Archive: 2015


Sustainable coating techniques for transport textiles

The 8th European Coating Congress, organised by the University College Ghent, Belgium, took place in September with 250 participants.

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Tailor-made polypropylene fibres for automotive composites

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibres are used in several automotive applications, including the luggage compartment, undershields, floor carpet systems, arch liners and seam reinforcement.

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New fibre composite materials trade fair to be held in Augsburg

A new event called Experience Composites will be staged in Augsburg, Germany, from 21-23 September 2016.

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Hanesbrands to increase investment in Vietnam

US apparel group Hanesbrands aims to increase its total investment in Vietnam to nearly US$55m by the end of 2015, increasing its 2014 figure by…

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36,000 Indonesian textiles and clothing jobs at risk

Around 36,000 textile and clothing workers in Indonesia could lose their jobs as weak sales threaten more than 100 small-scale manufacturers.

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MWE seeks additional revenue from Vietnam expansion

MWE Holdings is seeking US$40m additional revenue from its textile business through its wholly-owned unit, United Sweethearts Garment (USG), in the next financial year ending…

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British fashion and home furnishings retailer expanding in the Philippines

UK-based fashion and home furnishings retailer Cath Kidston is expanding its business in the Philippines as it plans to open seven new stores over the…

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Refugee crisis gives concerns for Hungarian laundry sector

Among the tens of thousands of Syrian and other refugees attempting to cross Hungary on their way to Western Europe are a number of fatally…

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Russian textile producers want ban on European clothing imports

Following Russia’s much publicised destruction of contraband European cheese and other foods, local textile companies have decided to take advantage of the nationalist mood, according…

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Armani to invest in menswear factory in Bulgaria

Global fashion giant Armani is looking to establish a menswear factory in Bulgaria.

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Doka Tekstil launches new knitwear factory in Macedonia

Macedonian women’s knitwear producer Doka Tekstil has launched a new textile factory in the southeast of the country.

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A.W. Hainsworth acquires Replin Fabrics

A. W. Hainsworth & Sons has announced the purchase of Replin Fabrics from Moorbrook Textiles (reports Aircraft Interiors International).

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Fibre reinforced lining contains explosion in luggage hold of aircraft

A bomb-proof composite lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK’s University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a…

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Autoneum starts construction of new production facility in Mexico

Autoneum has started construction of a new plant in Mexico.

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Ford’s world-first knee airbag in new Mustang

Ford has developed a new innovative knee airbag design for its new 2015 Mustang, becoming the first automaker to integrate an airbag within the glove…

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TWE buys automotive nonwovens supplier Isowood

Germany’s TWE Group has purchased a 90% stake in Isowood, a specialised nonwovens manufacturer using natural fibres, such as hemp, flax, kenaf and jute in…

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