Textile uses in transportation

June 1, 2022  |  Markets

The magic target is 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) has set an ambitious goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Experts say that to maintain the global warming target, greenhouse ga…
E-fibers and yarns have haptics and security applications

May 1, 2022  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

Electronic or e-yarns are a natural development within e-textiles as the sector strives toward greater miniaturization, flexibility and a more seamless integration of electronics and textiles. What has started to emerge in a relatively short time is the added value and novelty that it can bring to b…
Flex Factory will be hub for collaboration, sharing ideas

May 1, 2022  |  Markets

A research and development facility intended to spur business development, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability in the textile industry in North Carolina and points beyond is tentatively set to open for testing later this year, with a grand opening expected to take place in 2024.
Flame-retardant shade sails

May 1, 2022  |  Awnings & Canopies, Markets

As the world continues to call for commercial fabrics that can withstand ever-greater environmental challenges, shade sail vendors are waiting to see whether that will translate into greater demand for flame-retardant (FR) shade sails.
Incremental or disruptive?

April 1, 2022  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

Addressing the challenges of COVID-19 has underscored the importance of having faith in the ability of science and technology to make our lives better. While the textile industry has been an integral component of the manufacturing sector before COVID-19, people generally would not have realized that…
An alternative to brick and mortar

April 1, 2022  |  Markets

Successful businesses know that eco-friendly practices are part of sustainability, but creating long-term value is also key. More companies are choosing durable fabric structures to manage operating costs and reduce their impact on the environment, without sacrificing functionality.
New Year, new reasons to know your supply chain

March 1, 2022  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) which will significantly raise the stakes for any company importing from or doing business with China. Most significantly, once the statute fully comes into effect in 2022, importers of a wide range …
“Kind of a frightening world out there”

March 1, 2022  |  Markets

When Tim Cook was named to replace Steve Jobs at the helm of Apple Inc. a decade ago, his ascension was largely attributed to his skill at managing the company’s supply chain—even though most people outside the business world at that time were fuzzy about just what a supply chain was.
Expanding inflatables

March 1, 2022  |  Markets

The year has been a good one so far for David Abramowitch, Inflatable Engineer and CEO of Giant Inflatables, in Melbourne, Australia.
Environmentally speaking

February 1, 2022  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

We are standing at an inflection point in world history. We can create an environment that raises the standard of living around the world,” President Joseph Biden said in his speech at COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. “This is a moral imperative, and it is also an econom…