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Home Textiles Update
Issue 75: March 2018

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Product Overview   

Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the home textiles sector.
Every issue focuses on product developments and innovations in the home textiles sector. In addition, we provide a business update each month -- so that you remain aware of the key players and their activities, and so that you can plan your company's strategy with confidence.
What's in it?
"Home Textiles Update" includes information on carpets, bedding products, towelling products, table linen, curtains and upholstery fabrics. The publication also includes developments in the important contract business.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Home Textiles Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising. Recent issues contain details of acquisitions within the sector, events, financial results, markets, new fibres and fabrics for home textiles, and trend forecasts.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has developed a new pre-treatment for use in textile dyeing processes called Ecofast Pure

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Culp has entered into an agreement to acquire Read Window Products
  • JCPenney: total net sales in 2017/18 were down by 0.3%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2017/18 were up by 8%
  • Mitsui & Co (USA) and PurThread Technologies have entered into a distribution agreement relating to the incorporation of PurThreads products in soft textile goods in Japan
  • Oritain Global has entered into partnerships with Modern Nile Cotton and Supima relating to its fingerprint identification technology
  • EU imports of home textile products were up in value and in volume in 2017
  • BekaertDeslee is building a new facility called BekaertDeslee IDC