IFAI selects a new name

May 23, 2022  |  In the Industry

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has chosen a new name; as of June 1, the organization will be called the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA). The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so.
Glass fiber textiles market analysis released

May 9, 2022  |  In the Industry

A new report looks at trends, opportunities and forecasts in the glass fiber textile market to 2026. The study includes trends and forecasts for the global glass fiber textile market by application (transportation, marine, wind energy, aerospace & defense, pipe and tank, construction, electrical…
Smart textiles market growth expected to continue

April 25, 2022  |  In the Industry

The smart textiles market is expected to grow from USD 2.3 billion in 2021 to USD 6.6 billion by 2026; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.2 percent during the forecast period, says a report by Marketsandmarkets.  The major driving factors for the growth of the smart textiles market include imp…
International Achievement Award competition is underway

April 25, 2022  |  In the Industry

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) offer a way for industrial fabric companies from around the world to showcase innovations, technical skill and design excellence in a variety of categories, including “advanced textiles,” and ­­subcategories. Designers, manufacturers, or subcontractor…
Centennial College receives smart fabrics funding

April 11, 2022  |  In the Industry

Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, and its partners have received $4 million in multi-year funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop products for the global e-textile market, as well as to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in…
$2.8 Million awarded for manufacturing innovation initiative

March 28, 2022  |  In the Industry

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants, through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), to three growing manufacturers. 
New momentum for smart textiles

March 28, 2022  |  In the Industry

The global market for smart textiles is expected to reach $3 billion by 2024. This positive outlook draws on a 2021 smart fabrics industry report by Grand View Research. Yet the large and small companies operating in this field in Europe face obstacles in the development and scaling up of their prod…
Smart Fabrics Summit convenes in late March

March 14, 2022  |  In the Industry

The Smart Fabrics Summit will be held at North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh, N.C. The university’s Wilson College of Textiles is co-organizer of the event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International.