Bally Ribbon introduces film infusion capability

April 30, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a developer and manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, is introducing film infusion capabilities for 3D woven joints. In the film infusion process, a frozen sheet or film of resin is infused onto the custom 3D woven joint, saving customers the trouble of infusing the resin themselves upon delivery of the …

Christine York appointed program manager for NSF International’s Textiles Sustainability Services

April 29, 2019

Global public health organization NSF International has appointed Christine York as program manager for NSF’s textiles sustainability program. York’s experience in sustainability initiatives at global textile, apparel and footwear organizations advances NSF’s commitment to bring innovative sustainability solutions to the textile industry. Christine York In the new role, York will lead the continued growth of …

Remembering Dan Dix

Dan Dix, innovation and technical manager of Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., passed away April 23. Dix served as director and vice chair of the Fabric Graphics Association board of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). He was well known for his sense of humor and gregarious laugh. Through his encouragement, Dix inspired others in the …

HUESKER announces management changes

After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, HUESKER is now strengthening its management structure. Having taken HUESKER’s U.S. subsidiary to a new level, Sven Schröer will return to the headquarters in Germany and will join the Management Board as …

Water sports apparel sales grow

Water sports apparel sales will grow substantially over the next five years, but success isn’t guaranteed for all brands according to the report in issue 64 of Performance Apparel Markets from Textiles Intelligence. Those that stand to gain a competitive edge must address environmental sustainability and demand for apparel which is lightweight, more comfortable and …

Polypropylene nonwoven growth

April 26, 2019

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabric market size is expected to reach $33.23 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 6.4 percent. Rising demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics from geotextile in railway, highway, airport projects and water conservancy is expected to boost the polypropylene nonwoven fabric market growth over the forecast period. Such fabrics are …

Malaysia textiles report

April 25, 2019

According to a report by Textiles Intelligence, Malaysia’s textile and clothing industry is one of the country’s largest established manufacturing sectors. Overall, the industry employs more than 90,000 people directly, and its exports were valued at $3.3 billion in 2017. The report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in Malaysia and …

Raven Industries installs new advanced 7-layer extrusion line

April 24, 2019

Raven Industries announced that its Engineered Films division has completed the installation and qualification of an advanced seven-layer barrier extrusion line, referred to as Line 15. This new production line is located in Raven’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sioux Falls, S.D. Raven Engineered Films partnered with multiple industry equipment experts and worked extensively over the …

Equipment rental revenue grows

The latest five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $61.5 billion in 2019, including $55.8 billion in the United States and $5.7 billion in Canada, up 5.3 percent compared to 2018. Similar steady growth is expected in each of the successive years …

Advice for understanding IP law

April 23, 2019

Advice for innovators from innovators. by Janet Preus Editor’s note: Select entrepreneurs were asked to answer questions about intellectual property (IP) law and their experiences with it. Those interviewed are at various stages in their careers. Questions asked: What do you wish you had known early on when you were first dealing with IP law/patent …