Cotton consumption may overtake production

April 30th

World cotton production expected to fall to 24.6 million tons, as consumption increases to 24.7 million tons. According to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), world cotton production is forecast...

A burning interest in graphene surface coatings

April 30th

Hohenstein Institute research explores how carbon may lead to next advance in personal protective equipment. The Hohenstein Institute is exploring how a single layer of carbon just one atom thick...

Disney Research develops fabric 3D printer

April 29th

Layers of soft fabric create flexible 3D objects. Disney Research, a network of research labs that collaborate with academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, has developed...

FGA hosting FR code webinar

April 29th

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) will host a webinar about flame retardancy (FR) standards on May 19 at 11 a.m. EST. It will focus on...

AATCC, SDC announce updates to Colour Index

April 29th

Subscriptions, products can be managed directly online. The Colour Index, the definitive source for information about dye and pigment classification, is published by the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials...

In memoriam: Theodore “Ted” Wirtz

April 28th

Theodore “Ted” Wirtz, former president of the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), passed away March 29 at the age of 81. Wirtz headed INDA from 1996 until his...

Sigmatex UK announces major investment

April 28th

Funding awarded from the U.K. to produce lighter vehicles English carbon-fiber manufacturer Sigmatex has been awarded funding from the U.K. through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a...

Recognition, change at Anchor Industries

April 27th

John Fuchs honored by ARA; Brad Gleason assumes role of COO at ETI; five outside sales representatives hired. John Fuchs, general manager of special events at Anchor Industries Inc. was...

TRD hosting boot camp

April 27th

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) is hosting an installation boot camp May 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center in Springfield, Mo....

Johns-Manville expands capacity for glass fiber production

April 24th

Planned expansion includes new furnace to support next generation of reinforced thermoplastic composites. The increased growth in use of glass fibers in engineered thermoplastic composites convinced Colorado-based Johns-Manville to expand...