Cotton and textile sectors issue call for collaborative action

May 19th, 2020

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), The Committee For International Co-Operation Between Cotton Associations (CICCA), The International Cotton Association (ICA), The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) and The International Textile Manufacturers Association (ITMF) are unified in promoting a common set of values and shared commitment to safe trading and contract sanctity across the global cotton community. […]

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Miller Weldmaster to be North American distributor of Boxmat Boxmakers

May 18th, 2020

Miller Weldmaster, is expanding its existing partnership with Zemat Technology Group. The agreement makes Miller Weldmaster the North American distributor of Zemat’s line of corrugated box making systems, Boxmat Boxmakers. Commenting on the agreement, Brian Henry, vice president of international sales and packaging at Miller Weldmaster said “We are delighted to be partnering with Zemat […]

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Global fabrics market forecast

May 15th, 2020

According to’s report "Fabrics Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid-19 Impact and Recovery," the global fabrics market is expected to decline from $189.5 billion in 2019 to $182.1 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -3.9%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and […]

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In memoriam: Bill Murrell

May 14th, 2020

Tensile structure pioneer Virgil William “Bill” Murrell Jr. passed away May 7, 2020, at his home in Naples, Fla. An engineer, architect and mathematician, Murrell cofounded Fabric Structures Inc. and Murrell Tensile Works. He served on the code committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), devised biaxial testing for fabrics, and wrote computer […]

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New hires at American Textile Co.

May 14th, 2020

Pittsburgh-based bedding manufacturer American Textile Co. has announced additions to their leadership team with the hiring of Brian Lehr as vice president of eCommerce and Doug Venuti as vice president of Information Technology. The additions support a strategic move to support growing consumer demand amidst increasingly diverse retailer needs. Lehr and Venuti will help the […]

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Italian textile machinery report

May 13th, 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the orders intake of Italian textile machinery registered a sharp drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The index of orders intake for textile machines drawn up by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period from January to March 2020 fell by 31% compared to the […]

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AATCC announces Future Leaders Award winners

May 12th, 2020

The AATCC Future Leaders Award was presented to Ashley Handley, Heather Johnson, Katelyn Lee, Bryan Ormond, Tyler Pickett, and Morgan Schanski on March 12, 2020 at the International Conference held in Greenville, S.C. The Future Leaders Award recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel and related material sciences. Nominees for the award […]

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Hampton joins The Fox Company

May 11th, 2020

Calvin Hampton has joined The Fox Company as senior sales and technical manager.Hampton spent many years with Juki America in various positions, is well known in the sewn product industry throughout North America, and has been involved with heavy duty machines, typically used with industrial fabrics. Hampton will be based out of Florida and will assist […]

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Moss Inc. expands manufacturing capabilities

May 7th, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss Inc. has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities to include high-speed automated production for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Moss’s new fleet of proprietary manufacturing technology can produce a total global output of 1.2 million face masks per day. The automated manufacturing system was developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer […]

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Polyfab distributes Lenzing Profilen thread

May 6th, 2020

Lenzing Plastics has named Polyfab USA as the master distributor of the Lenzing Profilen line of PTFE sewing thread for the shade, awning and marine industries in North and South America. According to Polyfab, Profilen PTFE sewing thread is UV resistant, flame retardant, resistant to highly corrosive environments and free of heavy metals, chlorine and plasticizers. […]

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