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. …

The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20, 2020

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than …

RGE commits to fiber innovation

February 11, 2020

Infinited Fiber Company’s strategic partner and investor RGE will invest $200 million in cellulosic textile fiber research and development to support solutions in alternative raw materials and closed-loop manufacturing. The target allocation for the investment is 70:20:10 in three areas respectively: scaling up proven clean technology in fiber manufacturing, bringing pilot scale production to commercial …

Nonwovens Network celebrates success

January 10, 2020

The Nonwovens Network held its 2019 annual seminar at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, U.K., on Dec. 5. The event featured a keynote address by Mark Cotton, managing director of the John Cotton Group, one of the U.K.’s most successful nonwovens operations. Seán Kerrigan, director of communications and media relations for EDANA, …

NCTO member company Lenzing hosts key administration officials at plant in Alabama

January 8, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) member Lenzing Fibers Inc. (LFI) hosted Bill Jackson, assistant U.S. trade representative for textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, deputy secretary for textiles, consumers goods and materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and broad discussion on the company’s commitment to …

Organic products directory available

December 6, 2019

The Organic Trade Association is unveiling its new Find.Organic business directory, a source for information on U.S. organic products and services. Find.Organic, developed and managed by the Organic Trade Association, helps users search for ingredients and products by name, find organic businesses ranging from certifiers to business consultants and farming suppliers, and locate export-ready U.S. …