Ahlstrom-Munksjö to increase capacity for filtration media

August 9, 2017

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced that it will release additional capacity at its Turin, Italy, plant to meet growing demand for engine and industrial filtration media. According to Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president of Business Area Filtration and Performance, “the plan will include investments on selected assets, reorganization of planning practices and additional staffing.” The Turin plant employs …

NC Specialty Fabrics will launch at IFAI Expo

August 8, 2017

NC Netting & Upholstery Machines is pleased to announce the launch of its new NC Specialty Fabrics Line. The company has purchased a textile mill and has added capabilities that include fabrication of a variety of narrow fabrics including binding tapes, seatbelts, straps, harnesses, hides and twill tapes. Stocked lines are already in place and …

Celliant® gets medical and wellness FDA approval

August 7, 2017

Hologenix LLC, maker of Celliant®, a clinically tested responsive textile technology, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined Celliant products are medical devices and general wellness products, as defined in Section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug and, Cosmetic Act. This determination was reached because the products temporarily promote increased local blood …

Saint-Gobain acquires German manufacturer, Kirson

August 4, 2017

Saint-Gobain reports that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity capital of Kirson. Founded in 1963 and located in Bavaria, Germany, Kirson makes reinforcement scrim and combination products of scrim and nonwoven fabrics. These products primarily serve the waterproof roofing, floor covering and construction panel markets. In 2016, Kirson’s …

Projected growth in Lyocell fiber market

August 3, 2017

A new industry growth report by Global Market Insights Inc. says the lyocell fiber market is set to exceed $1.5 billion by 2024. Current applications for lyocell fibers include baby diapers, home textiles, apparel, automotive filters, surgical products and others. The antibacterial and moisture-management properties of cellulose are expected to add new growth to the lyocell fiber market. …

PPE market to be worth $58.34 billion by 2022

August 2, 2017

A predictive report, “Personal Protective Equipment Market by Type (Hands & Arm Protection, Protective Clothing, Foot & Leg Protection, Respiratory Protection, Head Protection), End-Use Industry (Manufacturing, Construction, Oil & Gas, Healthcare) – Global Forecast to 2022” was recently published by MarketsandMarkets. According to the report, the market is expected to be valued at $42.67 billion in 2017 and …

U.S. ITC makes determination on unfairly traded polyester fibers

July 31, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently made a unanimous preliminary determination that unfairly traded imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber (fine denier PSF) from China, India, Korea and Taiwan are causing injury to U.S. producers. The preliminary injury determination means that the anti-dumping duty cases against imports from China, India, Korea and Taiwan, along with the countervailing duty cases against China and India, …

IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference begins Sept. 26

July 24, 2017

IFAI Expo 2017 in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–28, will have an expanded program for industry professionals in the advanced textiles field. Education will feature four tracks: Medical, Military, Smart Fabrics and Testing. Attendees are free to move between tracks for specific presentations of interest, and some sessions are part of more than one track. …

Microban announces ruling in AEGIS® suit

July 21, 2017

Greenchem Intl. Co. Ltd. has been ordered to stop using and return all AEGIS® and AEGIS Microbe Shield® products to Microban®. Microban® International Ltd., the supplier of antimicrobials and odor control prevention, announced the ruling. The company has maintained that Greenchem International Co., Ltd. wrongfully obtained the use of its AEGIS® Environmental Management Inc. (a subsidiary of Microban International) …

DuraFiber announces next steps for U.S. plants

July 20, 2017

DuraFiber Technologies a global supplier of high-tenacity polyester fibers, engineered fabrics, sewing threads and advanced materials, has announced that it has taken the next steps to prepare its production facilities in Salisbury and Shelby, N.C., and Winnsboro, S.C., to be idled if a buyer is not identified by September 11. According to the company, this action follows a series …