Month: February 2018

Digistar T-Sonic and J-Nexter the new sublimation digital inks

JK Group will attend Fespa Asia introducing the latest dye sublimation inks to the portfolios of its premium brands Kiian Digital and J-TeckKiian Digital brand will exhibit Digistar T-Sonic, the new sublimation ink for transfer printing designed for Panasonic printheads. T-Sonic is specially formulated the new generation of industrial dye-sublimation textile printers. The new ink stands out due to its excellent reliability and drying quickness of the printed paper and the superior colour gamut. Marco Girola – JK Group Marketing Specialist – says “We are very excited about T-Sonic as it perfectly suited to exploit the high productivity potentiality...

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New dyeing solution for wash-fast swimwear

Huntsman has developed a new dyeing solution which it claims sets a new standard in terms of wash-fastness and colour saturation for the polyamide/elastane blends favoured in the swimwear business.Vibrant blocks of colour and high-contrast black and white continue to dominate in the swimwear market.But achieving these deep shades and striking contrasts is difficult on the polyamide/elastane (PA/EL) blends favoured in the swimwear business. These blends deliver high resilience and elasticity, but tend to have limited wash- and wet-fastness. Conventional PA dyes bond to the PA fibres with only weak links and can bleed onto adjacent fibres during home...

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US retail industry sales will grow by 3.8-4.4 per cent in 2018

US retail industry sales will grow by 3.8-4.4 per cent in 2018 over last year and online and other non-store sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase by 10-12 per cent, according to the economic forecast for this year by the National Retail Federation (NRF). The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. Retail sales grew 3.9 per cent in 2017 over 2016 to $3.53 tr, the US Census bureau’s preliminary estimate for the year shows. The number is subject to revision but exceeded NRF’s forecast for growth between 3.2 and 3.8 per cent,...

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Increase in duty will discourage cheap import of textile products

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani said that the hike in customs duty on silk and manmade fibre, announced in the Budget, will discourage cheap imports of textile products from China and benefit the local manufacturers. “Increase in customs duty on silk and manmade fibre will discourage cheap Chinese textile products from flooding the market and benefit domestic manufacturers in the power loom sector,” Irani said in New Delhi on Budget allocation for the Ministry. On reduction of corporate tax to 25 per cent from 30 per cent announced in the Budget, the Minister said that reclassification of micro, medium...

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Textile exports fall 13 per cent

Textile exports fell 13 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to Rs. 9,704 cr in January on the back of a sharp slide in cotton textile exports. Cumulative exports of textile and apparel products dropped 4 per cent y-o-y to RS. 1.87 lakh cr in April-January 2018. While cotton textile exports declined 1 per cent y-o-y to Rs. 53,818 cr during the timeframe, apparel exports decreased 5 per cent y-o-y to Rs. 88,709 cr, data sourced by Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) showed. “The share of textile and apparel exports (in overall exports) has also declined from 14 per cent...

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