Heytex announces acquisition of TenCate Outdoor Fabrics

August 4, 2021

Heytex and Royal Ten Cate are announcing the acquisition of TenCate Outdoor Fabrics by Heytex Bramsche located in Osnabruck, Germany. By combining the technological capabilities and market presence in technical textiles, Heytex will broaden its footprint in the market and TenCate Outdoor Fabrics will be enabled to accelerate its growth potential. TenCate Outdoor Fabrics is […]

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Flylow Gear apparel features Ionic+ antimicrobial treatment

August 4, 2021

Noble Biomaterials, a creator of advanced antimicrobial systems, has announced that Ionic+™ fabric treatment is now the sole antimicrobial for Flylow Gear, the independent, homegrown and mountain-raised creators of outerwear and apparel. Ionic+ is uniquely positioned in the marketplace with antimicrobial treatments in both yarn and fabric, using silver ion technology to inhibit the growth […]

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Global antiviral fabric market outlook

August 3, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global antiviral fabric market is expected to grow at a significant rate in various end-use applications with a total addressable market size of $226.92 billion. Face masks are the leading segment in the antiviral fabric adoption rate during the forecast years of 2021-2026. Face masks accounted for the […]

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Glen Raven selects Warren County, N.C., for major expansion

August 2, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a provider of innovative performance textiles, will create 205 new jobs as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, N.C. Once the projects’ new jobs are in place, the local region will see a more than $6.5 million payroll impact in the community every year. A performance-based grant of $1,000,000 […]

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Global synthetic fibers market forecast

July 30, 2021

According to a report by ResearchandMarkets.com, the global synthetic fibers market is expected to reach $85.07 billion in 2025, progressing at a CAGR of 7.39 percent between 2021–2025.   The fastest-growing regional market is Asia Pacific due to a rising demand for clothing and an increasing demand for synthetic fibers in the automotive sector as […]

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Fil Doux Textiles hires Love

July 29, 2021

Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based textile company, has hired Robin Love as senior vice president of sales. Love will harness the company’s continued momentum to further propel Fil Doux Textiles’ position as a trailblazer in the sustainable manufacturing and textiles segment for hospitality, cruise and contract. Enmeshed in an exciting chapter for the brand, […]

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Carbon fiber market outlook

July 28, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global carbon fiber market is projected to grow from $3.7 billion in 2020 to $8.9 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2020 and 2031. Carbon fibers are popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military and motorsports due to their high tensile strength, low weight and high […]

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Colorado Yurt Company breaks ground on new headquarters

July 27, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company, Montrose, Colo., celebrated the official groundbreaking at its new company headquarters in Colorado Outdoors. The event drew more than 200 people and included Colorado Yurt Company employees and their families, local and state officials and dignitaries, Colorado Outdoors neighbors, and company founders Dan and Emma Kigar. The future home of Colorado Yurt […]

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REPREVE receives first Higg MSI scores

July 26, 2021

Long regarded as a global leader in recycled fiber, REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores. The Higg MSI (version 3.2) is the most comprehensive tool for sustainability analysts, designers and product developers who want to make more informed materials choices. The Higg MSI study confirms that […]

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Shawmut Corporations unveils renovated Technical Center

July 23, 2021

Shawmut Corporation has unveiled new renovations at its Park Avenue Technical Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced fabric finishing operations in the U.S., located in Burlington, N.C. The updates offer Shawmut customers easier access to the company’s advanced materials design and collaboration facilities and provide increased speed, agility and flexibility for custom […]

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Spradling announces acquisition of CMI Enterprises

July 22, 2021

Spradling International Inc. has announced the asset acquisition of CMI Enterprises. The transaction presents increased opportunities for the business and its employees to leverage and enhance the company’s portfolio providing an unparalleled array of products, services and solutions including lamination, die cutting and high-frequency welding. The agreement also strengthens Spradling’s operational footprint in the Midwest […]

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Beaver Paper Group announces price increase

July 22, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase on Wednesday, July 21, of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. The price increase will be effective Sept. 1, 2021. “We are taking this initiative due to the current market pressures and the rising costs of […]

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Glen Raven announces next phase of expansion plan

July 21, 2021

Glen Raven Inc. has announced its next round of significant investments in facilities and infrastructure. The investments represent phase two of a multi-phase expansion plan and are specifically focused on growing Glen Raven’s U.S. capacity. They will include additional production facilities and a new distribution center in the U.S., as well as additional equipment to increase […]

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IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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The LYCRA Company and HeiQ collaborate on sustainable textile technologies

July 20, 2021

Textile technology innovation leaders, The LYCRA Company and HeiQ, have entered into a broad-based collaboration across multiple technology and brand platforms that promises to bring more innovative, quality-enhancing and sustainable textile technologies to consumers around the world. Building on exploratory discussions that started in early 2019, HeiQ and The LYCRA Company have elected to leverage […]

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