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Smart textiles & applications
In the early 1990s Mark Weiser described the future of computing as disappearing from the consciousness of people. This means that computer systems will be unobtrusive and so easy to use that people can forget them and work with them without actively thinking of them. This so-called ubiquitous computing approach also implies the invisibility of hardware devices and continuous connectivity to information networks.
Weaving success via clusters
Dr Anita Desai reviews the cluster concept, from its inception to the main contemporary regional science with focus on the tangible elements of sari weaving clusters irrespective of the popularity. The Indian textile industry is as old as the word textile itself. It works on an independent basis starting from the procurement of raw material to the final production of actual textiles.
Aurora Specialty opens high-tech facility
Aurora Specialty Textiles, a leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and nonwoven fabrics, has opened a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Yorkville, US, which features the EHWHA ultra wide-width coating and finishing line.
Sri Lanka to host Intex 2016
Intex South Asia 2016, South Asia’s only international sourcing show for yarns, apparel fabrics, denim fabrics, clothing accessories, and allied services, will be held from November 16 to 18, 2016, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the Sri Lanka exhibition and convention centre.
10% rise in visitors at Intertextile Shanghai
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2016 wrapped up very recently with participants praising the quality and internationality of the fair’s 22nd edition.
The changing face of textile printing
With the advent of inkjet printers and wide applications of inkjet printing in various areas, printing on fabrics also developed. It is a change from conventional method of screen printing - flat bed and roto. Digital printing offers distinct benefits of being able to print attractive design, complex designs, printing in short runs (smaller batch size), easy sampling, and capability of printing anything that you see on a computer screen. It has infused new energy into printing ideas and garment fashion. In a way, it is revolutionary!
EVS bags $1-mn orders China
Elbit Vision Systems Ltd, a global leader in the field of Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), implemented in the production and quality control of textile fabrics and technical webs, has received orders totaling about $1 million from China.
Premium Italian fabrics, thanks to Karl Mayer
Italy represents elegance and exclusivity in fashion like no other country, and this southern European country still heads the top price bracket. Premium Italian fabrics enjoy an excellent reputation, and are finding new customers in the emerging economies, where great importance is attached to high-end brands. The national sector is confident that it can expand its position on the world market over the next few years, as well. The optimism of the Italian textile sector is not unfounded.