Holz stays with Trevira

June 28, 2019

Trevira CEO Klaus Holz and Trevira’s parent company, Indorama Ventures, will continue to work together for a further three years following a mutually agreed renewal of Holz’s contract. The contract was due to expire at the end of this year, but it has now been extended until the end of 2022. Holz took up his …

Global textile market forecast

June 27, 2019

A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com details the growth of the global textile market, which is projected to reach USD 1.23 trillion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 percent. Population growth, rising disposable income levels and rapid urbanization in developing countries like China, India and Mexico are likely to boost product demand. The increasing …

Milliken & Company names Layton president of Polartec business

June 26, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, has named Steve Layton president of its newly acquired Polartec business. The strong global brand, which joined Milliken in June, is known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel. Layton will head the integration process, …

Shaw joins PCMC

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries, has hired Mike Shaw as printing, coating and laminating regional sales manager. Shaw brings nearly 25 years of sales experience to the position.

In memoriam: Dave DeWolf, Para Loft Inc.

June 25, 2019

Dave DeWolf, parachute rigging instructor and owner of Elizabethtown, Penn.-based Para Loft Inc., passed away on May 22, 2019. DeWolf, known to nearly everyone as “Handsome Dave,” began skydiving in the Army in 1962 and jumped in every calendar year since, accumulating more than 13,000 jumps. He founded Para Loft rigger’s school in 1977 and …

Nonwovens leaders meet at IDEA 2019

Leaders from the global nonwoven associations held a strategy meeting at the IDEA 2019 Conference in March to advance coordination on free and fair trade in nonwovens and the growing environmental concern about plastics. The first step in advancing free and fair trade has been achieved with an updated and uniform nonwoven definition published by …

2019 AATCC Future Leaders Award

June 24, 2019

The AATCC Future Leaders Award, which recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel and related material sciences, was presented to Krystle Moody Wood in April at the organization’s international conference. Wood is founder of materEVOLVE LLC, a woman-led consulting firm that works to build sustainability in the textile and apparel industry. An …

Filtrex™ India addresses air quality

June 21, 2019

The fourth edition of the Filtrex India conference was hailed as a success by 150 participants from across the filtration supply chain. Organized by EDANA and BCH, Filtrex India has strengthened its position as a leading and unique platform for the filtration industry on the Indian subcontinent. The conference focused on industrial megatrends, the growth …

TECNIcart: changing the way sample books are produced

June 20, 2019

Amzak a major designer and manufacturer of sample books, product decks and swatch cards, has announced that the company has been selected to be the exclusive North American sales office for TECNIcart. Traditional sample merchandising products in the form of sample books are manufactured using real product that must be cut and sized to the …

HEYstore fabrics for shipping, storage and disaster relief

The Heytex Group, headquartered in Bramsche, Germany, has 17 different product groups for technical textiles and works closely with customers to determine the appropriate material for their applications. “Due to increasing numbers of global disasters and the need to support people that need help, we see increasing demand for our HEYstore products in the future,” …