Smart textile market outlook

April 30th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Textile Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart textile market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 33% from 2019 to 2024. The study includes the smart textile market size and forecast for the smart textile market through 2024, segmented by textile type, function, end […]

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Yarnbank announces new product page

April 29th, 2021

Flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has announced the opening of a special page featuring new and recommended products for Spring/Summer 2022 by yarn manufacturers participating in the digital yarn sourcing web service yarnbank™. The new yarnbank Spring/Summer 2022 feature page connects yarn manufacturers with designers, brands and apparel companies online as an […]

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Sanders wraps up contract with TVF

April 28th, 2021

TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, has announced that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be leaving the company. On July 1, 2021, Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue personal interests and other business opportunities in the digital print industry, an area in which he is passionate. He has had […]

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First IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on shade market

April 27th, 2021

A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade. Through presentations, roundtables and live Q&A, attendees will have a chance to learn about the latest products and innovations in the shade market from leading suppliers. “It’s critical that those suppliers who are […]

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In memoriam: Ken C. Prine

April 26th, 2021

IFAI Honored Life Member Ken C. Prine passed away Feb. 22, 2021. Ken was born in 1936 in St. Augustine, Fla., to Pete and Marjorie Prine. He attended Ketterlingus High and graduated from Georgia Tech. Ken is survived by his loving family including his wife Mary Prine and children Pam Murphey, Ken Prine, Kevin Prine […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Digital textile printing alternative

April 26th, 2021

Compo-SiL® technology is a new alternative to heat transfer printing or silicone-based ink printing. Thanks to its patented modified PU layer and the advantageous properties of silicone, the inward-facing PU layer is easily printed with elaborate designs and applied to the fabric using HMA and other adhesives. The UV- and damage-resistant silicone layer covers the […]

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Textile chemicals market outlook

April 23rd, 2021

According to the report "North America Textile Chemicals Market 2020-2026" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the North American textile chemicals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period. High apparel demand, increasing environmental concerns and favorable government regulations and trade agreements are the primary drivers of the textile sector in the region, which directly […]

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ITMC Conference postponed to September 2022

April 22nd, 2021

CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is postponing the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) to 2022, due to the pandemic. The event now will be held September 19 to 21 in Montreal, Canada. Topics that will be addressed […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens investing nearly $50 million in North American market

April 22nd, 2021

Aiming to capitalize on the booming demand for advanced nonwovens seen in recent years, Danish industrial group Fibertex Nonwovens is investing $48,513,480 (DKK 300 million) to expand its output capacity and meet the growing need for local production of nonwovens in North America. At the same time, Fibertex Nonwovens has acquired an 84-acre (34-ha) industrial […]

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