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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Gaffin named Point of Rental’s Director of Development

September 10, 2021

Matt Gaffin has been named Point of Rental’s Director of Development. Gaffin is one of the original members of Point of Rental’s Essentials team, and helped to build what was then called Point of Rental Cloud. In 2019, he was named the leader of the company’s mobile development team and helped to develop a framework […]

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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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HUESKER implements first high-performance robot

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 yarn reels. In one of its production plants, which produces base yarn also made from 100 percent recycled […]

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Durst appoints Cosh as UK and Ireland label business development manager

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 production technologies. Cosh will work closely with the local sales, service, supply and logistics teams as well as […]

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Biden Administration awards $6.5M contract to U.S. Cotton LLC

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 and mass testing applications to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Cotton has retooled […]

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Drexel University seeking volunteers for e-textile focus groups

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 focus groups with designers, engineers and manufacturing experts working in the e-textiles space to better understand the challenges […]

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Orion Engineered Carbons initiates construction of second plant in China

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, is commonly used in tires, textile fibers, coatings, batteries and numerous other everyday goods. It tints or colorizes […]

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INDA unveils “On-Demand” World of Wipes 2021 conference program

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 on sustainability, market and consumer trends, industry policies and regulations, flushable wipes, and innovations in substrates, preservatives and […]

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