• Published On: July 17, 2024

    The FabricLink Network announced the launch of The Textile Gateway, an online platform that connects the textile industry to students of all ages, including elementary school and undergraduate students. “The mission of The Textile Gateway is to [...]

  • Published On: July 16, 2024

    Trelleborg, an engineering group focused on polymer technology, with headquarters in Trelleborg, Sweden, has announced a development for its engineered coated fabrics operations in Gateway West Commerce Park in Rutherford County, N.C. The site is part of [...]

  • Published On: July 15, 2024

    Vera Bradley is one of 15 brands currently using TrusTrace for product traceability and supply chain compliance. Image: TrusTrace TrusTrace, a global SaaS platform for product traceability and supply chain compliance in fashion and retail headquartered in [...]

  • Published On: July 11, 2024

    A new event was announced, the Textiles Recycling Expo, and it is set for June 4–5 2025 in Brussels, Belgium. It is supported by EuRIC, Fedustria, ReHubs, the Textiles Recycling Association and Plastics Recycling World, and organizd [...]

  • Published On: July 10, 2024

    The Better Cotton Conference 2024 concluded on June 27 in Istanbul, Turkey, where over 400 attendees from around the globe joined virtually and in person. "This year's Better Cotton Conference has highlighted the crucial need for collective [...]

  • Published On: July 9, 2024

    Indorama Ventures, a chemical producer based in Bangkok, Thailand, announced it secured a seven-year loan totaling $200 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help fund the continued growth of the company’s strategic sustainability programs in [...]

  • Published On: July 8, 2024

    Paradise Textiles, the material science hub of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Alpine Group, announced it has signed a deal with biotechnology company, Nanollose for the exclusive supply of its Nullarbor™ fibers. Under the non-binding term sheet for [...]

  • Published On: July 3, 2024

    Better Cotton™, a worldwide cotton sustainability initiative launched in 2023, announced the recipients of its 2024 Member Awards.  The 2024 Member Awards were presented by Alan McClay, CEO of Better Cotton, and Eva Benavidez Clayton, senior director [...]

  • Published On: July 1, 2024

    The American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) announced it has joined the Brazilian Cotton Shippers Association and the Australian Cotton Shippers Association by signing a landmark Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement focuses on addressing matters of efficiency in [...]

  • Published On: June 28, 2024

    Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a North American supplier of automation engineering based in Orion, Mich., specializing in advanced material handling, end-of-line solutions, on-demand engineering services and autonomous mobile robots for warehousing and logistics, has announced the joint [...]

  • Published On: June 27, 2024

    Active Apparel Group (AAG), an activewear and swimwear manufacturer based in Culver City, Calif., announced the company has committed to a structured approach to reducing its environmental impact across its global operations through an Environmental Management System [...]

  • Published On: June 26, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), announced that absorbent hygiene professionals can register, sponsor or reserve a tabletop exhibit for the 2024 Hygienix™. The event will be held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, [...]

  • Published On: June 25, 2024

    Portland, Ore.-based Pendleton Woolen Mills announced it is celebrating 100 years of business, or a Century of Shirtmaking. The brand is kicking off the milestone with a limited-edition collection of shirts featuring plaids inspired by one of [...]

  • Published On: June 24, 2024

    Wilkie Technical Textiles, a technical textile provider based in Lowell, Mass., announced the company has partnered with Ocean State Innovations (OSI). OSI will now serve as the primary liaison for a variety of Wilkie America products manufactured [...]

  • Published On: June 21, 2024

    Panda Biotech, an industrial hemp manufacturer based in Texas, along with Panda Hemp Gin equity partner, The Southern Ute Indian Tribe, celebrated the grand opening of its industrial hemp facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, on June 12. [...]

  • Published On: June 20, 2024

    Archroma®, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Pratteln, Switzerland, announced the launch of Color Management+, a color design and development solution that helps textile and fashion brands and mills work together for improved sustainability. Archroma Color Management+ [...]

  • Published On: June 19, 2024

    GALE Pacific™, a technical fabric solutions provider based in Malborne, Australia, announced that Ecobanner has won the sustainability award at the World Out of Home Organization (WOO) Awards. The award was accepted by WOO’s partner oOh!media. The [...]

  • Published On: June 18, 2024

    FibreTrace®, a real-time fiber traceability technology, has announced a partnership with Target Corp. and Cargill. FibreTrace integrates luminescent pigments into raw cotton during the initial stage of processing, creating a unique signature that enables the pigments to [...]

  • Published On: June 17, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environments Safety (WIPPES) Act (H.R. 2964) on June 12. The WIPPES Act, which creates national standards [...]

  • Published On: June 14, 2024

    Torbjörn Bäck (left), Coloreel CEO, and Masanori Awasaki (right), president and CEO Juki America. Image: Juki America/Coloreel Juki America, an industrial and domestic sewing machine manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan, and Coloreel, a technology company based in [...]

  • Published On: June 13, 2024

    Roslyn Muney, The Mitchell Group's new director of brand strategies. Image: The Mitchell Group The Mitchell Group, a coated textile provider based in Chicago, Ill., announced that Roslyn Muney has joined the textile manufacturer as its new [...]

  • Published On: June 12, 2024

    The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) announced the opening of early bird registration for the 2024 Executive Conference set for Oct. 8–10 at Le Mount Stephen in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Early bird registration [...]

  • Published On: June 11, 2024

    The Advanced Textiles Association Japan (ATA Japan) announced its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, ATA Japan will host a 30th Anniversary Celebration and Networking Event on July 18, 2024, at Hotel Hankyu International in Osaka, Japan. This milestone [...]

  • Published On: June 10, 2024

    The 63rd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) and the 4th Innovation Days will take place from Sept. 11-13, 2024 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn in Dornbirn, Austria. In addition to advances in the topics of fiber innovations, circular [...]

  • Published On: June 7, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced the publication of the 11th edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides a [...]

  • Published On: June 6, 2024

    Marc Shellshear, Value Vinyls Inc. new president. Image: Value Vinyls Inc. Value Vinyls Inc., a specialty textiles and fabrics provider based in Grand Prairie, Texas, announced the promotion of Marc Shellshear to president. Shellshear brings over 30 [...]

