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.
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.
Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, has launched three new flame retardant (FR) fabrics ranges which it will be showcasing along with its current range of innovative products at this year’s leading technical textiles exhibitions – Techtextil 2013, and A+A Safety, Security & Health At Work 2013.