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Billy Hunter

Editor's Viewpoint

6th April 2013, Manchester

What’s new on Knitting Industry this week?


Greetings from a cold but sunny Manchester. Let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening this week on Knitting Industry.

A start-up Netherlands-based company called Elasol, established in 2012, has developed a technology that uses an innovative elastic, warp-knit textile in an intelligent system to help balance sunlight, shade, temperature and humidity in greenhouses. In Knitted screen offers flexible light management for greenhouses, Debra Cobb looks at the technology and the people behind OMBRA-DLS - there are some great images and a super video animation which shows how the product actually works in greenhouses.  

Talking about video - we have a great profile of Cesare Citterio, the enigmatic owner and CEO of Cifra SpA the leading Italian proponent of seamless warp knitting technology. Man on a seamless mission talks about Citterio’s passion for manufacturing and marketing the company’s patented WKS seamlessly knitted garments and has no fewer than four excellent video clips which show various aspects of the man, his company and its products.

In Communicating the future of man-made fibres, we take a look at this year’s Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry; the event takes place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September. Over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ‘Communicating the Future of Man-Made Fibers’. Around 800 delegates are expected to attend and readers can download the preliminary programme in the article.

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Billy Hunter





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