Archive: 2016


Key Safety Systems plans expansion in Japan

Regardless of whether or not it is successful in being selected for taking over troubled Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, Key Safety Systems (KSS) is aiming…

Read full post

Explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety

Thirteen EU research institutes are developing explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety, in a project co-ordinated by D’Appolonia of Italy and motivated by the PanAm explosion…

Read full post

New production line for Ultra-Silent

Autoneum has brought into operation its third production line for manufacturing the semi-finished material of Ultra-Silent at its German production location in Gundernhausen, Hesse.

Read full post

Demand for airbag yarns increasing

According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5% annually over the next five years.

Read full post

Global train seat materials market projected to reach US$2.54bn by 2024

Global rolling stock investment is projected to rise from US$62. 2bn in 2016 to US$75.

Read full post

Sigmatex launches recycled composite material

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fibre composite material within its SigmaRF product range.

Read full post

Better Factories Cambodia programme to be extended

The Cambodian government, through the Ministries of Commerce and Labour, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Better Factories Cambodia…

Read full post

Indonesian textile industry looks to state for boost

Increased government support and ongoing trade negotiations with the EU are expected to underpin growth in Indonesia’s textile industry.

Read full post

Malaysian textile industry faces critical labour shortage

Malaysia’s textile industry is facing a critical labour shortage, which could affect investment flows into the industry if the issue is not addressed, says the…

Read full post

American & Efird signs Philippines licensing deal

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread producer American & Efird (A&E) is expanding its business in South East Asia, having signed a licensing deal with a…

Read full post

Thai clothing producer plans ASEAN expansion

Dapper General Apparel is looking to boost its DA+PP label as an ASEAN apparel brand over the next few years through local partnerships, reports the…

Read full post

Former CEO of Vietnam's PVTex suspended

A former executive at a near-bankrupt fibre plant was suspended by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade in mid-November after being absent from duties for…

Read full post

Latvian print company opens new US facility

A Latvian company has opened a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, to accommodate the demand from its 10,000 worldwide customers.

Read full post

Estonian mattress manufacturer opens plant extension

Mattress manufacturer Hilding Anders Baltic has opened a 7,000 m2 extension of its Estonian plant in the Rae rural municipality to the south of Tallinn…

Read full post

Russian lingerie producer to invest US$20m to increase production

Russian lingerie manufacturer RozTeh has announced plans to invest up to US$20m to increase production by 150%.

Read full post

Bulgarian textile producer to invest in Serbia

Bulgarian textile producer Kalinel is to invest €1. 9m (US$2. 0m) in expanding its production capacities and workforce with new facilities in southern Serbia.

Read full post