Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

August 10, 2017

Sean Wilson has been named Shelter Structures America’s business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office and will further strengthen Shelter Structures America’s focus on client and account management to increase the company’s presence in new market segments.

Single ply roofing membranes gain market share

August 9, 2017

Polymer-based single ply membranes are gaining market share from bitumen for waterproofing flat roofs, according to a recent study by Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI Consulting), Bristol, U.K. As construction activity has strengthened in Europe over the last few years and the market continues to shift toward lighter weight and faster construction techniques, the growth …

Efficiency of PCM products tested

August 8, 2017

The Hohenstein Institute, Bonningheim, Germany, is investigating the effectiveness of Phase Change Materials (PCM). Researchers developed the first measuring method that allows the effect and efficacy of PCM in textiles to be tested without costly wearer trials. The research project involves testing PCM-containing products from the market and coating textile samples with varying quantities of …

NCTO welcomes NAFTA renegotiation

August 7, 2017

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington D.C.-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, welcomes President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While NCTO supports NAFTA and believes it is vital to the prosperity of the U.S. textile industry, the organization believes it can be improved to …

Partnership to transform carbon fiber

August 4, 2017

Deakin University and LeMond Composites have formed a partnership in a $58 million deal aimed at making carbon fiber more accessible worldwide. Signed by Greg LeMond, three-time Tour de France winner and founder and CEO of LeMond Composites and Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO, the agreement allows LeMond Composites to license new …

Ultraflex welcomes new sales managers

August 3, 2017

Ultraflex Systems Inc., the international innovator and leader in PVC and specialty substrates, has named Diane Meyer Western Territory sales manager. Meyer joins Ultraflex with years of experience in sales and service including a diverse background in the digital imaging market. Her past industry experience with wide-format distributors most recently included Polymershapes where she had …

Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

August 2, 2017

Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven Inc. and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom …

EDANA report on nonwoven statistics

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has published the “EDANA Statistics Report on Nonwovens Production & Delivery in Europe, 2016.” Available to members, the report offers detailed production statistics and market analysis. Data collected in the report establishes that the overall production of nonwovens in Greater Europe grew by 3.3 percent …

Textile industry files comments on trade agreement violations and abuses

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has filed public comments in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order directing the federal government to investigate violations and abuses of U.S. trade agreements. “A thorough investigation of trade agreement abuses and violations is long overdue and we appreciate President Trump’s desire to finally review this important matter,” …

China’s five-year plan spurs growth

August 1, 2017

China’s 13th five-year plan is boosting production and demand for nonwoven products. A focus on industry upgrades has improved capacity, with output estimated to reach seven million tons in 2020, up from 5.35 million in 2016. Product demand comes from a number of sectors including construction and infrastructure, environmental protection, health care and elderly care, …