Archive: 2018


Staple fibre production facility commissioned in Kazakhstan

One of the largest staple fibre production facilities in Kazakhstan has been commissioned in the Badam industrial zone of the Turkestan region.

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Tajik complex launches second stage of production

The second stage of the Zhongtai Dangara Sin Silu Textile Industrial textile complex in Dangara, Tajikistan, has been commissioned.

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Wool spinning mill under construction in Vietnam

A new wool spinning mill is to open in Vietnam in the middle of next year.

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Ha Tinh to get US$15m clothing plant

The Ha Tinh People’s Committee has approved the construction of the Haivina Hong Linh garment factory in the Nam Hong Industrial Zone, Ha Tinh province,...

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Cambodia's clothing unions fear EU trade threat

An EU decision to increase trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in the clothing industry, but manufacturers said the risk will take months to...

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Malaysian Ministry plans textile design federation

Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry plans to set up a textile design federation to help fashion entrepreneurs, said Datuk Isham Ishak, secretary general...

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Dozens injured in clothing worker protest in Myanmar

Dozens of clothing workers were injured in mid-October after a clash with assailants wielding iron bars outside a Chinese-owned factory in Yangon, it is reported.

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Unicharm acquires Thailand-based diaper manufacturer

Japan-based hygiene products company Unicharm is to acquire the holding company of DSG International (Thailand), a manufacturer of diapers and other absorbent products in Southeast...

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Aircraft seating joint venture starts operations

Adient Aerospace, the joint venture between aerospace company Boeing and automotive seating supplier Adient, has become operational after securing regulatory approvals.

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Aston Martin and TenCate announce technical partnership

TenCate Advanced Composites, part of the Toray Group and a manufacturer of advanced composite materials, and sports car maker Aston Martin have announced a technical...

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Yanfeng to close technical centre

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is to close its Holland Tech Center in Holland, Michigan, USA, with the loss of 55 jobs.

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Polymer additive improves thermal resistance of PET-based airbag fabric

With the production of light vehicles forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 3.

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Key trends in transport composites

Transport/mobility remains a key growth driver for composites for both glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), with textiles supplying the...

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Composites poised for wider automotive use as ZSK enhances TFP technology

ZSK has developed a tailored fibre placement (TFP) process designed to reduce cost, wastage and manufacturing times for carbon composites, while offering new possibilities for...

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Indian group to invest in Lithuanian textile factory

Indian industrial conglomerate SVP Global Ventures plans to invest more than €97m (US$112m) in a large-scale textile enterprise in Lithuania.

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Russian scientists cultivate new strain of flax fibre

A new strain of flax fibre for the production of textiles and pulp has been cultivated by scientists of the Siberian Research Institute of Agriculture...

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