Archive: 2013


Philippine clothing brands to merge to compete with foreign brands

Philippines clothing brands Bayo and Unica Hija are to merge to improve their chances of competing in the local market.

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Verdezyne granted BioNexus status by Malaysian Biotechnology

US-based Verdezyne, a developer of renewable polyamide fibre and bio-based chemicals, has been granted BioNexus status by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Malaysia’s primary bio-based industry development…

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Teijin sets up new unit for meta-aramid fibre in Thailand

Japanese fibre maker Teijin has set up a subsidiary in Thailand that will produce and sell its newly developed meta-aramid fibre from July 2015.

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Russia’s Gloria Jeans may be partly sold to private investors

Vladimir Melnikov, owner of Russia’s leading apparel retailer Gloria Jeans, is considering selling a 25% stake in the company.

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Dutch textile company opens workwear plant in Macedonia

VPTEX Macedonia, a new plant for manufacturing industrial and safety clothing, has been opened by Van Puijenbroek Textiel in the Ilinden industrial zone in Macedonia.

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Cotton processing joint venture in Kyrgyzstan set up with South Korea

Kyrgyzstan is planning to set up a joint venture with South Korea to process cotton, according to Saparbek Asanov, Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Minister of Energy and…

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Report blames Cambodian factory faintings on malnutrition

Researchers have found baseline malnutrition in Cambodian garment workers, which could explain the spate of factory faintings that have plagued the sector in recent years.

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Compass opens early-stage wool processing plant in Malaysia

A new early-stage processing plant has opened its doors in Malaysia, offering a “one-stop shop” for scouring, topmaking and shrink resist treatments.

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Teijin Frontier to establish new company in Myanmar

Teijin Frontier will establish Teijin Frontier Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar, on 1 October to strengthen the Teijin Group’s fibre products converting company’s overseas operations and…

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BTK Group to produce Russian army uniforms

BTK Group, one of Russia’s largest producers of men’s clothing and uniforms, has signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence for the production…

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Low & Bonar acquires Texiplast

UK-based Low & Bonar is to acquire Texiplast, a Slovakian producer of high- strength woven, knitted and nonwoven geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market,…

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Mango to begin again in Bulgaria

Spanish fashion brand Mango will go directly to the Bulgarian market, after the recent bankruptcy of its representative Atrium Bulgaria and the closure of all…

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Automotive interior suppliers under investigation by anti-trust authorities

The European automotive interiors industry is under investigation by the German anti-trust authorities on suspicion of fixing prices since at least 2002 on certain nonwoven…

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ComfortSpan launches seating suspension textiles

The Acme Group has been granted a provisional patent on its latest suspension fabrics.

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Autoneum forms manufacturing joint venture in Thailand

Autoneum has founded Summit & Autoneum in Thailand together with Thai automotive supplier Auto Interior Products, a subsidiary of Summit Auto Seats Industry.

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Optimised vehicle acoustics with innovative damping coating

Autoneum, a leading supplier of vehicle acoustics and thermal management, has added an innovative damping solution to its product portfolio.

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