Archive: 2014

Bulgaria reports good export trend but search continues for professionals

In the first half of 2013, exports of Bulgarian textiles, knitwear and clothing increased by 1.

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Autoneum bolsters its presence in China

Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in an existing joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier…

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Autoliv receives Volvo award for pedestrian protection airbag

Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv has received Volvo Car’s excellence award for the development of the world’s first pedestrian protection airbag.

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Sustainable flooring system for railways

German carpet manufacturer Vorwerk Teppichwerke is a supplier of polyamide (PA) 6.

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Conference addresses performance and improvement of automotive textiles

At the recent Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference 2013, several presentations addressed performance and improvement of automotive textiles.

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Belarusian textile maker invests in modernisation

Belarusian textile and clothing producer Mogotex has invested more than US$30m in its modernisation over the past five years, according to director general Viktor Matiyevich.

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Russian mills return to source Australian wool

For the first time in two decades representatives from Russian wool mills, including scourers, weavers and fibre experts, have travelled at their own expense to…

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Moldovan yarn producer increases sales by 26%

With USAID’s support, a Moldovan textile company has improved its yarn quality, production efficiency and marketing, which has led to a 26% increase in sales.

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Serbian stocking manufacturer to expand capacity

8 Mart, which has been operating in Novi Knezevac, Serbia, for several years now, is planning to boost its production capacity.

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Clothing industry halts operations owing to strikes

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) issued a statement in late December, informing all stakeholders that the industry was unable to continue operations.

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China being superseded as a production base for Japanese clothing firms

Japanese companies are increasing textile and clothing production in Indonesia, which makes the country a prime alternative to China as a location for such operations.

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Mascot opens new factory in Laos

Denmark-based workwear manufacturer Mascot International has inaugurated a newly built factory in Laos.

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FIDA launches automated weaving machine for abaca

The Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) of the Department of Agriculture of Philippines has launched a new automatic handloom weaving machine to improve production of…

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