New leadership for Elevate Textiles

July 10, 2019

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high-quality products and mission-critical textile solutions, has appointed Per-Olof Loof to be president and chief executive officer. Loof has served as CEO across multiple industries and sectors, with a focus on technology, innovation and multinational operations. He most recently served 13 years as CEO of Kemet Electronics Corporation …

Textile machinery market growth

July 9, 2019

According to a report published by IndustryARC, the global textile machinery market is estimated to reach $7.17 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.99 percent. Increasing population and disposable incomes as well as technological innovations in processes account for the growth. Asia-Pacific was the leading market for textile machinery globally in 2018. The …

Joseph Wiegand joins Snyder Mfg.

July 8, 2019

Snyder Mfg. 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. Wiegand says, “I am looking forward to meeting new customers to discuss how Snyder products can meet their needs, or even design new custom products specifically for …

Korhonen appointed at Suominen

Klaus Korhonen has been appointed senior vice president, human resources and legal affairs at Suominen Corporation. He will be a member of Suominen’s executive team and report to president and CEO Petri Helsky. Korhonen will start in his new position latest in September. Suominen supplies its industrial and retail customers with nonwovens for use in …

INDA benchmarks nonwovens

July 3, 2019

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the sixth edition of the annual “North American Nonwovens Supply Report” for its members. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides an overall view of North American supply, including key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in …

Solmax appoints Blond

July 2, 2019

Solmax announced the appointment of Eric Blond to serve as its global technical services director. Blond holds nearly 25 years of experience in geosynthetic testing, research and knowledge of civil engineering and polymeric construction materials.

Shannon named president of Southern Textile Association

July 1, 2019

Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., will become the next president of the Southern Textile Association (STA), after Andrew Barker of Matrix Yarns, Charlotte, N.C., finishes the remaining days of his yearlong presidency. The change in leadership will happen at the 111th annual STA meeting, July 22-24 in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Among the …

Wastewater testing from Hohenstein

Following recognition by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as a partnering wastewater-testing laboratory, Hohenstein now offers customers the security of ZDHC-compliant manufacturing. As an internationally accredited testing laboratory, service provider and research partner of the textile industry, Hohenstein supports the objectives of the ZDHC and the ZDHC Roadmap. The ZDHC aims to …

Holz stays with Trevira

June 28, 2019

Trevira CEO Klaus Holz and Trevira’s parent company, Indorama Ventures, will continue to work together for a further three years following a mutually agreed renewal of Holz’s contract. The contract was due to expire at the end of this year, but it has now been extended until the end of 2022. Holz took up his …

Global textile market forecast

June 27, 2019

A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com details the growth of the global textile market, which is projected to reach USD 1.23 trillion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 percent. Population growth, rising disposable income levels and rapid urbanization in developing countries like China, India and Mexico are likely to boost product demand. The increasing …