Brexit and the larger European trade picture

February 10th, 2020

New, long-term trading partnerships are just beginning to take shape. by Marie O’Mahony The only trade certainty at present would seem to be uncertainty. As old alliances are fractured, new allegiances are starting to form. While they may not offer the same financial benefits—at least initially—these may ultimately offer economic gain and growth by providing […]

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Diapers, agriculture drive super absorbent polymer market

February 7th, 2020

The global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market size is poised to reach $12.10 billion by 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Growth is expected to yield a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3 percent.  Rising demand for baby diapers, adult incontinence products, agriculture applications and female hygiene products is expected to drive […]

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One-piece knit shoe upper introduced

February 6th, 2020

Italian company Santoni has introduced its XT-MACHINE for sports shoe uppers, according to a report in Knitting Industry. Patrick Silva, Santoni head of marketing, said the company has created an “integrated upper, in a single- or double-layer argyle fabric, provided with a tongue on the instep and entirely made in one piece, produced in a whole […]

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Eastman Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber debuts

February 5th, 2020

Eastman, announces the expansion of its Naia™ fiber portfolio at Première Vision-Paris Feb. 11-13. With the introduction of its new cellulosic staple fiber, Naia offers another versatile eco-conscious material choice for sustainable fashion. “We are thrilled to expand our product offerings, and we have been working with a strong network of innovative spinner partners around the world […]

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Growth projected for industrial fabrics

February 4th, 2020

The compound annual growth rate through 2021 is expected to increase significantly for industrial fabrics made of natural and synthetic materials, woven and nonwoven, for processing, automotive, filtering, printing and belting applications, according to a report by Radiant Insights. The polyester fiber sector may account for a significant market share of industrial fabrics in terms […]

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Hohenstein to analyze microfiber shedding

February 3rd, 2020

Hohenstein has completed the development of its new method for analyzing microfiber shedding from textiles. Using dynamic image analysis, the method quantifies shedding behavior and reveals previously unattainable data with practical implications for material development/t throughout the supply chain. The new method is the result of four years of research at Hohenstein, published in an […]

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