Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international home textiles and contract market.
What's in it? Home Textiles Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international home textiles and contract market. Topics regularly featured include:
acquisitions, divestments and mergers
artificial leather materials
colour and design trends
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
treatments and finishes
It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Altun Tekstil, Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Aquafil, bluesign technologies, Eastman, Ethan Allen, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), HeiQ, Higg, Hologenix, Huntsman Textile Effects, Lenzing, Microban International, Pantone, Precision Textiles, Renewcell, Sanderson Design Group, Standard Fiber, Tarkett, Teijin Frontier, The TJX Companies, Tempur Sealy, Welspun India, and ZDHC Foundation.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Home Textiles Update is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS
Xaar has developed an industrial printhead for water-based digital inkjet printing which is said to be the first of its kind
Technical textiles manufacturer Baltex has developed a spacer fabric called NPD 236 which is made using The Lycra Company's Coolmax freshFX EcoMade yarn
Devan Chemicals (Devan) has developed a bio-based finish called Purissimo NTL which possesses allergen-controlling properties
Digital technology provider Lectra has acquired a majority stake in traceability company TextileGenesis
Textiles manufacturer Precision Textiles has divested its SlumberShield bedding division to MPL Enterprises
HeiQ and BekaertDeslee have signed a supply agreement relating to the use of HeiQ Allergen Tech on mattress ticking fabric