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Eco-accreditation for Lonati sock knitting machines
Brescia - Lonati has received the ACIMIT ‘Green Label’, the certification program which aims to identify the energy and environmental performance of textile machinery, for some of its best selling sock and hosiery knitting machines.
New fashion applications for jacquardtronic lace
Obertshausen - Karl Mayer says that its new JL 65/1 B Fashion machine has been adapted to produce garments suitable for the high-end fashion sector.
Silicone yarns used to enhance medical hosiery
Hechingen - Merz Maschinenfabrik, in collaboration with Italian yarn specialist LeMur and Germany’s Memminger IRO, has developed an adapted version of its CC4II machine to allow it to produce medical hosiery with an integrated ‘support belt’ made, for the first time, using an ultra-fine silicone yarn.
Sun shining on interlock market
Taipei - Taiwan’s Su Da has been making great strides in its export business over recent years. As as well as gaining ground in resurgent markets such as the US, countries closer to home, such as Indonesia, are also proving to be popular destinations for its latest circular knitting technology.
New label for safe and sustainable textiles
Zurich – Oeko-Tex has launched a new textile certification standard which covers both environment production guidelines and social compliance criteria.
Giant Vietnam knitting plant nearing completion
Hong Kong - The construction of a huge, vertically integrated knitting facility, a joint venture between one of Hong Kong’s largest knitting mills and a Hong Kong-based garment manufacturer, is expected to open shortly in Vietnam.
Van de Velde plots UK expansion
Brussels - Luxury lingerie manufacturer Van de Velde is to triple its network of Rigby & Peller branded stores in the UK and Ireland over the next five years.
Indian knitters bullish over export growth
Mumbai - Indian knitwear exporters are hoping to benefit from the uncertainty caused by political instability, labour, corporate and social responsibility issues currently affecting some of their competitor countries.
Shima Seiki confirms exhibition dates
Wakayama - Computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki has confirmed two more exhibition dates this October.
Tailor-made for the sock sector
Brescia - As the demands of the sock and hosiery markets continue to evolve, Italian sock knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni has made considerable advances in developing new technology and upgrading its existing models.
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