Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

July 1st, 2015

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China. The major supplier of textile machinery and components capped off its commitment during the grand opening of the Rieter Application and Research Centre for Spinning Technology in Changzhou, China. Among the services available […]

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China project targets green manufacturing

May 22nd, 2015

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Changzhou (China) National Hi-Tech District's Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park will implement a series of innovative approaches to water management to boost social and economic sustainable development and gradually turn the Taihu basin into a model of proper ecological management and governance. The project is expected […]

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Chinese scientists invent fabric that cleans by sunlight

March 27th, 2015

Mingce Long and Deyong Wu, material scientists at Donghua University of China, have developed a special fabric that rids itself of dirt and bacteria when exposed to sunlight. According to a report at www.textile.com, they have done it by dunking cotton into a vat of specially crafted nanoparticles. The chemistry behind the self-cleaning fabric is […]

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Record cotton stocks expected

March 16th, 2015

Cotton stocks outside of China are estimated to rise to 9.5 million tons by the end of the 2014/15 season, the largest volume in 35 years, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). As reported by sportstextiles.com, China’s stocks are expected to remain stable reaching just over 12 million tons in 2014/15, after increasing […]

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Cleantech introduces eco-friendly dyeing machine

February 3rd, 2015

A new air-fluid, dual-use dyeing machine from Cleantech Solutions International Inc. uses both air flow and fluid flow in the dyeing process. It allows users to customize the dyeing process according to the specific type of textile. It’s equipped with a series of specialized and patented components, including nozzles, cloth wheels and cloth spreaders, which […]

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Silkworms spin a colorful yarn

February 7th, 2014

Chemists in India have cut a step in the silk-dyeing process by developing an eco-friendly method that allows silkworms to spin fluorescent, colored silk: they feed the worms dyed mulberry leaves. The worms have been spinning white fibers since silk was first processed some 5,000 years ago in China; conventional coloring processes produces potentially harmful […]

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