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Calendar of Events

2017

July

July 18-19

Advanced Materials for Defense Summit

Alexandria, Va., USA

Organizer: Defense Strategies Institute

July 18 - 21

Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course

Cary and Raleigh, N.C., USA

Organizers: INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute

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July 26 - 29

Outdoor Retailer Summer

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Organizer: Emerald Exhibitions

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August

August 17-18

Educate the Professors

Minneapolis, Minn., USA

Organizers: Professional Awning Manufacturers Association and Fabric Structures Associations divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International

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September

September 12 - 14

RISE® Conference

Raleigh, N.C., USA

Organizer: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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September 12 - 15

DSEI 17

London, United Kingdom

Organizer: Defence and Security Equipment International

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September 13 - 15

56th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress

Dornbirn, Austria

Organizer: Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

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September 13-15

Techtextil India 2017

Mumbai, India

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd.

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September 14-16

International Textile Manufacturer Federation Annual Conference 2017

Bali, Indonesia

Organizer: International Textile Manufacturer Federation

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September 18-21

Sustainable Textile School 2017

Chemnitz, Germany

Organizer: Technical University of Chemnitz

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September 26 - 27

Elementary Nonwovens Training Course

Cary, N.C., USA

Organizer: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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September 26 - 28

IFAI Expo 2017

New Orleans, La., USA

Organizer: Industrial Fabrics Association International

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September 27-29

Outlook 2017

Cascais, Portugal

Organizer: EDANA

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October

October 3 - 6

Fabric Property & Characterization Course

Raleigh, N.C., USA

Organizers: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute

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October 8 - 11

GeoAfrica 2017

Marraketech, Morocco

Organizer: IGS Morocco Chapter, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)

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October 10 - 11

Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course

(Co-Located with Filtration International Conference & Exposition)

Chicago, Ill., USA

Organizer: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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October 10-12

GOCarbonFibre 2017

Munich, Germany

Organizer: Smithers Rapra

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October 10 - 12

Filtration International Conference & Exhibition

Chicago, Ill., USA

Organizer: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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October 10-12

SGIA Expo 2017

New Orleans, La., USA

Organizer: Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA)

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October 24-26

Automotive Interiors Expo 2017

Novi, Mich., USA

Organizer:UKi Media & Events

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October 24 - 27

Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course

Cary and Raleigh, N.C., USA

Organizers: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute

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October 25-26

Nonwovens Innovation Academy

Chemnitz, Germany

Organizer: EDANA

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October 26-27

SYFA 2017 Fall Conference

Charlotte, N.C., USA

Organizer: Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association

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November

November 6 - 9

3rd Annual HYGIENIX Conference

Austin, Texas, USA

Organizer: INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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November 7-9

SPESA Executive Conference

Memphis, Tenn., USA

Organizer: Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas

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November 7-8

2017 RISI Asia Pacific Hygiene Proudcts Symposium

Shanghai, China

Organizer: RISI, Inc.

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November 8-9

Textile Coating and Laminating Conference (TCL 2017)

Berlin, Germany

Organizer: International Newsletters Ltd.

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November 8-10

SINCE 2017 (Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition)

Shanghai, China

Organizer: UBM China

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November 15-16

JEC Automotive Forum

Knoxville, Tenn., USA

Organizer: JEC Group

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November 21-24

Milipol Paris 2017

Paris, France

Organizer: Milipol Expositions

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November 27-30

ShanghaiTex 2017, The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry

Shanghai, China

Organizers: Shanghai Textile Technology Services & Exhibitions, Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., and Adsale Exhibition Services

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November 29-30

Digital Textile Printing Conference

Durham, N.C., USA

Organizers: AATCC and SGIA

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November 30 - December 1

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf InternationalTextile Conference 2017

Stuttgart, Germany

Organizer Institute of Textile Machineray and High Performance Material Technology

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December

December 5 - 6

Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation

Raleigh, N.C., USA

Organizers: The Nonwovens Institute and INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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December 7-10

ITMACH India (the International Textile Machinery and Accessories Exhibition)

Gandhinager, Gujarat, India

Organizers: K and D Exhibitions LLP and Spinners Association (Gujarat)

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2018

January

January 9-11

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Organizer: Emerald Exhibitions

