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MMF consumption to remain stable
In FY18, the domestic MMF industry in volume terms stood at 2,506 million kg. Domestic MMF demand witnessed an uptick of about 3.6% in FY18 on account of release of pent-up demand post the demonetisation and GST implementation.
Agro-textiles: Requirements and applications
What are the fibres, yarns and fabric structures used for the agro-tech and the requirements expected from textile material used in agro-industry? Surya R, Vijaya Prabhu and JC Sakthivel provide some answers with reviews.
LANXESS offers new polyamides & polyesters
Laser transmission welding is becoming increasingly established in the series production of complex shaped plastic parts for the automotive, electrical/electronic, IT, and consumer industries.
Huntsman accelerant redefines polyester dyeing
Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced UNIVADINE® E3-3D next-generation diffusion accelerant to help mills achieve high-performance dyeing of polyester, microfibres and blends
Indian team finds way to cut water use in textiles
Researchers at the Department of Chemistry in Calicut University in Kerala have come up with a new approach to ‘size’ and ‘desize’ cotton and polyester yarns through a dry process using liquid and super critical carbon dioxide (scCO2).
Wide variety of yarns on display at Yarn Expo 2018
The Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI) is organising the first edition of Yarn Expo 2018 from August 4-6, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre (SIECC), Sarsana, Surat. There will be around 80 exhibitors, all of whom are renowned yarn producing companies from all over India.
Anti-dumping duty on Chinese polyester yarn
According to a Finance Ministry notification, the duty imposed is in the range of $174-528 per tonne. High Tenacity Polyester Yarn, also called industrial yarn, is used for manufacture of tyre cord fabric, seat belt webbing, ropes, coated fabric, conveyor belt fabric and automotive hose.
BPPL opens Sri Lanka's first ever polyester yarn factory
Eco Spindles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPPL Holdings Ltd (BPPL), recently inaugurated Sri Lanka’s first ever polyester yarn plant at Horana Export Processing Zone with an investment of SLR 800 million. The unit, with spinning and texturing machinery from Europe, will manufacture polyester yarn from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle flakes.