ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012, the International Textile Machinery Exhibition, was held from April 21 to 24 in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the organizers, some 1,132 exhibitors from 33 countries booked 85,000 square meters of fairground space in nine well-organized halls. ITM Texpo Eurasia event has enjoyed continuing growth since its start in 2004. Continue reading ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012, Istanbul (Turkey)→
Socks, T-shirts and other garments could become less hospitable to odor-causing bacteria, thanks to new antimicrobial treatments being investigated by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in New Orleans, La. In studies at the Southern Regional Research Center operated there by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), a team of scientists is seeking to inhibit microbial growth in cotton using silver particles ranging from 2 to 6 nanometers in size. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Continue reading USDA’s Research on Odor control in Cotton→
The future of cotton was the topic of discussion at the National Cotton Summit held in Sanliurfa, the province which accounts for 40 percent of Turkey’s cotton production. Our Association was there as one of the sponsors of the summit, where it was stated that the improvement seen in cotton production in recent years will be even more pronounced when GAP (Southeastern Anatolia Project) fully becomes operative. According to estimates, irrigable land areas will double with the completion of the GAP Action Plan. Consequently, the cotton production in the region will also double. The summit was held on March 19-20 and focused on discussions on the volume of production and quality of cotton and the problems experienced in production. Continue reading Textile Sector of Turkey : An Update→
Siegfried Winkelbeiner, textile chemist, has taken over as the new CEO of Schoeller Textil AG – the innovative, long standing fabric and technology company based at Sevelen, Switzerland. Mr. Winkelbeiner, who had been the acting COO over the last year, accepted the new role from Hans-Jürgen Hübner, who, after 48 years with Schoeller, stepped away from the position and into a new role himself. Continue reading Schoeller Textil AG’s Top Leadership Changing→
Government is set to introduce measures to curb the “dumping” of clothing and other textile products into the country as it seeks to revive the industry. The Government will also review duties on clothing and the duty-free allowance individuals can bring into the country in line with the new industrial policy. Continue reading Zimbabwe to Revive Textile Industry→
The ALLWIN High Temperature Package Dyeing Machine offers an unprecedented liquor ratio as low as 1:4 with its integrated design of REV-pump, heat exchanger and the flow reversing system (patent granted). The newly designed integrated circulating system results in space saving by approx. 30% as compared with conventional machine arrangements.