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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



                             31%       BL6 is more valuable

                             17%       BL6 is about the same in value

                             6%         BL6 is less valuable

                             44%       Unfamiliar with website/organization



                             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.

Coming Events

  • February 19-22: 2019 International Erosion Control Association Conference and Expo, Denver, Colo., USA
  • February 23: STA Winter Seminar, Belmont, N.C., USA
  • February 26-28: Techtextil North America 2019, Raleigh, N.C., USAA
  • February 27: SPESA's 9th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference, Raleigh, N.C., USA
  • February 27-28: 2019 Wood MacKenzie Americas Polyester Conference, Houston, Texas, USA

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

Media Partners

President Li Lingshen, President, China Nonwovens & Industrial Texiles Association

President Li Lingshen

BeaverLake6 Report is pleased to provide an exclusive interview with Li Lingshen, Ph.D., Vice President of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, and President of the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association, the overseeing organization for the technical textiles industry in China. Click here to read the interview.

Final Analysis of IFAI Expo 2018 and CAMX18

IFAI President S. Schiffman

IFAI Expo 2018 was the first show under IFAI's new CEO/President Steve Schiffman. In a quick conversation on the first day, Mr. Schiffman thought event attendance was on target with the expectation of a 500 increase over the 4500 total participants (counting both exhibitors and visitors) they had in 2017 in New Orleans. Similarly, a conversation with one of the managers of ACMA, a partner in CAMX, said their pre-registration had already topped the 6500 they had last year in Orlando. (Keep in mind, though, the 2017 CAMX show had to be rescheduled from September to December because of Hurricane Irma.) Click here to read more about the shows. Posted October 19, 2018

NCTO Neglects Automotive Textiles as Organizations Testify          on Proposed USMCA Impact

Positive Reviews but Still Uncertainty. On November 16, 2018, two of the US textile industry associations testified before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in a special hearing to determine the economic impact of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The leaders of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) provided statements on how they feel the new agreement will affect their member companies. 


The two organizations clearly have different biases; however, in looking over the AAFA and NCTO statements, it appears to me that while the organizations both clearly said they were not offering an endorsement yet of the agreement, they gave general overall approval for USMCA, acknowledging the 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) needed updating. Both organizations are taking a wait-and-see attitude to more fully look at how the agreement impacts the complex supply chain of textiles and apparel. [Click here to continue.]


Steve Warner


Posted November 21, 2018

NAFTA Replacement Agreement Negotiated. On October 1, President Donald Trump announced the US, Mexico and Canada had reached an agreement whichreplaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that went into effect in 1994. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) contains provisions and language that has an impact on the technical textiles industry; the most important are 1) a special section covering textiles and apparel and 2) rules of origin that will require 75% of automotive content (under NAFTA 62.5%) be made in North America. Mexico and Canada are the two largest importers of US made technical textiles and the automotive industry is the largest intended end market of these technical textiles. Click here to go to the United States Trade Representative's website and read the "Textiles and Apparel Goods" chapter. Posted October 3, 2018

State of the Chinese Technical Textiles Markets in 2017

Are you looking for a quick understanding of the China technical textiles industry? Through our special relationship with China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and their China Textile publication, BeaverLake6 Report is pleased to post the English-translation of the recently issued "Status Quo of China's Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Industry, 2017." The report covers the different levels of the industry, geographic export demographics, and forecast the needs in the major end market applications. Click here to read the report in our China Textile website section. Posted June 18, 2018

Report Published on the US Technical Textiles Industry

I am pleased to announce the second part of my report 2018 State of the U.S.Technical Textiles Industry has been published by Textile World magazine. 


This first part features a general industry overview, plus an evaluation of the status and impact of US trade positions.


The second part, featured in the April/May issue will cover major end markets for technical textiles such as automotive and military.


Click here to go to the Textile World website to download a copy. 


Steve Warner, Publisher

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