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Global cotton consumption pruned
Due to uncertainties in the world economy and trading market, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Secretariat has revised its global consumption forecast for 2018/19 downward to 27.5 million tonnes.
Bioproducts offer new opportunities for cotton
Cotton is finding applications as novel biomaterials. Professor Noureddine Abidi, Managing Director of Lubbock-based Fiber and Biopolymer Institute (FBRI) at Texas Tech University is using waste and low-grade cotton to develop bio-products that could find many non-conventional applications for cotton.
Bill Ballenden is ICA’s new President
A new leadership team has been voted in at the International Cotton Association (ICA) following its annual general meeting, which took place recently during the association’s Hong Kong 2018 trade event.
Egypt to modernise textile units
Egypt has chalked out a plan to spend 23-24 billion Egyptian pounds (LE) on modernising the state-owned textile sector, according to the head of the Cotton and Textile Industries Holding Company (CTIHC) Ahmed Mostafa.
Sneaker from cotton & corn
The Cotton + Corn programme in the US aims to produce footwear with “things that grow” in order to create sustainable products.
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