  • Published On: June 5, 2024

    Joseph Davis, the new president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. Image: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a performance fabric manufacturer serving multiple markets, including shade, marine and furniture, announced that Joseph Davis, an executive with [...]

  • Published On: June 4, 2024

    EURATEX, a European textile member association based in Brussels, Belgium, and industriAll Europe, a trade union representing workers in the mining, chemical, energy and textile industries, announced the launch of a joint project supported by the European [...]

  • Published On: June 3, 2024

    UNIFI Inc., a producer of recycled and synthetic yarns headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., announced the 2024 REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Award recipients. These annual awards celebrate the industry members who have recycled over 40 billion plastic bottles [...]

  • Published On: May 31, 2024

    Paul Dudley, AW Hainsworth's new head of engineering and sustainability. Image: AW Hainsworth AW Hainsworth, a Pudsey, U.K.-based fabric manufacturer and vertical woolen mill, has announced the appointment of Paul Dudley as its new head of engineering [...]

  • Published On: May 30, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced the three finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award® (WOW). The WOW Innovation Award will be presented at the annual WOW International Conference, June 17–20, at the [...]

  • Published On: May 29, 2024

    Renegade Plastics®, a sustainable coated fabrics manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wis., announced the closing of a pre-seed investment led by Schneider Resources Holding (SRH). The investment will help expand Renegade's team into new markets that are seeking [...]

  • Published On: May 28, 2024

    Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer based in Spartanburg, S.C., announced that it has been included on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity 2024. The annual listing, comprised of 500 U.S.-based companies, recognizes employers across [...]

  • Published On: May 24, 2024

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that the 2024 Textile Discovery Summit will be held October 6–8 in the historic district of Savannah, Ga. This year's theme is A Path Forward Through Innovation. [...]

  • Published On: May 23, 2024

    Precision Textiles, a nonwovens and laminate solutions provider for the bedding, home furnishings, health care and automotive industries based in Fairfield, N.J., announced it has appointed Bill Learn as director of quality control. Learn is a former [...]

  • Published On: May 22, 2024

    Orbus Visual Communications®, based in Woodridge, Ill., announced its acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts in Seattle, Wash. Orbus Visual Communications is a group of brands in North America that specializes in the manufacture of visual communications solutions [...]

  • Published On: May 21, 2024

    KM Fabrics, a manufacturer of woven velvets for drapery, upholstery, wrapped panels and specialty applications based in West Greenville, S.C., announced that the company is relocating. KM will relocate by late 2025 a few miles from its [...]

  • Published On: May 20, 2024

    More than 75 textile leaders gathered at this year’s Outlook® Conference to hear updates on the economy and the top issues facing the industry. The Outlook conference is organized by the U.S. Industrial & Narrow Fabric Institute [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2024

    Milliken & Company announced it is working to design and manufacture flame-resistant (FR) undergarment fabric for NASA’s Artemis missions. Artemis III will be the first U.S.-crewed moon mission in over 50 years, planned for launch no earlier [...]

  • Published On: May 16, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and the American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) announced they are partnering to create the FiltXPO™ 2025 International Filtration Conference & Exhibition. The conference will co-locate with IDEA®25 from [...]

  • Published On: May 15, 2024

    Carolina Nonwovens LLC, a subsidiary of National Spinning Co. Inc., announced plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Fostoria, Ohio. Currently, equipment is being installed into the facility. The plant is expected to begin operation by [...]

  • Published On: May 14, 2024

    Patrick Clysdale. Image: Herculite Products Inc. Herculite Products Inc. announced that Patrick Clysdale has been hired as the southeastern regional manager for the direct sales team. Clysdale comes to Herculite with nearly 10 years of experience in [...]

  • Published On: May 13, 2024

    From left to right: Gabriela Cobb, Paul Tucker and Emily Timm. Image: Camira Group Inc. Camira Group Inc., an international fabric manufacturer has announced three new hires within the contract and hospitality segment. Camira Group has appointed [...]

  • Published On: May 10, 2024

    Kimberly Peoples, Ultrafabrics' new sales director for the residential market. Image: Ultrafabrics Ultrafabrics, a high-performance fabric manufacturer based in Tarrytown, N.Y., announced the welcoming of two new members to the sales leadership team. Kimberly Peoples has joined [...]

  • Published On: May 9, 2024

    The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has announced the results of its officer elections for fiscal year 2024. NCTO has elected Charles Heilig, president of Parkdale Mills, as chairman; and Chuck Hall, president and CEO of [...]

  • Published On: May 8, 2024

    The Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C., announced that it will provide M1 programming training for Stoll Flatbed Knitting machines May 20–24 to individuals interested in learning about flatbed knitting or [...]

  • Published On: May 7, 2024

    MycoWorks, a biotechnology company based in Emeryville, Calif., has announced the appointment of Ginevra Boralevi as director of communications. A Paris-based expert with 20 years of experience in luxury communications, Boralevi is joining MycoWorks from Eric Bompard, having led marketing [...]

  • Published On: May 6, 2024

    Standard Textile, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced that it was selected as a 2024 U.S. Best Managed Company Gold Standard winner. Now in its fifth year, the award, sponsored by Deloitte* Private and The Wall Street Journal, recognizes [...]

  • Published On: May 3, 2024

    Every year, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) student chapters name a graduating senior to be recognized for academic achievement and contribution to the chapter, school and society. This year AATCC presented the 11 [...]

  • Published On: May 2, 2024

    Meijer announced a $250,000 donation to the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), a Detroit-based national nonprofit organization. ISAIC focuses on training the next generation of textile and apparel manufacturing industry talent through a curriculum that combines technical skills, soft [...]

  • Published On: May 1, 2024

    Archroma, a global specialty chemicals company based in Prattein, Switzerland, and Cotton Incorporated, a non-profit cotton research and marketing company in Cary, N.C., announced the renewal of an eight-year collaboration to accelerate the shift to a more [...]

  • Published On: April 30, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced three recipients of the INDA Lifetime Service Award and Lifetime Technical Achievement Awards. David Powling, Paul Latten and Arnold Wilkie are being recognized for their key contributions to [...]

  • Published On: April 29, 2024

    Jeffrey P. Pritchett, Elevate Textiles' new CEO. Image: Elevate Textiles The Board of Directors of Elevate Textiles, a textile manufacturer based in Charlotte, N.C., announced that Jeffrey P. Pritchett will join the company as CEO and a member of [...]

