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 …

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 …

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

Global polyester fibers market outlook

October 30, 2020

According to the report “Polyester Fibers—Global Market Trajectory & Analytics,” from ResearchAndMarkets.com, amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Polyester Fibers (estimated at US$103.9 billion in the year 2020), is projected to reach a revised size of US$164.3 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% over the period. The polyester fibers market …

Teijin supports oil spill recovery efforts

October 27, 2020

Teijin Limited has announced that it is supporting efforts to deal with the heavy oil spill caused by the running aground of the cargo ship WAKASHIO off the shore of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the group’s fibers and products converting company, will donate 500kg of its high-performance oil adsorbent sheet …

General Recycled announces new textile recycling facility

October 23, 2020

General Recycled has announced that it is nearing completion of construction and installation of its new textile recycling facility in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, for the recycling of industrial workwear.  “The Quebec government encourages initiatives that help spur economic development and preserve the environment. With its innovative recycling technology, General Recycled is working to reduce the …

Global high-visibility clothing market outlook

October 21, 2020

According to a report by Technavio, the global high-visibility clothing market size is poised to grow by USD 120.22 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 2% throughout the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market …