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January 18-19

Tent Conference 2018

Mesa, Ariz., USA

Organizer: Tent Rental Division, Industrial Fabrics Association International

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January 19 - 20

NECPA Annual Convention 2018

Worcester, Mass., USA

Organizer: Northeast Canvas Products Association

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January 23 - 26

40th SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade)

Las Vegas, Nev., USA

Organizer: National Shooting Sports Foundation

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January 24-26

ASTM D35 Geosynthetics Committee

New Orleans, La., USA

Organizer: ASTM

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January 25-27

2018 Marine Fabricators Conference

Savannah, Ga., USA

Organizer: Marine Fabricators Association, a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International

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February

February 7-10

IFAI Canada Expo

Montreal, Que., Canada

Organizer: IFAI Canada, a country sector of Industrial Fabrics Association International

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February 6-7

Middle East and North Africa Nonwovens Symposium

Dubai, UAE

Organizer: EDANA

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February 20-22

Techtextil Russia 2017

Moscow, Russia

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt RUS

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March

March 5-8

JEC World 2018

Paris, France

Organizer: JEC Group

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March 5-10

IFCEE 2018 (International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo)

Orlando, Fla., USA

Organizers: International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers, and Pile Driving Contractors Association

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March 6-8

AATCC International Conference

Greenville, S.C., USA

Organizer: AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel and Material Professionals

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March 13-15

FILTECH 2018

Cologne, Germany

Organizer: Filtech Exhibiton Germany

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March 14-15

Outlook Asia

Singapore

Organizer: EDANA

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March 15-16

2018 International Technical Textiles Symposium 

Taipei, Taiwan

Organizers: Taiwan Technical Textiles Association, Taiwan Textile Research Institute, National Taipei University of Technology

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March 18-19

Techtextil Russia

Moscow, Russia

Organizer: Mess Frankfurt RUS

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April

April 14-17

Hightex 2018 (7th International Technical Textiles & Nonwovens Fair)

Istanbul, Turkey

Organizers: Tüyap Tüm Fuarcilik Yapim A.Ş. and Teknik Fuarcilik A.Ş.

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May

May 21-24

SAMPE 2018

Long Beach, Calif., USA

Organizer: North American Society for the Advancement of Material and Processing Engineering (SAMPE)

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May 22-24

Techtextil North America 2018

Atlanta, Ga., USA

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

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May 22-24

Texprocess Americas 2018

Atlanta, Ga., USA

Organizers: Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and SPESA (Sean Products & Suppliers Association)

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May 22-24

JEC Americas 2018

Atlanta, Ga., USA

Organizer: The JEC Group

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May 30-31

CANSEC 2018

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Organizer: Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

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June

June 6-8

ANEX 2018 (Asian Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference)

Tokyo, Japan

Organizer: Asian Nonwoven Fabrics Association and All-Nippon Nonwoven Association

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June 11-14

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Organizer: Emerald Exhibitions

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June 27-29

ASTM D35 Geosynthetics Committee Meeting

San Diego, Calif., USA

Organizer: ASTM

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July

July 18-19

Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

Greenville, S.C., USA

Organizers: Exposition Development Company, Inc. and Progressive Business Media

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September

September 16-21

11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG)

Seoul, South Korea

Organizer: Korean Geosynthetics Society under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)

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October

October 16-18

IFAI Expo 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA

Organizer: Industrial Fabrics Association International

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October 15-19

Future Forces Forum 2018, the International Platform for Trends & Technologies in Defence & Security

Prague, Czech Republic

Organizer: Progres Partners Advertising s.s.a.

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October 18-20

SGIA Expo 2018

Las Vegas, Nev., USA

Organizer: Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA)

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October 26-30

ITMA Asia + CITME 2018

Shanghai, China

Organizers: China Textile Machinery Association and CEMATEX (Le Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles)

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November

November 12-15

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Organizer: Emerald Expositions

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November 19-20

FILTREX Asia

Shanghai, China

Organizers: EDANA, China Filtration Society, China Nonwovens Technology Association, and UMB China

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November 19-21

10th China Filtration & Separation Exhibition/ 7th Filtration & Separation

Shanghai, China

Organizers: EDANA, China Filtration Society, China Nonwovens Technology Association, and UMB China

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2019

March

March 26-28

IDEA19

Miami Beach, Fla., USA

Organizer: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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April