  • Published On: April 26, 2024

    The winners of the 2024 Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards have been announced. A total of 15 winners in eight categories received awards for their research, new products, processes or technologies in sectors such as aviation, automotive, [...]

  • Published On: April 25, 2024

    Green Theme Technologies (GTT), suppliers of the  EMPEL® water-free and PFAS-free textile finishing platform, announced a partnership with Korean-based Hwasung International, global textile provider. Hwasung International is the first Korean mill to offer EMPEL technology. "Traditionally, the [...]

  • Published On: April 24, 2024

    Gabe Hill, who spent 60 years in the textile industry–including 43 at SP Associates in Charlotte, N.C.–died April 13, 2024 in Abbeville, S.C. He was 89. Hill was owner and general manager of SP Associates, a well-known [...]

  • Published On: April 23, 2024

    The Jones Family of Companies, headquartered in Humboldt, Tenn.,  announced several new company developments. Ralph Jones III, CEO and chairman of the company’s board—and the third generation of family leadership of the company—has reinvested in the company [...]

  • Published On: April 22, 2024

    The FabricLink Network (FLN), a textile education resource consisting of the websites FabricLink and The Technical Center, announced it is working with leaders in the textile industry to create The Textile Gateway, an online platform to introduce [...]

  • Published On: April 19, 2024

    The Straw Flexi-Dress created by the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF)and VRETENA, winner of the Cellulose Innovation of the Year 2024 Award. It is designed as a versatile knitted garment that can be [...]

  • Published On: April 18, 2024

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is outlining an enhanced strategy to combat illicit trade and level the playing field for the American textile industry, which accounts for over 500,000 U.S. jobs and is [...]

  • Published On: April 17, 2024

    Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics with brands such as Coastline Plus and Patio 500, announced that Anthony Pappalardo has been hired as regional sales manager covering the Midwest and Southeast. In [...]

  • Published On: April 15, 2024

    Global manufacturer Milliken & Company announced that it was named to the America's Most Innovative Companies list, an annual honor published by Fortune and Statista Inc., which recognizes U.S. organizations at the forefront of innovation. This is [...]

  • Published On: April 12, 2024

    Eastman announced that its second U.S. molecular recycling project has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin award negotiations for up to $375 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding as [...]

  • Published On: April 11, 2024

    Traube Awning, an awnings and shade provider based in Hartford, Ill., announced its return to family ownership after a 10-year hiatus with Steve Traube, a third-generation descendant of the founding family acquiring the company. Traube announced the [...]

  • Published On: April 10, 2024

    Paige Seadler, Culp Inc.'s new director of product marketing for Culp Home Fashions, the company's mattress fabrics division. Image: Culp Inc. Culp Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, announced that it has hired Paige Seadler as the [...]

  • Published On: April 9, 2024

    Leigh Fibers, headquartered in Wellford, S.C., announced that it has purchased the operating assets of Martex Fiber and rebranded the business as Revive Fiber. Leigh Fibers and Revive Fiber will operate as separate but related sister companies [...]

  • Published On: April 4, 2024

    Glen Raven hosted U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai at its headquarters in Burlington, N.C. on March 22. Ambassador Tai’s visit coincided with USTR’s Federal Register notice for public input to inform the administration’s development of trade and [...]

  • Published On: April 3, 2024

    Dan Russian, Sage Automotive's new president and CEO. Image: Sage Automotive Sage Automotive Interiors, an automotive interior materials manufacturer headquartered in Greenville, S.C., announced the appointment of Dan Russian as its new president and CEO. Russian succeeds [...]

  • Published On: April 2, 2024

    Fashion for Good has announced the selection of 10 new innovators for its 2024 Innovation Program. The cohort is focused on novel footwear material and recycling technologies, manmade cellulosic and nylon recycling. The 2024 Innovation Program provides [...]

  • Published On: April 1, 2024

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to garner significant attention in textile manufacturing, given their prevalent usage in enhancing durable water repellency and stain resistance along with growing health and environmental concerns. As the discourse evolves, open [...]

  • Published On: March 29, 2024

    TextileGenesis™, a Lectra Group company, announced the launch of version 2.0 of its SaaS platform which allows brands and manufacturers to digitally map their textiles, from fiber to consumer, to ensure the authenticity and traceability of all [...]

  • Published On: March 27, 2024

    The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced a call for presentation abstracts for its IDEA®25 show, set for April 29 through May 1, 2025, at Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla. The theme for [...]

  • Published On: March 26, 2024

    Dietz-motoren GmbH, based in Dettingen unter Teck, Germany, has joined the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member. “ITMF welcomes Dietz-motoren as a new corporate member of ITMF. This shows that ITMF is not only [...]

  • Published On: March 25, 2024

    The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced the renewal of its board of directors’ leadership and the addition of 15 new and re-elected board members. The following individuals were confirmed as AAFA’s Board of Directors leadership [...]

  • Published On: March 22, 2024

    H&M Group and Vargas Holding, both based in Stockholm, Sweden, announced the founding of Syre, a new venture to scale textile-to-textile recycled polyester (rPET). The co-founded venture, also backed by TPG Rise Climate, aims to rapidly scale [...]

  • Published On: March 21, 2024

    Michelin Inflatable Solutions, a Michelin company based in Trappes, France, and ALUULA Composites Inc., a composite materials developer headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada announced a collaboration on a joint research and development project. “We are thrilled [...]

  • Published On: March 20, 2024

    The new Orbus Visual Communications® manufacturing facility in Huntersville, N.C. Image: Orbus Visual Communications Orbus Visual Communications® announced the relocation and grand opening of a new manufacturing facility for its SEG Systems® and Fabric Images® brands in [...]

  • Published On: March 18, 2024

    Walmart announced a pilot project with unspun, an Oakland, Calif.-based fashion tech company using the world’s first 3D weaving technology. Through the collaboration, the companies aim to reduce the environmental impact of garment production and offer a [...]

  • Published On: September 11, 2023

    Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has launched the ATA Leadership Academy, an initiative set to reshape leadership excellence within the textile industry. This comprehensive leadership development program is designed to offer advanced training to professionals across all levels, [...]

