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
From 21st – 24th March 2012, the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen hosted the 31st International Cotton Conference in Bremen/Germany. More than 500 visitors from 42 countries visited the conference, which is traditionally held in the hanseatic city’s historic Town Hall. Continue reading Bremen 2012 – 31st International Cotton Conference in Bremen
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.
More than 500 participants informed at Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference in Aachen (November 24-25, 2011) about new materials and technology.
Being in Aachen or Dresden at the end of November is already a fixed point in the calendar of textile experts from materials & finishing and machinery & processes. The 5th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference took place in Aachen on November 24 and 25 provided a dense and versatile programme to the 500 participants – 20% of which were international guests from 25 different countries: plenary lectures, 46 technical papers, more than 80 poster contributions, four excursions to textile companies, and a special presentation of this year’s partner countries Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading The 5th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference
European DEPHOTEX-Project Development of flexible textile solar cells
Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V., Krefeld
Solar energy conversion is an object of continuous research, focusing on improving the energy efficiency as well as the structure of photovoltaic cells. With efficiencies continuously increasing, state of the art PV cells offer a good solution to harvest solar energy.
However, they are still lacking the flexibility and conformability to integrate them into common objects or clothing. Moreover, many sun-exposed surface areas are textile-based such as garments, tents, truck coverings, boat sails, and home or outdoor textiles.
The research project DEPHOTEX, co-funded by the European Commission (FP7-NMP) and 14 partners from 7 European countries, fills the gap by developing photovoltaic textiles with properties inherent to fabrics: flexibility, low weight, durability, water/dust resistance.
The innovative approach of the work presented here is to build up flexible photovoltaic cells layer by layer taking fabrics as new carrier materials, which is of high scientific and, moreover, commercial relevance.
Activities were focused on the deposition of metallic and non-metallic conductive films on textile materials by different chemical and physical techniques. Finally, we obtained flexible textile-based solar cells with efficiencies in the range of 2 %.
Contact details :
Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V., Adlerstr.1, D-47798 Krefeld Continue reading Abstracts of the Papers Presented During the 5th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference
Walter Wilhelm and Barbara Zeins
Walter Wilhelm from Walter Wilhelm Associates and Barbara Zeins from Gerson & Gerson analyse the advantages and challenges of sourcing from countries in the Western world compared to Asia. Continue reading Apparel Contracting in the Western Hemisphere Vs. Asia
European parliamentarians have voted overwhelmingly to reject the reduction of textile tariffs for Uzbekistan until the International Labor Organization (ILO) is given access to the country to examine extensive reports of forced child labor. Continue reading Uzbekistan: European Parliament Rejects Textile Tariff Reduction
- Womens wear – unique. feminine. and high quality to mainstream production quality.
- Menswear – niche brands are in demand by local creative stylish peoples.
- Traditional menswear – is not as exciting as it is more European influenced yet it is the lucrative for the traditional market. Continue reading Thai Fashion