BASF commits $780 Million for chemical plant expansion

July 29th, 2022

BASF announced a final investment decision on a $780 million project to double production capacity at its chemical manufacturing complex in Ascension Parish, marking the beginning of the third and final phase of an expansion plan announced in 2018. Counting all three expansion phases and other site investments, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing […]

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Clothing fibers market size projected to reach $289.28 billion by 2030

July 28th, 2022

Photo: Lenzing AG. Clothing fibers are long, fine strands or threads that can be knitted or woven into fabric. Not only do they produce the fabric, but they also affect the aesthetics, durability, comfort, appearance, retention, care, environmental impact, and cost of the final garment. Molecules are interwoven to form a linear, string-like structure that constitutes […]

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Acadian Industrial Textiles new owners, new offerings

July 11th, 2022

Shawn and Doug Paul, new owners of Acadian Industrial Textiles, are two veterans with a vision for business growth.“On our first date 20 years ago, Doug suggested the idea of growing a business,” said Shawn Paul, President. “After serving in the military and spending 30 years combined working in global supply chain at GE, we […]

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Infinited Fiber Company picks site for textile fiber factory

June 29th, 2022

Fashion and textile technology company Infinited Fiber Company plans to build a commercial-scale factory to produce regenerated textile fiber for the world’s leading apparel companies at the site of renewable materials company Stora Enso’s closed Veitsiluoto paper mill in Kemi, a Finnish city on the northern shore of the Baltic Sea. The size of the […]

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Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16th, 2022

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is […]

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Gina Thorsen named CEO Jacquart Fabric Products

June 7th, 2022

Gina Jacquart Thorsen makes history as the first female CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products, the parent company of the national brand Stormy Kromer. In her new role, she will oversee strategic vision, company operations, sales & marketing, product development and more.  Over the past decade, Thorsen has been instrumental in growing the Stormy Kromer brand […]

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Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6th, 2022

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on May 31, outlining critical […]

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ITMF tracing production costs in the primary textile industry

June 2nd, 2022

Photo: MedTextra LLC The new edition of the International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) from International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has been published. The report measures the manufacturing costs of different textile products in the primary textile industry broken down into various cost elements at each stage of the textile value chain. The 2021 edition adds […]

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The Standards Convergence Initiative

May 23rd, 2022

Photo: Greenwear The Standards Convergence Initiative (SCI) is an initiative of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) with the aim of having third party and brand/ retailer proprietary standards align across four key areas to help combat growing audit fatigue in the textile and footwear sector. Preventable and tragic […]

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India cotton farmers

India slashes cotton import duty

April 13th, 2022

The Ministry of Finance of India has announced that there will be no import duty on cotton for the period of April 14, 2022 through September 30, 2022. This news is welcomed by the Indian textile industry, which has been making calls to the government to allow duty-free import of cotton to stay competitive against […]

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