Textile chemicals market outlook

April 23rd, 2021

According to the report "North America Textile Chemicals Market 2020-2026" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, 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 government regulations and trade agreements are the primary drivers of the textile sector in the region, which directly […]

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ITMC Conference postponed to September 2022

April 22nd, 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. The event now will be held September 19 to 21 in Montreal, Canada. Topics that will be addressed […]

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Bunzl Distribution brings American antiviral technology to retailers in Mexico

April 22nd, 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 global distributor, Bunzl provides supplies to supermarkets, food processing plants, retailers and convenience stores in Mexico. Bunzl will […]

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Lenzing launches TENCEL™ eShop

April 21st, 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 apparel and home goods made of Tencel branded fibers. The debut marks a new milestone in Lenzing’s ongoing […]

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YKK launches digital showroom

April 20th, 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 expertise as a manufacturer of fastening products. The space, modeled to look like YKK’s brick-and-mortar showroom in London, […]

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WVU Davis College unveils Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

April 19th, 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 of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will provide fashion, dress and merchandising students with enhanced educational opportunities in […]

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Teijin to produce nanofiber filament from recycled polyester

April 15th, 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 nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. The new technology will enable Teijin Frontier to produce […]

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Raven Industries featured in HBO documentary

April 14th, 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 documentary "Our Towns" debuted on Tuesday, April 13. According to an official press release shared by HBO, "Our […]

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Kraig Biocraft and Kings Group form Spydasilk Enterprises

April 13th, 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 Pte. Ltd. (“Spydasilk Enterprises”) as a Singapore-based joint venture. This partnership represents the company’s first vertically integrated sales […]

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Forecast for smart fabrics in fashion and entertainment

April 12th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Fabrics in Fashion and Entertainment Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart fabrics market is estimated to record a CAGR of 31.29% over the forecast period. The smart fabrics market in the fashion and entertainment industry is primarily driven through innovation by designers to develop new […]

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Trivantage relocates distribution center to larger St. Louis facility

April 9th, 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 customer will-call and shipments and improved parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling carts, […]

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Culp hosts on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics

April 9th, 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 Point and Stokesdale, N.C. More than 600 people received vaccinations at two Culp locations. Attendees took advantage of […]

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Hexcel joins ASCEND project

April 8th, 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 of new, lightweight advanced composite materials. Hexcel will join lead partner GKN Aerospace and 13 other project stakeholders […]

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Fasnap announces building expansion

April 7th, 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 Fasnap products. Combined with two additional branch locations in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim, Calif., Fasnap provides fastening device solutions to more […]

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Consumer demand for sustainable products

April 7th, 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 1,000 brands and retailers in the United States and United Kingdom to determine the impact the pandemic has […]

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