Taiwanese companies unveiled products at Outdoor Retailer

August 15, 2018

Taiwanese textile brands showcased the latest trends in sustainable textile and performance fabrics at Outdoor Retailer this summer. A roster of seven speakers discussed the vision for Taiwan’s textile industry, including trends in eco-textiles and performance fabrics; evaporative cooling and thermoregulation of wool blends for performance enhancement; reducing carbon footprints by choosing the right fabric; and a …

Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy …

Archroma acquires M. Dohmen

August 9, 2018

Archroma has announced that it has acquired all remaining minority shares in M. Dohmen S.A., an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. The acquisition began in 2014. Archroma is serving customers of both companies with the combined product portfolio on all markets where …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

International conference on advanced textiles announced

July 31, 2018

The Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women will host an international conference at its campus in Coimbatore, India, in January of 2019 in collaboration with Texas Tech University, which will organize the eighth “Advances in Sustainable Materials, Nonwovens, Technical Textiles and Textile Machinery,” conference (ATNT). The INDO-US collaborative conference will provide …

Brückner inaugurates production facility

July 25, 2018

Brückner, a manufacturer of dry finishing machines for textiles and technical textiles, recently opened its new production facility in Tittmoning, Bavaria. Regina Brückner inaugurated the new plant, together with Dr. Peter Ramsauer, former German minister of transport, a recent article in Knitting Industry reported. “Our old factory simply became too small. Increased incoming orders and …

NCTO applauds added tariff

July 24, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO) praised the current U.S. administration for the July 10 announcement proposing $200 billion in Chinese goods for an added 10 percent tariff.  The NCTO also called on the administration to include finished textile and apparel products on any future lists of imports from China to be made subject to Section …

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 …

Milliken & Company announces leadership transition

July 11, 2018

Milliken & Company’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as president and CEO effective September 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors. “The board of directors is confident that Halsey is the right leader for Milliken’s next era,” says …