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 …

Indian government urges technical textile investment

June 15, 2018

The Indian government is predicting an increase in demand for technical textile products as more people in India have disposable income, a release in Technical Textiles reported. “For the past four years, the [Indian textiles] sector has been growing at a CAGR of 12 percent. For the next four, it is estimated to grow at …

FiberVisions bicomponent fibers line readies for growth

June 14, 2018

FiberVisions, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures, is increasing its bicomponent fiber capacity in Covington, Ga. The expansion is expected to create a new generation of bicomponent fibers, the company’s largest line at 24,000 tons per year capacity. Indorama Ventures’ board has approved the project, a release in Technical Textiles says. The company’s expansion is in …

Strong growth expected in coated fabrics for the defense market

June 13, 2018

The coated fabrics for the defense market is growing at a significant pace, a recent report from Future Market Insights says. The market is expected to expand at a 2.9 percent CAGR between 2018 and 2028. The growth is due in large part to the increase of coated fabrics in applications such as personnel-oriented objects …

Myant and STOLL unveil Digital Textile Factory

June 8, 2018

STOLL, a German 3D knitting machinery company, and Myant Inc., a Canadian textile computing company, have announced the launch of their Digital Textile Factory. A recent article in Printed Electronics World reports that the collaboration weaves together STOLL’s 140-plus years of 3D knitting expertise with Myant’s proprietary biometric sensing and actuation technology. The digital factory …

BRW Kevlar arm guards for worker safety

June 7, 2018

BRW Safety & Supply announced the restocking of a new line of arm guard made of Kevlar, a recent release says. Kevlar, known for its use in bulletproof vests, is the primary material used in BRW’s arm guards.  The Kevlar arm guard is intended to protect workers in metal fabrication, construction trades, automotive assembly, glass …

Gains expected in protective clothing market

May 22, 2018

Millioninsights.com, a distributor of market research reports, expects a surge in the demand for protective clothing. The rising concerns regarding the safety of workers and increasingly stringent government regulations are leading factors driving this market, the report says. The booming demand for multifunctional protective clothing from end-user industries is also propelling the market, as well …

U.S. textile industry calls for China tariffs 

May 21, 2018

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Auggie Tantillo testified as a witness at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) public hearing on proposed China 301 tariffs in Washington, D.C. May 17. “The U.S. textile industry strongly supports the Trump administration’s Section 301 case to sanction China’s rampant intellectual property rights (IPR) theft,” Tantillo said. …

The Cutting Room

May 9, 2018

June 12, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$79.00 for Nonmembers The presenters will cover four components used in a cutting room: digitizing, cutting, material handling and ROI. Learn what applications are best suited for full automation and how to implement them and increase your product volumes. Presenters Truy Pham Autometrix Inc. Truy “Tree” …

Webinar: Selling quality over price

June 20, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$75.00 for Nonmembers Learn about increasing your bottom line and how to encourage your clients to upgrade to better quality materials. Find out how upselling reflects company image, leads to future referrals and produces long-lasting products.   Presenter Dave Callahan Granite State Cover & Canvas Inc. …