Raven Industries featured in HBO documentary

April 14th, 2021

Raven Industries, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based manufacturer of precision agriculture products, high-altitude balloons, plastic film and sheeting, and radar systems, was recently featured in an HBO documentary. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, the HBO documentary "Our Towns" debuted on Tuesday, April 13. According to an official press release shared by HBO, "Our […]

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Forecast for smart fabrics in fashion and entertainment

April 12th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Fabrics in Fashion and Entertainment Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart fabrics market is estimated to record a CAGR of 31.29% over the forecast period. The smart fabrics market in the fashion and entertainment industry is primarily driven through innovation by designers to develop new […]

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Trivantage announces new warehouse location

April 9th, 2021

Trivantage has announced a new warehouse location. The new facility, located at located at 372 Hazelwood Logistics Center Drive, Suite 376 in Hazelwood, Mo., will allow the company to better and more efficiently service customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments and an improved […]

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Culp hosts on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics

April 9th, 2021

Culp Inc. partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families and the public. The clinics were held March 25-27 at two of Culp’s facilities located in High Point and Stokesdale, N.C. More than 600 people received vaccinations at two Culp locations. Attendees took advantage of […]

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Hexcel joins ASCEND project

April 8th, 2021

Hexcel has announced that its role within the recently launched UK-based project called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) will be to focus on developing high-rate manufacturing and processing technologies that will accelerate the development of new, lightweight advanced composite materials. Hexcel will join lead partner GKN Aerospace and 13 other project stakeholders […]

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Fasnap announces building expansion

April 7th, 2021

Fasnap has completed an expansion at its Elkhart, Ind., corporate facilities. The new manufacturing space is 5,370 square feet larger and office space has increased by 6,000 square feet. Warehousing for distribution is one third larger and stocked with Fasnap products. Combined with two additional branch locations in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim, Calif., Fasnap provides fastening device solutions to more […]

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Consumer demand for sustainable products

April 7th, 2021

Consumers around the world have adapted to social distancing measures and lockdowns over the last 12 months, with the way they dress, work and shop changing dramatically. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently surveyed sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the United States and United Kingdom to determine the impact the pandemic has […]

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Nonwoven fabric market outlook

April 6th, 2021

According to the report “Non-woven Fabric Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the nonwoven fabric market was valued at USD 43,883 million in 2020 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The demand for new and better-performing products is propelling the nonwoven […]

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Stein Fibers acquires J.E. Herndon Company

April 5th, 2021

Stein Fibers Ltd. has acquired J. E. Herndon Company, previously based in Kings Mountain, N.C. Established in 1928, J. E. Herndon specializes in the purchase and processing of textile mill fibers and by-products. Herndon’s finished blends are consumed globally in diverse applications such as industrial yarns and banknote paper. Patrick Mullen, J. E. Herndon president […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens expands operations

April 2nd, 2021

Fibertex Nonwovens Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products, has announced plans to expand operations in Laurens County, S.C. The more than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs. Fibertex’s expansion will include a second spunlace production line for rolled nonwoven fiber products. Fibertex also acquired an 84-acre industrial plot adjacent to […]

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