April 2-4

Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019

Singapore

Organizer: Kallman Worldwide

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May

May 14-17

Techtextil 2019

Frankfurt, Germany

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt

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May 14-17

Texprocess 2019

Frankfurt, Germany

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt

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June

June 20-26

ITMA 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Organizer: CEMATEX (European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers)

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2020

March

March 31 - April 3

INDEX20

Geneva, Switzerland

Organizer: Palexpo

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April

March 31 - April 3

INDEX20

Geneva, Switzerland

Organizer: Palexpo

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April 20-24

World Filtration Congress (WFC 13)

San Diego, Calif., USA

Organizer: Advanced Filtration & Separations Society

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Is Saving the US Navy's Peacoat a Matter of National Security?

Since last August, the US Navy has been planning to phase out its iconic traditional wool peacoat in favor of a less expensive, synthetic cold weather parka which is lighter in weight and more versatile in types of inclement weather. It actually replaces two types of coats and the seabag the wool coat is stored.

 

The wool coat, however, has some powerful friends in the US Congress. Companies such as Northwest Woolen Mills in Woonsocket, R.I. and Sterlingware in Boston, Mass. Altogether, the supply chain involved in the manufacture of these woolen peacoats -- including sheep farmers -- is estimated to account for 400 jobs in the Northeast. Add to the drama that the new parka, made by the long-time military supplier Propper, is expected to be manufactured in Puerto Rico, a perceived feeling the new coat will be made by non-American workers. Read more...

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

June 29. 2017

BeaverLake6 Report at Techtextil North America

Wisconsin Contract Sewer Wins the Amazon Echo at Techtextil North America. Thanks for all who stopped by the BeaverLake6 Report booth at the Techtextil North America show last week in Chicago, Ill., USA. I truly appreciated talking with you about your company and the industry. For those of you who entered the drawing, the winner of the Amazon Echo was Jim Herman, owner of Wisconsew Inc., a contract sewing company located in Shawano, Wis., USA. Special thanks to Eduardo Castañer, publisher and general manager of Davison Publishing, for helping draw the lucky card. Posted June 24, 2017

President of American Fiber Manufacturers Association Passes. The American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) has reported Paul T. O'Day, president and counsel of the organization, passed away June 1. He was 82 and died peacefully at his home.

 

In a statement issued today, the organization said: "Mr. O'Day was appointed President of the Association in 1984. He was fiercely dedicated to the industry he loved for 33 years. A true gentleman and powerful intellect, Paul O'Day led the Association with a sophisticated wit and charm."

Posted June 5, 2017

Mars Prototype Shelter by MDT-tex

Imagination on Display in Frankfurt. It was known going into the Techtextil and Texprocess shows last week that tthere would be a record number of exhibitors and, further, there was so much attendance the last time in 2015 that the organizer decided to expand the length of the shows to 4 days in 2017. Thus so, it was no real surprise that the final report reveals more than 47,500 visitors came (an increase of 14% over 2015) from 114 countries. According to a poll taken of visitors, 42% felt the economic climate could be consider "good" (compared to only 32% in 2015). The next Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt will be held May 14-17, 2019. Click here for more insight into the shows as well as the official final report from Messe Frankfurt. Posted May 17, 2017

Secretary Wilbur Ross

US Department of Commerce Leaves Textile Industry Out of Trade Agreement Priorities. Since President Donald Trump took office there has been much talk about the ambitious "America First" trade priorities including pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the planned renegotiating of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and even revisiting the textile industry's disastrous US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

 

So, it would seem logical the US textile industry would be a priority in the changes in all these trade talks. Apparently not.

 

Last week Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, no stranger to the textile industry, named 6 core industries for its trade agenda -- steel, aluminum, vehicles, aircraft, shipbuilding and semiconductors. Noticeably missing was the consideration of textiles as a vital core industry for inclusion in these trade talks.  Despite back-patting about the optimism of working with the new Trump Administration when the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) met in Washington recently  for its annual meeting, there seems to be a long road to hoe before textiles is taken seriously by the Federal government for its importance to the US economy. Again, I ask: Who will take the lead in developing a US textile industry vision?