  • Published On: May 3, 2023

    Workplace expert Jeff Butler has been named as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo. Butler will focus on managing and working with various generations in “Building an Effective Multigenerational Workforce.” The Advanced Textiles Expo, [...]

  • Published On: May 1, 2023

    Former Industrial Fabrics Association International (now ATA) Chairman Kevin Yonce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on April 29, 2023. Yonce was born January 24, 1970, in Urbana, Ill. He was a lifelong resident [...]

  • Published On: February 27, 2023

    The deadline is coming quick to submit a proposal to speak at the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo. Do you have textile knowledge you want to share with the industry? The Advanced Textiles [...]

  • Published On: October 20, 2022

    “There is no doubt the world is warming,” says Mar Ricketts, principal and founder of GuildWorks in Portland, Ore., which specializes in permanent tension fabric structures. Ricketts considers climate change a market opportunity for people in the [...]

  • Published On: August 8, 2022

    CONNECT by ATA will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney of Kuehne + Nagel Inc. on August 30! Get the answers to your supply chain questions from an expert [...]

  • Published On: July 28, 2022

    Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), recently launched their new logo. ATA became the official new name of the association formerly known as Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), on June 1 and have now released their new look. The [...]

  • Published On: June 22, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. [...]

  • Published On: June 16, 2022

    The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2022

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2022

    Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with [...]

  • Published On: March 23, 2022

    Winner of the 2021 IAA Award of Excellence in the Tensile Structures < 600 square meters category, the PFEIFER Structures-designed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal in Alameda, Calif. features a spectacular canopy. Photograph courtesy of PFEIFFER Structures For more [...]

  • Published On: December 17, 2021

    Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying [...]

  • Published On: December 16, 2021

    Colorado Yurt Company has hired Joe Winkelmann as Director of Operations. He will lead the production, manufacturing and shipping teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Winkelmann has more [...]

  • Published On: December 14, 2021

    Photograph courtesy of The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic [...]

  • Published On: December 7, 2021

    Mahaffey USA, a leader of temporary and semi-permanent structures, has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals. Terms of the deal were not released.  For nearly 100 years, Mahaffey has been providing large-scale temporary fabric structures for businesses across the [...]

  • Published On: December 1, 2021

    Messe Stuttgart is postponing R+T, a leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun shading systems, which was scheduled to take place in February 2022. "R+T is the most international event in Stuttgart. Three quarters of [...]

  • Published On: November 12, 2021

    The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of [...]

  • Published On: November 11, 2021

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting [...]

  • Published On: November 2, 2021

    On Nov. 2, 2021, at IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Timothy Akes, representative for the Americas, MPanel Software Solutions, and Andrew Askwith, senior software developer, MPanel Software Solutions, presented the education session “Shade Sail Engineering—It’s Not Just [...]

  • Published On: October 21, 2021

    According to the report "Global Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Raw Material (Wool, Chemical, Silk), by Product (Natural Fibers, Polyester), by Application (Household, Technical), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" by, the [...]

  • Published On: October 14, 2021

    The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and [...]

  • Published On: October 13, 2021

    Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has developed a multi-tiered sustainability initiative. With the goal of minimizing negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built [...]

  • Published On: October 11, 2021

    Rainier Industries has announced the promotion of Chris Inverso to CEO. Scott Campbell, Rainier’s long-time CEO, will continue as an owner and board member. Inverso, who started with Rainier in 2014, was promoted to general manager earlier [...]

  • Published On: October 6, 2021

    According to a press release from Archroma, the company will increase the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg beginning October 1, 2021. The adjustments will apply to all Archroma products globally and [...]

  • Published On: October 5, 2021

    IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated [...]

  • Published On: September 21, 2021

    TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed [...]

  • Published On: September 17, 2021

    According to a report by, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber [...]

  • Published On: September 16, 2021

    The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn [...]

  • Published On: September 16, 2021

    MUTOH America recently added procurement specialist Ronald Zuniga to its Phoenix, Ariz., team. Zuniga will be responsible for numerous tasks, including purchasing, inventory control, assisting with order processing, and receiving supplies and parts into the MUTOH system. [...]

  • Published On: September 15, 2021

    Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The [...]

  • Published On: September 14, 2021

    IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews [...]

  • Published On: September 13, 2021

    Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and health care industries, has launched a new website unifying the manufacturer’s products with its diverse manufacturing capabilities. The revamped site,, positions [...]

  • Published On: September 10, 2021

    B.I.G. YARNS has announced the attainment of a FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium. The HPR Award is assigned by insurer FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s [...]

  • Published On: September 9, 2021

    Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) and Bulliontex Co. Ltd. have joined with Australia-based company Ferntex Solutions to distribute outdoor fabrics under Bulliontex’s Sol-Out® brand made with TAF’s Durashine™ fiber in Australasia. Sol-Out fabrics will be available [...]

  • Published On: September 8, 2021

    The HUESKER Group, a manufacturer of technical high-performance textiles for civil engineering, agriculture, industry and lightweight construction, along with ABB, a pioneer in robotics and automation, have developed a high-performance robot used for handling and palletizing heavy [...]

  • Published On: September 7, 2021

    Simon Cosh, an inkjet specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the print and graphic communications industry, has been appointed UK and Ireland Label Business Development Manager by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and [...]

  • Published On: September 3, 2021

    The Biden Administration has awarded a contract for $6.5 million to U.S. Cotton LLC, the largest manufacturer of cotton swabs in the United States, to increase domestic production capability for polyester tipped swabs for home testing kits [...]

  • Published On: September 2, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC) at Drexel University is recruiting for focus groups with e-textile professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and challenges in developing and integrating e-textile applications. Researchers will be conducting [...]

  • Published On: September 2, 2021

    Orion Engineered Carbons has begun constructing its second plant in China for specialty and high-performance carbon black, expanding the chemical company’s production capacity in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. Carbon black, available as powder or beads, [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2021

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has announced “On-Demand” video access to presentations recorded from the 2021 World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference held July 12-15 in Atlanta, Ga. The high-quality program content includes sessions [...]

  • Published On: August 31, 2021

    According to The Insight Partners’ research study on “Hemp Derivatives Market to 2028–Global Analysis and Forecast–by Type and Application,” the hemp derivative market is projected to reach US$ 20,977.94 million by 2028 from US$ 4,585.43 million in [...]

