Bulletins provide information on petrochemical markets

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Volatile petrochemical prices keep buyers of plastic resin scouring the horizon for current market information. For a price, they can get it from The PetroChem Wire, a new daily and weekly bulletin quoting active spot markets. A subscription to the service, offered by The Plastics Exchange and Lozie…
TenCate launches new Web site

October 1, 2008  |  Geosynthetics, Industry News

A new Web site created by TenCate™ Geosystems, Pendergrass, Ga., covers the company’s aquaculture and industrial fabric products and applications. Users can receive the company’s latest announcements and news bulletins, as well as technical product information on the company’…
Ingeoâ„¢ heads to China

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

CL Chemical Fiber, Wenzhou, China, signed a master license agreement with NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., to use Ingeo™ renewable plant-based fibers in a full range of spunbond fabrics. Ingeo uses 65 percent less fossil fuel resources than traditional polymers and reduces greenhouse gas em…
Firm partnership offers merger and acquisition assistance

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

CAs technical textile firms confront a vigorous market, many small and medium-sized companies will need to combine forces to stay competitive. Two companies providing services to facilitate mergers and acquisitions have formed a partnership to assist clients looking for growth opportunities: Lovell …
Demand for polymer sorbents increases

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The market for polymer sorbents, used in diapers, feminine napkins and incontinence products, is expected to increase from $4.2 to $7 billion by 2013, according to a recent technical market report. BCC Research, Wellesley, Mass., estimates that life sciences applications will be the second largest m…
Olympic hiatus challenges India’s textile industry

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

China shut down emission-intensive industries prior to the Olympic Games to reduce air pollution in Beijing, and the silence was heard throughout the Indian cotton and textile industry. Chemicals and dyes used in India’s textile manufacturing shot up 25 percent in the two weeks following the s…
China’s textile industry struggles

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Appreciation of the yuan, less plentiful cotton raw material and rising wages are all factors in a Chinese textile industry slump. The General Administration of Customs of China reported that textile and garment exports fell 11 percent in the first half of 2008, and China posted negative growth in U…
CEMATEX incorporates product piracy prevention regulations

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The European committee for textile associations, CEMATEX, has incorporated the product piracy prevention regulation introduced by VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Munich (for the ITMA 2007 exhibition) into the exhibition regulations for the ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 show. “The work of the In…
AATCC to hold Fourth Annual Materials Design Competition

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists has announced its Fourth Annual Materials Design Competition for graduate and undergraduate students, with the goal of promoting innovative product development from a materials standpoint. Focus areas for this year’s competition: indus…
Worldwide outlook for nonwovens industry to be released

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The third edition of the “Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry 2007–2012” will be released this fall by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in cooperation with its European counterpart EDANA. The report covers worldwide industry statistics, including size of…