Sewing machine market growth

October 5, 2018

The global sewing machine market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.28 percent during the period 2018-2022 according to the report, “Global Sewing Machine Market 2018-2022.” Released by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. It also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating …

Sunbrella® debuts shade solutions at IFAI Expo

October 4, 2018

Sunbrella® brings innovation to shade structures at IFAI Expo, October 15-18, in Dallas, Texas, demonstrating ways to make shade do more no matter what the challenge. Alongside its portfolio of shade fabrics, Sunbrella will feature textiles that elevate the design, function and customization of shade structures. This year, two new pattern additions to Sunbrella Decorative …

Sewn Products National Reshoring Award launches

SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative have launched the First Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Award. The award is open to all companies that have successfully reshored the sewing of any product to the U.S., accelerating the Made in America movement. U.S. reshoring is the practice of transferring offshore business operations or sourcing back to the …

ARA forecasts rental growth

October 3, 2018

For the second quarter in a row, the American Rental Association (ARA) is projecting larger increases in revenue almost across the board for the equipment and event rental industry than it did in the previous five-year forecast released in May. The July 2018 forecast calls for total U.S. rental revenue of $53.04 billion in 2018, …

Biobased polymers use growing

October 2, 2018

According to a report from IDTechEx, biobased polymers, a class of polymers that are manufactured from a biomass source rather than from an oleochemical source, will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers in the next five years. “Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective” discusses the technology and market trends that are driving …

American Textile Company expands operations

September 28, 2018

American Textile Company, Pittsburgh, Penn., has announced key moves to support its continued growth, including a new distribution center near its Pittsburgh-area headquarters. The 98,000 square-foot facility in McKeesport will serve customers throughout the northeast. The company has also appointed Traci Hayes as vice president of its e-commerce business to drive new initiatives in the …

No-iron cotton research

Cotton shirts that don’t need ironing could be a reality thanks to a project undertaken by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. A team of CSIRO scientists is working on a cotton with many of the properties of synthetics, such as being stretchy, non-creasing and even waterproof, while retaining its natural fiber feel. First, however, the …

Airtex merges with Acme Made

September 27, 2018

The Airtex Group, a Minneapolis-based national designer and manufacturer of custom home textile goods and sewn products, and Acme Made LLC, a manufacturer of backpacks and lifestyle bags, have announced the completion of the merging of the two companies. In December 2016, The Airtex Group and Acme Made became sister companies. In November 2017, the …

TexDel Partners with AFFOA

September 26, 2018

Textile-Based Delivery Inc. (TexDel), a biomaterials platform technology company, has received a $1 million award from Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a private-public partnership established through the Department of Defense. The award supports the manufacturing scale up of TexDel’s patented technology for controlled delivery of active ingredients via textiles. TexDel, based at Catawba Valley …

Teijin Frontier acquires Ziegler

September 25, 2018

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber and products converting company, has agreed to acquire J.H. Ziegler GmbH, a supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany. Through the acquisition, Teijin Frontier will improve its automotive interior materials’ production and sales capabilities in Europe, enhancing its presence in the global automotive market. To drive the …