  • Published On: August 30, 2021

    Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, has announced the addition of Chris Caldwell as product manager for Outdura casual furniture and Sattler shade fabrics. Caldwell will be responsible for the development, analysis and management [...]

  • Published On: August 27, 2021

    According to the report “Textile Recycling Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the global textile recycling market reached a value of around US$ 5 billion in 2020. The global textile recycling market [...]

  • Published On: August 26, 2021

    According to a report by, the market for textile coatings is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 4% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. Major factors driving the market studied are [...]

  • Published On: August 25, 2021

    Wayne M. Yonce, 77, of Champaign, Ill., died on August 16, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease with dementia.  Yonce owned and operated Twin City Tent and Awning for more than 50 years [...]

  • Published On: August 25, 2021

    Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), a global chemicals producer, has agreed to acquire Brazil-based Oxiteno S.A. Indústria e Comércio, a subsidiary of Ultrapar Participações S.A. The acquisition gives IVL a unique portfolio in high-value surfactants and [...]

  • Published On: August 24, 2021

    Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF), a part of Aditya Birla Group, has launched a digital traceability platform to trace its flagship fiber brand, Radianza. The digital platform, backed by Blockchain technology, will ensure complete transparency and [...]

  • Published On: August 23, 2021

    Culp Inc., a textile company with roots in High Point, N.C.’s furniture industry, is leading a community-wide “Hands in for Haiti” donation drive to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Culp has production facilities [...]

  • Published On: August 20, 2021

    According to the report "Textile Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" by, the global textile market is expected to grow from $594.61 billion in 2020 to $654.57 billion in 2021 at a compound annual [...]

  • Published On: August 19, 2021

    Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a new 160,000-square-foot, 25-acre campus in Troy, North Carolina. The new plant is expected to be operational by Sept. 1, 2021, and will employ 100 people from the local area. [...]

  • Published On: August 18, 2021

    Piedmont Plastics, a wholesale distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube and film, has announced that it will be open a new branch location in Chattanooga, Tenn., this fall. The new location will mark Piedmont’s 51st branch in [...]

  • Published On: August 16, 2021

    Paul M. Nowak has joined Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) S.A. as sales manager. He is responsible for leading OEC Specialty Carbon Black sales in the northeast, developing and implementing new regional sales strategies and leading selected global [...]

  • Published On: August 16, 2021

    Hohenstein has developed a new quantification method specifically for genetically modified cotton. One of the first labs with this ability, Hohenstein uses DNA analysis to identify known genetic modifications and calculate their percentage in organic cotton. Stakeholders [...]

  • Published On: August 13, 2021

    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a producer of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced the upgrade of one of its solvent processing lines to meet growing customer demand for advanced engineered products. The new equipment will also provide [...]

  • Published On: August 12, 2021

    Michael Lüthi has assumed the role of CEO of the SANITIZED company group. He takes over the position from Urs Stalder who has joined the administrative board after working for the company for over 30 years. Lüthi [...]

  • Published On: August 11, 2021

    According to an ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm’s market intelligence report, knitted fabric sales will rise at a CARG of nearly 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, reaching nearly $40 billion in revenue. The rising importance [...]

  • Published On: August 10, 2021

    Christian Carmona, plant manager, and Chelsea Bennett, sales director, in the new Focus Sales & Marketing Group facility.  Focus Sales & Marketing Group LLC (FSMG), a Wellford, S.C.-based fabric supply company, has expanded into the converting industry. [...]

  • Published On: August 10, 2021

    Monster Silk® from Kraig Biocraft is spun by lines of transgenic silkworms and composed of a unique combination of spider silk protein and silkworm silk protein. These genetically engineered spider silks are significantly stronger and more flexible [...]

  • Published On: August 9, 2021

    Global Imaging, a distributor of grand format digital printing equipment, has announced that it will begin distributing PrinterEvolution products under the original manufacturer name “ATPColor” to simplify branding initiatives and streamline internal operations. PrinterEvolution has been one [...]

  • Published On: August 6, 2021

    Custom exhibit display provider Moss Inc. of Franklin Park, Ill., is partnering with the SEAQAUL INITIATIVE to add an innovative ocean plastic-based fabric solution to its sustainable product portfolio. The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE works with ocean clean-up programs [...]

  • Published On: August 6, 2021

    Bostik, a global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer industries, has announced the opening of its new, multilayer, film blown line in Petersburg, Va., for durable goods markets following its recent acquisition of Prochimir, a technical [...]

  • Published On: August 5, 2021

    Owens Corning has acquired vliepa GmbH, a company that specializes in the coating, printing and finishing of nonwovens, paper and film for the building materials industry. The acquisition broadens Owens Corning’s global nonwovens portfolio to better serve [...]

  • Published On: August 4, 2021

    Heytex and Royal Ten Cate are announcing the acquisition of TenCate Outdoor Fabrics by Heytex Bramsche located in Osnabruck, Germany. By combining the technological capabilities and market presence in technical textiles, Heytex will broaden its footprint in [...]

  • Published On: August 4, 2021

    Noble Biomaterials, a creator of advanced antimicrobial systems, has announced that Ionic+™ fabric treatment is now the sole antimicrobial for Flylow Gear, the independent, homegrown and mountain-raised creators of outerwear and apparel. Ionic+ is uniquely positioned in [...]

  • Published On: August 3, 2021

    According to a report by, the global antiviral fabric market is expected to grow at a significant rate in various end-use applications with a total addressable market size of $226.92 billion. Face masks are the leading [...]

  • Published On: August 2, 2021

    Glen Raven Inc., a provider of innovative performance textiles, will create 205 new jobs as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, N.C. Once the projects’ new jobs are in place, the local region will [...]

  • Published On: July 30, 2021

    According to a report by, the global synthetic fibers market is expected to reach $85.07 billion in 2025, progressing at a CAGR of 7.39 percent between 2021–2025.   The fastest-growing regional market is Asia Pacific due [...]

  • Published On: July 29, 2021

    Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based textile company, has hired Robin Love as senior vice president of sales. Love will harness the company’s continued momentum to further propel Fil Doux Textiles’ position as a trailblazer in the [...]

