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Trelleborg Group is to invest US$30 million in a new facility in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA, for the production of coated fabrics.

UK-based digital textile-dyeing company Alchemie Technology has opened an office in Taiwan to carry out servicing and commissioning work for its customers there.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) have signed a collaboration agreement to provide training courses to the nonwovens industry.

A pilot-scale line for the production of carbon fibre from bitumen is to be supplied to Alberta Innovates by Harper International.

The developer of a continuous thread-colouring unit for embroidery machines, Coloreel Group AB of Jönköping, Sweden, has filed for bankruptcy.

Nanollose is to supply its lyocell fibres (called Nullarbor), which it produces from microbial cellulose (MC) sourced from industrial organic and agricultural waste, to Paradise Textiles, the mater

The Karl Mayer Group, of Obertshausen, Germany, claims to have recorded "an important victory" in its fight against product piracy in China.

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation to make it mandatory for manufacturers of non-flushable wipes to print ‘do not flush’ on the containers for their products.

EcoTechnilin has purchased machinery for cleaning flax scutcher tow from Dilo Temafa to augment its flax fibre-preparation plant in France.

Andritz has received an order from manufacturer of insulation felt, Şiteks Şişmanlar Tekstil San ve Tic AŞ (Şiteks), to supply a complete needlepunch line for its production plant in Tekirdag, Turk

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATX) elected a new President, Alex Zucchi, at its General Assembly held on 14 June 2024.

The world’s first demonstration plant for converting plant-based glycerol into acrylonitrile (ACN) is to be established by Trillium Renewable Chemicals at INEOS Nitriles’ Green Lake facility in Por

Swedish investment firm Altor has announced the acquisition of textile-recycling venture Renewcell, which declared bankruptcy in February 2024(1)

Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies (CFT PCC) has signed a binding agreement to acquire two business units of the Swiss company Cilander AG, whi

as it looks to sell more environmentally sustainable products, US fibre supplier Stein Fibers has acquired distributor of recycled materials and compatriot, Banyan Plastics.

Trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, Cinte Techtextil China, is to open its doors in Shanghai, China, on 19-21 September 2024, backed by a strong line-up of international exhib

An RF5 line that is equipped with a number of complementary technologies from A.Celli Nonwovens, and produces spunbond nonwovens and high-loft products, has been installed at a facility in Jinjiang

The developer of a chemical process for depolymerising waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) textiles, Syre, has secured US$100 million in funding and has shortlisted Spain, Portugal and Vietnam a

Turkish developer of industrial sewing and embroidery threads, Durak Tekstil, is currently making plans for an expanded factory at its base in Bursa, and the opening of a regional office in North A

FixDye is to produce dope-dyed filament yarn from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) flakes on melt-preparation systems from Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering (OBHE).

The developer of a continuous thread-colouring unit for embroidery machines, Coloreel, has entered into a partnership with Juki America that will see Coloreel's technology employed in sewing machin

A.Celli has started-up end-of-line equipment, including a winder, rewinder, master roll-transfer system and shaft-extractor for a new hydroentanglement line operated by Akinal Sentetik Tekstil in G

A needlepunch line that will be used for the manufacture of synthetic suede for the automotive industry has been started-up by Meisheng Group at its facility in Shaoxing City, China.

Recycler of carbon fibre, Fairmat, has chosen Salt Lake City, Utah, as the location of its first office and manufacturing facility in the USA.

While consumers and policy makers are demanding more transparency along global supply chains, making responsible decisions for people and planet is more of a concern for companies than ever before.

Carbios reports that it has broken ground on what it describes as the world’s first plant for the biorecycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)(1).

Hyundai Motor Group is to work with Toray Industries to develop carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts for its future electric vehicles, following the signing of a strategic cooperation agree

The developer of a bio-based, biodegradable protein solution that can be spun into fibres and yarns for use in place of such as cashmere, wool, fur, leather and silk in the production of garments h

Invista, of Witchita, Kansas, USA, reports that it is considering options for its polyamide (PA) fibres business, including divestment.

Following a peak in 2021 driven by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, the production of nonwovens in Europe declined in 2023 for a second consecutive year, according to EDANA of Brussels, B

Reifenhäuser, of Troisdorf, Germany, has appointed its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Jan Karnath, as it continues its transformation from a machine manufacturer to what it describes as a "solu

Kimberly-Clark is to sell its personal protective equipment (PPE) business (KCPPE) to Ansell for US$640 million through a deal that is expected to conclude in September 2024.

Eastman Chemical has announced its intent to build what will be its third facility for the molecular recycling of waste plastics at its location in Longview, Texas, USA.

Hwasung International will become the first South Korean supplier of textiles to offer products treated with a perfluorinated chemicals (PFC)-free, water-repellent finish (Empel) from Green Theme T

US recycler of textiles, Leigh Fibers has acquired its compatriot, textile-waste management specialist Martex Fiber, which it has renamed Revive Fiber.

Subdued demand for its fibres, and escalating prices for raw materials and energy had a significant impact on Lenzing Group's earnings in 2023.

While Swiss manufacturer of spinning machinery, Rieter, generated solid revenues in 2023, the company is currently facing a drastic decrease in incoming orders.

Supplier of materials for acoustic and thermal management to the automotive industry, Autoneum, is increasing its production capacities in Asia with new plants in Changchun, China, and Pune, India.

The developer of technology that enables the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste and other pulp-based materials into cellulosic fibres (called Infinna), Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) of Espoo, Finlan

Winterhur, Switzerland-based supplier of materials for acoustic and thermal management, Autoneum, has established a new business unit that will target the market for commercial vehicles.

Facing constant increases in its costs and drops in demand for its products both domestically and internationally, Swiss finisher of textiles for a wide range of industries, AG Cilander, is to clos

SGL Carbon is currently evaluating strategic options for its Carbon Fibers (CF) business, including its partial or complete divestment, on the back of its low sales in 2023.

After generating lower-than-expected sales of its fibres in the second half of 2023, textiles recycler Renewcell, of Stockholm, Sweden, has filed for bankruptcy.

Oerlikon Group of Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has revealed plans to divest itself of its Polymer Processing Solutions division within the next one-to-three years.

Munderkingen, Germany-based manufacturer of synthetic filaments, Perlon, has opened a plant in Goa, India, describing the event as a significant milestone in its global expansion strategy.

Berry Global is to spin-off the majority of its Health, Hygiene and Specialties (HH&S) segment, including its Global Nonwovens and Films business, and merge it with Glatfelter, to create a new 

North Carolina’s textile industry is to receive funding of up to US$160 million over the next ten years from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to spur research and development (R&D) work

Zünd Systemtechnik AG has acquired its long-standing sales partner in Brazil, BG Soluções Tecnológicas, which is currently based in Porto Alegre and will now be known as Zund Brasil.