Carbon fiber textile market outlook

November 30th, 2020

According to a report by Lucintel, the carbon fiber textile market is expected to decline in 2020 due to global economic recession led by COVID-19. However, the market is expected to recover in 2021 and it is predicted to reach an estimated $1.5 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 0.5% to 2.5% from 2020 […]

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Hologenix adds two board members

November 25th, 2020

Hologenix, a material sciences company dedicated to developing products that amplify human potential including its flagship product Celliant®, has announced the addition of Leslie Margolin and Michael Haynes to its board of managers. Margolin brings deep knowledge of healthcare systems and has more than 30 years of experience working to improve the quality, efficiency and […]

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Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 24th, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s factory were suspended in March due to a mandatory shutdown, resulting from […]

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World Congress on Textile Coating conference

November 23rd, 2020

The World Congress on Textile Coating conference will be held online February 11–12 and 18–19, 2021.    In the modern textile industry, coating, surface modification and laminating are the key means to tailor textiles and nonwovens to create functional products for specific, often high-performance, applications. The expanded event will take the necessary wide perspective on […]

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Hohenstein creates new compression standard for sportswear garments

November 20th, 2020

In cooperation with brand partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behavior of sportswear. This is the first uniform standard for compression in the booming sports and leisure segment. Claims of textile compression properties can now be transparently checked […]

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Mayzo acquires Bio Accutech

November 19th, 2020

Mayzo Inc., a supplier and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has acquired Bio Accutech Inc., a distributor of specialty chemicals for the coatings, inks and plastics markets. All activities will be managed through Mayzo’s newly established 61,000 square foot operations center located in Walterboro, S.C.  With this acquisition, Mayzo expands its global supply chain and will […]

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Antimicrobial hospital textiles market outlook

November 18th, 2020

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the global antimicrobial hospital textiles market size is projected to grow from USD 7.1 billion in 2020 to USD 9.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.8%. The demand for antimicrobial hospital textiles is rising due to the increased awareness about hygiene, rising disposable income, changing lifestyle, growing […]

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Cooling fabrics market forecast

November 17th, 2020

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets.com, the global cooling fabrics market size is estimated to be USD 2.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 2.6 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2025. Increasing demand for sports apparel, protective wearing and growing research and development for cooling […]

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Standard for active illumination developed in Europe

November 16th, 2020

In a session at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, “Smart Textiles Standardization, Active Illumination,” Dr. Jan Beringer, senior scientific expert Hohenstein Group, explained the new standard for active illumination that will soon be implemented in European Union countries.  Organizations worked together to develop the standards. It is notable, he said that both textile and electronics industries […]

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Rapid prototyping = faster market launch

November 16th, 2020

A presentation at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, titled, “Rapid Prototyping and Textile Product Development” urged attendees to use “sticks and glue … whatever method you have to get your idea out there.” The presenter, Dr. Andre West, director of the Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE), Wilson College of Textiles, NC State University, may not have meant […]

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