Understanding the regulation and testing of medical PPE

November 9, 2020  |  In the Industry

Jing Liang, founder and president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC, walked participants through the regulatory process and testing for medical personnel protective equipment (PPE) In her IFAI Expo 2020 education session, “Understanding Testing Requirements of Medical PPE.” Medical PPE are considere…
Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 2, 2020  |  In the Industry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s…
Antimicrobial hospital textiles market report

October 26, 2020  |  In the Industry

A new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets™ says that the antimicrobial hospital textiles market size is estimated at $7.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 9.4 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent.  According to the report &#822…
Central National Gottesman (CNG) Expands into Nonwovens & Fibers, Growing Its Global Product Category Offerings

October 23, 2020  |  In the Industry

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category i…
American & Efird agrees to buy Charles Craft Performance Yarns

October 20, 2020  |  In the Industry

Elevate Textiles Inc., a global provider of advanced products and mission-critical textile solutions, announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division has agreed to purchase the high-performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performan…
Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 will be a hybrid event

September 28, 2020  |  In the Industry

Messe Frankfurt has announced that the Techtextil and Texprocess shows will be held together May 4-7, 2021, in Frankfurt am Main, and Heimtextil will be held concurrently with the two trade shows for the first time, sharing the Exhibition Centre with the fair for home and contract textiles. The post…
DSM offered protective cycling jersey for Tour de France

September 23, 2020  |  In the Industry

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, reports that its Dyneema® technology was used in Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in the 2020 Tour de France, according to a report on www.etextilecommunications.com. With its partners, Team Sunweb an…
IFAI Expo 2020 celebrates 100 years – virtually

September 14, 2020  |  In the Industry

IFAI Expo has reached a milestone: it is 100 years old and it will host this annual event virtually. IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 offers a safe way for the industry to come together, participate in important discussions, learn about new research and developments, meet new people and find help in growing a…
401 Tech Bridge completes $6 million funding round

August 24, 2020  |  In the Industry

401 Tech Bridge, a newly formed economic development organization, has closed on a $6 million funding round. The organization was founded to connect manufacturers, small businesses, research and development entities, trade organizations, and state and defense agencies to collaborate in the develop…
IFAI Expo will go virtual in 2020

August 10, 2020  |  In the Industry

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., to an online-on…