Potential is great for smart textiles

January 11, 2019

Smart textiles and clothing are expected to transform the health care, sports and fitness, and work-wear sectors, according to a report in Issue 63 of Performance Apparel Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Clothing is an ideal platform for the integration of smart technologies. To date, most products within the market have …

Flack named inspiring woman

January 10, 2019

LeAnne Flack, Milliken Specialty Interiors marketing manager, was recognized as one of Home Furnishing News’ “Inspiring Women in Home.” The honor recognizes women for outstanding achievements in advancing their company and the home interiors industry. Among her achievements, Flack spearheaded Milliken’s re-entrance into the residential market. She was instrumental in developing, launching and commercializing Breathe …

Sports and fitness wear market growth

January 9, 2019

The global sports and fitness wear market is expected to post a CAGR of over five percent during the period of 2019–2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A key factor driving the growth of the market is the rising number of sports tournaments. The growing interest in sports activities globally has …

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. to launch 10 new shades of Durashine™ in Heimtextil 201

January 8, 2019

Durashine™ fibre, the premium solution-dyed acrylic fibre from Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (Aditya Birla Group), is going to be available in 10 new shades. The company will unveil the new shades in the upcoming Heimtextil in Frankfurt from January 8–11, 2019. Durashine fibre is made to withstand extreme conditions of UV, rain and abrasion that …

Weber joins Enduratex

January 7, 2019

David Weber has joined Enduratex ™ , Corona Calif., as an OEM marine representative. Weber has nearly 20 years in the marine OEM business. As owner of Munzinger and Company, Battlefield, Mo., he focused on the Midwest territory. At Enduratex, Weber’s territory will be much broader as he serves the marine market exclusively.

IFAI representative Kanav Gupta presents at ICTN in New Delhi

January 4, 2019

Kanav Gupta, IFAI’s representative based in India, presented information on the U.S. technical textile market to delegates and attendees at the International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (ICTN) December 6-8, 2018, at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Gupta reported the growth of technical and specialty fabrics in the U.S. is expected to …

Woolrich Inc. closes woolen mill

Woolrich Inc. has announced the closure of its woolen mill in Woolrich, Penn. The fabric manufacturing operations are expected to cease by the end of 2018. Up to 40 employees are affected. The decision was made after a comprehensive review of the company’s overall woven fabric business and the considerable capital improvements needed to modernize …

Milliken and Teijin Aramid collaborate in Asia Pacific

January 3, 2019

Leading U.S. flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex™ by Milliken™ and global aramid fiber producer Teijin Aramid have announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia. With this partnership, the two companies plan to improve the reputable aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market. As a brand of Milliken & Company, …

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group wins innovation award

January 2, 2019

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) has won the Leadership in Innovation Award from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The award recognized the company’s commitment to building a new state-of-the-art textile plant in North Carolina at a time when other regional textile plants were closing or moving overseas. MSYG was honored at an awards ceremony …

Communication and community

January 1, 2019

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” ~Dr. Seuss Pillsbury, known for dough, has been piping the smells of freshly baked cinnamon rolls into selected theaters across the country—a campaign designed to get movie-goers to purchase cinnamon rolls during the holidays. The scent …