Technavio releases top Four Emerging Trends in Apparel manufacturing Technology

Technavio Announces Top Four Emerging Trends Impacting the Global CAD Market in the Apparel manufacturing technology until 2020. Top four emerging trends driving the global CAD market in the apparel industry are

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1.Increasing shift to subscription model
In 2016, Autodesk will stop providing perpetual CAD licenses and focus more on subscriptions as they are expected to provide higher revenues for end-users.
2.Rising shift toward 4D models
CAD vendors are developing 4D CAD solutions that will enable increased operational performance. This improves the project execution strategy, leading to better execution and sequencing of construction schedules with granular level information.
3.Increasing adoption of synchronous technology
The synchronous technology provides proper control and immediate feedback of the model designed, thereby making the work easier for suppliers, engineers, and designers.
4.Rising use of 3D printer in CAD
The global 3D printer market was valued at USD 1.19 billion in 2014 and will reach USD 6.95 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of over 42%. 3D printers find an increased adoption across the manufacturing industry.


Textile Technology Innovation: New Robots for the Denim Industry

The textile technology has evolved into a new era where humans are soon to be replaced with robots in the apparel manufacturing industry including denim industry. Recently,VAV technology has developed two robots that can imitate human hands to promise abrasion effects in denim.

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The brand has launched two unique robots Da Vinci OB48 SPRAYING Robot and ERASER MD48 SCRAPING robot that would imitate human hands for abrasion. The new technology promises to increase the production of denims to approx.4000/day. All this made possible with ERASER MD 48 SCRAPING robot.

The SPRAYING robot copy the human movement and spray the water movement. This would help in two ways: No human will be exposed to the dangerous chemicals and enhanced productivity (6000/Day) is another reason that these robots are in full demand in the denim industry.

Future innovation in textiles will be Self-repairing textiles

A new technology to coat fabric in self-healing, thin films may one day lead to chemically protective suits that may prevent farmers from exposure to pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks.

Melik Demirel, Professor at Pennsylvania State University talks about the new innovation in textile technology with new enzyme incorporated coating.

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The procedure is simple: The material to be coated is dipped in a series of liquids to create layers of material to form a self-healing, polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer coating.

Polyelectrolyte coatings are made up of positively and negatively charged polymers.During the layering, enzymes can be incorporated into the coating.

The researchers used urease – the enzyme that breaks urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide – but in commercial use, the coating would be tailored with enzymes matched to the chemical being targeted.

Textile Technology fair ITMA Asia + CITME returns to Shanghai

TMA Asia + CITME returns to Shanghai in October 2016, at a new location – the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC).

Despite a controversy within the industry about the show’s decision to run on a biennial schedule rather than the expected four-year cycle, the textile technology show is shaping up to be a well-attended event.

At the close of space applications for exhibitors, more than 90 percent of the 180,000 square meters (m2) of exhibition space had been sold. In addition, organizers hope to attract more than 100,000 trade show visitors from around the globe.

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The combined show is owned by the European Textile Machinery Manufacturers

Association (CEMATEX), and its China-based partners the Sub-Council of c, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex); China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA); and China Exhibition Centre Group Corp. (CIEC).

The event is organized by the Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co. and co-organized by MP Expositions Pte. Ltd. In addition, the Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA) is a special partner of the show.

These Indian-Made LED T-Shirts are ultimate Innovation in Textiles

You want to order coffee in the office,’ let your shirt talk for you.’

Just when you thought apparel industry isn’t evolving much a Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables rolling out a line of touch-enabled clothing that wearer’s can program to broadcast their mood for the moment.

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These are LED and blue-tooth connected t-shirts, which users can program through an app on their smartphones, to reflect anything you want.

Nagubandi and his co-founder wife, Mahalakshmi Nagubandi came up with this innovation in textiles during a discussion about clothing, With a flick of the finger you can change the logo or slogan they’ve programmed their shirt to reflect.

India inaugurates first apparel training cum textile technology centre in Nigeria

In a bid to support the textile industry of Nigeria, India has set up an apparel training centre in Kaduna, Nigeria. This is a first of its kind textile technology centre being set up in Nigeria in partnership with the Nigerian government.



The apparel training centre is aimed to support and catalyze the initiative of Nigeria in realising the objectives to rebuild the cotton and textile value chain and address the need for the skilled workforce for domestic as well export-oriented apparel industry in the west African region.

The west African country (Nigeria) is an important trading partner of India. The bilateral trade between the two countries stood at USD 12.17 billion in 2015-16 as against USD 16.36 billion in the previous fiscal.

Textile Technology Fair in Vietnam

A textile Technology fair held by Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vinatas) in collaboration with the Textile Machinery Association under the Germany Engineering Federation (VDMA) has introduced Germany’s latest textile and apparel technologies local enterprises in Hanoi, Vietnam. A similar event is again will be held on July 7.

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The forum had the participation of around 650 business representatives and experts from Vietnam’s textile and support industries.

Vietnam’s garment and textile export is forecast to grow by 10 percent this year so Vietnam’s textile and apparel industry need to be updated and improvement in quality, especially for supplying cloth for for-export garment making, is also primary concern for The VDMA Textile Machinery Association groups comprising 130 companies manufacturing textile machines and equipment with a value of 3.1 billion EUR (3.46 billion USD) in 2015.