Diagonal Consulting and ROVETEX form partnership

September 19, 2017

Diagonal Consulting (India) and ROVETEX (Israel) will join forces. ROVETEX, global textile management consulting firm based in Israel, and Diagonal Consulting (India), strategic and project consulting firm in fibers, textiles and nonwovens, will jointly offer strategic and operational consultation services to the Indian industry. “A team of highly qualified and experienced domain experts in textile …

OTEXA to feature U.S. textile companies at London event

September 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) has announced that military, security, and technical textiles from 14 U.S. textile and military apparel manufacturers companies will be featured in its sponsored sample booth at the upcoming Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, September 12-15, in London. “U.S. textile companies will showcase their premier state-of-the-art technology and products,” …

USTR releases NAFTA negotiating objectives

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer recently released a summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Trump administration will seek an agreement that reduces the U.S. trade deficit and improves market access in Canada and Mexico for U.S. manufacturing, agriculture …

ATEX expands meltblown capacity

September 5, 2017

Nonwovens company ATEX Inc. has announced commercialization of a significant capacity increase for its meltblown and composites production, located in Gainesville, Georgia. The company, which specializes in spunmelt technologies, will be effectively doubling output and providing a new platform to develop novel products. This expansion allows ATEX to meet increasing customer demand for products in …

AMSilk named one of 50 most innovative companies

September 1, 2017

AMSilk GmbH, Munich, Germany, announces that it was recently chosen by the German edition of MIT Technology Review as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. The list honors companies that have achieved a technological breakthrough by creating industry-changing products. The company was named among the three finalists in the “Technology” category. …

Antimicrobial coating materials market slated for growth

August 31, 2017

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan says the global antimicrobial coating materials market generated revenues of $701.3 million in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.9 percent through 2021. Market drivers include technology advancements, consumer awareness of the benefits of antimicrobial coatings, and the need to tackle the rising resistance of pathogens to antibiotics. “There …

Textile coatings market estimated to reach $4.92 billion by 2025

August 25, 2017

A new report by Transparency Market Research says that the global textile coatings market was valued at $3.4 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to reach $4.92 billion by 2025. The report notes that the rise in demand for textile coatings in protective clothing, building and construction, transportation, medical and industrial applications is driving the market. Innovations in adding …

2017 RISE Innovation Award finalists named

August 21, 2017

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced this year’s RISE Award finalists. The award recognizes innovations that use advanced science and engineering principles to creatively solve challenges within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. The finalists for 2017: PurPod100™ is a certified 100 percent compostable pod by Club Coffee for the Keurig …

MIT hosts smart fabric “hackathon”

MIT was the site of a three-day hackathon recently, which brought together students and researchers from MIT and around Boston who developed functional fabric concepts to solve major issues, including those facing soldiers in combat or training, first responders, victims and workers in refugee camps. The event was hosted by the MIT Innovation Initiative, the …

Fiber Industries to open new plant

August 18, 2017

Fiber Industries LLC is preparing to open a new textile production plant in Darlington County, S.C., to be operational in early 2018. According to the South Carolina Dept. of Commerce, the development is projected to bring more than $30 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of at least 135 new jobs. Fiber …