Switch to: th
28 May 2017 01:30AM

Global Textile Business

News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement,
Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market, finally Reorganization of Korea textile industry for competitiveness.
Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement to be
effective in 2018
Vietnam-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (VEFTA) was signed in Brussels on December 2, 2015 after nearly three years of negotiation. Both Vietnam and EU concurred to put the bilateral trade pact

News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market

Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry

News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces and (4) CadiraTM concept for saving valuable resources.
Green Dyeing Technology
It has been known that the textile dyeing process requires large amounts of water for the process and creates a lot of toxic effluents coming from auxiliaries and dyestuffs which are not fully bound to the textile goods and those left from the process discarded as wastewater and toxic chemicals. Therefore, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences investigates an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology by using nanocellulose fibers to reduce amount of wastewater and toxic chemicals. This team's project has won the first prize in inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge at the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Berlin. This green textile dyeing technology involves using cellulose to dye materials. During homogenization process, cellulose is converted into a hydrogel material consisting of nanocellulose fibers having 70 times more surface area than those of cotton fibers. This nanocellulose hydrogel material having high surface areas with high reactivity allows to uptake and attach more dye molecules. After that, dyed nanocellulose hydrogels are transferred to a textile by a conventional printing method. (Source: www.fibre2fashion.com)
New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing from Wacker
Wacker has launched a new product of hydrophilic fabric softener to improve the softness of textile and remain absorbent at the same time after finishing, called “WETSOFT NE 750”. The main constituents of “WETSOFT NE 750” are block copolymers based on aminofunctional silicones and polyglycol. The silicone segments arrange themselves in free-moving loop on the outside of the fabric and reduce friction between the fibers providing the softness on the treated fabrics. While the polyglycol segments remain permeable to water. “WETSOFT NE 750” offers significant advantages for making product formulation easily. “WETSOFT NE 750” is marketed as a water-free concentrate with high solid content. This hydrophilic fabric softener is self-emulsifying and can be diluted with water in a ratio of 1:1 to 1:5 to form a stable emulsion. Both cotton and cotton blended polyester fabrics can be finished with this product by either exhaust or padding method. (Sources: www.innovationintextiles.com and www. Fibre2fashion.com)
New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces
Nowadays there have no effective textile protection for people allergic to pollen. In Germany, about one in six of population suffers from hay fever caused by pollen from trees, shrubs, gasses and crops. Pollen adheres readily to clothing or domestic textiles, such as curtain, sofas, carpet and bedding. After adhering, pollen finds its way through the respiratory system into the body where it triggers allergic symptoms in people who are over-sensitive to pollen. Scientists at CHT R. Beitlich GmbH have developed two special anti-pollen textile finishing treatments. The two biofunctional finishes work in opposite ways either repels or binds pollen on the textile surface. For example, clothing may have pollen-repellent properties in order to reduce the amount of pollen brought into the home after a walk in springtime. In contrast, the domestic textiles like sofas, carpets and curtains should have a pollen-binding effect in order to keep the troublesome allergens far away from the allergy sufferer. For pollen adhesion/repellence testing, the Hohenstein scientists have developed a test set up for pollen adhesion/repellence in the laboratory by simulating the flight of pollen and also studying how pollen adheres to textiles. The aim of this testing method is to help scientists to assess the ability of textile finish to absorb pollen, retain it or deliberately release it accurately. (Sources: www.hohenstein.de และ www. Innovationintextiles.com)

News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces

Specialty Fibers Business Outlook

New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier, and one business topic in global specialty fibers market outlook.

New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier

Innovative yarn spinning technology

Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon, and (4) the most economical Zinser 72 ring spinning in the world.

Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, and (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon.

 
  • Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry
    Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry
    News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces and (4) CadiraTM concept for saving valuable resources. Green Dyeing Technology It…
  • Advancement in Weaving Technology
    Advancement in Weaving Technology
    Recent updates in weaving technology in this issue include new developments in weaving machines of OptiMax-i rapier, TerryMax-i rapier, a rising star of A9500 air jet and R9500p rapier exhibited at ITM 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, and new innovation of magnetic weft insertion in weaving machines. Recent updates in weaving…
  • Specialty Fibers Business Outlook
    Specialty Fibers Business Outlook
    New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier, and one business topic in global specialty fibers market outlook. New developments in specialty fibers included…
  • Innovative yarn spinning technology
    Innovative yarn spinning technology
    Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon, and (4) the most economical Zinser 72 ring spinning in…
  • Global Textile Business
    Global Textile Business
    News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement, Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market, finally Reorganization of Korea textile industry for competitiveness. Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement…
more >>
 
ACIMIT’S VIDEO ON  ITALIAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IS NOW ON-LINE
ACIMIT’S VIDEO ON ITALIAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IS NOW ON-LINE
At the press conference held by ACIMIT and the ICE – the Italian Trade Agency, at the ITMA ASIA trade fair event in Shanghai on 17 June, ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) presented its video promoting the progress being achieved by its members in the field of…
more >>
 
