Paulus named Europlasma CEO

November 5, 2019

Belgium-based Europlasma, a global leader in low-pressure plasma technology, has appointed Jody Paulus as chief executive officer. Paulus has been with Europlasma for two years. Prior to this appointment, she ran the company’s business development operations.

EU regulation threatens medical textile market

November 4, 2019

Growth in the medical textiles market has the potential to be threatened by a new EU regulation for medical devices, according to a report in issue 114 of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Under the new regulation, known as Medical Devices Regulation, the time required to design and develop …

AATCC announces revised test method

November 1, 2019

AATCC TM100, a common test method used to measure antimicrobial activity on treated textiles, has been updated to more accurately capture the performance of today’s antimicrobials. The revised method will provide the industry with more consistent and uniform test results and also eliminates the variability on many of the critical steps that previously led to …

University of Rhode Island announces innovation center

October 31, 2019

Rhode Island’s governor joined the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) president to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center. The center will provide opportunities and resources to galvanize technology commercialization efforts to meet changing demands for national defense, infrastructure and health care. 401 …

Strong market demand for nonwovens

October 30, 2019

A report published by INDA and EDANA forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the “Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023.” The report provides in-depth information and analysis of global nonwoven macro drivers, supply and demand forecasts and statistics and regional trade analyses. The sixth edition of …

Wearable technology report available

October 29, 2019

IDTechEx has released its most comprehensive report covering the wearable technology industry. “Wearable Technology Forecasts 2019-2029” includes historic market data back to 2010 and 10-year market forecasts for 48 different types of wearable electronic products. It also includes information covering each of the key product areas, including smart watches and fitness trackers, electronic skin patches …

Rental revenue to exceed $71 billion

October 28, 2019

The five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $71 billion in 2023, including $64.7 billion in the U.S. and $6.4 billion in Canada. For 2019, equipment and event rental revenue in the U.S. is expected to be $55.7 billion, up five percent …

State of the U.S. cotton industry

October 25, 2019

The 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), to be held Jan. 8-10, 2020, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, will update attendees on the latest research and technology in the industry. Coordinated by the National Cotton Council, the BWCC annually brings together university and USDA researchers, extension personnel, consultants and industry sales and support personnel. …

Archroma joins ZDHC

October 24, 2019

Archroma, a leader in color and specialty chemicals, has joined the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor. The company will join nearly 30 brands working to drive industry-wide change in responsible chemical management. Archroma has already uploaded and published more than 1,020 products on the chemical module of the ZDHC gateway, the online search tool that …

New headquarters for Mutoh America

October 23, 2019

Mutoh America Inc. has relocated its North American headquarters to Phoenix, Ariz. The new headquarters will a state-of-the-art learning center featuring the latest in printing technology from Mutoh. The dedicated space is designed to cater to the company’s valued resellers, end users and industry partners to use for training seminars, personal demonstrations, meetings and application …