  • Published On: July 28, 2021

    According to a report by, the global carbon fiber market is projected to grow from $3.7 billion in 2020 to $8.9 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2020 and 2031. Carbon fibers are [...]

  • Published On: July 27, 2021

    Colorado Yurt Company, Montrose, Colo., celebrated the official groundbreaking at its new company headquarters in Colorado Outdoors. The event drew more than 200 people and included Colorado Yurt Company employees and their families, local and state officials [...]

  • Published On: July 26, 2021

    Long regarded as a global leader in recycled fiber, REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores. The Higg MSI (version 3.2) is the most comprehensive tool for sustainability analysts, [...]

  • Published On: July 23, 2021

    Shawmut Corporation has unveiled new renovations at its Park Avenue Technical Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced fabric finishing operations in the U.S., located in Burlington, N.C. The updates offer Shawmut customers easier access [...]

  • Published On: July 22, 2021

    Spradling International Inc. has announced the asset acquisition of CMI Enterprises. The transaction presents increased opportunities for the business and its employees to leverage and enhance the company’s portfolio providing an unparalleled array of products, services and [...]

  • Published On: July 22, 2021

    Beaver Paper Group, Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase on Wednesday, July 21, of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. The price increase will be effective Sept. [...]

  • Published On: July 21, 2021

    Glen Raven Inc. has announced its next round of significant investments in facilities and infrastructure. The investments represent phase two of a multi-phase expansion plan and are specifically focused on growing Glen Raven’s U.S. capacity. They will include [...]

  • Published On: July 21, 2021

    The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read [...]

  • Published On: July 20, 2021

    Textile technology innovation leaders, The LYCRA Company and HeiQ, have entered into a broad-based collaboration across multiple technology and brand platforms that promises to bring more innovative, quality-enhancing and sustainable textile technologies to consumers around the world. [...]

  • Published On: July 19, 2021

    Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based specialty fibers, is partnering with Orange Fiber, an Italian company which has patented the pulp production process for citrus by-products, to produce the first ever TENCEL™ branded lyocell fiber made of [...]

  • Published On: July 16, 2021

    According to Textile Exchange’s 2021 Organic Cotton Market Report, 2019-2020 was a record-setting year, with the largest volume of organic cotton fiber harvested globally to-date. In total, 229,280 farmers grew 249,153 metric tons of organic cotton fiber [...]

  • Published On: July 15, 2021

    James Heal has developed a new microsite,, to showcase its range of performance testing instruments as well as useful resources including articles, videos and guides. The microsite was developed separately to the main company website and [...]

  • Published On: July 14, 2021

    Eastman Machine Company celebrated a commitment to its global growth, the future of its employees and its close hometown ties on July 13, 2021, by breaking ground on its expansion. The 7,500-square-foot expansion of the facility will [...]

  • Published On: July 14, 2021

    Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, has announced the appointment of Johannes Diener as EMEA Sales Director. Diener will play an essential role in generating new sales and market opportunities while [...]

  • Published On: July 13, 2021

    The second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase, set for Tuesday, Aug. 10., from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature medical textiles, showcasing the latest materials and manufacturing solutions for medical products. The event will offer attendees the opportunity [...]

  • Published On: July 12, 2021

    Milliken & Company has hired Moira Murray as its residential sales and market director for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Murray will work closely across departments to assist in [...]

  • Published On: July 9, 2021

    According to a report by, the global technical textile market is expected to grow at CAGR of 8.0% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2029. The demand for textiles is increasing and consumers are expecting [...]

  • Published On: July 8, 2021

    DIC Corp. has closed on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE). The acquisition brings together the technologies, products, manufacturing assets, supply chain and customer service of the two companies [...]

  • Published On: July 7, 2021

    Ascend Performance Materials has received the General Motors (GM) 2020 Supplier Quality Excellence Award for its Pensacola, Fla., polyamide 66 plant. The award recognizes GM suppliers who meet or exceed the company’s rigorous quality performance criteria and [...]

  • Published On: July 7, 2021

    Messe Stuttgart announced that its new U.S.-based show Sun Shading Expo North America will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo [...]

  • Published On: July 6, 2021

    Enduratex has hired Jim McKeon as Territory Sale Manager, a newly created position in the company. He will manage the Enduratex contract business in the Northeast, Eastern Canada and strategic accounts in the Midwest and along the [...]

  • Published On: July 2, 2021

    Tidal Vision has announced a new partnership with Leigh Fibers and the opening of a new production facility in Wellford, S.C. These steps will help to ensure the textile industry has access to sustainable bio-based tex​tile treatments [...]

  • Published On: July 1, 2021

    Pulcra Chemicals, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, has acquired Devan. Known for its antimicrobial range BI-OME, Devan recently introduced a wide range of bio-based textile finishes and has a long standing in thermoregulation and [...]

  • Published On: June 30, 2021

    Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and cut and sew papers, has added one of the largest, state-of-the-art robotic arm and precision perforator to its newly remodeled production division. The Dalmec Robotic Arm Manipulator will [...]

  • Published On: June 29, 2021

    Standard Textile Co. Inc. and Küçükçalık have entered into a joint venture agreement. The agreement brings together the specialized expertise and knowledge of two leading textile manufacturing companies to expand their product portfolio and accelerate growth in [...]

  • Published On: June 28, 2021

    Champion Thread Company (CTC), a producer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns and other textile and sewn products accessories, has hired John Saunders as its manufacturing manager. Leveraging decades of industry experience and knowledge, Saunders, [...]

  • Published On: June 25, 2021

    Polartec®, a creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the launch of its innovation timeline as part of Polartec’s Peaking Since ‘91 campaign. The timeline begins with the 1981 invention of PolarFleece, highlights the 1991 [...]

  • Published On: June 24, 2021

    Starting this month, officially becomes, the new website for the global PFEIFER Structures brand. The change of website is an important milestone of FabriTec’s incorporation into PFEIFER Structures, the global partner for innovative lightweight structures. [...]

  • Published On: June 24, 2021

    Bostik, a global adhesive leader in the construction, consumer and industrial markets, is aiming to increase its share of the global thermobonding and durable goods market following the expansion of its specialty hot meltsproduct offering. Following the [...]

