Global Footwear Sustainability Summit in Shanghai

August 15, 2019

The eighth Global Footwear Sustainability Summit will be held August 29–31, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao. The event’s organizer, Shanghai-based Copex Global, says the summit is expected to attract more than 300 participants from the management of global footwear brand companies, as well as senior executives from sourcing, corporate social responsibility(CSR) and supply chain …

AATCC offers textile testing workshop

August 12, 2019

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will present the Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop Sept. 25–26, 2019, at the organization’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The workshop is designed for people who are responsible for product evaluation, specifications and quality control for apparel and textile materials. According to information from the …

Growth expected in the fiberglass market

August 5, 2019

A new report by Transparency Market Research predicts the global fiberglass market is likely to expand at a rate of 4.7 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2025. By the end of 2025, the market is likely to be worth $10.8 billion. The prospective growth of the market is attributed to wide applications in the aerospace, defense, construction, automotive, electrical and …

Organizers report strong response to the Functional Fabric Fair

August 1, 2019

The organizers of the Functional Fabric Fair have said there were more than 1,800 professional visitors at the second edition of the show in New York, which took place from July 22-23. They were drawn from 22 countries.  It gave official figures of 1,100 visitors for the event’s launch edition in 2018. This year saw …

Ehmke Manufacturing receives award from Boeing

July 19, 2019

The Boeing Company has named Ehmke Manufacturing Co. Inc. the recipient of the Gold/Silver 2018 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.  Ehmke maintained a Gold/Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2017 to September …

New president of Southern Textile Association named

July 10, 2019

Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., will become the next president of the Southern Textile Association (STA), after Andrew Barker of Matrix Yarns, Charlotte, N.C., finishes the remaining days of his yearlong presidency. The change in leadership will happen at the 111th annual STA meeting, July 22-24 at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Among the …

Cyclists partner with compression products company

July 5, 2019

CANYON//SRAM, a professional women’s cycling team competing in Union Cycliste Internationale cycling events, has announced its partnership with NormaTec, naming the companyits official worldwide supplier of compression recovery products.  NormaTec’s PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems are designed to use compressed air to massage limbs, mobilize fluid and speed recovery, to help athletes recover from exertion …

Universal Fibers expands plants

July 1, 2019

Universal Fibers has acquired twisting and heat-setting assets for its production facilities in Gorzow, Poland, and Taicang, China. Both plants are integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries, including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serve carpet manufactures in the commercial, residential and automotive segments. The company’s styled finished yarns include the Helix, Silkworks and Revolve brands.  Universal Fibers …

Bally Ribbon’s Thermal Protection System featured

June 24, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) highlighted its Woven Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for space, missile and hypersonic system insulation at the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium. This is a U.S.-citizens-only conference, held recently in Henderson, Nevada.                                            BRM’s innovative TPS provides insulation and protection to a number of NASA programs. The Orion spacecraft has been equipped …

Eastman to acquire INACSA

Eastman Chemical Company announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Industrias del Acetato de Celulosa S.A. (INACSA), a Spanish producer of cellulosic yarn.  The INACSA yarn business and assets are expected to support continued growth of Naia cellulosic yarn for the apparel market and will become part of the global fibers segment …