Sioen acquires Glen Raven PVC

January 16, 2020

Sioen Industries announced it will acquire the Glen Raven Group PVC coating activities, according to a Behind the Seams article. The PVC coating activities production unit is in France and the sales office is located in the U.S. The acquisition is expected to strengthen both companies’ positions in the market for PVC-coated technical fabrics for transport, industry, …

Register for IFAI’s Outlook Conference 2020

January 13, 2020

IFAI’s Outlook Conference will be held April 26–28, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. The conference offers attendees opportunities to network, learn and connect with key executives in their industries. Attendees will learn about new trends from experts; access U.S. material suppliers and end users; share ideas with industry executives; and take home tactics and advice that can …

Polyester fiber market growth predicted

January 9, 2020

According to a report by Global Market Insights Inc., polyester fiber market revenue is anticipated to cross $190 billion by 2026. The report asserts growth will be due to rapid urbanization around the globe and more polyester being used in home textiles and apparel. E-commerce and a booming home décor industry are expected to augment the sale of polyester fibers …

MMI Textiles Names Jeff Papalia vice president

January 7, 2020

Westlake, Ohio-based MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia, Vice President for MMI Textiles.  Jeff will be located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for this …

Climashield teams with Yagi in Japan

December 19, 2019

Climashield has announced a partnership with Yagi & Co. as their official supplier for the Japanese market, according to a recent news release. Yagi will work with Japanese customers to provide Climashield’s full portfolio of customized insulation products. The company cited the benefits of the partnership by noting Yagi’s extensive local market network and more …

China reported to be the biggest textile market

December 16, 2019

China is the world’s biggest textiles exporter and market, and it has “advanced manufacturing and additional investments placed by Chinese companies around the world.” This and other findings were discussed at the latest Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Fair and reported in an article in Knitting Industry. In his keynote in Shanghai, “The Current Situation of …

New trade agreement could benefit U.S. textile producers

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) welcomed the deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact reached between the U.S. administration and House Democrats on Dec. 10. The House and Senate must vote on USMCA and all three countries must ratify the trade deal before it can be implemented, a recent news release …

Changes to Trend + Design Center for Outdoor Retailer announced

December 13, 2019

Outdoor Retailer’s announcement about the merger of Winter Market and Snow Show into Outdoor + Snow Show, January 2020 also includes changes to the fabric displays within the Trend + Design Center. The new focus will be on product categories and the functional qualities, according to a news release. The Trend + Design Center provides education and enables …

Resource outsourcing: a vital tool for industrial success

December 9, 2019

by Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA Cost cutting pressures, competition from low cost countries and constantly emerging incremental technologies have become industrial norms these days. So, how can manufacturing industries, such as textiles, survive in this competitive climate? One tactic is to use resources and talents belonging to others, creating win-win situations. This …

Pharr sells to Coats, Mannington

December 6, 2019

Pharr, a diversified provider of differentiated textile products and assorted real estate businesses, has reached agreements with Coats Group to purchase Pharr High Performance and Mannington Mills to purchase Pharr Fibers & Yarns and Phenix Flooring, a recent news release said. Pharr High Performance manufactures yarns primarily for the protective apparel industry, providing technical yarn …