Mahaffey recognizes Pretsch and DeVore

December 2, 2020

In a nod to Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals’ positive impact in support of a wide-ranging customer base, Mahaffey chairman William (Bill) Pretsch has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Worldwide, a global CEO group. “The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award signifies Bill’s inspiring leadership, business wisdom and track record of making bold yet sound …

DuPont Biomaterials sponsors fashion program

December 1, 2020

DuPont Biomaterials has announced its sponsorship of the fashion undergraduate BA Fashion Design program at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. Renowned for its fashion curriculum, Central Saint Martins is among the best fashion schools worldwide and considered one of the most prestigious, spawning some of the greatest fashion designers in the past few decades. …

Carbon fiber textile market outlook

November 30, 2020

According to a report by Lucintel, the carbon fiber textile market is expected to decline in 2020 due to global economic recession led by COVID-19. However, the market is expected to recover in 2021 and it is predicted to reach an estimated $1.5 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 0.5% to 2.5% from 2020 …

Hologenix adds two board members

November 25, 2020

Hologenix, a material sciences company dedicated to developing products that amplify human potential including its flagship product Celliant®, has announced the addition of Leslie Margolin and Michael Haynes to its board of managers. Margolin brings deep knowledge of healthcare systems and has more than 30 years of experience working to improve the quality, efficiency and …

Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 24, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s factory were suspended in March due to a mandatory shutdown, resulting from …

World Congress on Textile Coating conference

November 23, 2020

The World Congress on Textile Coating conference will be held online February 11–12 and 18–19, 2021.    In the modern textile industry, coating, surface modification and laminating are the key means to tailor textiles and nonwovens to create functional products for specific, often high-performance, applications. The expanded event will take the necessary wide perspective on …

Hohenstein creates new compression standard for sportswear garments

November 20, 2020

In cooperation with brand partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behavior of sportswear. This is the first uniform standard for compression in the booming sports and leisure segment. Claims of textile compression properties can now be transparently checked …

Mayzo acquires Bio Accutech

November 19, 2020

Mayzo Inc., a supplier and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has acquired Bio Accutech Inc., a distributor of specialty chemicals for the coatings, inks and plastics markets. All activities will be managed through Mayzo’s newly established 61,000 square foot operations center located in Walterboro, S.C.  With this acquisition, Mayzo expands its global supply chain and will …

Antimicrobial hospital textiles market outlook

November 18, 2020

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the global antimicrobial hospital textiles market size is projected to grow from USD 7.1 billion in 2020 to USD 9.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.8%. The demand for antimicrobial hospital textiles is rising due to the increased awareness about hygiene, rising disposable income, changing lifestyle, growing …

Cooling fabrics market forecast

November 17, 2020

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets.com, the global cooling fabrics market size is estimated to be USD 2.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 2.6 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2025. Increasing demand for sports apparel, protective wearing and growing research and development for cooling …