World Spinning Industry
This short article shows the world market growth of yarn spinning industry based on the following information: spinning machinery shipments in 2011, yarn output in Q1/2012, and cotton yarn sales volume during 2007-2016.  In addition, new spinning and texturing technology is also included.  
more >>
 
The Shift In Global Man-made Fibers Production
The Shift In Global Man-made Fibers Production Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor Since their invention in the late 1930s, man-made fibers production was first dominated by European and U.S. manufacturers — and later on, by Japan. With the appearance of China as the dominant producer of the whole textile chain, this scenario has changed drastically.
more >>
 
  • Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring edition 2017
    Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring edition 2017
    Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2017 was held from 15-17 March 2017 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) with a record of  3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions welcomed 71,000 visitors and trade buyers from 103 countries and regions globally.  This exhibition was held concurrently with other 3 fairs including Yarn Expo, CHIC and PH Value.    
  • Brand Collections' Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Brand Collections' Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Brand Collections' Show Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) January 17, 2017
  • 48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 held for 48th time during 16-19 January 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) under the theme "Hall of Games" with new featured zones Fashionable Sportswear and Denim & Casual Wear welcomed more than 15,000 visitors from  77 countries and regions.  
  • Designers' Collection Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Designers' Collection Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Designers' Collection Show Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) January 18, 2017
more >>

Yingluck backs US initiatives

22 Nov 11 ,  The Nation
  • 0

Asean ends forum highlighted by Burma's re-emergence; PM backs US non-proliferation drive, TPP trade pact


The 19th Asean Summit and related events ended yesterday evening, with the highlights including Burma's success in winning chairmanship for the 2014 summit, the unsolved South China Sea territorial conflict, and the US' high-profile presence as a new member of the East Asia Summit.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the summit host, chaired the closing ceremony with the presence of other leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.

There was also the handover ceremony of Asean chairmanship to Cambodia, which is to host the 20th summit next year on the theme of "Asean: One community, one destiny".

Yudhoyono, at the final press conference after the summit's completion, allayed concern Asean's centrality would be affected with the participation of global powers like the US and Russia in the EAS, which now has 18 members including regional powers like China, Japan, and Australia.

"I can assure you that Asean will always play a central role. We establish the agenda, we establish the direction," he said. "I do not see any reduced role of Asean."

The Indonesian leader also said every country has its own national interest. "But when the countries are united, there's common interest, mutual interest," he added.

Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan was one who made concern about reduced centrality.

In a separate press briefing in Bali, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Burma to show its sincerity now in implementing political reforms -- a condition for becoming Asean chair in 2014.

Ban said the United Nations welcomed Asean's decision to grant the grouping's chairmanship to Burma in 2014.

Meanwhile, Thailand will join the US sponsored Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) to stop trafficking of weapons of mass destruction, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told US President Barack Obama in Bali yesterday.

The country is also keen on joining the US-initiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new free trade agreement, which currently has 9 member countries, according to foreign minister Surapong Towichukchaikul.

Regarding the PSI, Prime Minister Yingluck was quoted as saying: "We will soon discuss this matter in the Cabinet before formally announcing our support for PSI.

Yingluck yesterday held a meeting with the US president for 30 minutes on the sidelines of the Asean summit.

Obama told Yingluck he was confident in her government and fully supported Thailand as the country has returned to full democracy.

Yingluck kicked off the high-profile meeting with the US President with the issue of US concern about weapons of mass destruction, as it was anticipated Obama would welcome the news. Washington has tried to convince Thailand to join the PSI for some time.

Launched by George W Bush's administration in 2003, the PSI is now endorsed by 98 nations around the world although some countries in Asia, such as India, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, have expressed opposition.

Previous Thai governments were reluctant to join the initiative, as security agencies feared legal consequences from its implementation, Surapong said.

Thai security officials raised concern that they may face lawsuits if a search for weapons of mass destruction posed damage to the private sector, he said.

Foreign Minister Surapong, who also attended the meeting with the US president, said he called a meeting to review Thailand's position on the PSI on November 14 and found that such worries were not serious and opera?tional officials could avoid legal difficulties. Weapons of mass destruction were more dangerous than concerns about lawsuits that officials might face, he said. If Cabinet approved the move, Thailand would join, he said.

Yingluck also told the US President that Thailand would like to join the Washington-initiated Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), Surapong said.

The US and eight other countries are in the multilateral free-trade agreement, including four Asean states - Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

But Surapong said Thailand may need a bit longer to study the free-trade scheme, as it has many conditions and details that might affect domestic industries and the Thai economy.

While studying the TPP, Thailand would enhance cooperation in trade and investment between the two countries, he said. There would be efforts toward closer relations between Thai and American business communities, he said.

Some American companies were affected by the flood disaster in Thailand, but Yingluck told Obama her government would take care of them and help them to recover from the damage, Surapong said.

Beside bilateral affairs, Yingluck and Obama discussed political developments in neighbouring Burma, as the US wants to see Thailand played the role of a coordinator to help Burma carry out reforms towards democracy and national reconciliation.

Thailand was ready to do the job and ensured the US that the country would continue providing shelter for refugees from Burma on a humanitarian basis and would prepare them to be ready if they wanted to return to their homeland some day, Surapong said.