IFAI Expo 2018 show named as a Gold 100 Grand Award finalist

September 9, 2019

Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Expo 2018 show has been announced as a finalist for Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Gold 100 Grand Award for the Do-Gooder award category for work with the Manufacturing for Good booth. The Do-Gooder category is specifically for shows that promote events for philanthropy or social causes. IFAI Expo 2018 made …

Wiegand joins Snyder

Snyder Manufacturing has announced the addition of Joseph Wiegand to its sales and business development team. Wiegand brings more than 28 years of experience to the Snyder team. He most recently served as director of operations at Johnson Outdoor Gear Inc.

Egyptian textile industry modernizes program

September 6, 2019

Cotton & Textile Industries Holding Co. of Egypt is implementing a modernization program to upgrade Egypt’s upstream textile industry to make it competitive as a major regional sourcing hub in the Mediterranean region. The program will restore Egypt’s position in the world markets, capitalizing on fine Egyptian cotton fiber. The program will modernize spinning, weaving, …

Textile machinery shipment trends

September 5, 2019

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation released its annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics. The 2018 survey was compiled in cooperation with more than 200 textile machinery manufacturers. Global shipments of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors increased by 1.5 percent and 13 percent in 2018. The number of shipped draw-texturing spindles rose by 50 percent …

GoFundMe account set up for Value Vinyls employee

September 4, 2019

Value Vinyls Inc. has set up a GoFundMe account for longtime employee Willie Cheatham. Cheatham is battling a traumatic health issue and will be in long-term care. The fund is available at http://bit.ly/34eFUs4. 

Hot weather safety with OSHA

A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. OSHA has tools to help develop and maintain safe and healthful workplaces during the summer months. For more information, visit www.osha.gov/heat and www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/index.html.

The global nanofiber market

August 30, 2019

According to the report Nanofiber Market—Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019–2024), by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global nanofiber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 26 percent during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth are the increasing demand in filtration technology, emerging use of nanofibers in the textile sector, increasing demand for …

Outlook: fire-resistant fabrics

August 29, 2019

According to the Fire-resistant Fabrics Market—Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019–2024), a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is expected to grow at a record CAGR of more than 6.2 percent during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market is the increasing demand for fire-resistant fabrics in home and commercial furnishing, stringent …

Webbing market forecast

August 28, 2019

The global webbing market is expected to grow more than 6.0 percent between 2019–2023, according to a market research report by Technavio. The global trade pattern is shifting toward containerized seaborne and airborne trade. Containerized cargo requires effective lashing to reduce the risk of product damage during transit, and strapping equipment ensures the smooth transportation …

R&M receives presidential award

August 27, 2019

In May, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented R&M International with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. A select group of companies received the award, the highest recognition for any U.S. entity that makes a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. R&M International Sales Corporation’s business …