YnFx Textile Monthly PriceWatch Report covers a crisp analysis of the market movements in various textile value chains such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, viscose and cotton. The report is released every month, covering prices of upstream, crude oil and naphtha through the downstream petrochemicals, fibre intermediates, chips, filament yarns, staple fibres and spun yarns of all kinds.
This market information report covers close to 80 price quotes across upstream and downstream sectors in Asia pacific, Europe, and the USA. Apart from pricing, it also covers commentary on market sentiment, price drivers, key policy changes, antidumping, duties, plant shutdown/restart etc.
Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist, said the lower cotton value represents a 10-plus cent discount to growers per pound harvested. He added that, “Reduced quality may not lower cotton’s futures price at all,” he said. “Rather, poor quality will be reflected in discounted cash prices to individual growers. Either way, the price of base grade cotton may not be changed much from this emerging problem.” Also, he said that, reduced production may also be offset by weakening export demand.
The celebration of fiber arts features a variety of works, including quilts, tapestries, felted wool sculptures, hooked rugs, textile installations, hand-woven fabrics, dyed silks, knitted clothing and others, from both contemporary artists and artists from previous generations. In addition to area craftspeople, this show features artists living in Rhode Island and Costa Rica.
The aim of the programme is to promote exchange between experts in the field in order to generate research, development and innovation. The CONTEXT programme which is a European programme to finance the networking activities of scientific and industrial experts in smart textiles, has officially started. The project currently consists of experts from 27 European countries and Japan, it’s associate country. Work groups are open to all professionals in the sectors covered, and CONTEXT says the participation of industrial representatives is particularly welcome.