Morbern named one of Canada’s best managed companies

May 12th, 2021

For the second year in a row, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada-based Morbern, a manufacturer of upholstery vinyls for marine, healthcare, commercial interiors, RV and automotive applications, has been recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies organization remains one of the world’s leading business awards programs recognizing companies for […]

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Gallahue-Worl joins TenCate Protective Fabrics

May 11th, 2021

TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced the appointment of Maria Gallahue-Worl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gallahue-Worl has served in a wide spectrum of roles such as engineering, manufacturing, market development, business management, and joins TenCate Protective Fabrics after a 21-year tenure with Solvay SA. Based in the Atlanta area, Gallahue-Worl will fulfill her role as CEO from the company's […]

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Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021

May 10th, 2021

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won't want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry. Register now to get the Early Bird rate! Early Bird rates end […]

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In memoriam: Helmut Jahn

May 10th, 2021

The fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is used to test and certify high-speed elevators, reducing development time of skyscrapers. The exterior wrap of the tower contributes to the overall structural performance and improves the durability of the concrete portion of the tower. Photo: Taiyo Europe GmbH. Celebrated architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, […]

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Fully recyclable carpet yarn

May 10th, 2021

EqoCycle is a fully recyclable PA6 yarn EqoCycle is a fully recyclable PA6 yarn with 75 percent recycled content that offers the same high-quality performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn, mainly based on post-industrial waste, supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint […]

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Technical textile market forecast

May 7th, 2021

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets.com, the technical textile market is estimated at USD 164.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 222.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.2%. Factors contributing to growth include improving economic condition of countries, technology advancement and increasing end-use applications. Increasing demand for end-use industries such […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles wins VIA awards

May 6th, 2021

For the second year in a row, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has won awards for outstanding business and manufacturing practices from the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), which represents the manufacturing industry in the Fox Valley region of Illinois, a large industrial hub outside Chicago and a major Midwest manufacturing region. The company won the Operational […]

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Call for candidates: IFAI board positions

May 5th, 2021

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be the "Chairman-elect” and shall automatically become Chairman of the Board at the completion of the incoming Chairman's term).2nd […]

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Conde Denim to produce 3 million pounds of OCS certified cotton

May 5th, 2021

Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced that it is on track to produce nearly 3 million pounds of certified OCS cotton in the production of Cone’s organic denim collection by the end of 2021. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party […]

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Sound absorption and light in one package

May 4th, 2021

SONEX Lumen Linear Absorbers SONEX® Lumen Linear Absorbers deliver a sleek, modern appearance, excellent sound absorption and diffused secondary LED lighting. This new product can be combined with the SONEX Linear Absorbers and are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes and colors. With applications for lobbies, showrooms, offices, entertainment facilities, worship […]

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