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Uncertainty over cotton prices in 2017/18
The International Cotton Advisory Committee’s Secretariat has forecast that the A Index in 2017-18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17. This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015-16 to 2016-17, which suggests that such a drop is not unreasonable.
Sustainable denim: Lifecycle Assessment
Neha Arora and Dr Seema Sekhri provide a comprehensive review of pollution caused during denim manufacturing process and how sustainable practices can be adopted to reduce the environmental pollution.
Cotton to end with 6-bn bale dip
According to the USDA first 2017/18 cotton projections at the Agricultural Outlook Forum, it was disclosed that there will be a 6-million-bale decline in global ending stocks.
Small rise in Indian cotton intake likely
India is estimated to consume 29.5 million bales of cotton (170 kg each), this season ending this September. Within one month of its recent estimate, Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India (CAI) has revised the estimate of India’s cotton consumption and import numbers.
Cotton prices may fall due to increased supply
The International Cotton Advisory Committee Secretariat has forecast that the season-average Cotlook A Index in 2016/17 will range between 66 and 83 cts/lb, with a midpoint of 74 cts/lb, which would be 4 cts/lb higher than last season.
Impact on rotor & airjet yarn properties
Rotor spinning has a great potential to reduce the twist factor, which is the basic prerequisite for the production of knitted fabric with a soft touch; by support of a new spin box generation and its components, explains Nitin T Patil, Prof Dr SP Borkar, Dr Stephan Weidner-Bohnenberger and Marc Schnell.
Sustainable trend for man-made fibres
A good and even blend is important for a uniform distribution of the fibres in the yarn diameter and on the running length of the thread.
RD Udeshi calls for major thrust on Make in India
A lot of thrust has been given to Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, said RD Udeshi, President - Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries Limited, in keynote address. This was the theme of international textile conference, held by the Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit on December 1-2, 2016 at Hotel The Lalit, Mumbai.
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