Postponed: 2018 Southern Textile Research Conference

September 14, 2018

Due to hurricane Florence, the 2018 Southern Textile Research Conference has been postponed. The conference was scheduled to take place September 16–18, 2018, at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, visit

Parents prefer cotton apparel

September 10, 2018

According to responses to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, parents prefer cotton for their children’s back-to-school apparel. The survey showed that 85 percent of parents prefer their children to be dressed in cotton, and 53 percent say that they usually or always check the garment label to be sure the garments are made of …

Global lyocell market increases

September 7, 2018

The global lyocell fiber market reached a value of $891 million in 2017 according to “Lyocell Fiber Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” released by Over the past few years, changes in fashion trends are a major factor driving the growth of the market. In addition, several modern fibers …

Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers …

Hohenstein lab opens in Bangladesh

After six months of construction and extensive investment in cutting-edge laboratory and high-quality analysis equipment, Hohenstein has expanded its worldwide services with a new laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The lab will offer a wide range of chemical and textile technology testing and results analysis for textile manufacturers, brands and retailers, including testing for harmful substances, …

Solar supercapacitor could power wearable sensors

September 5, 2018

According to researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies group, a new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient. Currently, wearable systems generally rely on relatively heavy, inflexible batteries that can be uncomfortable for long-term users. The supercapacitor uses layers of flexible, three-dimensional porous …

Rodgers joins Thrace LINQ

September 4, 2018

Geosynthetics industry veteran Bill Rodgers has joined Thrace LINQ, Summerville, S.C., as regional sales and distribution manager. Rodgers has more than 25 years of sales and warehouse management experience, with a strong focus in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states.

Comvest acquires Spinrite

August 31, 2018

Comvest Partners, West Palm Beach, Fla., has acquired Spinrite LP, a North American craft company and provider of craft knitting yarns. JW Levin Management Partners also co-invested in the transaction and will work with Comvest as executive partners. Founded in Listowel, Ontario, in 1952, Spinrite is recognized as a leader in the craft knitting yarns …

Dunlap achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

August 30, 2018

Dunlap Industries Inc., a leader in textile trim items, has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification at their U.S. production facility, completing the company’s world facility certification process. The comprehensive quality management system audits covered every aspect of operations so that customers can be assured that they are receiving superior customer service and the highest quality products. …

DuPont partners with bluesign ®

August 29, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will work with bluesign® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer DuPont™ Sorona®. The bluesign system unites the textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment, ensure responsible use of resources and guarantee the highest level of consumer safety. Sorona is a versatile polymer comprised of 37 percent renewable …