New innovative partnership announced to manufacture medical supplies locally

September 15, 2020

A new and innovative partnership to provide better products for the medical community and potentially create new small business opportunities is underway. Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center is partnering with the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) at Catawba Valley Community College, the City of Conover, Gaston County, and the private sector to create a launch pad for prototyping …

Global healthcare fabrics market forecast

August 11, 2020

According to ResearchAndMarket.com’s report “Healthcare Fabrics Market—Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020–2025),” the market for healthcare fabrics is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8%. Increasing usage of cellulose fibers in healthcare applications is a major factor driving the demand of the market. However, lack of awareness among consumers likely to hinder the …

Enduratex announces new CEU course

July 28, 2020

Enduratex is pleased to support CFFA (Chemical Fabrics & Film Association) in announcing its new CEU (continuing education unit) offering, CFFA Coated Fabric Construction and Testing. According to Eric Petersen, director of sales and marketing for Enduratex and a member of the CFFA board, “The goal of this CEU accredited course is to provide education …

Global modacrylic fiber market outlook

July 21, 2020

The global modacrylic fiber market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report “Global Modacrylic Fiber Market: Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020–2025)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com states that one of the main factors driving the market is the growing demand for modacrylic fiber for use in protective apparel. However, an …

World Congress on Textile Coating conference series

July 14, 2020

Organizers of the long-running conference series Textile Coating and Laminating have expanded and refocused the event as the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC). The event will debut Feb. 18–19, 2021, at Hotel Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten in Berlin. Major speakers from around the world will address novel applications and processes of textile coating from …

Tent rental industry CARES Day

June 25, 2020

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses. The group was formed in March of 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The …

Automotive headliner market outlook

June 10, 2020

According to the new market research report “Automotive Headliner Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger and Commercial), Material Type (Fabric, Polyester and Plastic), and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, South America and Middle East & Africa) – Global Forecast to 2025”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Automotive Headliner Market size is projected to grow from $16.6 …

AATCC to host color management workshop

May 21, 2020

Color plays an important role in consumers’ decisions to purchase products. To get the color envisioned by the designer and demanded by the consumer, the communication of color throughout the supply chain is imperative, especially in textiles items which contain many components. AATCC’s Color Management Workshop will be held August 26-27, 2020, at the Association’s …

Global fabrics market forecast

May 15, 2020

According to ResearchAndMarket.com’s report “Fabrics Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid-19 Impact and Recovery,” the global fabrics market is expected to decline from $189.5 billion in 2019 to $182.1 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -3.9%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and …

Miami-Dade mayor orders boat ramps and marinas closed amid coronavirus

March 23, 2020

The Miami Herald is reporting that the mayor of Miami-Dade County has announced the closure of all marinas and boat ramps in the county, citing large gatherings of boaters on the water amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County officials also banned recreational boating activities indefinitely, citing parties and other large gatherings on the water. …