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AUSTRIA: Lenzing first quarter income up 62.4% just-style.com | 18 May 07

Viscose fibre manufacturer Lenzing Group said that net income rose to EUR23m (US$31m) for the first quarter of 2007, from EUR14.1m in the comparable period last year.


AUSTRIA: Lenzing to build $200m viscose plant in India just-style.com | 19 Apr 07

Austrian manufacturer The Lenzing Group has secured an agreement to build a new fibre production plant in India through the country’s Modi Group.


AUSTRIA: Lenzing opens second viscose fibre plant in Asia just-style.com | 12 Apr 07

Austria’s Lenzing Group, the world's biggest producer of cellulose fibres, has opened its second viscose fibre plant in Asia.


AUSTRIA: Lenzing, Zimmer settle patent dispute just-style.com | 29 Nov 05

Fibre company The Lenzing Group and engineering business Zimmer have settled a dispute over the patent for lyocell technology by way of a license deal for some of the designs in question.


GERMANY: Lenzing Group To Raise Fibre Prices just-style.com | 7 Sep 05

Manmade cellulose fibre producer The Lenzing Group is to increase the prices of its fibres beginning in the fourth quarter.


Jiangsu Sunshine dazzles the wool textile sector just-style.com | 15 Nov 04

Jiangsu Sunshine Group is the biggest vertically integrated wool textile enterprise in Asia, if not the world. Based in China it boasts the country’s largest scale production for a range of worsted fabrics, men’s and ladies’ suits and corporatewear. It recently branched out into denim fabrics and garments. Niki Tait reports on a recent visit to the company.


How accurate is garment labelling? just-style.com | 10 Nov 04

How accurate is the average garment label when it comes to defining fibre content? Accuracy is a legal requirement for retailers within the UK but suppliers are also under an obligation to provide the shopkeeper with correct data as Sonia Roberts reports.


China's Youngor Group invests in export growth just-style.com | 13 Sep 04

The Youngor Group heads the list of China's 500 most powerful clothing manufacturers and is behind one of the country's most popular men's wear brands. It is now stepping up its efforts to sells its own Youngor suit and shirt brand in Japan, the US and Europe. Niki Tait reports.


AUSTRIA: Lenzing Q1 Profit Drops To EUR12.6m just-style.com | 12 May 04

Viscose fibre producer Lenzing AG has posted a lower first quarter net profit of EUR12.6 million, down from EUR14.8m in the same period last year.


AUSTRIA: Lenzing Buys Tencel – Der Standard just-style.com | 5 May 04

Austrian fibre maker Lenzing AG has acquired United Kingdom-based competitor Tencel, according to a report in Der Standard newspaper.


Spanish textile firms fight back just-style.com | 31 Mar 04

The once booming Spanish textile industry is in the doldrums, with production and exports of fibres, yarns and fabrics all slipping in 2003. But several Spanish manufacturers are now fighting back by offering added value properties rather than relying on the virtues of traditional textiles.


Finishing touches take centre stage at PV just-style.com | 24 Sep 03

One of the special features of this season's Première Vision fabric show in Paris was the number of lines where the finishing touch is integral to the textile design. Embroidery, quilting, pleating, sequins, flocking and prints are all set to lighten the workload for manufacturers in autumn/winter 2004/05.


UK: Tencel Highlights New Finishes For Denim just-style.com | 3 Jul 03

Flocked effects will join sand blasting and bleaching as important finishing treatments for the new season’s denim range according to Tencel Ltd, which supplies its branded Tencel fibre into the international casualwear market.


INDIA: Tencel In Talks To Boost Fibre Supply just-style.com | 5 Mar 03

UK yarn-maker Acordis Fibres Holdings Ltd is planning to double its supply of Tencel branded fibres to the Indian market and may consider setting up a manufacturing unit in the country.


Fibre firms fight back with new innovations just-style.com | 29 Jan 03

A new wave of technical fibre innovations is helping fibre companies in higher cost economies carve out a strategy for survival. The new fibres satisfy consumer needs for “natural” materials and, at the same time, address performance and environmental concerns. Their success is critical, as Chinese producers continue to tighten their grip on man-made fibre production.


Retro revival takes the lead at Expofil just-style.com | 11 Dec 02

Sublistatic and psychedelic were the buzzwords in the fabric printing industry in the l960s. Now, 40 years on, they could be returning to favour as descriptions of some of the most eye catching textiles for spring/summer 2004 writes Sonia Roberts.


UK: European Patent Office Sides With Tencel In Lyocell Dispute just-style.com | 22 Nov 02

The European Patent Office in Munich has thrown out a dispute over the patent held by Tencel Ltd for the manufacture of its lyocell fibre.


FRANCE: Texworld To Showcase Tencel's Asian Users just-style.com | 4 Sep 02

"The forthcoming Texworld event in Paris will be a showcase for key Asian users of our fibre," says Tencel Ltd. European marketing manager Jo Ward explains the corporate exhibit will emphasise "the versatility of Tencel as a component of today's textiles."


