Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

EPT and Erez form E Squared

August 8, 2019

Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) and Erez Technical Textiles have announced a joint venture, forming a new company: E2. EPT and Erez combine their experience in U.S. manufacturing and Israeli business to expand operations and capabilities. E2 produces coated fabrics and polymers in a range of industries, including military, safety, air containment & inflatables, geomembranes, secondary …

Fiber Industries announces Donald Bockoven as new CEO

August 5, 2019

Donald Bockoven has been announced as the new CEO of Fiber Industries LLC, Darlington, S.C., a textile production operation established by MHR Fund Management LLC. Fiber Industries has also named Andrew Rosenfeld as vice chairman of the company. Previously, Bockoven served as president and CEO of Leigh Fibers, held senior positions at Hollingsworth & Vose, …

Brommer joins Herculite

August 2, 2019

Matt Brommer has been named marketing manager for Herculite, Inc., a leader in flexible composite textiles for performance applications in solar protection, marine, tents and structures, healthcare and digital graphics. In this newly created position, Brommer is responsible for Herculite’s marketing communications programs designed to increase awareness and promote growth of the company’s products and …

Technical textile market growing

August 1, 2019

According to the Global Technical Textile Market – Forecasts from 2019 to 2024, a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.16 percent to reach $244.172 billion by 2024, from $180.579 billion in 2018. Increasing industrialization and development of emerging countries is driving technical textile market …

AATCC to Conduct Textile Testing Workshop September 25-26

July 31, 2019

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, July 31, 2019— If you are responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control for apparel and textile materials, this workshop is a must for you. Register today for AATCC’s limited attendance Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop to be held September 25-26 at the AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, …

Ulrich Tombuelt hired as CEO of Sattler Corp.

Sattler Corp. of Hudson, N.C., has hired Mr. Ulrich Tombuelt as its new CEO. Tombuelt has many years of executive management experience in the textile industry in the U.S. and in Europe. Sattler Corp., a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is known for its high-tech fabrics.

Global industrial fabric outlook

The Global Industrial Fabric market accounted for $113.65 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $190.98 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.9 percent during the forecast period according to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com. Factors for market growth include an increased use of fabric in the automotive industry and rising demand …

FILTREX™ Europe: the future of filtration

July 30, 2019

Held in Berlin in May, the 2019 FILTREX conference offered delegates the opportunity to hear leading spokespersons for the industry discuss the future of filtration for vehicles, new developments in nonwoven media, media design and filter converting, and modeling and testing for the high-performance requirements expected by the market. The second edition of the FILTREX …

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces E-WEBBINGS® E-textile Product Base

July 29, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its proprietary E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles are made from a …