Archive: 2016


Sale of Aha Mura Prvi Maj falls through

Miroljub Dimitrijevic, trustee in bankruptcy of Aha Mura Prvi Maj, said the attempt to sell the company will probably be unsuccessful, as Ferrari Investment East...

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EU approves textile trade deal with Uzbekistan

The International Trade Committee of the European Parliament has approved a textile trade deal with Uzbekistan that had been opposed by anti-slavery activists, who had...

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Sage Automotive Interiors acquires Apollo

Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired the automotive manufacturing assets of Italy-based Apollo with the aim of expanding capacity and capability for automotive interior products to...

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Lear opens innovation centre in Detroit

Automotive seating supplier Lear has opened its new Innovation Center in Detroit. Michigan, USA.

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Using finer airbag yarns to save space

Asahi Kasei of Japan is developing airbags using finer yarns to save space, according to Yusuke Sato of the company’s Leona Filament Division.

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Bio-based fibres for ultra-high performance tyres

Rayon is still the material of choice for ultra-high performance tyres and is the only bio-based fibre used in such end-uses on a large scale.

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Grant awarded to develop bio-carbon fibre

UK car maker Riversimple is part of a consortium with NetComposites and KS Composites that has been awarded funding worth £125,000 to develop a bio-carbon...

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Carver Non-Woven and R3 Composites expand

R3 Composites, a custom compression moulder and compounder of sheet moulding compound with design and part-conversion capabilities headquartered in Grabill, Indiana, USA, and its wholly-owned...

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Loss-making Vietnamese polyester plant investigated

Vietnam’s Government Inspectorate has urged the Ministry of Public Security to investigate PetroVietnam’s US$359m polyester fibre manufacturing plant in Hai Phong after it reported huge...

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EU-Indochina platform has great ambitions

The France-based non-profit organisation Evalliance, which was established in 2014 to strengthen relations between EU and Indochinese companies in the textile, clothing and footwear sector,...

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‘Soft exports’ gaining momentum in Malaysia

The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has recorded a steady export growth in lifestyle products, such as fashion, textiles, clothing and footwear, jewellery, gifts,...

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Window of opportunity for FOB production in Cambodia

Esther Germans of the Netherlands, who has been programme manager of Better Factories Cambodia since April 2015, believes the Cambodian clothing sector has a future...

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Design centre to upgrade Thai fashion

Thailand’s government plans to set up a design centre to improve the country’s textile production technology and improve the added value of the clothing sector...

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Formaldehyde content regulation scrapped in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has removed the inspection of formaldehyde content in textile and clothing products that cause many difficulties to enterprises.

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Increase in Russian production of synthetic fibres and yarns

According to Rosstat, the production of synthetic fibres and yarns in Russia increased by 23. 7% in the first half of 2016.

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Investing in the Ruse apparel sector

Bulgaria has long been known as one of the best places in Europe for the production of clothing.

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