Indonesias textile export reaches $7 bn in H1 2017
Corporate



Indonesia's textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector's growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 billion by 2019.

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PEGAS NONWOVENS signs MOU for semi-commercial technology
Textile



PEGAS NONWOVENS, a manufacturer of polypropylene / polyethylene nonwoven textiles for the hygiene, industrial, construction, agricultural, medical and other specialized sectors has signed a MOU for the delivery of a semi-commercial production line for the plant in Luxembourg. The production line should be put into commercial operation during the third quarter of 2019.

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New processes for cleaning high-visibility clothing
Technical textile



Employees in many industries are protected from possible hazards by wearing high-visibility clothing during their activities which may become contaminated & reduce the warning effect. The current research project at the Hohenstein Group focuses on washing processes designed to be gentle to textiles while removing persistent contaminations.

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Less toxic cottonseed: Potential for non-ruminants
Corporate



Cotton production is one of the largest production crops around the world. For every 1 kg of cotton fiber, the plant produces around 1.65 kg of seed which is high in oil and protein. These can be used for ruminant diets, but non-ruminants are too sensitive for the toxic substance gossypol, a nasty by-product. Luckily, a gossypol-free variety of cottonseed has been developed.

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Levi's + Google High Tech Trucker Jacket
Technology And Innovation



The Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket with "Jacquard" by Google has finally been launched after 2 yr. of working together to incorporate smart-touch fabric into clothing. "Jacquard", named after a type of loom and the textile it produces, is a conductive fabric that allows clothing to send data and power without wires and is woven directly into the clothing.

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