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Home Textiles Update
Issue 64: April 2017

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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:
  • Mimaki has updated its Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B digital printers to incorporate hybrid ink systems
  • American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new sewing thread incorporating Repreve yarn, which is made from recycled materials
  • Williams Sonoma has collaborated with Aerin Lauder in the development of a new home décor collection
  • Loftex has developed towels which incorporate traceable polyester fibres

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Berkley Capital has acquired a majority stake in The Crypton Companies, which comprises stain resistant fabric provider Crypton and specialist textile finish provider Nanotex
  • Milliken has acquired the assets of the pigments and dyes specialist Keystone Aniline Corporation
  • Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported that 35% of carpet waste in the UK was diverted from landfill in 2016
  • The Oeko-Tex Association has awarded its first certificates for compliance with the Leather Standard by Oeko-Tex
  • Harrison Spinks will invest £9 mn in the improvement and expansion of its mattress production facilities
  • Odour control technology leader Polygiene has entered into a strategic partnership with 8H, a China-based provider of bedding products, mattresses and sofas
  • Home furnishings and home textiles provider Ethan Allen will sell its products via Amazon