Bemis Associates acquires Protechnic

May 12th, 2022

Bemis Associates, a manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for textiles, announced that it has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic. Bemis and Protechnic have complementary products and technology as well as a strong alignment in their corporate values and culture. Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product […]

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Avient to acquire Dyneema

April 20th, 2022

Avient Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Royal DSM (“DSM”) to purchase the DSM Protective Materials business (the “Dyneema business”). The purchase price of $1.485 billion is subject to certain customary adjustments. In conjunction with this proposed acquisition, Avient has also announced that it plans to explore sale options for its […]

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Global technical textiles market projection

April 19th, 2022

The use of specialty yarns in compressive textiles for drug delivery, pain relief and other health-related issues holds potential for a wide range of self-care products, such as Nufabrx® knitted sleeves containing capsaicin for transdermal pain relief. Photo: RobSnapped. The global market for Technical Textiles is projected to reach US$208.5 Billion by 2024, registering a […]

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CULP promotes sustainable future

March 29th, 2022

N.C. State students in the Sustainable Materials and Technology class using SolidWorks to design the chair. Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) is proudly hosting the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s 15th Anniversary industry-wide celebration in the Culp Innovation Center at Congdon Yards on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 […]

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ALLIED launches innovation lab

March 24th, 2022

ALLIED Feather + Down (AF+D) announced the launch of Zero Degrees North, a creative innovation lab that showcases boundary-pushing artists, designers, and products. For over 30 years, ALLIED has been working with innovative, fashion-forward, and technical brands throughout the world to help build engaging, luxurious and high performing down products. غN will be a curatorial […]

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Polybion expands bacterial cellulose biomanufacturing facility

March 22nd, 2022

Polybion announced its bacterial cellulose facility is scaling up production, and the successful closing of a $4.4 million Series A financing round led by Blue Horizon. At maximum capacity, Polybion’s solar-powered, industrial-scale bacterial cellulose manufacturing facility will produce 1.1 million square feet per year of the company’s proprietary biotextile Celium®. Polybion is using the new […]

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Sandler AG launches bluefiber acoustic brand

March 17th, 2022

bluefiber acoustic brand combines a wide range of highly efficient, polyester-based acoustic materials. Owing to their excellent sound absorption properties, the lightweight textile materials offer an ideal basis for individual interior design concepts, creating a pleasant living space. Self-supporting panels and pads are available in different thicknesses, performance types and color versions, offering custom-made solutions […]

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Baker-Polito administration awards $2.8M from M2I2

March 11th, 2022

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative or M2I2 to three growing manufacturers. The three grants were announced by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy during an event at 99Degrees Custom in Lawrence, Mass., a 375-employee manufacturer of tech-integrated apparel, […]

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Study predicts smart textile market growth

March 4th, 2022

The global valuation of the market is projected to reach US$ 23.82 billion by the end of the forecast period (2021–2031), representing a CAGR of 25%. According to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study on the smart textile market, advancements in nanotechnologies and increasing trend of miniaturization of electronics are expanding lucrative opportunities. Low-cost smart textiles have […]

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Lenzing opens world’s largest lyocell plant in Thailand

March 3rd, 2022

New state-of-the-art lyocell plant with a capacity of 100,000 tons will help serve the growing demand for sustainably produced fibers. The Lenzing Group, a global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its key lyocell expansion project in Thailand. The new plant, the largest of its kind in the […]

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