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2016 Reader Satisfaction Survey

The BeaverLake6 Report survey was conducted through Constant Contact, an email marketing service. An invitation to participate was sent June 25 to 1,886 contacts. The survey was open for participating until July 2. Only one participant was allowed to respond via an ISP number, helping restrict the potential of multiple responses from the same person.

 

1. How long have you been visiting the BL6 Report website?

                  10.6%              Less than 6 months

                  15.1%              6 months to less than 1 year

                  74.2%              1 year to 3 years

 

2. Which of the BL6 Report webpages do you visit? Select all that apply.

                  100.0%            Front Page News (Home Page)

                  45.4%              Calendar of Events

                  28.7%              BL6 Exclusive Interviews

                  53.0%              Special Reports

                  22.7%              Archived News

 

3. How frequently do you visit the BL6 Report website?

                  3.0%                Every day

                  0.0%                5-6 times a week

                  4.5%                2-4 times a week

                  65.1%              Weekly

                  19.6%              At least once every month

                  6.0%                Less frequently then monthly

                  1.0%                Never

 

4. How would you rate BL6 Report’s delivery of news regarding technical textiles?

                  71.2%              Highly satisfied

                  25.7%              Somewhat satisfied

                  3.0%                Neutral

                  0.0%                Somewhat unsatisfied

                  0.0%                Highly dissatisfied.

                 

5. How would you rate BL6 Report to other technical textile websites/organizations?  Caveat: The responses which follow are not meant to be critical of the other websites. Naturally, those taking our survey are more familiar with the BL6 website. The answers will help guide us with future content.

 

                  EDANA (European Nonwoven Association)

                             23%       BL6 is more valuable

                             15%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             55%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  eTextile Communication

                             28%       BL6 is more valuable

                             23%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             41%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  Fiber2Fashion

                             31%       BL6 is more valuable

                             17%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             44%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  Geosynthetica.net

                             22%       BL6 is more valuable

                             15%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             3%         BL6 is less valuable

                             56%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  IFAI Advanced Textiles

                             44%       BL6 is more valuable

                             30%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             1%         BL6 ls less valuable

                             23%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  IFAI Specialty Fabrics Review

                             38%       BL6 is more valuable

                             33%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             22%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

                 

                  INDA (nonwoven association)

                             22%       BL6 is more valuable

                             25%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             46%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                  Innovation in Textiles

                             28%       BL6 is more valuable

                             23%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             7%         BL6 is less valuable

                             30%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                         Textiles & Trade

                             23%       BL6 is more valuable

                             19%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             3%         BL6 is less valuable

                             53%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

 

                         NCTO (National Council of Textile Organizations

                             30%       BL6 is more valuable

                             17%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             4%         BL6 is less valuable

                             47%       Unfamiliar with website/organization

                                          

6. How likely are you to continue visiting the BL6 Report website?

                         75.7%       Highly likely

                         19.6%       Somewhat likely

                         4.5%         Neutral

                         0.0%         Somewhat unlikely

                         0.0%         Highly unlikely

 

7. How likely is it that you would recommend BL6 Report to a colleague?

                         71.2%       Very likely

                         12.6%       Somewhat likely

                         13.6%       Neutral

                         1.5%         Somewhat unlikely

                         0.0%         Very unlikely

 

The survey also generated about 100 individual comments and suggestions to improve the website. We appreciate the time everyone took in taking the survey.

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Coming Events

  • September 13-15: 56th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress, Dornbirn, Austria

  • September 13-15: Techtextil India 2017, Mumbai, India

  • September 14-16: International Textile Manufacturer Federation Annual Conference 2017, Bali, Indonesia

  • September 18-21: Sustainable Textile School 2017, Chemnitz, Germany

  • September 26-27: Elementary Nonwovens Training Course, Cary, N.C., USA

  • September 26-28: IFAI Expo 2017, New Orleans, La., USA

  • September 27-29: Outlook 2017, Cascais, Portugal

Click here to view the complete technical textiles events calendar that includes show information links.

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

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

Media Partners

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

“BeaverLake6 Report is one of the ‘go-to’ websites that I use. New contributors and  innovative products are regularly featured, which to me, is the lifeblood of the industry.”

 

Ron Gottlieb  

  Director

  Ricky Richards (Sales) Pty Ltd.

 

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