EU Commission moves to ban products made with forced labor

September 20, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Commission has proposed to prohibit products made with forced labor on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries. This comprehensive approach is importa…
BIOPHIL Natural Fibers to locate $10 Million facility to Robeson County, N.C.

September 19, 2022  |  Company News, News

BIOPHIL Natural Fibers, a manufacturer of organic raw materials, will create 41 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The company will invest more than $10.9 million to locate a new processing operation to Lumberton. “North Carolina is the perfect place for BIOPHIL as our econ…
Climate smart pilot projects welcomed by NCC  

September 15, 2022  |  Company News, News

National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry applauds USDA for promoting sustainable farming practices through its Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities — including the new Climate Smart Cotton Program led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The Louisiana p…
New Pantone color inspired by the oldest pigment

September 14, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Pantone Color Institute (PCI) announced a collaboration with luxury tea blenders, TEALEAVES, alongside other organizations and NGOs on an impactful partnership and awareness campaign to educate people and call attention to biodiversity loss through a novel Pantone color release, called the “Pa…
Heathcoat Fabrics to install Brückner finishing line 

September 13, 2022  |  Company News, News

Heathcoat Fabrics partnered again with Brückner Textile Technologies and its sales partner Advanced Dyeing Solutions to install a Brückner finishing line for industrial textiles. Brückner worked extensively with the local Heathcoat project team during several project reviews to develop a customiz…
Doug Hartman joins Mayzo Inc.

September 12, 2022  |  Company News, News

Specialty chemical company Mayzo Inc. recently welcomed Doug Hartman to the executive team as Director of Sales and Customer Care. Hartman replaces Eduardo Padilla in this role, following Padilla’s promotion to president of Mayzo Inc. in 2021. Doug Hartman brings over 20 years of experience with c…
Nonwoven fabrics market size projected to be $67.93 billion by 2030

September 9, 2022  |  Industry News

The global Nonwoven Fabrics Market is predicted to witness substantial development. Demand for personal protective equipment such as gloves, facial masks, facial covers, and gowns, is mounting, leading to high demand for nonwoven fabrics. But the scarcities are leaving healthcare workers riskily ill…
Haartz and GTT revolutionize waterless textiles

September 8, 2022  |  Company News, News

The Haartz Corporation, a provider of highly engineered and uniquely designed textile materials and Green Theme Technologies Inc. (GTT), a provider of waterless and PFAS-free textile finishing, announced a partnership to revolutionize how textiles are finished in the United States. The first of its …
Business expectations turn negative

September 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The 15th ITMF Corona-Survey shows that the business situation plunged into negative territory in July 2022. The business situation is worse in Asia than in the rest of the world. Textile machinery is the only segment still in positive territory. Business expectations have also turned negative for th…
Manufacturing PMI at 52.8%

September 6, 2022  |  Industry News

According to the latest PMI composite index data, economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in August, with the overall economy achieving a 27th consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The repor…