Joe Gotshall joins PCMC

January 24, 2018

Joe Gotshall has been named printing, coating and laminating regional sales manager at Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in Green Bay, Wisc. He will be responsible for the sale of PCMC’s products in the southeastern U.S., as well as in Latin America. Gotshall has more than 15 years of sales experience in the industrial automation, …

Petersen promoted at Enduratex

January 23, 2018

Eric Petersen has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Enduratex. In this expanded role, he will have oversight of the marketing for the company in addition to his role as manager of national sales. Petersen joined Enduratex in 2011 as sales manager and was previously associated with Omnova Solutions and Avery Dennison.

Stevenson and Woodie join HEYtex USA

January 22, 2018

Carol Stevenson has been named northeast sales manager and Eric Woodie has been named purchasing and logistics manager for HEYtex USA. Stevenson has experience in sales and marketing, is a Boston native and attended Emerson College. Woodie has experience in buying, planning, scheduling materials purchasing management, logistics and strategic sourcing.

Denney joins BondCote, Anderson retires

January 19, 2018

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote, the American branch of the international textile group, HEYtex®, Bramsche, Germany. Denney succeeds Ted Anderson who retired after 14 years of leadership. Previously, Denney was president of North American operations for Gale Pacific Ltd. He has also held senior positions in general management, and sales and marketing. …

Small business employment infographic

January 18, 2018

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, has published an infographic depicting the current state of small business employment, including where small business owners are finding qualified workers and the specific challenges they face in filling open positions. More than half of all small business owners found it difficult to fill their …

SALTEX planned for Sept. 2018

January 17, 2018

The second SALTEX trade fair will be held Sept. 12–13, 2018, at the Dornbirn Exhibition Centre in Vorarlberg, Austria. The event will include a trade fair and a symposium on smart textiles and high-performance materials. The emerging smart textiles industry is a key technology of the future and a growing interest among industries outside of …

Polymer demand in Asia

January 16, 2018

Long regarded as the powerhouse of plastics processing, Asia accounted for over 46 percent of global polymer demand in 2016. China accounts for the largest polymer demand, and with manufacturing costs remaining relatively low, this this trend is likely to continue. AMI Consulting’s latest report in the global polymer demand series, “Polymer Demand in Asia,” …

Hygienix™ calls for presentations

January 15, 2018

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is seeking presentations for the fourth edition of Hygienix, the premier event for industry professionals in the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets. The conference will be held Nov. 5–8, 2018, at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, in Orlando, Fla. The event will feature three days of program …

Elastomer-coated fabrics report

January 12, 2018

The elastomer-coated fabrics market is projected to reach $11.85 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.16 percent for the period according to a new report by Research and Markets. Increased demand from end-use applications such as transportation, protective clothing, industrial and others is largely driving the market. The use of solvents in the production …

Drexel hosts innovation center

January 11, 2018

Drexel University, in collaboration with Department of Defense-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product. The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part …