January- 2018 - Contents


   
EDITORIAL
2018 starts with cautious optimism for the textile industry  
   
TEXTILE BRIEFS NATIONAL
   
TEXTILE BRIEFS INTERNATIONAL
   
NEWS AND VIEWS
   
AROUND THE WORLD
   
CORPORATE NEWS
Oerlikon secures two major contracts worth a total of over half a billion Swiss francs for manmade fibers solutions
Mimaki launches new website with focus on endless application possibilities
TAYAL: Textile mega project in Algeria
ANDRITZ announces successful start-up of the neXline needlepunch line to Eco Technilin, Poland
Centre of Excellence with Durst
Sharing the knowledge Loepfe launches new website and social media channels
   
PERSONALIA  
Stefan Thulin assumes sales responsibility for the entire
Lüscher product range
DSM appoints Wilfrid Gambade as President DSM Dyneema
   
FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS
Heimtextil 2018: Renewed growth in visitors and exhibitors
ITM 2018: The largest exhibition in Turkey
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the event
Global floor coverings industry enthusiastically embraces new DOMOTEX 2018
   
MILL REPORT  
When a vision becomes reality
CDL KNITS / TROPIC KNITS in Mauritius strike a new path in textile finishing.
   
PRACTICAL HINTS
Forklift selection – Choosing the right Forklift for textile
by Imtiaz Rastgar, Rastgar & Co.
   
FEATURE  
Ultimate evenness testing and more – with the Total Testing Center
Feedback from Bangladesh spinners details practical benefits of USTER® TESTER 6.
   
Events
First European Textile Machinery Roadshow in COLOMBIA
German technology successfully met US and Mexican textiles and nonwovens industry
   
SPECIAL REPORT  
Archroma once again reports excellent performance in 2017

Archroma joins the United Nations Global Compact Initiative
Thriving beginnings for Color Atlas by Archroma with 5 strategic partnerships with trend experts, forecasters and influencers
Archroma with nature-inspired ingredients to enhance active wear and gear
Archroma partners with Fashion Institute of Technology on Color Center
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Employer of the Year Award
Tree plantation
Corporate Excellence Award 2017
Award on Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
Workshop for development of women entrepreneurship in textiles  
EFI Reggiani hosts roadshow at Bergamo
   
APPAREL AND KNITWEAR  
Readymade garment industry: Brand consciousness among
people increasing every day
by Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed Memon, Dean FBMS; Metropolitan University, Karachi,
Pakistan’s knitwear industry faces many challenges
by Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed Memon, Dean FBMS; Metropolitan University, Karachi,
Influence of fabric finishes on needle penetration force and mechanical properties of cotton/Lycra denim fabric
by N.Vino1, G.Raj Kumar2 and Subrata Das3
New product design development: Possibilities for Pakistani fashion apparel industry
by Mr. Allah Dad, PhD Scholar Binary University Malaysia.

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