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Australia's Textile Front Faces Shake-up

Australia's textile, clothing and footwear industry faces a shakeup as radical as that imposed on the car industry in the 1980s, the federal government says. The industry needed to forget about competing with low-cost producers at the bottom of the market and follow the example of other developed countries, Industry Minister Kim Carr said.

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Sound-Damping Nonwoven
Sound-Damping Nonwoven

A nonwoven acoustic material, developed by Polymer Group International Inc (PGI), is claimed to be capable of reducing noise from home appliances, commercial buildings, offices and vehicles by up to 40%.

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Spinning Yarns From Corn
Spinning Yarns From Corn

European polyester producer Advansa has launched a new range of 'Biophyl' branded fibres and yarns made with DuPont’s Bio-PDO polymer which is derived from corn sugar.

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Welspun Announces Demerger

Welspun India Ltd, part of US$ 3 billion Welspun Group, has announced the demerger of its Distribution & Marketing and Investment Divisions into two separate companies. It says this will allow strategic focus on specific tiers of the businesses and thus offer better control and flexibility.

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Nano-scale Silver Loses Shine
Nano-scale Silver Loses Shine

The widespread use of nano-scale silver, which is often used in textiles, underwear and next-to-skin garment, is coming under increasing scrutiny from US regulatory authorities, according to a newly published report.

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AWI unveils new corporate identity
AWI unveils new corporate identity

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has unveiled its new corporate identity and brand stable marking a milestone in the innovation and marketing of Australian wool. It was accompanied by an announcement that AWI will spend more than US$ 120 million over the next three years relaunching Australian Merino back onto the international marketplace as the world’s best luxury fibre.

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“Green” innovations in washing denim stir industry interest
“Green” innovations in washing denim stir industry interest

Dow Corning Corporation, a leader in innovative silicone technology for the textile industry, and the China Textile Industry Association offered a joint seminar on new greener ways to wash denim that consume less water, energy, chemicals, and resources.

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SASMA seeks level playing field for synthetics

The powerloom sector in India is in the forefront contributing towards its economic progress, its share of production of fabrics is about 65% and it employs 6 million workers directly. This sector contributes more than 75% of blended fabrics and more than 91% of 100% non-cotton fabrics produced in the country

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Exports of man-made fibre textiles at all-time high
Exports of man-made fibre textiles at all-time high

Exports of Indian man-made fibre textiles touched an all-time high of Rs 12,624 crore during 2007 - 08; Showing a growth of over 16% compared to the previous financial year.

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Cherokee arrives, thanks to Megamart
Cherokee arrives, thanks to Megamart

Cherokee, the world's mega family lifestyle brand which has made an indelible impression on casual wear segment, has at last arrived in India thanks to the Megamart venture of Arvind Limited.

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Countdown begins as 750 exhibitors gear up for India-ITME.

Decks are cleared, and the stage is set at the new venue for INDIA-ITME 2008, in which about 750 exhibitors from 24 countries will be participating in their respective stalls. The INDIA-ITME Exhibition which is to be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, November 15 to 22, 2008, has attracted the world wide attention from participants and business visitors alike.

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EU, US Clothing Imports Stagnate

EU clothing imports stagnated over the first half this year, according to just released official data from Eurostat. The rise in the euro however resulted in a double-digit jump in US$ terms.

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Cotton yarn export dips 10%
Cotton yarn export dips 10%

The lean season for textile exports entered its second month of July. Export of yarns declined 10% to 42 million kg. Major decline was seen in polyester yarn exports wherein the volume fell 41% to mere 1.7 million kgs.

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Indo-Australian Joint Workshop in Textiles

The Bombay Textile Research Association [BTRA] has announced an “Indo-Australian Joint Workshop on Textiles” to be held at BTRA Premises in Mumbai between 14th & 15th October, 2008 under the auspices of Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.

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350 delegates attend inaugural AATCC/SDC/CTIC meet in Shanghai

Over 350 delegates attended the recent two-day conference ‘Colour Technology for Best Practice and Sustainability in the Textile Supply Chain’ organised jointly by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) and China Textile Information Centre (CTIC).

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PAF goes for distance learning
PAF goes for distance learning

Pearl Academy of Fashion's (PAF) another initiative is its venture into distance learning, something new in the field of fashion learning.

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CEMS plans asia+TEX 2009, a mega event in Mumbai
CEMS plans asia+TEX 2009, a mega event in Mumbai

The Conference & Exhibition Management Services Ltd (CEMS), with its corporate headoffice in the USA, has already opened an India office in New Delhi and plans to launch its first mega textile event - asia+TEX 2009 from October 22 to 25, 2009 – an international exhibition on textile & garment technology & machinery.

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Belarus exhibition in Feb 2009 focuses on textile machinery
Belarus exhibition in Feb 2009 focuses on textile machinery

An international exhibition "Bellegmash - 2009" which will be organised in Minsk, Belarus by JSC “Minskexpo” from the 24th to 27th of February, 2009. It is specialised for equipment and technological processes in light industry.

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AAMA-TEX Vietnam 2008 gets AFTEC approval
AAMA-TEX Vietnam 2008 gets AFTEC approval

AAMA-TEX Vietnam 2008, the Vietnam Apparel Machinery and Accessories Exhibition incorporating Textile Machinery & Accessories has received strong support from the regional textile and garment industry.

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Response to CPM proves Russian market potential
Response to CPM proves Russian market potential

While the apparel sector currently laments declining sales across most of Western Europe due to low consumption rates, Eastern Europe’s markets continue to enjoy an upswing. The eleventh CPM – Collection Première Moscow (10 to 13 September) drew to a close with record attendance of 18,500 buyers representing a 8% rise on previous year’s figures of 17,200.

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75% foreign visitors among 16,000 at Kind + Jugend
75% foreign visitors among 16,000 at Kind + Jugend

Kind + Jugend, the world's largest fair for children's outfitting, closed after four days on Sunday, 14th September, in Cologne with positive results throughout. Over 16,000 trade visitors from 90 countries seized the opportunity to obtain information about trends and new products presented by 773 suppliers from 41 countries.

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Synthetic textile exporters fear sharp fall
Synthetic textile exporters fear sharp fall

The recent announcement of Government, reducing duty drawback rates across the board for all synthetic textile products has sent shock waves among exporters.

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A Raw Deal
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Testing the world's favourite fibre
Cotton is the world's favourite fibre, and a superb raw material for many textile end-uses. But it is by no means easy to work with - as a natural product, its many variabilities present some extremely complex challenges.
Arvind's fire protection solutions
Since 1931, Arvind Ltd stands tall as the flagship enterprise of the $14 billion Lalbhai group. Arvind has marked its presence throughout the apparel value chain - from fibre to retail. The company has recently made a strong foray
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