  • Published On: June 23, 2021

    John Marcaccio has joined Fil-Tec Inc. as Director of Business Development for the company’s Berry Compliant Program.Marcaccio has a broad range of management experience in product development and design, manufacturing, operations, and sales and marketing. With more [...]

  • Published On: June 22, 2021

    U.K.-based CNH Industrial N.V. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital stock of Raven Industries Inc., a U.S.-based leader in precision agriculture technology for $58 per share, representing a 33.6% [...]

  • Published On: June 21, 2021

    Designed by Samuel Wilkinson, manufactured by Zero, and delicately encased in a fabric mesh by Camira Knit, the Haze light is truly a work of art. Photo: Camira Knit. Global textile manufacturer Camira has launched a new [...]

  • Published On: June 18, 2021

    Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched CONNECT by IFAI, an online community that will facilitate valuable networking among industry peers and support industry-wide conversations. “One of many things the last year has taught us is the importance [...]

  • Published On: June 15, 2021

    Beaver Paper Group of Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and TexSewn® cut and sew papers has promoted Allen Wheeler to the new position of TexSewn product manager. Wheeler will be responsible for generating new sales [...]

  • Published On: June 11, 2021

    Archroma has launched its new Color Atlas by Archroma® Polyester Library, with 1,440 colors for sportswear, athleisure, swimwear, children’s clothing, shoes, fashion and home textiles. In 2016, Archroma launched the Color Atlas by Archroma, a unique tool [...]

  • Published On: June 10, 2021

    Presentation topics are now being accepted for the December 2021 Digital Textile Printing Conference co-sponsored by AATCC and PRINTING United Alliance. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the conference delivers relevant, cutting edge content. The 2021 conference [...]

  • Published On: June 9, 2021

    According to a report published by an ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm, the bioplastic textiles market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of around 12% over the next ten years. Ensuring long term investments in [...]

  • Published On: June 8, 2021

    Attracting top level speakers and highly qualified professionals from across the nonwovens and related industries, the International Nonwovens Symposium is the leading European event to learn about industry developments. The 2-day online event will take place June [...]

  • Published On: June 7, 2021

    According to a report by, the global market for digital textile printing is projected to reach a revised US$3 billion by the year 2027 after a US$ 230 million erosion in market value in the year [...]

  • Published On: June 4, 2021

    Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. From left, Lisbeth [...]

  • Published On: June 4, 2021

    Lectra has finalized its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Gerber Technology on a cash-free debt-free basis, for 175 million euros, financed through a 140 million euro loan and the group's available cash, plus 5 million newly [...]

  • Published On: June 3, 2021

    Sammy Dobbs has joined Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF) as Director of New Business Development for the company’s GlenGuard® brand of flame-resistant and arc-resistant fabrics, which are used to make protective apparel.   Dobbs joins GRTF with [...]

  • Published On: June 2, 2021

    Lenzing Group, a provider of sustainably produced specialty fibers for the global textile and nonwoven industries, is continuing to make strides toward achieving carbon neutrality. The successful completion and commissioning of an air purification and sulfur recovery [...]

  • Published On: May 28, 2021

    Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Ltd., a subsidiary of global petrochemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd., will spend up to US $82 million upgrading equipment and adding capacity at its manufacturing site in Nagpur, India. The capital [...]

  • Published On: May 27, 2021

    Alchemie Technology, a leader in waterless, smart dyeing technology, has announced its partnership with HeiQ, a leader in textile innovation, as it prepares the production rollout of its NOVARATM digital multifunction finishing solution to the global textile [...]

  • Published On: May 26, 2021

    MMI Textiles, Westlake, Ohio, has hired Joey Smith as director of business development. Smith is a senior-level professional with extensive knowledge of and experience in the textile industry. He has been an employee of Highland Industries Inc. [...]

  • Published On: May 25, 2021

    Professionals in nonwovens and engineered materials will now have the latest nonwoven material options at their fingertips with the launch of INDA’s Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide, a unique educational and technical resource with 124 material samples [...]

  • Published On: May 24, 2021

    According to Fact.MR, the global textile coatings market is slated to surpass US$ 5 billion, expanding at a steady CAGR of around 4% across the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Demand is majorly underpinned by extensive [...]

  • Published On: May 21, 2021

    AATCC will host a two-day Flammability in Textiles and Polymers virtual event June 16-17, 2021. The event will feature industry leaders and academic experts discussing a variety of topics including innovation, research, technology, and challenges in the [...]

  • Published On: May 20, 2021

    The "Industrial Fabric Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)" report by forecasts the market for industrial fabric to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. Industrial fabrics are specially designed and engineered products [...]

  • Published On: May 19, 2021

    Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has released its Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2020. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the report outlines the company’s progress on its [...]

  • Published On: May 18, 2021

    Schoeller Textil AG, a global textile solutions brand dedicated to innovating technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies, has announced that Megan Fulton and Jack McPheron have joined its North America team as sales directors, covering the [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2021

    By Devin Steele HICKORY, N.C. – Brian Rosenstein, CEO of TSG Finishing and fifth-generation owner to run the 120-year-old company, called his father Jack last week to ask if he remembers a time during his 50-plus-year career with the [...]

  • Published On: May 14, 2021

    This month sees communities across the globe raising vital awareness of mental health and campaigning to fight the stigma that often prevents individuals from seeking help. Having worked closely with mental health professionals in both the UK [...]

  • Published On: May 13, 2021

    After a year away, the International Achievement Awards (IAA) return for the 75th anniversary of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your technical skills and [...]

  • Published On: May 12, 2021

    For the second year in a row, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada-based Morbern, a manufacturer of upholstery vinyls for marine, healthcare, commercial interiors, RV and automotive applications, has been recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies. Established in [...]

  • Published On: May 11, 2021

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced the appointment of Maria Gallahue-Worl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gallahue-Worl has served in a wide spectrum of roles such as engineering, manufacturing, market development, business management, and joins TenCate Protective Fabrics after a [...]

  • Published On: May 10, 2021

    Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won't want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect [...]

  • Published On: May 10, 2021

    The fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is used to test and certify high-speed elevators, reducing development time of skyscrapers. The exterior wrap of the tower contributes to the overall structural performance and improves the durability [...]

  • Published On: May 7, 2021

    According to a report by, the technical textile market is estimated at USD 164.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 222.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.2%. Factors contributing to growth [...]

