Global textile market outlook

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 ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global textile market size is anticipated to reach USD 1412.5 billion by 2028. The market is expected to […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

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 CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Rainier Industries announces new CEO, partners with LMF Capital

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 in the year in a planned step to his transition to CEO. He brings a depth of experience […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. In light of the announcement, IFAI is also offering members a 25% discount on any IFAI Expo registration type to attend the show and learn more about the new benefit.  Use the code 21EXMD25 when registering for IFAI […]

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Camel Expeditionary awarded contract with the Defense Logistics Agency

September 27, 2021

Camel Expeditionary, a manufacturer of military tent products, was recently awarded a new five-year, $50 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency. Under the contract, Camel will produce light maintenance enclosure (LME) structures, primarily for use by the United States Army. The tents are designed for all-weather use and typically house military vehicles, including high […]

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Vanguard USA establishes branch in Italy

September 21, 2021

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has announced that Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, a U.S. company acquired last year and headquartered in Lawrenceville, Ga., is establishing its European branch in Brixen, Italy. Vanguard Digital Printing USA is a manufacturer of printing systems for the signage, decoration, business equipment, industrial and packaging […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, 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 market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

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 side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to […]

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Zuniga joins MUTOH America

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. Zuniga’s background in purchasing and customer service began in the aerospace industry where he worked as a contractor […]

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Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

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 first needs-based scholarship program at the Wilson College, the Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program aims to identify and recruit […]

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IFAI launches first podcast

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 with members in the Canadian and advanced textile markets. “The Canada division wanted to offer content specific to […]

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Precision Textiles launches new website

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, precisiontextiles-usa.com, positions the company as a knowledgeable solutions provider and a collaborative partner, backed by service, quality and extensive research […]

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B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant

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 insurance partner. A worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of B.I.G.’s assets, helping the […]

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Ferntex collaborates with Sol-Out and TAF for Australian outdoor fabric market

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 for awnings, shades and marine canvas as well as outdoor upholstery segments and Ferntex will be the sole […]

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