Archive: 2019


Indonesian fabric producer buys sixth stenter

Indonesian fabric producer Harapan Kurnia has bought its sixth Brückner stenter.

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Malaysian clothing imports continue to surge

Malaysian clothing imports surged by 425% in the seven years to 2017, according to a report by Textiles Intelligence.

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Spanish entrepreneur transforms Philippine pineapple leaves into textiles

After 15 years in the leather goods sector, Dr Carmen Hijosa of Spain devised a material made from the filament of pineapple leaves, allowing her...

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Thai denim maker converts to aniline-free indigo dyeing

Thailand-based Absolute Denim will be the first denim manufacturer to switch 100% of its production to aniline-free indigo dyeing.

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Can Vietnam benefit from the US-China trade dispute?

In the first 10 months of 2018 Vietnam’s textile and clothing garment export turnover reached US$25. 2bn, an increase of 17.

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Measures to solve labour shortage in Kyrgyzstan

The government of Kyrgyzstan is considering adopting measures to solve the labour shortage problem in the textile and light industries.

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Estonian eco-textile substitute for imitation leather

Estonian start-up Gelatex Technologies has developed an eco-textile made from gelatine that is similar to leather, but is an environmentally friendly substitute for animal skin...

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Production of Turkish towels to be established in Rostov region

A towel production facility is due to be commissioned in Donetsk, Rostov region, by textile producer Rapira, with an investment of RUB2bn (US$30m).

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Sukno to relocate to Kamvol premises in Belarus

The final decision has been made with regard to the prospects of Belarusian fabric producer Sukno.

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‘Clever’ carpet from Serbia produces electricity

Two students of electronic and telecommunication engineering at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, have invented a “smart carpet” that transforms...

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Uztex Group to expand sock production capacities

Uzbek textile producer Uztex Group plans to expand production capacities at its flagship Shavat socks factory in 2019.

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