  • Published On: May 6, 2021

    For the second year in a row, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has won awards for outstanding business and manufacturing practices from the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), which represents the manufacturing industry in the Fox Valley region of [...]

  • Published On: May 5, 2021

    The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be [...]

  • Published On: May 5, 2021

    Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced that it is on track to produce nearly 3 million pounds of certified OCS cotton in the production of Cone’s organic denim collection by the [...]

  • Published On: May 4, 2021

    German textile testing, certification and research company Hohenstein will host the 9th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) May 10-12, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference may also be live-streamed.  The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and [...]

  • Published On: May 3, 2021

    Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has hired Pamela Funk as manager of human resources. Funk brings a wealth of human resource management experience to Herculite. Most recently she served [...]

  • Published On: April 30, 2021

    According to the report “Smart Textile Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” by, the smart textile market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 33% from 2019 to 2024. The study includes the smart [...]

  • Published On: April 29, 2021

    Flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has announced the opening of a special page featuring new and recommended products for Spring/Summer 2022 by yarn manufacturers participating in the digital yarn sourcing web service yarnbank™. The [...]

  • Published On: April 28, 2021

    TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, has announced that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be leaving the company. On July 1, 2021, Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue personal interests and [...]

  • Published On: April 27, 2021

    A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade. Through presentations, roundtables and live Q&A, attendees will have a chance to learn about the [...]

  • Published On: April 26, 2021

    IFAI Honored Life Member Ken C. Prine passed away Feb. 22, 2021. Ken was born in 1936 in St. Augustine, Fla., to Pete and Marjorie Prine. He attended Ketterlingus High and graduated from Georgia Tech. Ken is [...]

  • Published On: April 26, 2021

    In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. [...]

  • Published On: April 23, 2021

    According to the report "North America Textile Chemicals Market 2020-2026" by, the North American textile chemicals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period. High apparel demand, increasing environmental concerns and favorable [...]

  • Published On: April 22, 2021

    CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is postponing the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) to 2022, due to the pandemic. [...]

  • Published On: April 22, 2021

    Bunzl Distribution, a supplier of packaging, disposable supplies and cleaning and safety products, has signed on as the distributor in Mexico for Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the United States by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. A [...]

  • Published On: April 21, 2021

    The Lenzing Group’s flagship textile brand, TENCEL™, unveiled TENCEL™ eShop, the first ever e-commerce channel created by a sustainable fiber producer. The eShop bridges the divide between manufacturers and the end-consumer by curating a diverse mix of [...]

  • Published On: April 20, 2021

    Zipper and fastening products manufacturer YKK has launched a digital showroom as a means to better engage with customers, virtually, regardless of time or location. The concept behind the online showroom is “connection,” a play on YKK’s [...]

  • Published On: April 19, 2021

    Amy Bircher (center), Beth Shorrock (left) and Darrell Donahue cut the ribbon on the new Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory at West Virginia University. Photo: Brian Persinger/WVU Photography. A gift to the West Virginia University Davis College [...]

  • Published On: April 15, 2021

    Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront® ultra-fine polyester, which the company believes is the world’s first [...]

  • Published On: April 14, 2021

    Raven Industries, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based manufacturer of precision agriculture products, high-altitude balloons, plastic film and sheeting, and radar systems, was recently featured in an HBO documentary. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, the HBO [...]

  • Published On: April 13, 2021

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, has announced that the company, together with M the Movement, Kings Golden Harvest Pte Ltd (“Kings Group”), has established Spydasilk Enterprises [...]

  • Published On: April 12, 2021

    According to the report “Smart Fabrics in Fashion and Entertainment Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by, the smart fabrics market is estimated to record a CAGR of 31.29% over the forecast period. The smart [...]

  • Published On: April 9, 2021

    Trivantage®  has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for [...]

  • Published On: April 9, 2021

    Culp Inc. partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families and the public. The clinics were held March 25-27 at two of Culp’s facilities located in High [...]

  • Published On: April 8, 2021

    Hexcel has announced that its role within the recently launched UK-based project called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) will be to focus on developing high-rate manufacturing and processing technologies that will accelerate the development [...]

  • Published On: April 7, 2021

    Fasnap has completed an expansion at its Elkhart, Ind., corporate facilities. The new manufacturing space is 5,370 square feet larger and office space has increased by 6,000 square feet. Warehousing for distribution is one third larger and stocked with [...]

  • Published On: April 7, 2021

    Consumers around the world have adapted to social distancing measures and lockdowns over the last 12 months, with the way they dress, work and shop changing dramatically. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently surveyed sustainability decision-makers at [...]

  • Published On: April 6, 2021

    According to the report “Non-woven Fabric Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by, the nonwoven fabric market was valued at USD 43,883 million in 2020 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of [...]

  • Published On: April 5, 2021

    Stein Fibers Ltd. has acquired J. E. Herndon Company, previously based in Kings Mountain, N.C. Established in 1928, J. E. Herndon specializes in the purchase and processing of textile mill fibers and by-products. Herndon’s finished blends are [...]

  • Published On: April 2, 2021

    Fibertex Nonwovens Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products, has announced plans to expand operations in Laurens County, S.C. The more than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs. Fibertex’s expansion will include a [...]

  • Published On: April 1, 2021

    The Biden administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the president’s pledge to procure millions of U.S.-manufactured face masks for community health centers, food [...]

  • Published On: March 31, 2021

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announced that it has secured $4 million dollars of expansion capital. The financing significantly strengthens the company’s balance sheet and supports its progress in the commercialization and sale of recombinant spider silk. “This [...]

  • Published On: March 30, 2021

    Ultraflex Systems Inc. has hired Debbie Rex as its North Eastern Territory Sales manager. Rex has years of experience in the graphics and wide format industry selling both consumables and equipment. Her tenure in the wide format [...]

  • Published On: March 30, 2021

    IFAI’s Outlook Conference 2021 has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 29–31, 2021, at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, S.C. The conference includes: Essential information, including driving factors and challenges that will define [...]

  • Published On: March 29, 2021

    Fasnap Corp. has promoted Ryan Grady to national sales manager. Grady joined Fasnap in 2003 and has served key marine textile markets in the southeastern U.S. as well as domestic and international military and textile markets. Having [...]