U.S. exports cotton and assistance to Vietnam

September 1st, 2008

The Texas Cotton Association and International Cotton Council want to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and cotton products. In an agreement developed during a July visit to the U.S. by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the U.S. will continue supplying Vietnam with 30 percent of its cotton supply, along with technical assistance, training […]

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Bangladesh’s jute mills leased to private operators

September 1st, 2008

Substantial losses in government-owned Bangladeshi jute mills led to shut-downs of eight facilities in 2007. This year, the government leased five mills to private operators, on condition that lease holders share profits, bear liabilities during the lease tenure and pay a lease fee. In turn, the government will clear previous debt loads. At a July […]

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Bantex® fabrics line expands

September 1st, 2008

Bantex® Terra™ is Herculite’s newest addition to the industry-leading Bantex brand and was designed in response to market demand for Bantex fabrics that can be used with either direct and transfer sublimation inks as well as solvent UV curable ink-jet printing systems. These products are eco-sensitive, contain no VOCs, are free of heavy metals, and […]

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Experts predict growth in India’s nonwoven and technical textile industry

September 1st, 2008

Researchers at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tex., predict a yearly growth of 13.3 percent for India’s nonwoven and technical textile industry, which is more than twice the annual five to six percent expected growth patterns in the United States and Europe. The study was done at the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute […]

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Nüwa forms strategies for sustainability in joint venture

August 1st, 2008

The ancient Chinese goddess Nüwa (pronounced ‘new way’) was said to have mended the earth, following a battle between fire and water gods. A joint venture of fabric mills and specialized dye and finishing plants in China and Taiwan has adopted the goddess’s name to signal commitment to environmental consciousness. At a time when environmental […]

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Conference to explain complexities of nonwoven fabrics

July 1st, 2008

The Nonwoven Enhancements Conference, sponsored by AATCC and INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will feature industry experts explaining the technologies and complexities of enhancing nonwoven fabrics: innovative structure technology, performance finishes and surface treatments for product enhancement. The one-day conference will be held September 8, 2008, at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas, […]

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Textile industry grows in India

June 1st, 2008

According to FICCI-Technopak, an Indian technical textile industry group, lack of investment and absence of research and development are the only factors hampering potential growth of technical fabrics to a $37 billion industry by 2020. Technical textiles have registered growth of greater than 11 percent, says FICCI, with building, geotechnical, medical and eight other segments […]

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Increased cotton prices impact India’s textile industry

May 1st, 2008

The textile industry in Tamil Nadu, India, underwent a serious crisis this spring. Operations were paralyzed due to a sharp rise in cotton prices and an acute power shortage, Southern India Mills Association reports. Mills there usually procure the required cotton from November to February each year to produce yarn, but this year the mills […]

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