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US textile chemicals market to exceed $2.6 bn
Textile chemicals are used to impart desired properties such as strength, colour, flame protection, etc. to fabric. These chemicals are broadly divided in two categories: auxiliaries and colourants. Textile auxiliaries are the chemicals used during each and every step of textile manufacturing process so as to provide certain characteristics to fabric, whereas colourants are used to impart colour to the textile products.
US-India ties in technical textiles
Bilateral collaboration and technical exchanges between United States and India in technical textiles are planned as a part of the United States and India strategic and commercial cooperation. The US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker welcomed India´s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj
China to start clearing cotton stockpiles?
China will start selling its massive cotton stockpiles this year, in a move likely to depress demand as the country's mills hold off buying in anticipation of sales of discounted fibre. Market rumours have been hinting that China was preparing to release some of its holdings, which have swelled to around 10 million tons more than 40 per cent of world stocks.
Cotton price decline continues
Cotton prices continue to decline in various parts of India, while the farmers are unhappy with the price ranging from Rs. 2,800 to Rs.3,200 per quintal. In 2013-14, the cotton fetched good price at Rs.5,500 to Rs.6,000 per quintal. Many farmers feel that unprecedented loss is incurred by them since the cotton cultivation cost has gone up.
Cotton fall triggers off big MSP operation
The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has placed the cotton crop for the season 2014-15 beginning on 1st October 2014 at 405.50 lakh bales of 170 kg. each.
Jeans that stay fresher longer
DL1961 Premium Denim, widely recognized for providing consumers with the “perfect-fitting jean,” has announced that its entire fall men’s collection will be treated with Dow SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial, which provides long--lasting odor control and freshness to apparel.
Medical nonwovens market to grow at 5 percentage
Single-use medical nonwovens market, has rebound from saturation level and is expected to grow at about 5 percent. Dave Rousse, President of the United States based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry-INDA
Cotton LEADS™ programme acknowledged
Launched in October of last year, the Cotton LEADS™programme continues to resonate with global textile businesses as a supply chain programme committed to responsibly-produced cotton.