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Sofileta, Hyosung partner for Creora Fresh fabric collection

Sofileta, a Europe-based company that specializes in design and production of technical textile components, has teamed up with Korea-based premier global elastane manufacturer Hyosung to develop a new collection of creora® Fresh fabrics. “We are committed to leveraging our technical capabilities to service the needs of customers for performance plus fashion. Our expertise is to customize the fabrics for the needs of the specific end use application. creora Fresh allows us to add another element […]

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China stays ahead in technical textiles production

Amid rapidly increasing global technical textiles market, China is expected to stay dominant in this sector in 2017. Europe and USA are two top markets which China is aiming to cater the most. According to BizVibe (a leading B2B marketplace), the global technical textile industry was estimated to be worth US $ 142 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach US $ 165 billion by 2019. China contributes 30 per cent to the global […]

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Sioen Industries buys technical textile manufacturer James Dewhurst Group

In a deal worth £ 44 million, Belgium-based Sioen Industries, has purchased 100 per cent shares of the Lancashire-based technical textiles manufacturer James Dewhurst Group. The sellers involved in this deal are AAC Capital Partners, the Brierley family trusts, and the management of James Dewhurst. The official adviser of this deal, Philip Barker, Partner and Head of Industrials, Cavendish Corporate Finance, commented, “With the global textiles industry set for continued growth, this complementary acquisition brings […]

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3rd ITTA-Defence Exhibition and Conference concludes

Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA), which promotes, supports, develops and increases production, consumption and export of technical textiles to make India a powerhouse in this segment, recently held its third ITTA-Defence Exhibition and Conference in New Delhi, India. The theme of the event was “Indigenization and Provision of Improved Products to Our Soldiers”, which will help the Army get their requirements at affordable prices. Army is trying to move with the indigenize items by involving […]

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Indian Army may soon start using indigenous high altitude clothing

Siachen – the world’s highest and coldest active war zone with extremely uninhabitable conditions where Indian Army operates at heights of over 20,000 feet. Sustaining at such a high altitude is an extremely tough task. The valiant heroes up there, protecting the nation, require specialized extreme winter clothing items such as special jackets, trousers, boots, and sleeping bags. The Indian Army imports even the most basic equipment and personal items required to sustain troops there at an […]

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Belarus aims growth in technical textiles and nonwovens production

With plans to set up a new industrial cluster at Mogilevkhimvolokno, the largest manufacturer of polyester fibres and yarns in Europe, Belarus could just be the next European technical textiles production centre. The new cluster will operate from the processing of raw materials to the making of finished products. “In the first stage of the project, the new cluster will focus on the production and processing of technical yarns while the second stage will involve […]

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Technical textiles to boost Indian textile industry

The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US $ 108 billion, is expected to reach US $ 223 billion by 2021. This was stated by Sanjay Aggarwal, Chairman, Industry Affairs Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) during an exhibition-cum-buyer-seller meet on technical textiles in New Delhi last month. Besides textile industry, technical textile industry which stood at Rs. 92,499 crore in 2015-16 is expected to grow at 12 per cent CAGR and […]

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Techtextil ’17: UCMTF to partake with its 30 group companies

UCMTF, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association, is all set to participate at the upcoming May edition of Techtextil trade show in Germany with its group of around 30 companies. During the course of the four-day exhibition, UCMTF members will place an emphasis on their current and prospective partnerships with international technical textile manufacturers. The French machinery manufacturers at Techtextil mostly consist of SMEs which can provide tailor-made technical manufacturing equipment to suit the specific […]

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Only 10% of Indian textile items belong to technical textiles: Textile Commissioner

Only 10 per cent of Indian textile products belong to technical textiles compared to developed nations such as Germany where 50 per cent of textile products belong to technical textile category, informed Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles at the recently concluded 57th Joint Technological Conference. Organized by Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), the annual conference was attended by Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (ATIRA), South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) and Northern […]

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Techtextil ’17: Sanitized to display material protection solutions

At Techtextil 2017, Swiss antimicrobial expert, Sanitized AG, is going to showcase its range of innovative material protection solutions which are said to securely and permanently prevent – mold and mildew, algae, pink stain and bacteria. The company will also give a presentation on how to maintain the functionality of technical textiles using its own branded products. The company says maintaining the maximum functionality and aesthetics of technical textiles is possible through the prevention or […]

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Techtextil ’17: Jakob Müller to exhibit latest machinery

Jakob Müller AG, manufacturer of woven and knitted tapes, webbings as well as technical textiles, printed narrow fabrics and winding machinery, is going to showcase its latest technological solutions at the upcoming Techtextil trade show, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from May 9 to 12 2017. Comez Acotronic 8B/600 and NH2 53 2/130 – the two major machines, developed by Müller – will be up on display in the exhibition. Also Read – […]

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Techtextil 2017: Monforts to present technical textiles coating units

A. Monforts Textilmaschinen’s Techtextil Division is all set to exhibit the company’s full range of new coating units for the first time at the upcoming Techtextil 2017, an exhibition for technical textiles and nonwovens, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany this May. Coating range texCOAT powered by Monforts, incorporating knife over roller/air system, magnetic roller system and printing head systems, will be displayed at the fair. “Single sourced solutions ranging from single sided applications […]

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Italian textile machinery manufacturers – a major attract at Techtextil ’17

Around 70 Italian machinery manufacturers will take part at the upcoming edition of Techtextil Frankfurt, a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, to be held from 9-12 May in Frankfurt, Germany. Out of these, 25 are Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) associated members, namely 4M Plants, Beschi, Bianco, Bombi, Bonino, Canalair, Carù, Cogne, Cubotex, Dell’orco & Villani, Etv, Fadis, Mesdan, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Pmt Ribbons, Ratti, Rollmac, Sariel, Saspe, Sicam, Textape, […]

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India’s FIEO aims at setting up technical textiles cluster in TN

The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) is reportedly in talks with various agencies for setting up a technical textiles cluster in Tamil Nadu where common facilities including R&D centres could be provided for start-ups in the sector. Dr. A. Sakthivel, Regional Chairman, FIEO (Southern Region) stated, “Very few are into export of technical textiles at present. Though potential is immense, but exporters would have to look at product diversification to achieve higher growth.” Also […]

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Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks fails to realise objectives: Report

Lack of coordination among the units in the textile parks, inability to attract the right investors, failure to achieve economies of scale, absence of collective approach in raw materials sourcing and marketing, small size of the parks, and dearth of marketing support from the Government have emerged as reasons behind failure of Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), launched in 2005. This has been stated in a report commissioned by Indian Textiles Ministry. The scheme […]

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