Global Nylon 66 market to reach $6 billion by 2026

July 20, 2018

The global Nylon 66 market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3 percent from 2018 to 2026 and reach more than 4.0 million tons, in terms of volume, by 2026, according to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The new report, “Nylon 66 Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, …

Roberson named Lakeland’s new CEO

July 16, 2018

Lakeland Industries has announced the appointment of Charles D. Roberson to the position of chief operating officer. Roberson’s appointment is a promotion from his role as the company’s senior vice president, head of international sales, and research and development. He joined Lakeland in 2004 as technical marketing manager and later served as international sales manager. He has …

IPC E-Textiles 2018: education and networking

July 9, 2018

In partnership with leaders of the e-textiles industry, IPC has created a one-day workshop for innovators, technologists and brands to come together to collaborate on solutions, identify partners and help propel growth for the e-textiles market. IPC E-Textiles 2018 will take place Sept. 13, 2018, in Des Plaines, Illinois. The workshop will be an opportunity …

Glen Raven Technical Fabrics to merge headliner fabric operations with Shamut Corp.

Shawmut Corp., a global developer of high performance composites, and Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF), a global provider of technical fabric solutions, have agreed to terms to merge GRTF’s automotive headliner and specialty industrial fabrics business into Shawmut, a recent press release says. The merger will fully integrate Shawmut’s composite development capabilities and global lamination …

Georgia-Pacific to sell European nonwovens business

July 6, 2018

Georgia-Pacific LLC announced recently that it has reached an agreement to sell Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH, the company’s European nonwovens business, to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, according to a report in Textile World. The proposed transaction includes the Steinfurt, Germany, nonwovens operations as well as the …

NCTO’s Tantillo receives Chapman Award

July 2, 2018

Augustine Tantillo, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has been given the Chapman Award by the Southern Textile Association (STA). The annual award recognizes individuals for exemplary service to the textile industry. By vote of the STA Board of Governors, Augustine Tantillo received the award during the joint annual meeting …

Devan Chemicals launches natural technology to make textiles free from pet allergens

June 30, 2018

Over the past few decades, pets have been climbing up the social ladder and have moved from outdoor protectors to indoor family members. The American Pet Products Association estimates that 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, with cats and dogs being the most popular. In Europe, more than 30 percent of households own …

NCTO applauds tariffs, asks for further action

June 29, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO) praised the Trump administration’s announcement imposing Section 301 tariffs on China related to the transfer of American technology and intellectual property, a recent release from NCTO says. “As per our recommendation, NCTO is pleased that almost all textile machinery products were removed from the final list of tariff …

Archroma signs agreement with UET Lahore

June 22, 2018

Archroma and the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan, have signed a memorandum of agreement, a recent release stated. Both partners will prepare students for the challenges of the textile industry through in-house training sessions, developmental projects, and research in textile applications and methodologies. The memorandum of agreement was officially signed at a …

Pvilion collaborates on solar-powered bags

June 18, 2018

Pvilion announces that it has recently launched , a new solar-powered tote and clutch, its second collaboration with the Tommy Hilfiger brand. The removable solar clutch allows easy access to mobile charging, incorporating a battery and a USB port to power a mobile phone. The tote showcases a front panel design with star-shaped cutout, allowing …