Evolution St. Louis Team hires knit programmer

April 8, 2020

Evolution St. Louis, a high-tech, highly advanced knitting facility in the United States, has hired knit programmer Kristen Barnes at its facility in St. Louis, Mo. Barnes will help Evolution St. Louis manufacture a broad range of products with its 3D and Knit & Wear complete garment technology—including fully fashioned knits, complex shapes, footwear and …

Jones Family of Companies appoints Buck

April 7, 2020

Jones Family of Companies has hired Matt Buck as vice president of sales and business development. Matt is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and most recently served as director of dales for performance materials at Thrace-LINQ. Buck comes to Jones with more than 15 years of experience in the industrial market sector. He …

Oerlikon Nonwoven large-scale meltblown sold to Asia

April 6, 2020

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses launches

April 4, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program on April 3, 2020, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The program provides forgivable loans of up to $10 million to small businesses left …

U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disaster resources including field hospitals, emergency temporary shelters, …

Smart fabrics market outlook

According to the “Smart Fabrics Market—Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2020-2025” report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart fabrics market was valued at USD 2.16 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 5.93 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 19.89 percent over the forecast period 2020-2025. The trend of using miniaturized electronics in the fabrics …

Eastman customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to PPE manufacturers

April 2, 2020

Eastman Machine Co. announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. for several decades from Eastman’s website. Thousands of manufacturers use automatic and …

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic, focusing on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using antimicrobial and fabric barrier coatings. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available, and …

Call for Papers: World Congress on Textile Coating, Nov. 19-20

The organizers of the successful and long-running conference series Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) have announced its expansion and refocus as the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC20). The event will debut in Berlin on November 19-20, 2020. The venue hotel is the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, which has excellent conference facilities. Tegel …

NCTO response to Administration’s reported tariff deferral

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished products, has issued a statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas in response to the Administration’s plan to institute a 90-day deferral on MFN tariffs, as reported by numerous press outlets. The reported plan being pushed …