The global nanofiber market

August 30, 2019

According to the report Nanofiber Market—Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019–2024), by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global nanofiber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 26 percent during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth are the increasing demand in filtration technology, emerging use of nanofibers in the textile sector, increasing demand for …

Outlook: fire-resistant fabrics

August 29, 2019

According to the Fire-resistant Fabrics Market—Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019–2024), a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is expected to grow at a record CAGR of more than 6.2 percent during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market is the increasing demand for fire-resistant fabrics in home and commercial furnishing, stringent …

Webbing market forecast

August 28, 2019

The global webbing market is expected to grow more than 6.0 percent between 2019–2023, according to a market research report by Technavio. The global trade pattern is shifting toward containerized seaborne and airborne trade. Containerized cargo requires effective lashing to reduce the risk of product damage during transit, and strapping equipment ensures the smooth transportation …

R&M receives presidential award

August 27, 2019

In May, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented R&M International with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. A select group of companies received the award, the highest recognition for any U.S. entity that makes a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. R&M International Sales Corporation’s business …

Milliken partners with Love Quilt Project

August 26, 2019

Milliken Specialty Interiors is supporting the Love Quilt Project, a nonprofit organization that connects children in the U.S. and South Africa who have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization also offers financial assistance to fund the cost of sending the children to school. Milliken is providing white cotton fabric that children decorate with …

Huntsman joins ZDHC

August 23, 2019

Huntsman Textile Effects has joined the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor. The company is uploading key products on the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module and supporting the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List and the related pyramid conformity system designed to eliminate duplicative approaches. Huntsman will actively engage in various task forces focused on supporting the continuous …

Universal Fibers expands capabilities

August 22, 2019

Universal Fibers Inc. has acquired twisting and heat-setting assets for its production facilities in Gorzow, Poland, and Taicang, China. Both plants are fully integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries, including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serve carpet manufacturers in commercial, residential and automotive segments. By expanding capacity in these areas, the …

Textile executives have roundtable with Congressman Tom Rice

August 21, 2019

Congressman Tom Rice, member of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee, participated in a roundtable with textile executives on Aug. 21, 2019. They discussed the competitiveness of the domestic industry, outlined priority issues and explored ways to push for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, S.C, hosted the event. Both …

Eastman Chemical acquires yarn producer

Eastman Chemical Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Industrias del Acetato de Celulosa S.A. (INACSA), a Spanish producer of cellulosic yarn. The INACSA yarn business and assets are expected to support continued growth of Naia™ cellulosic yarn and will become part of the global fibers segment supply base. Eastman will acquire the …

Candiani SpA clinches sustainability award

August 20, 2019

Candiani SpA has won the ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award for Candiani Re-Gen, a circular denim fabric created from regenerated and recycled raw materials. Fifty percent of the Re-Gen fabric comprises Tencel™ x Refibra™ Lyocell made of pulp from cotton scraps and wood pulp using Lenzing’s efficient closed-loop process. The other 50 percent consists of post-industrial …