UK: New Tencel Finish Leaves A Permanent Crease just-style.com | 14 Aug 02

Time was when fabric technicians focused on ensuring cloths shed their creases. Now that process has been put into reverse with the launch of a new process to give garments made from Tencel, and particularly Tencel denim, the look of permanent, all-over creasing.   The finish, launched to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the fibre's launch, will be marketed under the name Scrunch. "What we were seeking was the more rugged look today's casualwear market demands," says Tencel R&D director Pat White.


INDIA: Siyaram To Manufacture Lenzing Modal Fabrics just-style.com | 9 Aug 02

Mumbai-based Siyaram Silk Mills has signed a strategic alliance with Austrian fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture and market Modal fabrics in India. Under the exclusive arrangement, Lenzing is also providing technology to manufacture new fabrics being launched in the next two months.


Fabrics in focus at PV just-style.com | 27 Feb 02

Fashion designers, garment makers, retailers and buyers looking for the latest trends and technically innovative material developments headed to Première Vision in Paris last week.


THE NETHERLANDS: New Fibres Grouping At Accordis just-style.com | 22 Oct 01

Speciality cellulosic fibres maker Acordis is to link its Tencel and Acordis viscose staple fibres operations. The new business will be headed by Tencel's CEO, Mark Lejman. The company says that important synergies between the two Acordis companies and the introduction of new product variants in the coming months are expected to establish the new cellulosics grouping as a leading player in both textiles and nonwovens. The focus will be on value-added cellulosic fibres through investment in research and technology in both fibre production and downstream processing.


INDIA: Osia Italia Chain To Quadruple Stores just-style.com | 8 Oct 01

The Osia Italia clothing chain has said it will quadruple its outlets by next year. The Delhi-based company, which has exclusive rights to manufacture and market clothing under the Italian brand of the same name - Osia Italia - will expand from its current six stores to 25. Three are being opened in the next two months - one each in Delhi, Jalandhar and Ludhiana. And according to managing director Naren Jain, the company hopes to achieve a Rs 10-crore turnover after the expansion has been copleted


INDIA: Reebok Tees Off With Greg Norman Golf Apparel just-style.com | 29 Aug 01

Taking advantage of research that identifies golf as one of the fastest growing sports in urban India, Reebok India Company has launched a premium range of golf apparel and accessories inspired by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman.


ISPO offers suppliers a sporting chance just-style.com | 27 Jul 01

Sports retailing in Europe has been through tough times in the past few years and this was reflected in one of the quietest ISPO shows in recent memory. Manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting at Europe's largest sporting goods fair earlier this week unveiled a large number of new products to try to attract interest from visitors, with new designs and new technology - especially in fabrics - at the forefront. Penny Leese was there.


USA: JPS Apparel Fabrics Files For Bankruptcy just-style.com | 26 Jun 01

JPS Apparel Fabrics Corp, the largest rayon and Tencel weaver in the US, filed for bankruptcy last Friday. The company is restructuring in an effort to reduce costs in the face of a slowing economy and the general malaise facing the US's apparel and textile sectors. JPS said it intends to continue to provide service to all of its customers. JPS said it would cease spinning operations at its Watts plant in Laurens, S.C., by August 20, affecting 233 employees.


FRANCE: New Lycra And Tactel Variations To Be Unveiled At Expofil just-style.com | 17 May 01

Lycra blends with heat-sensitive fibres and soft metallic Tactel yarns are just two of the innovations that will share the spotlight on the DuPont Apparel and Textile Sciences stand at the June edition of Expofil.


Denim with a difference at PV just-style.com | 6 Mar 01

Denim has got over the slump it suffered several years ago and mmade a triumphal return to favour at Premiere Vision. But this is denim as we've never seen it before, writes Sonia Roberts


AUSTRIA: EU Holds Up News Of Tencel Merger just-style.com | 5 Mar 01

Trade and financial journalists who attended a press conference called on March 2 at the Paris Premiere Vision exhibition in the hope of securing a definitive statement about the future of Tencel from Acordis chief executive Mark Lejman were doomed to disappointment. The conference did indeed take place but with negotiations in Brussels still in progress to resolve the question of whether the proposed merger, which would bring together the fibres division of Lenzing AG and Acordis as one new company, contravenes EU monopolies regulations, Mr Lejman felt himself unable to make any pronouncement. Earlier this year Bank Austria agreed to sell 80 per cent of its shares in Lenzing to CVC Capital Partners which already controls Acordis.


EUROPE: Tencel Takeover just-style.com | 28 Feb 01

Following the recent acquisition of Lenzing by CVC Capital Partners, Tencel business will be handled by a new company. Full details about the new set-up are to be announced by Mark Lejman, current chief executive of Tencel, during a press conference to be held on the Saturday of Premiere Vision.

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