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ContiTech starts new plant for coated fabrics in China

Germany-based ContiTech has started its new facility for coated fabrics in China. The opening of the new facility marks a special milestone in the company’s history in China: it is the first international production site for elastomer coatings outside Germany. “The investment into that new plant underlines our commitment within and to the Chinese market. It allows us to better meet our Chinese customers’ demands in different industries,” Dr. Peter Scholtissek, Head of ContiTech Elastomer […]

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Review: GMMSA Expo, 2017

Some of the leading technology providers across India strongly believe that they should come together and do technology/machine expo to make it according to their needs, more impressive, successful and cost-effective. Held from 17-20 February in Ludhiana, the second edition of GMMSA (Garment Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association) Expo successfully reaffirmed this belief, notwithstanding that few days earlier some of the participants were sceptical of whether the event should take place or not. With abundance […]

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“Lincell will have better acceptance in the market than linen in coming years”

With cost cutting to stay competitive being a norm today, effective substitutes or new options to hitherto expensive raw materials is something the apparel industry is aggressively looking at. In regards to fabric blends, there are some interesting options and one of them is lincell which is touted as the best substitute of linen. Lincell has been available in the industry since the last 3½ years and is being offered in India by Sundarams Texventures […]

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Asia and South America drive growth in global fabric market

International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) State of Trade Report shows that global fabric production has increased by more than 3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016, driven by surge in Asia and South America markets. However, while Asian and South American output grew by over 4 per cent each, European fabric production fell by nearly 15 per cent quarter-on-quarter. Year-on-year, global fabric output improved moderately by 0.6 per cent in the third quarter […]

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Bir Horizons creating niche in rotary printing

Being one of the top fabric manufacturing and process houses in Delhi-NCR region, Bir Horizons is known for its knitting, dyeing, rotary printing, raising and sueding capabilities. The company derives its strength from real assets – manpower and experienced management, besides manufacturing in-house fabric with installed machines to deliver an array of premium quality fabrics. In conversation with Apparel Online, Jasbir Singh, MD of Bir Horizons shares how Delhi-NCR is growing as a knitting hub […]

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ThreadSoL bags award for its resource-efficient solutions

ThreadSol Pvt. Ltd., which provides innovative software solutions for garment manufacturers to help them boost their profits, has been winning accolades for its path breaking concept and pioneering work. Continuing the same, at the recently held 2016 Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards in New Delhi, ThreadSol was recognized for its innovation in developing smart and resource-efficient garment manufacturing solutions, along with other large corporates, emerging innovators and individuals leading the charge in the sustainability space. Manasij […]

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Basic yarns in abundance locally; China preferred for specialised varieties

The growth of the knitwear sector in general, and sweater as a product category, is largely due to the increase in the yarn production capacity – especially cotton and acrylic – over the years. “The core strength of the knitwear sector is its strong backward linkage industry that supplies almost all the required yarns and fabrics except a few varieties and qualities,” states former BKMEA President Fazlul Hoque, adding that the improvement has been possible […]

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Product specialisation, non-traditional markets to stay on course for Impressive Group

Starting its journey way back in 1992 with a four-line facility, Impressive Garment (Pvt.) Ltd. has traversed a long distance to turn into a conglomerate known as Impressive Group with six garment manufacturing facilities and even extending into accessory manufacturing, fabrics and other businesses now, but yet staying focused on producing ‘bottoms’. “Last year we exported garments worth US $ 67 million and this year our target is to reach US $ 90 million with […]

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