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

Posted April 26, 2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership Withdrawal Impact

Bud Weisbart, MFC, IFM

"The United States is looked upon by those with whom I inter-related as less and less relevant as an economic force, and has become simply the market into which those within and outside of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries would sell their goods and services with little concern for reciprocity.  To me, our immediate withdrawal from TPP after the election only compounds this situation." Click here to read the entire posting by Bud Weisbart, a small business owner and frequent contributor to BeaverLake6 Report. Posted March 29, 2017

President Trump's Reveals 2017 Trade Policy Agenda

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released President Trump's 2017 Trade Policy Agenda. The document, officially called 2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program, outlines the new Administration’s four trade priorities:

  • Defending the US National Sovereignty over Trade Policy
  • Strictly Enforcing US Trade Laws
  • Using Leverage to Open Foreign Markets
  • Negotiating New and Better Trade Deals

​BeaverLake6 Report has created a special page within this website and placed the first chapter of the 336-page document which summarizes the policy. Click here to read it. Posted March 2, 2017

What's the NCTO Game Plan for the Post-TPP Era?

Back on March 24, 2016, I was one of the first to predict the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was a dead deal. In fact, I said that I wouldn’t be surprised that, if Donald Trump became President, the agreement is shredded on day one of his new administration. Well, I was off by three days. Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order, officially withdrawing the United States from the TPP agreement. Now the question is can the National Council of Textile Organizations put together a comprehensive plan for the domestic textile industry in a post-TPP era? Click here to read the rest. Posted January 25, 2017

Steady Growth Prospects for Expanding Specialty Geosynthetics

There are literally dozens of market reports for the many market sections and subsections within the technical textiles industry. In 2017, BeaverLake6 Report will be introducing a few of these reports to our viewers. The first report being features is The Future of Spcialty Geosynthetics to 2021. It was developed by Smithers Apex, a market research firm based in the United Kingdom. 

 

In exchange for the promotion, Smithers Apex agreed to write an exclusive expanded executive summary of the market report for our readers. Click here to view the market summary. Posted January 9, 2017

2016 China Textile Innovation Conference Explores the Roads to a Textile Power

Sun Ruizhe

2016 China Textile Innovation Conference, as an annual summit of industry innovation, was held in Beijing on December 12th, 2016. The conference, themed on “New Opportunity, New Advantages, New Vitality” – Stepping Towards a Textile Power, comprehensively summarized the industry innovation achievements and explored the new advantages in development in order to grasp the strategic opportunity of the new round of industrial changes. BeaverLake6 Report is pleased to present a report on the conference via our partnership with China Textile magazine. Please click here. Posted December 21, 2016

In My Opinion

Re-Shoring: Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander?

Domestic PFD Manufacturer's Application for FTZ Additional Production Authority Riles Textile Industry Trade Associations. There is a nasty fight taking place these past few months behind the closed doors of Room 48019 at the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The room is the office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. The fight pits domestic technical textile industry suppliers and a coalition of textile-trade associations against a fairly large domestic end-product cut-and-sew manufacturer. Click here to read the story.

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

Jon Klein's Outlook 

I am pleased to announce BeaverLake6 Report has added a new column called "Jon Klein's Outlook." Jon Klein is the Business Development Leader at PrimaLoft® Aerogel insulation. With over 20 years in the industry, Mr. Klein has extensive experience in the textiles, apparel and footwear industry. Mr. Klein is a frequent contributor of short articles on LinkedIn, the world's largest business network, writing about the various market segments of the technical textiles. This column covers his LinkedIn postings. Please click here to go to his column. 

 

Steve Warner, Publisher

June 27, 2016

US International Trade Administration Publishes New Top Market Report for Technical Textiles

Industry Market Report Available.  What impact has the sale of decline of military products purchases have on government shelter fabricators? What is the outlook on textiles going into the automotive industry? What are three issues that can negatively impact the growth of the protective clothing market segment?

 

You can find the answers to all these questions in the 2016 State of the U.S. Technical Textiles Industry report published in Textile World magazine. Part One of the report is in the March/April issue and Part Two will be in the May/June issue.

Click here to go to the report on the Textile World website.

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In My Opinion

In 2015, I posted more than 425 items of interest for our industry on the BeaverLake6 Report website. In reviewing it all last week, it got me to thinking about putting together a list of influential events, news and trends that I observed during the past year. I have focused primarily on the US marketplace but each of “the things that mattered” to me has global implications.

 

So, here go my thoughts in no particular order of importance. Let me know if you agree or if I have missed some. Click here to read the list.

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

Posted January 17, 2016

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