November/December 2020

On The Cover

Hemp Black, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., is researching and commercializing applications for hemp in textile and industrial products.

Hemp Black™/fusion — an engineered fiber combining antimicrobial copper and odor-neutralizing hemp extract — is placed strategically in apparel such as extended jacket cuffs to provide safe surface contact.

(Image courtesy of Hemp Black Inc.)

Executive Forum

Harrie Schoots: New AATCC President

Ascend Performance Materials’ Harrie Schoots shares his thoughts on AATCC, its 100th anniversary and vision of AATCC’s future as he begins his term as...

COVID-19 Tests Nonwovens Developments

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of The Nonwovens Institute at NC State University, comments on HanesBrands surgical face mask innovation By Jim Borneman, Editor In...

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Quality Fabric Of The Month: Speeding-Up Sustainable Solutions

Houdini’s Mono Air Houdi jacket made using Polartec® Power Air™ is helping to fight plastic waste. By Rachael S. Davis, Executive Editor Plastic is a large...

From The Publisher

Textile Marketing Challenges In A COVID-19 World

By Jim Borneman, Owner & Publisher In March 2020, the world changed — people were forced to drop everything, shelter in place and rise to...

Business & Financial

Textile Activity At A Glance: November/December 2020

November/December 2020

Yarn Market

Manufacturing Orders Soar In Final Months Of 2020

By Jim Phillips, Yarn Market Editor U.S. manufacturing has rebounded strongly from the record 31.4 percent contraction seen during the second quarter of 2020. New orders...

Nonwovens/Technical Textiles News


November/December 2020

Bulletin Board

November/December 2020