27 September 2012
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has no intention of slowing the expansion of its Uniqlo casual clothing brand in China, despite anti-Japanese demonstrations last week.
10 February 2012
Rapid growth in demand in emerging markets is driving investment in nonwovens, according to a new report - with several nonwovens roll goods producers expanding to target markets in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Southern Africa.
19 December 2011
Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures in 2011. But acquisitions, an environmental focus and international expansion helped others to build on a solid recovery from the recession.
14 December 2011
Japanese yarn and fabric maker Toray Industries Inc says it has increased production across the group in a bid to offset the impact of the recent widespread flooding in Thailand, which led the company to close four plants in the country.
22 November 2011
Toray Industries is claiming a world first with the production of laboratory-scale samples of fully renewable, bio-based PET fibre.
28 October 2011
Toray Industries plans to expand its fibres and textiles recycling business as part of the Green Innovation Business Expansion project launched in April this year.
10 October 2011
DuPont is hoping for a 40% boost in the global production capacity of its high strength Kevlar fibres, best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour, after opening a new $500m facility in South Carolina.
19 September 2011
Puma has launched an eco-friendly version of its suede shoe, which is made using 100% recycled materials.
12 July 2011
Japanese textile maker Toray Industries Inc is targeting the outdoor clothing market with two new fabric developments which offer lightweight breathability and water repellent insulation.
26 May 2011
Japanese textile maker Toray Industries Inc has begun full scale production of a new ultra-fine nylon yarn for stockings and inner wear, which it claims is significantly finer than other products already on the market.
13 January 2011
Japanese textile maker Toray has developed a new membrane technology that offers laminated fabrics with what it describes as “the next generation of breathability” as well as being completely waterproof and windproof and high stretch.
10 November 2010
Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo is launching a range of jeans that uses the same heat-retaining technology used in its best-selling HeatTech thermal underwear line.
7 October 2010
Clothing retailer Uniqlo has joined forces with fibre specialist Toray to develop a new range of ultra-lightweight down jackets.
31 August 2010
Looking at performance on a global market positioning basis, rather than geography, the last two years have been challenging for all global textile and clothing producers, as demand waned and customers put off purchasing decisions.
11 August 2010
Synthetic fibre maker Toray Industries Inc has swung to a first-quarter profit helped by better sales and cost-cutting measures.
20 July 2010
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has renewed a five-year sourcing deal with Toray Industries in a move that is expected to see it buy JPY400bn (US$4.6bn) in fibres and fabrics over the next five years.
7 April 2010
Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo is hoping it can replicate the winter success of its Heattech line of heat-retaining thermal underwear with new products that are being lined up for summer.
21 September 2009
Synthetic fibre maker Toray has announced further investments in its already burgeoning Chinese market.
20 August 2009
Japanese textile maker Toray Industries has developed an organic thin-film solar cell that can be applied like a dye to materials.
31 July 2009
Special underwear tested by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata in the International Space Station has returned after the one month mission.
25 June 2009
Japan’s biggest textile maker Toray says it is to review the scale of its global production and expand its overseas apparel business.
12 May 2009
Japan’s top textile maker Toray Industries Inc has released its earnings for the year ended March showing a significant dip into the red.
2 January 2009
Tokyo-based textile manufacturer Opelontex Co has developed the world's first cationic dye-dyeable polyurethane elastic fibre "LYCRA®fiber T-909B" for swimwear that shows improved strength against swim pool chlorine and an original yarn feature that means it stretches softly and shrinks quickly.
10 December 2008
Japanese textile maker Toray Industries has developed nano-scale processing technology that impregnates woven fabrics with the kinds of functional agents that give added features like moisture absorption and heat retention.
7 November 2008
Textiles maker Toray Industries posted net income down 54.2% to JPY10.5bn (US$102m) in the first half, partly due to lower levels of extraordinary gains compared with the same period a year earlier.
5 September 2008
After testing special underwear for space on Japanese astronaut Takao Doi earlier this year the Japanese textile makers who supplied the special nano fabrics and fasteners have announced the experiment a success.
18 March 2008
Japan’s Toray International Co is to invest US$1m in the Binh Thuan –Nha Be Garment Joint Stock Co according to local media reports.
18 January 2008
As Japan faces another season of hay-fever inducing cedar pollen allergies, two domestic companies have come up with textile solutions which they claim will help suffers beat the hay fever blues.
10 December 2007
Toray Industries has developed a technology for producing multi-filament nanofibres used in a new super light textile it calls UTS-ultrafino.
13 November 2007
Uniqlo Co and textle maker Toray Industries will be marking the second stage of their working relationship this winter with the launch of a Heat Tech line of undershirts, tank tops and other apparel.