15, 2008, 2:00 PM through 9:00 PM. Vila Germânica
Convention Center Blumenau – Santa Catarina - Brazil.
You cannot miss the greatest event in the textile area. It
is already in its 11th edition and in constant growth. All the sectors in the
textile chain are going to be part of FEBRATEX 2008: sewing machines, cutting
machines, trims, labels, packaging, equipment, finishing, dye-house, threads,
printing, industrial automation, information technology, looms and raw
Willy Hermann, the world leader in fine gauge fabrics, has
now achieved the impossible: circular knitting in gauge E60. The present world
record of gauge E54 circular knitting which was also held by Willy Hermann
since the beginning of 2006 has now been outperformed by introducing brand new
fabrics in gauge E60 under the Superfine label of Willy Hermann.
The fabrics will be presented for the first time to the
international lingerie audience at the Interfiliè
Commenting on performance for the past
financial year, Rainer Mayer, Managing Partner of the world’s leading
manufacturer of circular knitting machines commented that “2007 turned out to
be a more successful financial year than anticipated”.
Overall, Mayer & Cie. clocked up sales of 1690
circular knitting machines, marking a 5.2 % increase on the previous year. The
circular knitting machine market is characterized first and foremost by the
Business Pass appointed to handle accommodation for show participants.
ITMA 2011 will now start a day earlier than originally
planned, announced show owner, the European Committee of Textile Machinery
Manufacturers (CEMATEX). It will be held from 22 to 29 September 2011 at the
new Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain.
ITMA 2011 organiser, MP International, has appointed
Barcelona Business Pass (BBP) to be the official travel agent handling the
Online registrations stream in as international promotional campaign
gears up. Organisers of the first-ever combined ITMA ASIA + CITME textile
machinery show are aiming for a multinational event – with large numbers of
trade buyers from the key textile-producing nations across the whole of Asia
among the expected 100,000 visitors.
The exhibition, to be held in Shanghai from July 27 to 31
this year, will attract a massive audience from China itself, as delegates from
Number 1 Stand A30 -Artex and Monarch look forward to welcoming you to their
stand where you can view the OD4-VXC-A3, VX-RSY6RE and VX-3FWY machines, and
developments from Monarch
September 2007 - Is it a print?
Fine Gauge Electronic Double Jersey: This collection of
fine gauge double jersey jacquards boasts the question. With clarity of design,
power stretch and with a fabric weight of less than 100 g/m², we believe will
herald a new generation of fabrics.
Yarn, and Seamless Manufacturers Unite in Industry Display
Nilit ® Ltd, a major producer of nylon 6.6 and microfiber
yarns, has announced that it will be part of Santoni's Seamless Village
collaborative industry display at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt
Lake City, January 23-26. Nilit will be featured in booth MR 151.
This is the first time that fiber, yarn, and apparel
manufacturers have joined forces to create a collective display for the
Pai Lung Quickens Customer Response Time with PTC Product Development System - Leading Knitting Machine Manufacturer Leverages Pro/ENGINEER® and Windchill® to Improve Design Collaboration and Manage Data Control.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, today announced that Pai Lung Machinery Mill Co., Ltd, one of the world’s leading circular knitting machine manufacturers and one of the fastest growing companies in the textile machinery indust
Italian spinning industry in 2006-2007
After the major setbacks during the five year period from
2001-2005 when the Italian spinning industry’s turnover dropped by nearly 30%,
last year the industry’s sales (including intra-industry and marketing)
stabilized – almost (- 0.6%). Industry sales settled at just about 3.4 billion
euros (Table 1) accounting for roughly 6.5% of the total of Italian
textile-fashion sales and the figure rises to 15.5% if we consider only the
PITTI FILATI 62 -30 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY 2008, FLORENCE, FORTEZZA DA BASSO
PITTI FILATI: CREATIVE STIMULI FOR THE FASHION BUSINESS
AND THE VANGUARD OF INTERNATIONAL FASHION
“Pitti Filati owes its success to the high level of its
buyers and their ongoing attendance, to the quality and research components of
the featured collections, and to the selection of the most innovative
technologies and services for the textile industry - says Agostino Poletto,
Deputy-General Manager of Pitti Immagine. ��
The 5th Dhaka Int'l Textile & Garment Machinery &
Apparel Accessories Exhibition Date:January 21~24,2008 Venue:Bangladesh-China
Friendship Conference Center(BCFCC),Dhaka Booth No.:115
If you wish to reach out to the textile and garment
machinery & accessories market in South Asia, Dhaka Int'l Textile &
Garment Industry Exhibition 2008 is the definitive gateway to provide you with
excellent quality and high-effectiveness one-stop selling and sourcing
Riding on the resoun
Satisfactory outcome of the ITMA 2007 for Mayer
& Cie. The circular knitting machine manufacturer welcomed almost 7,000
visitors to its stand.
Munich passed its baptism of fire as a trade fair
location for the ITMA with flying colours. Visitors to the show numbered a good
118,000, and were quick to confirm their resounding approval of the ITMA 2007
organization both during the set-up phase and throughout the whole of the
Almost 7,000 visitors were
The internationalisation and globalisation of the textile industry was impressively reflected at ITMA 2007 in Munich. This 15th International Exhibition of Textile Machinery, running from 13 to 20 September, attracted 118,000 trade visitors from 149 countries to the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. 45 percent of the visitors came along to the event for the first time. Never before have visitors from so many different countries attended ITMA.
"ITMA is the leading trade fai
ITMA ASIA + CITME combined show draws enthusiastic response. Leading textile machinery builders sign up for space as
application deadline draws near.
The first combined
ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition has drawn enthusiastic response from the world’s
leading textile machinery makers. Applications for booth space have been
streaming in as the deadline draws near.
Miss Maria Avery, Secretary General of CEMATEX, The
European Committee of Textile Machinery
Starting April 2007 Dr. Martin Prillmann (41) has been
appointed as managing director at KARL MAYER. He will take over from Ulrich
Mayer, who is retiring from the company this summer.
Dr. Prillmann started in his new post at KARL MAYER on
2nd April, and will take over all the roles and functions of his predecessor
during the course of the summer.
The new managing director, who holds a doctorate in
business administration, worked for many years in a well-known management
consultancy firm, an