Industrial protective clothing market outlook

May 29th, 2020

The industrial protective clothing market worldwide is projected to grow by US$11.2 billion, driven by a compounded growth of 13.5%, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s report “Industrial Protective Clothing—Global Market Trajectory & Analytics.” Durable, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 12.7%. The shifting dynamics supporting this […]

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Huntsman completes acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties

May 28th, 2020

Huntsman Corp. has completed the acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer serving the industrial composites, adhesives and coatings markets. Huntsman acquired the business from Emerald Performance Materials LLC, a majority-owned affiliate of American Securities LLC, for approximately $300 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The all-cash transaction was funded from […]

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Noble Biomaterials launches new brand identity

May 27th, 2020

Noble Biomaterials, a global supplier of antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface applications, has launched a new brand identity—Ionic+™—for its antimicrobial technology formerly known as XT2. The new brand name, logo and tagline will more clearly convey the benefits and story of Ionic+, a technology that uses positively charged silver ions to provide microbial and […]

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Mehler Texnologies joins Freudenberg Group

May 26th, 2020

Mehler Texnologies® is joining the Freudenberg Group with the latter’s acquisition of the Low & Bonar Group. The Freudenberg Group is a German privately held diversified group of companies with a strong tradition in textiles. It operates over 500 sites in 60 countries worldwide. In 2019, the Freudenberg Group employed 50,000 associates around the globe […]

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ZDHC Foundation releases CMS Framework

May 26th, 2020

The ZDHC Foundation has released the ZDHC CMS Framework. A chemical management system (CMS) is paramount to worker safety and reduces environmental impact in the community and the broader environment. The ZDHC CMS Framework provides the textile, apparel and footwear industries with a united base to work from, that can be incorporated in a wider […]

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Berry announces new meltblown capacity in South America

May 26th, 2020

Berry Global Group Inc. announced the capital investment in its global meltblown nonwoven fabric capacity for South America. This investment further strengthens the company’s global reach and position as a nonwovens manufacturer. This line is Berry’s first meltblown asset, based on its Meltex™ technology, to be located in South America and continues to support the […]

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Hazmat suits market outlook

May 22nd, 2020

According to ResearchAndMarket.com’s report “Global Hazmat Suits Market 2020–2024,” the hazmat suits market is poised to grow by $3.83 billion progressing at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period. The report examines market size and looks at forecasts, trends, growth drivers and challenges. The market is driven by the increasing incidence and prevalence of […]

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AATCC to host color management workshop

May 21st, 2020

Color plays an important role in consumers’ decisions to purchase products. To get the color envisioned by the designer and demanded by the consumer, the communication of color throughout the supply chain is imperative, especially in textiles items which contain many components. AATCC’s Color Management Workshop will be held August 26-27, 2020, at the Association’s […]

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Polypropylene nonwoven fabric market outlook

May 20th, 2020

According to Technavio, the polypropylene nonwoven fabric market is poised to grow by USD 12.26 billion during 2020–2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers and the overall market environment. The market is fragmented, and the […]

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Longtime IFAI member Chuck Dill dies

May 19th, 2020

Charles R. “Chuck” Dill, owner of BH Awning & Tent, Benton Harbor, Mich., died March 26. Dill, 80, had been a member of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) since 1971. He was member of IFAI’s Professional Awning Manufacturers Association and the Canvas Products Association, Zone 7. His obituary is available online at https://memorials.starksfamilyfh.com/charles-dill/4143349/.

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