Climashield teams with Yagi in Japan

December 19, 2019  |  In the Industry

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 o…
China reported to be the biggest textile market

December 16, 2019  |  In the Industry

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 …
New trade agreement could benefit U.S. textile producers

December 16, 2019  |  In the Industry

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 be…
Changes to Trend + Design Center for Outdoor Retailer announced

December 13, 2019  |  In the Industry

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…
Resource outsourcing: a vital tool for industrial success

December 9, 2019  |  In the Industry

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 climat…
Pharr sells to Coats, Mannington

December 6, 2019  |  In the Industry

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 Perfo…
Ahlstrom-Munksjö sells glass fiber business

December 4, 2019  |  In the Industry

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has agreed to sell its glass fiber reinforcement business in Mikkeli, Finland, to Vitrulan Composites Oy, a fully owned subsidiary of Vitrulan Group and part of the family-owned industrial holding ADCURAM Group, a recent news release said. The Mikkeli plant produces glass and carbo…
Collaboration to bring safer chemicals to the apparel industry

November 25, 2019  |  In the Industry

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Hohenstein have announced a collaboration to utilize the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system in the LS&Co. supply chain. This will amplify the capabilities of the Screened Chemistry program developed by LS&Co., helping to establish a cleare…
Fibers from NFL uniforms recycled into fan wear

November 22, 2019  |  In the Industry

Global Fiber Technologies subsidiary, Authentic Heroes Inc. has signed a license agreement with talent agency IMG and its Football Greats Alliance (FGA), a division that represents retired National Football League players, a recent news release says.  Authentic Heroes takes event-worn clothin…
Teijin Aramid will expand with two new factories

November 21, 2019  |  In the Industry

Teijin Aramid has announced it will start its second round of Twaron fiber production expansions. The capacity increase will take place in the two factories in the Netherlands, Delfzijl and Emmen. Delfzijl is the production site for monomer and polymer; the plant in Emmen is used for spinning. …