IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for …

SDL Atlas partners with Odak Kimya

November 12, 2018

SDL Atlas has named Odak Kimya Ltd. as its exclusive representative for Turkey. Founded in 1998, Odak Kimya Ltd. has a long-established history in the Turkish market representing premiere color measurement systems. SDL Atlas is committed to providing customers confidence in standard-based testing. With offices and experts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong …

Textile chemicals market growth

November 9, 2018

“Textile Chemicals Market by Fiber, Product Type, Application, and Region—Global Forecast to 2023,” a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, looks at the growth of the global textile chemicals market. Estimated at $26 billion in 2018, the market is projected to reach $31.64 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.0 percent. The market is witnessing growth due …

Transformit wins merit award

November 8, 2018

Montaje Apartments Luminaire, a collaboration of the tension-fabric design studio, Transformit, and the multidisciplinary design firm, Planeta Design Group, received a CODAawards Merit Award in the competition’s residential category. Installed in the lobby of the newly opened Montaje apartments at Assembly Row, Somerville, Mass., the sculptural luminaire uses semi-opaque and mesh tension fabrics to create …

E-textile markets mature

November 7, 2018

An updated report from IDTechEx, “E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players,” provides an overview of the electronic textiles ecosystem and its developing maturity. With research over the last five years, IDTechEx analysts have compiled details about the entire value chain, revenue data by product type, comments on future market development and forecasts from 2018–2028. The …

SBA provides $18 million for export growth

November 6, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that $18 million in funding has been awarded to 47 state international trade agencies through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), to support export growth among U.S. small businesses. The 2018 STEP awards will allow states to assist small businesses with the information and tools they need …

Schoeller celebrates 150 years

November 5, 2018

Schoeller Textil AG, a global textile solutions brand specializing in the development and production of innovative technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Schoeller began as Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in 1868 and has since achieved worldwide recognition for its technical textiles and dedication to sustainability. For its …

MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category …

Soft and flexible fabric generates electricity

November 1, 2018

What if your favorite shirt could also power your digital watch? Researchers at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology have created a woven fabric that generates electricity when stretched or exposed to pressure. Working in cooperation with the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås and the research institute Swerea IVF, researchers Anja Lund and Christian Müller …

Early adopters affect product development

IoClothes describes itself as “A Community Fusing Tech & Textiles™” that exists to support those who innovate in the smart textile industry by providing information and helping them to establish the right connections to move forward. Managing director Ben Cooper says, “About 30–40 percent of the [textile] industry has a warm-to-hot interest in innovation—new processes, …